Chalk It Up 4 Kids: sidewalk art contest to raise awareness in Rockwall County

Chalk It Up 4 Kids: sidewalk art contest to raise awareness in Rockwall County

ROCKWALL, TX (August 5, 2020) “Show us your best chalk art!” say organizers of the Chalk It Up 4 Kids Sidewalk Art Contest, designed to engage kids, adults, and local businesses while helping to raise awareness about the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County. To enter, simply create a work of art with sidewalk chalk, […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Managment (8/5/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Managment (8/5/2020)

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (August 5, 2020) The latest official COVID-19 update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management: Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com. Subscribe to our email newsletter here. Advertising: 214-342-8000 or advertising@BlueRibbonNews.com.  

Royse City ISD official to chair state-wide safety & risk management committee

Royse City ISD official to chair state-wide safety & risk management committee

ROYSE CITY, TX (August 5, 2020) The Texas Association of School Business Officials Board of Directors has named Lloyd Blaine as Safety and Risk Management Committee Chair. He will serve in this state-wide role from October of 2020 to September of 2022. For Royse City ISD, Blaine serves as the Director of Safety & Security […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/4/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/4/2020)

ROCKWALL, TX (August 4, 2020) – Latest update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management: There are 803 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19, 81 estimated active cases, 705 estimated recoveries, 17 confirmed deaths, 10,288 conducted tests reported. Twenty nine people are admitted in Rockwall County hospitals with confirmed COVID-19 (not all Rockwall County residents). Our […]

Flag raffle to support Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines’ family

Flag raffle to support Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines’ family

ROCKWALL, TX (August 4, 2020) Support the family of Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines, who died of complications from COVID-19, through a raffle by 410 Woodwork. The prize is a beautiful wood piece by 410 Woodwork and 100% of the proceeds will go back to Tracy’s family. Tickets are $10 each or five for $40. For […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/3/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (8/3/2020)

From the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management ROCKWALL, TX (August 3, 2020) The City of Rockwall has shared the sad news that Officer Tracy Gaines passed away this morning due to complications from COVID-19. Rockwall County expresses our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Gaines. This case has not yet been […]

City leaders share message on passing of Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines

City leaders share message on passing of Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines

ROCKWALL, TX (August 3, 2020) “The City of Rockwall is saddened by the passing of Officer Tracy Gaines. He served our great nation in the United States Air Force and the Rockwall community as a member of the Rockwall Police Department. I have no doubt that his time as a School Resource Officer had a […]

Feeling the heat? Don’t touch that dial

Feeling the heat? Don’t touch that dial

August 3, 2020 – It’s so tempting to turn the thermostat down to freezing cold when you walk into a warm house on a hot day. Don’t do it. Setting the thermostat at a very low temperature won’t cool your house any faster than setting it to the temperature that you regularly use to feel […]

Rowlett Chamber leader selected for Economic Recovery fellowship

Rowlett Chamber leader selected for Economic Recovery fellowship

Gallops one of 42 nationwide selected to participate ROWLETT, TX (August 3, 2020) — Michael Gallops, Rowlett Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study economic recovery and resilience strategies with 41 other chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States. The Fellowship […]

Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines dies from COVID-19 complications

Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines dies from COVID-19 complications

From the Rockwall Police Department ROCKWALL, TX – August 3, 2020 – Officer Tracy Gaines of the Rockwall Police Department died during the morning hours of Monday, August 3, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. He was admitted to a local hospital on July 11 and underwent various treatments to try and mitigate the effects […]