Alders, Rockwall’s newest active adult luxury living facility, to host Senior Expo in May

Alders, Rockwall’s newest active adult luxury living facility, to host Senior Expo in May

ROCKWALL, TX – April 7, 2021 – Alders Rockwall  – the new active adult luxury living apartments located at 1196 N. TL Townsend Drive – recently completed construction and will welcome its first residents in mid-April. They are already preparing to host a SENIOR EXPO on Wednesday, May 5 featuring local vendors, fitness demonstrations, raffle prizes, […]

Rockwall County jury sentences drug dealer to 45 years in prison, fine

Rockwall County jury sentences drug dealer to 45 years in prison, fine

ROCKWALL, TX – April 6, 2021 – On Monday, April 5, 2021, a Rockwall County jury convicted Dallas resident, Joel Vega, 31, of the offense of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine in an amount of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams.  Less than 20 minutes after retiring to deliberate on punishment, […]

SURVEY: Your input sought for Rockwall County COVID vaccination efforts

SURVEY: Your input sought for Rockwall County COVID vaccination efforts

ROCKWALL, TX – April 6, 2021 -The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is surveying Rockwall County residents for planning purposes regarding future COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Residents are encouraged to take the vaccination survey here:  https://forms.gle/rbkoNGKCzMZdz8Jt8 Blue Ribbon News staff report.  Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To […]

Rockwall police seek assistance in identifying theft suspect

Rockwall police seek assistance in identifying theft suspect

ROCKWALL, TX – April 6, 2021 – The Rockwall Police Department Criminal Investigation Division needs assistance in identifying a theft suspect. On March 30, 2021 at 4:50 PM the shown suspect exited the Tom Thumb grocery store on N. Goliad St. without paying for the merchandise in his shopping cart. He was seen getting into […]

Texas Parks & Wildlife: Managed Lands Deer Program Enrollment is now open for 2021-22 season

Texas Parks & Wildlife: Managed Lands Deer Program Enrollment is now open for 2021-22 season

AUSTIN – April 6, 2021 – Enrollment in the Managed Lands Deer Program (MLDP) is now open for the 2021-22 hunting season. Open enrollment for the MLDP Conservation Option runs from April 5 through June 15 this year while the Harvest Option opens May 1 and runs through Sept. 1. New this year, fees are […]

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order prohibiting government-mandated vaccine passports

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order prohibiting government-mandated vaccine passports

April 6, 2021 – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement, or otherwise conditioning receipt of services on an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status. The order also prohibits organizations receiving public funds from requiring consumers to provide documentation of vaccine status […]

Rockwall ISD Board eliminates mask requirement effective June 1 for summer activities and 2021-22 school year

Rockwall ISD Board eliminates mask requirement effective June 1 for summer activities and 2021-22 school year

ROCKWALL, TX – April 6, 2021 – The following is a Rockwall ISD press release summarizing last night’s RISD Board of Trustees meeting. NOTE: Board meeting summaries highlight different agenda items due to limited audience opportunities at Board meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Board meeting videos are available for viewing within 24-hours of the […]

Meet Curly, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Curly, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

ROCKWALL, TX – April 5, 2021 – Meet Curly! This sweet little kitten loves to make biscuits when he is getting petted! His brothers just got adopted and now he’s a little confused. He’d sure love to have some new companions! Curly is current on his vaccines, microchipped, and neutered. Contact info@rockwallpets.com for more info  or come […]

Rest Haven accepting entries in its annual Memorial Day Essay Contest for scholarships

Rest Haven accepting entries in its annual Memorial Day Essay Contest for scholarships

ROCKWALL, TX – April 2, 2021 – More than $1500 in scholarships will be awarded to local students this year in the Annual Memorial Day Essay Contest, sponsored by Dewayne and Ann Cain and Rest Haven Funeral Home and Memorial Park. The topic is: “What does Memorial Day mean to you?” All graduating seniors from […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: Amazing Grace in a Punkerish Place

Patti Richter, On Faith: Amazing Grace in a Punkerish Place

April 2, 2021 – My friend Cindi, in the words of Dr. Seuss, has been in a “terribly prickly place.” Cindi undergoes intermittent treatments for an incurable cancer. During Cindi’s recent round of chemotherapy, her husband suffered an unexpected health crisis of his own and spent a week in the hospital recovering from emergency surgery. While […]