Sheriff’s Office reports zero positive cases of COVID among inmates at Rockwall County Detention Center

Sheriff’s Office reports zero positive cases of COVID among inmates at Rockwall County Detention Center

ROCKWALL, TX – August 3, 2020 – On July 27, 2020, the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Curative Inc. to provide and administer 270 COVID-19 tests to personnel and contractors at the Sheriff’s Office, as well as inmates housed in the Rockwall County Detention Center. As of […]

Meet Morris, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week from Rockwall Pets

Meet Morris, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week from Rockwall Pets

ROCKWALL, TX – August 3, 2020 – This handsome orange fella is Morris. He is a very loving and an incredibly smart young man. He loves to be held and petted once he is comfortable with you. Morris came to Rockwall Pets as a declawed cat, so he needs to be kept indoors.  He doesn’t […]

Candidly Curtis: Venmo Challenge yields big tip for server, with surprise twist for Rockwall restaurant

Candidly Curtis: Venmo Challenge yields big tip for server, with surprise twist for Rockwall restaurant

ROCKWALL, TX – August 2, 2020 – Blue Ribbon News special contributors Chris & Molli enjoyed dinner at Samee’s Pizza Getti this evening, and thanks to your donations as part of their Venmo Tip Challenge, one lucky server received a big bonus – plus a huge surprise for the entire restaurant! MORE VIDEOS Candidly Curtis: […]

Heath pays tribute to retiring City Building Official after decade of service to city

Heath pays tribute to retiring City Building Official after decade of service to city

HEATH, TX – July 31, 2020 – The City of Heath said farewell to Chief Building Official Scott Qualls, who is retiring after a distinguished career that spans 40 years of private and public service in Texas. “We have been fortunate to have Scott serving as our Chief Building Officer during the past 10 years, […]

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (7/31/2020)

Official COVID-19 Update from Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (7/31/2020)

ROCKWALL, TX – July 31, 2020 – From the 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.  

Rockwall County Jail Expansion and Renovation Project breaks ground

Rockwall County Jail Expansion and Renovation Project breaks ground

ROCKWALL, TX (July 31, 2020) – Rockwall County Sheriff Harold Eavenson, Sheriff-Elect Terry Garrett, Judge David Sweet, Commissioner Dennis Bailey, Commissioner Sevier, Commissioner Lee Gilbert, Major Todd Calkins, Captain Alexander Gray, along with Representatives from Adolfson & Peterson Construction and Broaddus and Associates shared in a significant groundbreaking ceremony of the Rockwall County Jail expansion […]

Senator Bob Hall to host live discussion with ‘boots on the ground’ doctors regarding COVID treatment

Senator Bob Hall to host live discussion with ‘boots on the ground’ doctors regarding COVID treatment

JULY 31, 2020 – Senator Bob Hall announced he will host a panel of “boots on the ground” doctors to discuss their success with early intervention treatment in the fight against COVID, and will do so on Facebook LIVE tonight (Friday, July 31) at 7 p.m.  On the panel: Simone Gold, M.D. J.D. Robin Armstrong, […]

Statement on School Re-Openings

Statement on School Re-Openings

JULY 31, 2020 – Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor, and House Education Chairman Dan Huberty released the following statement on school re-openings this fall: “The Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) guidance for opening public schools in Texas for the 2020-21 school year remains the same as […]

Notice of Rockwall ISD school board meeting Monday, public comments welcome

Notice of Rockwall ISD school board meeting Monday, public comments welcome

ROCKWALL, TX – July 31, 2020 – The Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 in Room 600 of the Administration/Education Center, 1050 Williams Street, or via video conference. Agenda items are shown below. Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, online public comments may be submitted […]

Banner day at Highland Meadows in Rockwall as residents enjoy car parade

Banner day at Highland Meadows in Rockwall as residents enjoy car parade

ROCKWALL, TX – July 31, 2020 – With visitor restrictions in place at hospitals and nursing homes due to the pandemic, many families have been unable to see their loved ones face-to-face for nearly five months, except through window visits or virtual check-ins. So yesterday, Highland Meadows Health & Rehab in Rockwall arranged a drive-by […]