Jason Castro to headline at QueFest Labor Day weekend

(Garland/Rowlett) With headliner acts like American Idol finalist Jason Castro of Rockwall and Houston-born country artist John Slaughter, the Rowlett Exchange Club’s second annual QueFest celebration is expected to draw large crowds to Firewheel Town Center in Garland on Labor Day weekend. The nonprofit organization’s two-day charity event combines non-stop, sizzling hot entertainment with fair […]

Meet Stella, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Stella isn’t one for being cooped up in the shelter. She wants to follow you around the house, begging for a little attention whenever you have the time. She can find ways to keep herself occupied, but she’d rather pace back-and-forth across your lap, purring all the time. This little cat is a cutie! She’s currently in […]

Ribbon cutting at Telvista Social Media Center

(Dallas) The Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for Telvista Social Media Center from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31. To learn more, visit telvista.com and dallaschamber.org. To submit your news, events, ribbon cutting or grand opening photos, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com.

Several opportunities for job seekers at Career Expo

(Richardson) The Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com, the Greater Dallas Chamber and Expo Experts will present a Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road in Richardson.  The Career Expo focuses on three primary areas: engineering, technology and security clearance; nursing and allied health; […]

Free immunizations at health fair in Plano

(Plano) First Baptist Church, located at 1300 E. 15th St. in Plano, welcomes all ages to a community health fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13. There will be free immunizations for children through 18 years of age (bring shot records), free health screenings, games, prizes, cotton candy, popcorn and perhaps best of all – […]

Texas Hold ’em tourney to benefit ACS Relay for Life

Texas Hold ’em tourney to benefit ACS Relay for Life

Come to the Rockwall Rotary Club, 408 S. Goliad St. in Rockwall, for the Texas Hold ’em Tournament benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Space is limited to 100 players for the Saturday, Aug. 13 BYOB tournament. Player sign-in will be at 5:30 p.m. and the tournament starts at 6. The buy-in is $50, with multiple […]

Big prizes in store at Lions Club Texas Hold’em tournament

(Royse City) The Royse City Lions Club hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year as they present the charity Texas Hold’em Tournament from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Luigi’s Italian Cafe, 220 E. Main St. in Royse City. Players can reserve a seat for $35, which includes dinner (salad, choice of one of two italian dinners, and drink), […]

Heath to initiate Stage 2 water conservation measures

(Heath) The Heath City Council will review mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation measures during the Tuesday, Aug. 16 council meeting and is expected to initiate the requirements on Friday, Aug. 19.  Under Stage 2, the city will accelerate efforts to reduce water use in the community by five percent. The implementation of Stage 2 comes at […]

Lovin’ Lucy All Over Again

If you’re one of the many fans of redheaded comedic actress Lucille Ball, you may find it hard to believe that she would have turned 100 on August 6, or that her first sitcom, “I Love Lucy,” made its debut 60 years ago this fall. But given her enduring popularity, it’s not hard to believe […]

Extreme heat affects FM 740 expansion project

(Heath) Due to extreme heat conditions, the northern section of the FM 740 road expansion project has experienced construction delays. Concrete cannot be poured above a determined temperature and still meet Texas Department of Transportation standards. As a result, the contractor for this project – Ed Bell Construction Company – requested and received a temporary […]