Greenville ISD announces Meet the Teacher nights

(Greenville) Greenville ISD parents are encouraged to attend the Greenville ISD’s Meet the Teacher Nights to meet their child’s teacher, visit classrooms and ask questions in preparation for the new school year. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 22. Elementary parents/students should bring their school supplies with them to Meet the Teacher Night. […]

Tabitha – ADOPTED!

This just in: Tabitha, the Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week for Aug. 15, has a new home, thanks to Alice Latham – and the generous donation to Rockwall Pets from a good samaritan, allowing Tabitha’s adoption fee to be waived.  Here was our original post, that went up only a couple hours ago: […]

Proforma Printmotions: ‘hottest promo items on the market’

(Rowlett) Looking for promotional products? Whether you’re seeking a specific item or just browsing for ideas, Proforma Printmotions can be your one-stop shopping source. From fun items to the traditional, owner Tammy Alexander says shoppers can easily find some of the hottest items on the market. Proforma Printmotions is located at 9809 Fairway Vista Drive […]

Chamber welcomes speakers from Lake Pointe, State Fair

(Royse City) Eric Evans of Lake Pointe Health Network and Sue Gooding of the State Fair of Texas will be the featured speakers at the next Royse City Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event begins at noon Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Mellody Room at City Hall in Royse City. Carino’s will cater the meal. […]

Don’t be a ‘dolt’

“I can’t tell you ‘cause you’re a dolt,” Kenny said through his sniffles. “A dolt?” I thought.  What did I do to be called a dolt by a kindergartner in my Sunday school class?  I took a deep breath and ventured into unknown territory. “Kenny, what do you mean, a dolt?” “You know, a grown-up.” “Oh, […]

Dallas North Career Fair today

(Plano) Meet top employers face to face during the Dallas North Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, located at 700 Central Parkway East in Plano. There is no charge for admission. To learn more, visit ncfairs.com. To submit your news and events, email […]

Join in Prayer Walks at Heath HS, Cain MS

Joshua 1:3 “I will give you every place where you set your foot…” Prayer Walks are scheduled for Cain Middle School and Rockwall-Heath High School this week. Cain students and families will meet inside the front door of Cain MS at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Rockwall-Heath students and their families will meet inside the […]

Plano boy recognized for saving drowning baby

[Plano Star-Courier] (Plano) Craning his neck to smile at the firefighters congratulating him, Jesus Lara was a good example of how big heroes can come in small packages. Just 8 years old and a novice swimmer, Jesus reacted quickly last weekend to save a drowning infant from the bottom of a pool. On Thursday morning, […]

Rockwall High to host craft fair

(Rockwall) Rockwall High School will host a fall craft fair, a band/senior class fundraiser, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The fair includes a haunted house game booth event benefiting the senior class.   For more information, contaxt Liz Tarter at 972-772-1846. To submit your news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com.  

Year in, year out, nothing beats Crape Myrtles

We have an abandoned home directly across the street from our house and it has been that way for a least 15 years. There is a light pink Near East Crape Myrtle in full bloom and two standard white crape myrtles, also loaded with blooms, that exist on nothing more than natural rainfall – no fertilizer, […]