City of Rockwall: ‘Increased patrol and law enforcement presence” at Rockwall schools Friday

Press Release from the City of Rockwall: As indicated in a message from the Rockwall Independent School District (RISD), several schools received calls today (Thursday) which “included profanity and recommended acts of protest” against law enforcement. While the Rockwall Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety have indicated to RISD that this is […]

Do you need an Urgent Care Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Do you need an Urgent Care Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Understanding the difference between urgent and emergent care If your family is like mine, any fun weekend is likely to turn chaotic at a moment’s notice.  Unfortunately, chaos sometimes turns into a critical need for medical attention.  I have come to realize, from experience, that planning ahead for that possibility is as necessary as the […]

Rockwall ISD refinances bonds from 2007 Bond Program

Rockwall ISD refinances bonds from 2007 Bond Program

Since 2015, Refinancing/Refunding Bonds Saves Taxpayers $49.6 million In October, the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to take advantage of low-interest rates and refinance bonds from the 2007 bond referendum. At the Board’s Monthly Meeting on January 21, the administration announced the Board’s action saved taxpayers $8.5 million. In addition, the Board’s refinancing/refunding […]

Rockwall Police Communications Center serves as ‘Safe Trade Zone’ for internet puchases, child custody exchange

Rockwall Police Communications Center serves as ‘Safe Trade Zone’ for internet puchases, child custody exchange

The Rockwall Police Department has designated the front of its Communications Center, located at 205 West Rusk, as a “Safe Trade Zone” for internet purchases and child custody exchange. The area is under 24 hours of surveillance to ensure safety. Blue Ribbon News staff report. Courtesy photos, Rockwall Police Department. 

Rep. Justin Holland’s statement on 10-yr office space lease by TRS

“I am extremely concerned about the recent news of a 10 year, $42.5 million office space lease signed by the Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS) for the Investment Management Division. Documents recently obtained by KXAN Austin News, revealed that TRS will pay more than $326,000 per month in base rent to occupy three (3) […]

Rep. Justin Holland earns 100% NFIB voting record on small business issues

Rep. Justin Holland earns 100% NFIB voting record on small business issues

AUSTIN, TX – NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business- Texas), the state’s leading small business advocacy organization, has announced that Representative Justin Holland, Texas House District 33, is among the 72 Texas lawmakers to earn a 100 percent NFIB voting record in last year’s legislative session. “Rep. Holland is a true friend of Texas’ small […]

City of Rockwall honors inaugural recipient of Hometown Heroes Award  

City of Rockwall honors inaugural recipient of Hometown Heroes Award  

He doesn’t do it for the recognition or praise. In fact, he’s often very quickly onto the next project, or in this case, how to make this one even bigger and better. You may have heard of Dr. Stan Lowrance, DDS, but you may have no idea what the local dentist has done behind the […]

Rockwall Chamber presents ‘Game Changers’ Annual Meeting 2020

Rockwall Chamber presents ‘Game Changers’ Annual Meeting 2020

The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to enter its 91st year serving the Rockwall community and surrounding areas. To celebrate the 2019 year and begin 2020, the Chamber brings to you “Game Changers: Because it’s Cool to be Chamber” Annual Meeting. This year the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, January […]

Rockwall County District Attorney elected as President of State Prosecutors’ Association

Rockwall County District Attorney elected as President of State Prosecutors’ Association

Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper has taken office as the 82nd President of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. TDCAA is a non-profit organization and the only one dedicated to serving Texas prosecutors and their staffs in the State of Texas.  It produces comprehensive continuing legal education courses, provides technical assistance to the […]

Sevier announces re-election bid for Precinct 1 Rockwall County Commissioner

Sevier announces re-election bid for Precinct 1 Rockwall County Commissioner

Cliff Sevier shared the following with Blue Ribbon News in his re-election bid for Precinct 1 County Commissioner: As the only candidate running in Precinct 1 who is qualified and ready to go to work on day one to serve Rockwall County residents, I ask for your vote.  During my two terms on the Commissioner […]

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