Lakeside Bank hires Rockwall Regional President, Kevin Fowler

Lakeside Bank hires Rockwall Regional President, Kevin Fowler

Lakeside Bank welcomes Rockwall Regional President, Kevin Fowler, to Rockwall’s Oldest and Only Locally Owned Bank. With over 33 years in the banking industry, Fowler most recently served as Senior Vice President at Independent Bank. He is currently a Rockwall City Councilmember who served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2018-2019. Kevin worked for Lakeside Bank […]

Dwight Walker announces election run for Rockwall County Commissioner Precinct 1

Dwight Walker announces election run for Rockwall County Commissioner Precinct 1

Captain Dwight Walker is a seventh generation Texan who descends from an original land grant family and still has roots that run deep in Texas.  He and his wife Jan moved to Dallas in the early seventies when he took a job as a police officer for the Dallas Police Department, rising quickly through the […]

Dodie’s brings back chef-inspired Sweetheart Menu for Valentine’s Weekend

Dodie’s brings back chef-inspired Sweetheart Menu for Valentine’s Weekend

Live Entertainment by Sandy Bates on Valentine’s Day Dodie’s at The Harbor in Rockwall is offering a two day sweetheart deal to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an exclusive, chef-inspired menu available Friday, February 14 through Saturday, February 15. (Regular menu also available). The sailboats, lighthouse, walking trails and picturesque sunsets over Lake Ray Hubbard provide […]

Local businesses honored, winners announced at Rowlett Chamber Awards Banquet

Local businesses honored, winners announced at Rowlett Chamber Awards Banquet

The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce’s 41st Annual Awards Banquet was held Saturday, January 25 at the Hella Temple in Garland. The banquet kicked off with a performance of Chicago by the wonderful young ladies of the Rowlett Dance Academy and included a Roaring Twenties theme with gangsters, flapper girls and even a murder mystery! The […]

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 […]