City of Heath pays tribute to retiring DPS Chief Terry Garrett with proclamation

City of Heath pays tribute to retiring DPS Chief Terry Garrett with proclamation

(HEATH, TX – May 26, 2020) Chief Terry Garrett, Director of the Department of Public Safety, is retiring from the City of Heath after 14 years of dedicated service. Heath Mayor Kelson Elam and the City Council honored Chief Garrett with this proclamation tonight. But, as the City of Heath hints on its Facebook page, “there’s […]

New overnight reservations to resume for summer trips to Texas State Parks

New overnight reservations to resume for summer trips to Texas State Parks

AUSTIN—Starting May 27, visitors will be able to make camping reservations at parks with arrival dates between June 1 and Sept. 7. This gradual reopening of overnight reservations will be limited to varying degrees at individual parks to align with safe business practices currently followed in Texas. “No one is more pleased than us to […]

Farmers Market to open June 6 in Downtown Rockwall

Farmers Market to open June 6 in Downtown Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 23, 2020) The return of the Rockwall Farmers Market will be Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon in Downtown Rockwall. The season will continue every Saturday through September 26, 2020. LISTED AS ONE OF THE “BEST FARMERS MARKETS” IN THE DALLAS AREA Rockwall Farmers Market was established in 2008 […]

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awards $3.71 Million in recreational trail grants to Texas communities

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awards $3.71 Million in recreational trail grants to Texas communities

(AUSTIN—May 21, 2020) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $3.71 million dollars in grants to fund 22 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state. The National Recreational Trails Fund (NRTF) funds recreational trail construction, renovation and acquisition. The grants are funded from a portion of the federal gas tax generated by gasoline […]

Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely (MAY 21, 2020) An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a […]

Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 delights Liberty Heights senior residents with car parade

Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117 delights Liberty Heights senior residents with car parade

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 7, 2020) Senior residents at Liberty Heights Gracious Retirement Living in Rockwall were treated to a car parade courtesy of the local Terry Fisher American Legion Post 117. The special occasion brought tears of joy to the the residents’ eyes, as they waved on the veterans driving past the senior living […]

Edward Jones, Kelly D. Connel office and Rockwall Rotary deliver ‘Ray of Sunshine’ Baskets to seniors

Edward Jones, Kelly D. Connel office and Rockwall Rotary deliver ‘Ray of Sunshine’ Baskets to seniors

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 6, 2020) The Rockwall office of Edward Jones, Kelly D. Connel, in conjunction with the Rockwall Rotary Club, partnered together to deliver “Ray of Sunshine” Baskets to seniors during Mother’s Day week for those living in Rockwall and unable to leave their homes. The baskets, with sleepwear, puzzles, drinking cups, snacks, […]

WATCH: Update from Rockwall County Helping Hands on re-opening of Thrift Store

WATCH: Update from Rockwall County Helping Hands on re-opening of Thrift Store

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 1, 2020) Rockwall County Helping Hands released the following video announcement about the re-opening of its Thrift Store. 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. […]

The Fate Girls: A History of Fate Texas Video Premiere set for Friday

The Fate Girls: A History of Fate Texas Video Premiere set for Friday

(FATE, TX – April 16, 2020) The City of Fate has completed a video that encapsulates the history of Fate’s past. Plans are set for Friday, April 17 at 6 PM to premiere the video on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityOfFate) As a way of bringing the community together, part of the #FateStrong movement, Fate is encouraging […]

Up with People: Rockwall teen to embark on tour inspiring positive change in the world

Up with People: Rockwall teen to embark on tour inspiring positive change in the world

As many look forward to getting back to life post-coronavirus quarantine, Rockwall High School senior Rachael Van Vleck has plans to pursue a truly inspiring family legacy. Drawing on her musical talents, Rachael will represent Rockwall, TX as she tours the world in the fall 2020 with the global philanthropy organization called Up with People […]

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