Rockwall Farmers Market postpones opening til June

Rockwall Farmers Market postpones opening til June

Important Message from Rockwall Farmers Market: We expect many of you are aware of Governor Abbott’s “Executive Order”, which remains in effect as of now through April 30, 2020. The order states necessary precautions must be maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and minimize in person contact with people who are not from the […]

Rockwall YMCA staff rallies around local in need during COVID-19

Rockwall YMCA staff rallies around local in need during COVID-19

When the staff at J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall learned that one of its senior members, Sue N., was having trouble meeting her basic needs, like buying groceries, they knew it was time to come together and support a member of the Y community in more ways than one. “As a charity organization, we rely […]

Rockwall Parks & Rec removes equipment from city facilities to help limit social distancing violations

Rockwall Parks & Rec removes equipment from city facilities to help limit social distancing violations

  (ROCKWALL, TX – April 2, 2020) Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 situation, the City of Rockwall and the Parks & Recreation Department is removing all swings on playgrounds, so there is only one swing per bay at all city facilities to eliminate social distancing violations. They are also adding […]

YMCA launches virtual fitness options for existing Y members and Greater North Texas community

YMCA launches virtual fitness options for existing Y members and Greater North Texas community

DALLAS (March 27, 2020) – The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is launching Virtual Fitness options to support the North Texas community during this time when health is crucially important. The Y’s Virtual Fitness provides workouts for all skill levels, ages and abilities including kids and active older adults for YMCA Dallas members and the general […]

Love will find a way: Birthday celebration through a nursing home window

Love will find a way: Birthday celebration through a nursing home window

  (ROCKWALL, TX – March 26, 2020) Our Blue Ribbon News team is greatly moved by the messages of love and hope we continue to receive from readers, especially through this challenging and unprecedented time. Susan Duke shared the following, regarding her husband Harvey’s birthday: “I was crying and so upset because I couldn’t see […]

Fishing for perspective in a time of uncertainty

Fishing for perspective in a time of uncertainty

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 15, 2020) Motoring the boat out toward the clump of trees, I was excited about the fishing spot. I knew the area but had not actually fished it. According to my sources, though, we’d haul in some good ones. It would make a huge impression on my buddy and his dad […]

Rockwall Safe: A message from Rockwall ISD March 3, 2020

Rockwall Safe: A message from Rockwall ISD March 3, 2020

(ROCKWALL, TX) Rockwall ISD Communications sent the following message to families today: Rockwall ISD Families, Rockwall ISD considers the safety, health, and wellbeing of our students and staff as our greatest responsibility. Please know that we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) both nationally and internationally. To date, there have been no confirmed cases in our […]

Free Writer’s Workshop at Rockwall library with NY Times best-selling author

Free Writer’s Workshop at Rockwall library with NY Times best-selling author

(ROCKWALL, TX) There will be a FREE WRITER’S WORKSHOP from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Rockwall County Library, led by New York Times best-selling author Parris Afton Bonds. The topic is “Creating Engaging Plots.” No writing experience is required to attend.    Mrs. Bonds is the co-founder and first vice president of Romance […]

Friends of Rockwall County Library to host Annual Afternoon Tea & Silent Auction

Friends of Rockwall County Library to host Annual Afternoon Tea & Silent Auction

Put on your spring bonnet and enjoy the Friends of the Library’s Annual Afternoon Tea & Silent Auction, 2-4PM Tuesday, March 24 in the Library’s Community Room. The guest speaker will be Dr. M. Joan Terry, “The Art of the Tea.” Cost is $30/person.   To register and pay online: https://friendsrockwall.com/fundraiser-online-registration/   Questions? Contact Cathy […]

Charge your phone while recharging with a book at Rockwall County Library

Charge your phone while recharging with a book at Rockwall County Library

(ROCKWALL, TX) The Friends of the Library recently gifted the Rockwall County Library with a multi-device charging station for patrons to use while reading or using the upstairs computers. It has 10 connections for up-to iPhones, Androids, and/or tablets. A library card is not required to use the charging station, but users are responsible for […]