‘How I Met My Mate’: Local couples share their love stories

‘How I Met My Mate’: Local couples share their love stories

Each year before Valentine’s Day, we ask local couples to share stories of how they met. Their stories are often sweet, funny, and surprising. Sharing their tales of true love has become one of our favorite traditions – and one of our most wildly popular features. Three lucky couples will be selected from among this year’s […]

The Rolling Stones return to Dallas for 2020 ‘No Filter’ Tour

The Rolling Stones return to Dallas for 2020 ‘No Filter’ Tour

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 DALLAS – February 6, 2020 – Today the Rolling Stones announced their critically acclaimed NO FILTER tour will return to North America for a 15 city run in 2020 and will make a stop in Dallas on May 29 at Cotton Bowl Stadium. The […]

Mardi Gras, Pardi Gras at Dodie’s Cajun Diner at Rockwall Harbor

Mardi Gras, Pardi Gras at Dodie’s Cajun Diner at Rockwall Harbor

Celebration features Crawfish Boil on Sunday, Fat Tuesday Celebration with Live Music (ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 5 2020) You don’t have to go to New Orleans to experience an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration. Come savor the flavor of the French Quarter with lakeside dining and lively entertainment on the beautiful shores of Lake Ray Hubbard in […]

Monarch butterfly event Feb. 29 at Rockwall County Library

Monarch butterfly event Feb. 29 at Rockwall County Library

Join the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Rockwall County Library, 1215 E. Yellowjacket Lane, for a Monarch butterfly family event that includes a short presentation and family gardening activity to help you feed monarchs at your home! Registration is required. Register in person at […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart at Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart at Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

Soulman’s Offers Sweet Deal on February 14, 2020 Ribs are red, violets are blue, and this Valentine’s Day Soulman’s wants you to celebrate with bar-b-que. Available for one day only, Friday, February 14, all 18 beloved Soulman’s Bar-B-Que locations will be serving dinner for two that will satisfy the heartstrings and the wallets of North […]

19th Annual Mardi Gras Texas Style! returns to Fair Park

19th Annual Mardi Gras Texas Style! returns to Fair Park

All-Day, Rain or Shine Music Festival includes performances from Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Flatland Cavalry, Shane Smith & The Saints, Roger Creager and more! GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AND VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW DALLAS – The 19th Annual Mardi Gras Texas Style! Music Festival returns to the Automobile Building inside of historic Fair Park on […]

The Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, coming to Garland

The Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, coming to Garland

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Garland Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1. The exhibit will be on display at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road, and will be open 24 hours, free to the public. The City […]

How I Met My Mate: True Love Calls

How I Met My Mate: True Love Calls

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Blue Ribbon News asked local couples how they met. Our annual “How I Met My Mate” feature is showcased in our latest print edition, with many more reader-submitted love stories to be shared online at www.BlueRibbonNews.com throughout February. As promised, here’s the true love tale that brought Richard and I together:  […]

Rockwall YMCA ‘girlSTRONG’ program empowers girls to be strong in body, mind and spirit

Rockwall YMCA ‘girlSTRONG’ program empowers girls to be strong in body, mind and spirit

This spring, the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall will seek to help girls become strong in both mind, body and spirit with its girlSTRONG program. The brainchild of Rockwall YMCA Health and Wellness Director Diana Fulton, this empowering program invites girls ages 10-16 to eight weeks of fitness and healthy group discussions designed to build […]

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs receives $14,000 from Ascent Protein

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs receives $14,000 from Ascent Protein

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a national nonprofit based in Rockwall that trains and provides service dogs for disabled veterans,  recently received a $14,000 donation from Ascent Protein.  Ascent is a family-owned company based in Denver, Colorado that is well-known in the fitness and sports industry for producing clean, pure, made-in-America protein and pre-workout products. On […]