Senior Spotlight: Timothy Erbert, Rockwall-Heath High School

Senior Spotlight: Timothy Erbert, Rockwall-Heath High School

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – April 2, 2020) Timothy Erbert is Senior at Rockwall-Heath High School. He is  incredibly talented with digital graphics, animation and a has serving heart. Timothy is member of  the National Honor Society and will be going to Texas A&M to persue Engineering in Computer Science. Submitted by Patty Erbert.  Help us shine the […]

Rockwall Women’s League charity ball goes virtual April 3-5

Rockwall Women’s League charity ball goes virtual April 3-5

With COVID-19 putting communities on lockdown through social distancing, several local nonprofits are proving that where there’s a will, there’s a way. And that way is virtual. On March 21, Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast hosted a virtual Blue Star Gala fundraiser event, and saw a great number of participants tune in to show […]

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 […]

Stressed? Anxious? COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line available

Stressed? Anxious? COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line available

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 2, 2020) The North Texas Behavioral Health Authority is providing a dedicated 24/7 COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line for those experiencing stress and anxiety related to the current state of emergency. It is normal to experience stress, anxiety, grief and worry during and after crisis. If you or someone you […]

Rockwall County municipal elections postponed to Nov. 3

Rockwall County municipal elections postponed to Nov. 3

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 2, 2020) In an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 outbreaks, the following municipalities have postponed their May 2, 2020 elections: Rockwall ISD Royse City ISD City of McLendon-Chisholm City of Rowlett, Texas City of Fate (The cities of Heath & Rockwall did not have an election scheduled.) In […]

Blue Ribbon News April “Go Blue” 2020 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News April “Go Blue” 2020 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Here’s a digital look at our April “Go Blue” 2020 print edition. Our print publication delivers 8x/year to more than 15,500 homes and businesses throughout Rockwall and Heath. Extra copies are usually available for pick up at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, the JER Chilton YMCA, the Rockwall County Library, Samee’s Pizza Getti, Tea […]

State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

In a recent interview with Blue Ribbon News, State Representative Justin Holland discussed COVID-19 testing and the importance of adhering to the Shelter In Place order for Rockwall County in order to flatten the curve. Holland said the biggest thing for people to realize is that there are many people who don’t need to be […]

County Judge David Sweet orders Shelter In Place for Rockwall County

County Judge David Sweet orders Shelter In Place for Rockwall County

In a meeting of the Commissioners Court this morning, March 24, Rockwall County Judge David Sweet issued the following Shelter In Place (SIP) Order for Rockwall County, to go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 24 and last until 11:59 p.m. on April 15:   “I know this is a tough spot for every […]

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority provides dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority provides dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line

As a result of the current state of emergency, the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) has developed a dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line available to their system of care to provide trauma informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety during this time of crisis. This service will operate […]

City of Rockwall Mayor Issues Revised Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency

City of Rockwall Mayor Issues Revised Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency

The City of Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt has issued the following revised disaster declaration in public health for the City of Rockwall, following Governor Greg Abbott’s recent Executive Orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 : WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has been declared […]

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