Introducing Rockwall Farmers Co-op

Introducing Rockwall Farmers Co-op

ROCKWALL, TX – February 8, 2022 — Tate Farms, one of Rockwall’s last working family farms, has just launched the Rockwall Farmers Co-Op. As food shortages continue to grow, local producers now have the opportunity to step in and provide where they may not have had the chance in the past. Since farmers markets are […]

Christmas 2021 Holiday Happenings in Rockwall County

Christmas 2021 Holiday Happenings in Rockwall County

ROCKWALL, TX – November 30, 2021 — Christmas time is here! If you’re looking for things to do to celebrate the holiday season, Blue Ribbon News has you covered with our guide to local Christmas events happening around Rockwall County. If you have a local holiday event you’d like us to share, email editor@blueribbonnews.com, and […]

Community welcome at ribbon cutting, flag raising for Veteran Retreat Facility in Greenville

Community welcome at ribbon cutting, flag raising for Veteran Retreat Facility in Greenville

GREENVILLE, TX (Nov. 3, 2021) Veterans Outpost will host a ribbon cutting and flag raising ceremony from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 ar 1889 Mamie Road in Greenville. The event celebrates the groundbreaking of a Veteran Retreat Facility to accommodate PTSD therapy needs to Veterans and First Responders. In attendance will be […]

Adventures with the Editor: Yesterland Farm

Adventures with the Editor: Yesterland Farm

ROCKWALL, TX – October 26, 2021 — My wife Julie and I recently hosted our friends Hannah and Nathan from Arkansas and treated them to a super fun weekend full of fall festivities, good food, and of course lots of pumpkins! One of the places we took them is a huge farm out in Canton […]

Registration underway for i9 Sports recreational soccer, flag football, baseball, basketball

Registration underway for i9 Sports recreational soccer, flag football, baseball, basketball

ROCKWALL, TX (August 19, 2021) Fall season registration is underway now for i9 Sports recreational league soccer, flag football, baseball and basketball, serving Rockwall, Wylie and Forney. Open to boys and girls ages 3-14. The seven-week season opens Sept. 18, with practice and game on the same day, one day a week. Registration links are […]

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Announces new executive leadership role and board committee dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Announces new executive leadership role and board committee dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion

ROCKWALL, TX – September 9, 2020 — The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas announced it has created a new executive leadership position to advance the Dallas Y’s efforts to achieve race and gender equity within the Y and in the greater Dallas community. Rodrigua Ross, nationally recognized as a leader on diversity and inclusion issues for […]

Dunkin’ introduces “Cowboys Game Day” free coffee offer to keep fans running throughout the season

Dunkin’ introduces “Cowboys Game Day” free coffee offer to keep fans running throughout the season

ROCKWALL, TX – September 8, 2020 — Dunkin’, the official coffee partner of the Dallas Cowboys, today announced it is celebrating the return of football with its new “Cowboys Game Day” free coffee offer to keep fans running all season long. Beginning Sunday, September 13, and continuing throughout the season, Dunkin’ guests and Cowboys fans […]

Our Jurassic Quest Adventure in Dallas

Our Jurassic Quest Adventure in Dallas

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 2, 2020) Sometimes, being married to the editor of Blue Ribbon News is a whole lot of fun. Last weekend, my husband Austin was invited to a special media preview of Jurassic Quest — a drive thru dinosaur experience touring the United States. I knew I couldn’t miss out on the […]

Fair winds and following seas: Rockwall remembers life and legacy of Captain Scott Self

Fair winds and following seas: Rockwall remembers life and legacy of Captain Scott Self

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 1, 2020) Sail With Scott founder and former Rockwall mayor Scott Self passed away on June 30th. Scott succumbed to complications with cancer while on hospice at his home at the age of 70. To call Scott an experienced sailor would be an understatement. He first learned at the young age […]

Back to Business: Rockwall communities shop local to help retail through COVID-19 pandemic

Back to Business: Rockwall communities shop local to help retail through COVID-19 pandemic

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 29, 2020) With the phased re-opening of the Texas economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many struggling local businesses are breathing a collective sigh of relief as they try to return to a new normal. Although area restaurants and small businesses are heavily impacted by COVID-19, many around the county are better […]

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