Good Neighbor: Meet Gunnar Ledermann, Pastor of Divine Peace Church Rockwall

Good Neighbor: Meet Gunnar Ledermann, Pastor of Divine Peace Church Rockwall

Meet Gunnar Ledermann, the pastor of Divine Peace Church in Rockwall. Gunnar grew up in Northern California on 60 acres surrounded by cattle ranches, mountains and vineyards. He’s been married for eight and a half years to his college sweetheart, Marinda. They started dating after Gunnar organized a surprise group date while at college, just […]

Celebration of Life: William J. Flannery III

Celebration of Life: William J. Flannery III

William “Bill” Joseph Flannery III passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020, with his favorite person in the world by his side—his beloved wife of nearly 30 years, Sheila. Bill was 79 when he went to be with our Lord in Heaven. Bill was born in Garden City, New York, on October 6, 1940 to […]

After two decades with Lone Star CASA, Lucille Bell set to retire

After two decades with Lone Star CASA, Lucille Bell set to retire

Q&A with Lone Star CASA Executive Director  (ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 10, 2019) After serving two decades advocating for abused and neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman counties, Lucille Bell will celebrate her retirement from the Lone Star CASA program as its executive director at the end of November. Blue Ribbon News caught up with Bell […]

Veterans Day Salute: Celestino H. Rodriguez

Veterans Day Salute: Celestino H. Rodriguez

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 4, 2019) My beloved father, Celestino H. Rodriguez was drafted into the United States Army in September of 1943, at a tender age of 18.  He trained at Camp Gruber in Oklahoma and set sail to France at the end of 1944.  On Christmas Eve of 1944, certain members, including dad, […]

Local army veteran reflects on recent airshow crash

Local army veteran reflects on recent airshow crash

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 3, 2019) When people thank me for my service (24 years), my response is normally, “Thank you; it was my honor.” Sometimes in my head I think, “If you only knew how awesome it was be a Mohawk pilot, to be associated with that mission!” On November 1, the Mohawk community of […]

Memorial Garden to pay tribute to 98-year-old Rockwall resident Kathryn Hall at Reese Manor

Memorial Garden to pay tribute to 98-year-old Rockwall resident Kathryn Hall at Reese Manor

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 24, 2019) The community is welcome as Reese Manor Senior Housing dedicates a memorial garden to longtime resident Kathryn Hall, who passed away last April at 98 years old. Kathryn lived in Rockwall her entire life, and was considered a family member of the Rockwall Housing Authority for 14 years. During […]

Rockwall cheerleader Tyra Winters honored as Whataburger Hometown Hero

(ROYSE CITY, TX – Oct. 23, 2019) The Rockwall High School cheerleader who jumped off a Homecoming parade float to save a choking child was honored as a Hometown Hero yesterday at the Royse City Whataburger. Tyra was able to save the young boy who was choking on a piece of candy by performing the […]

Celebration of Life: Marion Albright

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 15, 2019) Marion Albright, 89, of Lawton, OK, passed from this life surrounded by her family on October 11, 2019.  Having been born in Duke, OK, in 1930, she was a longtime resident of Lawton, OK, until moving to Rockwall, TX, in 2013 to be near family. Marion was an elementary school […]

Surprise for Riley: German Bone Marrow Donor Meets Young North Texas Recipient

Surprise for Riley: German Bone Marrow Donor Meets Young North Texas Recipient

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 1, 2019) When he was only 3 months old, Riley Moss received a bone marrow transplant that saved his life. Today, Riley got the chance to meet the miracle donor, who flew all the way from his native Germany to see the boy he saved. Mere months after he was born […]

City of Rockwall Police Chief Kirk Riggs Set to Retire

City of Rockwall Police Chief Kirk Riggs Set to Retire

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 23, 2019) Rockwall Police Chief Kirk Riggs will retire on July 31, 2019 after 13 years of service to Rockwall and more than 40 combined years in law enforcement.  Kirk Riggs spent 25 years at the City of Farmers Branch and rose to become the Deputy Chief before being hired to serve […]

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