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 […]

A Day in the Life: Kathie Truitt

A Day in the Life: Kathie Truitt

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 6, 2019) She may be a former Mrs. Missouri but don’t refer to Kathie Truitt as anything but a Texas gal. Her love of our amazing state happened when her mother in law walked into a church in the Ozarks. Kathie was so enthralled by the pure glamorous look of this […]

Meet Eugene Wesley: Rockwall High School Softball’s Beloved ‘Pawpaw’

Meet Eugene Wesley: Rockwall High School Softball’s Beloved ‘Pawpaw’

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 1, 2019) If you ever have the opportunity to attend a Rockwall High School softball game, there’s a couple things you can always expect: the girls will play their hearts out, and they’ll be cheered on by one Eugene Wesley, a man affectionately known as “Pawpaw” to the team, the coach […]

A Day in the Life: Patricia Mejia

A Day in the Life: Patricia Mejia

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 16, 2019) Meet the woman behind the “Go Blue” movement that is sweeping Rockwall County this month. Patricia Mejia, President and CEO of The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County, is determined to make “blue” and “April” synonymous with Child Abuse Prevention Month. This national awareness campaign is already present in […]

A Look Inside the Lyons’ Den

A Look Inside the Lyons’ Den

(ROCKWALL, TX, — February 27, 2019) Holly and Johnny Lyons of Lyons Air Conditioning and Heating have poured their passion into giving back to their beloved community of Rockwall – the place they’ve called home for the past 13 years. You might even say that the call to help others runs in their blood. “We’ve […]

‘The Voice of Rockwall’ hits major milestone as charity auctioneer

‘The Voice of Rockwall’ hits major milestone as charity auctioneer

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 30, 2018) Longtime charity auctioneer Gary Freedman couldn’t have asked to be in better company when he reached a very special milestone earlier this year. Freedman, who is known as “The Voice of Rockwall,” raised $68,500 during the Annual KinderFrogs Auction and Dinner event at TCU in February with the help […]

Good People Profile: Chandler Self

Good People Profile: Chandler Self

(ROCKWALL, TX — December 27, 2017) Ever since she was 15 years old, Dallas Marathon 2017 winner Chandler Self was always sure of one thing: that she could run, and had the ability to keep running for an extended period of time. The Rockwall native said she first began running long distance competitively when she […]

Rockwall area trial attorney has big adventures, small town values

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – April 14, 2016) Tim Hartley may be well-known throughout the community as a successful trial attorney who continually gives back to his hometown; he’s active in the Rockwall Rotary, serves as Chairman of the Rockwall County Republican Party, and he’s a member of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce. But did […]

Rockwall YMCA recognizes ‘Over the Top’ award winner

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 23, 2016) The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is pleased to recognize its first “Over the Top” award winner, Tyler Eavenson. The “Over the Top” award recognizes a YMCA member, staff member, or volunteer that has shown an attitude of service that goes over and above all expectations. According to Executive […]

Stirring things up with a ‘can do’ attitude

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 11, 2015) Rockwall resident David White is passionate about a lot of things – community, family, politics, kids, and seniors. Elected to Rockwall City Council in 2011, David has served on the Airport Advisory Committee, Budget Committee, Hotel-Motel Tax Committee, and as liaison to the Youth Advisory Council. He is treasurer […]

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