Good Neighbor: Sylvia Morton, Lone Star CASA Volunteer of the Year

Good Neighbor: Sylvia Morton, Lone Star CASA Volunteer of the Year

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 24, 2020) Meet Sylvia Morton, Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Volunteer of the Year. For the past five years Sylvia has served as a volunteer for Lone Star CASA, a local non-profit dedicated to helping abused and neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties. Sylvia lives in Forney and […]

Rockwall resident Cindy Lindley named Woman of the Year by Soroptimist International

Rockwall resident Cindy Lindley named Woman of the Year by Soroptimist International

(ROCKWALL, TX- April 18, 2020) Congratulations to Rockwall resident Cindy Lindley who was recently named the 2020 Lou Kirby Woman of the Year for the South Central Region by Soroptimist International. Cindy was nominated for this prestigious honor by fellow members of Soroptimist International of Rockwall. The South Central Region includes that states of Texas, […]

Up with People: Rockwall teen to embark on tour inspiring positive change in the world

Up with People: Rockwall teen to embark on tour inspiring positive change in the world

As many look forward to getting back to life post-coronavirus quarantine, Rockwall High School senior Rachael Van Vleck has plans to pursue a truly inspiring family legacy. Drawing on her musical talents, Rachael will represent Rockwall, TX as she tours the world in the fall 2020 with the global philanthropy organization called Up with People […]

Good Neighbor: Meet Lindsay Mitchell, Rockwall Boys & Girls Club Board President

Good Neighbor: Meet Lindsay Mitchell, Rockwall Boys & Girls Club Board President

Meet Lindsay Mitchell, President of the Board of Directors of the Rockwall Boys & Girls Club. Lindsay grew up in Rockwall as the youngest of three siblings – Amy, Molly and Bo – and has lived here for 35 years. She works as a licensed real estate agent and loves helping people find their dream […]

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 […]

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 […]

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