Rockwall-Heath teen vies for Miss Texas title

Rockwall-Heath teen vies for Miss Texas title

Crowning Achievement (Rockwall) June 26, 2013 – Sixteen-year-old Tatianna Valentine could soon be crowned Miss Texas Outstanding Teen 2013. She is competing in the official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, which runs June 28 through July 6 at the Allen Convention Center. Tatianna currently reigns as Miss Dallas Outstanding Teen, a title she […]

Q&A with retiring Heath City Councilman Bob Hille

(HEATH-April 27, 2013) Retiring Heath City Councilman Bob Hille is truly an officer and a gentleman, as evidenced by a lifetime of service to God, country and community. The 82-year-old will soon celebrate 59 years of marriage to his wife, Bobbie, about whom he says, “any discussion of my family starts with her; she is […]

Q&A with Sherry Hamm of Helping Hands

As Director of Emergency Assistance and Referral at Rockwall County Helping Hands, Sherry Hamm is passionate about faith, family and helping those in need. Her humble demeanor is one reason a Blue Ribbon News reader nominated this “phenomenal lady and amazing role model” for our Good People profile series. After devoting 24 years to teaching […]

Q&A with Rockwall Mayor David Sweet

Blue Ribbon News thanks Mayor David Sweet for graciously sharing a little bit about his background and why he’s so passionate about making Rockwall such a great place to live, work and play. To nominate someone you know for our Good People profile series, email .  WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Dallas  HIGH SCHOOL? West Mesquite […]

Local Rotarian earns prestigious ‘Service Above Self Award’

(ROCKWALL-January 31, 2013) At the regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Rockwall, Past District Governor Bud McBrayer (2011-12) presented Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award to Past District Governor Tom Ryan. This award is presented to only 150 Rotarians a year out of a membership of 1.2 million members.  The recipients of this award […]

Eleven-year-old Rockwall hero honored for quick thinking during fire

Rockwall Fire Department presents ‘Citizen in Action’ Award (ROCKWALL-January 28, 2013) Eleven-year-old Jacob Perdue remembered what he learned from City of Rockwall firefighters and put it into action when faced with a fire at his home. Most importantly, he remembered to remain calm. Jacob was recently honored at a meeting of the City Council by […]

Q&A with Heath City Councilman Justin Holland

Q&A with Heath City Councilman Justin Holland

At 28 years old, City Councilman Justin Holland is the youngest person ever elected to public office in Heath. He and his wife Neely live in The Enclave at Buffalo Creek with their daughter, Wiley Beth. Justin has a passion for Texas government and politics, faith, family, and community – which is evident in the […]

Trinity Christian Academy student achieves Eagle Scout ranking

(November 30, 2012) Congratulations to Trinity Christian Academy freshman Chase Rea of Dallas for  achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Chase is a member of Boy Scout Troop 82. He was honored at an Eagle Scout ceremony earlier this month. Troop 82 was chartered on March 1, 1995. More than 5,000 Scouts have been members, […]

Rockwall YMCA welcomes new Executive Director

(Rockwall) November 11, 2012 – Bonnie LaVielle, a 22-year veteran with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, will take on the role of Executive Director of the Rockwall Family YMCA beginning Monday, December 10. LaVielle spent 18 years in operations at the Park Cities Family YMCA, followed by three years as Associate Vice President of Financial […]

Q&A with Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty

For the past 26 years, Lorne Liechty and his wife Mary have made Heath their home. After 34 years of marriage, they have four children and five grandchildren. “We’re blessed to have Mary’s parents live with us. Most of our brothers and sisters – and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews – live in the […]