Middle school math prodigy outscores high school students

(Garland ISD) October 22, 2012 – An eighth grader at Garland ISD’s Austin Academy for Excellence, Linh Nguyen, is still a year away from high school. But she’s already getting a preview of what her future holds as a member of the Garland High School Math Team. John Hobbs, GHS teacher and Math Team coach, […]

GISD superintendent among new inductees into Garland Sports Hall of Fame

(Garland ISD) October 22, 2012 – Since 1986, the Garland Sports Hall of Fame has been honoring individuals who have contributed to athletics in Garland and have helped cultivate a continued interest in sports participation. Four new members were inducted into this elite group Sept. 29, at the organization’s annual Hall of Fame Banquet. The […]

Christian Corneau Memorial Run honors local student, benefits YMCA community

(Rockwall) October 15, 2012 – The Fifth Annual Christian Corneau “Go the Distance” Memorial Run will be held Saturday, November 10 at Rockwall Family YMCA, located at 1210 N. Goliad St. in Rockwall.  The event is in memory of Christian Corneau, son of Michelle and Max Corneau of Rockwall. The day will begin with a […]

Teacher Tracy Harmon shares her passion for our nations’ heroes

Blue Ribbon News shines the spotlight on GOOD PEOPLE doing GOOD THINGS, like Cullins-Lake Pointe teacher Tracy Harmon, a true angel (Rockwall ISD) October 12, 2012 – Cullins-Lake Pointe teacher Tracy Harmon volunteers with an organization called Soldiers’ Angels. It is a non-profit organization that supports deployed service members, their families and our veterans. If a […]

Tournament honors fallen golfer, benefits Helping Hands

September 24, 2012 – It was a sell-out event and a day of fun and friendly competition benefiting Rockwall County Helping Hands and honoring a fallen golfer. The annual Ambassadors Buffalo Creek Golf Tournament and its 142 golfers paid honor to the life of the late Brennen Teel, 31, the son of Ken and Becky […]

Homage to Neil Armstrong

…and a plea to elevate the human condition August 27, 2012 – On August 25, 2012 America lost one of its greatest heroes.  The first of our species to step foot on another celestial body in our Universe died from complications related to heart surgery for clogged arteries.  Our planet should mourn the loss of […]

Celebration of Life: Y hosts memorial dedication for outstanding volunteer, father, coach Tony Baggett

(Rockwall) July 30, 2012 – More than 75 friends, family and community members gathered for a dedication ceremony July 21 at the Rockwall Family YMCA, to honor the memory of Tony Baggett. Tony coached nearly 1,500 games at the Y and was active in the Indian Guides/Princess program for 26 years with his six children […]

Frisco Aquatics coach competes for second Olympic Trial experience

Frisco Aquatics coach competes for second Olympic Trial experience

Blue Ribbon News shines the spotlight on GOOD PEOPLE doing GOOD THINGS, like Frisco Aquatics coach Katy Motsinger, striving make US Olympic Trial cuts (Frisco) June 8, 2012 – Katy Motsinger, 23, will race the 100-meter backstroke event on Sunday, June 10, in the Texas Senior Circuit Series at the Mansfield Aquatic Club.  She competed […]

Celebration of Life: Paul Keggereis / The Membership Connection

May 14, 2012 –  One of my favorite members at the Rockwall YMCA recently passed away.  Paul Keggereis was always friendly, funny, and loved to tease people.  I miss seeing him almost every day when I walk out into the lobby.  I am one of many, many people who miss him being here. Paul and […]

Wylie’s ‘Super Coupon Woman’ inspires others to cut hunger, one coupon at a time

GOOD PEOPLE: Tina Klein of Wylie, aka ‘Super Coupon Woman’  (Wylie) April 27, 2012 – Tina Klein, a single mother of three teenage daughters, has found a way to turn coupons into significant savings – not only for her own family, but for struggling families in her community and across the country. When the Wylie waitress is […]