Flags to be lowered to half-staff as tribute to Justice David L. Bridges

Flags to be lowered to half-staff as tribute to Justice David L. Bridges

July 29, 2020 – To honor the untimely death of our outstanding jurist, Justice David L. Bridges, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has directed county judges in the Fifth Court’s jurisdiction to lower flags to half-staff on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Flags on the Texas Capitol Building will also be lowered.

Heath City Council honors Dr. Bonacquisti for his service to Rockwall County

Heath City Council honors Dr. Bonacquisti for his service to Rockwall County

HEATH, TX – July 28, 2020 – Heath Mayor Kelson Elam and City Council honored Dr. Gary Bonacquisti with a proclamation this evening, in recognition of his extraordinary service to Rockwall County, including his position as Rockwall County Medical Director from 2006 and into the midst of a global pandemic, where his leadership and knowledge […]

Former Rockwall teacher fights hunger in Ecuador

Former Rockwall teacher fights hunger in Ecuador

ROCKWALL, TX – July 27, 2020 — As Covid-19 continues to ravage nations across the globe, the pandemic has become especially detrimental to populations in developing countries like Ecuador. That’s why former Rockwall residents Desmion Dizney and Bill O’Brien are looking to turn the tide for the starving poor in Cuenca, Ecuador, one meal at […]

Rockwall resident’s neighborhood prayer box offers much-needed hope during COVID-19 pandemic

Rockwall resident’s neighborhood prayer box offers much-needed hope during COVID-19 pandemic

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 13, 2020) Back in April when the COVID-19 pandemic started forcing many to quarantine in their homes, Rockwall resident Rhonda Moore was called by her faith to create a flyer box offering those in her neighborhood the gift of prayer during the hardship and uncertainty surrounding the virus. The box encourages […]

Rockwall Meals on Wheels celebrates client’s 100th birthday

Rockwall Meals on Wheels celebrates client’s 100th birthday

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 7, 2020) Today Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County (MOWSS) celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its longtime clients, Norma Gray. MOWSS joined Norma’s friends and family in delivering lots of goodies and fellowship for the birthday girl in social distancing fashion to commemorate her special day. As […]

Celebration of Life: Memorial Service for Scott Self of Rockwall

Celebration of Life: Memorial Service for Scott Self of Rockwall

Fair winds and following seas: Rockwall remembers life and legacy of Captain Scott Self Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com. Subscribe to our email newsletter here. Advertising: 214-342-8000 or advertising@BlueRibbonNews.com.  

Eight Bells: Scott Self

Eight Bells: Scott Self

Scott Lawrence Self May 9, 1950 – June 30, 2020 Eight Bells Scott Self was born to Dr. Stanley Allen and Gloria Rust Self in Victoria, Texas.  In 1963 the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Paschal High School in 1968.  During those years in Fort Worth, Scott learned to sail […]

Fair winds and following seas: Rockwall remembers life and legacy of Captain Scott Self

Fair winds and following seas: Rockwall remembers life and legacy of Captain Scott Self

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 1, 2020) Sail With Scott founder and former Rockwall mayor Scott Self passed away on June 30th. Scott succumbed to complications with cancer while on hospice at his home at the age of 70. To call Scott an experienced sailor would be an understatement. He first learned at the young age […]

City of Heath pays tribute to retiring DPS Chief Terry Garrett with proclamation

City of Heath pays tribute to retiring DPS Chief Terry Garrett with proclamation

(HEATH, TX – May 26, 2020) Chief Terry Garrett, Director of the Department of Public Safety, is retiring from the City of Heath after 14 years of dedicated service. Heath Mayor Kelson Elam and the City Council honored Chief Garrett with this proclamation tonight. But, as the City of Heath hints on its Facebook page, “there’s […]

Services announced for Father Monaghan, Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church-Rockwall

Services announced for Father Monaghan, Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church-Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 23, 2020) It is with great sadness that we share news of Father George Patrick Monaghan, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall and a priest of the Diocese of Dallas for 40 years, who died May 18, two days after his 67th birthday. Visitation will be […]