Donna Ross Memorial Regatta sets sail May 18

Donna Ross Memorial Regatta sets sail May 18

‘Go the Distance’ for mental health (ROCKWALL – May 9, 2013) Registration is underway for the Donna Ross Memorial Regatta, an annual sailing event that pays tribute to a wife, mother and tireless community volunteer, while raising funds for the Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas. The long distance, pursuit-style race will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Chandlers […]

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 […]

Music, wine tasting in memory of Chef Paul at 96 West Winery

(WYLIE-April 6, 2013)96 West Winery in Wylie and Bikers Against Cancer present singer/songwriter Erick Murphy to the stage beginning at noon Saturday, April 27. The afternoon of wine tasting and music will benefit cancer research and, in memory of Chef Paul Jordan, who recently lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Paul Henry Jordan was […]

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 […]

Pancake breakfast to honor Equest’s miracle mare, Mrs. B

Pancake breakfast to honor Equest’s miracle mare, Mrs. B

Editor’s Note: Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship is located at 3800 Troy Road in Wylie, TX 75098, providing therapeutic sports riding classes and Hippotherapy to people with special needs. Equest has been serving people for more than 30 years, and their very first therapy horse was named Mrs. Butterworth.  She just ‘crossed the rainbow bridge’ this past year and was […]

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, […]