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 […]

Frisco resident, Army veteran on mission to bless one million lives

(Frisco – November 10, 2012) When Army veteran Stephanie King of Frisco left the military, she thought she would work her way up the Federal government career chain and retire at 65. But, as she says it, “The Lord had bigger plans for me than I could ever imagine.” Stephanie did work for the Federal […]

Eleven-year-old Rockwall girl named to Olympic Development Soccer Team

Eleven-year-old Rockwall girl named to Olympic Development Soccer Team

(Rockwall) October 24, 2012 – Eleven-year-old Gretta Sonnen of Rockwall was recently selected to the North Texas Olympic Development Soccer Team – an honor she earned after a very challenging, three-part tryout with more than 300 of the best female soccer players in her age bracket from across North Texas. The Hartman Elementary sixth grader has been […]

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 […]