Good Neighbor: Sylvia Morton, Lone Star CASA Volunteer of the Year

Good Neighbor: Sylvia Morton, Lone Star CASA Volunteer of the Year

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 24, 2020) Meet Sylvia Morton, Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Volunteer of the Year. For the past five years Sylvia has served as a volunteer for Lone Star CASA, a local non-profit dedicated to helping abused and neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties. Sylvia lives in Forney and […]

Rockwall resident Cindy Lindley named Woman of the Year by Soroptimist International

Rockwall resident Cindy Lindley named Woman of the Year by Soroptimist International

(ROCKWALL, TX- April 18, 2020) Congratulations to Rockwall resident Cindy Lindley who was recently named the 2020 Lou Kirby Woman of the Year for the South Central Region by Soroptimist International. Cindy was nominated for this prestigious honor by fellow members of Soroptimist International of Rockwall. The South Central Region includes that states of Texas, […]

WATCH: The community celebrates a Rockwall resident’s 100th birthday with a car parade

WATCH: The community celebrates a Rockwall resident’s 100th birthday with a car parade

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 16, 2020) Friends, family and neighbors of Rockwall resident Harvey Ladd celebrated his 100th birthday with a car parade! To cap off the celebration Harvey and family chowed down on a delicious birthday meal from Samee’s Pizza Getti.   To help commemorate the senior’s special milestone in social-distancing fashion, Harvey’s friends […]

Up with People: Rockwall teen to embark on tour inspiring positive change in the world

Up with People: Rockwall teen to embark on tour inspiring positive change in the world

As many look forward to getting back to life post-coronavirus quarantine, Rockwall High School senior Rachael Van Vleck has plans to pursue a truly inspiring family legacy. Drawing on her musical talents, Rachael will represent Rockwall, TX as she tours the world in the fall 2020 with the global philanthropy organization called Up with People […]

Good Neighbor: Meet Lindsay Mitchell, Rockwall Boys & Girls Club Board President

Good Neighbor: Meet Lindsay Mitchell, Rockwall Boys & Girls Club Board President

Meet Lindsay Mitchell, President of the Board of Directors of the Rockwall Boys & Girls Club. Lindsay grew up in Rockwall as the youngest of three siblings – Amy, Molly and Bo – and has lived here for 35 years. She works as a licensed real estate agent and loves helping people find their dream […]

Good Neighbor: Meet Gunnar Ledermann, Pastor of Divine Peace Church Rockwall

Good Neighbor: Meet Gunnar Ledermann, Pastor of Divine Peace Church Rockwall

Meet Gunnar Ledermann, the pastor of Divine Peace Church in Rockwall. Gunnar grew up in Northern California on 60 acres surrounded by cattle ranches, mountains and vineyards. He’s been married for eight and a half years to his college sweetheart, Marinda. They started dating after Gunnar organized a surprise group date while at college, just […]

Celebration of Life: William J. Flannery III

Celebration of Life: William J. Flannery III

William “Bill” Joseph Flannery III passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020, with his favorite person in the world by his side—his beloved wife of nearly 30 years, Sheila. Bill was 79 when he went to be with our Lord in Heaven. Bill was born in Garden City, New York, on October 6, 1940 to […]

After two decades with Lone Star CASA, Lucille Bell set to retire

After two decades with Lone Star CASA, Lucille Bell set to retire

Q&A with Lone Star CASA Executive Director  (ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 10, 2019) After serving two decades advocating for abused and neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman counties, Lucille Bell will celebrate her retirement from the Lone Star CASA program as its executive director at the end of November. Blue Ribbon News caught up with Bell […]

Veterans Day Salute: Celestino H. Rodriguez

Veterans Day Salute: Celestino H. Rodriguez

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 4, 2019) My beloved father, Celestino H. Rodriguez was drafted into the United States Army in September of 1943, at a tender age of 18.  He trained at Camp Gruber in Oklahoma and set sail to France at the end of 1944.  On Christmas Eve of 1944, certain members, including dad, […]

Local army veteran reflects on recent airshow crash

Local army veteran reflects on recent airshow crash

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 3, 2019) When people thank me for my service (24 years), my response is normally, “Thank you; it was my honor.” Sometimes in my head I think, “If you only knew how awesome it was be a Mohawk pilot, to be associated with that mission!” On November 1, the Mohawk community of […]