Independence Day in Heath: Festivities include annual parade on July 3

Independence Day in Heath: Festivities include annual parade on July 3

HEATH, TX (June 22, 2021) For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade presented on Saturday, July 3. Parade entry awards will be presented during a patriotic celebration immediately after the parade in Towne Center Park featuring a live barbershop quartet and free popsicles and […]

Heroes Bridge Memorial Park in Rowlett envisioned to be first of its kind in U.S.

Heroes Bridge Memorial Park in Rowlett envisioned to be first of its kind in U.S.

ROWLETT, TX (June 22, 2021) Third Watch Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club and supporters of the #WalktheBridge movement are looking to bring a one-of-a-kind memorial park to the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. The 22.5-acre park would be the first of its kind in the country – a place of peaceful reflection and healing for families […]

Rockwall’s American Idol: Catching up with Graham DeFranco

Rockwall’s American Idol: Catching up with Graham DeFranco

ROCKWALL, TX (June 22, 2021) Rockwall native Graham DeFranco captured the hearts of people across the country during the most recent season of American Idol, with his fun personality and a voice that Idol Judge Luke Bryan called “the most listenable.” Graham finished in the Top 16 on the show, and now looks ahead to […]

Rockwall city council addresses request to develop a skatepark in the city

Rockwall city council addresses request to develop a skatepark in the city

ROCKWALL, TX – June 22, 2021 — During last night’s meeting, the Rockwall city council welcomed local dad and skateboard enthusiast Paul Field to discuss and consider his request to develop a skatepark within the city. Field, who works locally as a pediatric dentist, has taken the lead in the movement to bring a skatepark […]

Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees: Principals named, champions recognized, operating budget adopted and more

Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees: Principals named, champions recognized, operating budget adopted and more

ROCKWALL, TX (June 22, 2021) The following is a Rockwall ISD press release summarizing last night’s RISD Board of Trustees meeting. NOTE: For information on every agenda item presented, please view the Board meeting videos available at www.rockwallisd.com. Board of Trustees Recognize State Champions Outstanding students and student groups were recognized for the following accomplishments by […]

Meet Pepper, our Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Pepper, our Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

ROCKWALL, TX (June 21, 2021) Gorgeous two-year old Pepper might be a little bit shy, but she is also friendly and brave and loves to play and snuggle! She was with small children in her foster home when she was a kitten, and she was adopted by an 11-year old boy. Pepper was recently returned […]

Rockwall Reads marks 6th year of summer reading for Rockwall ISD

Rockwall Reads marks 6th year of summer reading for Rockwall ISD

ROCKWALL, TX (June 21, 2021) Library Media Specialists were recently at Howard Dobbs Elementary School and Herman Utley Middle School distributing books to students participating in the summer programs and community members attending the summer lunch program. Approximately 520 children at Dobbs and 200 children at Utley were able to choose popular new books to take […]

Rockwall Helping Hands to host Junk Prom event this Saturday

Rockwall Helping Hands to host Junk Prom event this Saturday

ROCKWALL, TX (June 21, 2021) Rockwall County Helping Hands invites the community to its annual JUNK PROM event set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, June 26 at 950 Williams Street. The thirft store, boutique and donation drop-off will be closed Friday, June 25 in preparation for this special event. Blue Ribbon News […]

Good Neighbor: Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish

Good Neighbor: Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish

Meet Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish at 127 Kenway St. in Rockwall. Zora is a single mother of three grown children (Akilah 38, Brandon 29, and Corey 27) and grandmother to Laila (12), Amina (10) and Zuri (7). She says her children and grandchildren are her whole world! Zora is not only a fantastic […]

Blue Ribbon News Summer 2021 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News Summer 2021 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL, TX – June 21, 2021 — Below is a digital look at our Summer 2021 print edition. Our print publication delivers 8x/year to more than 15,500 homes and businesses throughout Rockwall and Heath. Extra copies are usually available for pick up at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, the JER Chilton YMCA, the Rockwall […]

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