Open Carry gun law effective Jan 1

Open Carry gun law effective Jan 1

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 1, 2016) Rockwall residents learned all about the new Open Carry law that takes effect today during a special information session put on in mid-December by CARGO (Citizens Association for Responsible Gun Ownership) at The Center in Rockwall. CARGO invited State Senator Bob Hall – who was active in getting the […]

Governor Abbott issues statewide call to stand with law enforcement

Governor Abbott issues statewide call to stand with law enforcement

(September 3, 2015) As Texas continue to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas. To honor Deputy Goforth and all officers across the state, Governor Abbott is asking Texas law enforcement officers to turn on their red […]

Addie Bryan raises thousands for hospital that helped her walk

(DALLAS, TX – August 12, 2015) Addison Bryan of Rockwall made a pretty big wish for her eighth birthday, and today that wish came true. In fact, her goal of raising $8,000 to give back to the hospital that helped her walk was realized nearly ten-fold, as she was able to present nearly $70,000 to […]

Back on the bike after 50 years

Seventy old cyclist takes on 23-mi Hot Rocks course (ROCKWALL, TX – August 7, 2015) After a 50-year break, Larry Maddox is back on his bike. The 70-year-old picked up biking again last year and biked a total of 2500 miles, and plans to bike another 4000 miles this year. For Maddox, biking has plenty […]

Hawaiian Falls gives special needs families exclusive access to the water parks

DALLAS, TX.  (August 5, 2015) Hawaiian Falls hosted Champions Day at all five of its North Texas water parks for children and adults with special needs or medical issues. The “Champions” (individuals with special needs) were admitted free. Family members and caregiver were offered discounted tickets. Lisa Kirkwood of The Colony commented that her special […]

Restaurants unveiled, reservations open for DFW Restaurant Week

DALLAS, TX (July 13, 2015) The official list of participating restaurants has been unveiled and reservations are now open for the summer’s hottest dining event, the 18th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market. Dine out to enjoy delicious three-course prix fixe dinners ($35 or $45) and two course lunches ($20), discover more than 125 […]

North Texas Army Veteran to receive custom-built, mortgage-free home in Rockwall

North Texas Army Veteran to receive custom-built, mortgage-free home in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 16, 2015) U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Jerry Holcomb and family received the surprise of a lifetime – and on America’s birthday, no less – when national nonprofit organization Operation FINALLY HOME and other local organizations announced they will gift a new custom-built, mortgage-free Rockwall home to the veteran. The announcement […]

Rockwall’s Got Talent entry deadline extended

Rockwall’s Got Talent entry deadline extended

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 12, 2015) For the sixth year in a row, Rockwall Community Playhouse will present Rockwall’s Got Talent, a community-wide talent show that puts the fun in fundraising by drawing a variety of performers from across the Metroplex competing for cash prizes. The showcase for gifted entertainers is the brainchild of Rockwall Community […]

Blue Ribbon News Holiday Edition hits mailboxes

Blue Ribbon News Holiday Edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Dec. 17, 2014) Here’s a digital look at our latest print edition which is on its way to nearly 18,000 homes throughout Rockwall and Heath this week.  To submit your good news and events for publication, email . Our 24-page, full color, hyper-local print edition is published 8x/year (about every 45 days) and […]

Hawaiian Falls seeking nominations for Christmas Blessings program

GARLAND, TX. (December 3, 2014) Hawaiian Falls wants to hear about a family or individual who needs a special blessing this Christmas. Nominate humble heroes who always put others’ needs before their own. Perhaps it’s a single mom struggling to provide for her family. Or maybe it’s a coach or teacher or someone who needs their […]