WFAA’s Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive kicks off at Dick’s Last Resort

(DALLAS– Nov. 24, 2014) Country music legend Randy Travis was at Dick’s Last Resort in Dallas Nov. 20, where his autographed guitar auctioned for $4,500 during the WFAA-Channel 8 Santa’s Helpers Toy Drive Kick-Off Party. WFAA’s Pete Delkus also made an appearance at the charity event which raised more than $6,000 and collected about 180 […]

Blue Ribbon News early holiday edition hits mailboxes

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (November 14, 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 […]

State Fair butter sculptor spreads artistic message

A ‘Fair-ly’ Unusual Occupation September 30, 2014 – From chicken fried baked potatoes to funnel cakes and corn dogs, there’s no doubt that food is a main attraction at the State Fair of Texas. But for those who prefer to steer clear of artery-clogging entrees, this year’s wild Mustang sculpture is a healthy way to enjoy […]

Rockwall-based ministry addresses human trafficking in North Texas

Rockwall-based ministry addresses human trafficking in North Texas

ROCKWALL, TX (August 20, 2014) The sex traffic industry might seem a distant scourge, like something happening only in troubled third-world regions. It’s hard to fathom that modern-day slavery could exist in America, much less Texas. But one area woman knows it does. Rebecca Jowers reaches out to women like Rachel, who ran away from […]

Blue Ribbon News accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

Blue Ribbon News accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

ROCKWALL, TX (August 19, 2014) A challenge by Dan Keils, General Manager at Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor, resulted in Richard Redig of Blue Ribbon News dumping a bucket full of ice over his head not once – but THREE times this afternoon. (Let’s just say that Richard is usually the one behind the […]

Craig Stoddart Republican nominee to replace Justice Jim Moseley

(August 6, 2014) The Republican County Chairmen of Collin County, Dallas County, Grayson County, Hunt County, Kaufman County, and Rockwall County are proud to announce that Craig Stoddart has been selected to be the Republican Nominee in the November election to replace Justice Jim Moseley on the Fifth District Court of Appeals. Last month, Justice […]

DFW Restaurant Week unveils participating restaurants

Participating Restaurants Unveiled & Reservations Open for August Dining New First Course Kick-Off Party to Give Exclusive First Taste with Festive Cirque-Themed Event DALLAS, TX (July 16, 2014) The countdown is on for the start of the summer’s hottest dining event, the 17th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market.  The official list of participating restaurants […]

Children, families with special needs get exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls

Children, families with special needs get exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls

Champions Day benefits Special Olympics, MDA, and Easter Seals (July 28, 2014) Hawaiian Falls and Tom Thumb have joined forces for Champions Day on Saturday, August 9 at all five North Texas Hawaiian Falls waterparks, benefiting Easter Seals, MDA, and Special Olympics. Children with special needs and their families will have exclusive use of the […]

Grapevine GrapeFest to feature unique wines and live entertainment

Grapevine GrapeFest to feature unique wines and live entertainment

Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S. – September 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2014 –Highlights Wines from Texas, Washington State and Italy. GRAPEVINE, TX. (July 25, 2014) Take a vintage journey with unique wines, fantastic finds, live entertainment, and family-friendly fun at the 28th Annual GrapeFest® – A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine […]

North Texas Beer Week returns this fall

North Texas Beer Week returns this fall

DALLAS, TX (July 24, 2014) North Texas Beer Week returns this year on Friday, October 31 and will run through Sunday, November 9. The 10-day celebration of craft beer in North Texas features hundreds of events with local, regional and national craft breweries. Events will take place all across DFW, and updated event details will […]