Rockwall Women’s League charity ball goes virtual April 3-5

Rockwall Women’s League charity ball goes virtual April 3-5

With COVID-19 putting communities on lockdown through social distancing, several local nonprofits are proving that where there’s a will, there’s a way. And that way is virtual. On March 21, Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast hosted a virtual Blue Star Gala fundraiser event, and saw a great number of participants tune in to show […]

Blue Ribbon News April “Go Blue” 2020 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News April “Go Blue” 2020 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Here’s a digital look at our April “Go Blue” 2020 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 County Library, Samee’s Pizza Getti, Tea […]

State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

In a recent interview with Blue Ribbon News, State Representative Justin Holland discussed COVID-19 testing and the importance of adhering to the Shelter In Place order for Rockwall County in order to flatten the curve. Holland said the biggest thing for people to realize is that there are many people who don’t need to be […]

McLendon-Chisholm postpones General Election to Nov. 3

McLendon-Chisholm postpones General Election to Nov. 3

(MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX – March 27, 2020) Resolution 2020-04 passed at the March 24, 2020 McLendon-Chisholm City Council Meeting ordering the May 2, 2020 General Election be postponed to November 3, 2020. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TEXAS, ORDERING THAT THE GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 2, […]

McLendon-Chisholm Mayor issues amended Mayoral Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency

McLendon-Chisholm Mayor issues amended Mayoral Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency

McLendon-Chisholm Mayor Keith Short issued the following amended Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency for the City of McLendon-Chisholm on March 24, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Submitted by the City of McLendon-Chisholm. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good […]

County Judge David Sweet orders Shelter In Place for Rockwall County

County Judge David Sweet orders Shelter In Place for Rockwall County

In a meeting of the Commissioners Court this morning, March 24, Rockwall County Judge David Sweet issued the following Shelter In Place (SIP) Order for Rockwall County, to go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 24 and last until 11:59 p.m. on April 15:   “I know this is a tough spot for every […]

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority provides dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority provides dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line

As a result of the current state of emergency, the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) has developed a dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line available to their system of care to provide trauma informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety during this time of crisis. This service will operate […]

City of Rockwall Mayor Issues Revised Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency

City of Rockwall Mayor Issues Revised Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency

The City of Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt has issued the following revised disaster declaration in public health for the City of Rockwall, following Governor Greg Abbott’s recent Executive Orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 : WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has been declared […]

Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott announced March 19 a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance with federal guidelines issued by the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

Message from Rockwall County Helping Hands President Jon Bailey on COVID-19

Message from Rockwall County Helping Hands President Jon Bailey on COVID-19

A message from Jon Bailey, Rockwall County Helping Hands President and CEO: Dear Friends of Rockwall County Helping Hands, As you already know, our nation is facing unprecedented times with the emergence of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Not only is health at risk, but businesses large and small, as well as individuals and families, are […]

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