Rockwall YMCA celebrates Angel Campers with annual end-of-summer bash

Rockwall YMCA celebrates Angel Campers with annual end-of-summer bash

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 8, 2022) JER Chilton YMCA staff and campers celebrated another successful season of Angel Camp at their annual End of Summer Party on July 29. This summer marked the 14thnd year of Angel Camp. Angel Camp provides an opportunity for children with special needs to enjoy traditional day camp activities like horseback […]

Blue Ribbon News Aug/Sept print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall County

Blue Ribbon News Aug/Sept print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall County

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – August 8, 2022 — Below is a digital version of our August/September 2022 print edition. Our print publication is being delivered this week to about 17,500 homes and businesses throughout Rockwall County. Extra copies will be available for pick up (while supplies last) at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, the […]

Rockwall County Open Space Alliance partners with HundredX Causes on fundraising project 

Rockwall County Open Space Alliance partners with HundredX Causes on fundraising project 

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 8, 2022) Want to support Open Space without spending a penny?  Here’s your chance!  Complete short consumer surveys right from your phone to generate donations.  To get started, go to: https://hundredx.com/impactwithfeedback The Rockwall County Open Space Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed to support its mission to Save Open Spaces in Rockwall […]

Rockwall-based Patriot Paws Service Dogs celebrates International Assistance Dogs Week

Rockwall-based Patriot Paws Service Dogs celebrates International Assistance Dogs Week

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 5, 2022) – Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is honored to partake in Assistance Dog’s International’s celebration of ‘International Assistance Dogs Week.’  The awareness campaign (taking place August 7 – 13) sheds light on the incredible, life changing work that Assistance Dogs, and people at the other end of the leash, make possible. […]

Discounts to help you save big at the State Fair of Texas this year

Discounts to help you save big at the State Fair of Texas this year

DALLAS, TX (Aug. 1, 2022) There are endless ways for you to save throughout the run of the 2022 State Fair of Texas, with a wide variety of discounts. One of the best ways to save is by purchasing a STATE FAIR OF TEXAS SEASON PASS. Seeing and experiencing everything at the State Fair in one day […]

Women in Need gears up for Fall, North Texas Giving Day and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Women in Need gears up for Fall, North Texas Giving Day and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

GREENVILLE, TX, AUGUST 1, 2020 – Women In Need (WIN) is busy preparing for an action-packed, fun-filled fall season beginning in August as students return to school. WIN Executive Director, Alan Heath, stated, “As we anticipate the beginning of a new school year, Women In Need is busier than ever planning some great events, providing […]

Rockwall YMCA Teacher Prayer Breakfast focuses on faith, mental health and well-being of educators

Rockwall YMCA Teacher Prayer Breakfast focuses on faith, mental health and well-being of educators

ROCKWALL, TX (July 27, 2022) During this morning’s Teacher Prayer Breakfast hosted by the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, Rockwall ISD Behavior Specialist Lauren Atkins Bovie addressed some of the challenges educators face and offered tips for teachers to help preserve their mental health. By sharing her personal struggles and faith in God, she emphasized […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: It’s Time for Action by Austin

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: It’s Time for Action by Austin

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (July 25, 2022) February of 2021 saw a disaster in Texas. Each of us can easily remember what it was like to have no power for almost a day and a half: no heat, pipes freezing, lawns being destroyed, living in the dark, no TV and only portable radios. Huddled around fireplaces […]

Rockwall County celebrates Marine veteran’s 99th birthday

Rockwall County celebrates Marine veteran’s 99th birthday

ROCKWALL, TX (July 22, 2022) Over 60 members strong, CWO2 (Chief Warrant Officer 2) James W. Randolph Detachment 1465, Marine Corps League, gathered recently to celebrate one of its own – Rockwall resident Donald Van Handel. Don will turn 99 this Saturday, July 23. Don’s daughter and son-in-law brought him to the Veterans Resource Outreach […]

‘B is for Beekeeping’: Fate resident publishes children’s alphabet book

‘B is for Beekeeping’: Fate resident publishes children’s alphabet book

A portion of all book sales will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to the conservation and protection of honeybees FATE, TX (July 18, 2022) After two years in the making, Fate resident Justin Weiss has just published a must-have children’s book for all beekeeping enthusiasts. “This week something really cool happened. Well…actually it took two […]

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