5 Key Bills Passed During the 86th Legislative Session

5 Key Bills Passed During the 86th Legislative Session

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 6, 2019) On June 4th, State Representative Justin Holland provided a summary of the 86th Texas Legislative Session during a Rockwall Chamber of Commerce breakfast event. The House and the Senate filed more than 7,500 bills during the session, which ended on May 27th. Of those, less than 20 percent (1,427 […]

New Manmade Lake to Bring Clean, Quality Water to Rockwall County

New Manmade Lake to Bring Clean, Quality Water to Rockwall County

  (ROCKWALL, TX — May 31, 2019) Last spring, the North Texas Municipal Water District broke ground on the first major manmade lake Texas has seen in nearly three decades – Bois d’Arc Lake. Recently, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court welcomed an update from NTMWD on the project. Components of Bois d’Arc Lake Bois d’Arc […]

‘All for Hall From Rockwall’: A Tribute to U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall

‘All for Hall From Rockwall’: A Tribute to U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 14, 2019) On Thursday, March 7, Congressman Ralph Moody Hall, a Rockwall native who was the oldest ever member of the U.S. House of Representatives, died peacefully in his home at the age of 95. Hall was born on May 3, 1923, in Fate, Texas and was a lifelong resident of […]

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party March 16 in Lower Greenville

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party March 16 in Lower Greenville

(DALLAS, TX – February 26, 2019) The Vanderbilt to Vickery Association will host its annual Lower Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, the largest one of its kind in Dallas, on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The Block Party runs 9 AM-7 PM in Lower Greenville between Vanderbilt and Vickery. Guests 21 and older are […]

Meet the Artist Behind the 2018 State Fair of Texas’ Butter Sculpture

Meet the Artist Behind the 2018 State Fair of Texas’ Butter Sculpture

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 27, 2018) The State Fair of Texas opens tomorrow to bring tons of fried food, family fun and an innovative butter sculpture that’s sure to spread some joyous wonder. Artist Ken Robison’s buttery creation, titled “Some Assembly Required,” features the head of Big Tex as seen in the artwork reflecting the […]

WWI Centennial: 3 Ways to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI

WWI Centennial: 3 Ways to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 27, 2018) One hundred years ago in August through November of 1918, thousands of Texans dedicated themselves to serving our country during World War I. Around 200,000 Texans served in uniform during the Great War. Over 5,000 of them made the ultimate sacrifice, laying down their lives to protect the freedoms […]

Criminal Interdiction Unit combats drug smuggling, human trafficking on North Texas roadways

Criminal Interdiction Unit combats drug smuggling, human trafficking on North Texas roadways

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 27, 2018) The team of deputies making up the North Texas Criminal Interdiction Unit are showing they’re a force to be reckoned with for those smuggling drugs and human cargo across the region’s major highways. In December 2017, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner, Grayson County Sheriff Tom Watt, Hunt County Sheriff […]

Blue Ribbon News July 2018 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News July 2018 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (June 25, 2018) Here’s a digital look at our July print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to more than 20,000 homes and businesses throughout Rockwall and Heath. Extra copies are available for pick up at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, the JER Chilton YMCA, the Rockwall County Library, and various local […]

Stan’s Chili Cook-Off produces ‘hearty’ results

Stan’s Chili Cook-Off produces ‘hearty’ results

Seventh annual event raises record funds for Dallas charity (DALLAS, TX – January 31, 2018) Stan’s Blue Note on Lower Greenville hosted its 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, Jan. 27, drawing a crowd and raising $1,100 for charity. This year, the money raised will benefit Children’s Medical Center and Scottish Rite Hospital through the Heart […]

Diner en Blanc hosts 2,500 at Dallas Arboretum

Diner en Blanc hosts 2,500 at Dallas Arboretum

(DALLAS, TX — October 10, 2017) The third edition of Le Dîner en Blanc Dallas attracted over 2,500 cultural enthusiasts last night at its top-secret location, the iconic Dallas Arboretum. Guests watched the sun set over White Rock Lake from the lush gardens while string music played. The epicurean event has become world-famous for the […]

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