Rockwall couple partners with Meals on Wheels once again for Christmas display in memory of their son

Rockwall couple partners with Meals on Wheels once again for Christmas display in memory of their son

With more than 60,000 lights, this year’s ‘Stay in the Light’ display will be even bigger and brighter  ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 28, 2022) Brenda and David Hughes are hustling and bustling to string an estimated 60,000 Christmas lights outside their home at 1655 Plummer Drive in The Shores. They anticipate being able to ‘flip the […]

Sails & Yachts for Toys for Tots: Rockwall’s Christmas Boat Parade sets sail Dec. 10

Sails & Yachts for Toys for Tots: Rockwall’s Christmas Boat Parade sets sail Dec. 10

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 28, 2022) The Rockwall Christmas Boat Parade, “Sails and Yachts for Toys for Tots” will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 with best viewing at The Harbor at 7 p.m. Boats will leave Sapphire Bay Marina at 6:30, sail down I-30 and pass the Rockwall Harbor at approximately 7.  Boats will […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: It’s simply time to quit talking and start doing

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: It’s simply time to quit talking and start doing

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 28, 2022) Several weeks ago, Heath former Mayor, Lorne Liechty, wrote an article entitled “Rockwall County Open Space: ‘We Must Not Delay any Longer’, which was published in the local newspaper, “Blue Ribbon News”. In his article Mr. Liechty argued pervasively that Open Spaces in the county was a subject that had […]

Adventures with the Editor: ‘Twas the Night Before…at Cirque du Soleil

Adventures with the Editor: ‘Twas the Night Before…at Cirque du Soleil

(Nov. 28, 2022) Blue Ribbon News was invited to opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s first ever Christmas show – a spectacular showcase of sight and sound featuring everything from breathtaking aerial performances and high-energy acrobatics to fantastical snowball fights and playful, hoop-diving reindeer games. ‘Twas the Night Before, which runs through December 11 at […]

Rockwall Helping Hands, assisted by volunteers, provides Thanksgiving meals to 350 families

Rockwall Helping Hands, assisted by volunteers, provides Thanksgiving meals to 350 families

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 23, 2022) On Monday, Nov. 21st, and Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, Helping Hands passed out 350 Thanksgiving meals to local families. These boxes included gravy, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, soup, bread, potatoes, stuffing, and a cake mix with peaches for dessert. With the help of four volunteer groups, clients […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Hot Chocolate

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Homemade Hot Chocolate

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 23, 2022) As we edge towards the New Year, my brain already starts going toward new goals. What do I want to do different next year? What do I want to do better? How can I support my people more? How can I use my gifts to spark joy in myself, and […]

Local dancers to perform with Mariah Carey in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Local dancers to perform with Mariah Carey in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Nov. 23, 2022) Dancers from The Dance FX Studio, including Rockwall High School Stingerettes, a member of the Rockwall-Heath Highsteppers and a Rockwall-Heath JV Starstepper, will be performing in the THANKSGIVING PARADE finale with Mariah Carey and the Kilgore College Rangerettes! Local dance choreographer and Dance FX director, Afton Fox, was chosen to […]

Campus expansion to feature competition gym, additional classrooms

Campus expansion to feature competition gym, additional classrooms

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 21, 2022) Heritage Christian Academy is tucked away in Rockwall on the busy corner of Goliad and Damascus. Construction of an $8.5 million dollar building, consisting of a competition gym and classroooms, began this summer, and is now visible above the tree line as you drive south on Goliad. With the completion of […]

Memorial golf tournament funds scholarships for local Tech-bound students

Memorial golf tournament funds scholarships for local Tech-bound students

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 22, 2022) One hundred and four golfers competed in this year’s Tommy Hooper Memorial Golf tournament at Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Heath this past October. This annual tournament began with an outing in 2005 memorializing Tech grad Tommy Hooper (Hale Center ‘72).  Tommy’s wife Margie Hooper and Dale and Teddi Cherry […]

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: A major problem still not fixed

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: A major problem still not fixed

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Nov. 22, 2022) A year ago last February, we here in the North Dallas area experienced almost a day and a half without electrical power. No electricity for lights, heat, entertainment, running of essential equipment, or power to run our ever-present battery chargers for our cell phones! Not only we in North […]

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