Independence Day in Heath: Festivities include annual parade on July 3

Independence Day in Heath: Festivities include annual parade on July 3

HEATH, TX (June 22, 2021) For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade presented on Saturday, July 3. Parade entry awards will be presented during a patriotic celebration immediately after the parade in Towne Center Park featuring a live barbershop quartet and free popsicles and […]

Rockwall city council addresses request to develop a skatepark in the city

Rockwall city council addresses request to develop a skatepark in the city

ROCKWALL, TX – June 22, 2021 — During last night’s meeting, the Rockwall city council welcomed local dad and skateboard enthusiast Paul Field to discuss and consider his request to develop a skatepark within the city. Field, who works locally as a pediatric dentist, has taken the lead in the movement to bring a skatepark […]

Rockwall Helping Hands to host Junk Prom event this Saturday

Rockwall Helping Hands to host Junk Prom event this Saturday

ROCKWALL, TX (June 21, 2021) Rockwall County Helping Hands invites the community to its annual JUNK PROM event set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, June 26 at 950 Williams Street. The thirft store, boutique and donation drop-off will be closed Friday, June 25 in preparation for this special event. Blue Ribbon News […]

Good Neighbor: Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish

Good Neighbor: Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish

Meet Zora Wesley, owner of Z’s Catfish at 127 Kenway St. in Rockwall. Zora is a single mother of three grown children (Akilah 38, Brandon 29, and Corey 27) and grandmother to Laila (12), Amina (10) and Zuri (7). She says her children and grandchildren are her whole world! Zora is not only a fantastic […]

Blue Ribbon News Summer 2021 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News Summer 2021 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL, TX – June 21, 2021 — Below is a digital look at our Summer 2021 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 […]

New Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate available for Texas drivers

New Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate available for Texas drivers

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be launching the long-awaited Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate on June 21 that will raise money to help conserve monarch butterflies and other native Texas, non-game, at-risk species. “The monarch butterfly is a species that is beautiful and iconic in that it is one of […]

Carter BloodCare Donor Center in Rockwall offers community opportunity to #GiveLife during nationwide blood supply shortage

Carter BloodCare Donor Center in Rockwall offers community opportunity to #GiveLife during nationwide blood supply shortage

ROCKWALL, TX (June 18, 2021) As vaccines continue to roll out to help stem the number of positive COVID cases, there’s one vital resource that remains scarce across the country. Carter BloodCare reports the need for blood has reached critical levels – especially for type O and B – around the nation and right here […]

Open letter to City of Fate residents from Mayor David Billings

Open letter to City of Fate residents from Mayor David Billings

FATE, TX (June 16, 2021) I want to spend a moment with you to share with my thoughts about the National Community survey for 2021. Thank you for filling out the survey. I am excited to see our great city is continuing to improve.  Here are some highlights from the survey.  The percentage of good […]

Rockwall County Judge David Sweet Elected New President of the North Central Texas Council of Governments for 2021-2022

Rockwall County Judge David Sweet Elected New President of the North Central Texas Council of Governments for 2021-2022

ROCKWALL, TX, June 12, 2021 — Rockwall County Judge, David Sweet, was elected President of the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Executive Board at NCTCOG’s 55th annual General Assembly, which was held virtually on Friday, June 4.  The Executive Board is the policy-making body of the Council of Governments which serves the 16 North […]

EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) to host training class, seeks volunteers

EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) to host training class, seeks volunteers

ROCKWALL, TX (June 12, 2021) Want to help your community in times of need?  EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for new members who want to make a difference and help their community in a times of need. CERT is an organization through FEMA to help train and organize communities at the […]

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