Garland ISD home to 13 Dell Scholar semifinalists

(GARLAND ISD/ROWLETT) Thirteen Garland ISD AVID students are vying for a chance to receive $20,000, a laptop, textbook credits and ongoing educational support. The high schoolers were recently named Dell Scholar semifinalists due to their academic rigor, ambition and perseverance. “I am proud to announce that 13 Garland ISD seniors were named Dell Scholar semifinalists,” […]

Seniors 65+ to Enjoy Free Garland ISD Athletic Games, Arts Performances

Seniors 65+ to Enjoy Free Garland ISD Athletic Games, Arts Performances

(GARLAND, TX — August 8, 2019) Garland ISD, which includes the cities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, is excited to launch its enhanced senior citizen VIP pass. Locals 65 and older can sign up to get a senior citizen VIP pass. This exclusive card grants free general admission to GISD-hosted athletics and fine arts events. By […]

On Earth and in Heaven—Hooray for Fatherhood

On Earth and in Heaven—Hooray for Fatherhood

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 10, 2019) He’s been known to pull out a thick leather belt to warn misbehaving grandchildren. The kids, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, freeze in place for a few seconds before breaking into relieved smiles as they realize that Grandpa is “all bark and no bite.” But their parents—back in the day—did feel […]

Blue Ribbon Valentine’s Day Dining Picks

Blue Ribbon Valentine’s Day Dining Picks

Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor Sweetheart Menu available Feb. 8-16, $54.99/couple. Add a bottle of house wine, $16.99. Begin with Oysters on the Half Shell or Classic Shrimp Cocktail, and House Salad. Choose from Blackened Rib Eye, Stuffed Cajun Chicken Rockefeller, Redfish Pontchartrain with Crabmeat Buerre Blanc, or Crawfish Ravioli with Pan Seared Jumbo […]

Valentine’s Pancake Breakfast with the Big Cats at In-Sync Exotics

Valentine’s Pancake Breakfast with the Big Cats at In-Sync Exotics

(WYLIE, TX – Jan. 20, 2019) In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie will host a Valentine’s All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Afterward, take a self-guided tour around the sanctuary. The suggested donation is $25/adults, $15/kids ages 4-12, under 4 free. Credit cards are accepted; no ATM. […]

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue to host ‘Madagascar’ Movie Night & Feeding

(WYLIE, TX – Jan. 20, 2019) Save the date and pre-order your tickets now for Outdoor Movie Night and Sneak Peak of Feeding on Saturday, March 16 at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue in Wylie. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie Madagascar starts at 8. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn, candy, […]

Lions and Tigers and Tents, Oh My!

(WYLIE, TX – Sept. 9, 2018) In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Center will host an overnight camp out from 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 through noon Sunday, Oct. 7.  The event will include dinner, smores, breakfast, souvenir, and an enrichment demonstration. The cost is $150/person (15 person limit). Must be 13 or older. Minors […]

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 […]

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