Statement from Collin County Judge Chris Hill: Collin County resident tests ‘presumptive positive’ for coronavirus

Statement from Collin County Judge Chris Hill:  Collin County resident tests ‘presumptive positive’ for coronavirus

(McKINNEY, TX) Collin County health officials have identified a presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. A Frisco man in his late 30’s who recently traveled to California is stable, in isolation in his home, and is being monitored by county health care staff. Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) will await further testing to […]

In-Sync Exotics brings home two new rescues

In-Sync Exotics brings home two new rescues

(WYLIE, TX) Two exotic big cats have come to In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center in Wylie. Both cats were previously privately owned. Zachariah, pictured above, is a 13-year-old male liger, which is a hybrid resulting when someone breeds a lion to a tiger. They typically have some physical characteristics of each parent. Upon […]

In-Sync Exotics springs into season with several family-friendly events

In-Sync Exotics springs into season with several family-friendly events

(WYLIE, TX) Several family-friendly activities are planned over the next few months at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue & Education Center, including Outdoor Movie Night, an Easter egg hunt, and a camp-out. Located at 3430 Skyview Drive in Wylie, In-Sync serves as a sanctuary for over 70 rescued tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, bobcats, lynx, servals, […]

Kahn and Sheila: A love tale from Wylie’s exotic cat sanctuary

Kahn and Sheila: A love tale from Wylie’s exotic cat sanctuary

(WYLIE, TX) With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Blue Ribbon News has been sharing reader-submitted love stories in our wildly popular “How I Met My Mate” series. As our friends at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue pointed out, love can come in all forms, “from romantic to friendship, between friends, acquaintances, groups, and partners” – even animals. […]

Annual water system maintenance planned March 2-30

Annual water system maintenance planned March 2-30

Temporary change in water disinfectant critical for safe drinking water year round WYLIE, TX – Jan. 31, 2020:  The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 2 through March 30, 2020. The annual, routine change is necessary to maintain the regional system and year […]

Blue Ribbon News February 2020 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News February 2020 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Here’s a digital look at our February 2020 print edition. Our print publication delivers 8x/year to more than 15,500 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 businesses. Meals on Wheels […]

Panthers, Pumas & Pancakes: In-Sync Exotics to host Valentine’s breakfast

Panthers, Pumas & Pancakes: In-Sync Exotics to host Valentine’s breakfast

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center, located at 3430 Skyview Drive in Wylie, will host a Panthers, Pumas & Pancakes Valentine’s Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Enjoy coffee, juice, fruit, all-you-can-eat pancakes and a self-guided tour around the sanctuary. In-Sync is home to over 70 rescued exotic cats. The nonprofit […]

Do you need an Urgent Care Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Do you need an Urgent Care Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Understanding the difference between urgent and emergent care If your family is like mine, any fun weekend is likely to turn chaotic at a moment’s notice.  Unfortunately, chaos sometimes turns into a critical need for medical attention.  I have come to realize, from experience, that planning ahead for that possibility is as necessary as the […]

ROTC Cadets to Journey 200 Miles in the Red River Showdown Run to Dallas Oct. 10

ROTC Cadets to Journey 200 Miles in the Red River Showdown Run to Dallas Oct. 10

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 3, 2019) On Thursday, Oct. 10, future servicemembers from the University of Texas are going to run a football nearly 200 miles, making the trek from Austin all the way up to Dallas for the 2019 Cotton Bowl. Once there, they’ll play football against their fellow ROTC cadets from the University […]

In-Sync Joins Massive Effort to Re-home 470+ Exotic Animals

(WYLIE, TX – Sept. 26, 2019) On August 11, 2019, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was notified by the Wildlife Waystation, a wild animal refuge that houses exotic and domestic animals in Sylmar, that their Board of Directors had voted to surrender the facility’s CDFW permit voluntarily and to close the facility. CDFW […]

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