Meet Annie, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Annie, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Hi there!  My name is Annie (my foster dad calls me Annie the Orphan). I’m about five months old, and I’m a little spitfire, according to my foster mom. She thinks I’m a Border Collie mix because I’m so smart! I learned sit, down, and shake all in one weekend! I’m 90% potty trained but […]

How I Met My Mate: True Love Calls

How I Met My Mate: True Love Calls

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Blue Ribbon News asked local couples how they met. Our annual “How I Met My Mate” feature is showcased in our latest print edition, with many more reader-submitted love stories to be shared online at www.BlueRibbonNews.com throughout February. As promised, here’s the true love tale that brought Richard and I together:  […]

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 […]

It’s Never Too Late: Surprised by Love

It’s Never Too Late: Surprised by Love

He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. –Song of Solomon 2:4 Heart-shaped chocolate boxes abound for Valentine’s Day, and some can be found even in senior-living communities, though romantic couples are hard to find. But one residential center I have visited was abuzz for months over a pair […]

Meet Blinkin, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Blinkin, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Blinkin is 3 months old and full of spunk, but she tends to run into things- in a puppy happy-go-lucky way- which is the reason she sometimes wears goggles (and she is just so stinking cute in them).  Her blindness does not slow her down.  Blinkin is current on her vaccines, spayed, and microchipped.  Contact info@rockwallpets.com for more info or to arrange […]

Shining Brighter in the New Year

Shining Brighter in the New Year

I heaved a sigh of relief as my husband, Jim, pulled a chunk of splintered wood from the palm of my hand. A small piece remained behind, and weeks later, though I couldn’t see it, the splinter still smarted if I touched the right spot. Jim’s own little splinter was more elusive. He’d rubbed one […]

Meet Higgins, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Higgins, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Higgins! Higgins is a 1-year old, 20-pound scruff muffin! Fun fact: The dog who played Benji was named Higgins! (See the resemblance?) Higgins is a loving and happy boy! He’s friendly with other dogs (big and small), and he is friendly with the people he meets on walks. He always wants to be by […]

Meet Addie, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Addie, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 9, 2019) Addie is a very sweet nine year old boxer mix.  She is a small girl, and not your typical sized boxer.  She wants nothing more than to curl up on her dog bed and watch everyone or fall asleep with her cute little tongue hanging out.  Addie has done well with […]

Peace on Earth — For Whom Exactly?

Peace on Earth — For Whom Exactly?

(ROCKWALL, TX — Dec. 2, 2019) The familiar melodies arrive around the same time as poinsettias. Like cough medicines and Menthol lozenges we purchase this time of year, their lyrics may soothe us: What Child is this, who, laid to rest/On Mary’s lap is sleeping?1 Though the nations may rage and winter weather behave likewise, […]

Veterans Day Salute: Celestino H. Rodriguez

Veterans Day Salute: Celestino H. Rodriguez

(ROCKWALL, TX — November 4, 2019) My beloved father, Celestino H. Rodriguez was drafted into the United States Army in September of 1943, at a tender age of 18.  He trained at Camp Gruber in Oklahoma and set sail to France at the end of 1944.  On Christmas Eve of 1944, certain members, including dad, […]

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