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, […]

Blue Ribbon News 2019 holiday edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News 2019 holiday edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Here’s a digital look at our 2019 holiday print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly 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 […]

Blue Ribbon News October 2019 Print Edition Hits Mailboxes Throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News October 2019 Print Edition Hits Mailboxes Throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (July 29, 2019) Here’s a digital look at our October 2019 print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly 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 […]

Blue Ribbon News September 2019 Print Edition Hits Mailboxes Throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News September 2019 Print Edition Hits Mailboxes Throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (August 26, 2019) Here’s a digital look at our September 2019 print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to more than 22,000 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 […]

Letter from Our Publisher

Letter from Our Publisher

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 26, 2019) Real. Good. News. That was our mission seven years ago when we first launched Blue Ribbon News, and it’s our mission today. In a world where negative news is the norm and cynicism seems to dominate social media, we exist to shine the spotlight on the good. We heard […]

Hot Rocks 2019 Rides to a Sizzling Success

Hot Rocks 2019 Rides to a Sizzling Success

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 12, 2019) Hundreds of cyclists braved the Texas summer heat for a fantastic cause during the 2019 Hot Rocks Bike Ride on Aug. 10, sponsored by the Rockwall Noon Rotary. The Rotary’s signature fundraising event saw riders of all ages participated in routes of 54, 30, 24 and 12 miles. Each […]

When Godliness Becomes a Means of Gain

When Godliness Becomes a Means of Gain

(ROCKWALL, TX — August 8, 2019) There’s a plethora of helpful advice available to us all, usually as close as our Junk Mail box. Mostly we’ll find alluring appeals to our flesh: Keto Fat Burning, Dementia Destroyer, Brain Enhancers, and others—some unmentionable. Those who peddle such products and services might believe in their ability to […]

Blue Ribbon News August 2019 Print Edition Hits Mailboxes Throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News August 2019 Print Edition Hits Mailboxes Throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (July 29, 2019) Here’s a digital look at our August 2019 print edition. Our print publication delivers monthly to more than 22,000 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 […]

House passes Rep. Ratcliffe bill to punish possession of deadly substances

House passes Rep. Ratcliffe bill to punish possession of deadly substances

(WASHINGTON – July 11, 2019) Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) bipartisan legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives today to criminalize the possession of certain deadly substances. The Effective Prosecution of Possession of Biological Toxins and Agents Act of 2019 closes a loophole in federal law that has allowed dangerous toxins and agents to be knowingly […]