The Town and Country Church Mice

The Town and Country Church Mice

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 9, 2019) The beautiful church on a wooded hillside is only two country miles down the road. We’ve quickly warmed to the friendly congregation and their down-to-earth pastor who’s over sixty, like us. My husband and I appreciate the traditional worship service, although we’re less fond of the song selections, which […]

A Truly American Experience

A Truly American Experience

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 1, 2019) I fought off disappointment and my feet ached, but a simple campfire somehow made it better, primitive TV in a sense. I didn’t need its warmth, but I definitely welcomed its comfort. After hiking eight miles and seeing no elk, I definitely needed some form of encouragement. So far, […]

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

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

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (June 24, 2019) Here’s a digital look at our July 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 […]

Meet Shasta, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 17, 2019) Gorgeous Shasta found herself in a very full shelter when her former family surrendered her for “having too much fun” with the chickens and rabbits in their yard. Well, she’s a cattle dog. Those who understand the breed know that they need to stay busy or they will find something […]

Idyllic Summer

Idyllic Summer

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 14, 2019) Ireland and I watched The Sandlot awhile back which conjured stories of my kid summers. My buddy lived next to an abandoned ball field behind a church. The church still worshipped but the softball team was a relic. It was Sandlot-esque, a large grass and dirt field and a […]

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 […]

A Day in the Life: Kathie Truitt

A Day in the Life: Kathie Truitt

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 6, 2019) She may be a former Mrs. Missouri but don’t refer to Kathie Truitt as anything but a Texas gal. Her love of our amazing state happened when her mother in law walked into a church in the Ozarks. Kathie was so enthralled by the pure glamorous look of this […]

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

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

ROCKWALL/HEATH/FATE, TX (May 28, 2019) Here’s a digital look at our June 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 […]

Anchored

Anchored

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 14, 2019) Anchored, we fished a tributary of the Mississippi. It was a summer Wednesday and I was on my weekly fishing adventure with Dad. Most of the time we drove into Arkansas and fished a large oxbow lake named appropriately, “Horseshoe,” but this day Dad felt extra adventurous and drove […]

Meet Petra, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 6, 2019) Introducing…the Lady Petra. This sweet and shy lap girl is about 4 years old and weighs 12 pounds. She’ll need a bit of time to figure out if you are friend or foe, but once she decides you’re a friend, her loyalty is boundless. The little dance of joy […]