Blue Ribbon News Aug/Sept issue hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News Aug/Sept issue hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – August 7, 2023 — Our latest print edition is hitting mailboxes this week, but you can preview a digital version of our August/September issue right now by clicking the cover image below. The print edition delivers to about 17,500 homes and businesses throughout Rockwall County, highlighing hometown good news and happenings, […]

The Rose Table: How to host a hauntingly good Disney-themed dinner

The Rose Table: How to host a hauntingly good Disney-themed dinner

Rockwall, Tx (July 26, 2023) – I don’t know about you, but I could not be more excited for the new Haunted Mansion movie! One of my all-time favorite Disney Dinners is Haunted Mansion. I transformed my dining room into my very own Haunted Mansion for this spooky party by tilting my artwork and covering […]

Meet Finnegan, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Finnegan, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

ROCKWALL, TX (July 25, 2023) Introducing Finnegan, or Finn, the most adorable dog you’ll ever meet! He’s a little guy but loves so big! Finn was brought to the shelter as a stray but is ready for a family to call his own. He’s looking for a calm and patient home that understands he needs […]

Meet Nyla, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Nyla, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Rockwall, TX (July 11, 2023) – Meet Nyla! This sweet 11-month old girl loves belly rubs and wants to cuddle. Nyla was wonderful with other dogs in the shelter, and her former owners say she’s great with children (unknown on cats). Her foster family says that she has not had any accidents in their house […]

Cooking With Ease – A Different Story: Oven Baked Brisket Tacos

Cooking With Ease – A Different Story: Oven Baked Brisket Tacos

Rockwall, TX (June 24, 2023) – Most people that read this will already know what my day job is. My husband and I run one of Rockwall County’s oldest family-owned cattle farms. We raise cattle, sell beef, and cook tasty beef-centric meals. Most of our cooking is done over open fire. This is, traditionally, how […]

Area educators welcome at Teachers Prayer Breakfast

Area educators welcome at Teachers Prayer Breakfast

Rockwall, TX (June 23, 2023) – The annual JER Chilton YMCA Teachers Prayer Breakfast, dedicated to the professional educators who serve area districts, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26. Breakfast will be served at 6:45 a.m. with a special program to follow at 7. An open invitation is extended to all Rockwall County area educators […]

Snake Pit Pasta headlines this Indiana Jones-themed Disney dinner party

Snake Pit Pasta headlines this Indiana Jones-themed Disney dinner party

Rockwall, TX (June 24, 2023) – For my latest episode of Disney Dinners, I hosted an Indiana Jones party to celebrate the release of the new movie. I transformed my dining room into an Egyptian temple for Indy to explore, complete with a boulder, cobwebs, snake decals, a hieroglyphic table runner, ancient map napkins, and […]

Patriot Paws helps veterans and others regain independence one dog at a time

Patriot Paws helps veterans and others regain independence one dog at a time

Rockwall, TX (June 23, 2023) – Last month, an emotional and joyous event occurred placing American heroes with four-legged heroes through the devotion of Rockwall non-profit, Patriot PAWS Service Dogs. Arriving at this Service Dog Team graduation, you become immediately aware that this is a special occasion. Greeted with an upbeat, patriotic atmosphere you can’t […]

The Confession of a Once-Pagan King

The Confession of a Once-Pagan King

Rockwall, TX (June 23, 2023) – My wooded neighborhood features a mix of mature hardwood and pine trees—up to 100 feet tall. We welcome the rains that keep them green but worry about high winds that make them sway. Rain and wind are a dangerous combination since the added weight of wet leaves can bring […]

Rockwall Veterinary Hospital celebrates 65 years

Rockwall Veterinary Hospital celebrates 65 years

Rockwall, TX (June 23, 2023) – Today’s Rockwall Veterinary Hospital is a modern, small animal clinic, but the clinic’s history actually goes back 65 years! In 1958, Dr. Joe Loftis took over a downtown Rockwall vet clinic before moving to a newly constructed state-of-the-art facility in 1970, where today’s hospital remains. In those early days, […]