Teacher summer reflections

(Rockwall) June 23, 2013 – My students clamored for summer break, having whined and begged for free days once Christmas ended (an exercise in futility… I give no free days, ever). After a year of higher standards, grueling tests and lackluster results, this class cleaned out their locker, turned in lingering assignments, and became freshman—another […]

Win cruise aboard Seawolf, Harbor Lights or Bucket List

Win cruise aboard Seawolf, Harbor Lights or Bucket List

Blue Ribbon News, Sail with Scott team up to host weekly prize drawings (Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall) June 18, 2013 – Blue Ribbon News is offering readers THREE WAYS to WIN a shared cruise for two from Sail with Scott aboard Harbor Lights, Seawolf or the new Bucket List. We’ll draw a winner every Friday […]

Meet Mittens, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(Rockwall) June 17, 2013 – If you’re looking to give yourself an air of calm confidence, there are numerous self-help sites on the internet that are willing to help. But you can take a shortcut by letting Mittens be your role model. She’s still young enough that she enjoys playing, but old enough that she calms down quickly. […]

Meet Lulu, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Lulu, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

June 10, 2013 – Lulu, a little three-year-old terrier mix, may look shy and unassuming, but she prefers to speak for herself. “Hey you! Are you lookin’ at me? You’d better be, because I’ve been looking all over the place for you. If you take me home right now, I promise I won’t be any trouble. […]

Tossing Small Stones: A Father’s Day Confession

The rod doubled and the reel sang as the shark darted and dove to the deep. After fishing for days on aFloridapier, I had hooked a monster, and my Dad coached and cheered above everyone. I was nine when I carved out this memory with my hero. He’s a mere shell of a man now, […]

Blue Ribbon News reader wins parasailing adventure

Here’s how you can win Congratulations to Tim Nichols of Rockwall whose name was just drawn from among our Blue Ribbon News DFW readers to win a FREE tandem flight with Captain Rance Rudy & Parasailing the Harbor! Enjoy your high-flying adventure,Tim – and thanks to all of our fans & followers who help us spread good news. Another giveaway […]

Meet Dawson, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(Rockwall) June 3, 2013 – Play ball! You’ll be the proud host of the most exciting game in town when Dawson is part of your team. This happy and playful youngster is ready to please you, because he’s very coachable. And with those rugged good looks, don’t be surprised if he’s asked to sign a few […]

Single male seeks companionship

Single male seeks companionship

Welcome to the Blue Ribbon News Personals. Here’s our most recent ad: WANTED: Loving family. Easy-going gentleman seeks companionship with like-minded family. LIKES: Leisurely strolls, peaceful evenings, larger house and yard (I’m a big boy!), mutual affection, nature park outings and the occasional quiet meal (candlelight optional). DISLIKES: Noise and hubbub, self-centered people and families who don’t […]

Mother of the Graduate

Mother of the Graduate

(May 19, 2013) The journey that began with a stack of diapers and swaddling blankets will reach a pinnacle at the toss of a tassel. Our youngest child will soon don a long robe and mortarboard to receive his college diploma. This, he thinks, is no big deal, just a necessary bit of pageantry. As a […]

Cheyenne, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week, needs help to avoid leg amputation

(ROCKWALL-May 7, 2013) Cheyenne has everything going for her. She’s a three-ear-old Akita who’s gorgeous, charming and mild-mannered. She’s a big girl – she weighs over 75 pounds – but Cheyenne is a gentle giant. She’s everything a great dog should be. Except one thing. She was apparently hit by a car and suffered substantial […]

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