Painting the Town: Two mural artists – one who is blind – add colorful touches to Fate

Painting the Town: Two mural artists – one who is blind – add colorful touches to Fate

FATE, TX (Oct. 21, 2021) Two mural artists are currently working on a city-owned building located in Downtown Fate at 104 E. Fate Main Place that houses both the Department of Public Safety and Four Czechs Bakery. John Bramblitt, a blind Denton mural artist, is painting the entire length of the building with historic images […]

Students selected for City of Rockwall’s leadership organization, YAC

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 9, 2021)  Four new members have been selected for the City of Rockwall’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) for the new school year. In addition, eight members will return to the leadership organization. YAC helps teach high school-aged students about local government, while providing them with opportunities to hone their leadership skills. The new […]

Rockwall City Council names Mary Smith as Interim City Manager

Rockwall City Council names Mary Smith as Interim City Manager

Rockwall, Texas – February 2, 2021 – The Rockwall City Council has named long-time Assistant City Manager Mary Smith as the new interim City Manager. The move came on the heels of the retirement last week of former City Manager Rick Crowley. Mary Smith has served successfully in the dual role of Assistant City Manager […]

City of Fate to host blood drives in celebration of 120th anniversary

City of Fate to host blood drives in celebration of 120th anniversary

Carter BloodCare seeks donors, pandemic likely to limit high school drives FATE, Texas (September 14, 2020) – Carter BloodCare usually collects 20 to 25 percent of its annual blood supply at high school blood drives. That was true before the coronavirus pandemic occurred. Last March, hundreds of blood drives canceled when a shelter-in-place directive closed […]

Rockwall’s Concerts by the Lake, Fourth of July parade, fireworks return

Rockwall’s Concerts by the Lake, Fourth of July parade, fireworks return

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 4, 2020) Blue Ribbon News has just received confirmation that the City of Rockwall’s Concert by the Lake Series will return Thursday, June 18. The entertainment line-up is expected to be finalized and released next week. Concerts are free and open to the public, and begin at 7:30 p.m. at The […]

City of Rockwall cancels pool season for Summer 2020

City of Rockwall cancels pool season for Summer 2020

Rockwall, Texas – April 8, 2020 – The City of Rockwall has made the difficult decision to keep pools at Gloria Williams Park and Harry Myers Park closed for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Based on the current Stay-At-Home order and uncertainty of when those conditions will change, the proper training of life guards cannot be […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Message from Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt (March 26)

COVID-19 UPDATE: Message from Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt (March 26)

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 26, 2020) As you may already know, health authorities have informed the City of Rockwall that there are now three confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Rockwall County. The ages of the individuals are: 42, 50 and 82, and all of these reside within the City of Rockwall. They are all […]

Rockwall County Reports First Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

Rockwall County Reports First Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 25, 2020, 5:30PM) Health authorities have informed the City of Rockwall that there are now two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Rockwall County. Health officials will monitor these cases and provide additional details as they become available, subject of course to patient confidentiality. Citizens should comply with the Rockwall County […]

Message to Rockwall community from Mayor Jim Pruitt regarding COVID-19

Message to Rockwall community from Mayor Jim Pruitt regarding COVID-19

From Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt to the community: I wanted to share with you my growing concern surrounding the COVID-19 virus which has swept through our nation and around the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been adversely impacted already or will be impacted in the coming days, weeks, and […]

U.S. Surgeon General urges blood donations during Coronavirus threat

U.S. Surgeon General urges blood donations during Coronavirus threat

  (ROCKWALL, TX – March 20, 2020) During the continuing COVID-19 threat, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams is asking for Americans to increase blood donations, in an effort to help those who need it. There is currently a shortage, and in the coming days and weeks, more may be needed. He stresses that additional precautions […]

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