Searching for a Star competition draws young talent from 16 cities

(Wylie) June 4, 2012 – Thursday, June 7 began the first elimination rounds in the Searching for a Star 2012 vocal competition in Wylie.  Fifty-one young performers entered the competition, representing 16 cities. Performers came from as far away as Winnsboro, Texas to audition for the sixth year of the competition. Cities represented include Allen, Coppell, […]

Best Gymnastics hosts Night Out Olympic Celebration, summer camps

Summer Camp Member Special for Blue Ribbon News readers! The special includes either morning or afternoon camps for $22 a session. This special is good until June 1st. No need to be Best Gymnastics members to receive this special discount – BUT YOU MUST MENTION THAT YOU HEARD ABOUT IT FROM BLUE RIBBON NEWS!   CLICK […]

Wylie East Sapphires take top awards at Nationals in Florida

The Wylie East Sapphires competed at the Champion Dance Nationals at the University of Florida in Orlando on March 3, taking home several outstanding awards. The drill team dancers also spent time at Walt Disney World, visiting the various parks and enjoying a character breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and Friends and a private team […]

At home, at work, at play – it’s all about the animals

At home, at work, at play – it’s all about the animals

Good People: Roberta Kirby Home is where the heart is. For Roberta Kirby, it’s also where her work is. But as the 69-year-old canine massage therapist will tell you, it’s not really work when you’re doing what you love, with the ones you love. Roberta shares several acres of farmland with her daughter and son-in-law, […]

Utley students win big at District UIL Academic Competition

(Rockwall ISD) On Feb. 3 and 4, Utley Middle School students competed in the district UIL Academic competition against Williams and Cain Middle Schools from Rockwall and Wylie Junior Highs:  Cooper, Burnett, and McMillan. The 7th grade academic team placed 2nd and 8th grade team placed 3rd. The 2011-2012 UIL Academic Results are as follows: […]

Silver Pack Dancers go big at regional competition

Congratulations to the Utley Middle School Silver Pack Dancers Competition Team. The dancers participated in the American Dance/Drill Team North Texas Regional Competition on Feb. 4, 2012, and came away with 11 awards. The awards include: Team Sweepstakes Gussie Nell Davis Award 1st Runner-Up Middle School Team Judges’ Award for Jazz Judges’ Award for Hip […]

‘Rockwall’s Got Talent’ finals Friday, Jan. 27

‘Rockwall’s Got Talent’ finals Friday, Jan. 27

Tickets are on sale for the Rockwall Community Playhouse’s annual competition and fundraising event, Rockwall’s Got Talent. Semi-finals were 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20; finals will be 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 – both at Utley Middle School, 1201 Townsend Drive in Rockwall. The first place winner will receive $1,000, awarded by Community Bank. The second place winner takes $500, […]

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