Governor Greg Abbott announces new re-openings including bars, childcare services and summer camps

Governor Greg Abbott announces new re-openings including bars, childcare services and summer camps

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 18, 2020) Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced new re-openings this afternoon as part of the Phase II of his plan to re-open Texas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the new re-openings announced today include: Childcare services, massage services, and youth clubs (effective immediately) Office-based employers (with no more than 10 employees […]

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Tuesday, May 19

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Tuesday, May 19

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2020) The State COVID-19 mobile testing site is coming to Rockwall County again Tuesday, May 19 by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  1at Lake Pointe Church (701 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087). Any first responder, healthcare professional (including long term care facility staff), grocery store worker can be […]

UPDATE: Rockwall County Helping Hands to re-open donation dropoff

UPDATE: Rockwall County Helping Hands to re-open donation dropoff

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 1, 2020) Rockwall County Helping Hands Executive Director Jon Bailey gives an update on the re-opening of their donation dropoff: Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com. Subscribe to our email newsletter here. Advertising: 214-342-8000 […]

WATCH: Update from Rockwall County Helping Hands on re-opening of Thrift Store

WATCH: Update from Rockwall County Helping Hands on re-opening of Thrift Store

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 1, 2020) Rockwall County Helping Hands released the following video announcement about the re-opening of its Thrift Store. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com. Subscribe to our email newsletter here. Advertising: 214-342-8000 or advertising@BlueRibbonNews.com. […]

Governor Abbott’s new Executive Order to re-open retail, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls May 1

Governor Abbott’s new Executive Order to re-open retail, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls May 1

Highlights: The new Executive Order allows all retail stores, restaurants, malls, movie theaters, museums and libraries to open on May 1st. These businesses can only operate at up to 25% occupancy. In counties with five or fewer positive cases of COVID-19, the new Order allows these businesses to operate at up to 50% occupancy. Salons, […]

Garland ISD launches initiatives offering virtual support for families and students

Garland ISD launches initiatives offering virtual support for families and students

(GARLAND, TX — April 24, 2020) Garland ISD recently launched two initiatives to help provide support digitally for families and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Garland ISD launches Family Support Call Center Garland ISD strives to offer families a variety of ways to stay connected. The district launched its newest communication service Wednesday, April 22 […]

UPDATE: Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management reports six total cases of COVID-19 at Broadmoor Medical Lodge

UPDATE: Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management reports six total cases of COVID-19 at Broadmoor Medical Lodge

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 23, 2020) Tuesday, Rockwall County announced that Broadmoor Medical Lodge had two COVID-19 cases. As of today, the total COVID-19 positive case count has risen to six.  Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is not providing testing to this facility.  However, Broadmoor has coordinated with a private testing provider to have […]

Local realtors to host face mask fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels April 25

Local realtors to host face mask fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels April 25

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 21, 2020) This weekend, realtors Rick and Dianna Johnson of RE/MAX Landmark in Rockwall will host a fundraiser offering handcrafted face masks and the chance to support a noteworthy cause. On Saturday, April 25, join the RE/MAX Landmark team in their parking lot (2850 Shoreline Trail) from 12 p.m. to 2 […]

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 17, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders, select activities and services that pose minimal to no threat of spreading […]

Rockwall Rotary donates $1,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Rockwall Rotary donates $1,000 to Boys & Girls Club

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 16, 2020) The Rockwall Rotary recently donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club, supporting the nonprofit’s efforts in providing valuable resources to local kids in need during the coronavirus pandemic. With the crippling effects that the coronavirus has had on area businesses and nonprofits, the Rotary’s Youth Development Director John […]

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