Message from Rockwall County Judge David Sweet on COVID-19 Vaccine

Message from Rockwall County Judge David Sweet on COVID-19 Vaccine

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 5, 2020 – Rockwall County Judge David Sweet shared the following message today regarding the COVID-19 vaccine in Rockwall County: “We do not have any control (we’re trying, we’re pushing) in the approval of providers to administer the vaccine or how many allocations they receive. Rockwall County has been exceedingly aggressive […]

Terry Garrett sworn in as Rockwall County Sheriff this morning

Terry Garrett sworn in as Rockwall County Sheriff this morning

ROCKWALL, TX – January 1, 2021 – Terry Garrett, joined with his wife Dr. Shelley Garrett and family, was sworn in on January 1, 2021, by 382nd District Judge Brett Hall as the 18th Sheriff of Rockwall County. Sheriff Garrett began his 40-plus-year career in public safety in 1976, while still in high school, working […]

Comprehensive Guide to All Things Christmas In & Around Rockwall County

Comprehensive Guide to All Things Christmas In & Around Rockwall County

  ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Nov. 27, 2020 – With COVID-19 concerns top of mind, many families are foregoing travel plans, limiting group gatherings, and seeking new and creative ways to celebrate the season in an effort to stay safe. From virtual tree lightings and Reindeer Runs to live nativity scenes, our local calendar is […]

Rockwall County District Attorney to participate in leadership development program

Rockwall County District Attorney to participate in leadership development program

County Official Selected for Leadership 254 AUSTIN, TX – Nov. 10, 2020 – The Texas Association of Counties has selected Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper to receive a scholarship and participate in Leadership 254, its leadership development program for county officials. The program is designed to advance the leadership skills of county officials to […]

Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse RoundUp to celebrate western heritage, agricultural roots

Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse RoundUp to celebrate western heritage, agricultural roots

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 16, 2020) The Rockwall County Sheriff’s Posse welcomes everyone to join them in a celebration of our community’s western heritage and agricultural roots. The Possee Roundup event will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at Rockwall County’s historic courthouse on the square. Stay tuned for more details to come! […]

Letter to the Editor: Open Space and the future of Rockwall County

Letter to the Editor: Open Space and the future of Rockwall County

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 13, 2020) Rockwall County, the smallest county in Texas, is also the 10th most densely populated. Currently at just over 100,000 population, it is projected to reach 350,000 by 2040. In the next 20 years, residential and commercial development will turn most of undeveloped land into more pavement and roof tops, replacing much […]

Location, hours for Rockwall County early voting (Oct. 13-30)

Location, hours for Rockwall County early voting (Oct. 13-30)

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 30) As we draw nearer to the beginning of Early Voting, voters are encouraged to review the early voting schedule to determine where and when you will vote. Make your Voting Plan today! To learn more, visit www.rockwallvotes.com or visit the Rockwall County Elections Office Facebook page. Blue Ribbon News staff report.  […]

Rockwall County Judge David Sweet elected Secretary/Treasurer of NCTCOG Executive Board

Rockwall County Judge David Sweet elected Secretary/Treasurer of NCTCOG Executive Board

ROCKWALL, TX (September 10, 2020) The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Executive Board recently welcomed four newly elected officers and 13 directors during the NCTCOG’s 54th annual General Assembly, which was held virtually. Rockwall County Judge David Sweet was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the 17-member NCTCOG Executive Board – the policy-making body of the […]

Rockwall County 4-H to celebrate its new year with kick-off event

Rockwall County 4-H to celebrate its new year with kick-off event

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (September 3, 2020) Rockwall County 4-H is planning a kick-off event for the new 4-H year from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 12.  This year’s event will be held at Honey’s Shaved Ice, located at 1021 Kingsbridge Lane in Rockwall, TX 75032 (Highway 205 South near McClendon-Chisholm). Rockwall County 4-H Club […]

Chalk It Up 4 Kids: sidewalk art contest to raise awareness in Rockwall County

Chalk It Up 4 Kids: sidewalk art contest to raise awareness in Rockwall County

ROCKWALL, TX (August 5, 2020) “Show us your best chalk art!” say organizers of the Chalk It Up 4 Kids Sidewalk Art Contest, designed to engage kids, adults, and local businesses while helping to raise awareness about the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County. To enter, simply create a work of art with sidewalk chalk, […]

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