SURVEY: Your input sought for Rockwall County COVID vaccination efforts

SURVEY: Your input sought for Rockwall County COVID vaccination efforts

ROCKWALL, TX – April 6, 2021 -The Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management is surveying Rockwall County residents for planning purposes regarding future COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Residents are encouraged to take the vaccination survey here:  https://forms.gle/rbkoNGKCzMZdz8Jt8 Blue Ribbon News staff report.  Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To […]

Big news, big funds for Fate DPS Officer hospitalized four months with COVID

Big news, big funds for Fate DPS Officer hospitalized four months with COVID

ROCKWALL, TX – March 28, 2021 — Last night at Southern Junction Nightclub and Steakhouse, two checks totaling $53,754 were presented to Cynthia Willoughby, wife of Fate DPS Officer Clint Willoughby who has been hospitalized with COVID-19 since December 2020. The generous donations were a result of a benefit Crawfish Boil, raffle and silent auction […]

First U.S. case of COVID-19 confirmed in cougars at In-Sync Exotics in Wylie

First U.S. case of COVID-19 confirmed in cougars at In-Sync Exotics in Wylie

WYLIE, TX – March 22, 2021 – In a growing number of species affected by the COVID-19 virus, a cougar at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center in Wylie, TX has tested positive as the first cougar in the United States, with only one other case being reported in South Africa. While sedated for […]

Teachers, education and child care personnel now eligible to be vaccinated

Teachers, education and child care personnel now eligible to be vaccinated

March 3, 2021 – The Texas Department of State Health Services today notified all vaccine providers that they should immediately include school and child care workers in vaccine administration. Last night, DSHS received a letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directing states to expand eligibility to include people who work in […]

Quest Academy helps graduating Rockwall ISD seniors earn their robes

Quest Academy helps graduating Rockwall ISD seniors earn their robes

ROCKWALL, TX – February 19, 2021 — When local high school seniors were falling behind and in danger of not graduating on time due to the pandemic, Quest Academy in Rockwall stepped in to help fill the gap. In an agreement with Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath high schools, teachers at Quest Academy welcomed 30-40 high school […]

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies in Texas to administer COVID vaccines through new federal retail pharmacy program

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies in Texas to administer COVID vaccines through new federal retail pharmacy program

Walmart is a preferred retail pharmacy partner in 22 states, including Texas   DALLAS, TEXAS, Feb. 9, 2021 – Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines in Texas through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb 12, 2021. Eligible customers can schedule a vaccine appointment via the Walmart and Sam’s Club […]

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic: ‘I Volunteered And So Should You!’

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Rockwall resident Bill Watts for sharing this Letter to the Editor about volunteering to help at COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  ROCKWALL, TX – February 8, 2021 – I’m Bill Watts and I volunteered to help at a vaccination center in Rockwall, TX. I support Helping Hands Rockwall, a local charity, and read […]

Jones Elementary sixth graders create art to honor Rockwall ISD School Board

Jones Elementary sixth graders create art to honor Rockwall ISD School Board

ROCKWALL, TX – February 8, 2021 — January was School Board Recognition Month and Cindy Mosby, the art teacher at Jones, decided that this year would be the perfect time for the students’ artwork to have a practical use while spreading cheer and hope. Mosby and the sixth-grade students chose the theme “Here Comes the […]

Rockwall County and Helping Hands partner to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Rockwall County and Helping Hands partner to administer COVID-19 vaccines

ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 4, 2021 — Rockwall County Helping Hands has partnered with Rockwall County to provide a COVID-19 vaccine clinic which began yesterday at the Rockwall County Library and runs through Friday, Feb. 5.  The library will be closed during this time due to the clinic, which is only open for those designated […]

Volunteers sought to assist with COVID-19 mass vaccination operations in Rockwall County

Volunteers sought to assist with COVID-19 mass vaccination operations in Rockwall County

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 29, 2021 – In anticipation of receiving large amounts of the vaccine as early as next week, Rockwall County Emergency Management, in coordination with Helping Hands, continues to look for volunteers to assist with Covid-19 mass vaccination operations. At this time, we are looking to determine volunteers’ availability. This is not […]

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