Rockwall County Emergency Management partners with Royse City ISD and My Labs Direct to provide FREE COVID-19 testing

Rockwall County Emergency Management partners with Royse City ISD and My Labs Direct to provide FREE COVID-19 testing

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 22, 2021) Rockwall County Emergency Management has partnered with Royse City ISD and My Labs Direct to provide FREE COVID-19 testing for residents (no residency requirements). My Labs Direct files administration fees to the insurance company but there is NO COST to the patient. No one will be denied testing due to […]

Susan G. Komen® More Than Pink Walk® to show power of the breast cancer community this Saturday

Susan G. Komen® More Than Pink Walk® to show power of the breast cancer community this Saturday

Community to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research, Patient Care and Public Policy Action September 16, 2021 – Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, recently announced that its signature fundraising event in West Texas will be held virtually Saturday, September 18, 2021.  The 2021 event will not be held in its traditional […]

Rockwall County opens antibody infusion center for COVID-positive residents

Rockwall County opens antibody infusion center for COVID-positive residents

ROCKWALL, TX – September 5, 2021 — Rockwall County is opening a pop-up monoclonal antibody infusion center Monday to treat area residents who have contracted COVID. Those in Rockwall County and beyond with a COVID-positive test will be able to receive the antibody infusion treatment free of charge at the center set up outside the […]

Garland ISD to offer FREE COVID-19 vaccine clinics at high schools Aug. 23 – Sept. 2

Garland ISD to offer FREE COVID-19 vaccine clinics at high schools Aug. 23 – Sept. 2

GARLAND ISD, TX (August 21, 2021) As COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the community, Garland ISD is committed to mitigating the spread of this virus. GISD is excited to announce they have partnered with the Garland Health Department to offer FREE COVID-19 vaccine clinics at our high schools Aug. 23 – Sept. 2. The […]

COVID-19 UPDATE for Dallas County and Rowlett-based businesses from Rowlett Chamber

COVID-19 UPDATE for Dallas County and Rowlett-based businesses from Rowlett Chamber

ROWLETT, TX (August 12, 2021) Yesterday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an order mandating that all child care centers, public schools, and businesses/commercial entities operating in Dallas County develop a health and safety policy within three days that, at a minimum, requires universal indoor masking for all teachers, students, employees, and visitors. This order […]

Rockwall ISD: COVID-19 Response and Return to In-Person Learning 2021-22

Rockwall ISD: COVID-19 Response and Return to In-Person Learning 2021-22

ROCKWALL, TX (August 9, 2021) Rockwall ISD looks forward to the return of all students to in-person learning and general standard school operations for the 2021-22 school year.  We have developed our plans with guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and our Local Health Authority (LHA). The following […]

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks

ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2021 — Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4. After June 4, no student, teacher, parent, […]

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 […]

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