STAR Transit offers free rides to all vaccination locations

STAR Transit offers free rides to all vaccination locations

TERRELL, TX – Feb. 1, 2021 – STAR Transit is providing free rides for persons with confirmed appointments to get the COVID 19 vaccine shots.  The curb-to-curb service extends outside of the agency’s service area. Rides are available Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For this purpose, STAR Transit is temporarily adding Saturday […]

Update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution from the Department of State Health Services

Update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution from the Department of State Health Services

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 21, 2021 — In week six of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the Texas Department of State Health Services reports  more than one million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The supply of vaccine is currently limited, but more vaccine is sent to Texas each week. DSHS expects […]

Rockwall County long-term care facilities receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine

Rockwall County long-term care facilities receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 20, 2021 — Rockwall County Judge David Sweet is happy to announce that all 12 long-term care facilities have now received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All residents, staff and caregivers who wanted to participate had the opportunity to receive the vaccine. From the beginning of the pandemic, a […]

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccine Update

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 20, 2021 — Governor Greg Abbot announced a change in the state’s strategy to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to Texans. This new strategy now being implemented by the state involves shifting available vaccines to hub locations, focused on larger metro areas including Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, Tarrant County, […]

More blood donors sought as pandemic continues to cause blood supply shortage for hospitals

More blood donors sought as pandemic continues to cause blood supply shortage for hospitals

ROCKWALL, TX – January 11, 2021 — As hospitals continue to do all in their power to manage the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, Carter BloodCare reports that the blood supply for North, Central and East Texas communities remains very limited. Carter BloodCare Vice President of Organizational Relations Moore said while the need for blood […]

First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall to host Jan. 19 memorial service for lives lost in the pandemic

First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall to host Jan. 19 memorial service for lives lost in the pandemic

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 8, 2021 — First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall, 602 White Hills Dr., will participate in a national moment of unity and remembrance of lives lost in the pandemic with a special outdoor service at 4:30 p.m. on January 19.  The service will take place in the church’s back parking lot. Following […]

Rockwall School of Music nationally recognized as a Safe Music School

Rockwall School of Music nationally recognized as a Safe Music School

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 8, 2021 — Rockwall School of Music has been recognized as a Safe Music School from the national Safe Music Schools organization. As a Safe Music School, RSM pledges to continue to do their part to stop the spread of Covid-19. RSM is the first and only music lesson teaching facility […]

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 […]

What’s next with the COVID-19 Vaccine in Texas and Rockwall County?

What’s next with the COVID-19 Vaccine in Texas and Rockwall County?

ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 31, 2020 – We know there are many questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and Blue Ribbon News and Rockwall County wants to help. Here is the most current information from Rockwall County. We will continue to share updates with you as soon as we have them. What we do know is […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court accepts resignation of Local Health Authority Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly

Rockwall County Commissioners Court accepts resignation of Local Health Authority Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly

ROCKWALL, TX – December 23, 2020 — In a regular meeting on Dec. 22, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court unanimously accepted the resignation of the county’s Local Health Authority, Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly, effective Dec. 29, 2020. Metcalf-Kelly has served as the Rockwall County Health Authority since July. In her letter of resignation addressed to the […]

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