Rockwall couple partners with Meals on Wheels once again for Christmas display in memory of their son

Rockwall couple partners with Meals on Wheels once again for Christmas display in memory of their son

With more than 60,000 lights, this year’s ‘Stay in the Light’ display will be even bigger and brighter  ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 28, 2022) Brenda and David Hughes are hustling and bustling to string an estimated 60,000 Christmas lights outside their home at 1655 Plummer Drive in The Shores. They anticipate being able to ‘flip the […]

Sails & Yachts for Toys for Tots: Rockwall’s Christmas Boat Parade sets sail Dec. 10

Sails & Yachts for Toys for Tots: Rockwall’s Christmas Boat Parade sets sail Dec. 10

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 28, 2022) The Rockwall Christmas Boat Parade, “Sails and Yachts for Toys for Tots” will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 with best viewing at The Harbor at 7 p.m. Boats will leave Sapphire Bay Marina at 6:30, sail down I-30 and pass the Rockwall Harbor at approximately 7.  Boats will […]

Adventures with the Editor: ‘Twas the Night Before…at Cirque du Soleil

Adventures with the Editor: ‘Twas the Night Before…at Cirque du Soleil

(Nov. 28, 2022) Blue Ribbon News was invited to opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s first ever Christmas show – a spectacular showcase of sight and sound featuring everything from breathtaking aerial performances and high-energy acrobatics to fantastical snowball fights and playful, hoop-diving reindeer games. ‘Twas the Night Before, which runs through December 11 at […]

Rockwall Helping Hands, assisted by volunteers, provides Thanksgiving meals to 350 families

Rockwall Helping Hands, assisted by volunteers, provides Thanksgiving meals to 350 families

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 23, 2022) On Monday, Nov. 21st, and Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, Helping Hands passed out 350 Thanksgiving meals to local families. These boxes included gravy, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, soup, bread, potatoes, stuffing, and a cake mix with peaches for dessert. With the help of four volunteer groups, clients […]

Local dancers to perform with Mariah Carey in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Local dancers to perform with Mariah Carey in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Nov. 23, 2022) Dancers from The Dance FX Studio, including Rockwall High School Stingerettes, a member of the Rockwall-Heath Highsteppers and a Rockwall-Heath JV Starstepper, will be performing in the THANKSGIVING PARADE finale with Mariah Carey and the Kilgore College Rangerettes! Local dance choreographer and Dance FX director, Afton Fox, was chosen to […]

Campus expansion to feature competition gym, additional classrooms

Campus expansion to feature competition gym, additional classrooms

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 21, 2022) Heritage Christian Academy is tucked away in Rockwall on the busy corner of Goliad and Damascus. Construction of an $8.5 million dollar building, consisting of a competition gym and classroooms, began this summer, and is now visible above the tree line as you drive south on Goliad. With the completion of […]

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary’s ‘Coats for Kids’ program a heart-WARM-ing success

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary’s ‘Coats for Kids’ program a heart-WARM-ing success

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 22, 2022) Rockwall Breakfast Rotary Club’s annual Coats for Kids event was held at Costco on November 5. Breakfast Rotary and Rockwall Independent School District partner each year to provide new coats for elementary school children in Rockwall. In addition, Rockwall Breakfast Rotary provides coats for The Rainbow Room in Rockwall, an […]

Suspect in Royse City homicide found unresponsive in home

Suspect in Royse City homicide found unresponsive in home

ROYSE CITY, TX (Nov. 21, 2022) On Saturday, November 19, 2022 at approximately 3:40 PM, 911 received a call that a male subject was unresponsive and not breathing at a residence located at 5420 FM2625. The Royse City Police Department responded to the location along with medical emergency personnel from the Hunt County AMR Ambulance […]

Life Lessons by Erin Kincaid: Holiday Spirit

Life Lessons by Erin Kincaid: Holiday Spirit

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 21, 2022) Attend a dinner or an outing with me this month and you will most assuredly be asked this question, “What makes the holidays the holidays for you?”  The anthropologist in me wants to know all about the traditions people hold dear, especially when they are people who are different from […]

Rockwall County Open Spaces: ‘We must not delay any longer’

Rockwall County Open Spaces: ‘We must not delay any longer’

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Nov. 21, 2022) In 1986 my wife and I fled the City of Garland and Dallas County. After church one sunny Mother’s Day morning, we visited our future home in Heath. Our three little children jumped out of the car and ran toward the lake without bothering to look inside the house. […]

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