State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

In a recent interview with Blue Ribbon News, State Representative Justin Holland discussed COVID-19 testing and the importance of adhering to the Shelter In Place order for Rockwall County in order to flatten the curve. Holland said the biggest thing for people to realize is that there are many people who don’t need to be […]

Love will find a way: Birthday celebration through a nursing home window

Love will find a way: Birthday celebration through a nursing home window

  (ROCKWALL, TX – March 26, 2020) Our Blue Ribbon News team is greatly moved by the messages of love and hope we continue to receive from readers, especially through this challenging and unprecedented time. Susan Duke shared the following, regarding her husband Harvey’s birthday: “I was crying and so upset because I couldn’t see […]

Emergency Child Care available at Rockwall YMCA for front line workers

Emergency Child Care available at Rockwall YMCA for front line workers

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 22, 2020) Although all YMCA branches are currently closed due to COVID-19, the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is among eleven branches across the metroplex offering limited childcare to those who serve as first responders, medical professionals, government officials, and those who continue their work during this challenging time. This care will be […]

Bunches of flowers, bunches of joy in Heath

Bunches of flowers, bunches of joy in Heath

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – March 21, 2020) Earlier this week, Bunches Flower Company was blessed with a large flower donation and they decided it was the perfect opportunity to share some joy with our community. “Today we went out to the City of Heath sign on Ridge Road and did just that,” wrote Audrey Swanson. “We used all […]

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary presents donation to Rainbow Room

Rockwall Breakfast Rotary presents donation to Rainbow Room

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 20, 2020) During these days of pandemic and uncertainty, the Rockwall County Rainbow Room continues to provide for kids and teens who are abused or displaced. They work in conjunction with Child Protective Services and deliver the tangibles that the kids need – hygiene products, clothes, backpacks, bedding, beds, etc. The […]

Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott announced March 19 a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance with federal guidelines issued by the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE from Rockwall County Judge David Sweet

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE from Rockwall County Judge David Sweet

Judge Sweet issues disaster declaration for Rockwall County to enhance preparedness and response to COVID-19 outbreak In a special meeting on Monday, March 16, Rockwall County Judge David Sweet issued the following declaration of a state of disaster in public health for Rockwall County regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), to go into effect Tuesday, March […]

RISD suspends in-person classes, continues online campus learning through April 3

RISD suspends in-person classes, continues online campus learning through April 3

Message to Rockwall ISD families, sent March 17, 2020:  Rockwall Parents, In support of the national effort by the Centers for Disease Control to mitigate COVID-19, Rockwall ISD will take the following actions: Rockwall ISD suspends In-Person Classes but will continue Online Campus Learning through April 3. Again, students are to remain at home and continue […]

Important message to the community from our Blue Ribbon News team

Important message to the community from our Blue Ribbon News team

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – March 17, 2020) Our Blue Ribbon News partners and advertisers are facing unprecedented challenges, as you know. Thank you for supporting locally-owned small businesses, and stepping up to help the nonprofits that serve this community. It’s amazing to see Rockwall County come together, even when physically we have to distance ourselves. Please follow Blue Ribbon […]

Packed with love: Lake Pointe Church community helps ensure no kid goes hungry during school shutdown

Packed with love: Lake Pointe Church community helps ensure no kid goes hungry during school shutdown

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 14, 2020) Lake Pointe Church volunteers have been busy this afternoon collecting drive-thru food donations, running them inside to be sorted, assembled and packed up to make sure kids are fed during extended Spring Break. Lake Pointe’s website says, “As a church we will be here to meet the needs of […]

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