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 […]

Saying ‘Howdy’ to Big Tex as crane lifts him into place for 2022 State Fair of Texas

Saying ‘Howdy’ to Big Tex as crane lifts him into place for 2022 State Fair of Texas

DALLAS, TX (Sept. 26, 2022) Big Tex is back at the State Fair of Texas for his 70th year, returning to his rightful spot in Big Tex Circle for the annual exposition. Blue Ribbon News was among the special guests and media invited to watch as the iconic 55-foot-tall talking cowboy was hoisted into place […]

NEWS SPLASH! Rubber Duck Regatta returns to Rockwall Harbor

NEWS SPLASH! Rubber Duck Regatta returns to Rockwall Harbor

  ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 9, 2022) The most spec”quack”ular event of the season is back and bigger than ever! The 10th annual Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta will occur Saturday, September 17 at the Rockwall Harbor! Benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas and the Rockwall Grace Clinic, the event is a great time […]

Changing of the Guards at Rockwall Rotary

Changing of the Guards at Rockwall Rotary

Greg Blair installed as President Erik Oistad named Rotarian of the Year  ROCKWALL, TX (July 5, 2022) Rockwall Rotary Club members and guests gathered in the newly renovated Rotary Hall last Thursday to honor outgoing board members and recognize new officers. The Annual Changing of the Guard and Installation of Rockwall Rotary Board of Directors […]

Celebrating Citizenship: Rockwall County Library’s Reading for Adults program recognizes 28 new U.S. citizens

Celebrating Citizenship: Rockwall County Library’s Reading for Adults program recognizes 28 new U.S. citizens

ROCKWALL, TX (June 13, 2022) The Reading for Adults Literacy Center, part of the Rockwall County Library, celebrated 23 years of the RFA program and honored 28 adults who recently passed their exam to become a United States Citizen. Each new citizen was recognized and awarded a certificate and US flag during a June 11 reception at […]

To the Rescue: Rockwall firefighters honored for lifesaving efforts

To the Rescue: Rockwall firefighters honored for lifesaving efforts

ROCKWALL, TX (June 7, 2022) During a recent Rockwall City Council meeting, several members of the Rockwall Fire Department were presented with Lifesaving Awards for their extraordinary actions that directly contributed to saving a life. On March 29, 2022 at 5:33 p.m., the Rockwall Fire Department responded to a reported unconscious person at 219 Blanche […]

College bound Rockwall area grads win big prizes in ‘Seniors Supporting Seniors’ drawing today

College bound Rockwall area grads win big prizes in ‘Seniors Supporting Seniors’ drawing today

ROCKWALL, TX (May 31, 2022) Highland Meadows Health & Rehab, a skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center located at 1870 S. John King in Rockwall, is celebrating seniors – both young and old – with its annual ‘Seniors Supporting Seniors’ program and giveaway. Now in its third year, the program connects college bound students with […]

Update on Gwen: ‘Street dog turned couch log’ makes vet visit

Update on Gwen: ‘Street dog turned couch log’ makes vet visit

ROCKWALL COUNTY/COLLIN COUNTY, TX (May 30, 2022) Gwen had a big adventure Saturday. The street-wise stray we told you about back in February – the one who eluded capture for months before being rescued by Duck Team 6 – braved the outside world once again to make it to a very important appointment. “The day […]

Heath Highsteppers dominate at Hill Country Regionals

Heath Highsteppers dominate at Hill Country Regionals

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (April 22, 2022) The Rockwall-Heath Highsteppers and Starsteppers dominated the HTE Hill Country Regionals in San Marcos in February, with the following awards: Varsity Team Awards  Open Division Champions Pom Division Champions Kick Division Champions Judges Award Technique Judges Award Showmanship Judges Award Entertainment Judges Award Precision Judges Award Choreography Super Sweepstakes Division […]

Blue Ribbon News 2022 Summer Camp Spotlight, Rockwall County and beyond

Blue Ribbon News 2022 Summer Camp Spotlight, Rockwall County and beyond

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX — Our Blue Ribbon News 2022 Summer Camp Spotlight features local summer camp programs, Vacation Bible Schools, sports and skills camps, recreational activities and fun, learning opportunities for kids (and adults!) throughout the summer season. We hope this growing compilation helps you and your family find fun and safe things to do […]

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