American Pickers to film in Texas: Will your collection get ‘picked’?

American Pickers to film in Texas: Will your collection get ‘picked’?

Mike, Frank and their team seek rare antiques, unique collectibles ROCKWALL, TX – September 21, 2020 – Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Texas! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area in November. We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we […]

The Fate Girls: A History of Fate Texas Video Premiere set for Friday

The Fate Girls: A History of Fate Texas Video Premiere set for Friday

(FATE, TX – April 16, 2020) The City of Fate has completed a video that encapsulates the history of Fate’s past. Plans are set for Friday, April 17 at 6 PM to premiere the video on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityOfFate) As a way of bringing the community together, part of the #FateStrong movement, Fate is encouraging […]

Rockwall Ghost Walk Combines Creepy Tales with Historic Tour

Rockwall Ghost Walk Combines Creepy Tales with Historic Tour

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 18, 2019) Following a sold-out Harvest Moon Walking Tour this past Friday the 13th, history buff and longtime Rockwall resident Gina Pickett looks forward to leading more Rockwall Ghost Walks (also known as the Rockwall Legends Walk) beginning Saturday, Oct. 5. Blue Ribbon News ventured out on a summer ghost walk […]

Rockwall Rotary Celebrates 80 Years of Service Above Self

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 27, 2019) The Rockwall Noon Rotary Club celebrated its 80th Anniversary last night at The Landing at Chandlers. Stan Lowrance DDS shared the 33-year history of Hot Rocks Bike Ride, Rotary’s signature fundraising event – even displaying the original race t-shirt from 1987. Rockwall Rotary President Leslie Buie opened the program. Billy Self […]

Rep. Ratcliffe visits Royse City Middle School

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 1, 2019) Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) visited Royse City Middle School today for a question and answer session with the eighth grade class about the functions of the federal government and his experiences as the U.S. Representative for the 4th Congressional District of Texas. About 200 students gathered for an open […]

“Gone to Texas”

“Gone to Texas”

(ROCKWALL, TX — February 26, 2018) In late April or early May in the mid-1800s, pioneer families loaded up a covered wagon with their valuables and belongings and hit the open road towards a land full of opportunity, promise and hope for a fruitful future. They often left behind a sign which read three simple […]

Historical Foundation installs new officers

Historical Foundation installs new officers

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 31, 2018) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation installed its new officers for 2018 during its annual meeting on Jan. 14 at Our House in Rockwall. RCHF Member Leigh Plagens led the installation ceremony and welcomed Mark Russo as the Historical Foundation’s President; Leslie Milder as 1st Vice President (Membership); Patti Canup […]

Magness provides history of Rockwall roads in Historical Foundation lecture series

(ROCKWALL, TX – March 29, 2017) Did you know that from the 1800s into the 1900s, Rockwall County had very little road construction equipment and that repairs to roads fell on the shoulders of the landowners and citizens? The Rockwall County Historical Foundation welcomed County Commissioner David Magness for its Sheri Stodghill Lecture Series on Friday, […]

Packed house for local author’s book signing

Austin Wells’ first book features Heath history, vintage photographs (ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Jan. 30,2016) Lakeside Florist in Rockwall was bustling with visitors Friday, Jan. 29 as the floral shop hosted a Happy Hour and Book Signing to celebrate the release of local author Austin Wells’ first book, “Images of America: Heath,” now available at arcadiapublishing.com […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation inducts officers, shares Pullen Farmstead history

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 22, 2016) The Rockwall County Historical Foundation introduced its new officers for 2016 and recognized one of its longtime members during its annual meeting at the Rockwall County Library on Thursday, Jan. 14. RCHF’s 2nd Vice President in charge of programs Carolyn Francisco presented Carolyn Holt, RCHF museum curator, with the […]

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