ALTRUSApaloooza Day of Service set for Jan 27 at Rockwall library

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 9, 2024) Community members are invited to join in ALTRUSApalooza, A Day of Service, set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Rockwall County Library, hosted by Altrusa Lake Cities. Attendees will be able to participate in multiple hands-on service projects benefiting Patriot Paws Service Dogs and Valentine’s […]

Rockwall County prepares for burial of time capsule this Saturday

Rockwall County prepares for burial of time capsule this Saturday

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Dec. 12, 2023) Nearly two dozen pieces of local memorabilia will be placed inside a time capsule and buried in Rockwall County this Saturday, Dec. 16 – not to be opened again until the year 2048. “In 1873 the State of Texas recognized that our community was special, and passed legislation creating […]

Magic of Reading program delivers books along with meals to local seniors

Magic of Reading program delivers books along with meals to local seniors

Would you like a side of adventure with that? ROCKWALL, TX (March 31, 2023) In 2017, Lynn Fate, then owner of the much beloved Roma’s Books, had an idea. She knew senior adults could benefit from reading – she just needed a way to get more books directly to them. Through her inspiration, and after […]

New after-school program in Rockwall helps transform students into ‘Men and Ladies of Honor’

New after-school program in Rockwall helps transform students into ‘Men and Ladies of Honor’

Community presentation set for Nov. 15 ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 2, 2022) – Honor changes everything. That’s the basis for the new after-school program known as Men and Ladies of Honor, presented by Honor Ministries. “We have a goal to launch Men and Ladies of Honor groups in each 6th through 8th grade school in the […]

Learn at how to research family history during free class at Rockwall Library

Learn at how to research family history during free class at Rockwall Library

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 12, 2022) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has joined with the Rockwall County Library to host a free event to teach people how to research family history. Presenter Lyne Jorif will discuss how to get started, how to discover who is in your family tree, and where to find […]

Free class on family history offered at Rockwall County Library

Free class on family history offered at Rockwall County Library

ROCKWALL, TX (July 6, 2022) The Rockwall County Library will host a free class to help those interested in learning more about their family history. Presenter Lyne Jorif will discuss how to get started, how to discover who is in your family tree, and where to find FREE resources in the Rockwall area. The class […]

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 […]

Reading for Adults Literacy Center to celebrate new U.S. citizens

Reading for Adults Literacy Center to celebrate new U.S. citizens

ROCKWALL, TX (June 2, 2022) – The Reading for Adults Literacy Center, a part of the Rockwall County Library,  will celebrate 23 years of the RFA program and honor 28  adults who have recently passed their exam to become a United States Citizen. The reception will be Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., in […]

Rockwall Reads receives grant from Atmos Energy for book giveaway events

Rockwall Reads receives grant from Atmos Energy for book giveaway events

ROCKWALL, TX (May 19, 2022) Rockwall ISD Library Media Specialists recently received a grant from Atmos Energy through their Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities program that will help fund their summer book distribution program, Rockwall Reads.   The grant will allow the librarians to provide new, high interest books for students in our community this summer […]

Murder of the Loaded Librarian: Community leaders take the stage to raise funds for Friends of Rockwall County Library

Murder of the Loaded Librarian: Community leaders take the stage to raise funds for Friends of Rockwall County Library

ROCKWALL, TX (May 9, 2022) Delayed since 2020 due to the pandemic, the long-awaited ‘WhoDunit’ murder mystery play directed by Barbara Doudt and featuring a stellar cast of Rockwall community leaders was presented Friday night at The Center. Blue Ribbon News had the pleasure of being front row and center to record the two-act comedy […]

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