Online education expanded as anglers take to the water across Texas

Online education expanded as anglers take to the water across Texas

AUSTIN – With more Texans heading to the water during quarantine to recreate and physical distance naturally, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has seen an uptick in fishing license purchases compared to this time last year. Recognizing this, TPWD has expanded its outdoor education curriculum to include online classes open to new anglers wanting […]

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches innovative bass tracking study

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches innovative bass tracking study

AUSTIN – With more people heading out to the water, recent reports have shown anglers aren’t catching bass as often despite healthy fish populations in lakes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department launched a new study tracking the movements and behaviors of largemouth bass at Toledo Bend and Lake Fork to try and figure out […]

Rockwall Parks & Rec removes equipment from city facilities to help limit social distancing violations

Rockwall Parks & Rec removes equipment from city facilities to help limit social distancing violations

  (ROCKWALL, TX – April 2, 2020) Out of an abundance of caution due to the COVID-19 situation, the City of Rockwall and the Parks & Recreation Department is removing all swings on playgrounds, so there is only one swing per bay at all city facilities to eliminate social distancing violations. They are also adding […]

Dallas earns certification as inaugural ‘Bird City Texas’

Dallas earns certification as inaugural ‘Bird City Texas’

Communities Rise to the Challenge in the Name of Conservation AUSTIN–Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Audubon Texas, partners in the Bird City Texas Initiative, are proud to announce that four communities have received certification during the inaugural application cycle. Bastrop, Dallas, Houston, and Port Aransas have been recognized as the leaders in community action […]

Rockwall Parks to host Open Space Master Plan Public Input Sessions

Rockwall Parks to host Open Space Master Plan Public Input Sessions

(ROCKWALL, TX) The Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department requests your input as they submit their next Parks Master Plan.  Attend one of the following public input sessions to have your voice heard: Blue Ribbon News staff report. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good […]

City of Heath launches Parks And Trails of Heath (PATH) Fundraising Program

(HEATH, TX – Nov. 25, 2019) The City of Heath today launched Parks And Trails Of Heath, a new fundraising program that gives citizens and local businesses the opportunity to help accelerate the expansion and improvement of the City’s parks and trail system. Charter donors who have made the startup of this City of Heath Park […]

New Parks in Fate

(FATE, TX – Oct. 17, 2018)Concurrently during the Monday, October 15 Royse City Independent School District School Board meeting and Fate City Council meeting, a sales contract was signed for the acquisition of 19 acres of school property to the City of Fate for the development of a community park. At the same meeting, the […]

Rockwall to hold Public Hearing for input on Parks and Recreation Master Plan

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 7, 2016) The City of Rockwall is in the process of updating the 10-year master plan for the Parks and Recreation division. As part of that process, all interested Rockwall residents are encouraged to attend and participate in an upcoming public hearing to provide feedback about the Parks and Recreation programs […]

Heath Mayor’s Message: Autumn activities abound

(HEATH, TX – October 4, 2015) With its cooler temperatures and sunny days, Fall is a great season to live in Heath. Our location on the Eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard and exceptional recreational options are among the many reasons our City perennially ranks high on D Magazine’s list of  Best Suburbs and was recently […]

‘Afternoon in the Park’ celebrates works of Rockwall County author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks

‘Afternoon in the Park’ celebrates works of Rockwall County author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 1, 2015) Folks were treated to some delicious pies, a presentation about the informative historical works of author/historian Sheri Stodghill Fowler Parks and a book signing by Sheri’s mother Patsy Stodghill during the Rockwall County Historical Foundation’s Sunday Afternoon in the Park event, held on the grounds of the Rockwall Historical Museum […]