After two decades with Lone Star CASA, Lucille Bell set to retire

After two decades with Lone Star CASA, Lucille Bell set to retire

Q&A with Lone Star CASA Executive Director  (ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 10, 2019) After serving two decades advocating for abused and neglected children in Rockwall and Kaufman counties, Lucille Bell will celebrate her retirement from the Lone Star CASA program as its executive director at the end of November. Blue Ribbon News caught up with Bell […]

Q&A with Rockwall ISD Superintendent

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – Aug. 16, 2016) When it comes to education, newly-appointed Rockwall ISD Superintendent Dr. John Villarreal has a knack for fully immersing himself in the lives of his fellow teachers and students. Prior to becoming superintendent for Rockwall ISD in May 2016, Dr. Villarreal served one of the highest performing school districts in […]

Q&A with new Helping Hands President Jon Bailey

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 1, 2015) Rockwall County Helping Hands recently named Jon Bailey as its new President & CEO to serve in the place of Margo Nielsen, who retired after 25 years at the helm of the organization. A lifelong Rockwall resident, Jon currently serves on the Rockwall Chamber Board of Directors as well as […]

Q&A with retiring Heath City Councilman Bob Hille

(HEATH-April 27, 2013) Retiring Heath City Councilman Bob Hille is truly an officer and a gentleman, as evidenced by a lifetime of service to God, country and community. The 82-year-old will soon celebrate 59 years of marriage to his wife, Bobbie, about whom he says, “any discussion of my family starts with her; she is […]

Q&A with Sherry Hamm of Helping Hands

As Director of Emergency Assistance and Referral at Rockwall County Helping Hands, Sherry Hamm is passionate about faith, family and helping those in need. Her humble demeanor is one reason a Blue Ribbon News reader nominated this “phenomenal lady and amazing role model” for our Good People profile series. After devoting 24 years to teaching […]

Q&A with Rockwall Mayor David Sweet

Blue Ribbon News thanks Mayor David Sweet for graciously sharing a little bit about his background and why he’s so passionate about making Rockwall such a great place to live, work and play. To nominate someone you know for our Good People profile series, email .  WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Dallas  HIGH SCHOOL? West Mesquite […]

Q&A with Heath City Councilman Justin Holland

Q&A with Heath City Councilman Justin Holland

At 28 years old, City Councilman Justin Holland is the youngest person ever elected to public office in Heath. He and his wife Neely live in The Enclave at Buffalo Creek with their daughter, Wiley Beth. Justin has a passion for Texas government and politics, faith, family, and community – which is evident in the […]

Q&A with Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty

For the past 26 years, Lorne Liechty and his wife Mary have made Heath their home. After 34 years of marriage, they have four children and five grandchildren. “We’re blessed to have Mary’s parents live with us. Most of our brothers and sisters – and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews – live in the […]