Robbert van Bloemendaal files application to run for Rowlett City Council, Place 1

ROWLETT (January 30, 2014) The City of Rowlett has proclaimed that the Rowlett Joint Election will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014. On the ballot are three Council member vacancies, including Councilmember Place 1, Councilmember Place 3, and Councilmember Place 5. Local businessman Robbert van Bloemendaal is pleased to announce that he has submitted […]

Historic Gettysburg prepares for 150th anniversary

Tips for travelling, observing the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (June 11, 2013) This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and President Abraham Lincoln’s eloquent Gettysburg Address. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought during the first three days of July 1863 in and around the small […]

How’d you meet your mate?

How’d you meet your mate?

Tales of True Love In honor of Valentine’s Day, Blue Ribbon News asked several local couples how they met. You won’t believe some of their stories…   Michael and Pam Kitkoski When Pam walked through the door on the first day of class for Journalism 201 at Texas A&M University in 1976, I was smitten. […]

Most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations

(January 3, 2013) Just about any place on earth can be romantic when you’re there with a special person, but beautiful surroundings can lift a Valentine’s Day getaway into the unforgettable category. This Valentine’s Day, there’s no shortage of fabulous destinations for you to consider. Romance is always in the air in Florence, Italy, the […]

New Fantasyland now open at Disney World

New Fantasyland now open at Disney World

(January 3, 2013) Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., has completed its largest expansion ever, and New Fantasyland is now open to delight visitors of all ages. New Fantasyland features two new and amazingly detailed themed areas: the Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus. In the Enchanted Forest, you’ll meet favorite Disney characters in a way […]

Holiday travel: what to do at the airport

(November 8, 2012) An airport full of cheery holiday travelers can be a festive scene, but check-in and security lines can often get long. Travel professionals have lots of advice for staying merry while dealing with airport crowds and delays, and the most important advice is to arrive early and have patience. In general, arrive two […]

Holiday travel: what to do before you leave for the airport

November 6, 2012 – Spending time with family and friends during the winter holidays is wonderful, but the travel required to be with the ones you love can often be challenging. From Thanksgiving through­­­­­ New Year’s Day, the holidays are one of the year’s busiest times for travel. You can’t control the crowds, but you […]

The best holiday travel advice…

Book early! And plan now for Spring Break! There’s still time to get your holiday shopping done, unless you’re shopping for holiday-season travel. If you haven’t made travel arrangements for Thanksgiving or the end-of-year holidays yet, act fast. And, if you plan to travel for Spring Break 2013, make those reservations now. Travel agency owners, […]

Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport set to debut

May 4, 2012 – A new, international airport will open on June 3 in Berlin, Germany, with the ability to serve as many as 27 million passengers this year. Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport will serve as a hub for several airlines, bringing a new ease to travel to and from Germany. A railway station under the […]

Golden Gate Festival commemorates 75th birthday of bridge

Since its grand opening on May 27, 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge has provided a vital link across the Golden Gate, where San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. Before the bridge was built, the quickest way to travel between San Francisco and the headlands of Marin County was by ferry: today, approximately 300,000 vehicles […]