Rockwall County District Attorney named Chair of the Board for State Prosecutors Association

Rockwall County District Attorney named Chair of the Board for State Prosecutors Association

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 19, 2021 – Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper has taken office as the Chair of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) Board of Directors. TDCAA is a non-profit organization and the only one dedicated to serving Texas prosecutors and their staffs in the State of Texas.  The Association represents […]

Rockwall County Helping Hands packs pantries of homebound residents with new program

Rockwall County Helping Hands packs pantries of homebound residents with new program

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 14, 2021 — Rockwall County Helping Hands has rolled out a new program that’s stocking the pantries of local homebound elderly residents during the pandemic. The Pantry 2 Pantry program – a special initiative of Helping Hands’s Assistance & Referral and Food Pantry programs – provides grocery items and toiletries to […]

Rockwall County Republican Women inducts new Executive Board members

Rockwall County Republican Women inducts new Executive Board members

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 13, 2021 — During its meeting on Jan. 11 at the Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club, Rockwall County Republican Women introduced new members to its Executive Board. Rockwall County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Stephani Woodward led the swearing in of the new members. Congrats to the following new members […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court appoints new Health Authority

Rockwall County Commissioners Court appoints new Health Authority

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 12, 2021 — The Rockwall County Commissioners Court appointed board-certified emergency medicine physician Dr. Dirk Perritt to serve as the Health Authority for the county. Dr. Perritt marks the third individual to serve as the County Healthy Authority, following the recent resignation from the role by Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly. Dr. Perritt […]

First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall to host Jan. 19 memorial service for lives lost in the pandemic

First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall to host Jan. 19 memorial service for lives lost in the pandemic

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 8, 2021 — First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall, 602 White Hills Dr., will participate in a national moment of unity and remembrance of lives lost in the pandemic with a special outdoor service at 4:30 p.m. on January 19.  The service will take place in the church’s back parking lot. Following […]

Want to be a Storm Spotter? Free SKYWARN classes available

Want to be a Storm Spotter? Free SKYWARN classes available

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 8,. 2021 – National Weather Service has scheduled SKYWARN classes for 2021. All the classes will be virtual this year. You can sign up for a class here.   NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, […]

Rockwall County elected officials sworn into office

Rockwall County elected officials sworn into office

ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 5, 2021 — Fifteen Rockwall County elected officials took their Oath of Office during a ceremony held at the Rockwall Courthouse on Jan. 1. Officials sworn in during the event were as follows: Judge Brett Hall, 382nd District Court; Rockwall County Judge David Sweet administered the oath   Judge David Rakow, […]

What’s next with the COVID-19 Vaccine in Texas and Rockwall County?

What’s next with the COVID-19 Vaccine in Texas and Rockwall County?

ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 31, 2020 – We know there are many questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and Blue Ribbon News and Rockwall County wants to help. Here is the most current information from Rockwall County. We will continue to share updates with you as soon as we have them. What we do know is […]

Rockwall County Commissioners Court accepts resignation of Local Health Authority Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly

Rockwall County Commissioners Court accepts resignation of Local Health Authority Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly

ROCKWALL, TX – December 23, 2020 — In a regular meeting on Dec. 22, the Rockwall County Commissioners Court unanimously accepted the resignation of the county’s Local Health Authority, Dr. Jamie Metcalf-Kelly, effective Dec. 29, 2020. Metcalf-Kelly has served as the Rockwall County Health Authority since July. In her letter of resignation addressed to the […]

Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

Rockwall YMCA, community help find a new home for foster youth

ROCKWALL, TX – December 22, 2020 —Two years ago, Xavier Cunningham – a 24-year-old with special needs who’s high functioning – came into the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall to apply for a membership. Xavier had been in and out of foster care since he was three years old, and was at the time living […]

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