City of Rockwall: ‘Increased patrol and law enforcement presence” at Rockwall schools Friday

Press Release from the City of Rockwall: As indicated in a message from the Rockwall Independent School District (RISD), several schools received calls today (Thursday) which “included profanity and recommended acts of protest” against law enforcement. While the Rockwall Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety have indicated to RISD that this is […]

Do you need an Urgent Care Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Do you need an Urgent Care Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Understanding the difference between urgent and emergent care If your family is like mine, any fun weekend is likely to turn chaotic at a moment’s notice.  Unfortunately, chaos sometimes turns into a critical need for medical attention.  I have come to realize, from experience, that planning ahead for that possibility is as necessary as the […]

Rockwall Stingerette Senior Showcase: Haley McGee

Rockwall Stingerette Senior Showcase: Haley McGee

This week’s Stingerette Senior Showcase is Haley McGee. Haley is the daughter of Kris and Chip McGee. Haley is a three year member of the Stingerettes and was selected as Stingerette of the Week this year. Haley is also involved with Rockwall High School Robotics. Outside of school, she loves traveling to the beach with […]

Rockwall Rotary names Student of Honor from Nebbie Williams Elementary

Rockwall Rotary names Student of Honor from Nebbie Williams Elementary

  The Rockwall Rotary Club recognized Nebbie Williams Elementary School student Aidan Stark as its Rotary Student of Honor today. Rotarian Kevin Pate, Executive Vice President of Lakeside National Bank, and Marsha Welch, Assistant Principal at Nebbie, presented Aidan with the award at the Noon Rotary’s lunch meeting. The award is presented in recognition of […]

Rockwall Police Communications Center serves as ‘Safe Trade Zone’ for internet puchases, child custody exchange

Rockwall Police Communications Center serves as ‘Safe Trade Zone’ for internet puchases, child custody exchange

The Rockwall Police Department has designated the front of its Communications Center, located at 205 West Rusk, as a “Safe Trade Zone” for internet purchases and child custody exchange. The area is under 24 hours of surveillance to ensure safety. Blue Ribbon News staff report. Courtesy photos, Rockwall Police Department. 

Rockwall ISD students earn Reflections’ Overall Award of Excellence

Rockwall ISD students earn Reflections’ Overall Award of Excellence

Several Rockwall ISD students have earned the Overall Award of Excellence in the Reflections program, which fosters creativity in students around the country. Only about 3% of the 60,000 students who submit Reflections entries annually advance to State. According to Debra Axum, RISD Council of PTA, this year’s theme was “Look Within”, and all of the […]

Rep. Justin Holland’s statement on 10-yr office space lease by TRS

“I am extremely concerned about the recent news of a 10 year, $42.5 million office space lease signed by the Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS) for the Investment Management Division. Documents recently obtained by KXAN Austin News, revealed that TRS will pay more than $326,000 per month in base rent to occupy three (3) […]

Springer Elementary students are ‘In Class and On Time’

Springer Elementary students are ‘In Class and On Time’

Classes at Springer Elementary are participating in a competition called, “In Class and on Time,” to promote a tardy free campus and encourage students to arrive in class and on time, ready to learn. Classes receive “popcorn kernels” when every student arrives on time.  The class with the most kernels receives a popcorn party to […]

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy DECA students qualify for State

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy DECA students qualify for State

Twenty-two Dr. Gene Burton College & Career DECA students recently qualified for DECA State CDC. Leading up to the state competition, students will work to improve their business marketing knowledge and role-play presentation performances. Students who advanced: Alycia “Allie” Pfuhl (RHS) – Principles of Marketing Reiley Lynn (RHS) – Principles of Marketing Meghan McGriff (RHHS) – Principles of Marketing Haley […]

City of Rockwall honors inaugural recipient of Hometown Heroes Award  

City of Rockwall honors inaugural recipient of Hometown Heroes Award  

He doesn’t do it for the recognition or praise. In fact, he’s often very quickly onto the next project, or in this case, how to make this one even bigger and better. You may have heard of Dr. Stan Lowrance, DDS, but you may have no idea what the local dentist has done behind the […]

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