Governor Greg Abbott announces new re-openings including bars, childcare services and summer camps

Governor Greg Abbott announces new re-openings including bars, childcare services and summer camps

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 18, 2020) Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced new re-openings this afternoon as part of the Phase II of his plan to re-open Texas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the new re-openings announced today include: Childcare services, massage services, and youth clubs (effective immediately) Office-based employers (with no more than 10 employees […]

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Tuesday, May 19

Free COVID-19 testing at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall Tuesday, May 19

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2020) The State COVID-19 mobile testing site is coming to Rockwall County again Tuesday, May 19 by appointment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  1at Lake Pointe Church (701 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087). Any first responder, healthcare professional (including long term care facility staff), grocery store worker can be […]

Eighth COVID-19-related fatality at Broadmoor’s Medical Lodge in Rockwall

Eighth COVID-19-related fatality at Broadmoor’s Medical Lodge in Rockwall

From Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (ROCKWALL, TX – May 17, 2020) We regret to inform you that another fatality has occurred at Broadmoor.  To date, there are 60 COVID-19 cases in Broadmoor, 39 residents (15 recovered), 21 staff (17 recovered), and 8 fatalities. Broadmoor administration is conducting another round of testing today and […]

TxDOT announces several lane closures on Eastbound I-30 in Rockwall this week

TxDOT announces several lane closures on Eastbound I-30 in Rockwall this week

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 17, 2020) The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has informed the City of Rockwall that they will have contractors working on several lanes of I-30 next week, causing various lane closures. Starting late on Sunday, May 17, workers will repair concrete on eastbound I-30 from FM 740 (Ridge Road) to SH 205. […]

Rockwall’s Broadmoor Medical Lodge reports sixth COVID-19-related death

Rockwall’s Broadmoor Medical Lodge reports sixth COVID-19-related death

From the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (ROCKWALL, TX – May 15, 2020) It is with our deepest sympathy we inform you that another fatality has occurred at Broadmoor.   To date, there are 59 COVID-19 cases in Broadmoor, 38 residents, including the six deaths, and 21 staff. Broadmoor has reported 17 persons recovered and […]

Helping Hands changes donation drop-off times, accepts patients at Health Center

Helping Hands changes donation drop-off times, accepts patients at Health Center

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 14, 2020) Helping Hands of Rockwall County is changing its donation drop-off hours/days starting Monday, May 18, as well as beginning to accept more patients at its Health Center. Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and events, email […]

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at Rowlett Walmart beginning Friday

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at Rowlett Walmart beginning Friday

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at Rowlett Walmart (2501 Lakeview Parkway) beginning Friday, May 15 Testing available Monday/Wednesday/Friday 7-9am (the days/hours could increase depending on demand) Appointment is required – visit DoINeedaCOVID19Test.com (registration/appointments for our Rowlett location site will open Thursday, May 14 – 24 hours before the first appointment) Who can be tested? The drive-through testing […]

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Chloe Buttitta, Rockwall High School

Blue Ribbon News Senior Spotlight: Chloe Buttitta, Rockwall High School

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 14, 2020) Chloe Buttitta is a senior at Rockwall High School where she is a member of National Honor Society and the Lady Jackets Soccer team. Chloe has worked at Chick-Fil-A for the past year and will continue to work there until leaving for college in the fall. Chloe will be […]

Rockwall-Heath High School’s band trailer is here!

Rockwall-Heath High School’s band trailer is here!

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 13, 2020) Thanks to the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees, the Rockwall-Heath High School band trailer is here! Thanks for supporting our students and staff. #ILoveRockwallISD #BetterTogether #RockwallISDConnects Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com. […]

Rockwall High School’s new band trailer is here!

Rockwall High School’s new band trailer is here!

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 13, 2020) Thanks to the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees and Dr V, the Rockwall High School band trailer is here! Thanks for supporting our students and staff. #ILoveRockwallISD #BetterTogether #RockwallISDConnects #JFND Our print edition is delivered free to ~15,500 homes in Rockwall and Heath, TX. To share your good news […]