‘Home for the Holidays’ at The Harbor

(Lake Ray Hubbard) Christmas in November at The Harbor is a wonderful way to kick-start the season and catch that magical feeling that brings out the best in all of us – especially since Santa has promised to make The Harbor in Rockwall one of his first stops of the season! Experience it Wednesday, Nov. […]

Fall Holiday Market at Helping Hands

The Rockwall County Helping Hands, located at 950 Williams St. in Rockwall, will host its annual Fall Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 22. The holiday sales event is presented by Centsible, and is dubbed “where fall and Christmas collide.” Shoppers can also take advantage of the fact that this is Tax Free Day at the […]

Meet Hobo, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Hobo, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

For any of our Blue Ribbon News readers who are schnauzer fans, here’s a warning: It’s not going to be easy to resist a face like Hobo’s. He’s everything you’d want in a schnauzer: Handsome, outgoing and intelligent. Mr. Perfect is now available for adoption through the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center. You can find out […]

Lectures feature student actors, county connections at JFK assassination

(Rockwall) Members of Rockwall-Heath High School Center Stage group, under the direction of theatre arts teacher, Kristen Dodgen,  presented a re-enactment of the rock wall discovery by pioneers, Terry Utley Wade, B. F. Boydstun and William Stevenson, at the Brown Bag lecture on Friday, Oct. 14.  Seniors, Jackson Currie, Christian Sanders, and Jason Payne portrayed […]

Spaghetti fundraiser planned to restore 1866 windmill

Spaghetti fundraiser planned to restore 1866 windmill

(Rockwall County) In 1866, just one year after the Civil War, J.A. Hartman erected a windmill over a 45-foot, hand-dug well to provide water to the cotton gin which would bear his name.  Among the first such contraptions to be installed in Rockwall County, the Hartman Mill’s steel tower was erected on oak pilings to […]

Registration underway for cheer, basketball at YMCA

(Rockwall County) Early registration is underway through Monday, Oct. 31 for youth basketball and cheer at the Rockwall County Family YMCA. Those who cheered for the YMCA youth football season are eligible to cheer for basketball for free. Age divisions are as follows: Small Fry Basketball (2-3-4 age group); Youth Basketball (5/6 coed age group); Youth Basketball (7/8 […]

Hats off to Retired Teachers, who put their hats on

The Rockwall Area Retired Association, RARTA, was treated to a trip back in time through a special presentation by Sheri Fowler entitled “Hats and More” at the October meeting.   Sheri brought an amazing selection of hats from her personal collection and narrated a slideshow of original photos of Rockwall residents. Several members got into the […]

Cowgirl Cuties: Boots with bling and a prayer

Cowgirl Cuties: Boots with bling and a prayer

Want that cowgirl chic look, but the top-of-the line boots you like are a bit out of reach for your pocketbook?  Want boots that get noticed because they are eye-poppingly cool – not because tons of others at the rodeo (or party) are wearing the same boots?  Then you must get to know Heath resident, Lisa […]

Free Healthy Eating Workshop offers tips for affordable meals

Come by Rockwall County Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 for a Healthy Eating Workshop in the Large Meeting Room. Nutritionalist Nathalie Sessions (Grocery Girl™) will offer a free workshop on how to choose healthy, affordable food. She will discuss basic nutrients and how to plan healthy meals for individuals and families.  After […]

Auditions for ‘Annie’ at RCP

(Rockwall) Auditions for the Rockwall Community Playhouse’s production of “Annie” will be Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. for “orphans” only; 1 p.m. for adults and teens; and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 for all ages, at RCP, 609 E. Rusk St. All roles are available: seven girls (ages 6 to 13) and about 30 […]