Comprehensive Guide to All Things Christmas In & Around Rockwall County

Comprehensive Guide to All Things Christmas In & Around Rockwall County

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – Nov. 27, 2020 – With COVID-19 concerns top of mind, many families are foregoing travel plans, limiting group gatherings, and seeking new and creative ways to celebrate the season in an effort to stay safe. From virtual tree lightings and Reindeer Runs to outdoor parades that encourage social distancing, our local […]

Rowlett’s own Evan Walker among three Texans named Rhodes Scholars

Rowlett’s own Evan Walker among three Texans named Rhodes Scholars

ROWLETT, TX – November 24, 2020 – Congratulations to Rowlett’s own Evan Walker, one of three Texas college students announced as U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021. The 32 scholars who won scholarships to Oxford University were elected virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Evan is in her final year at the U.S. Military […]

Atmos Energy to donate home safety kits to Rowlett residents

Atmos Energy to donate home safety kits to Rowlett residents

GARLAND/ROWLETT, TX – November 6, 2020 – Atmos Energy will donate carbon monoxide alarms and energy efficiency kits for the fourth consecutive year to Rowlett residents this Saturday, November 7 at the Rowlett Citizens Corps Council Community Safety and Smoke Alarm Blitz. “We are thankful to Atmos Energy for their generous donation of this life saving […]

Election Results: City of Rowlett

Election Results: City of Rowlett

ROWLETT, TX (Nov. 5, 2020) Unofficial results for the City of Rowlett General Election are posted; the votes will be canvassed and made official at the November 17 City Council meeting. 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. Subscribe […]

City of Rowlett, Fate, Lucas file motion with Public Utilities Commission

City of Rowlett, Fate, Lucas file motion with Public Utilities Commission

ROWLETT, TX – Nov. 4, 2020 – On November 3, 2020 the City of Rowlett, along with the cities of Fate and Lucas (The Alliance), filed a motion with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) objecting to a motion to dismiss proceedings filed last week by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and its 13 […]

Angie Smith named Rowlett’s Deputy City Manager

Angie Smith named Rowlett’s Deputy City Manager

ROWLETT, TX – Nov. 2, 2020 – After a nationwide search, City Manager Brian Funderburk has named Angie Smith Deputy City Manager for the City of Rowlett. In this role, Ms. Smith will act as the number two official in city administration and will have executive oversight of the Public Works and Utilities, Parks and […]

Rockwall Police investigate fatal collision early this morning at Chandlers Landing

Rockwall Police investigate fatal collision early this morning at Chandlers Landing

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 23, 2020) On Friday, October 23, 2020, at approximately 1:09 a.m., the Rockwall Police Department responded to a request for assistance from Rowlett Police Department who was attempting to stop a vehicle that was fleeing from them near IH 30 and Horizon Road. Before Rockwall officers could respond, the pickup fleeing from […]

Blue Ribbon News October 2020 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

Blue Ribbon News October 2020 print edition hits mailboxes throughout Rockwall, Heath

ROCKWALL, TX – October 5, 2020 — Below is a digital look at our October 2020 print edition. Our print publication delivers 8x/year to more than 15,500 homes and businesses throughout Rockwall and Heath. Extra copies are usually available for pick up at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce, the JER Chilton YMCA, the Rockwall […]

Rockwall, Rowlett dedicate SH 66 bridge as Heroes Bridge

Rockwall, Rowlett dedicate SH 66 bridge as Heroes Bridge

ROCKWALL, TX – September 28, 2020 — The Rockwall and Rowlett communities officially dedicated the State Highway 66 bridge as the “Heroes Memorial Bridge” this past weekend. Third Watch LE Motorcycle Club welcomed state and city officials, citizens and patriots to the dedication event on Sept. 26, capped off by their 2nd Annual Hands Across […]

UPDATE: New start time for Official Heroes Bridge Dedication in Rockwall-Rowlett

UPDATE: New start time for Official Heroes Bridge Dedication in Rockwall-Rowlett

ROCKWALL, TX (September 25, 2020) A dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 9 a.m. to officially recognize the SH 66 bridge between Rockwall and Rowlett as the “Heroes Bridge.” The change was made to raise awareness of the issue of veteran and first responder suicide. Statistics show that military veterans, police […]

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