New spin on Rockwall Rotary’s annual Hot Rocks, honoring Scott Self

New spin on Rockwall Rotary’s annual Hot Rocks, honoring Scott Self

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 1, 2020) The Rockwall Rotary Club recently announced updates to its 34th Annual Hot Rocks Bike Race, which takes a different spin this year due to the pandemic. The event, in honor of the late Rotarian Scott Self of Rockwall, will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 17 at the CycleBar at the […]

Rockwall honors former mayor and longtime city leader

Rockwall honors former mayor and longtime city leader

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 10, 2020) The City of Rockwall flags at all facilities have been lowered today to half-staff as a sign of respect for the recent passing of former Mayor and longtime City leader, Scott Self. Mr. Self was elected to the Rockwall City Council in 1999 and then served as Mayor from […]

Celebration of Life: Memorial Service for Scott Self of Rockwall

Celebration of Life: Memorial Service for Scott Self of Rockwall

Fair winds and following seas: Rockwall remembers life and legacy of Captain Scott Self 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 to our email newsletter here. Advertising: 214-342-8000 or advertising@BlueRibbonNews.com.  

Eight Bells: Scott Self

Eight Bells: Scott Self

Scott Lawrence Self May 9, 1950 – June 30, 2020 Eight Bells Scott Self was born to Dr. Stanley Allen and Gloria Rust Self in Victoria, Texas.  In 1963 the family moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Paschal High School in 1968.  During those years in Fort Worth, Scott learned to sail […]

Fair winds and following seas: Rockwall remembers life and legacy of Captain Scott Self

Fair winds and following seas: Rockwall remembers life and legacy of Captain Scott Self

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 1, 2020) Sail With Scott founder and former Rockwall mayor Scott Self passed away on June 30th. Scott succumbed to complications with cancer while on hospice at his home at the age of 70. To call Scott an experienced sailor would be an understatement. He first learned at the young age […]

Boaters welcome as Chandlers Landing Yacht Club re-launches

ROCKWALL (February 28, 2014) UPDATE: Chandlers Landing Yacht Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. at Allure on Sunday, March 2. All boaters – sailors or motor boaters – are welcome to attend and help as the club re-organizes. The club will be electing officers. Allure at Chandlers Landing is located at 501 Yacht Club Drive. RSVP HERE. […]

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall breaks ground on $5 million expansion

JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall breaks ground on $5 million expansion

ROCKWALL – November 10, 2013 – A groundbreaking ceremony on November 7th marked the official beginning of construction on the nearly $5 million expansion and renovation project underway at the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, located at 1210 N. Goliad. A crowd of nearly 200 supporters gathered for the special event featuring keynote speaker JER […]

How’d you meet your mate?

How’d you meet your mate?

Tales of True Love In honor of Valentine’s Day, Blue Ribbon News asked several local couples how they met. You won’t believe some of their stories…   Michael and Pam Kitkoski When Pam walked through the door on the first day of class for Journalism 201 at Texas A&M University in 1976, I was smitten. […]

Harbor Lights cruise to help fund local Eagle Scout scholarships

(December 17, 2012) What does it take to become an Eagle Scout? The Boy Scout pledge includes attributes such as: physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. But it also takes years of dedication to community service, camping out in extreme weather conditions, demonstrating leadership and communication skills, and completing all the work required for […]

Harbor Lights maiden voyage benefits Helping Hands

Harbor Lights maiden voyage benefits Helping Hands

(Lake Ray Hubbard) May 7, 2012 – Harbor Lights, the newest venture of Scott and Jan Self, was filled with supporters and friends of Rockwall County Helping Hands Saturday night. Guests enjoyed a spectacular sunset on Lake Ray Hubbard and even more beautiful moon rise during a three hour cruise on the eastern shore of […]