Feeling the heat? Don’t touch that dial

Feeling the heat? Don’t touch that dial

August 3, 2020 – It’s so tempting to turn the thermostat down to freezing cold when you walk into a warm house on a hot day. Don’t do it. Setting the thermostat at a very low temperature won’t cool your house any faster than setting it to the temperature that you regularly use to feel […]

New camps added to Blue Ribbon News Summer Camp Spotlight

New camps added to Blue Ribbon News Summer Camp Spotlight

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 1, 2020) Have you checked out our Blue Ribbon News Summer Camp Spotlight? We’re featuring local summer camp programs, Vacation Bible Schools, sports and skills camps, and more! Check out our summer camp listing here>>blueribbonnews.com/blue-ribbon-news-summer-camp-spotlight-rockwall-county-beyond/ Offering a summer camp or program in your area? Submit your camp info in our online […]

Royse City ISD announces summer reopening plan

Royse City ISD announces summer reopening plan

From the Royse City ISD… (ROYSE CITY, TX – June 1, 2020) Educators and all other staff in Royse City ISD are eager to safely reopen for the summer months. We will continue to practice social distancing and cleaning measures to the highest extent possible as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. As of June […]

Submit your camp info for Blue Ribbon News Summer Camp Spotlight 2020 for Rockwall County

Submit your camp info for Blue Ribbon News Summer Camp Spotlight 2020 for Rockwall County

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 26, 2020) When it comes to summertime activities, nothing keeps kids active, learning and having fun quite like summer camp! Camps immerse kids in a community of caring adults where they can build on many important life skills while making friends and having a blast. Recently, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced […]

New overnight reservations to resume for summer trips to Texas State Parks

New overnight reservations to resume for summer trips to Texas State Parks

AUSTIN—Starting May 27, visitors will be able to make camping reservations at parks with arrival dates between June 1 and Sept. 7. This gradual reopening of overnight reservations will be limited to varying degrees at individual parks to align with safe business practices currently followed in Texas. “No one is more pleased than us to […]

Idyllic Summer

Idyllic Summer

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 14, 2019) Ireland and I watched The Sandlot awhile back which conjured stories of my kid summers. My buddy lived next to an abandoned ball field behind a church. The church still worshipped but the softball team was a relic. It was Sandlot-esque, a large grass and dirt field and a […]

Rockwall ISD to Provide Summer Meal Service for the Community

Rockwall ISD to Provide Summer Meal Service for the Community

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 30, 2019) Rockwall ISD will be providing Summer Meal Service for the community in summer 2019, to be administered by the Child Nutrition Department. The program will operate two sites June 3 – August 2: Dobbs Elementary and Rochell Elementary. Meals are free to all children 18 years and younger.  There are […]

Happy Summer’s End

Happy Summer’s End

(ROCKWALL, TX — September 4, 2018) I’ve been enjoying the constraints and freedoms of summer.  I regard the constraints as they relate to the heat…escaping the streets of Rockwall for the coolness of northern NM; wearing as few clothes as necessary to obey public policy regarding decency (though I feel that definition is changing from […]

Mission Camp, a VBS alternative, offered by First Presbyterian Church Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 31, 2017) First Presbyterian Church of Rockwall, located at 602 White Hills Drive, off Ridge Road by Wal-Mart/I30,  is offering a fun alternative to vacation bible school called Mission Camp, June 12-14 from 9am-noon. Children who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to be the “hands and feet of […]

Rockwall Crossing, Dr. Bart Miller named “Best Orthodontist”

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug 1, 2016) Dr. Bart Miller and the staff at Rockwall Crossing Orthodontics wish to thank their patients, friends, family and the community for voting them BEST ORTHODONTIST in Living Magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. The practice is located inside Rockwall’s refurbished Missouri-Kansas-Texas train station, situated one block south of the post […]

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