Blue Ribbon News


Rockwall Young Republicans kickoff book club

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 12, 2022) The Rockwall Young Republicans have organized a new Book Club, and the book selection for their kickoff meeting is Tucker Carlson’s “Ship of Fools” to get motivated and energized for the November mid-term elections. All conservatives between the ages of 18 and...

Community blood drive Sept. 12 at Rockwall YMCA

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 12, 2022) Carter BloodCare and the JER Chilton YMCA at Rockwall will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 at the Y, 1210 N. Goliad. Donate blood and receive two pairs of limited edition Cancer Awareness socks, while supplies last. Questions? Contact...

Rockwall Art League to host Pastel and Oil Workshop

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 12, 2022) The Rockwall Art League is honored to host Juliana Crownover “Paint Beautiful Clouds in Pastel or Oil” Workshop this September. Would you like to be able to paint breathtaking skies? Learn how to capture beautiful clouds through value, color and composition. This will be a FULL day workshop; please plan to bring a snack and a brown bag lunch.

Cain Event Center opens in Rockwall

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 9, 2022) The newly renovated Cain Event Center at Rockwall Rotary Hall is on its way to becoming one of Rockwall’s top event venues. From corporate meetings and private parties to wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, its open concept and impressive interior makes it suitable for a large range of events.

A Broad View by Jerry Hogan: Three types of citizens

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (Aug. 8, 2022) My observations are that people can be categorized into three distinct groups: The Workers, The Lookers, and the Shirkers. In the case of Workers, these are the people who are always involved when something needs to be done. They commit themselves to the task and they are the ones that can always be counted upon to help. Good examples of these type of individuals are those who volunteer to be on the neighborhood HOA boards, help with local bake sales, volunteer to run for municipal town councils, act as scout masters, deliver Meals on Wheels, and the multitude of other volunteer jobs that always need to be done.

Rowlett’s Housing Finance Corporation’s Executive Director earns prestigious certification

ROWLETT, TX (Aug. 8, 2022) – On August 5, 2022, Rick Sheffield, Executive Director of the Rowlett Housing Finance Corporation, received certification as a Rental Housing Development Finance Professional (RHDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC). RHDFP Certification is a professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s...

Rockwall YMCA celebrates Angel Campers with annual end-of-summer bash

ROCKWALL, TX (Aug. 8, 2022) JER Chilton YMCA staff and campers celebrated another successful season of Angel Camp at their annual End of Summer Party on July 29. This summer marked the 14thnd year of Angel Camp. Angel Camp provides an opportunity for children with special needs to enjoy traditional day camp activities like horseback riding, canoeing, sailing, swimming, archery, and local field trips.