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GALA, GLBT Chamber join forces for BEN in Plano
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) North Texas and the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce announced today (Tuesday, Dec. 18) that beginning in 2019 the chamber’s Business Exchange Network — BEN — program is beginning in Plano.
Message from Blue Ribbon News Editor-in-Chief
(ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 16, 2018) Blue Ribbon News is honored to have been nominated for BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT by the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce. We wish to say thank you to the Chamber and congratulations to all of the nominees. This award showcases a company that demonstrates
Texas woman claims dog died after eating a sugar-free candy cane: ‘I feel like I failed her’
A young dog in Texas reportedly died after eating a sugar-free candy cane, which contains an ingredient called xylitol that is often deadly to canines if ingested. Groves resident Darla Martinez told 12 News her 7-month-old Chihuahua-mix, Harleigh, got into a package of sugar-free candy canes that s
When snow or ice is in the forecast, this is how much it costs to treat North Texas roads
Treating roads before any wintry precipitation is crucial to ensuring driving conditions are as safe as possible, but the preparations aren’t cheap. The Texas Department of Transportation uses a solution called brine to treat roads. Brine is a “liquid, salt-based anti-icer,” and it costs about 25 ce
Missing Delta County man found dead in Dallas, Texas
A deceased man found floating in a body of water in Dallas, Texas, has been identified as the man reported missing from Delta County in late November. Michael Lynn Hunt of Klondike, Texas, was reported missing November 28 by his wife who said he was last seen November 24. According to the Delta Coun
Nominations open through chamber for community honors
Nominations are being accepted for consideration for the Franklin County Man, Woman and Agriculturist of the Year and the Franklin County Hall of Fame awards. Awards will be presented at the annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Membership and Awards Banquet in February. For more information an
Cumby Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Sulphur Springs Man
Cumby Police arrested Michael Anthony Williams, 50, of Sulphur springs for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 less than 1-grams, Possession of a Dangerous Drug, and Driving While License Invalid.
Howe rings in Christmas with annual parade
The Howe Chamber of Commerce helped roll in the holiday season Saturday with its annual Christmas parade. The event was initially scheduled to take place last week, but the festivities were delayed until Saturday due to poor weather. Howe traditionally schedules its Christmas parade alongside Anna a
Finally: FM 1570 extension opens, John L. Horn Memorial Parkway sign unveiled
Motorists can now drive directly from State Highway 34 all the way north to U.S. Highway 380 on the west side of Greenville along the new John L. Horn Memorial Parkway. Local and state officials gathered Monday afternoon to formally open the Spur 1570 road between State Highway 66 and U.S. 380 and d
A&M-Commerce Opera Production of “Serse” Wins National Competition
A&M-Commerce Opera Production of “Serse” Wins National Competition. COMMERCE, TX— The A&M-Commerce Opera production of George F. Handel’s “Serse” has been recognized by the National Opera Association’s Opera Production Competition. A&M-Commerce was one of only three universities in Texas to receive
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
Friends: Cyclist hit by vehicle ‘one of best riders’ in Greenville
Friends of Jason Spivey are offering prayers and support for the father and avid bicyclist, who was involved in an early Saturday morning accident. The Greenville Police Department reported officers responded shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday responded to FM 1570 near Royal Oaks after Spivey’s bicycle h
Woman Arrested in Hunt County Wanted on Abandon Endanger Child Warrant
When Tyfany Paige Kirby, 22 was arrested in Hunt County, she was arrested on a possession charge. However, it was found she had a Hopkins County Warrant for Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence. She was held in Hunt County on their charge and has not been released to Hopkins County Jail.
Ray Rice: 'I'm done with football,' talks domestic violence
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This Morning" interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs
Texas adds JUCO LB to Big 12's top ranked recruiting class
Texas has filled a big recruiting need. The Longhorns landed a verbal commitment from three-star Fullerton College linebacker Caleb Johnson on Monday night. He announced his decision via Twitter.
Agencies provide early Christmas for local residents
Christmas came early Saturday for hundreds of area residents, who received assistance from multiple agencies. — Hunt County Shared Ministries, also known as FISH, distributed its Christmas dinner baskets.
The new Permian Basin drilling king is a familiar Texas name
Exxon Mobil Corp. has overtaken rivals to become the most active driller in the Permian Basin, showing the urgency with which the world's biggest oil company by market value is pursuing U.S. shale.
Recruiting report card: Why Texas Tech's 2015 class has mostly been a disappointment
With the early signing period looming, we start a four-part series looking back at Texas Tech's past four recruiting classes. Here's a look back at the 2015 class:. Defensive lineman Broderick Washington: While his overall tackle number was slightly lower in 2018, it was still a breakout season for
'Operation Sweet Treats' Will Attempt To Show Commerce Kids Police Are Friendly
Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce and a member of the Commerce school board, is leading "Operation Sweet Treats" December 17-22 in Commerce. Dr. Hendricks and other community leaders will be riding with Commerce police and handing out candy to children an
Paris Community Theatre || Nonprofit Spotlight
The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce continues its Nods to Non-Profits with the Paris Community Theatre in the Spotlight. We are honored to showcase this amazing organization that has a major impact in our community.