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  1. Clock Tower and downtown Rowlett - text reads Friday at 5

    Friday @ 5 - Friday, August 12

    Weekly wrap-up of City operations, projects, events, news, and meetings. Great info - all in one place! 8-12 Friday @ 5
  2. Collage of dogs and their humans swimming together

    Pooch Plunge - Sunday, Aug 14 @ The Wet Zone!

    Celebrate the “Dog Days” of summer with your furry BFF from 4-7pm during the Friends of Rowlett Animals’ doggie swim day! Proceeds from this popular event support the efforts of this amazing organization and benefit the homeless animals in our community. Additional Info...
  3. Downtown Rowlett

    August Mayor's Spotlight - Why Do We Need Zoning?

    This month, Mayor Margolis highlights the complex subject of zoning. He provides an overview, the why's and how's, explains our comprehensive plan, and defines the processes in place to work with citizens, businesses and developers. Read it here...
  4. volunteer spotlight

    Want to Serve Your Community? Volunteer for a City Board or Commission!

    Applications for this year's Boards and Commissions appointments are now being accepted through August 14. Additional Info...
  5. Teen girl playing with toddler on the floor

    BLAST Babysitter Class - Sat, Aug 27

    Designed for ages 10 & up, this program prepares kids to interview for a babysitting job, select safe & suitable games & activities, prevent accidents, perform first aid, & begin babysitting safely and competently. Sponsored by Rowlett Explorer Post One. Additional Info...
  6. Spirit of Rowlett sculpture

    Photography Contest

    Do you have a passion for photography? Now is the time to get outside and take photos of your hometown! The Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission’s Photo Contest is accepting submissions August 19 & 20 - this year's theme is "Live, Work and Play Rowlett" Additional Info...
  7. Photo of Police Chief Michael Denning

    Rowlett Names Michael Denning Chief of Police

    After a comprehensive nationwide search, the City of Rowlett has named Michael Denning as Chief of Police. Read on...
  8. Summer Concert Series graphic

    Summer Concerts on Main Street

    Scoop up the kids, grab a blanket and head on down to Main Street to unwind and have some fun in The Village of Rowlett Downtown Friday nights in August. In addition to some amazing tunes, food trucks will be offering up tasty treats, so come hungry! Additional Info...
  9. healthcare professional applying a band aid to a child&#39s arm

    Back-to-School Immunizations

    Did you know that the Garland Public Health Clinic provides low-cost immunizations for infants and children through age 18 and immunizations for adults of all ages? Open to ALL Rowlett residents! Read on...
  10. FY2023 Proposed Budget

    FY2023 Proposed Budget

    City Manager Brian Funderburk has presented the Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Highlights include a reduction to the City tax rate and the addition of several Police Officers. Read on...
  11. Woman and tween boy standing in front of sunflowers and a pink crepe myrtle

    Spirit of Rowlett Award - Michelle Clark

    Recognizing residents doing extraordinary things in our community! Michelle Clark and her family’s eco-friendly vegetable and flower gardens support and encourage pollinator habitats. Take a tour and check out their healthy and vibrant garden paradise! Take the tour...
  12. Blazing sun, orange sky, thermometer at 100 degrees, text reads excessive heat and drought info

    Extreme Heat and Drought Information

    Rowlett Emergency Management team has compiled resources to help you navigate these extreme temperatures and drought conditions. Also find the latest federal, state and local updates, including available information from the NTMWD. Read on...
  13. Main Street Clock Tower

    Rowlett Joins Cities Suing Streaming Services Over Unpaid Franchise Fees

    The City of Rowlett joined 24 other Texas cities in filing a lawsuit accusing Disney DTC LLC, Hulu, LLC, and Netflix Inc., of failing to pay millions of dollars in municipal franchise fees as far back as 2007. Read on...
  14. Mosquito on a person&#39s arm

    FREE Mosquito Dunks for Rowlett Residents

    Mosquito season is upon us! Do your part to control them - 2 FREE dunks are available while supplies last to Rowlett residents with a current utility bill or ID. Stop by Community Development, 5702 Rowlett Rd., Mon-Fri 8a – 5p to pick up yours! Additional Info...
  15. Field of colorful flowers

    Spring Yard of the Season Winners!

    We're excited to showcase the Spring Yard of the Season winners! This award is presented by Neighborhood Planning to residents on a seasonal basis, and recognizes "Above and Beyond" efforts to beautify our neighborhoods. Read on...
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    Public Input Process - Let Your Voice Be Heard!

    Your City Council enjoys hearing from YOU during the Public Input portion of our City Council Meetings! It’s really nice to see you in person but we understand when schedules conflict and you are unable to attend. We’ve streamlined this process... Read on...
  17. Tree City USA logo

    Rowlett Named Tree City USA for 18th Consecutive Year!

    The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. Read on...
  18. Rowlett Clock Tower and downtown, text reads COVID-19 Utility Bill Assistance

    Utility Bill Assistance

    The health and well-being of our customers and our community is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing regarding and are committed to remaining responsive to the needs to our customers. Read on...
  19. Rowlett Water Tower with DART Train in the background

    Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

    Rowlett's water is extensively tested to ensure the system consistently maintains a “Superior” rating. This is the highest rating for water quality issued by the State of Texas! Additional Info...
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