News Releases

News Releases
Media relations is very important to the City of Rowlett since many residents get their news about us from TV, radio and newspapers. Here, you can find out the latest news from the City of Rowlett and see what we send to the media on a regular basis.

2018 News Releases
March 2 - Bayside (PDF)
February 15 - Mark McAvoy Named Assistant City Manager (PDF)
February 9 - Paul Stevens Named Deputy City Manager (PDF)
January 9 - Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Bobbitt Appointed to National League of Cities Committee (PDF)

2017 News Releases
December 15 - City Awarded Highway Safety Improvements Program Grant (PDF)
November 2 - Mayor Launches Veterans Recognition Program (PDF)
July 14 - Public Works and Development Services Receive APWA Accreditation (PDF)
June 22 - Public Safety Radio Tower Review-Key Findings (PDF)
April 25 - Mayor Gottel Resigns (PDF)
March 27 - City Manager Brian Funderburk Credentialed... (PDF)
February 3 - Tornado-Damaged Water Tower Demolition (PDF)
January 9 - Assistant City Manager Jim Proce Credentialed... (PDF)

 2016 News Releases
November 14 - Holiday Toy Drives (PDF)
November 10 - Volunteers to Plant 400 Trees for Tornado-Impacted Residents (PDF)
November 9 - Rowlett Fire Department Hosts National Honor Guard Academy (PDF)
November 3 - Holiday Decoration Donation Drive for Tornado-Impacted Residents (PDF)
October 8 - Dallas Mavericks Tornado Relief Donation (PDF)
February 12 - Request for Individual Assistance Denied (PDF)

2015 News Releases
October 22 - City Breaks Ground on Village of Rowlett (PDF)
June 18 - Fireworks at Bayside (PDF)
June 10 - 9-1-1 Direct Access Now Required at Businesses (PDF)
May 22 - Severe Weather and Flash Flooding Warning (PDF)
February 3 - Rowlett Ranks Fourth in Dallas Morning News Agency Transparency (PDF)
February 2 - Fire Rescue Don't Die of Doubt Campaign (PDF)
January 7 - Little Sweethearts Dance (PDF)
 
2014 News Releases
November 14 - Main Street Fest & Holiday Parade (PDF)
November 5 - Sprouts is Coming to Rowlett (PDF)
October 23 - Three New Restaurants Coming to Downtown (PDF)
October 22 - Parks & Recreation Department Accredited Agency (PDF)
September 18 - Diversity Day (PDF)
September 16 - City Continues to Follow Invocation Policy (PDF)
September 16 - Camp Fear! (PDF)
September 8 - Movies on Main (PDF)
August 29 - Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Temporarily Eased (PDF)
June 26 - The Homestead at Liberty Grove Breaks Ground (PDF)
June 16 - Fireworks on Main (PDF)
My 21 - City Council Approves Village of Rowlett Downtown Plan (PDF)
May 8 - Rowlett Fire Rescue Receives American Heart Association Award (PDF)
May 7 - Memorial Day/Touch a Truck (PDF) 
March 27 - Easter Egg Hunt (PDF)
March 27 - Easter Pup-a-Palooza (PDF)
March 18 - Register Now for Rowlett's First-ever Cardboard Boat Regatta! (PDF)
January 21 - Sanitary Sewer Blockage (PDF)
January 15 - Ice Storm Debris Removal Plan Update (PDF)
January 10 - Little Sweethearts Dance is February 8 (PDF)
January 7 - Jim Proce Promoted to Assistant City Manager (PDF)

2013 News Releases
November 20 - Brian Funderburk named Rowlett City Manager (PDF)
November 14 - Rowlett Named #1 Small City in America to Move to (PDF)
July 26 - Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile Virus (PDF)
July 26 - City Manager Lynda Humble Resigns (PDF)
April 1 - City Receives Upgraded ISO 2 Rating (PDF)

2012 News Releases
October 23 - Fire Chief George Harris to Retire (PDF)
August 21 - Sixth Positive Human Case and Rowlett Opts into Aerial Spraying (PDF)
August 17 - Dallas County to Ground Spray Entire City (PDF)
August 17 - Rowlett Holds Emergency City Council Meeting on Aerial Spraying (PDF)
August 16 - Fifth Rowlett Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus (PDF)
August 7 - Fourth Rowlett Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus (PDF)
August 1 - Third Rowlett Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus (PDF)
July 30 - Second Rowlett Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus (PDF)
July 25 - Rowlett Resident Tests Positive for West Nile Virus (PDF)
July 12 - 3rd Annual Boards and Commissions Volunteer Fair (PDF)
June 26 - Dallas County to Spray for Mosquitos Infected with West Nile (PDF)
June 22 - Dallas County to Spray for Mosquitos Infected with West Nile (PDF)
March 8 - Police Chief Matt Walling to Retire (PDF)

2011 News Releases
January 7 - City Manager Presents 'FY 2010: A Year In Review' Video (PDF)
April 19 - John Harper Resigns as Mayor of Rowlett, Texas (PDF)
April 26 - Warm Weather Crime Prevention Tips (PDF)
May 4 - 7th Annual Bike Rodeo & Safety Fair (PDF)
May 5 - House Fire Assault (PDF)
May 6 - Arrest Made in House Fire Assault (PDF)
May 16 - Memorial Day Event (PDF)
July 20 - 2nd Annual Boards and Commissions Volunteer Fair (PDF)
August 9 - Citizen Fire Academy (PDF)
August 22 - STEP Back to School Safety (PDF)
August 25 - Town Hall Meeting (PDF)

2010 News Release Archive
May 17 - Brian Funderburk named Assistant City Manager/CFO (PDF)
May 18 - Texting while driving video (PDF)
May 18 - Memorial Day, Touch-A-Truck on May 29 (PDF)
June 24 - Hope Against Violence prayer vigil (PDF)
July 12 - Money Magazine ranks Rowlett #24 in nation's "Best Places to Live" (PDF)
July 15 - Mayor Harper delivers message on ranking in Money Magazine (PDF)
August 2 - Rowlett to celebrate Money Magazine ranking (PDF)
August 3 - House fire on Lois Lane (PDF)
August 17 - Wet Zone wraps up summer with Dog Swim (PDF)
August 18 - Rowlett named Playful City USA (PDF)
August 30 - City to Host Volunteer Fair 8-13-10 (PDF)
September 18 - KRB to host electronics recycling event (PDF)
October 4 - Design Day for Playground Set (PDF)
October 7 - DART hosts construction tour for Rowlett, Garland Mayors (PDF)
October 21 - Quinn re-elected to TMCA board of trustees (PDF)
October 21 - Boo Bash scheduled for Oct 29 (PDF)
November 16 - Holiday Parade set for Saturday, Nov. 20 (PDF)
November 23 - City to "Light Up Main" with tree lighting festivities (PDF)
November 24 - Community to build playground in one day (PDF)
December 27 - 2011 'Shop Rowlett' Stimulus Program begins Jan. 1 (PDF)
  1. Denise Perrin

    Community Relations Manager
    Phone: 972-412-6192
    Cell: 214-876-9408