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  1. City of Rowlett Notice

    City of Rowlett Offices and Facilities Closed Friday, December 6, 11:30am-1:30pm

    Annual Employee Holiday Luncheon, City offices and facilities will be closed during this time to allow all City employees to enjoy this event held in their honor. Emergency services will remain in operation, please call 9-1-1 in case of emergency. Read on...
  2. Holiday-toy-drive

    Annual Stop a Cop for Christmas Toy Drive

    Help give a less fortunate child living in Rowlett a Merry Christmas this year. Wave down any officer out on patrol, if not responding to a call, they will be happy to accept donations of toys and other gifts appropriate for children of all ages. Read on...
  3. Light Up Rowlett logo

    Light Up Rowlett - Neighborhood Holiday Décor Awards

    Saluting the time and effort that goes into our individual outdoor holiday home décor, one home in each quadrant of the City will be recognized for their outstanding holiday displays, and YOU get to choose them! Read on...
  4. Santa in a Fire Engine

    Main Street Fest & Holiday Parade - Saturday, December 14

    Join us from 3-8pm in the Village of Rowlett Downtown for a festive evening featuring live performances, food trucks, vendors, and kids activities all topped off with the Annual Lighted Holiday Parade, Additional Info...
  5. Brian Wilburn sitting at a desk - Spirit of Rowlett Awardee for December 2019

    December Spirit of Rowlett Award - Brian Wilburn

    Congratulations to Brian Wilburn, this month's Spirit of Rowlett Award winner! This award is to publicly recognize ordinary residents doing extra-ordinary things in our community, and the recipients are nominated by YOU – the citizens of Rowlett. Read on...
  6. 12 days of Christmas graphic with ornaments, dried orange slices and crafts

    12 Days of Christmas - December 3-14

    Get into the holiday spirit with a different fun, unique family activity every evening in the Village of Rowlett Downtown. Read on...
  7. Rowlett Police Department patches

    Assistant Chief Michael Godfrey Promoted to Police Chief

    We are pleased to announce the promotion of Assistant Chief Michael Godfrey to Police Chief, effective February 19, 2020. Read on...
  8. Property of the Season logo

    Fall Property of the Season Winners!

    We're excited to showcase this quarter's Property of the Season winners! This award is presented by Code Enforcement Officers to one home in each quadrant on a seasonal basis, and recognizes "Above and Beyond" efforts to beautify our neighborhoods. Read on...
  9. Mayors Spotlight  text over image of downtown Rowlett

    November Mayor's Spotlight - A CIP Update

    This month, Mayor Dana-Bashian provides an update on the streets, parks and public safety capital projects included in the 2018 bond initiative. Read it here...
  10. Gold paper with Community Dashboard written out

    Strategic Plan Community Dashboard

    Check out the Community Dashboard to stay up to date on the City of Rowlett’s Strategic Plan. The dashboard illustrates important key results and highlights the accomplishments City staff is making to help Rowlett become The Place to Live, Work, and Play. Read on...
  11. Bulldozer with signs next to it reading public boat ramp closed

    Sapphire Bay Phase One progress update

    In order to facilitate construction of the infrastructure, the public boat ramp has been closed and will remain so for several months.
  12. Lakeside Leisure Fall 2019 catalog cover

    Fall 2019 Lakeside Leisure

    Check out all of the upcoming programming & activities your Rowlett Parks & Recreation crew are offering! Holiday events, activities for seniors, and TONS of fall classes and programs for kids and grown-ups alike at the Rowlett Community Centre… Additional Info...
  13. Sapphire Bay resort, Crystal Lagoon, surf park rendering

    City Announces Sapphire Bay Development!

    A Crystal Lagoons amenity with an incredible synchronized water and video show; resort/conference center; world class marina; and the Surf and Beach Club, and so much more - Sapphire Bay will become a national destination! Watch the Town Hall Meeting... Read on...
  14. Road work graphic

    Main Street Reconstruction

    Project includes rebuilding Main Street and its infrastructure, carrying the downtown look and feel through to PGBT with wide sidewalks, parking, landscaping and streetscaping. Traffic along Main Street will be eastbound only during the project. Read on...
  15. Tree City USA logo

    Rowlett Named Tree City USA for 16th 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...
  16. Texas Smart Yard logo

    Do you or someone you know have an award-worthy Texas Smart Yard?

    Our Texas Smart Yard Award recognizes Rowlett residents whose yards are in harmony with native flora, soil, and topography. Residents who use these smart practices save on electricity, water, and sewer costs - and support our local ecosystems! Additional Info...
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