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Posted on: November 12, 2019

City facilities closed for Thanksgiving holiday, trash pickup delayed by one day.

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City of Rowlett facilities including City Hall, Community Centre, Development Services, Municipal Court, Library, Police and Fire Administration, and the Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday....

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Main Street Fest & Holiday Parade - Saturday, December 14

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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,

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

12 Days of Christmas - December 3-14

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All events, with the exception of Breakfast with Santa (held at the RCC), will take place downtown. In the event of inclement weather, the events will be moved inside to the Rowlett Community Centre, with the exception of the Main St. Fest/Holiday Parade....

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

November Mayor's Spotlight - A CIP Update

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This month, Mayor Dana-Bashian provides an update on the streets, parks and public safety capital projects included in the 2018 bond initiative.

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

November Spirit of Rowlett Award - Mike Brit

Mike Britt - winner of the Spirit of Rowlett November 2019

Congratulations to Mike Brit, 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.

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Strategic Plan Community Dashboard

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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...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Sapphire Bay Phase One progress update

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In order to facilitate construction of the infrastructure, the public boat ramp has been closed and will remain so for several months.

Posted on: August 31, 2019

Fall 2019 Lakeside Leisure

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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…

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

City Announces Sapphire Bay Development!

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At a City Council Meeting held at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 1, the City’s new development partner Sapphire Bay Land Holdings I, LLC, was identified and the vision for the newly named Sapphire Bay development was shared. Sapphire Bay is located on the ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Main Street Reconstruction

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The Main Street reconstruction project will begin in the next couple of weeks. Funded through the 2015 Bond Election, this project includes not only rebuilding Main Street and its infrastructure, but also carrying the downtown look and feel through to PGB...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Rowlett Named Tree City USA for 16th Consecutive Year!

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For the 16th year in a row, the City of Rowlett has once again been named a Tree City USA!
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 comm...
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Posted on: February 26, 2019

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

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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!

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