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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Friday @ 5 - Friday, August 12

Clock Tower and downtown Rowlett - text reads Friday at 5

Weekly wrap-up of City operations, projects, events, news, and meetings. Great info - all in one place!

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

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

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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.

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

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

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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.

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

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

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Applications for this year's Boards and Commissions appointments are now being accepted through August 14.

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

BLAST Babysitter Class - Sat, Aug 27

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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.

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Photography Contest

Spirit of Rowlett sculpture

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"

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Summer Concerts on Main Street

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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!

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Back-to-School Immunizations

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With the Garland Independent School District’s August 8 and Rockwall ISD's August 15 start dates both right around the corner, here’s a reminder that the Garland Public Health Clinic at 206 Carver St (in Garland). provides low-cost immunizations f...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

FY2023 Proposed Budget

FY2023 Proposed Budget

City Manager Brian Funderburk has presented the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY2023) Proposed Budget to the City Council. The FY2023 Proposed Budget takes into account available resources and allocates revenues to the highest strategic priorities identified in the C...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Spirit of Rowlett Award - Michelle Clark

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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!

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Extreme Heat and Drought Information

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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.

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Rowlett Joins Cities Suing Streaming Services Over Unpaid Franchise Fees

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City of Rowlett Sues Disney, Hulu, Netflix Over Unpaid Franchise Fees

Rowlett and 24 Texas Cities Allege Streaming Services Owe Millions in Unpaid Fees

The City of Rowlett joined 24 other Texas cities in filing a lawsuit accusing Disney DTC LLC, Hulu, LLC, ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

FREE Mosquito Dunks for Rowlett Residents

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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!

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Spring Yard of the Season Winners!

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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.

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Public Input Process - Let Your Voice Be Heard!

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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...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

Rowlett Named Tree City USA for 18th Consecutive Year!

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For the 18th year in a row, the City of Rowlett has once again been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation! 

 The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movemen...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Utility Bill Assistance

Rowlett Clock Tower and downtown, text reads COVID-19 Utility Bill Assistance

At the City of Rowlett, 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 the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to remaining respo...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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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!

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