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Posted on: September 19, 2018

City Council Adopts 2018 Strategic Plan

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At the September 18  meeting, your City Council formally adopted the 2018 City of Rowlett Strategic Plan – a visionary long-term plan covering every aspect of the City, providing vision and structure for our continued collaboration, goa...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

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All adults who sign up for a Rowlett Public Library card will be entered into a prize drawing for a $50 Visa gift card! AND if you have a Library card and you bring in an adult to get a card, you'll be entered into a separate drawing for a $50 gift card.

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Movies on Main - Fridays in September

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Pack a picnic dinner and head on down to Main Street for a memorable evening of family cinema under the stars! FREE movies begin at dusk. There will also be bounce houses, music, lawn games and other children's activities beginning at 6:30pm.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Scarecrows on Main

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Tell your story in straw - promote your business or non-profit organization free of charge! Create your scarecrow(s) and celebrate fall throughout the Downtown Village of Rowlett. Sign up deadline is September 28.

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

International Festival - Saturday, October 6

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Join us as we celebrate the many cultures represented in Rowlett ! This free, family event will include food trucks, vendors, live entertainment and more...all on Main Street from 11am-2pm.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Friday @ 5 - Friday, September 14

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We hope you enjoy reading this weekly update on City operations, projects, and items of community interest!

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

September Mayor's Spotlight - A Bayside Update

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This month, Mayor Dana-Bashian provides Rowlett citizens with a comprehensive update on Bayside!

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

National Voter Registration Day - September 25

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National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September, National Voter Registration Day will be observed o...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

National Night Out - Tuesday, October 2

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The Rowlett Police Department invites you and your neighborhood to participate in National Night Out, an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; gener...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Finance Department Recognized for Excellence

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The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Rowlett for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. The Certificate o...
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Posted on: September 1, 2018

September Spirit of Rowlett Award

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The City of Rowlett Neighborhood Life Office is excited to announce Rob Rose as the September recipient of the Spirit of Rowlett Award! This award is to publicly recognize ordinary residents doing extra-ordinary things in our community, and they&rsquo...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Go Mobile with the City of Rowlett App!

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The City of Rowlett has launched a new mobile app - conveniently connecting you with city government services and information. Stay up to date with news and events, review City Council agendas and watch meetings, view job openings, submit online payments,...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Creating Community!

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Attention neighborhood leaders: join us for a short series of free workshops this fall and learn how to engage others and create communities that are welcoming, safe and resilient.

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

FY2019 Proposed Budget

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City Manager Brian Funderburk presented the Fiscal Year 2019  (FY2019) Proposed Budget to the Rowlett City Council. Highlights include a proposed 2 cent reduction to the tax rate! 

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Fall 2018 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: July 27, 2018

Kids Kingdom - A 2018 'Coolest Playground'!

Kids Kingdom playground

Visit Kids Kingdom today! Features of this all-abilities, community-designed-and-built playground at Pecan Grove Park include a zip line, robot slide, fortress/castle play structure, climbing wall, dino sandbox, big-and-little-kid areas and so much more!

Posted on: July 2, 2018

Create Your AMI Profile - Get Real-Time Water Usage

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Water customers (YOU!) now have the ability to access your water consumption online. In fact, the system reads every hour so you can get real-time usage information, allowing you to spot and repair potential leaks before they result in a higher bill!

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

FREE Mosquito Dunks

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Summer is here and that means mosquitoes! Do your part to control them - 2 FREE dunks are available while supplies last to Rowlett residents, upon presentation of a current utility bill or ID, at Development Services, 3901 Main St., Mon- Fri 8a – 4p.

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Salvation Army Garland Administers Utility Bill Assistance

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Rowlett residents who need help with their utility bills may now qualify to receive assistance through the Salvation Army in Garland.  Here are some of the program parameters:

Resident can receive utility assistance once every 12 months (on a roll...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Preferred DART Downtown Rowlett Station Parking for Rowlett Residents


 To better serve Rowlett citizens, DART has implemented a permit parking program at the Downtown Rowlett Station offering preferred parking to residents of Rowlett and those from other DART member cities. Customers who display a valid DART reside...

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