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Posted on: March 15, 2019

March Mayor's Spotlight - City Reaches Agreement with Bayside

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Mayor Dana-Bashian answers questions and goes in-depth on the agreement Rowlett has reached with Bayside, including detailing the City’s next steps to develop the unique destination that our citizens deserve.

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Make sure you're registered to vote, Rowlett!

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The positions up for election on the May 4 General Election ballot are Mayor and Councilmembers Place 2, 4 and 6. Let your voice be heard - the last day to register to vote or to make a change of address to vote in this election is April 5, 2019!

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Keep Rowlett Beautiful's Great American Cleanup - Sat, April 6

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Join Keep Rowlett Beautiful from 9am-1pm for a city-wide parks, streets, and neighborhood cleanup day. Individuals, families, schools, and groups are encouraged to help clean up our beautiful town!

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Spring cleaning? Brush & Bulk Pickup and free Landfill Pass information

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Brush and Bulk Pickup Information:

  • Please place brush and bulky waste in front of your house, between the curb and sidewalk, by 7am on your trash collection day.
  • It cannot be piled on top of the water meter access or in front of a fire hydrant. 
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Posted on: February 15, 2019

NTMWD Annual System Maintenance begins March 4

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Disinfection is a critical part of the water treatment process that keeps drinking water free of harmful microorganisms, such as parasites and viruses. Disinfection involves a two-step process that first treats the water at the treatment plant and then ch...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Ask The Mayor on Rowlett on the Water...on the Move

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Do you have a question you’d like to ask the Mayor? Have you ever wondered WHY we do what we do? And perhaps even HOW we do what we do? Maybe you’re interested in learning more about specific projects going on around town? Well, here&a...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Friday @ 5 - Friday, March 15

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We hope you enjoy staying up to date with all the City operations, projects, events, meetings and other items of community interest!

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 13

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Join us from 10am-Noon in Pecan Grove Park for Rowlett’s Easter Eggstravaganza! Bring your baskets and hunt more than 20,000 treat-filled eggs and enjoy lots of kids activities such as face painting, bounce houses and photos with the Easter Bunny.

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Easter Pup-a-Palooza - Sunday, April 14

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Dogs of all sizes are invited to hunt for eggs filled with doggie treats and special prize eggs at Scentral Bark in Herfurth Park from 2-4pm. Remember to bring your Easter basket, leash and proof of rabies vaccination!

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

FREE Electronic Recycling & Document Shredding - Saturday, April 27

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Keep Rowlett Beautiful Rowlett Recycles Day - 2019

Electronics Disposal & Document Shredding

Free to Rowlett residents

Saturday, April 27 (rain or shine)

9am-1pm in the Rowlett High School parking lot @ 4000 Kirby

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

City Reaches Agreement with Bayside

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After nearly two months of negotiation, the City of Rowlett has reached an agreement with Bayside to acquire the property south of IH-30, including the marina, to enable its development with a future partner.The agreement includes the acquisition of the 1...

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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: March 7, 2019

Rowlett Ranks #9 Safest City in Texas

SafestCities-Badge-Texas has named Rowlett the #9 Safest City in Texas! This is great recognition for the City of Rowlett and demonstrates the City Council commitment to public safety and the outstanding work of our Rowlett Police Department.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

March Spirit of Rowlett Award - Billie Odom

Billie Odem - Spirit of Rowlett March 2019

The City of Rowlett Neighborhood Life Office is excited to announce Billie Odom as the March recipient of the Spirit of Rowlett Award! This award is to publicly recognize ordinary residents doing extra-ordinary things in our community, and they’re nominat...

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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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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: February 18, 2019

Arts & Humanities Commission Writing Contest

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This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Us”. The contest has several categories for youth and adults, and is open to all Dallas and Rockwall County residents.

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Arts & Humanities Commission "Rowlett Sings!" Contest

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Popular singing competition for our community's talented vocalists returns!

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Spring 2019 Lakeside Leisure

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Check out all of the upcoming programming & activities your Rowlett Parks & Recreation crew are offering! Special events, activities for seniors, and TONS of spring fitness 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'!

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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!