February 9, 2024

Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Friday, we broke ground on the new Public Safety Facility at Sapphire Bay (Fire Station 5)! The project was approved by voters in the 2021 Bond Election and the facility, which will house both police and fire crews, will help us better serve and protect the densely populated southern section of Rowlett.

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Mayor's State of the City Address

Mayor Blake Margolis will present his annual address at the Feb. 20 City Council meeting. Please attend and hear about the City’s numerous 2023 accomplishments as well as the outlook for 2024!

The theme of this year's address?

Rowlett to the Future!

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2023 Best of Rowlett

At Tuesday night's City Council Meeting, the Rowlett Area Chamber and Visitors Center presented Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Winget an award for being voted the 2023 Best of Rowlett Photographer/Videographer!

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Survey Closes Monday

We are reimagining the future of Downtown Rowlett and creating a plan to guide us. The Downtown Rowlett Strategic Plan will guide the growth, development and improvement of our Downtown for years to come.

Your input in this planning process is essential in shaping the vision! Get more info and take the Downtown Strategic Plan survey here...

Congratulations Class 32

During Tuesday night’s City Council Meeting, Leadership Rowlett Class 32 was recognized. This Rowlett Chamber and Visitors Center program gives citizens the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills, get involved in the community, learn local government, and form lifelong friendships.

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2024 HOA Legal Clinic

This clinic will equip attendees with the tools to manage their HOAs. Session topics include legislative updates and the ins and outs of managing an HOA. The event is free and breakfast is included, but you must register to attend. More info...


Spring Lunch on the Lawn Coming Soon!

Lunch on the Lawn is back this March! Bring your friends, family and colleagues to the Downtown Rowlett Green every Monday in March from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Experience the joy of outdoor dining, and food trucks. More info...

Arts & Humanities Writing Contest

The Arts and Humanities Commission sponsors an annual Writing Contest open to all Dallas and Rockwall county residents with an interest in writing. Entries are judged on originality, content, creativity, relevancy, structure, and the intangible: how the work touches the reader.

The theme this year is Reach for the Stars. Entries are due Feb. 28 with divisions and cash prizes for youth and adults. More info...

'Rowlett Sings' Competition

Calling all the singers! Rowlett Sings is an amateur singing competition sponsored by the Rowlett Arts and Humanities Commission that is open to all Rowlett residents. Entries accepted now- April 1. Contestants are then chosen to perform at the live event on April 27. More info...

NTMWD System Maintenance

March 4 - April 1

The North Texas Municipal Water District will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 4-April 1. This annual, routine change is necessary to maintain the regional system and year round water quality, More info...

RDEIC Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant

Registration is now open for the Rowlett Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Commission’s inaugural Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant, which will be held in May. More info...

Upcoming Events



February Wellness Hike

Saturday, February 10 @ Community Park (8700 St. Andrews Lane)



Second Saturday Book Club

Saturday, February 10

2:00 p.m. @ Rowlett Public Library



Senior Advisory Board Seminar

Tuesday, February 13

1:00 p.m. @ Rowlett Community Centre

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🐶 Animal Shelter Guest Spotlight 🐱

Come Meet Satchmo!

Breed: Mix

Age: 2 years old

Gender: Male (neutered)

Color: Fawn/tan


Sweetie pie, Satchmo is in need of a loving home! He has been at the shelter since December 2022. Satchmo is a sucker belly rubs, going on runs =, treats and pup cups! So, he’s no coach potato! His favorite game is fetch, and he knows how to sit!

If you would like to meet Satchmo, or any of the other adoptable animals, please contact Animal Services at 972 412-6219 or come by the shelter at 4402 Industrial St. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday- Saturday.

See All the Available Pets

City Department Weekly Highlights

Rowlett Fire Department

Life Saving Awards

Let's hear for Rowlett Fire Department's Andrew Needum and Rian Weems! Both were recognized this week with a Life Saving Award - thank you for always protecting our residents, our family. More info...

Push-In Ceremony

Fire Station 4 received a new member of their team – a Tower 4 truck! A traditional "Push-In" ceremony was held on Friday, which welcomed this incredible piece of equipment to it's new home. The apparatus is now a part of our public safety fleet, which will help expedite responses across our growing city. More info...

First Aid, CPR and AED Class

Rowlett Explorer Post One is sponsoring Wilderness First Aid with CPR/AED and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED trainings on March 16 and 17. The course will take between 6 – 8 hours depending on the number of students. More info...

Rowlett Police Department

Crossing Guards Needed - Apply Today!

The Rowlett Police Department is actively seeking dedicated individuals to join the team as school crossing guards. If you’re passionate about keeping kids safe and meet the requirements, the RPD would love to have you on board! More info...

Citizen Police Academy - Register Today!

The Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) begins Feb.15, registration is open now! Make 2024 the year you take on new challenges, and why not add the Rowlett PD CPA to your bucket list?! You won't want to miss out on this RPD experience.Come learn more about the Rowlett Police Department’s operations during this fun and interactive 12-week course. More info...

Community Development Department

Can I Operate a Business in My Home?

Home occupations are permitted as accessory to any principal dwelling unit but must comply with the regulations under Rowlett Code of Ordinances, Section 77-303 D. More info...

See the Latest Food Establishment Inspection Scores

Inspections of local food establishments, temporary food establishments, and mobile food operations are conducted to determine compliance with current food safety regulations and practices.

More info...


Elemental and STEAM Programs for Kids

Rowlett Library hosts Elementals programs for kids ages 5-8 on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and STEAM Squad programs for kids ages 9-16 on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Both programs provide fun concepts with a focus of science, technology, engineering, art or math. This week, Officer Lancaster stopped by! More info...

Maker Lab Program

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, visit the library to get a brief equipment overview, discover help with your current project, check out what people are making, use a Cricut, sublimation printing, 3D printer, sewing machine, wood burning tools, hot glue guns, basic power tools, button maker, and your creativity! Materials are provided free of charge. Ages 14 and up welcome. More info...

Parks and Recreation

Stadium Tour

Hey, Rowlett seniors! Join us for a tour of the home of the Texas Rangers on Wednesday Feb. 28 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Call 972-412-6170 or visit the Rowlett Community Centre front desk to sign up. There are plenty of other activities scheduled for February, too! More info...

Spring Sand Bass Fishing Tournament

Saturday, March 2

Get ready for an exciting day of angling adventure at the upcoming Sand Bass Fishing Tournament, brought to you by Rowlett Parks and Recreation Board and Victory Fishing. Mark your calendars and gear up for a memorable experience. More info...


Miller Road Reconstruction

Tiseo Paving Company continued grading on Miller Road. They also began placing the the cement slurry for the lime and cement stabilized subgrade. Crews expect to begin final grading work for the Miller/Chiesa intersection next week.

Country Aire Estates Reconstruction Phase 1

Quality Excavation continued installing the new 8-inch water line on Salzburg Drive and began installing the new long water service lines.

Next Week's Meetings

City Council

Regular meetings occur the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Work Sessions, if needed, occur the Monday preceding the those meetings.Meetings are held at City Hall.

Special Work Session - Feb. 14 @ 6 p.m.

February 16 - Special Meeting @ 6 p.m.

(check agenda once posted for any updates)



CIP Task Force Meeting

5:30 p.m. @ City Hall



Arts & Humanities Commission

6:30 p.m. @ Rowlett Public Library



Planning and Zoning Commission

7:00 p.m. @ City Hall



Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

6:30 p.m. @ Rowlett Community Centre



Animal Shelter Advisory Board

6:00 p.m. @ Community Development Building

View More Upcoming Meetings

The Rowlett Action Center

Your one-stop-shop for assistance!

Call 972.412.6100 for in-person help. 

Submit a Request or Ask a Question Here!
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