Community E-NEWS
In This Issue
City Manager's Book Club
DART Station Groundbreaking
Ways To Follow Us!
2011 Special Events
State of the City Address
Pet Adopt-A-Thon
Watch RTN16/Streaming Video
Register Your HOA
Your City Council
Join Our Mailing List

City Manager's Book Club

FInding Connections In The Most Surprising Ways 

Book Club
Thursday, Feb. 17th @ 7 pm
Rowlett Public Library 3900 Main Street

This Month's Title: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Lynda Humble, Rowlett City Manager, will be leading this book club on the third Thursday of the month September - November
January - May.
here for more info.

Save The Date!

DART Blue Line Logo
Join DART, Austin Bridge & Road and the City of Rowlett as we celebrate the official groundbreaking for the new DART Blue Line Station on Wed. March 23 at 2 p.m. at the corner of Melcer and Martin Streets in Rowlett.
The construction site is adjacent to the existing DART Park & Ride facility on Industrial.
See design artwork for the station here.
For details on the DART Blue Line Light Rail Extension from downtown Garland to downtown Rowlett, est. completion December 2010, go to

Follow Us!

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Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and sign up to receive email notificaitons on the topics of interest on "Notify Me" from the City's website. 
Sign up today for Nixle and get public safety updates from the Rowlett Police Department here.

2011 Special Events


MARCH 2011

Diversity Day art

Diversity Day

Saturday, March 26

Rowlett Community Centre

5300 Main Street

1 pm- 4 pm


APRIL 2011

    Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 16

10 am- Noon

Downtown Rowlett


MAY 2011 

Memorial Day featuring Touch-A-Truck

Saturday, May 28

   10 am- 1pm  

Downtown Rowlett


JULY 2011 

Fireworks on Main

Sunday, July 3

6 pm

Fireworks show at dusk

Downtown Rowlett



Movies on Main

September 9, 16, 23

Downtown Rowlett


For a full special events schedule and sponsorship/volunteer opportunities, go here. Or contact Jennifer Gomez here.



Thank you for reading the City's Community ENEWS Newsletter. In each edition you will find helpful information about your hometown. We also would like to hear from you. Please submit your comments or questions to City Manager Lynda Humble here and she will address issues that you have on your mind. You're talking. We're listening. 
Mayor To Deliver State of the City Address
Mayor John Harper

Mayor John E. Harper

Come hear the latest update on the City's progress from Mayor John E. Harper during the Annual State of the City Address scheduled for Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. during the City Council meeting at City Hall, 4000 Main Street.

"I am eager to report on the accomplishments of 2010 to the citizens of Rowlett," said Mayor Harper. "The Council, staff and citizens all worked very diligently to see that many great and wonderful things came to fruition. Together, we accomplished the goals that had been set for the year, and we have an extremely optimistic outlook for 2011. This especially holds true as we plan the official opening of the President George Bush Turnpike in December."

Find Your New Best Friend

Dog OwnersAdopt-A-Pet

The Rowlett Animal Shelter will be participating in Adoption Event on February 19, 2011. It isn't about the numbers, (how many pets are adopted) but the ability to connect pets with forever homes or helping a pet owner by providing information on how to better care for their pets and what resources are out there for pet owners. We are working closely with the FRAs (Friends of Rowlett Animals) to reduce the adoption fees for the day. All $75 adoptions will be reduced to $50 on February 19, 2011. We will have fun activities for all. You do not have to be a Rowlett Resident to participate.


MicrochipMicrochip Clinic

The Rowlett Animal Shelter will be hosting a low cost microchip clinic on that same day from 2-4 p.m. sponsored by Friends of the Rowlett Animals and Four Paws Animal Clinic and Pet Resort. The Friends Chip package costs $20 per pet which includes the implanted chip and lifetime registration with PETtrac with a postage paid registration form.


Low-Cost Vaccinations/Heartworm Testing

The Rowlett Animal Shelter also will be hosting Dr. David Shirley, D.V.M of Affordable Veterinary Care to offer pet owners a low cost option for vaccinations and heartworm testing. Pets must be at least 6 weeks of age, healthy and not pregnant to receive vaccinations. Pets are seen on a first come, first serve basis.

Again, you do not have to be a Rowlett resident to participate. 

We hope to see you there!!!!

Please see more here...


Watch The Latest Shows on RTN16, Streaming Video


'Rowlett. On The Water. On The Move!' 

Join Mayor John Harper and Mayor Pro Tem Todd Gottel as they cover a variety of issues, projects, special events, and other information affecting the City of Rowlett on this exciting show called,

"Rowlett. On The Water, On The Move" on RTN16 or streaming video. This one-hour news show can be viewed daily on RTN16 at 6 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and midnight. You may also watch it on demand on streaming video from the City's website here.

'FY 2010: A Year In Review'
In this special program called "FY 2010: A Year In Review", City Manager LyndaHumble outlines the City's 2010 accomplisments and other activites and events that took place during the last fiscal year. You may view the video on RTN16, Cable Channel 16, daily at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. or on-demand from the City's website on streaming video here.

'Discover Rowlett'

Host Mayor Pro Tem Todd Gottel takes you around town for special events, special places and an introduction to Rowlett businesses and people in his exciting show called "Discover Rowlett". This show is aired daily on RTN16 at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. or on demand from the City's website on streaming video here.

See the full RTN16 programming schedule here or contact Drew Rist, Rowlett TV/Video Producer here.

Register Your HOA Today!


Rowlett is a community of neighborhoods. Working with our Neighborhood and Homeowner's Associations, we are committed to providing quality customer-service and neighborhood programs that:  

  • Meet the needs of our small communities through effective 360-degree communication
  • Promote community involvement
  • Strengthen the relationships between neighborhoods and city staff

Help us communicate important information to the members of your Neighborhood Association and register your NA or HOA! We will send City communications, road construction updates that affect your specific neighborhood, special event news, criminal activity alerts and a whole host of useful information.
For more information, please contact Denise Perrin, Community Relations Specialist here.

Your 2010-2011 City Council
City Council Group 2010

Pictured Left to Right:

Councilman Chris Kilgore; Councilwoman Donna Davis; Mayor Pro Tem Todd Gottel; Mayor John Harper; Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Jackson; Councilman Michael Gallops; Councilman Doug Phillips

The City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month in the City Hall Municipal Building. When needed, City Council will hold Special Meetings, Workshops and Public Hearings, in addition to the regular City Council meetings.
As required by law, all meeting agendas are posted 72 hours in advance on the City Hall bulletin boards which are the City's official posting place. The bulletin boards are located inside the foyer of the City Hall Municipal Building and at the east exit door of the building located at 4000 Main St., Rowlett, TX 75088.

We listen to our citizens and we are happy to hear from you.  Feel free to email us your comments and concerns or you may call the City Secretary's Office at 972-412-6115.

Meetings are aired live on RTN16 and from the City's website streaming video. They are also replayed on RTN16 at the following times and are on demand 24/7 at

To email the entire City Council please click here.


Regular City Council Meetings
Aired Live at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays!
Taped replays are aired on:
Mondays & Wednesdays - 7 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturday - 1 p.m. & 8 p.m. 
City Council Work Sessions
Aired live beginning at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays!
Meetings are replayed on:
Tuesdays & Thursdays - 7 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Sundays - 1 p.m. & 8 p.m. 

 See a full RTN16 TV Schedule here!

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