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The “My Rowlett” podcast provides a weekly insider’s look into the City initiatives, as well as interviews with some of our local newsmakers, business owners, and citizens making a difference and shaping the future of our town.
Join Hannah Rabalais (Digital Media Specialist for the City of Rowlett) as we explore the people, places, history, and events that make up our Hometown with in-depth interviews and exclusive behind the scenes content.
Subscribe on podcast platforms (or on YouTube!) to be the first to receive weekly updates on important City initiatives and events, to keep you informed on what’s moving Rowlett forward.
Visit rowlett.com for more information, or feel free to reach out to us at podcast@rowlett.com
The City of Rowlett, Texas serves more than 65,000 residents and is situated on beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard. Rowlett is among the fastest-growing communities in the North Central Texas region.

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The “My Rowlett” podcast provides a weekly insider’s look into the City initiatives, as well as interviews with some of our local newsmakers, business owners, and citizens making a difference and shaping the future of our town.
Join Hannah Rabalais (Digital Media Specialist for the City of Rowlett) as we explore the people, places, history, and events that make up our Hometown with in-depth interviews and exclusive behind the scenes content.
Subscribe on podcast platforms (or on YouTube!) to be the first to receive weekly updates on important City initiatives and events, to keep you informed on what’s moving Rowlett forward.
Visit rowlett.com for more information, or feel free to reach out to us at podcast@rowlett.com
The City of Rowlett, Texas serves more than 65,000 residents and is situated on beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard. Rowlett is among the fastest-growing communities in the North Central Texas region.

    Mayor's Spotlight - December 2022

    Mayor's Spotlight - December 2022

    The December 2022 Mayor’s Spotlight Newsletter has been released. And this month, Mayor Margolis is talking about the 2022 STAR award winners.

    Read the December 2022 Mayor’s Spotlight Newsletter here: rowlett.com/mayorsspotlight

    Here are the winners:

    S- Service: Given to an employee providing exceptional customer service. The 2022 winner is Luis Bustamante.

    T- Team: Given to an employee who promotes exceptional teamwork. The 2022 winner is Chad McLerran.

    A- Action: Given to an employee who exhibits exceptional initiative while developing solutions to

    unique problems. The 2022 winner is Faustine Glass.

    And R- Results: Given to an employee who demonstrates exceptional performance. This

    includes bringing a successful resolution to a difficult or complex problem, following through on promises, and/or outstanding communication. The 2022 winner is Ryan Day.

    Read the December 2022 Mayor’s Spotlight Newsletter here: rowlett.com/mayorsspotlight

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    Friday@5 - December 2, 2022

    Friday@5 - December 2, 2022

    Happy Friday, Rowlett! Here’s your top news and highlights for the week of December 2nd:

    The 12 days of Christmas events hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department is in full swing! Join us tonight for Christmas Movie night Featuring Home alone in Downtown Rowlett. It's free and the movie starts at 7 pm!

    Also happening this weekend is the Main Street Fest and Holiday Parade! Head on down to Downtown Rowlett from 5-8 pm to enjoy the festivities.

    Here are the rest of the upcoming events:

    Day 7: Sunday, Dec 4 - Letters to Santa at the Rowlett Community Centre. Drop off your letters to Santa in the North Pole Mailbox at the Rowlett Community Centre until December 23.

    Day 8: Monday, Dec 5 from 11:30 am-12:30pm- Brunch with Santa @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown.

    Day 9: Tuesday, Dec 6 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm- Decorate a Gingerbread house @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown. There is a $12 registration fee. Call the Rowlett Community Centre at (972) 412-6170 to register!

    Day 10: Wednesday, Dec 7 from 8 am-9 pm - Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Head to the Rowlett Community Centre to take a photo at the photo booth.

    Day 11:Thursday, Dec 8 from 6pm-8pm- Reindeer Games (Cornhole Tournament) @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown. $5 registration fee.

    Day 12: Friday, Dec 9 from 5pm-9pm- Christmas Shopping Parents Night Out @ Rowlett Community Centre. The registration fee is $15. Parents, this is the perfect opportunity to get your holiday shopping done without your little ones in tow. Games, crafts and more will be set up for hours of fun! Pizza, lemonade, and dessert will be provided. Children must be fully potty trained. Ages: 3-12 yrs.

    More info here: https://bit.ly/3ifC39E

    It’s time to share your favorite holiday light decorations with our Neighborhood Planning Department for Light Up Rowlett 2022! Nominations are open until December 5th! And the voting period starts December 8th through December 13th. More info: https://bit.ly/3ubkQRo

    This week, we released the Fall Spirit of Rowlett Award Winner video! Congrats to Jason Collins with Crossroads church, we are so grateful for everything y’all are doing for our citizens.

    Watch the video here: https://bit.ly/3VWpK0P

    Tuesday was Giving Tuesday and members of our Executive team volunteered at Life Message food pantry. We were so thrilled to give back to our city in this way and are so grateful to the Life Message team and volunteers for everything they do. Visit lifemessage.org for more info.

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    My Rowlett - Holiday Events in Your Hometown

    My Rowlett - Holiday Events in Your Hometown

    It’s officially the Holiday Season! The City of Rowlett has so many family fun opportunities to feel and be festive over the next several weeks.

    In this episode of My Rowlett, Host Hannah Rabalais sits down with Pam Vierus, the City of Rowlett Parks & Recreation Special Events & Marketing Coordinator to talk about the holiday festivities that are coming up! Mark your calendars for the following:

    12 Days of Christmas: https://bit.ly/3GDSyqu

    Day 1: November 28 Decorate Downtown

    Day 2: November 29 from 5:30-8:30pm- DIY Holiday Ornaments @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown.

    Day 3: November 30 from 6-9pm - Holiday Scavenger Hunt @ Pecan Grove Park. Hidden around Pecan Grove Park are letters to unscramble to find the hidden word! Once you have unscrambled the letters you will turn in your entry to the front desk at the Rowlett Community Centre and be entered to win a prize! All entries must be turned in by 9pm.

    Day 4: December 1 from 7-9pm- Candy Cane Flashlight Hunt @ Community Park Base Ball Field. There is a $5.00 Registration Fee. To register, call the RCC front desk at (972) 412-6170.

    Day 5: December 2 @ 7pm- Christmas Movie Night showing Home Alone @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown. There will be a food truck, free popcorn, and free hot chocolate!

    Day 6: December 3 from 5-8pm- Main Street Fest & Holiday Parade @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown.. More info here: https://bit.ly/3Ou83D8

    Day 7: December 4- Letters to Santa at the Rowlett Community Centre. Drop off your letters to Santa in the North Pole Mailbox at the RCC until December 23.

    Day 8: December 5 from 11:30am-12:30pm- Brunch with Santa @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown

    Day 9: December 6 from 5:30pm-7:30pm- Decorate a Gingerbread House @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown. There is a $12 registration fee. Call the Rowlett Community Centre at (972) 412-6170 to register!

    Day 10: December 7 from 8am-9pm- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Head to the Rowlett Community Centre to take a photo at the photo booth.

    Day 11: December 8 from 6pm-8pm- Reindeer Games(Cornhole Tournament) @ The Village of Rowlett Downtown. $5 registration fee.

    Day 12: December 9 from 5pm-9pm- Parents Night Out @ Rowlett Community Centre. The registration fee is $15. Parents, this in the perfect opportunity to get your holiday shopping done without your little ones in tow. Games, crafts and more will be set up for hours of fun! Pizza, lemonade, and dessert will be provided. Children must be fully potty trained. Ages: 3-12 yrs.

    Enjoy Holiday Lights!

    Synchronized Lights in Downtown Rowlett:

    The services for this will be set up for Saturday, December 3, and remain until December 31. The music can be heard outside walking around or from inside a car by listening to the radio station FM 89.1.

    Windsor Way Christmas:

    Synchronized Christmas Light Display at 1306 Windsor Way, Rowlett, Texas. Shows run nightly from 6pm-10pm.

    More info here: https://bit.ly/3Axh8W3

    Neighborhood Planning Light Up Rowlett:

    When you’re driving around Rowlett, let us know your favorite lights display. More info here: https://bit.ly/3tUPRZX

    Ways to give back this season:

    Starting November 21 through December 25- The Rowlett Police Officers Association Annual Stop a Cop for Christmas Toy Drive. Wave down any officer out on patrol, and if they are not responding to a call, they will be happy to accept donations of toys and other gifts appropriate for children of all ages. New and unwrapped toys may also be dropped off 24 hours a day at the lobby of the Rowlett Police Station.

    Friends of Rowlett Animals hosts a drive, more info will be available soon here: https://bit.ly/3hUhCPq

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season, Rowlett!

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    Friday@5 - November 18, 2022

    Friday@5 - November 18, 2022

    Happy Friday, Rowlett! Here’s your top news and highlights for the week of November 18th!

    At Tuesday night's City Council Meeting, Chief of Police Michael Denning was officially sworn in! We are so stoked to officially welcome him to the Rowlett Family! You can see the photos here: https://bit.ly/3XcQQ4V

    Also at Tuesday night's city council meeting, we honored our 28th Veteran- Gabriel Joseph Kanawite. Thank you so much for your service and for everything you’re doing for the Veteran community and beyond!

    The water tower is lit in red this week, in honor of Native American Heritage Month and to bring awareness to the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Visit the RDEIC Facebook page here learn more: https://www.facebook.com/RowlettDEIC

    We’re a couple of weeks away from our Holiday festivities, and next week, we’re going to release another My Rowlett Podcast episode around family fun events and activities that you can participate in this season like the fan favorite- Main St. Fest & Holiday Parade. Visit rowlett.com/podcast to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform today!

    And since next week is thanksgiving, the City of Rowlett offices and facilities will be closed. And we won’t have an episode of Friday @ 5 next week either. I hope you get to enjoy time with people you love and eat yummy food.

    If you wish to suggest a topic, guest, or have a question- Please email Hannah Rabalais at podcast@rowlett.com or reach out online:

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    Friday@5 - November 11, 2022

    Friday@5 - November 11, 2022

    Happy Friday, Rowlett! Here’s your top news and highlights for the week of November 11th!

    Upcoming Events:

    Friday, November 11 @ 11 am: Join us for the Veterans Day Ceremony hosted at Veterans Park (3900 Main St) If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the video on our Facebook or YouTube page.
    Saturday, November 12 from 8 am-12 pm: Neighborhood Summit hosted at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center 401 W 16th St. Plano. More info here: https://bit.ly/3A5xogN
    Saturday, November 12 @ 11 am: The Rowlett Public Library is hosting Library Feud You can play with family, friends, neighbors, or others as a team. Make sure you bring at least one adult with you for your team.
    Saturday, November 12 @ 7 pm: Night Hike at Pecan Grove Park hosted by the Rowlett Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.
    Tuesday, November 15 from 7-7:30 pm @ City Hall: Rowlett Police Chief Michael Denning will be officially sworn in at the City Council Meeting - come say hi and welcome him to Rowlett at a reception held in his honor before the meeting.


    Here are some highlights from this week!

    This week, we released another episode of the My Rowlett Podcast about 5 things you can access with your library card!

    Listen here: https://bit.ly/3TF4yLS

    Watch here: https://bit.ly/3zXaO9N

    During the month of November, patrons may donate non-perishable food items to waive fines off their accounts. For each package of food donated, the Library will take $1 off patron fines. This only applies to fines for late materials; it does not apply to fees from lost or damaged materials. Collected items will be donated to local food pantries.  More info here: https://bit.ly/3hqf0sl

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    • 3 min
    My Rowlett - Rowlett Library Card Resources Part 1

    My Rowlett - Rowlett Library Card Resources Part 1

    There are so many resources that you can access with your FREE Rowlett Public Library Card! And getting a Library card is SO easy!

    In this episode of My Rowlett, Host Hannah Rabalais sits down with Nancy Chevalier & Colton Lytle to talk about 5 resources you can access with your Rowlett Public Library Card. In addition to the 5 resources mentioned in the episode, Nancy & Colton share how easy it is to get a Rowlett Public Library Card, all of their upcoming events & programming, Library hours and address, and where you can find more info!

    Here are the 5 that are mentioned in this episode:

    -Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/

    -Wifi Hotspot Checkout: https://bit.ly/3hr7gGp

    -Libby/OverDrive: https://netldc.overdrive.com/ https://www.overdrive.com/apps

    -Curb Side Check Out: Request materials via the Library Catalog here: https://bit.ly/3tbBAHN

    Call 972-412-6161 when you arrive for pick up.

    Curbside checkout is available while the library is open.

    -Copy, Printing, & Computer Use: https://bit.ly/3UFDbl2

    Additional links and helpful information:

    Library Card Info: https://bit.ly/3FX4tPC

    Library Catalog: https://bit.ly/3tbBAHN

    Calendars & Newsletters: https://bit.ly/3FXkSU6

    Friends of the Rowlett Public Library: https://bit.ly/3Ed1rFM

    Follow the Rowlett Public Library on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RowlettPublicLibrary

    Follow the Rowlett Public Library on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rowlettpubliclibrarymain/

    Rowlett Public Library Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 8:30 pm

    Friday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Rowlett Public Library Address:

    3900 Main Street Ste 200

    Rowlett, TX 75088

    We will be sharing more Library resources on the My Rowlett Podcast. Stay tuned and subscribe!

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