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Light up the sky: Fireworks, fun and music will fill Main Street on July 4
The city of Rowlett is preparing for its annual Fireworks on Main event. This year the city staff expects a crowd of 20,000 people will flock to the city to take part in the festivities from 5 to 10 p.m. on July 4.
Lasting memory: Kids Kingdom fence pickets available for pickup
Last week the city of Rowlett began removing the Kids Kingdom playground at Pecan Grove Park. The playground was deemed unsafe for use after an independent inspection was performed.
Improving communication: City OKs building of cell tower
The Rowlett City Council approved an agreement on June 4 to allow the construction of a new cellphone tower on city-owned property under a facilities license agreement. The construction of the tower will improve cellphone service in the city, particularly in the Waterview area.
Running for freedom: Chamber hosts 5K run on July 4
The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce is looking for runners, joggers and walkers. The chamber will host its inaugural Freedom 5K on Main Street on July 4.
Tour de 'Force': Library events celebrate fun, power of imagination
Reading, movies, make-believe: all are part of an enriching summer spent exploring ideas, developing passions and connecting with others. The Rowlett Public Library is the type of environment where its patrons can realize such mental travels and more.
Donations needed: American Red Cross seeking blood
The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Mesquite on June 15. The blood drive will have support from the city's police and fire departments, who are encouraging their off-duty employees to participate.
Class notes: University students from Rowlett receive academic recognition
Class of 2013: Top 10 graduates from Garland Independent School District
Rowlett community notes, June 13
A kingdom must fall: City forced to remove popular playground to ensure children's safety
The city of Rowlett is preparing to tear down one of its more popular playgrounds in order to ensure the safety of the children who have enjoyed the structure. The city will remove the Kids Kingdom Playground from Pecan Grove Park after an independent safety inspection deemed it unsafe for use and recommended its replacement.
Rezoning approved: Assisted living facility gets OK from council
The Rowlett City Council chambers were filled with residents on Tuesday, June 4, who wanted to speak out against plans to build an assisted living center in their neighborhood. The city council unanimously passed the zoning change for the parcel of land located at 7000 Chiesa Road to allow the construction of the facility despite the opposition.
Two steps to save a life: Hands-Only CPR technique easy, effective
"Stayin' Alive" could be the theme song for National CPR Awareness Week, now in full swing through June 8. The American Heart Association suggests the Bee Gees' hit is the ideal soundtrack to accompany performing Hands-Only CPR.
Second to none: Rowlett, Sachse salutatorians primed with purpose
Salutatorians are usually the students with the second-highest academic rank in their graduating class. But there's nothing "second" about Dane Sowers and Shelbi Parker.
A classic good time: Father's Day car show enters second year
The classics are rolling into Town East Mall again.
Rowlett community notes, June 6
DART asks customers to 'dump the pump': Gas receipts will be redeemable for free week passes starting in June
Local transit agencies have joined forces in a regional effort to get more commuters to try public transit this summer.
Road warriors: KRB invites community to help keep roadsides clean
Individuals, groups and businesses in Rowlett wanting to play a part in keeping a tidy city are invited to adopt their own stretch of road.
Staying safe over summer: Heat-related illnesses can result in serious health problems, death
With summer just around the corner, more people throughout North Texas are heading outdoors to enjoy seasonal activities at the same time temperatures begin their inexorable climb toward the triple digits.
Clean, Drain and Dry: State fights zebra mussels with educational campaign
Nothing ruins a zebra mussel's day more than a boater who cleans, drains and dries his boat to prevent the spread of this small but devastating aquatic invasive species.
Commission recommends assisted living facility rezoning: Decision rests with city council
The Rowlett Planning and Zoning Commission voted in favor of recommending a rezoning of property located at 7000 Chiesa Road to allow for construction of an assisted living facility. The property is currently zoned for single family residential development.
Farewell, high school: Rowlett, Sachse seniors earn valedictorian honors
When the Class of 2013 walks across the stage in a week, academic aces Cody Ray Leuschner and Alec Todd Edwards will lead the way.
Attracting shoppers: New video monument sign being built at Town East Mall
Shoppers that flock to Town East Mall will soon be treated to a new addition. The mall officially broke ground on the construction of a new video marquee sign that will serve as a beacon to motorists along I-635 about specials and events at Town East.
Rowlett community notes
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