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The voters have spoken: New council electees ready to get to work
With all the votes tallied in the 2013 joint election, two new councilwomen and one incumbent councilman were chosen to serve the city. Mayor Todd Gottel ran unopposed and will serve a second term as mayor. Voter turnout was extremely low during the election, with the highest race receiving 1,132 votes.
Play date: Rowlett chosen as one of the top places in the US to play
The city of Rowlett has been named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM!. The city first received the designation in 2010 and has managed to maintain it since then. Rowlett joins 217 municipalities across the nation to be named a Playful City USA.
Lowering costs: Council weighs creating acute-care clinic for employees
The city of Rowlett has been looking for the last several years at ways to reduce its health care liability without diminishing the quality of care. The city has saved almost $1.7 million since it became a partial self-insurance entity in 2011. The city made the transition to partial self-insurance to try and gain control over some of the increasing costs of health care.
Excellent treatment: Lake Pointe recognized for its wound care center
For the second year in a row, the Lake Pointe Wound Care Center has received the coveted Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Center of Excellence Award. The award recognizes centers that have achieved patient satisfaction rates of more than 90 percent and a healing rate of greater than or equal to 91 percent in at least 30 median days, among other quality standards.
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Dallas County voters render their verdict in area races
Let your voice be heard: Rowlett voters take to polls May 11
Early voting for the joint election has concluded. According to Dallas County, only 594 people cast their votes at the Rowlett City Hall Annex Building. With early voting concluded, Rowlett voters have one chance left to let their voices be heard. Voters will take to the polls on Saturday, May 11, to decide three city council seats, one school board seat and four changes to the city charter.
Preventive measures: Dallas County seeks to prevent repeat of 2012 West Nile virus epidemic
The city of Rowlett has a long-standing partnership with Dallas County Health and Human Services to provide mosquito control throughout the city.
TxDOT pursues safety on the roads: Officials unveil new safety tech, continue seat belt campaign
As more and more motorists venture out onto the highways, state officials are looking for ways to keep everyone safe as they travel.
Early lessons: Soccer program designed to build character
Parents looking to help their young children develop character and learn social skills will soon have a new option. McKinney resident Deb Mathis will begin offering Soccer Shots to residents in the east side of Dallas County.
Busy summer: Camp Rowlett offers lots to do for all ages
The city of Rowlett is using a new approach to market its activities during the summer this year. The city has combined activities happening at the library and through the parks and recreation department into one large list and is calling it Camp Rowlett.
Council approves zoning overlay: Kayak instructor allowed to build storage structure
The Rowlett City Council granted a zoning overlay on May 7 to allow Dave Holl to locate his primary residence and a storage facility for kayaks at 6809 Miller Road. The overlay was needed since Holl would be conducting a business at a location zoned for single-family residential.
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Heading to the polls: Early voting underway in city elections
Rowlett voters began to take to the polls on Monday to decide three seats on the city council. This year there are four places up for election, but Rowlett Mayor Todd Gottel is running unopposed.
County goes on West Nile offensive: Dallas seniors to receive donated insect repellent
Dallas County Health and Human Services announced on May 1 its collaboration with the DEET Education Program, Washington, D.C., to provide free insect repellent to low-income seniors in Dallas County to help protect against West Nile virus.
Honoring fallen heroes: City hosting Memorial Day event
The downtown area of Rowlett has become the focal point of the city's special events. On Saturday, May 25, the Rowlett community will once again have a chance to flock downtown as the city hosts its annual Memorial Day/Touch-A-Truck event.
Fun in the water: Wet Zone ready to open for season
The city of Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department has been prepping the Rowlett Wet Zone for the 2013 season.
Strikingly good: Rowlett bowler gets state hall of fame enshrinement
One Rowlett bowler is receiving the state's highest honor on May 18 at the Airport Hilton in San Antonio. Rowlett resident Jim Stephens will be inducted into the Texas Bowling Hall of Fame, an honor only previously afforded 135 other individuals.
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