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Zoning switch: Council approves zoning change for housing development
The Rowlett City Council approved a zoning change request to allow a housing development to continue with its plans to build a single family residential neighborhood in the Northshore area of the city. The new zoning changes the property from single family 40 to the new neighborhood form based zoning.
Diggin' books: Club encourages children to read during summer
Children have the opportunity to do a little digging into books and earn some great prizes during the summer at the Rowlett Public Library. The library is hosting its annual summer reading club with the theme this year being "Dig into Reading."
Rodeo rides into the area: Plenty to see and hear this summer in Mesquite
For anyone looking for some weekend entertainment, the Mesquite Arena has you covered. The Mesquite ProRodeo is kicking off its 2013 season on May 31 at Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive in Mesquite.
Pedaling with purpose: Annual charity event draws bike riders from across the Metroplex
Area bicyclists have the chance to race around the city of Mesquite, Sunnyvale and other parts of Dallas County on Saturday, June 1, when the Mesquite Rotary Bike Ride comes to town. The ride is being sponsored this year by Agape Home Healthcare.
Raising the bar on raising the flag: Honoring heroes tops Memorial Day events
It's Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer and a chance for many to enjoy their first outdoor event of the season.
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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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