My Rowlett

The “My Rowlett” podcast provides a weekly update on events, activities, and news for the City of Rowlett. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platforms (or on YouTube!). Visit Rowlett.com for more information! 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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Episodes

Monday Mar 11, 2024

Here's your top news and events for the week of March 11, 2024. For more details on any topic, please visit www.rowlett.com
 
NTMWD Annual System Maintenance:
The North Texas Municipal Water District has temporarily changed the disinfectant in its water treatment process until April 1. The annual, routine change is necessary to maintain the regional system and year-round water quality. Your tap water may smell a little different, but it’s completely safe to drink and use. Visit ntmwd.com for tips for details
 
LUNCH ON THE LAWN
Lunch on the Lawn in Downtown Rowlett continues all month long! Make plans to join us next Monday from 11am– 2pm and pick from a variety of food trucks.
 
FREE ANIMAL ADOPTIONS
The City of Rowlett Animal Services shelter is still at capacity. If you’ve been considering adding a new member to your family, now is the time – all adoptions are FREE! The shelter is open from Tuesday-Saturday (10am-5pm)
 
DISNEY STAYCATION:
The Spring Break edition of Disney Staycation is at the Rowlett Public Library this week! It’s everyday at 10am from March 11-14
 
LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Also at the library...The Friends of the Rowlett Library are holding a book sale at the library on Saturday, March 16 from 10am-4pm. You can purchase a diverse array of books, craft supplies, and learning materials. Only cash or checks are accepted.
 
First Aid, CPR and AED Class March 16 & 17
Rowlett Explorer Post One is sponsoring Wilderness First Aid with CPR/AED and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED trainings on March 16 & 17. The course will take between 6–8 hours depending on the number of students. Sign up by using the links found on the front page of www.Rowlett.com
 
HOA Legal Clinic
Are you an HOA or Neighborhood Association leader? Then please join us for the 2024 HOA Legal Clinic! It’s March 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center
 
PICKLEBALL:
Pickleball, is not just kinda fun, it's an absolute blast! Think of it as tennis meets ping-pong...but with less running. Come play at the Rowlett Community Centre! It’s $5.00 for a day pass or sign in with your RCC membership. Check the RCC for the daily schedule.
 
GOLF GLASSES:
Join us at Waterview Golf Club for an incredible series of golf classes hosted by the renowned LPGA Teaching Professional, Lexi Clary.
Whether you're a junior golfer aspiring to be the next prodigy or a seasoned player looking to enhance your game, these classes are designed just for you! Learn more on the Parks and Rec Social Media page.
https://lexiclary.com/class-links
 
Total Eclipse Watch Party
Join us on the Downtown Rowlett Green Total Eclipse Watch Party on Monday, April 8 - Noon to 3 p.m. Activities include a DJ, rocket ship bounce house, food trucks, and educational programs to learn more about this astronomical event. FREE solar eclipse glasses from the Rowlett Public Library for event attendees while supplies last. Join us on the dark side of the moon for a once in a lifetime experience!
 
Don’t forget that Sunday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day!
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City of Rowlett social media pages:
https://www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas 
https://www.youtube.com/user/RowlettTexasVideo 
https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas 
https://twitter.com/RowlettTexas 
https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/ 
 

Monday Mar 04, 2024

Welcome to the first episode of “This Week in Rowlett” podcast! Your go-to spot for all things Rowlett!
Brittney Farr, your Director of Economic and Community Engagement, shares all the exciting events, can't-miss activities, and important dates in your hometown!
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If you wish to suggest a topic, guest, or have a question- Please email us at podcast@rowlett.com
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https://www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas
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https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas
https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/

Thursday Nov 02, 2023

🎙️ Episode Summary:
In this episode of the Mayor's Spotlight podcast, Rowlett Mayor Blake Margolis has an insightful conversation with the City's newly appointed Director of Economic and Community Engagement, Brittney Farr! They discuss her vision for enhancing Rowlett's economic and community development initiatives and her role in shaping the city's future.
🏙️ What You'll Discover in This Episode:
Brittney Farr's journey and what led her to serve Rowlett.
Her fresh and ambitious perspective on economic and community engagement.
A look at how Brittney plans to collaborate with local businesses, stakeholders, and citizens!
🔗 Stay connected with us:
City of Rowlett website: www.rowlett.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/RowlettTexasVideo
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas
X (the app formerly known as Twitter): www.twitter.com/RowlettTexas
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/
 

Friday@5 - October 27, 2023

Friday Oct 27, 2023

Friday Oct 27, 2023

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or reach out online: www.rowlett.com/podcast
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https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas
https://twitter.com/RowlettTexas
https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/

Thursday Oct 26, 2023

In her final episode, Hannah Rabalais shares her insights and experiences from her time working as the Digital Media Specialist at the City of Rowlett. She shares the "5 Things I Wish Every Resident Knew" – unveiling secrets, tips, and heartwarming stories that every Rowlett resident should hear. From city initiatives to hidden gems in our community, Hannah also reflects on her journey and the impact it has had on her. Don't miss out on this heartfelt farewell episode. Remember to like, share, and subscribe for more updates from the City of Rowlett! #MyRowlett #FarewellHannah 🎙️🏙️💙
Join our Communications Team! www.rowlett.com/jobs
Learn about: signing up for a library card, Hoopla, and Udemy Rowlett Public Library: www.rowlett.com/library
Contact the Rowlett Action Center for any City questions, concerns, or to report a violation: www.rowlett.com/actioncenter
actioncenter@rowlett.com or 972-412-6100
Sign up for Connect Rowlett Emergency Notifications: www.rowlett.com/connectrowlett
Sign up for the Friday@5 newsletter! Weekly updates delivered to your inbox: www.rowlett.com/newsletters
Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to the My Rowlett Podcast to stay updated with all the stories and events happening in our town!
🔗 Stay connected with us: www.rowlett.com/podcast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RowlettTexasVideo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas
X (the app formerly known as Twitter): https://twitter.com/RowlettTexas
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett

Friday@5 - October 20, 2023

Friday Oct 20, 2023

Friday Oct 20, 2023

Here's your top news and events for the week of October 20th! 
If you wish to suggest a topic, guest, or have a question- Please email Hannah Rabalais at podcast@rowlett.com or reach out online: 
rowlett.com/podcast 
https://www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas 
https://www.youtube.com/user/RowlettTexasVideo 
https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas 
https://twitter.com/RowlettTexas 
https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/ 
 

Friday Oct 13, 2023

Get ready to dive into the spooky spirit of Halloween with a bone-chilling episode of the My Rowlett Podcast! 🕸️👻 Join us as we sit down with Noel Gutierrez, the mastermind behind the new spine-tingling experience known as "Nightmare on Hanover Ct at Pecan Grove Park.
🌙 Every Friday and Saturday night throughout the month of October, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Pecan Grove Park transforms into a realm of darkness, mystery, and fright. Nightmare on Hanover Ct offers a FREE and hair-raising adventure for the entire family. Do you want to be a part of Nightmare on Hanover Ct? Noel is looking for volunteers and donations!
https://www.facebook.com/NightmareOnHanoverCt/
https://linktr.ee/nightmareonhanover.ct?fbclid=IwAR0J9biZ3eDlD3FZJgDjVp71OXLW35CSNV6mVKqFr9MRypIVZvw8GJ0MdeE
In this special Halloween episode, we'll unravel the secrets behind the eerie attractions, meet the dedicated man that brings this haunting spectacle to life, and discover the history and inspiration behind this ghastly event.
Whether you're a Halloween enthusiast, a fan of spooktacular experiences, or just curious about what goes on in your local community during this chilling season, this episode is bound to leave you ready for some Halloween fun!
 
Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to the My Rowlett Podcast to stay updated with all the fascinating stories and events happening in our town! 🎃👻🌙 Stay tuned and prepare for a ghoulishly good time on the My Rowlett Podcast!
 
🔗 Stay connected with us:
Website: www.podcast.com/rowlett
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RowlettTexasVideo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas
X (the app formerly known as Twitter): https://twitter.com/RowlettTexas
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/
 

Friday@5 - October 13, 2023

Friday Oct 13, 2023

Friday Oct 13, 2023

Here's your top news and events for the week of October 13th! 
If you wish to suggest a topic, guest, or have a question- Please email Hannah Rabalais at podcast@rowlett.com or reach out online: 
rowlett.com/podcast 
https://www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas 
https://www.youtube.com/user/RowlettTexasVideo 
https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas 
https://twitter.com/RowlettTexas 
https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/ 
 

Friday@5 - October 6, 2023

Friday Oct 06, 2023

Friday Oct 06, 2023

Here's your top news and events for the week of October 6th! 
If you wish to suggest a topic, guest, or have a question- Please email Hannah Rabalais at podcast@rowlett.com or reach out online: 
rowlett.com/podcast 
https://www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas 
https://www.youtube.com/user/RowlettTexasVideo 
https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas 
https://twitter.com/RowlettTexas 
https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/ 
 

Thursday Oct 05, 2023

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Mayor's Spotlight Podcast! In this episode, your host, Rowlett Mayor Blake Margolis, sits down with Rowlett City Manager David Hall, to delve deep into the details of the Fiscal Year 2024 City Budget.
📅 Effective October 1, 2023, the FY2024 City Budget is a crucial blueprint that outlines the financial priorities and investments for our community. Join us as Mayor Margolis and City Manager Hall discuss the key highlights, strategic initiatives, and the impact this budget will have on the residents of Rowlett.
🏛️ Learn about the planning that went into crafting this budget, addressing important issues such as public safety, infrastructure improvements, parks and recreation, and so much more. Gain insights into the collaborative efforts of our local government in ensuring that Rowlett continues to thrive and flourish.
🎙️ Mayor's Spotlight Podcast is your exclusive source for in-depth conversations with the leaders shaping the future of our city. Whether you're an engaged citizen or simply curious about the inner workings of municipal governance, this episode is a must-watch!
🔗 Stay connected with us:
Website: www.podcast.com/rowlett
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityofRowlettTexas
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RowlettTexasVideo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityofrowletttexas
X (the app formerly known as Twitter): https://twitter.com/RowlettTexas
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of-rowlett/
 
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