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Reminder - TxDOT Public Meeting in Rockwall
Next Week

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing improvements to IH 30 from Bass Pro Road in Dallas County to west of FM 2642 in Dallas and Rockwall Counties, Texas. Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, Part 1, Chapter 2, Subchapter E, §2.105 and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Chapter I, Subchapter H, §771.111 and Title 40, Chapter V, §1506, this notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting two public meetings for the public’s convenience to discuss and receive public comments on the proposed project. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Royse City High School (cafeteria), 700 South FM 2642 Royse City, Texas 75189. The second meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Rockwall County District Courthouse (Liberty Hall), 1111 East Yellow Jacket Lane #401 Rockwall, Texas 75087. Representatives from TxDOT and project consultants will be available to answer questions about the proposed project improvements. Both meetings will present the same information, and will be held in an open house format from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with no formal presentation.

City of Rockwall
2016 Annual Report

Known for its vibrant landscapes and rich history, the City of Rockwall has become a hub for activity in recent years. Rockwall was once a small, primarily residential, scenic city by the lake. Now, with more than 41,000 residents, Rockwall is a growing community that offers dynamic business opportunities and an extraordinary quality of life for its residents.

2016 Annual Report...

National Day of Prayer Events Set
for May in Rockwall

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – April 5, 2017 - The City of Rockwall will host the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at The Center in Downtown Rockwall, located at 108 East Washington Street, in conjunction with the annual National Day of Prayer. Mayors from cities throughout Rockwall County will be in attendance. The theme this year is For Your Great Name's Sake! Hear Us... Forgive Us... Heal Us! 

There will be a second opportunity for the community to come together in prayer on the same day. A midday prayer event will be held on May 4 at The Center from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Prayers will be offered by pastors and community leaders.

The first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer in 1775, as did Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Then, Congress established the National Day of Prayer as an annual event by joint resolution signed by President Truman in 1952. The law was amended and signed by President Reagan to officially designate the first Thursday in May as the annual date. The events are not political, but rather meant to encourage people county-wide to join their neighbors in a call to pray for our nation just as our national leaders will do in Washington D.C.

City of Rockwall Works to Protect Storm Victims from Potential Scam Artists

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – April 4, 2017 – Homeowners are still working to recover from the storms that devastated their homes last week in North Rockwall—and the City of Rockwall is providing tips to protect residents from becoming victims of potential scam artists. Before the storm had subsided or the debris was even cleared away last Wednesday, contractors were in the Dalton Ranch neighborhood looking to repair homes in the area. Now the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released a video featuring local leaders that warns residents of the dangers of potential scam artists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT4InCBlfuE 

Trustworthy contractors will provide valuable services to homeowners in their recovery efforts. Tips provided by the Texas Department of Insurance for seeking needed repairs have been posted on the City’s website at:

http://www.rockwall.com/buildinginspections/

For more information, please contact the Building Inspections Department at (972) .771-7709.

City of Rockwall -
May 6th, 2017 General Election

The City of Rockwall has called a General Election to be held on May 6, 2017 for the purpose of electing the Mayor and three City Council Members - one each for Places 1, 3 and 5. Terms for Rockwall City Council Members are for a period of two years.
More...
| Election Order | Sample Ballot

Country Superstars Pat Green, Cory Morrow Announced for Rockwall Founders Day Festival

Rockwall, Texas – January 21, 2017 - The City of Rockwall is throwing a huge party-with Texas Country legends, Pat Green and Cory Morrow, performing-and everyone's invited! Marking the 163rd birthday for the City of Rockwall, the Rockwall Founders Day Festival 2017 takes place at Harry Myers Park on May 20, and this year could be the biggest so far for the annual event.

Three-time Grammy-nominated Texas native, Pat Green, plays at 8 p.m. on the Southwest Kia-Rockwall stage. He's been called the Texas Country "face of a generation," Pat Green has sold more than two million albums and has sold out the Houston Astrodome. After a meteoric rise on the country charts, in recent years, Green has focused on getting back to his Texas roots, and the music his loyal followers know and love.

Another pioneer on the Texas Country scene, Cory Morrow takes the Southwest Kia-Rockwall stage at 6 p.m. on May 20. He's traveled the State of Texas and excited fans with his own signature style, mixing juke-joint country with a little bit of rock and gospel to boot.

Presented by the Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department, this is the 14th year for the free event, which honors the historical founding of the City of Rockwall. With more than 140 live music concerts free to the public annually, Rockwall is the Live Music Capital of North Texas, and the Founders Day Festival is one of the City's premier events every year.

The outdoor festival runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with plenty of fun-filled activities planned for the whole family. Before the featured acts take the main stage that evening, there will be several more bands performing throughout the day. There will also be many unique food and shopping vendors. Watch for more details coming soon about the Rockwall Founders Day Festival 2017. To get up to the minute information as it's available, please visit playrockwall.com.

.City of Rockwall gets
an "Excellent” Rating
for Transparency

The City of Rockwall received an excellent rating and ranked among the best in this area related to transparency in handling and responding to requests for public information. The City was one of 113 local agencies audited by The Dallas Morning News over a period of one year, a study in which the newspaper assessed how well state laws were followed regarding open access to information about how taxpayer money is spent and whether best practices were followed.
more..

City of Rockwall Performs Regular Test of Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren

The City of Rockwall conducts regular tests on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. unless there is severe weather approaching or already in the DFW area.

For more information, please contact:
Joey Boyd
Director of Internal Operations
Phone: (972) 772-6408
Email



Only Rain
Down The Drain

Do your part to help Keep Rockwall’s Waterway’s Clean!  Be on the lookout for pollutants that can damage our natural environment.  If you see any illicit/illegal discharges into our Inlets, Storm Sewers, Lakes, Creeks and Streams please report by calling (972)-772-6791.  Types of Illicit/illegal discharges:  Chlorinated backwash and draining associated with swimming pools, fertilizers, pesticides, lawn/landscape waste, household toxins, Industrial discharges, oil, anti-freeze, paint, cleaning fluids, sanitary sewer discharges, septic tank discharges, wash waters from commercial/industrial activities and washing machine discharges.

Current Area Lake Levels

Lake Ray Hubbard
Lake Lavon

Mayor Jim Pruitt
Open Office Hours at
City Hall

Mayor Jim Pruitt has announced he will have open office hours each Monday from Noon to 4 P.M. at Rockwall City Hall, 385 S. Goliad Street (one block south of the Downtown Square). more...

Rockwall City Council provides an Open Forum at each meeting

Open Forum is an opportunity for citizens to address the Council so that it can hear specific concerns or general comments. 

The Mayor and Council welcome any citizen wishing to address the City Council during the Open Forum providing that no public hearing is scheduled for the topic and comments be limited to (3) three minutes. 

The City Council does not typically respond to citizen concerns or take action during the meeting as a result of comments offered during Open Forum.  If directed by Council, the appropriate action to address a citizen’s concerns will be initiated by a member of the City Manager’s staff during normal business hours.

NTMWD Consumer
Confidence Report

The North Texas Municipal Water District 2015 Consumer Confidence Report is available on their website.  
NTMWD Consumer Cconfidence Report

Rockwall Needs a Trader Joe's

A group of enthusiastic citizens are using social media to recruit a Trader Joe’s to come to Rockwall. 

If you would like to show your support, like and share their Facebook page at Rockwall Needs a Trader Joe’s

Check out the free recipes and meal ideas at
www.traderjoes.com/recipes

Charter Cable
Programming Changes

Charter Communications has informed the City of Rockwall that its channel lineup is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of its customers.  Charter recently increased their total high-definition lineup, boosted the video on demand offering, and increased broadband speeds following a move to an All-Digital platform.  more...

Let's Tackle
Kitchen Grease!

Why Should I help?

  • Prevent grease buildups from blocking sewer lines.

  • Stop sewer overflows into streets and storm drains

  • Save money spent on costly cleanups of sewage spills.

  • Reduce the number of times you have to clean your
    grease trap (food services).

  • Protect the quality of our water.

    More (English)... | More (Spanish)...

Rockwall...
It's Just Better Here

VIDEO from the Rockwall EDC showcasing Rockwall.  The "Epic" 8 minute version  will be premiered at the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Expo (NTCAR) at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas in front of about 1,500-2,000 commercial brokers, etc.  We have done this show for years and we are always asked where's Rockwall?  Well...we are showing them!  Please share Rockwall, It's just better here.
watch the video..

Emergency Alert and
Preparedness Program Details

Rockwall, Texas – Rockwall County Emergency Management is currently utilizing a communications service that allows us to send important, valuable safety information directly to residents using the latest technology. more...

 

City of Rockwall Honored As
Preserve America Community

The City of Rockwall was recently honored with the designation as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities. Preserve America is a federal initiative to encourage and support community efforts to preserve and enjoy America’s priceless cultural and natural heritage. more.