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City of Rockwall -
State of the City Presentations

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt, City Manager Rick Crowley, and Rockwall Economic Development Corporation CEO Sheri Franza gave a State of the City presentation at the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership Luncheon on February 15, 2017.  Below are links to the presentations.  For more information, please contact Lauri Dodd, Public Information Officer, at (972) 772-6559 or ldodd@rockwall.com

Mayor, Jim Pruitt
City Manager, Rick Crowley
REDC CEO, Sheri Franza

3rd Annual Realtor Workshop

The City of Rockwall hosted the 3rd Annual Realtor Workshop on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Over 150 area real estate agents attended the workshop to learn more about the City of Rockwall, Rockwall Economic Development Corporation and the Rockwall Independent School District. The annual event is co-hosted by the MetroTex Association of Realtors. For more information please contact Bethany Browning, Community Relations Manager at
(972) 772-6400 or bbrowning@rockwall.com.

Engineering
Geographic Information Systems
Planning & Zoning
Rockwall Independent School District

Rockwall Economic Development Corporation

Star Transit Announces Limited Schedule
for Feb 20th

TERRELL, Texas (February 13, 2017) – STAR Transit announces limited schedule for Monday, February 20, 2017.

  • In observance of Presidents' Day, STAR Transit will be closed Monday, February 20th and will reopen on Tuesday morning. This includes On Demand Service and the Kaufman Trolley.
  • STAR Transit will operate regular schedules for the DART Express Bus Route 282 (COMPASS), the Balch Springs Midtown Express and the Seagoville Express.

For more information, call (877) 631-5278,
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Storm Spotter Training Program Scheduled for Saturday, February 18

North and Central Texas had it all in 2016 when it came to storms. We saw record-setting large hail in Wylie, catastrophic flooding in Palestine, and 18 tornadoes across the area. This past year was
a typical year, with severe thunderstorms occurring throughout the year. Are you ready for whatever 2017 will throw at you?

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth wants you to prepare for the 2017 severe weather season. The National Weather Service will be offering a free class about the SKYWARN severe weather program on Saturday, February 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The program will be held at the Rockwall County Library in Rockwall and is held in partnership with Rockwall County Emergency Management.

This class is free of charge and no pre-registration is necessary. This class is for organized storm spotters and anyone with an interest in severe weather. This is part of a regional severe weather preparedness campaign, which will include spotter training sessions across 46 counties in North and Central Texas. Other classes in the region can be found on the full schedule
http://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnsch?sptrsch.

This year’s program discusses thunderstorm formation, ingredients, and features associated with severe and non-severe storms. Several examples and cases for 2015 and 2016 will be shown. The program will discuss spotter operations and recommended reporting procedures. Most importantly, we will discuss what you can do to keep yourself and others safe when thunderstorms threaten.

This session is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is necessary. “By coming to this training session, you will gain a better understanding of Texas’ severe weather season,” says Tom Bradshaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the NWS Fort Worth Office. “Waiting until storms are on your doorstep is not the time to start thinking about severe weather preparedness. We hope you attend these free sessions to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region every year.”

The Rockwall County severe weather program is one of 46 training sessions that the Fort Worth NWS Office will conduct between January and March 2017, with a session in each county. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 46 counties in North and North-Central Texas. For more information on severe weather, visit our website at http://www.weather.gov/fortworth, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSDallasFortWorth and on
Twitter: @NWSFortWorth.

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 May 6, 2017
General Election

Rockwall, Texas – After the first of the new year, the City of Rockwall will call an 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 all elected Rockwall City Council Members are for a period of two years.  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.

 

 

 



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)...

Emergency
Warning Sirens

The City of Rockwall tests its Outdoor Emergency Warning Sirens on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 P.M. The system is designed to alert residents that are outdoors to take cover indoors and listen to local news reports for severe weather updates.

During the test, all sirens will run simultaneously for up to 90 seconds. However, testing will not be performed if bad weather is approaching or already in the DFW area.

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

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 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..

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..