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National Day of Prayer Events
Planned for Rockwall

Rockwall, Texas – April 23, 2018 – The City of Rockwall will host the Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 3 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 Reverend Jason Holland will be speaking and Kristy Cole will lead the worship. The theme this year is Unity.

There will be a second opportunity for the community to come together in prayer on the same day. A midday prayer event will also be held on May 3 at The Center from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 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.

Early Voting Begins Monday, April 23

Rockwall, Texas – April 19, 2018 – The City of Rockwall would like to remind residents that early voting begins next Monday, April 23, for the 2018 Bond Election for Street Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in the amount of $85 million.
 
The proposed capital improvement project (CIP) would address aging streets in mostly residential neighborhoods.
 
For voting dates, times and locations as well as more information about the proposal, please visit Rockwall.com.

Notice of Public Meeting - FM 552

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in conjunction with Rockwall County is proposing to widen 5.2 miles of FM 552 from SH 205 to SH66 in Rockwall County. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting a Public Meeting on the proposed project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at J.W. Williams Middle School, located at 625 E. FM 552, Rockwall, Texas 75087.
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City of Rockwall Works to Protect Storm Victims from Potential Scam Artists

Rockwall, Texas – April 9, 2018 – Homeowners are still working to recover from the storms that damaged their homes last Friday in 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, contractors were in the neighborhoods hit hardest looking to repair homes in the area. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released a video featuring local leaders that warns residents of the dangers of potential scam artists.

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

NCIB Video
Post Disaster Tips

City of Rockwall Council Candidate Forum

Rockwall, Texas – April 5, 2018 – A forum for candidates running for Rockwall City Council was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at Rockwall City Hall, located at 385 S. Goliad Street. more...
Watch it here!

4th Annual Realtor Workshop
Presentations

Rockwall, Texas – The City of Rockwall partnered with MetroTex Association of Realtors to host the 4th Annual Realtor Workshop on Wednesday, March 28th. Nearly 200 area real estate agents attended the meeting to hear the latest updates from the Rockwall Independent School District, Rockwall Economic Development Corporation and City of Rockwall.

City Presentation | REDC Presentation | RISD Presentation

City of Rockwall May 5, 2018
General Election

Rockwall, Texas – In early 2018, the City of Rockwall will call an election to be held on May 5, 2018 for the purpose of electing three City Council Members - one each for Places 2, 4 and 6. Terms for all elected Rockwall City Council Members are for a period of two years. One of the three incumbents – John Hohenshelt, Place 2 - is eligible to run for re-election if he so chooses. Councilmember Dennis Lewis (Place 4) and Councilmember Mike Townsend (Place 6) have reached the maximum number of terms reflected in the city’s charter and are therefore ineligible to run again for city office in 2018.

An informational candidate packet for residents who may be interested in learning more about running for Rockwall City Council is available both at City Hall (385 S. Goliad - 3rd floor, City Secretary’s Office) and online for download via the City Secretary’s webpage at www.rockwall.com/citysecretary.asp. The period for submitting an application for a place on the May 5th ballot runs from Wednesday, January 17th through Friday, February 16th.

It is anticipated that the City of Rockwall’s municipal election will again be administered by the Rockwall County Elections Administrator, as has been done in past years. Early voting is scheduled for Monday, April 23rd through Tuesday, May 1st (excluding Sunday). Election Day voting will be held Saturday, May 5 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Specific information concerning polling locations and early voting times will be made available on our city website and on the county Election Administrator’s website as soon as those details become available.

Applications for ballots by mail must be requested from and mailed to the Rockwall County Elections Administrator’s Office and received no later than the close of business on April 24th. The address is 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite D • Rockwall, TX 75087.Please direct questions regarding ballots by mail, voter registration, designated voting locations, voter identification requirements, absentee voting, precincts, etc. to the county elections office by calling (972) 204-6200. Information concerning the Rockwall City Council municipal election may be directed to the City Secretary, Kristy Cole, by calling (972) 772-6406 or by email at kcole@rockwall.com.

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...

I-30 Pavement Repair Project Kicks Off

Rockwall, Texas – TxDOT is beginning a full depth concrete repair project on I-30 all the way through Rockwall County from the Dallas County Line to the Hunt County Line.

The 14.9 mile long project contract was awarded to O. Trevino Construction, LLC for $2.3 million. The contractor will work with two crews at either end of the project. The crews will work in two-mile stretches toward each other, one lane at a time in order to expedite the project.

Lane closures are expected to be conducted on weeknights. To get updated information about lane closures go to DriveTexas.org.

Motorists are urged to be mindful of workers in the construction zone. TxDOT asks for the patience of the traveling public during this project.

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 latest North Texas Municipal Water District 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

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)...

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...

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

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..