State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

State Rep. Justin Holland talks COVID-19 testing, Shelter In Place

In a recent interview with Blue Ribbon News, State Representative Justin Holland discussed COVID-19 testing and the importance of adhering to the Shelter In Place order for Rockwall County in order to flatten the curve. Holland said the biggest thing for people to realize is that there are many people who don’t need to be […]

COVID-19 Update from the City of Rowlett

COVID-19 Update from the City of Rowlett

The City of Rowlett Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashian issued the following amendment to her Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency for Rowlett on March 24, 2020. The amendment was made due to the ongoing evaluation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the updated recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State […]

City of Rowlett Shelter in Place Order in effect through April 3

City of Rowlett Shelter in Place Order in effect through April 3

(ROWLETT, TX – March 23, 2020) Rowlett Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashian amended the City’s Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency and has issued a Shelter in Place order. This order mirrors the order put in place by Dallas County and affects everyone in the City of Rowlett, whether in Dallas or Rockwall County.  The […]

City of Rockwall Mayor Issues Revised Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency

City of Rockwall Mayor Issues Revised Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency

The City of Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt has issued the following revised disaster declaration in public health for the City of Rockwall, following Governor Greg Abbott’s recent Executive Orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 : WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has been declared […]

Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott announced March 19 a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance with federal guidelines issued by the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE from Rockwall County Judge David Sweet

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE from Rockwall County Judge David Sweet

Judge Sweet issues disaster declaration for Rockwall County to enhance preparedness and response to COVID-19 outbreak In a special meeting on Monday, March 16, Rockwall County Judge David Sweet issued the following declaration of a state of disaster in public health for Rockwall County regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), to go into effect Tuesday, March […]

Rowlett Chamber of Commerce response to COVID-19

Rowlett Chamber of Commerce response to COVID-19

The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce is closely monitoring the reports of COVID-19 in the area and is taking precautions for all of our events and meetings. As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Chamber is remaining open even while most staff are working from home. “Rowlett is open for business,” said Michael Gallops, president of […]

19 Ministries to honor 400 City of Rowlett employees with ‘We Appreciate You’ meal initiative

19 Ministries to honor 400 City of Rowlett employees with ‘We Appreciate You’ meal initiative

The We Appreciate You meal initiative was created in 2019 to honor the city workers for their selfless dedication to the city of Rowlett. “They work so hard every day supporting the city and community and we want to show our appreciation for their commitment to the betterment of this amazing city”, says Landon Huie, […]

Caring Transitions of Rockwall owners earn company’s Rookie of the Year Award

Caring Transitions of Rockwall owners earn company’s Rookie of the Year Award

Caring Transitions is pleased to announce that Craig and Amy Edwards, the local owners of Caring Transitions of Rockwall, have been recognized with the company’s national Rookie of the Year Award. The award was presented at the company’s national conference on Feb. 4, 2020. Caring Transitions’ specially-trained professionals handle decluttering, organizing, packing, moving, resettling, in-home […]

Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary resumes normal activity following brief lockdown

(ROWLETT, TX) The Rowlett Police Department posted the following update on their Facebook page, following an incident at Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School that resulted in a brief lockdown: “Rowlett Police responded to Cullins Elementary School today around 12:30pm due to a disturbance involving a student. Due to the actions of that student, the school was […]

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