Fly away, butterflies!

Bring the whole family to Covington’s Nursery in Rowlett for a butterfly release at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. All of the magnificent butterflies in Covington’s Butterfly House will be set free, and the event is free, too. Covington’s Nursery is located at 5518 Liberty Grove Road. Visit their website at covingtonnursery.com. To submit your […]

Free classes on landscaping, pruning, fall planting in North Texas

How to improve your home’s curb appeal After a harsh summer, North Texas landscapes need a little TLC. Learn basic steps for refreshing your landscape and improving your home’s curb appeal at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Covington’s Nursery, 5518 Liberty Grove, Rowlett.   Best trees for North Texas and fall pruning At 11 […]

Jason Castro on marriage, fatherhood, faith (video)

Jason Castro on marriage, fatherhood, faith (video)

As promised, here’s a snippet (well, a full five minutes) of our backstage conversation with Atlantic recording artist and American Idol finalist Jason Castro. This footage was shot after Jason performed for well over an hour at Firewheel Town Center in Garland, where the Rowlett Exchange Club presented its second annual QueFest. The two-day charity […]

Jason Castro sings ‘Hallelujah’ at QueFest (video)

Jason Castro sings ‘Hallelujah’ at QueFest (video)

(Garland/Rowlett) The grounds at Firewheel Town Center were filled to near capacity as Jason Castro took the stage Sunday evening for the Rowlett Exchange Club’s second annual QueFest celebration –  a two-day charity fundraiser benefiting the nonprofit organization’s child abuse prevention efforts. Last year, QueFest 2010 fell victim to a devastating summer storm, but not […]

‘Shop Rowlett Now’ offers discounts for buying local

Think local, buy local (Rowlett) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recently rolled out its 2011-12 “Shop Rowlett Now” program, which offers consumers special discounts at retail stores, restaurants and other businesses in Rowlett. The 2011-12 “Shop Rowlett Now” discounts began Sept. 1. Pick up a discount card for $10 at the Rowlett Chamber office, located at 3910 Main […]

‘I Am Second’ party at Hawaiian Falls

‘I Am Second’ party at Hawaiian Falls

Innovative ministry wraps up the summer with a fun day at Garland waterpark and collects school supplies for area kids. (Garland) More than 1,200 people turned out for the I Am Second Back-to-School party at Hawaiian Falls Garland on Aug. 18. Guests donated school supplies to benefit local kids. The worship band from Stillwater Community […]

Just look at what you’ve done

Perhaps the fact that North Texans have been sweltering in triple digit heat for the past 62 days has something to do with why we’ve had such an overwhelming response at our newly launched DFW news site.  After all, folks are looking forward to Labor Day concerts, football games and tailgate parties, fall festivals and holiday craft fairs […]

Keep Rowlett Beautiful awards scholarships

Keep Rowlett Beautiful awards scholarships

 (Rowlett) Keep Rowlett Beautiful is proud to honor two Rowlett citizens with scholarships for 2011. Allen Torske, a 2010 graduate of Rowlett High School, received a Scholarship last year and KRB decided to provide a $2,000 Scholarship to help him continue in 2011 with his studies at Auburn University in Alabama. He is continuing his […]

Speaker to address effects of education cuts on Garland ISD

Cindy Castaneda  (Garland/Rowlett) Dr. Cindy Castaneda, Garland ISD board trustee, Place 4, will address the Rowlett Democratic Club at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at Dos Charros Restaurant, 5203 Rowlett Road. Castaneda, a government professor at Eastfield College, has a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of North Texas. She previously served as executive […]

Rowlett Chamber to host 21st annual golf classic

Rowlett Chamber to host 21st annual golf classic

(Rowlett) Join local business leaders, friends and neighbors for the 21st Annual Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic, a fundraising celebration benefiting economic development efforts, education initiatives and other Chamber programs for the Rowlett community. Everyone is eligible to participate in the Shotgun Scramble, which begins at noon Thursday, Sept. 22 at Waterview Golf Club, […]