‘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, […]

Lions Club honored for community service

(Rowlett) Who are Lions? Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members of the volunteer organization in 206 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but they share a core belief – community is what we make it. The Lions Club of Rowlett gives more money and support to […]

Proforma Printmotions: ‘hottest promo items on the market’

(Rowlett) Looking for promotional products? Whether you’re seeking a specific item or just browsing for ideas, Proforma Printmotions can be your one-stop shopping source. From fun items to the traditional, owner Tammy Alexander says shoppers can easily find some of the hottest items on the market. Proforma Printmotions is located at 9809 Fairway Vista Drive […]

Sears Home Appliance Showroom earns biz award

Sears Home Appliance Showroom earns biz award

(Rowlett) Sears Home Appliance Showroom, located at 5601 Liberty Grove Road, Suite 600 in Rowlett, was recently honored as the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for July. Store Coach Michael Cato, shown here accepting the plaque, invites everyone to stop by the showroom where friendly and knowledgeable associates are available to answer all of […]

Year in, year out, nothing beats Crape Myrtles

We have an abandoned home directly across the street from our house and it has been that way for a least 15 years. There is a light pink Near East Crape Myrtle in full bloom and two standard white crape myrtles, also loaded with blooms, that exist on nothing more than natural rainfall – no fertilizer, […]