ROWLETT – The City of Rowlett has announced it will hold a special election July 16 to replace former Mayor John Harper, who resigned April 19, plus elect a City Council Member in Place 4.
Current Place 4 City Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Todd Gottel has announced his candidacy for the mayoral spot and will give up his seat to campaign for it.
The filing period for candidates will run through 5 pm, Monday, May 16.
Early voting will begin June 29 and run through July 12. There will be no voting on July 4 due to the holiday.
All voting will be consolidated into one polling place at the City Hall Annex to save the City $15,000 on the special election.
Contact Rowlett City Secretary Susie Quinn to file for office.
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Just read that only 303 early voters had cast ballots through last Sunday at the Rowlett Annex for Rowlett City Council positions on Mayor Pro Tem Todd Gottel’s Facebook site.
He says over 30,000 voters are registered in Rowlett!
Former Rowlett resident Darlie Lynn Routier, currently on death row in a Texas prison after being convicted of murdering her two sons in 1996, has been granted additional forensic testing by federal and state appeals judges to allow her attorneys to prove that not she but an intruder killed her five-year-old son Damon, and six-year-old son Devin.
In this age of DNA evidence, which did not exist back when she was convicted, the rulings certainly seem just and fair.
We can just look at how many other people who were convicted in Dallas County courts have been found innocent of charges and released after spending years in prison.
What another travesty it would be if Routier was found innocent, after spending so many years on death row.
Read more about the new developments in the case as reported by the Dallas Morning News under “Top Stories” at http://www.rockwallrocks.com/index.html.
As a part of the City’s Concrete Repair program, sections of Dalrock Road from Lakeview Parkway (Hwy 66) south to Chiesa Road will be closed beginning Monday, July 21 to allow for replacement of several failed sections of pavement. These improvements are expected to take approximately four weeks to complete.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane in those sections during the repairs, and motorists are asked to observe caution signs and reduce their speed through those areas.
Rowlett residents no longer have to trek across town to turn on their utilities when they move into the community. In about three minutes, a new resident can eliminate that moving chore.
The city has partnered with the 2turniton.com to allow residents to order water service online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Listed under online services on the city’s home page, residents click on the “water activation button,” and they will be redirected to 2turniton.com.
Residents simply their address and hit enter. The website then paints the screen with a list of services available in their area.
The service is free to customers, and it is free to cities like Rowlett. All Rowlett did to participate was post a link to the company. read more in The Rowlett Lakeshore Times…