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Community Build at City Lake Park

On Friday, March 21st and Saturday, March 22nd, volunteers, city employees, and professional playground equipment installers gathered to construct a new playground at City Lake Park.  Members of the Royse City Masonic Lodge, members of the Royse City High School football team, and members of the Royse City Parks and Recreation Board assisted in the build.  The community build was a success as much of the labor associated with the playground was complete in those two days.  Additionally, food and hydration were provided to all participants by local businesses and organizations, including:  the Royse City Lions Club, Texas Title, Arbor House of Rockwall, Scooter’s Oil & Lube, Re/Max (Royse City), Baker Spine & Sport, and Domino’s.

Many thanks goes out to all of those who assisted in the build!  Final touches will be placed on the playground early next week (week of March 31) and then, it will be open.  An official ribbon-cutting/grand opening will follow in coming weeks.

The new playground at City Lake Park is a joint beautification project between Collin County 2007 Parks & Open Space Bond Program and the City of Royse City.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 15th Main Street will be hosting Winter Wonderland.  The is an event not to be missed!  Main Street (SH 66) will be closed between Elm Street and Plum Street to make room for a vendor market, ice skating rink, snow tubing slide, mini train rides, and inflatable slide and entertainment!  Admission is free and so is the skating, tubing, sliding and riding. Come join the fun and don’t forget to visit our downtown businesses while here!

Then, on Saturday, February 22nd, from 9 AM until 12 Noon, the Royse City Lions Club will be hosting a recycling/donation event in the parking lot across from City Hall (305 N. Arch Street) & CF Goodwin Library.  This is a fundraiser for the Lions Club, but a GREAT way for area residents to rid of unwanted items.  Please see flyer and a list of acceptable items is available by clicking here.

Thanksgiving Lunch for the Seniors of Royse City Community

Dr. Paul of Paul Chiropractic and many other sponsors are providing a free Thanksgiving luncheon for the Senior Community Friday, November 22nd from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Mellody Room at Royse City’s City Hall (305 N. Arch Street).  In addition to lunch, there will be entertainment and door prizes.  Event flyer can be viewed here.

Lake Turnover at City Lake Park

During the weekend of October 5-6, there was a fish die-off at City Lake Park.  City staff worked with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials and it was determined that the occurrence was likely due to the drastic change over the weekend.  There was no evidence of pollutants.  Clean-up is currently underway.

Be Aware!.. Possible Rabies Exposure

Be aware of a possible rabies exposure that has occurred, here, in town.  The incident occurred on Monday, September 9, 2013 involving two dogs possibly being exposed after an encounter with a skunk.  A test has confirmed that the skunk is positive for rabies.  We wish to make as many residents as possible aware of this incident so people can ensure that their pets are up-to-date on rabies vaccinations.  An exposure of this type cannot be confined to a specific area of town.  Please report any suspicious looking animal and for more information,  call Animal Control Officer, Monica Vidaurri @ 214-796-1445.  Please vaccinate and let your friends and neighbors know to be aware!

Boards & Commissions Campaign Continues

There are several City Boards and Commissions with openings and applications are good to have on file of those interested in serving their community.  Bring your knowledge, expertise, and general interest to help your fellow citizens and make a difference.  Click HERE for further information and application.

Annual Drinking Water Report Available

The latest Consumer Confidence Report, also known as the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, is available for viewing.  The reporting period of this report is January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012.  Click HERE to view report.

Severe Weather Resource

In order to keep your family and yourself safe, you should have a plan in the event of severe weather. Please see the links below for information on preparing as the City does not have designated storm shelters. Additionally, if you are a citizen of Royse City and are not receiving IRIS alerts, please contact the Utility Department at 972-636-2250. This service provides messages, texts and/or emails in the event of weather warnings. Also, anyone can sign up for Rockwall County Nixle at This service is used through the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office and sends out warnings via texts.

SOC Severe Weather Information
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