City Of Round Rock

221 East Main Street
512-218-5400

About Us:

Round Rock, Texas, with a population of 88,826, is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country. Major employers include Dell, Farmers Insurance Group and Cypress Semiconductor. Its combined property tax and utility rates are the lowest in the region.

Round Rock is one of the fastest growing and best managed cities in Texas. The city has maintained high quality of life while becoming a major center for economic development in Central Texas.

Planning: As the winner of the prestigious Comprehensive Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association in 1999, the City prides itself on its long-term vision.

Crime: Round Rock is ranked the 13th Safest City in the United States by a national survey, and has the fourth lowest crime rate among Texas cities with populations of 50,000 to 100,000. Round Rock has the lowest crime rate for cities in that size category – nearly half that of the city with the next lowest crime rate – in Central Texas. In a year 2006 survey of city residents, 89 percent of respondents said they felt safe walking alone in their neighborhood at night.

Cost of living: The City of Round Rock’s property tax rate is one of the lowest in the region (37.1 cents per $100 of valuation). Also, residents pay the lowest combined average monthly utility and tax costs in Central Texas, while achieving an 82 percent satisfaction rating from its customers. Round Rock has the lowest ACCRA composite cost of living index rating among the three largest cities in the metro area.

Public Utilities: Over the last three quarters, 89 percent of the city’s water customers have rated the city as good or excellent. Sewer customers gave an 87 percent rating (keep in mind the customers that respond to the survey have had a work order on their service recently). Round Rock has not had mandatory water rationing during the past 21 years.

Traffic: The Round Rock City Council approved a Transportation Master Plan in January 1999. The City’s Transportation Capital Improvement Plan contains $415 million worth of projects. The City’s half-cent sales tax levy for transportation will pay for $125 million of that total.


Recent News

City takes action to guide mixed use development in downtown

The Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) took steps at its meeting Thursday, Sept. 13, to guide a mixed-use development that could occur on the downtown block where the City’s iconic water tower…

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City Council adopts final FY 2019 budget, tax rate

Round Rock City Council voted unanimously to approve the fiscal year 2019 budget and tax rate at its Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting . The budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, totals $356.9 million and is supported by a tax rate of 42…

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Public invited to Public Safety Training Center open house

The public is invited to join the Round Rock Police and Fire Departments for an opportunity to explore the new Public Safety Training Center, located at 2801 N. Mays St., from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The new state-of-the-art facility feature…

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Round Rock earns national honors for communications efforts

The City won two national awards Sept. 6 at the  City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)  annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisc. Round Rock received one first place award and one second place in the  Savvy Awards &nb…

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! This year Disney Pixar’s superhero family, the Incredibles, will team up with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind families, students and people of all ages that sign…

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There are many paths to funding transportation needs

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts on the fiscal 2019 budget and tax rate . We direct significant resources at our transportation problems in Round Rock. From lots of sources — not just local taxpayers. There are many paths…

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RRTXWater.com currently unavailable

RRTXWater.com, the City’s customer utility service customer website, is currently down.  The City will extend payment deadlines for customers whose due date is today, Monday, Sept. 10. The post RRTXWater.com currently unavailable appeared firs…

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County to seek public input on health services

Williamson County residents will have two opportunities to give input and shape the future of health-related services offered in the region. The first opportunity will be on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15, when Williamson County and Cities H…

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TxDOT opens new I-35 ramps at McNeil Road/RM 620

Northbound drivers on I-35 can now exit toward McNeil Road and RM 620 via newly constructed braided ramps. Officials from the  Texas Department of Transportation ,  City of Round Rock  and  Williamson County  marked the openi…

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Lane shifts begin as FM 3406 bridge project continues

The Texas Department of Transportation has provided the following update on the FM 3406 bridge replacement project : Now that the frontage roads are nearly complete, driveways along the southbound I-35 frontage road will need to be raised and reconfi…

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City offices will be closed for Labor Day holiday

City offices, including the  Library ,  Clay Madsen Recreation Center ,  Municipal Court ,

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Enjoy audiobooks anywhere with Playaway

Playaway is the simplest way to listen to an audiobook. Unlike CDs, audio cassettes or downloads, Playaway does not need a separate player. Instead, Playaway comes pre-loaded and ready to use. Simply plug in earbuds and enjoy! You can also connect Pl…

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Before asking you to pay more, we make sure we’re using existing resources efficiently

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of posts on the fiscal 2019 budget and tax rate . No one likes paying more in property taxes. That’s a given. But sometimes it’s necessary to keep a first-class city running the way it needs to. In…

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City of Round Rock earns award for financial reporting

The City of Round Rock was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its most recent comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) . The Certificate of Achiev…

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City Council holds first vote on FY 2019 budget, tax rate

Round Rock City Council held the first of two required votes on the fiscal year 2019 budget and tax rate at its Thursday, Aug. 23, meeting . City Council members voted unanimously to approve the first reading of the proposed budget totaling $356.9 mi…

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Settlement Drive lane closure planned for Aug. 28

The southbound lane of Settlement Drive between Walleye Way and Lakeside Loop will be closed on Aug. 28 due to utility work in the area. The closure is anticipated to begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by the end of the day. Flaggers will be present and mo…

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Karen Bondy takes over as General Manager of Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority

The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) Board of Directors welcomed Karen Bondy, P.E., as BCRUA’s new General Manager, effective Aug. 1. Bondy, a 36-year water industry veteran, recently retired after nearly 20 years with the Lower …

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Police to increase patrols in Collision Reduction Zones

Heads up (literally). University Blvd between I-35 and Sunrise Road has been deemed a collision reduction zone by Round Rock Police, which means there will be an increased police presence enforcing routine traffic laws. The area was picked because it…

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TxDOT lane closures

I-35 at FM 3406 Southbound I-35 reduced to one lane between Wolle Lane and FM 3406 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 through Wednesday, Aug. 22 Southbound I-35 frontage road closed after FM 3406 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 through Fri…

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Biz.ability workshops resume in September

The  Round Rock Public Library  and  Austin SCORE  will be offering a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 21 through Oct. 26. SCORE is a nonprofi…

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Homeowner property taxes don’t pay for it all in Round Rock, by design

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts on the fiscal 2019 budget and tax rate .   Round Rock’s success is by design. We develop long-term plans for major infrastructure like roads and

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Lane closures planned on A.W. Grimes at Roundville Lane

Work associated with the Roundville Lane road project will necessitate the closure of the northbound outside lane of A.W. Grimes between Roundville Lane and SH 45 starting Aug. 17. The closure will take place on Aug.17 and Aug. 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 4…

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Five tips to help you water smarter in dry conditions

Following low rainfall this summer, water levels in Lake Georgetown currently stand at 776 feet — a 14 foot drop below its full capacity. This puts the lake just 6 feet away from levels that automatically trigger Stage 1 restrictions in the Cit…

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Born Learning Trail opens at Lake Creek Park during Pop Up Play Day event

Born Learning Trail Opens at Lake Creek Park in Round Rock during Pop Up Play Day United Way of Williamson County and the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will hold a ribbon cutting for a new Born Learning Trail at Lake Creek Park o…

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Round Rock ISD classes start Thursday

The City of Round Rock and the Round Rock Police Department remind motorists to be on the lookout for school zones in effect as local schools begin their academic calendars. Classes at Round Rock ISD will begin on Thursday, Aug. 16. Drivers should be…

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Mayor Morgan: City provides wide range of services with tax rate less than monthly cable bill

Mayor Craig Morgan pens a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. This is a repost of his  most recent feature . Budget season is upon us in Round Rock. Although city staff have been working for months to put together a proposed budg…

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Round Rock joins effort to fight invasive species in water supply

Round Rock is joining the effort to eradicate invasive zebra mussels from Lake Georgetown to protect the infrastructure that distributes the City’s drinking water. At the Aug. 9 City Council meeting, council members authorized the Brushy Creek…

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Neighborhood street improvement program continues

The City of Round Rock plans to invest millions of dollars toward residential street improvements in the coming months as part of an ongoing program to repair and preserve pavement across the City’s road network. Council members approved a cont…

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City Council sets maximum tax rate for FY 2019 budget

The Round Rock City Council  voted Thursday, Aug. 9, to set a maximum property tax rate of 42.000 cents for the proposed fiscal 2018 budget. The 42.000 cent rate is the same rate contained in the budget proposal

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Learn a new language with Mango

Mango is an online language learning program that features 70 world languages and is the most effective way to learn a foreign language. Learn a language by listening to and repeating material focused on practical situations and conversations! Their …

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Long-term approach to finances keeps City affordable yet awesome

Note: Success doesn’t happen by accident. For the City of Round Rock, it’s been a decades-long process of strategic planning  and methodical execution. The Future Forward series highlights our efforts to manage Round Rock’s rap…

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TxDOT to hold open house on proposed improvements to U.S. 79 in Round Rock

The  Texas Department of Transportation  (TxDOT) will hold an open house on Thursday, Aug. 23 to discuss proposed improvements to the U.S. 79 corridor, from I-35 to east of FM 1460 (A.W. Grimes) in Round Rock. The purpose of the project is …

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Round Rock takes first place in Super Guard Competition

Lifeguards from the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics Team took first place at the 36th Annual Super Guard Competition at Adamson Lagoon in College Station this summer. The event identifies the “best of the best”…

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Summer Reading Program surveys

We hope to plan programs that reflect the values and goals of our community. Your input matters. Please take a moment to give us feedback about this summer’s reading programs. Survey: Kids’ Summer Reading Program  (includes an option to ente…

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Round Rock selected to host National Flag Football Championship for three straight years

The Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Round Rock was recently selected to host the National Flag Football Championships in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) will hold …

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New office space set for gateway into downtown

A recently approved economic development agreement is expected to bring approximately 125,000 sq. ft. of additional Class A office space to a major entryway to Round Rock’s downtown. Round Rock City Council approved an agreement at its July 26…

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Firefighters respond to blaze in home garage

Round Rock Firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 8:01 a.m. Friday, July 28, in the 500 block of Golden Creek Drive. On arrival units found the single family home with fire coming out of the garage doors. The fire was quickly extinguished…

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Final design underway for East Main Street improvements

Improvements are coming to East Main Street in early 2019.  Round Rock City Council voted at a regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, July 26 to approve a final design contract with Studio 16:19 for the project. Improvements include six parklets …

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Enroll now for Round Rock’s Citizens Police Academy

The  Round Rock Police Department  is conducting open enrollment for the  Citizens Police Academy , a 12-week educational opportunity that gives participants a behind the scenes look at the many functions of the police department. The …

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Round Rock-Austin among most vibrant art communities

The Round Rock-Austin metropolitan area landed in the top 20 vibrant art communities across the country, according to a recent study. Southern Methodist University’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) ranked the cities 18th in the nation …

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Williamson County issues county-wide burn ban

Outdoor burning is currently prohibited in Round Rock due to a county-wide burn ban in effect. On Friday, July 20, Williamson County Commissioners Court voted to set an emergency outdoor burn ban through July 27, at which point an extension could be …

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Heat advisories expected Sunday, Monday

Heat advisories and even excessive heat warnings are in the forecast for Central Texas. The National Weather Service reports that “very hot temperatures” are expected through the weekend and into early next week. The temperatures will gra…

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Mayor Craig Morgan: Feedback helps us make sound decisions

Mayor Craig Morgan pens a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. This is a repost of his  most recent feature . Feedback is an essential tool we use to improve ourselves. Whether it’s through a supervisor at the office, a coac…

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Rock’N River Water Park Chosen to Host the 2018 Central Texas Regional Lifeguard Competition

Round Rock, Texas – The City of Round Rock’s Rock’N River was chosen to host the 2018 Central Texas Regional Lifeguard Competition Wednesday, July 18 starting at 8am. The City’s Waterpark venue was nominated by the organizatio…

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Saharan dust prompts local air quality alerts

Saharan dust has made its way back to Texas, leading local and state agencies to issue alerts regarding air quality. In Round Rock, fine particulate matter in the air resulting from widespread African dust, has reached levels the Environmental Protec…

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Rock’N River to host the 2018 Central Texas Regional Lifeguard Competition

The City of Round Rock’s Rock’N River Water Park was chosen to host the 2018 Central Texas Regional Lifeguard Competition Wednesday, July 18 starting at 8am. The City’s Waterpark venue was nominated by the organization’s local…

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Temporary closures in effect along RM 620 this week

Partial closures will take place along RM 620 this week in order to remove temporary signals along the road. Closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and traffic will be controlled by an officer on site. Monday, July 16: RM 620 at Deep W…

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City of Round Rock to maintain current smoking ordinance

Round Rock City Council voted against an ordinance Thursday evening that would have removed “bars” and “designated smoking bars” from the list of public places that are exempt from existing smoking/vaping prohibitions.  In a …

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City survey results among best in nation, expert says

Citizen satisfaction with the City of Round Rock’s customer service has increased 8 percent in the last two years, according to the results of the City’s most recent  Community Survey . The City hired ETC Institute to conduct its biennia…

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Sertoma July 4th Parade Awards Announced

Sertoma July 4thParade Awards Announced Special thanks to all the community groups, military groups, businesses, nonprofit groups and City departments for making the Sertoma July 4th Parade a special for the entire community. Mayors Award &ndash…

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City of Round Rock earns budget award

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that the City of Round Rock has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the City’s most recent budget . This marks the 22nd consecutive year the City of Ro…

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Smart Irrigation Month is Here

The HEAT is definitely on!  Welcome Summertime! You may have heard by now, that July has been deemed “Smart Irrigation Month” by the Irrigation Association since 2005, because that’s typically when the hottest temperatures occu…

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#TXWindmills and #TXWatertowers

You may be asking what does windmills and water towers have to do with the usual topic of water conservation that we share here?  Well, nothing directly; however for this blog I want to share a fun campaign that the Texas Water Development Board…

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Focused on the road ahead

Note: Success doesn’t happen by accident. For the City of Round Rock, it’s been a decades-long process of strategic planning  and methodical execution. The Future Forward series highlights our efforts to manage Round Rock’s rap…

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No one injured in July 4 house fire

At 4:41 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a structure fire at 100 Blue Spruce Way . The first fire department units arrived at 4:46 p.m. The first fire units on-scene reported smoke coming out of the ho…

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July 4 fireworks show will go on as planned

Update: The City will hold its annual fireworks show at Old Settlers Park as scheduled, as inclement weather has passed through the area. Family-friendly activities are scheduled throughout July 4 to celebrate Independence Day in Round Rock. Events k…

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City offices will be closed for Independence Day holiday

City offices, including the  Library ,  Clay Madsen Recreation Center ,  Municipal Court ,

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Don’t forget to pack TumbleBooks

If you’re planning a summer trip, don’t forget about TumbleBooks! This online resource, available to you for free with your library card, offers animated talking picture books which you can read, or have read to you. Fiction and non-ficti…

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Discharge of fireworks illegal in Round Rock City limits

Letting freedom ring doesn’t mean compromising the safety of yourself or others. Residents are reminded this Independence Day that the City of Round Rock explicitly prohibits the sale or use of any fireworks. Fireworks include devices which ma…

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Library project survey results are in

Thanks to all who responded to our recent Round Rock Public Library Project Survey. Your responses will help us determine the types of services and programs for the new library. Visit the City’s Library Project website to view the survey result…

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TxDOT: FM 3406 bridge to reopen Monday, June 25

The FM 3406 bridge over I-35 will reopen to commuters at 5 a.m. Monday, June 25, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Weather permitting, crews will remove the westbound FM 3406 detour, and the FM 3406 bridge will reopen to eastbound …

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City grants request for temporary change in construction work hours

The construction firm for the Kalahari Resort project requested a temporary change in construction work hours. The request is to allow construction to begin one hour earlier, beginning at 6 a.m., from June 25, 2018, through Nov. 4, 2018, seven days a…

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Apply now to serve on boards and commissions

Applications are currently being accepted for 2018 board and commission appointments. Boards and commissions enable citizens to participate in Round Rock City government by bringing diverse viewpoints to decision-making and advisory processes. Member…

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Top 10 (plus three) things to do this summer in Round Rock

Special thanks to Round Rock ISD extern Caitlin Osborne for contributing this blog post! Whether the forecast calls for high temps or rainy days, we have you covered with the top ten (plus three!) things to do this summer in Round Rock. Walk along Br…

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US Quidditch Cup selects Round Rock as host city for second year

The US Quidditch Cup liked the Sports Capital of Texas so much the first time around, they’re headed back to Round Rock for the second year in a row! The national championship tournament, US Quidditch Cup 12, will be held Apr. 13-14, 2019, at t…

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City of Round Rock recognized for financial transparency

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced The City of Round Rock achieved specific transparency goals related to public pensions through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. The City of Round Rock received a Transparency Star in the area…

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Writ Baese sworn in to second term on City Council

Place 5 City Councilmember Writ Baese was sworn in to his second term of office Thursday, Jan. 14. State Rep. Larry Gonzales conducted the swearing in. Baese was joined by his wife, Kim, and one of his sons, Tyler. Baese was re-elected in May, with m…

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City considers impact fees for road improvements

A process is currently underway in Round Rock to consider assessing fees on new development to help fund road improvements. The Round Rock City Council voted Thursday evening to hold an initial public hearing about roadway impact fees at a future Cou…

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Police need help identifying nail salon burglar

Do you know this burglary suspect? This subject is believed to be responsible for 13 commercial burglaries in Round Rock since June 4. The suspect is mostly targeting nail salons, but has also targeted two dry cleaning businesses. The suspect may be …

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CFO says City financial outlook remains strong, stable

The City’s financial outlook remains strong and stable, but there are opportunities and challenges that must be met to keep on solid fiscal footing, Chief Finance Officer Susan Morgan told the City Council on Tuesday, June 12. Morgan presented…

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Round Rock communications team earns top state awards

The City of Round Rock received four awards for its communications and marketing efforts from the  Texas Association of Information Officers  (TAMIO).  The City won two first place TAMI Awards, one second and one third at the TAMIO conference June…

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Canine Corral to house dogs during construction

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is moving dogs to a temporary shelter during construction and renovations that will improve its facilities. The temporary shelter , dubbed the “ Canine Corral ,” is located in the San Gabriel …

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Play for All Park honored with the Chick-Fil-A True Inspiration Award

Play for All Park and the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department was honored with the Chick-Fil-A True Inspiration Award (Southwest Region) for the recently

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Our water runs deep

Note: Success doesn’t happen by accident. For the City of Round Rock, it’s been a decades-long process of strategic planning  and methodical execution. The Future Forward series highlights our efforts to manage Round Rock’s rap…

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Ride free on CapMetro this week

CapMetro is offering free bus rides June 3-9 to kick off its Summer Service Splash promotions. Simply hop aboard any of CapMetro’s services this week and explore its recently expanded system at no cost! Rides will also be free for kids who are …

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Police investigate murder at storage facility

Round Rock Police are investigating the murder of Dora Quiroz-Gonzalez, 41. The suspect, Jose Villasenor Diaz, 44, was charged with murder and booked at Williamson County Jail. Diaz met with Quiroz-Gonzalez, his estranged wife, at a st…

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Train derails Monday morning

The Round Rock Fire Department responded to a train derailment along McNeil Road early Monday morning. Crews responded to the call at approximately 2:13 a.m. in the 4100 block of McNeil Road. The six responding units found that two cars had derailed …

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Find your next favorite song on Freegal

Kick off summer with some new tunes from Freegal, a downloadable and streaming music service that you can access for free with your library card number. The service gives you access to more than 13 million songs from 40,000 recording labels that…

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Service waiting times at the Library

Summer Reading is going at full speed and we are experiencing record breaking numbers of visitors, incoming phone calls, check outs and program attendance. As a result, you may experience prolonged waiting times on the phone or in line at the library…

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Summer Reading registration opens June 1

Make plans to join in the fun during the 2018 Summer Reading Program! We’re hosting free fun activities plus reading challenges for babies, kids, teens, and  adults . Registration opens on Friday, June 1. To participate, track your reading…

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Evening lane closures planned on Mays Street

Evening lane closures will take place along Mays Street between Old Settlers Boulevard and U.S. 79 starting May 29 as a contractor working for TxDOT resurfaces the road. The closures will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the following dates: May 2…

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Last week to nominate a Local Legend

Nominations for the City of Round Rock’s 2018 Local Legend Awards are being accepted through June 1. The Local Legend Award program  was established in 1990 to recognize individuals, families, businesses, groups, publications, and…

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Police search for suspect in attempted assault on Brushy Creek Trail

Just after 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 27,, a woman was assaulted on the Brushy Creek Trail near Kenney Fort Boulevard. She was jogging when a man attacked her. She was able to fight him off and she ran to a location with others who helped her call for hel…

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Texas State University expands Round Rock campus as hub for health professions

Texas State’s Round Rock Campus has a new building that will expand its degree programs and enhance the availability of affordable healthcare in the area. Classes will begin June 1 at the new Willow Hall, which houses three new departments from…

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Councilmember Matt Baker begins three-year term

City Council and the Round Rock community bid farewell to former councilmember Frank Leffingwell and welcomed Matt Baker as the new elected representative for Place 3 at Thursday’s regularly scheduled Council meeting. Local residents, friends, …

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Local leaders graduate from UniverCity course

Nineteen residents graduated from the City of Round Rock’s citizen education program, UniverCity , at Thursday’s City Council meeting. The 10-week program was designed to engage and educate residents on the operations of the City. UniverC…

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City offices will be closed for Memorial Day holiday

City offices, including the  Library ,  Clay Madsen Recreation Center ,  Municipal Court ,

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Chief Banks appointed to Governor’s School Safety Roundtable Series

Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks was named to Gov. Greg Abbott’s School Safety Roundtable Series. Chief Banks participated in the first day of discussion, which featured government, education, and law enforcement leaders and focused on ho…

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Kalahari puts on a Texas-sized groundbreaking

We’ve been to dozens of groundbreakings in Round Rock over the years, but none like the one for Kalahari Resorts last week. The big tents, the amazing food, the large video backdrop on the stage and the laid-back delivery of owner Todd Nelson s…

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Round Rock pools open Memorial Day weekend

Looking to cool off this Memorial Day weekend? City of Round Rock’s Rock’N River Water Park and Micki Krebsbach Pool will open to the public on Saturday, May 26!…

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Mayor Morgan to host first Coffee with the Mayor

Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan will host Coffee with the Mayor from 8 – 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26 at Star Coffee , 201 E. Main Street. Residents are encouraged to meet the mayor and ask questions about City initiatives while enjoying a cup of joe…

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Mayor: City’s history of economic development success continues with Kalahari 

Mayor Craig Morgan pens a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. This is a repost of his  most recent feature . What does the word “growth” bring to mind for you? If comments on the City of Round Rock’s social medi…

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Library releases 2017 Annual Report

The Round Rock Public Library has released its annual report. Find out about all the exciting things happening at the Library and discover how we improve the community by helping citizens achieve their goals. 2017 Annual Report Read more …

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Kalahari Resorts breaks ground in Round Rock

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions ’ team members and executives gathered with 250 supporters to break ground on the new African-themed waterpark and convention center on May 15. “We’re delighted to have Kalahari break ground in Round…

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Library manager named TML Leadership Fellow

The Texas Municipal League recognized Councilmember Tammy Young, Rhonda Kuiper (Collection Development & Technical Services Manager, Library) and Joseph Brehm (Community Development Administrator, Planning) as a Leadership Fellow on Friday, May 1…

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Survey seeks public input on fair housing in Central Texas

The City of Round Rock is encouraging residents to take a survey as part of a regional effort to identify impediments to fair housing in Central Texas. Round Rock is participating in a collaborative planning process with nine other local jurisdiction…

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City officials graduate from TML Leadership Academy

The Texas Municipal League recognized Round Rock Councilmember Tammy Young, Library Collection Development and Technical Services Manager Rhonda Kuiper, and Community Development Administrator Joseph as Leadership Fellows on Friday, May 11, at the Au…

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Round Rock Police Seize 71 Pounds of Methamphetamine in TrafficStop

ROUND ROCK – An Alabama man was jailed on Saturday, May 5, after a IH 35 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 71 pounds of methamphetamine, the Round Rock Police Department reported.Police arrested Nathan Leon Fields, 36, of Theodore, Ala., …

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Access Chilton Library to find car-care information

Before you tackle your next auto repair project, check out Chilton Library , one of the Round Rock Public Library’s online resources. Search auto repair manuals, technical service bulletins, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for re…

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May 2018 Library Project Update

The Library Programming is nearing completion. During the programming phase, invitations were sent out inviting citizens to attend focus groups. The groups held were: Downtown Neighborhood Association, Teens, Business Leaders, Care Givers of Children…

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City Council approves land purchase for relocation of Fire Station 3

Round Rock City Council gave the green light Thursday on the purchase of two acres of land for the relocation of Fire Station 3. The new facility will be located at 201 Sundance Parkway in the La Frontera shopping center. It will replace the existing…

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2018 projected to be dangerous year for wildfires

Hot, dry, and windy. That is the prediction for this year’s wildfire season which starts in May and continues through the fall. These three conditions can have devastating effects as Central Texas residents discovered during 2011 when numerous …

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Police arrest Alabama man on drug charges

An Alabama man was jailed on Saturday, May 5, after an I-35 traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 71 pounds of methamphetamine, the Round Rock Police Department reported. Police arrested Nathan Leon Fields, 36, of Theodore, Ala., after an officer i…

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Delayed library opening scheduled for Friday, May 11

The Round Rock Public Library will open at 2 p.m., Friday, May 11, to allow staff to pay their respects at a funeral service for a member of the library family. Story times and other programs scheduled for Friday morning have been canceled. There are…

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Polls close for City Council elections

Polls closed at 7 p.m. for the Saturday, May 5 election for two seats on the Round Rock City Council . Two seats, Place 3 and Place 5, were contested in this election. All seats on the City Council are at-large, meaning they represent all areas …

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Round Rock ranks among top cities for living the American Dream

The sky’s the limit in Round Rock, which just ranked as one of the top cities nationwide to live out the American Dream. Round Rock ranked No. 5 on the list compiled by SmartAsset. The financial technology company based its 2018 findings on ho…

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Round Rock gains momentum as tourism destination

The  Sports Capital of Texas continues to turn heads as a destination for travelers! Round Rock was recently featured in the Texas Standard and Texas Lifestyle Magazine’s Travel Issue for attracting exciting…

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Friends, colleagues remember Officer Charles Whites

Family, friends, the Round Rock Police Department, Round Rock community, and representatives from dozens of other first responder agencies celebrated the life of Officer Charles Whites on May 2 at Shoreline Church. The church services were followed b…

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Williamson County Health District conducting community assessment

The WilCo Wellness Alliance invites you and your friends and family to take part in our Community Health Survey on May 1. It will take approximately five minutes of your time and is completely confidential. Your opinions are important and w…

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Round Rock Police Department News - April 27, 2018

 At 10 a.m. today, a police escort will transport Officer Charles Whites from the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office to Beck Funeral Home (15709 Ranch Road 620). Expect some temporary road closures along the route.Statement from Mayor Craig…

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Traffic delays expected for Officer Whites’ funeral procession

Processions are expected to take place between Beck Funeral Home on RR 620 and Shoreline Church in North Austin Wednesday morning for fallen Round Rock Officer Charles Whites’ funeral . The first procession will take place starting at 8 a.m. fr…

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Transportation planning group seeking public input

Make your voice heard, Round Rock! Residents are invited to take a survey that will help engineers and policy-makers develop a regional plan for the roadways in communities across six Central Texas counties. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Or…

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Round Rock Police Department announces the passing of Officer Charles Whites

It is with heavy hearts that the Round Rock Police Department announces the passing of Officer Charles Whites on April 27 at Hospice Austin Christopher House. Officer Whites died from injuries sustained on Feb. 25 when he was struck by a vehicle whil…

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Celebrate family at Dia de las Madres

The  Round Rock Ballet Folklorico , along with the  Williamson County Hispanic Heritage Committee ,  Univision Local Media-Austin , and the  City of Round Rock  present

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Economic Development board, City Council approve Kalahari Resort agreements

The board of directors of the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corporation (TEDCo) and the City Council approved at their respective meetings Thursday, April 26, a series of agreements related to the Kalahari Resorts project. The mo…

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Round Rock ISD to form its own Police Department by 2021

In a joint announcement on April 19, the Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock Police Department, and Williamson County Sheriff’s Office laid out plans for RRISD to form its own Police Department by May 31, 2021. Currently, the Dis…

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Stagecoach Inn relocation set to take place this weekend

 A historic move will cause temporary road closures along Chisholm Trail and RM 620 this weekend. Some street closures could begin as early as Friday morning as crews begin the relocation process of the former Stagecoach Inn, a historic structur…

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Music on Main cancelled due to weather

The Wednesday, April 25, edition of the  Music on Main  concert series has been cancelled due to stormy weather in the forecast. The post Music on Main cancelled due to weather appeared first on City of Round

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Dell Diamond ranked among top minor league ballparks in U.S.

Baseball America recently ranked Round Rock’s Dell Diamond as No. 4 on a list of the top Minor League Baseball parks in the U.S. The rankings were compiled with a focus on one simple question: “In…

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Historic property tax exemption applications due April 30

Applications for the City’s partial property tax exemption must be received at the Williamson County Appraisal District ( WCAD ) no later than April 30. Forms are posted on the WCAD website (scroll to the Exemption Applications section). The ex…

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Early voting begins for City Council election

Early voting is under way for the May 5 City Council election. The early voting period ends May 1. The election is for Place 3 and Place 5. All seats on the City Council are at-large, meaning they represent all areas of the City. Candidates for Place…

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May is National Preservation Month

Local history and historic preservation organizations have a number of special activities scheduled for National Preservation Month. All activities are free of charge. May 2 and 9: Kids’ historic preservation activity at Music on Main Members o…

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Sculpture events coming to Round Rock starting April 27

Sculptures from near and far will be making a statement in Downtown Round Rock at two upcoming events: Allan Houser Sculpture Exhibit Allan Houser was the most renowned Native American painters and Modernist sculptors of the 20th century, and a major…

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Nominate Round Rock’s 2018 Local Legends

Nominations for the City of Round Rock’s 2018 Local Legend Awards are being accepted through June 1. The Local Legend Award program was established in 1990 to recognize individuals, families, businesses, groups, publications, and organizations …

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2018 Water Wise Landscaping Series

Round Rock’s Water Conservation Program has partnered with Texas AgriLife Extension’s Water University to hold a Water Wise Landscaping Series again this year! Come to all or one! Classes will be held at the Round Rock Publ…

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Round Rock offering free bus rides April 30-May 4

City of Round Rock is offering free bus rides during Air Quality Awareness Week from April 30 to May 4. Jump on board any of Round Rock’s four CapMetro routes – no fare required. Just kick back and relax while our friendly drivers take yo…

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WANTED: Michael Christopher Ramos

The 26-year-old suspect fled the scene of a disturbance in the 900 block of Westwood Drive on April 15. It was determined that an assault had taken place against the suspect’s family member, including strangulation. Ramos stands 5’11&rdqu…

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Library project update for April 2018

On March 26-28, the PGAL design team met with City of Round Rock Departments to discuss early planning requirements for the project. The City Departments represented by division were: Library Staff, Facility Maintenance, Communications, Information T…

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Celebrate DIA! at Rockin’ Kids Club

At this very special session of  Rockin’ Kids Club , we’re excited to welcome  Round Rock Ballet Folklorico  as we celebrate  Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros .   After we enjoy the folklorico dance performance…

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Williamson County issues County-wide burn ban

On Tuesday, April 17, the  Williamson County Commissioners Court  initiated a County-wide burn ban. Violation of the ban is considered a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500. A person violates this order if he, or sh…

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Mayor: Program marks 5 years of empowering neighborhoods

Mayor Craig Morgan pens a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. This is a repost of his most recent feature . For a generation that has the entire world at our fingertips, we don’t always do a great job of connecting with tho…

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City offices experiencing issues receiving inbound phone calls

City of Round Rock offices are currently experiencing issues receiving inbound calls. Several providers are experiencing outages in the Round Rock area. Currently there is not an expected time of resolution. We apologize for any inconvenience th…

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Round Rock hosts Spring Cleanup, provides residents opportunity to dispose of bulk trash

Got junk? We can help! The City of Round Rock is set to host its annual Spring Cleanup Week  Apr. 16-21. During this week, residents are able to place bulk items at the curb for pick-up during regularly scheduled trash and recycling collection. …

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City Council approves Kalahari Resorts zoning

The Round Rock City Council unanimously approved the  Planned Unit Development  (PUD) zoning for the  Kalahari Resort  project at its April 12 meeting following a public hearing. The zoning applies to multiple parcels&nb…

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Austin Elite Rugby selects Round Rock as home for 2018 season

The population of the Sports Capital of Texas is growing by one professional sports team! Austin Elite Rugby , in conjunction with the City of Round Rock, today announced at a press conference that all of its 2018 Major League Rugby (MLR) home games …

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Nutty Brown Amphitheater moves step closer toward Round Rock relocation

A whole lot of singing and dancing are headed the way of Round Rock as relocation of Nutty Brown Amphitheater continues to gain momentum. UPDATE: On Thursday, April 12, City Council approved an economic development agreement with TOTKN LLC, the …

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Parks and Rec special events named best in Round Rock!

The 5th Annual Best of Round Rock poll names Christmas Family Night and Sertoma July 4thParade and Frontier Days as the best annual events in Round Rock. More than

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Parks and Rec Aquatics Division honored by the American Red Cross for excellence in lifeguard training

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS – The American Red Cross held a Celebration Event for it’s South and Central Texas providers on Tues. March 20th at Legacy Stadium in Katy, Texas.  The City of Round Rock PARD Aquatics Division was honored with Reco…

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Round Rock ranked safest City in Texas, No. 5 in America

Niche, a company that researches and collects reviews on cities, recently pinpointed the  safest cities in the country in a 2018 ranking , and Round Rock ranks No. 5. The researchers analyzed public crime data — including larceny, veh…

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of Northbound IH-35 to be temporarily closed April 8 from 6-7 a.m.

TRAFFIC ALERT: This Sunday, April 8, Northbound IH-35 from FM 620/Round Rock Ave to FM 1431/University Blvd will be closed down from 6-7 a.m. for reconstruction of the scene in which Officer Charles Whites was struck by a vehicle . Please be patient …

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New utility billing portal now available online

The City of Round Rock has launched a new online billing portal that provides residents a way to manage usage and payments more effectively. City utility customers can now log on to RRTXWater.com to pay their bill, track and compare water usage, and …

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Spruce Up Your Sprinkler System and Save

Spring has arrived! The onset of warmer weather can lead to an increase in landscape irrigation. Before you ramp up your watering, be sure to spruce up your irrigation system. System maintenance can help save you a lot of money and water! Cracks in p…

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Round Rock set to host five national sports tournaments

The Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau announced five national championship tournaments will be held in the Sports Capital of Texas for the first time in one year. “Our facilities were designed and built to attract national championship …

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Music on Main canceled due to rain

Due to current conditions and forecasts, the Music on Main scheduled for March 28 has been canceled. Join us for the next Music on Main from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 for South Austin Moonlighters on the Prete Main Street Plaza stage, …

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Three Officers Selected for 100 Club of Central Texas Awards

Commander Jim Stuart, Sergeant Darin Bayles, and Officer Mike McCabe were selected as Guardian Angel recipients as part of the 35th Annual 100 Club of Central Texas Awards. They will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 5 in Georgetown. In addit…

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Share your opinions about the Library

Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and opinions about the Library’s services and facility. Take Library Survey In November 2013, a majority of voters approved the use of $23.2 million in bond proceeds to build a new main library, …

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Council votes to move several road projects forward

An efficient transportation network takes careful planning and execution, and City Council authorized important steps toward making several projects a reality at Thursday’s City Council meeting. The following items were approved: Contract for c…

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Round Rock Express announces enhanced fan safety features

With safety as a top concern, especially in light of recent events around the country, the Round Rock Express have announced a variety of enhanced fan safety features at Dell Diamond in advance of the start of the 2018 season. “Safety is …

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Mayor: Round Rock’s strategic plan sets path for success

Mayor Craig Morgan pens a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. This is a repost of his  most recent feature . It’s no secret why Round Rock continues to gain national attention and accolades, with an increasing number of res…

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Round Rock Mayor, Police Chief offer statements on recent bombing incidents

Early Wednesday morning, the Austin Police Department reported that the suspect believed to be responsible for several recent bombing incidents across the Austin area was killed when he detonated a bomb in his vehicle near IH-35 in Round Rock. As the…

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Play for All Park closed 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 24 for Play for All Special Needs Egg Hunt

The Play for All Park will be closed form 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 24 for the Play for All Special Needs Egg Hunt. Register HERE for this event. This is a FREE family-centered event, focusing on active participation for children with various…

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Southbound IH-35 closed in Round Rock during Wednesday morning commute

Southbound IH-35 between Old Settlers Boulevard and Sam Bass Road will be closed through Wednesday morning, March 21, for a law enforcement investigation in the 1700 block of North IH-35. The southbound IH-35 frontage road is also closed. D…

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Williamson County ranked second healthiest county in Texas

Where we live, work and play matters to our health. In good news for Williamson County residents, the 2018 County Health Rankings, released March 14, deem the county as the second healthiest place to live among 242 ranked counties in Texas. Denton Co…

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Round Rock ranks No. 13 on “Best Cities to Raise a Family” list

Quality  schools , fun events , and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are just a few reasons Round Rock is a great community to raise kids, and data used in a recent study proves that we’re among the top family-friendly communities…

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Parks Department receives Statewide Award for Play for Fall event

The City of Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department was awarded the Lone Star Class Two Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) for their Play for Fall Fundraising Event at the March 2 Institute & Expo Annual Awards Dinner i…

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Play for All Park will be open for Spring Break

The  Play for All Park  will be open for Spring Break. After Spring Break, the Play for All Park will have partial closures to add the finishing touches to the park expansion. Please take precautions as work is completed. We will …

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Downtown boutique hotel agreement approved by City Council

The City Council approved an economic development agreement on March 8 with RRTX Lake Creek Hotel, LP to construct The Ruby Hotel in downtown Round Rock . The upscale, boutique hotel will be located on three acres at 304 Fannin Ave.  along Brush…

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Agreement to allow expansion of Rosco Laboratories

Movie magic will continue to be manufactured in Round Rock thanks to an agreement passed at Thursday’s City Council meeting. Council passed a Chapter 380 Economic Development Program involving the expansion of Rosco Laboratories Inc. to a 4,000…

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Fire Department partners with Williamson County Mobile Outreach Teams

City Council passed a resolution Thursday that will allow members of Williamson County’s Mobile Outreach Team (MOT) to use Round Rock fire stations between calls in the area. The MOT mental health specialists assist families and individuals in …

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New library monthly update

On February 20, PGAL Architects met with Round Rock Public Library staff for a project kick-off meeting. Currently, PGAL is engaging the discovery and programming phase of design for the new Library. This phase includes meeting Library and City staff…

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Round Rock lands at No. 17 in latest “Best City in America” ranking

Here in Round Rock, we’ve got it pretty darn good! And once again, folks across the nation are taking notice. Niche , an organization dedicated to “providing students, families, and professionals with deep insight into big life decisions,” has…

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Planning commission recommends approval of Kalahari zoning

The Round Rock  Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the Kalahari Resort project at its March 7 meeting. The next step will be a

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I-35 to close at FM 3406 as beams are set for new bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close I-35 at FM 3406 in alternating directions beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, March 9 and 10, weather permitting. During this time, crews and cranes will lift and place large b…

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Dig into your family history with Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition  is a comprehensive online source of information for genealogical research, with billions of names in over 6,000 databases. You can access Ancestry Library Edition at the Round Rock Public Library (library access only). …

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Round Rock Police Officers Association accepting donations in support of injured officer, Charles Whites

On Feb. 25, Round Rock Police Officer Charles Whites was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 35 while directing traffic around the scene of an auto-pedestrian fatality. Officer Whites, an 18-year veteran of the Round Rock Police Department, remains in …

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Parks Maintenance Team wins First Place in annual TRAPS Maintenance Rodeo

Parks Maintenance Team wins First Place in the State at the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) annual Maintenance Rodeo 2018. The award was announced at the 2018 TRAPS Institute and Expo in Waco, Texas. The 2018 Institute and Expo is an annual…

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Kalahari zoning vote set for March 7 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting

Kalahari Resorts has submitted a zoning application to the City, and review and negotiations are under way between company representatives and staff. A public hearing and recommendation vote are scheduled for March 7 at the Planning and Zoning Commis…

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City of Round Rock publishes annual financial reports

The City of Round Rock’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) are now available online. The CAFR provides an overview and analysis of the City’s revenues and expenditures for the previous…

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Round Rock Police officer struck by vehicle while responding to accident on I-35

UPDATE: A Round Rock Police officer was transported to the hospital for serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle Sunday morning. The 18-year veteran is currently in serious condition. At approximately 5:27 a.m., Round Rock Police Department r…

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New utility billing system to launch on March 6

The City of Round Rock will implement a new utility billing system in the coming weeks that will provide residents a way to manage usage and payments more effectively. RRTXWater will officially launch on Tuesday, March 6, with a new online portal ava…

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Baca Center wins Senior Resource Guide’s Best of 2017 Award

For two years and running, the Allen R. Baca Center for Senior and Community Activities wins the Senior Resource Guide’s Best of 2017 Award in the leisure & Lifestyle category. With a record number of votes, 2017 proved to be the fiercest compe…

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Round Rock recognizes local third-grader for incredible service to community

You don’t have to be old to stand tall for your community! Gracie Garbade, a student at Patsy Sommer Elementary, does just that and she’s only a little more than half way through third grade. In fact, Gracie started helping others and ser…

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Round Rock set to host one of the largest cake shows in the nation, again

That Takes the Cake Sugar Art Show & Cake Competition is one of the largest cake shows in the U.S., and much to our sugary satisfaction, it’s back in Round Rock again in 2018. The show is set to take place at the Round Rock Sports Center Â…

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City offices closed for Presidents Day holiday

City of Round Rock offices, including the Round Rock Public Library , Municipal Court and Utility Billing Office will be closed Monday, Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents Day. Utility bills and court-related

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Get your ticket for Mystery Night 2018

Have you ever wondered if the characters you meet everyday might actually be characters? Nursery rhyme characters to be exact? What if they were? Suppose Miss Mary Mack was a private investigator and Missy Muffet was her executive assistant. And supp…

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City now accepting Social Service and Community Development Grant applications

The City of Round Rock is currently accepting FY2018-2019 Social Service Funding and Community Development Block Grant General Project applications. Applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018.  Agencies needing assista…

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City Council approves contract to relocate historic Stagecoach Inn

The Round Rock City Council approved a contract with Phoenix I Restoration and Construction for the relocation of the Old Stagecoach Inn at a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8. The relocation contract, funded through Hotel Occupancy Tax…

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Contract for first phase of McNeil Road extension approved

The Round Rock City Council approved a contract with Chasco Constructors for the McNeil Road extension phase 1 project at a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8. Phase 1 of the extension will tie in to the

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Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

Celebrate Black History Month by discovering black voices in literature or checking out a book about the achievements of African Americans! You can find a list of books for all ages using the library catalog’s Public Lists feature. You can crea…

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Round Rock Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division Receives Best of Aquatics 2017 Award for Lifeguard Management

Round Rock, TX -- Aquatics International Magazine awarded Round Rock Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division with the Best of Aquatics 2017 Award for Lifeguard Management at the Association of Aquatics Professionals Conference this month.This award ho…

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Aquatics Division receives Best of Aquatics Award for Lifeguard Management

Aquatics International Magazine awarded Round Rock Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division with the Best of Aquatics 2017 Award for Lifeguard Management at the Association of Aquatics Professionals Conference this month. This award honors the best and…

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Two park closures planned this month

Play for All Park will be closed periodically beginning Monday, Feb. 5 through Friday, March 2. The finishing touches of the park expansion will be added during this closure in the Village Pod and Race Track areas of the park. We will notify if …

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The Dog Depot section 4 (back section) will be closed February 2-23 for maintenance

The Dog Depot Dog Park  section 4 (back section) will be closed Feb 2-23 for maintenance. Parks and Recreation team members are re-seeding and improving grass, adding new picnic tables and dog stations. Other sections of the park will remai…

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Various areas of Play for All Park will be periodically closed beginning February 5

Various areas of Play for All Park will be periodically closed beginning Monday, February 5 through Friday, March 2. The finishing touches of the park expansion will be added during this closure in the Village Pod and Race Track areas of the park. We…

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Round Rock Express to Hold National Anthem Auditions

Oh say can you sing? The Round Rock Express are looking for Central Texas’ best singers to belt out the National Anthem at one of the team’s 70 home games in 2018. The Express will hold open auditions at the Round Rock Multipurpose Comple…

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Regional Animal Shelter breaks ground on expansion

With a large hole already carved out of the ground and heavy equipment waiting to get back to work, the official groundbreaking of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) took place under sunny skies Wednesday, Jan. 24. The event not on…

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City submits transportation grant requests to CAMPO

The City has submitted four grant applications to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2019-2022 program call for transportation project funding. The City Council formalized the road project funding requests by unanimously appr…

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City hires architect to design new library

The City Council voted unanimously Thursday, Jan. 25, to approve an architectural services agreement with PGAL, Inc. for the new public library project. The $2.7 million dollar contract includes architectural and engineering services for the estimate…

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City Council approves agreement with bioscience company

The City Council approved Thursday, Jan. 25, a five-year agreement with a California-based bioscience company to relocate its clinical lab facility, Veridia Diagnostics , to Round Rock. Singulex , a diagnostics technology company, is moving its clini…

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Freeze Protection

Welcome to the new year!  Did your landscape look like any of these pictures recently??  Those beautiful icicles and “snowy” grass is a hint that you have probably left your irrigation system on and it ran during the freezing temperatur…

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Williamson County issues County-wide burn ban

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the  Williamson County Commissioners Court  initiated a County-wide burn ban. Violation of the ban is considered a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500. A person violates this order if he, or she…

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City Council to consider $1.47 solid waste fee increase

The City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday, Jan. 25, on a $1.47 monthly rate increase for residential trash and recycling services. Round Rock Refuse, the service provider, requested a new rate to offset increased costs for landfill fees, fuel an…

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Traffic signal controller upgrades scheduled January 22-25

City transportation crews will perform traffic signal controller upgrades at 89 intersections January 22-25. The upgrades will allow for better communication between the City’s traffic management center (TMC) and each of the intersections. This…

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Miles extradited to Texas to face kidnapping charges

A man arrested earlier this month in Colorado for the kidnapping of two Round Rock children is back in Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service announced. Terrence Allen Miles, 44, was arrested Jan. 3 by the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Department in La…

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“Groundbreaking and Demoday” teed up at Forest Creek Jan. 24

Join Mayor Craig Morgan and Round Rock City Council Members at 3 p.m. Jan. 24  at Forest Creek Golf Club for a “Groundbreaking and Demoday” celebration to officially kick off the incredible renovations taking place this year. The celebration sta…

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Garbage, recycling pickup pushed back a day

Garbage and recycling pickup have been pushed back a day this week due to the weather. So if your regular pickup day was Tuesday, it will be picked up Wednesday; Wednesday pickup will occur on Thursday, etc. The City strongly recommends residents and…

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City offices will be closed Tuesday due to weather

Due to forecasted inclement weather, City of Round Rock offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of the northern part of South Central Texas, including Round Rock, from mid…

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City offices closed for MLK Day holiday

City offices, including the Library, will be closed Monday, Jan.15, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The Clay Madsen Recreation Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trash and recycling will be picked up on the regular sc…

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Discover local literary gems at the Library

The  Round Rock Public Library  presents a Local Author Fair, from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, Meeting Room C. Come and meet children’s and adult authors, purchase some books and listen to readings from published wo…

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Hilda Montgomery takes oath of office for City Council Place 6

Hilda Montgomery was sworn in to Place 6 at the Jan. 11 City Council meeting. Williamson County Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook administered the oath of office. Family, friends and supporters filled Council chambers for the ceremony. “I wil…

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Nutty Brown Amphitheater moves step closer toward Round Rock relocation

A whole lot of singing and dancing are headed the way of Round Rock as relocation of Nutty Brown Amphitheater continues to gain momentum. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of a zoning ch…

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City names Sports Center Complex in honor of former Mayor Alan McGraw

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, City officials, community leaders, friends and family gathered to celebrate the naming of the Round Rock Sports Center Complex in honor of former Mayor Alan McGraw. “This is the easiest decision this Council will ever hav…

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New loan period for DVDs

The Round Rock Public Library’s DVD collection will soon have a shorter loan period. Currently, DVDs are available for loan for three weeks. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16, DVDs will check out for two weeks. This change is in response to feedback w…

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National Weather Service offers SKYWARN training in Round Rock

The National Weather Service is offering a free SKYWARN® severe weather training on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Allen R. Baca Center in Round Rock. The course is designed to provide citizens, first responders, emergency management,…

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Renovations under way at Forest Creek Golf Club

KemperSports announced construction is under way on a comprehensive renovation of Forest Creek Golf Club. The ambitious golf course improvement plan will further highlight the natural beauty of the Hill Country and improve playability and conditionin…

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Planning and Development Services issues January population estimate

The Planning and Development Services Department generates monthly population estimates and future population projections based on recent development activity. These estimates are adjusted every ten years as decennial Census figures are released. As …

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Miles charged in kidnapping of Round Rock sisters

In Austin on Thursday, Jan. 4, a federal complaint was unsealed charging Terrance “Terry” Allen Miles in the kidnapping of two minors, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Cha…

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2017 Tax Year Forms not at the Library — yet

Each year, the IRS reduces the tax forms and booklets it sends libraries. We have not received any forms yet. We will post forms here as soon as we receive them. So, check back often. You can obtain additional Forms and Instructions through: Forms an…

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Book Buzz scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16

The  Round Rock Public Library  is hosting a Penguin Random House rep who will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on Spring 2018 titles, Tuesday, Jan. 16, Meeting Room C. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; p…

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Biz.ability classes resume in January

The  Round Rock Public Library  and the  Austin SCORE  will offer a series of free workshops for small business owners (or those who are interested in starting their own business) on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., January …

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Round Rock Sports Center featured on “World’s Greatest!…” television series

The Round Rock Sports Center will be featured on the television series “World’s Greatest!…”, a show dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest places, products, people and companies. With over 83,000 square feet of mixed-use space a…

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Veterans Park playground to close for revitalization on Jan. 4

Exciting news! The revitalization of Veterans Park Playground will begin Thursday, Jan. 4. The park will reopen in early spring featuring amazing NEW amenities for the entire family.  For more information about Round Rock parks, go to round…

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Police investigating a second suspicious death

Round Rock Police are investigating a suspicious death on the 1100 block of Preserve Place. At 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, officers responded to a call for medical assistance. The victim was found dead by a family member, who called the police about a possibl…

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Police looking for two missing juveniles in relation to a suspicious death

Round Rock Police are looking for missing juveniles Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Magret and Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith. Both are associated with a person of interest in a suspicious death investigation. On Dec. 31, officers responded to a welf…

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Help us select the 2018 Local Legends

The Historic Preservation Commission is seeking volunteers to help select the 2018 Local Legends. Members of the Committee will engage in outreach efforts to encourage nominations during February – June, and will select the Legend(s) in July-Au…

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Remember the four “Ps” of winter weather safety

The weather forecast predicts below freezing temperatures on New Year’s weekend. The City office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reminds residents to follow the four “P’s” of winter weather safety: PEOPLE: Keep your family w…

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City offices closed on New Year’s Day

City offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday.  This includes the Library , Clay Madsen Recreation Center , Allen R. Baca Center ,…

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Fireworks are illegal to discharge in City

Some people like to ring in the New Year with a bang, but the city of Round Rock explicitly prohibits the sale or use of any fireworks. Use or possession of fireworks is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or six …

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Christmas Tree Recycling at the Brush Recycling Center

The City of Round Rock encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday, December 30, 2017 and Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center located at 310 Deepwood Drive. The City will give…

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Miller graduates from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy

Dorothy Miller, Emergency Management Coordinator, graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Md., after she completed the full curriculum that supports the advancem…

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No injuries in Round Rock house fire

At 8:57 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, Round Rock firefighters responded to a report of a structure on fire at  1453 Rainbow Parke Drive . The first Fire Department units arrived at 9:03 a.m. to find heavy fire and smoke coming f…

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City offices closed Dec. 25 for Christmas Holiday

City offices, including the  Allen R. Baca Center ,  Municipal Court , and  Utility Billing Office  will be closed Friday and Monday, Dec. 21 and 25, for the Christmas holiday. Utility bills and court-related fines can be paid&nbs…

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Unofficial result: Hilda Montgomery wins City Council Place 6 election

Hilda Montgomery won the Dec. 16 election for City Council Place 6 with 56 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results from the Williamson County elections office. Hilda Montgomery received 1,868 votes; Hollis Bone received 1,402 (42 percen…

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City leaders attend summit to talk growth, economic development opportunity in Round Rock

Game-changer! Touchdown! Big win! Sure, these phrases are synonymous with football, but here in Round Rock, they’re also heard on a pretty regular basis when folks get to talking about our economic development strategy. And at Austin Business J…

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Round Rock Police, community volunteers help those in need decorate homes for the holidays

The holiday season is all about giving, and here in Round Rock, we take that sentiment to heart! This week, community volunteers joined forces with the Round Rock Police Department, Meals on Wheels, and Home Depot to help decorate the homes of local …

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City receives AAA rating for utility bonds

The City of Round Rock joined an elite group of only nine other Texas cities when Standard and Poor’s upgraded the City’s utility debt to AAA – the highest credit rating possible. Round Rock is the only City in Central Texas with th…

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Round Rock ranked as one of the top ten U.S. boomtowns

In its fourth annual study, SmartAsset  delved into unemployment, GDP, migration and housing data to uncover the top American boomtowns of 2017, and Round Rock ranks in the ninth spot! Round Rock is one of only two non-Florida cities in the top …

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Early voting for City Council Place 6 vacancy ends Tuesday

An election will be held Dec. 16 to fill the City Council Place 6 vacancy created when Kris Whitfield resigned Oct. 6. Three candidates are on the ballot: Hollis Bone, John Montgomery and Hilda Montgomery. Early voting begins Wednesday, Nov. 29, and …

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City receives recognition from Texas Comptroller

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced the City of Round Rock as the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program . The City received a star in the area of…

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Downtown Developments

The Round Rock City Council places a high priority on downtown development in the Strategic Plan . Below is a list of projects currently in progress downtown. This list will continue to be updated as more projects are underway. Last updated Decembe…

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Candlelight Christmas Dec. 15

Join us for our first Candlelight Christmas event and learn how the Swedish settlers celebrated the holiday. Meet St. Lucia and the Star Boys, enjoy pepparkakor and glogg and see a true Swedish smorgasbord at this free, come and go, family event. De…

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Swedish Christmas Crafts Dec. 9 and 16

Join us the entire month of December for pioneer and Swedish crafts celebrating the holidays. This is a free, come and go event every Saturday listed, from 10am-3pm! Saturday, November 25: Cornhusk Dolls Saturday, December 2: Dala Horses Saturday, De…

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Announcing Snowman’s Land Giveaway

‘Tis the season for fun giveaways! Look out for a flurry of freebies from the Adult Services department, including books, bags and movie tickets. Follow the Library on Facebook to find out when new prizes are available. We will also have Pop-Up…

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Watering in Winter

While it doesn’t quite seem like it’s nearly winter, it is already the start of the wastewater averaging (WWA) season.  What is wastewater averaging, you ask?  Well, let me tell you… In the winter months the City assumes …

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Holiday book highlights

‘Tis the season for thoughtful giving and anticipation of the coming year. Want to know which 2018 titles are already gaining momentum? Need gift ideas? Answers below! Forthcoming notables Need to Know by Karen Cleveland: CIA analyst discovers …

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Police Department launches Operation Front Porch to reduce package theft

The Round Rock Police Department  has officially launched Operation Front Porch, a program designed to help prevent theft of packages during the holidays. Round Rock residents can have holiday packages sent to the Department’s headquarters…

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Round Rock house fire on Thanksgiving

At approximately 3:58 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24 the Round Rock Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 820 Expedition Way.  Round Rock Engine 4 arrived at 5:04 p.m., advised heavy smoke conditions and fire showing …

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New fee for utility bill non-payment starts January 2018

The City of Round Rock provides residential water, wastewater, drainage and utility rates that continue to be among the lowest in the region. To help reflect the cost of services and as an incentive for on-time payments, the City has adopted a $25 fe…

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City offices closed Nov. 23, 24 for Thanksgiving holiday

City offices, including the  Library ,  Clay Madsen Recreation Center ,  Allen R. Baca Center ,  Municipal Court  and 

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Take a trip through the past

If you’d like to learn more about the history of Round Rock, check out our newest online resource,  Round Rock Historical Tour.  Use the interactive map to locate historic landmarks and markers in Round Rock as designated by the …

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City hosts Grand Re-Opening for newly expanded Play for All Park

The Play for All Foundation, Mayor Craig Morgan , Round Rock City Council Members, park donors and the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will host a Grand Re-Opening community-wide celebration at 9:30 a.m Friday, Nov. 17, at the

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Capital Metro launches express bus route from Round Rock to downtown Austin

On Monday, Nov. 13, Capital Metro will launch MetroExpress Route 980 providing Round Rock riders with morning and afternoon access to an express bus route into downtown Austin. The new route will travel from the Round Rock Transit Center to the New L…

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Library system maintenance starting 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

On Thursday, November 16 after 9 p.m., the library software system will be unavailable. During this scheduled maintenance, patrons will not be able to access the online catalog or accounts. Downtime varies, but maintenance should be complete within 1…

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City Council approves MOU for $200 million mixed-use development

The City Council  voted unanimously Thursday, Nov. 9, to approve a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mark IV Capital , which plans to build a master-planned, mixed-use development in south Round Rock. Mark IV is planning to invest $200 mill…

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City Council approves $3.9 million for Forest Creek Golf Club improvements

Forest Creek Golf Club will undergo extensive repairs and renovation to improve the course starting this December. The work will necessitate a full closure through summer 2018. The City Council approved the $3.9 million in repair and renovation contr…

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City Council recognizes Local Legends

The Historic Preservation Commission announced three Local Legend Award honorees at the City Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9. Vera and Joe Bloomer, Jim Boles, and El Amistad were honored for their contributions to the culture, development, and hi…

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Applications being accepted for 36th Citizen’s Police Academy

The Round Rock Police Department is conducting open enrollment for the 36th Citizen’s Police Academy , a 12-week educational opportunity that gives participants a behind the scenes look at the many functions of the police department. The Citize…

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Round Rock Police Release Name of Collision Victim

ROUND ROCK – The woman who was struck and killed in the north‐bound lanes of IH 35 on November 1, 2017 has been identified, the Round Rock Police Department said on Nov 6, 2017.Alisa Enjoli Chapman, 38, of Travis County has been positively id…

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Art raffle to benefit the Friends of the Library

If you love art (and the Round Rock Public Library ), purchase a raffle ticket to win an original piece by local artist Sung Cha Brooks! All proceeds will benefit the  Friends of the Round Rock Public Library. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased…

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Municipal Court closed from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. today

The Municipal Court Clerk’s office will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, for training. You can learn more about court fines and payments here . The post Municipal Court closed from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Round Rock Police Investigate Traffic Fatality

ROUND ROCK - Round Rock police are seeking to identify a woman who was struck and killed in the north-bound lanes of IH 35 just south of SH 45 early Wednesday evening.Police were notified at 7:17 p.m. about the auto-pedestrian collision. All northbou…

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Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department honored with four statewide awards

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department was recently honored with four Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) Awards. The department was honored with Best Department Marketing, Arts & Humanities, Maintenance Employee of the Year and …

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5 Signs You’re Watering Too Much

A high water bill may be your first clue that something is terribly amiss. But there are a few other signs that signal you may be overwatering your landscape. Sometimes the biggest water waste happens in perfectly manicured lawns, watering on the cor…

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Police seek assistance identifying victim of traffic fatality

Round Rock police are seeking to identify a woman who was struck and killed in the north‐bound lanes of IH 35 just south of SH 45 early Wednesday evening. Police were notified at 7:17 p.m. about the auto‐pedestrian collision. All northbound lanes…

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Celebrate the history of the Library at Friends General Meeting

As we start thinking about our new library space, it’s a good time to look back at the history of the Round Rock Public Library. Join us for the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library’s General Meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8…

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UIL Cross Country State Championships return to Round Rock on Nov. 4

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) Cross Country State Championships return to the Sports Capital of Texas and Old Settlers Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. There are over 1,800 qualifying athletes spanning the 1A to 6A divisions…

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The “Road to Round Rock” brings UIL Baseball back for another four years

Grab your mitts, pack your bags, and hit the Road… to Round Rock! The University Interscholastic League (UIL) Baseball State Championships returns to the Sports Capital of Texas for another four years! “We are thrilled to announce the UIL Ba…

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City Council calls Dec. 16 election to fill Place 6 vacancy

The City Council voted to call an election on Dec. 16 to fill the Place 6 vacancy created when Kris Whitfield resigned Oct. 6. The filing period for candidates is Friday, Oct. 27, through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. The early voting period will be Nov. 29…

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Old Round Rock Cemetery Cleanup

The  Round Rock Cemetery Association ,  Round Rock Preservation , and the City of Round Rock seek volunteers for a one-time cleanup at the Round Rock Cemetery, 1400 Sam Bass Road. The event is a short cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on Sat…

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Book drop temporary closure

The outside book return will be closed Nov. 1-3, 2017. During this time, please return books using the indoor book drop during our normal business hours. Thank you for your patience as we make some necessary improvements to our outside book drop. …

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Bridge at I-35 and FM 3406 to close for continuation of TxDOT construction

Beginning Friday, Oct. 27, TxDOT will close the FM 3406 bridge for widening and reconstruction for approximately 10 months, weather permitting. Drivers heading westbound will detour to the newly constructed FM 3406 U-turn bridge to cross I-35. Driver…

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Parks Department seeks volunteers for the Play for All Park Expansion Community Work Day

The exciting Play for All Park Expansion is well underway and the Parks and Recreation Department needs the communities help during the upcoming Community Work Day taking place Saturday, October 28 from 8am to noon at the Play for All Park. Resi…

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Round Rock first responders honored by “Good Morning America,” country superstar Dierks Bentley

Hometown heroes. They are the men and women who risk their lives day-in and day-out to keep our local communities safe. And when disaster strikes hundreds of miles away? They again stand tall in the face of adversity, proud to serve their neighbors i…

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The Round Rock Public Library is looking for some friends

National Friends of Libraries Week is October 15-21, 2017. If you love your library, now’s the time to join the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library! This small group of volunteers is the “booster club” of the library, raising …

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Pavement Repairs along University Boulevard from A.W. Grimes to CR 110

The City of Round Rock will be continuing pavement repairs along University Boulevard from AW Grimes to CR 110.  Work is anticipated to be completed on October 16-17 and on October 23-24 between the hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This work will require …

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Round Rock named No. 2 best minor league baseball town

Round Rock has been named the No. 2 Best Minor League Baseball Town of 2017 by financial technology company, SmartAsset . This is the fourth year they have ranked minor league baseball towns, naming Round Rock No. 1 in 2015 and 2016. Combined with Ro…

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Call if You Can, Text if You Can’t: Text to 9-1-1 available in Round Rock

9-1-1 centers in Round Rock and the entire capital region can now receive SMS text messages. If you can’t call 9-1-1, then you can text to 9-1-1 if your phone or smart device uses one of the four major cellphone service providers —Verizon Wireles…

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Round Rock ranks No. 14 in U.S. for economic growth

Round Rock has been ranked as having the 14th fastest growing economy of any city in American, according to a recently-released ranking by WalletHub. It ranked No. 8 among midsize cities (100,000 to 300,000 population). To determine where the fastest…

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Single lane closure in each direction on Oaklands Drive at RM 620

Williamson County is scheduled to begin daily single lane closures in each direction on Oaklands Drive at RM 620 as a part of the RM 620 project . The work will take place Oct. 11-Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The work consists of installing d…

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City Council approves agreement for rehab hospital

The City Council approved on Sept. 28 an agreement with Medistar to develop a rehabilitation hospital in northeast Round Rock. The $17 million, 48,000-square-foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital will employ at least 75. It will be operated by Post …

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Round Rock wins municipal excellence award

During the Texas Municipal League (TML) 105th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Oct. 3-6, the City of Round Rock was presented a 2017 Municipal Excellence Award in the city spirit category for cit…

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National Night Out events are cancelled due to weather

After monitoring the weather, and with safety being our primary objective, the City is cancelling tonight’s National Night Out event. Future plans for NNO will be discussed in the coming days. The post National Night Out events are cancell…

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City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission to begin meetings at 6 p.m.

The Round Rock City Council and the City Planning and Zoning Commission will begin meeting in regular sessions at 6 p.m. starting this October. Previously, both boards met in regular session beginning at 7 p.m. The earlier start time is intended to m…

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Georgetown, Round Rock open Mays Street extension

The Cities of Georgetown and Round Rock celebrated the opening of the Mays Street extension with a ribbon-cutting ceremony September 28 at 2 p.m. The 1.2-mile roadway, which provides a north-south connection from Teravista Parkway at Bass Pro Drive i…

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Celebrate the freedom to read at the Library

Join the Round Rock Public Library and celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 24-30! Banned Books Week is an annual event that draws national attention to the harms of censorship and highlights the value of free and open acces…

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Pavement improvements begin along A.W. Grimes Boulevard

Pavement improvements have begun along A.W. Grimes Boulevard from Gattis School Road to SH-45. This work will require alternating lane closures along A.W. Grimes and is scheduled for completion at the end of October.  Work will be performed from…

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Round Rock Police Investigate Armed Robbery

ROUND ROCK - Round Rock police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at the Wag-A-Bag store located at 801 S. Mays St.Investigators say on Monday, September 18, at approximately 10:35 p.m. a Hispanic male entered the store with a black ha…

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Round Rock Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Round Rock, TX -- Round Rock police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at the Wag‐A‐Bag store located at 801 S. Mays St.Investigators say on Monday, September 19, at approximately 10:35 p.m. a Hispanic male entered the store with a…

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, which is designed to increase the overall number of individuals, families and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school and place of worship. The recent examples of Hurri…

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Oakwood Boulevard at RM 620 closed September 18-26

Williamson County will close Oakwood Boulevard at RM 620 on Monday, September 18 through Tuesday, September 26. The closure will allow for the installation of drainage structures at the intersection as a part of the RM 620 project from Wyoming Spring…

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Kris Whitfield announces resignation from City Council

Place 6 Councilmember Kris Whitfield announced her resignation from the City Council at the Thursday, Sept. 14, meeting. Whitfield and her husband are moving to Wyoming, where they have a second home. She said her resignation will be effective on Oct…

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City Council considers increasing water rates to cover service, debt costs

The Round Rock City Council is considering an increase in water rates, and implementing conservation rates on a year-round basis instead of just during summer months. There are no increases proposed for wastewater, solid waste pickup or drainage. The…

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City wins three national awards for video production

The City won three awards Sept. 7 at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) annual conference in Anaheim, Calif. Round Rock won two first place awards and one second place in the Savvy Awards competition, which honors excelle…

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Help the Play for All Park Expansion get a $75k grant from the Chick-fil-A Foundation

The Play for All Park Expansion in Round Rock is a finalist in the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards . Central Texas residents and their families nationwide are encouraged to help secure a $75,000 grant for the park by voting for the Play for All E…

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​No injuries in Round Rock house fire

At 11:06 p.m. Wednesday, Sep. 6, the Round Rock Fire Department received report of a structure fire at 104 Snowdrift Trail. The first Fire Department units arrived at 11:13 p.m. to find smoke coming from attic space…

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Planning and Development Services issues September population estimate

The Planning and Development Services Department generates monthly population estimates and future population projections based on recent development activity. These estimates are adjusted every ten years as decennial Census figures are released. As …

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Transportation Master Plan update presented to City Council

City of Round Rock transportation department director Gary Hudder presented a Transportation Master Plan update to the City Council at a special called meeting on August 31. The City hired HDR to assist in updating the master plan that was originally…

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City offices closed for Labor Day

City offices, including the  Library ,  Clay Madsen Recreation Center ,  Municipal Court ,  Baca Cente r  and 

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Intake for Site Development, Subdivision Improvement, and associated submittals moving to the 2nd floor

Beginning September 5, the Planning and Development Services divisions will utilize a single intake counter on the second floor for submittals and customer walk-ins.  All staff will be available through the Planning and Development Services main…

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Hurricane Harvey recovery: How can Round Rock help?

Let’s take a moment to think about the Houston area and all those along the coast who have been crippled by Hurricane Harvey. Our community has been spared the worst. We are a city that works together with great success day in and day out, so …

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Round Rock Library receives national recognition

The City of Round Rock Library is joining a nationwide network of children’s librarians who embrace the fact that literacy begins at birth, and libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families The Round Rock Public Li…

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City crews on standby as severe weather approaches

Although there is still uncertainty regarding the exact track of Hurricane Harvey , severe weather could impact our area starting late Friday, Aug. 25, continuing into the weekend and beyond. The primary threats include heavy rain, flooding and stron…

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Rock’N River Water Park wins Aquatics International Magazine award

Rock’N River Water Park has been featured in Aquatics International Magazine as a Dream Design award winner for 2017 . Hit the link below to read the entire article.…

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Protected: Base ingredient for success is Strategic Plan

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City Council to make first reading vote on budget, tax rate on Thursday

The Round Rock City Council  will make its first reading vote Thursday, Aug. 24, on the fiscal 2018 budget and tax rate.  There will also be public hearings on both the budget and tax rate at the…

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Williamson County issues County-wide burn ban

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, the Williamson County Commissioners Court initiated a County-wide burn ban. Violation of the ban is considered a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500. A person violates this order if he, or she, burn…

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Fall Biz.ability class schedule announced

The  Round Rock Public Library  and the Austin SCORE  will offer a series of free workshops for small business owners (or those who are interested in starting their own business) on Fridays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., September…

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Overnight fire damages Tio Dan Puffy Tacos

Round Rock firefighters responded to a fire at Tio Dan Puffy Tacos, 405 Round Rock Ave. , at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. No one was injured in the fire. Total damage is estimated at $250,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The …

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End of summer pool hours announced

The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for the end of the summer. Beginning this week, Rock N River Water Park (800 Harrell Parkway) and Micki Krebsbach Pool (301 Deepwood Dr) will shorten their hours due to the start of …

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McNeil Road closed east of IH-35

The Southwest Downtown Phase 5B project has necessitated several road closures, effective immediately. McNeil Road east of IH-35, and portions of South Blair Street and W. Bagdad Avenue will be closed for the duration of the project. The project is a…

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Drought got you down?

I recently saw a newsletter article by Brad Wier, with San Antonio Water System’s Conservation program that I thought very applicable to us as well. I’m borrowing heavily from it with my blog today. For many homeowners it’s the norm to …

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Protected: Would you like to supersize that? Uh, no

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Round Rock ranks No. 5 safest city in America

Niche, a company that researches and collects reviews on cities, recently pinpointed the safest cities in the country in a 2017 ranking , and Round Rock ranks No. 5. The researchers analyzed public crime data — including larceny, vehicular the…

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RRPL hosts a solar eclipse viewing event

Would you like to gather together and experience Monday’s solar eclipse as a community? The Round Rock Public Library hosts a solar eclipse viewing party Monday, Aug. 21, in Prete Plaza . Safe viewing The Library, a proud member of the STAR-Net…

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City Council approves incentive for industrial buildings

The City Council approved an incentive agreement with EastGroup Properties to invest more than $7 million to build two new speculative industrial buildings in Round Rock. EastGroup is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust focuses on…

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City proposes Hickerson-Keith property annexation

The City of Round Rock proposes to institute annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of said city to include approximately 114.47 acres of land out of the J. Mott Survey, Abstract No. 427, also described as Hickerson-Keith An…

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I-35 mainlanes and FM 3406 to close for u-turn bridge construction

The Texas Department of Transportation will close northbound I-35 at FM 3406 (Old Settlers Boulevard) on Sunday night, Aug. 13, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge, currently under constr…

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Play for All Park set to close beginning September 5 to complete expansion

The Play for All Park will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sep. 5 for the duration of expansion construction. The park is scheduled to reopen later this Fall. We appreciate your patience and are excited to bring another amazing place for families to pla…

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City Council sets maximum tax rate for fiscal 2018 budget

The Round Rock City Council  voted Thursday, Aug. 10, to set a maximum property tax rate of 43.000 cents for the proposed fiscal 2018 budget. The 43.000 cent rate is the same rate contained in the budget proposal

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Round Rock Police Department: Public Information Policy Review

POLICYIt is the policy of this Department to establish and maintain an open and cooperativeenvironment in which members of the media and public may obtain timely and accurateinformation on all matters of community interest in a manner that does not j…

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City Awarded Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Round Rock by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). This i…

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Round Rock Police Seek Suspects in Three Robberies

ROUND ROCK – The Round Rock Police Department is seeking to identify suspects in three recent armed robberies of Round Rock businesses. A single suspect is sought in both the July 27 robbery of the Shop‐N‐Go at 1717 S. Mays St. and the Augu…

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Protected: Tax rate increase easier to stomach when you realize you voted for it

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Temporary closures coming to I-35, FM 3406 bridge

I-35 will close at FM 3406 (Old Settlers Boulevard) in alternating directions Sunday and Monday nights, Aug. 6-7, while crews and cranes lift and place large beams for a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge, currently under construction. T…

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Protected: Roadfood: How we feed the Transportation beast

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Pavement repairs to close portions of Red Bud Lane and Gattis School Road

Pavement repairs, involving the use of large excavation equipment, are scheduled to be performed near the intersection of Red Bud Lane and Gattis School Road between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, July 26 and 27. This…

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Protected: A great meal starts with the right ingredients

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City proposes Hickerson-Keith property annexation

The City of Round Rock, Texas proposes to institute annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of said city to include approximately 114.47 acres of land, more or less, out of the J. Mott Survey, Abstract No. 427, also described…

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Playground at Virgil Rabb Pavilion in Old Settlers Park to close for reconstruction beginning Monday, July 24

The playground at Virgil Rabb Pavilion in Old Settlers Park will close for reconstruction beginning Monday, July 24. The project is expected to be complete by late Summer/early Fall 2017. Images included below provide a visual representation of the n…

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Play For All Abilities & Rabb Park have reopened during expansion construction

Play For All Abilities & Rabb Park have reopened. Water is off, but port a cans and a water tank are onsite for your convenience. Expect to see intermittent closures throughout the remainder of construction as major expansion takes place at the p…

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Police seek assistance locating bank robbery suspect

At approximately 4:50 p.m Friday, July 21, an aggravated robbery occurred at the BBVA Compass Bank, 895 North IH-35 . A Hispanic male entered the bank, displayed a firearm and demanded money from a bank employee. The suspect attempted to conceal his …

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Nightly lane closures along southbound I-35 at FM 3406 begin Sunday, July 23

Lane closures will be required nightly from 9 p.m to 5 a.m. Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 as part of the Texas Department of Transportation ‘s improvement project at I-35 and FM 3406. Southbound I-35 will be reduced to one lane unde…

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Pavement repairs require road closures near intersection of Deep Wood Drive and RM 620

Pavement repairs, involving the use of large excavation equipment, are scheduled to be performed near the intersection of Deep Wood Drive and RM 620 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday, July 23. This project will require the closure of var…

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Night Rider Family Bike Ride

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will host the 5th Annual Night Rider Family Bike Ride presented by  Sprouts Farmers Market  on Saturday, July 22 starting at twilight at the  Rabb House  which is adjac…

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Councilmember Leffingwell assumes presidency of regional utility board

The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) announced that Frank Leffingwell, Round Rock City Councilmember, became board President on July 1. “We are pleased to have Councilmember Leffingwell in this role,” said Tom Gallier, BCRU…

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Police Arrest Two Suspects for Series of Austin-area Commercial Burglaries

On July 13, 2017, Round Rock Police made arrests in the burglaries of ten Austin-area commercial burglaries that occurred in the last week of June 2017.  At the culmination of a three-week investigation, detectives apprehended Morgan Gail Wilson…

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City Council approves architectural services for relocation of Old Stagecoach Inn

The Round Rock City Council approved a project management contract for the relocation of Round Rock’s Old Stagecoach Inn at a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 13. The Old Stagecoach Inn was built sometime between 1848 and 1853 to s…

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Police arrest, identify jewelry store robbery suspects

On July 12, 2017, at approximately 11:50 a.m., Round Rock police officers responded to 1110 N. IH-35, Stall Jewelers for a robbery in progress call. Bryan Christopher Everage, and Elkanah Emmanuel Hendrix, entered the store and held employees at gunp…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Jewelry Store Robbery

On July 12, at approximately 11:50 a.m., Round Rock police officers responded to 1110 N. IH-35, Stall Jewelers for a robbery in progress call. Two armed male subjects entered the store and held employees at gunpoint. One suspect took an employee to t…

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eAudiobooks and digital magazines together in one app

Recorded Books has launched RBdigital — bringing together the Round Rock Public Library’s eAudiobooks and digital magazines into a single mobile app. The functionality in both OneClickdigital and Zinio for Libraries is now seamlessly merged …

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Williamson County issues County-wide burn ban

On Tuesday, July 11, the Williamson County Commissioners Court initiated a County-wide burn ban. Violation of the ban is considered a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine up to $500. A person violates this order if he, or she, burns any …

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Rabb/Play for All Abilities Park Closure

The Rabb/Play for All Abilities Park will be temporarily closed due to the construction of the Play for All Expansion 2016 beginning July 12-14 & July 17-21 as the old driveway is transitioned to new. We appreciate your patience and look forward …

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Round Rock Police Traffic Stop Yields Federal Indictments

a federal grand jury returned indictments against Patsy Vargas Sandoval (01/10/1979), of Copperas Cove, and Federico Jaimes Castelan (07/09/1978), of Austin, for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.On June 20…

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Open Enrollment for Junior Police Academy Starts February 27, 2017

Round Rock's youth get an exciting week of real police work during the Round Rock Police Department’s 2017 Junior Police Academy (JPA). The camp strengthens connections between law enforcement and local youth giving them a chance to see what it’s…

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Round Rock Police Investigate Shooting at 1490 E. Old Settlers Boulevard

On Feb 9th, at 11:45 a.m.- Police identified the victim from the shooting that took place on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 1490 E. Old Settlers Blvd., as 43-year-old John Lawrence Ammon, of Round Rock.The suspect, 40-year-old Kendrick Tremayne Newm…

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Applications are Being Accepted for 34th Citizen’s Police Academy

The Round Rock Police Department is conducting open enrollment for the 34th Citizen’s Police Academy. This is a 10-week educational opportunity that gives participants a behind the scenes look at the many functions of the police department.The Citi…

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Round Rock Police Arrest Five Guys Robbery Suspects

Round Rock Police Arrest Five Guys Robbery Suspects  On December 6, 2016, police arrested 18-year-old Andrew Allen Jones, 03/23/1998, of Denton and 19-year-old Luis Eduardo Sanchez Lopez, 10/03/1997, of Killeen for robbing the Five Guys restaurant i…

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Round Rock Police Arrest Eagle Mart Robbery Suspects

On December 15, 2016, police arrested 20-year-old Brandon Lee Saunders, 07/25/1996, of Round Rock and 25-year-old Pamela Jean Salinas, 06/10/1991, of Georgetown for robbing the Eagle Mart Convenience Store in Round Rock. Anonymous tips received by po…

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Round Rock Police Identify Victim from Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Collision on E. Palm Valley Blvd.

The victim who was involved in the collision on Saturday, December 3, 2016, has been identified as 24-year-old Jorge Morales of Hutto, Texas.At about 2:58 AM, Round Rock police responded to a crash in the 3400 block of E. Palm Valley near the Dell Di…

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Round Rock Police Department News: Round Rock Police Identify Victim from Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Crash on Mays Street

The victim who was involved in the crash on Friday, December 2, 2016, has been identified as 43-year-old Sean Kelley (07/17/1973) of Round Rock.At about 10:59 p.m., Round Rock police responded to a crash at the intersection of Mays Street and West Ma…

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Round Rock Police Investigate Shooting on McNeil Road

Police Investigate Shooting on McNeil Road On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at approximately 7:20 p.m., Round Rock Police responded to the 1100 block of McNeil Road for a subject with a gun. The caller reported his adult son had fired a gun at his adul…

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Two Alarm Fire at Dell Building 3

Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a potential structure fire at 2300 Greenlawn Blvd., Building 3 at Dell’s campus.The first fire department units arrived at 5:33 p.m. Units arrived to find nothing showing; however, upon entr…

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The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department to Announce Substantial Donations Being Made to the Play for all Park Expansion

Round Rock, TX -- The Play for All Foundation and the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will host a Media/Community Event to announce substantial donations being made to the Play for All Park Expansion at the Play for All Park.Representative…

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Round Rock Police Department Attains CALEA Advanced Reaccreditation with Excellence

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) granted Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation with Excellence to the Round Rock Police Department (fifth award) for the next four years. On November 5, 2016, Chief Allen Banks, Ass…

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Round Rock Police Arrest Man for Bank Robbery

On November 1, 2016 at 11:01am, officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Citizens National Bank, located at 201 W. Palm Valley Boulevard in Round Rock. The caller advised a male entered the bank, demanded money from a…

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Round Rock Police Identify Victim from Fatality Rollover Crash on A.W. Grimes

The victims who were involved in the crash on Saturday, October 29, 2016, have been identified as 43-year-old Tyrone Price (08/17/1973) of Austin and 12-year-old Cheyenne Price (10/09/2004) of Round Rock.Round Rock police and fire personnel responded…

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Round Rock Police Identify Victim from Fatality Rollover Crash on IH-35

The victim who was involved in the crash on Friday, October 21, 2016, has been identified as 26-year-old Colin Quinn Butler (04/30/1990) of Lubbock.Round Rock police and fire personnel responded to a rollover crash at 4933 N. IH-35 at 1:45 p.m. A pre…

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Round Rock Police Identify Deceased Person Found at Brushy Creek

On Thursday, Oct. 20, at 1:25 p.m., officers responded to a suspicious incident call at 3 Chisholm Trail Road and Brushy Creek (the Round Rock) where callers described finding a deceased person in the water.Upon arrival, officers and fire personnel l…

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Four Pets Rescued From Round Rock Home Fire

At approximately 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Round Rock Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 1808 Bayland St. First arriving units saw heavy smoke showing from the second floor of the residence.While crews we…

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Round Rock City Manager Selects 'Robert Isbell' as New Chief for Fire Department

Round Rock City Manager Laurie Hadley has selected Robert Isbell, currently Fire Chief in Midland, Texas, to be Round Rock’s next chief.The City conducted a nationwide search to find a replacement for David Coatney, who accepted the chief’s job i…

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RoundRock Police Department News: Police Seek Assistance Identifying IBC Bank Robbery Suspect

On Saturday, October 15, at approximately 2:34 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the IBC Bank located at 1850 Gattis School Road in Round Rock. A white male entered the bank, approached a teller and demanded money. The teller complied with the…

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RRPD News: Two Suspects Arrested for Series of Vehicles Burglaries

On Monday, October 3,2016 Round Rock Police arrested Milton Gabriel Campos, 12/17/1996, of Manor, and Victor Logan Flores, 03/30/1993, of Austin, for multiple counts of burglary of a vehicle.During the month of June, the city of Round Rock experience…

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City Seeks Public Input on Transportation Master Plan Update September 28, 2016

The City of Round Rock is updating its Transportation Master Plan (TMP), and will host four neighborhood workshops over the next two weeks to get public input.- Monday, October 3, at Gattis Elementary, 2920 Round Rock Ranch Blvd. This workshop will f…

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RRPD News: Battle of the Badges Charity Basketball Benefits Blue Santa September 24, 2016

Round Rock police and Round Rock firefighters will compete in a basketball game to raise funds for Round Rock Operation Blue Santa on Saturday, September 24, at the Round Rock Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trail.Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the game …

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33rd Annual National Night Out Set for Oct. 4, 2016

Neighborhoods across the City of Round Rock are invited to join forces with thousands of other communities across the state of Texas for the 33rd Annual National Night Out against crime. During National Night Out, families, friends and neighbors form…

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Round Rock Police Investigate Attempted Child Abduction

On Tuesday, September 13, at 7:52 a.m., Round Rock Police responded to Old Town Elementary School located at 2200 Chaparral Drive in reference to an attempted abduction reported by school administrators. The child stated he was approached by several …

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Round Rock Police Make Arrest in Capitol One Bank Robbery Case

Steve Oswaldo Martinez, 07/08/1997, has been charged with committing the Sept. 2 robbery of the Capitol One Bank located at 901 Louis Henna Boulevard. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, at approximately 2:15 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance call at 670 Lo…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Seek Assistance Identifying Chase Bank Robbery Suspect

On Saturday, August 27, at 1:44 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Chase Bank located at 2711 La Frontera Boulevard, Ste. 300. A female entered the bank, approached an employee and made a demand for money. The suspect is described to be in…

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Round Rock Police Investigate Shooting on Peach Tree Valley Drive

On Thursday, September 1, at 3:45 a.m., Round Rock Police responded to a shots fired call at the 1600 block of Peach Tree Valley Drive. Upon arrival, officers located several shell casings in the street as well as damage to a home in the area. Bullet…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Operations Manager recognized by International Association of Chiefs of Police

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has selected Becky Rodriguez, the Department Operations Support Manager as one of its first 40 under 40 Award recipients. The award was developed to recognize law enforcement professionals unde…

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Round Rock Police Seek Assistance Identifying Chase Bank Robbery Suspect

On Saturday, August 27, at 1:44 p.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Chase Bank located at 2711 La Frontera Boulevard, Ste. 300. A female entered the bank, approached an employee and made a demand for money.The suspect is described to be in h…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Seek Assistance Identifying Disorderly Conduct Suspect

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 3:30 p.m., Round Rock Police responded to the City of Round Rock Library located at 216 E. Main Street, regarding a male subject who had been previously seen fondling himself inside the library on two other occasions. Library …

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Round Rock Parks and Recreation Track and Field Team Athletes Earned Spots at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F) Summer Games of Texas

Participants brought home Gold, Silver and Bronze placed Top 10 of various events.Round Rock, TX -- Seventeen Round Rock Parks and Recreation Track and Field Team athletes earned spots at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (T.A.A.F) Summer Games o…

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Police Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment at Session August 15, 2016

The Round Rock Police Department will soon complete a triennial review required to retain its status as a fully accredited agency, a highly prized distinction the department has maintained since its initial accreditation in 2004. This voluntary proce…

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Police Chief Allen Banks Statement on the Death Investigation of Sgt. Craig Hutchinson

We’re here today to provide you with an update on the multi-jurisdictional investigation into the death of Travis County Sergeant Craig Hutchinson. Since the early morning hours of Monday, July 25th, the Round Rock Police Department and several oth…

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Round Rock Police Chief Wins National Civil Rights Award

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) has awarded the Civil Rights Justice by Action Award to Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks.The award is presented to an individual or team that has implemented positive strides in…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Smart911 Now Available in Round Rock

The Round Rock Police Department announced today that Smart911 is now available to all individuals and families in the city limits. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals to create a Safety Profile for their household that can include any…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Seek Assistance Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

On Monday, May 30, around 9:40 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in progress call at the Valero Corner Store located at 1900 S. Mays Street. An armed Hispanic or light-skinned Black male entered the store, approached the counter and while holding…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Austin High Staff Member Charged with Aggravated Assault

On May 11, at approximately 8:10 a.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Joe Dimaggio Boulevard, in reference to an assault in progress call where a female reported her ex-boyfriend had attacked her with a hammer. The suspect fled the scene pri…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Man Suffers Smoke Inhalation in Mobile Home Fire

At 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 9, six Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a fire at a home in the Blessing RV Park, 1102 Martin Ave.A 65-year-old man was home at the time of the fire. He was suffering from smoke inhalation and was tr…

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Police Investigating Cause Of Round Rock Home Fire

Round Rock Police are investigating the cause of a house fire that occurred Saturday night in the South Creek neighborhood.The Round Rock Fire Department responded to a structure fire in a single story duplex at 7:36 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Firefighter…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Search for Person of Interest in Home Burglary

On Thursday, May 5, at around 1:45 p.m. officers responded to the 800 block of David Curry Drive in reference to a burglary not in progress call. In speaking with the residents of the home, officers were advised that property was taken from their hom…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Seek Assistance Identifying Austin Telco Credit Union Robbery Suspect

On Friday, April 22, around 2:50 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in progress call at the Austin Telco Credit Union located at 549 Louis Henna Ave. A black male entered the building and demanded money from a teller. The suspect fled the scene on…

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Round Rock Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Round Rock, TX -- Round Rock Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bri…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Officer Charged with Assault

On April 15, 2016 officers responded to the 900 block of Hesters Crossing Road for a disturbance call. A male caller stated that he had been involved in a physical disturbance with his spouse. The male caller was identified as Shane Myers, an officer…

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Police Seek Assistance Locating Suspect in Road Rage Incident

On Wednesday, March 30, at 9:35 p.m., Round Rock Police responded to a shots fired call on the northbound proper of IH-35 near the FM 620 exit. The victim reported a white Mustang was driving reckless and almost hit multiple vehicles. The victim exit…

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Traffic Update - Traffic To Be Re-Routed In Downtown Round Rock

Construction on the Round Rock Avenue-Mays Street realignment project has progressed to the point where eastbound traffic from Round Rock Avenue to West Liberty Avenue will be temporarily re-routed through a new roundabout, beginning Thursday, March …

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Prosperity Bank Robbery Suspect Vehicle Photos Released

Round Rock Police detectives have released surveillance photos of the suspect vehicle involved in the recent robbery of Prosperity Bank. The vehicle is described as a black Dodge Charger with a spoiler, tinted windows, and damage to the right passeng…

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Round Rock Police Seek Assistance Identifying Prosperity Bank Robbery Suspect

On Tuesday, February 23, at 10:27 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Prosperity Bank located at 3434 E. Palm Valley Blvd. A white male suspect entered the bank, displayed a weapon and demanded money. The suspect concealed his face with a ba…

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Round Rock Police Seek Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in progress at the Pier One Imports store located at 2701 Parker Rd. in the La Frontera Shopping Center. Upon arrival, officers learned a white male entered the store, …

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Round Rock Police Department News: Police Seek Assistance Identifying Robbery Suspect

On Thursday, Jan. 21, at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in progress at the Pier One Imports store located at 2701 Parker Rd. in the La Frontera Shopping Center. Upon arrival, officers learned a white male entered the store, …

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Round Rock Police Department News - Attempt to Identify Indecent Exposure Suspect

On Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2:15 p.m., Round Rock Police responded to the Round Rock Outlets located at 4401 N. IH-35 in reference to an indecent exposure. A male suspect exposed himself to a female juvenile at the Nike Outlet Store. When the suspect was …

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Round Rock Police Department News - Applications Being Accepted For 32nd Citizen’s Police Academy

The Round Rock Police Department is now conducting open enrollment for the 32nd Citizen’s Police Academy. This is a 10-week educational opportunity that gives participants a behind the scenes look at the many functions of the police department.The …

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Round Rock Police Partner with Local Agencies to Host Open Carry Law Public Meeting

With the new Texas Open Carry law going into effect January 1, Round Rock Police have partnered with the Georgetown Police Department and the Williamson County Attorney’s Office to host an informational public meeting on Monday, Dec. 21, at Round R…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Church Pastor Arrested For Sexual Assault Of A Child

Round Rock, TX -- On Monday, December 7, Round Rock Police arrested Henry Lee McGee, 09/21/1947, of Round Rock, for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. The incident was originally reported to the Austin Police Department by the victim’s parents and…

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No One Injured In Overnight Fire At Construction Site

At 12:51 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a grass fire behind the Lodge at Warner Ranch Apartments in southeast Round Rock. Crews responded to that location, but could not access the incident – which …

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Investigate Child Luring Incident

On Wednesday, December 2, at 1:40 p.m., Round Rock Police responded to the 3700 block of Blue Cat Way in reference to a suspicious incident of an unknown subject attempting to lure a child. A white male approached a minor female child near Pike Path …

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Round Rock Police Department News - Fatality Accident 1700 N. IH-35

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, at approximately 4:06 a.m., a motorcycle and two passenger vehicles were involved in a fatal collision that occurred at the 1700 block of North IH-35. John Walker McClintock, 11/19/1983, was traveling northbound on the southbound…

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City Of Round Rock To Break Ground for Two Fire Stations

Round Rock City Councilmembers, Fire Chief David Coatney, members of the Fire Department, City officials and area residents will celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of Fire Station No. 4 and Fire Station No. 8, at 1301 Double Creek Drive.“The co…

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Police and U.S. Army Partner In Hike For Hunger, Nov 14, 2015

The Round Rock Police Dept. is teaming up with the U.S. Army to sponsor the 2015 Hike for Hunger Food Drive benefiting the Round Rock Area Serving Center at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14. Participants will hike two miles from the U.S. Army Round Rock Re…

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City of Round Rock News - Nov 6, 2015

No injuries in Round Rock duplex fireAt 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, the Round Rock Fire Department received a report of a structure on fire at 403 Rawhide Loop. The first units arrived at 4:33 p.m. to find the detached garage of a duplex fully invol…

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Round Rock Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Firearm

Round Rock, TX -- Round Rock Police continue searching for a handgun believed to have been used during a shooting that took place on Sunday, Nov. 1. It is believed the weapon was thrown out of a fleeing vehicle near E. Palm Valley Blvd. and Georgetow…

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Round Rock Police Department - School Resource Officers Detains Student After Altercation

On Oct. 8, at approximately 2:15 p.m. Round Rock Police School Resource Officers (SROs) were requested by Round Rock High School Administrators to assist with a fight in the cafeteria between two male high school students. The administrator stated sh…

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Round Rock Police Department - Fatality Crash: E. Palm Valley Blvd

On Oct. 10, a preliminary investigation suggests two passenger vehicles were involved in a fatal collision that occurred around 6:25 p.m. on E. Palm Valley Blvd. (Hwy. 79) near Harrell Pkwy. Two victims are now confirmed deceased at this time.One vic…

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Fatality Crash On E. Palm Valley Blvd. At Harrell Pkwy Victims Identified

On Saturday, Oct. 10, at approximately 6:25 p.m., two passenger vehicles were involved in a fatal collision that occurred on E. Palm Valley Blvd. (Hwy. 79) near Harrell Pkwy. Irene Jean Edwards, 02/28/1951, was found deceased on scene and Kate Lynn E…

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City of Round Rock, Dompanies Demonstrate LED Street Lights

The City of Round Rock is demonstrating the future of street lighting in partnership with GigaTera, Planled and Opterra. The pilot program, designed by LED innovator Planled, puts cutting-edge streetlight and security systems at two locations in the …

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Round Rock Police Department News - RRPD's Traffic Stop Etiquette Video

The Round Rock Police Department has produced a short video public service announcement to help educate the public as to what to do when you get pulled over by a police officer. The video titled, “Traffic Stop Etiquette,” is offered to help keep …

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Battle Of The Badges Benefits Round Rock Blue Santa

Round Rock Police and Round Rock Firefighters will compete in a basketball game to raise funds for Round Rock Operation Blue Santa at the Round Rock Sports Center, 400 Chisholm Trail. Round Rock Police have lost the battle two years in a row, and pla…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Seek Assistance Locating Missing Man

Round Rock Police are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate Wayne Joseph Urban, 12/18/1988, who went missing on Monday, Sept. 1. Urban was last seen leaving his Round Rock residence on Riley Cove, at 8:30 a.m. in a black Ford Fair…

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Applications Being Accepted For 30th Citizen’s Police Academy

The Round Rock Police Department is now conducting open enrollment for the 30th Citizen’s Police Academy. This is a 10-week educational opportunity that gives participants a behind the scenes look at the many functions of the police department.The …

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Round Rock Police Arrest Home Invasion Suspects, SWAT Team Responds To Residence In Hutto

On Wed. July 22, at 1:55 p.m., Round Rock Police responded to a robbery in progress at the 3900 block of Whitey Ford Way. Two Hispanic males entered a residence, pointed a gun at a 20 year-old male victim, and restrained him with duct tape. The suspe…

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Police Seek Assistance Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

On Monday, June 22, at 9:20 p.m. Round Rock Police responded to the 3400 block of Rod Carew Dr. in reference to an assault in progress. A male victim was meeting with a person they had been in communication with online near the neighborhood pool. Whi…

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City of Round Rock Wins Three Awards for Video Production

The City of Round Rock won three first place TAMI Awards at the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference last week in Houston. The first place awards were for: - Best Special or One-Time Program (for populations of more …

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City of Round Rock Earns Budget Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce the City of Round Rock has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. This marks th…

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Round Rock Police Offer Safety Exchange Zones To Help With Online Transactions

The Round Rock Police Department public parking area and lobby are now being designated as Safety Exchange Zones during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those who seek a location to exchange goods purchased online or by classifieds can…

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Construction Necessitates Road Closures in La Frontera, Downtown Neighborhood

Road and utility construction has closed sections of two roads in Round Rock.In La Frontera, Sundance Parkway is closed from the IH 35 frontage road to Parker Road, as crews are rebuilding the four-lane road. Shoppers can access the shopping center t…

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City of Round Rock Water Restrictions No Longer in Effect

As a result of recent rains, outdoor water restrictions have been lifted for City of Round Rock utility customers. On Thursday, May 28, the Brazos River Authority (BRA) lifted all drought declarations for its system, which includes the City's primary…

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Round Rock Fire Department News - Lightning Strike Causes Home Fire

At 7:25 a.m. Saturday, May 23, the Round Rock Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire from a possible lightning strike at 9168 County Road 110. There were two people home at the time of the fire with no one sustaining an…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Million Dollar Methamphetamine Seizure

Round Rock Police Officer Seizes More Than A Million Dollars Worth Of Methamphetamine Round Rock Police conducted a traffic stop which resulted in the seizure of 36 pounds of methamphetamine. Rosalinda Lopez, 5/3/1993, was arrested on Monday, May 18…

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Man Drowns in Brushy Creek After Attempting to Rescue 4-Year-Old Daughter

A man drowned in Brushy Creek on Sunday, May 17, after being pulled underwater below a dam after getting a his 4-year-old daughter out of harm’s way.The incident occurred at 4:41 p.m. just upstream from the City’s namesake, west of Chisholm Trail…

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Round Rock Fire Department Rescues Two in High Water in Coupland

At approximately 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, the Round Rock Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to Coupland to assist with water rescues and flood assessments.  At approximately 6:30 a.m. a motorist was driving to work on Count…

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Round Rock Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

On Tuesday, April 28, Round Rock Police arrested Arturo Luna, 7/18/1956, for Aggravated Robbery, after he was identified from surveillance photos released on social media. Within minutes of the suspect’s photos being released on our Facebook Page, …

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Round Rock Police Department News - Police Seek Assistance Locating Robbery Suspect

On Monday, April 27, Round Rock Police officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank at the 2300 block of S. IH-35 for a reported robbery that occurred shortly before 1:00 p.m. Police learned the suspect displayed a weapon, demanded money, and fled the …

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Round Rock Police Department News - Statement on Viviana Keith Arrest

The Round Rock Police Department takes incidents such as these seriously. Our Command Staff conducts a review to determine if there was a violation of Department policy, and if the Officer’s actions were reasonable.During the arrest of Viviana Keit…

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Round Rock Fire Department News - No One Injured In Fire At Dell Diamond

Update April 16, 2015:The fire was determined to be caused by an unattended electrical appliance. Investigators estimate about $200,000 in property and goods damaged or destroyed, out of the $900,000 total estimated value. So firefighters saved an es…

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Round Rock Police Department Loose Livestock Call

On April 3, 2015 morning at 7:37 a.m. Round Rock Police and our Animal Control Unit responded to a loose livestock call that was reported at the corner of East Palm Valley and Red Bud Lane. Officers attempted to lure the buffalo to a secure area with…

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Construction Begins On Major Downtown Road Realignment

Construction on a major road realignment in Downtown Round Rock is under way, and traffic is being restricted from four lanes to two on sections of both Round Rock Avenue and Mays Street. - Round Rock Avenue is restricted to two lanes from just east…

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No One Injured In Round Rock Apartment Fire

At 12:44 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 the Round Rock Fire Department responded to a fire at the Red Hills Villas Apartments, 1401 South A.W. Grimes Blvd. The first Fire Department unit arrived in 4 ½ minutes and found a couch on a second floor balco…

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City Of Round Rock Unveils New Mobile App

RRTX Mobile allows residents and visitors to keep up to date with the latest City news and events, create service requests, check recycling dates and more. Folks can also track the progress of service requests using the app. App users can search for…

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Police Seek Assistance Locating Robbery Suspect

On Tuesday, March 31, Round Rock Police officers responded to the Walgreens at the 2600 block of Round Rock Ave for a reported robbery that occurred at about 8:50 a.m. Upon arrival, police learned the suspect demanded money, and fled the scene. Surve…

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City Hosts Second Open House On Transit Plan

The City of Round Rock will host an open house on public transportation at the Public Library, 216 E. Main St. We are seeking feedback regarding transportation issues and needs. The open house will feature information about the Round Rock Transit Pl…

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New Community-Policing Initiative ‘Bark’ Released To Improve Safety While Encountering Dogs

The Round Rock Police Department, with the Animal Control Unit, has a new community-based initiative called B.A.R.K., Be Aware of Residential K9’s. The BARK Alert Program is designed to assist with improved measures in officer safety, and empower c…

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Round Rock Police Officer Arrested For Assault

On February 14, 2015 officers responded to the 1200 block of Hidden Valley Drive for a disturbance call. A female victim reported that she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend was identified as Marques Guntz, an officer with the R…

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Round Rock Police Arrest City Employee for Propane Thefts

On Wed. Feb. 18, at 4:00 p.m., Round Rock Police arrested Justin Alan Shilander, 9/4/1984, a City of Round Rock employee, for theft of propane tanks at the Walgreens located at 3777 Gattis School Rd. During surveillance, detectives observed Shilander…

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Suspect Captured in Colorado for Attempted Sexual Assault of Female Runner

On Friday, Feb. 13, Round Rock Police, FBI Central Texas Violent Crimes Task Force, and the Fort Collins FBI Resident Agency, conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of Clay Ahuero, 11/24/1993, for the attempted sexual assault of a female r…

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Police Seek Assistance Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

The Round Rock Police Department is seeking the help of the public with identifying a suspect involved in a local robbery. On Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:33 p.m. officers responded to a convenience store near the 1700 block of N. Mays St. where a…

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Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Suspects in Propane Tank Thefts

The Round Rock Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying suspect(s) involved in the theft of propane tanks from local retailers. Since January 1, 2015, the department has received four reports of a male subject breaking…

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Round Rock Police Make Arrest In Capitol Murder Case

On Wed. Feb. 4, Round Rock Police arrested Christian Javier Rodriguez, 2/16/1994, of Round Rock, for Capitol Murder of a child. On Sunday, Feb. 1, at 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1400 block of E. Logan St. to a reported child not breathing a…

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Now Accepting Applications For Victim Assistance Volunteers

The Round Rock Police Department Victim Services Unit is hosting a training academy for Victim Services volunteers in conjunction with the 29th Citizen’s Police Academy. Victim Services volunteers are trained to respond to scenes on an “on call 

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Police Seek Assistance Locating Shooting Suspects

On Jan. 6, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 3000 block of Goldenoak Circle, regarding shots fired. Upon arrival, officers met with a homeowner who told them someone shot into his home. Officers were able to locate bullet holes wh…

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Applications Being Accepted for 29th Citizen’s Police Academy

The Round Rock Police Department is now conducting open enrollment for the 29th Citizen’s Police Academy. This is a 10-week educational opportunity that gives participants a behind the scenes look at the many functions of the police department.The …

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Round Rock Hosts 2nd Annual Neighborhood Conference

The City of Round Rock will be conducting its 2nd Annual Neighborhood Conference at the Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. The conference is designed to give Round Rock’s volunteer neighborhood leaders from homeowners associations and neighborhood as…

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Round Rock Police Make Arrest in Indecent Exposure Case

On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Police arrested Christopher James Hernandez, 05/03/1986, of Georgetown, for Indecency with a Child - Exposure. After receiving various tips from the public, a thorough investigation led to Hernandez being charged for exposing him…

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Police Arrest Stolen Vehicle Suspect, Dog Attacks Officer

On Sunday, December 22, 2014, Round Rock Police arrested Rudy Gonzales, 11/19/1979, for Evading Arrest and Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping. Gonzales fled from police and his dog was shot after attacking an officer.Officers were dispatched to the 2200…

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Round Rock Police Investigating Indecent Exposure Incidents

Round Rock Police are currently investigating multiple incidents involving a Hispanic male suspect exposing himself in a red four-door sedan to two separate female students near area schools.The first two incidents occurred on either Tuesday, Dec. 9 …

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City Wins Statewide Planning Award for Downtown Mixed-Use Zoning Districts

The City of Round Rock Planning and Development Services Department staff accepted the Current Planning Award at the 2014 American Planning Association Texas Chapter State Planning Conference in Frisco, Texas, in October. The City received the award …

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Police Investigate Fatal Accident at Louis Henna and IH-35

Round Rock, TX -- On Saturday, November 22, at 12:00 p.m. officers responded to a rollover accident involving two vehicles at the northwest corner of Louis Henna Dr. and IH-35 Frontage Road. A preliminary investigation found that the driver of a red …

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Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Accident at 2700 South IH-35

Round Rock, TX - On Sunday, November 16, at about 3:00 a.m., officers responded to an accident at the 2700 block of S IH-35 between SH-45 and Hesters Crossing Road. A preliminary investigation found that a bus traveling northbound on the interstate s…

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Police Chief Banks Recovering After Car Accident

On Monday November 10th morning, Chief Allen Banks was involved in a car accident and transported to the hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained during the crash. Chief Banks was travelling northbound on Mays Street, when a vehicle dr…

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Joe Clifford Steps Down from Round Rock City Council

Round Rock City Councilmember Joe Clifford announced at Thursday’s Council meeting he is resigning his Place 3 seat, effective immediately, because he is moving to Houston to be close to family. “It is with deep regret that I’m leaving,” Cli…

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No One Injured In Round Rock Restaurant Fire

At 11:20 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a structure fire at Hao-Hao restaurant, 1205 Round Rock Ave. The first fire department units arrived at 11:25 a.m. to find light smoke inside the restaurant. Fi…

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Police File Charges Against Felony Lane Gang Suspect

On November 4, Round Rock Police, the U.S. Marshal’s Office Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a suspected member of the “Felony Lane Gang,” who stole more than $28,000 from local victims. Collee…

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Charges Filed in Two Regions Bank Robberies

Round Rock, TX - On October 28, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force comprised of Round Rock and Austin Police detectives, completed their investigation and filed warrants in connection to the July 15 and September 25 armed robberies at the Regions Bank…

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Round Rock Local Legend Award Recipients Honored

The Round Rock Historic Preservation Commission announced four Local Legend Award nominations at the City Council meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Lambert Peterson, Sharon Prete, James Milton “Milt” Tucker, and Texas Baptist Children’s Ho…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Charges Filed In Local Robberies

The Round Rock Police Department has completed the investigation involving several recent Round Rock robberies. Michael James Minier, 21 of Round Rock is being held in the Williamson County Jail and charged with three First Degree Felony counts of Ag…

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Public Health Notice - Rabies Alert

On Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m., a live bat was found on the ground inside of the mock “Round Rock Village Seton Hospital” located in the Play For All Abilities Park, at 151 N. AW Grimes in Round Rock. The bat was impounded by Round Rock Animal Control …

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Bank Of America Robbery Suspect Arrested

On, Thursday,  October 9, 2014 Austin Police and the FBI made an arrest in the robbery that occurred on  October 7, 2014 at the Bank of America. The suspect is identified as Cory Russell Fegley, 36 of Austin. On Tuesday,  October 7, 2014 at approx…

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Police Seek Assistance Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

On October 7, at 10:35 a.m. officers responded to a robbery at the Bank of America located at 2651 IH-35 in Round Rock. A white male entered, the bank displayed a note to the teller and threatened with a weapon. The suspect fled the scene before offi…

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Police Seek Assistance Locating Robbery Suspects

The Round Rock Police Department is seeking the help of the public identifying suspects involved in two local robberies. On Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10:56 p.m. the Papa John’s Pizza, located at 1201 S. IH-35, was robbed by a white male described as be…

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City Of Round Rock Wins Planning Award for Downtown Mixed-Use Districts

The City of Round Rock Planning and Development Services Department staff accepted September 26 the Project Planning Award for the 2014 American Planning Association Central Texas Section Planning Awards. The award was given for the City’s new Down…

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Round Rock Fire Department News - No One Injured In Hazmat Incident In Round Rock

At approximately 8:13 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, Round Rock firefighters responded to a hazardous materials leak at Exfluor Research Corp., 2350 Double Creek Drive. The leak was eventually contained. No one was injured by the leak. Arriving at the bus…

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Round Rock Police Department News - School Resource Officers Arrest Student, Deploy Taser

On Sept. 16, at 2:11 p.m., a Round Rock School Resource Officer was requested by one of the school’s Assistant Principals in reference to an out of control student that had left the building without permission. The student, who is identified as 17-…

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Round Rock Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

Round Rock, TX - Round Rock Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Brin…

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City Of Round Rock Wins Six National Awards For Communications

The City of Round Rock took home six awards for communications and marketing last week at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) annual conference in Minneapolis. 1st place - TV and Video: One-Time Special Programming (up to …

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Family Fun On Display at Public Safety Day

The City of Round Rock will host its annual Public Safety Day at the Texas Baptist Children's Home.The Round Rock Police, Fire, and EMS personnel will have equipment and static displays for the public to view. This is a free family event.Some of the …

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One Injured n Round Rock House Fire

On Saturday, Aug. 23, Round Rock and Pflugerville Fire Department units responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 3331 Winding Way. There were five people home at the time of the fire with one sustaining non-life threating burns. The …

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Police Seek Assistance Locating Robbery Suspect

Round Rock, TX - Round Rock Police officers responded to the Maggie Moo’s at 150 Sundance Parkway in the La Frontera Shopping Center for a reported robbery on 08/17/2014 at approximately 10:44 pm. Officers arrived and learned the suspect robbed the…

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Round Rock Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

On July 8, 2014, at approximately 9:45 PM a female was walking home from a jog at Caldwell Heights Elementary School (4010 Eagles Nest) when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male near the 1300 block of Terra St. The suspect pushed the victim…

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City of Round Rock Wins Six Awards for Communications, Marketing

The City of Round Rock won four first place TAMI Awards, one second and one third at the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference last week in Richardson. The first place awards were for:- Best Public Service Announceme…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Junior Police Academy Camp Launched

Round Rock, TX - Youths this summer are getting a taste of police work at the Round Rock Police Department’s first annual Junior Police Academy Camp. The Department is in the second week of its Junior Police Academy (JPA) Camp for Round Rock reside…

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Lightning Strike Causes House Fire in Round Rock

At approximately 10:36 p.m. Thursday, June 12, the Round Rock Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire at 2613 Dalea St. Smoke and flames were visible as firefighters arrived at the scene. The home’s residents were able to get out of th…

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Round Rock Police Department Public Service Bulletin - Attempted Child Abduction

At about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, an 11-year-old child was riding his bike in the 1500 block of Greenlawn Boulevard from a nearby convenience store when he was approached by several subjects driving a dark blue, four-door sedan. The driver told …

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City of Round Rock News - No One Injured In Garage Fire At Round Rock Home

The Round Rock Fire Department was dispatched at 2:06 a.m. Friday, June 6, to a reported structure fire at a home at 2115 Jasmine Path. Round Rock Police officers were first on the scene and advised there was heavy black smoke showing, but everyone h…

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City of Round Rock Wins Water Conservation Awards

The City of Round Rock Utilities and Environmental Services Department won three awards at the Texas American Water Works Association Conference in April. - Blue Legacy Award: The Department won the Association’s Blue Legacy Award, which recognize…

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City of Round Rock to Unveil Tool Lending Center at Neighborhood Cleanup

The City of Round Rock will unveil its new Tool Lending Center at a downtown neighborhood cleanup. The TLC will allow residents the opportunity to check out tools and other implements to keep their neighborhoods beautiful and healthy.Round Rock City …

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Union Pacific Railroad Settle Dispute Over Rights of Way

The Round Rock City Council approved Thursday, March 27, a settlement agreement with Union Pacific Railroad (UP) over rights of way along McNeil Road inside the City limits. The dispute began a little over two years ago, when UP sent the City notice…

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Allen Banks Sworn in as Round Rock’s New Police Chief

City Manager Steve Norwood swore in new Police Chief Allen Banks at a ceremony at police department headquarters this afternoon, Friday, March 21.The City has posted an EPK with footage from the swearing in ceremony – remarks from City Manager Stev…

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Help with Round Rock Police Information Requests

While the Round Rock Police Department is in the process of hiring a new PIO, feel free to contact me if you’re having trouble reaching the right person at PD. I’ll do my best to get information to you in a timely manner while we’re going throu…

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Allen Banks Hired As Round Rock’s New Police Chief

City Manager Steve Norwood announced Tuesday he has selected Allen Banks to be Round Rock’s next Police Chief. Banks, currently Interim Police Chief in Albuquerque, N.M., will replace Tim Ryle, who is retiring in February.“I’m really excited fo…

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City of Round Rock cancels Demand Response Bus Service on January 24, 2014

Because of weather conditions, the City of Round Rock’s Demand Response Bus Service will not operate Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Regular service will resume on Monday, Jan. 27,

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City Of Round Rock Weather Impact Update - January 23, 2014

As of 9:45 p.m., the City of Round Rock reports the following: -- Three people were injured when a vehicle ran into the back of a Round Rock Fire Department truck at 15613 N. MoPac Expressway around 7:30 p.m. One of the occupants suffered a possible…

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Round Rock Firefighter Taco Sale Raises $2,700 for Family of ‘Super Kai’

The Round Rock Fire Department raised more than $2,700 from a breakfast taco sale on Jan 16, 2014 morning at Station 5, 350 Deepwood Drive, to help a local family struggling to pay bills for their son with severe medical needs. Careese Vieregge, the…

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Two Injured in Round Rock House Fire

At approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Round Rock Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 1525 Parkfield Circle.One resident of the home suffered minor burns and was transported by Williamson County EMS to St. David’s …

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Round Rock Police Department News: Microsoft Edlerly Phone Scam

The Round Rock Police Department is warning the public about a phone scam hitting the area.  RRPD received several calls from concerned residents advising they received telephone calls from someone representing themselves as a Microsoft employee, te…

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Inaugural 12 Days of Main Street Kicks off December 2, 2013 in Downtown Round Rock

Central Texas residents have more ways to celebrate the holidays – and honor the classic Christmas song – as the City of Round Rock and Round Rock Arts present the inaugural 12 Days of Main Street, starting today in downtown Round Rock.From Tacky…

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Talking Turkey with the Round Rock Fire Department Video

The Round Rock Fire Department is having some fun with a serious subject – how not to burn you house down while attempting to fry a turkey. Here’s a link to a YouTube video we have released that your TV and online viewers can laugh and learn fro…

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Accrediting Body Gives Round Rock Police Department Highest Possible Marks

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C---Round Rock Police Department earned the highest possible accreditation status at the annual conference of the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on Nov. 16. Chief Tim Ryle describes the Departmen…

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City Of Round Rock Holiday Closings, Hours

City of Round Rock offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.The Clay Madsen Recreation Center will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and all day on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29. The Rec Center will re-…

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City Of Round Rock Hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

City of Round Rock residents seeking an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their household hazardous waste can take advantage of a household hazardous waste collection event at the Recycle Center, 310 Deepwood Drive.Residents must bring their…

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City Of Round Rock Enacts Mandatory Water Restrictions

The Round Rock City Council on Thursday, Oct. 10, enacted restrictions that allow only twice-a-week watering for its residential customers. The restrictions go into effect Monday, Oct. 14.City officials cited the ongoing drought as well as a recent B…

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Round Rock Parks And Recreation Department Awarded The National Recreation And Park Association Gold Medal Award

NRPA Gold Medal award is the highest national honor in the park and recreation industry ROUND ROCK, TX--- The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA…

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City of Round Rock hosts Neighborhood Conference

The City of Round Rock will hold its inaugural annual Neighborhood Conference at the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond.The conference is like any typical professional conference, only this one is designed specifically for neighborhoods. All …

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City Council Approves $144 Million Budget That Features Lower Tax Rate

The Round Rock City Council approved the fiscal 2014 budget and tax rate on second and final reading at its regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 26. The fiscal plan features a tax rate that is slightly lower than the current rate, and adds a new engine co…

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Battle of the Badges on Sept. 21 benefits Round Rock Blue Santa

Round Rock police and firefighters will compete in a basketball game to raise funds for Round Rock Blue Santa at Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Drive, Building 1100.Activities include rock climbing, face painting and exploring police and f…

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Round Rock Police Chief Tim Ryle Announces Retirement

Round Rock Police Chief Tim Ryle, a 31-year veteran of local law enforcement, announced he will retire in early 2014. “It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Round Rock for so many years,” Ryle said. “The Round Rock Poli…

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Bass Pro Shops to Open Round Rock Store in 2015

The Round Rock Economic Development Partnership, a collaboration of the City of Round Rock and the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, announced Friday, Aug. 16, that Bass Pro Shops will open one of its award-winning outdoors stores in Round Rock in 2015…

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City Of Round Rock Notice Of Intent To Request Release Of Funds

On or after August 21, 2013 the City of Round Rock will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of City of Round Rock, TX Downtown Revitalization and Main Street Improvements funds under Public L…

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Round Rock Police Department News - August 6, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICEThe Round Rock Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) as part of a program to maintain accreditation by verifying the Department meets the pr…

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Round Rock Police Capture Robbers

On Saturday July 20, 2013 around 1:00 PM, Round Rock Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of University Boulevard to what was initially reported to be an auto pedestrian collision.Officers arrived and several witnesses reported a female h…

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No One Injured In Ammonia Leak At Round Rock Business

At 1:50 p.m. Saturday, July 20, the Round Rock Fire Department received a call about an ammonia leak at Michael Angelo’s, a frozen food manufacturer, 200 Michael Angelo Way.The RRFD and Williamson County hazardous material teams responded, and …

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City, County Open New, 6-Lane Arterial In Round Rock

The City of Round Rock and Williamson County celebrated the opening of a new arterial road with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday, July 17. Mayor Alan McGraw and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ron Morrison spoke at event, which marked the opening of a m…

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No One Injured In Pair Of Fires In Round Rock

No injuries have been reported in a pair of fires in Round Rock over the past 14 hours, a residential blaze Thursday night and an apartment fire late Friday morning. At 11:39 a.m. Friday, Round Rock Fire Department crews responded to a report of…

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Round Rock Police Department Officer Involved Shooting June 23, 2013

On June 23, 2013 around 11: 30 p.m., Round Rock Police received a call reporting that a female had exited a downtown business in the 100 block of East Main St. with a gun. Officers reported to the location but were unable to locate the female subject…

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Round Rock Police Department News - June 24, 2013

Deceased name involved in Round Rock OIS today Sarah Harrington 31 year old, female. Williamson County ResidentOfficer Dee Carver-PIORound Rock PDSent from my iPhoneOn Jun 24, 2013, at 2:13 AM, "Donall Carver" - dcarver@roundrocktexas.gov wrote:Media…

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BCRUA Regional Water Treatment Plant Nears Final Completion

Work on the Brushy Creek Regional Water Treatment Plant Phase 1A Project is in the process of being completed. The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority is working with the Contractor, Pepper-Lawson Construction, L.P., and the Engineer, Camp Dresse…

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Round Rock Police Department News - June 17, 2013

Round Rock Police Officer Involved Shooting On June 16, 2013, around 5:30 pm, Round Rock Police Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 1900 block of Nicole Circle where witnesses reported hearing gunshots. Witnesses report they observed…

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Round Rock Shooting - Road Rage Incident

On June 16, 2013 at about 7:55pm, Round Rock Police responded to the 1000 block of Mays at East Palm Valley in reference to a reported shooting. Witnesses reported this appeared to be a road rage incident. Both of the drivers pulled into a business p…

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Round Rock Police Officer Involved Shooting

On June 16, 2013, around 5:30 pm, Round Rock Police Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 1900 block of Nicole Circle where witnesses reported hearing gunshots. Witnesses report they observed Jonathan Demarco a white male, point his handgun…

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City Of Round Rock Wins Seven Awards For Communications, Marketing

The City of Round Rock won seven TAMI Awards on Friday, June 7, at the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference in College Station.The City won two first place awards, for Cable Public Service Announcement and Cable Spec…

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City Of Round Rock Offers New Rainwater Harvesting Rebate

The City of Round Rock is offering a new rebate program for rainwater collection.With this program, the City offers a rebate on rainwater harvesting, based upon the amount of storage capacity. The rebate amount is $0.50 per gallon of water storage, w…

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Round Rock Police Department News: Missing Children Found

Missing ChildrenRound Rock Police are searching for missing8 year old female Vivianna Perez and Damien Perez last seen at 2:45PM this afternoon at Voight Elementary school 1201 Cushing Round Rock, Texas.The female was last seen possibly wearing pink …

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Round Rock Police Department News: Department of Homeland Security Scam

There is a new fraud that appears to be targeting senior citizens.  The victim receives contact from a person representing themselves as a Department of Homeland Security Agent (in the Secure Housing Department).  The fraudster tells the vi…

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Burglary/Aggravated Robbery at a Round Rock Daycare

Round Rock Police are seeking two suspects in a vehicle burglary and subsequent aggravated robbery at a Round Rock daycare late Wednesday afternoon (5/22). When a Round Rock mother picking her children up from Primrose School of Round Rock, 3298 Fore…

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Nominate Round Rock’s 2013 Local Legends by June 14, 2013

Nominations for the City of Round Rock’s 2013 Local Legend awards are being accepted through June 14.The Local Legend award program was established in 1990 to recognize individuals, families, businesses, groups, publications and organizations t…

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Round Rock Police Department News: Bank Robber Arrested

On May 9, 2013, Round Rock Police along with the FBI Central Texas Violent Crime Task Force arrested a serial bank robber wanted out of Round Rock. On April 20, 2013 and April 30, 2013, 49-year-old Jeffrey Gray Wise from Dallas, Texas entered the Bra…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Policy Review

Public InformationPolicyIt is the policy of this Department to establish and maintain an open and cooperative environment in which members of the media and public may obtain timely and accurate information on all matters of community interest in a ma…

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Round Rock Police Department Open House

This is Round Rock Police Department’s Fourth Annual Open House.  Several groups and individuals have requested tours so this will be the general public’s chance to see inside the department and meet with many officers and view depar…

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Gallier Joins Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority as New General Manager

The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) welcomes Tom Gallier as its new General Manager. Gallier, a 30-year utility veteran, replaces Chris Lippe, who is returning to full-time retirement.Lippe served as General Manager since the 2007 inc…

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Round Rock Police Department Golf Tournament

Round Rock Operation Blue Santa is proud to host the 5th Annual Ho! Ho! Ho!GOLF TOURNAMENTBenefiting the Families of Round RockRound Rock Operation Blue Santa HistoryOperation Blue Santa is a non-profit organization that was established in 1978 for t…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Robbery Suspects Arrested

On April 8, 2013 around 4:12 pm, Round Rock Police Officers responded to a robbery at QT Jewelry store in the La Frontera shopping area. Witness reported that two male suspects wearing dark clothing, entered the business displayed a gun demanding eve…

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Texas Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of City Of Round Rock In Case Regarding Union Representation

The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling April 05, 2013 that found public sector employees do not have a right to union representation during meetings with supervisors where the employee believes the interview may result in disciplinary action. The ru…

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Round Rock Police Department News - March 13, 2013

Round Rock Police Department is now on Twitter    RRockPD       https://twitter.com/followers  We also have a Facebook page Round Rock Police Department www.facebook.com/RoundRockPoliceDepartment?ref=…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Round Rock Officer Shooting Update

On March 5, 2013 around 1:45, Officer Sean Johnson inadvertently discharged his firearm into his foot while attending a firearms training. Johnson was attending a “Glock Instructor Workshop” at the Williamson County Firing Range. Round Ro…

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Round Rock Police Need Your Assistance In Identifying Jewelry Store Robber

On Monday, February 18, 2013, around 1:45 pm Round Rock Police responded QT Jewelry Store located at 220 Sundance Pkwy in reference to a Robbery in Progress. Witnesses report that a female entered the business and began browsing. Shortly thereaf…

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Round Rock Police Seeks Assistance In Identifying Robbery Suspect

On February 18, 2013, at around 1:45 pm Round Rock Police responded QT Jewelry Store located at 220 Sundance Pkwy in reference to a Robbery in Progress. The Round Rock Police Department is asking for any information on the suspect, described as …

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Round Rock Police Department News: Round Rock 18 Wheeler

Round Rock Police Department received a call at around 1:45 in reference to a robbery. Witnesses reported that a female entered the Q T jewelry store and was acting suspicious. The female took the items and ran to the front door of the business. An e…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Home Invasion

On February 7, 2013, around 10: 30 pm Round Rock Police Officers responded to a Burglary in Progress call on Hyridge Street Round Rock, Texas.  The caller reported that someone had forced entry into the front door at the residence. The occupants…

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Round Rock Remains Among Safest Cities In Texas, U.S.

Major crimes in Round Rock decreased 18 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, a fact that helped keep the City on the list of the safest communities nationally and in Texas.The City saw the number of major crimes – murder, rape, robbery, aggravated…

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Round Rock Fire Department News - No One Injured In Church Fire On Monday

At 2:35 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a building fire at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1705 Gattis School Road. The first Fire Department units arrived at 2:39 p.m. and encountered a moderate amount…

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Round Rock Police Department News: Cox Family Benefit

Please join the Round Rock Police Department and the wives of Police Officers for a BBQ Benefit featuring Leland Williams in concert to help Officer Chris Cox and family. Officer Cox and his family face mounting medical bills and financial challenges…

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Round Rock Police Department: Citizen Police Academy

Round Rock Police Department is now accepting applications for its 25th Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is an informative learning process that provides an opportunity for citizens to receive 11 weeks of classroom training …

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Round Rock Police Department: Crisis Team Volunteer Opportunity

Round Rock Police Department is now accepting applications for its Crisis Response team.The Crisis Response Team Volunteers are caring individuals willing to share their time, knowledge, and insights in order to assist those touched by tragedy.Next c…

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No One Injured In Saturday House Fire

At 4:33 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, Round Rock Fire Department units responded to a report of a residential structure fire at 1633 Sylvia Court. The first Fire Department units arrived at 4:39 p.m. Firefighters saw flames in the back yard of the residenc…

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Round Rock Police Seek The Public’s Assistance In Robbery

ROUND ROCK, TX---Round Rock police are seeking a man who robbed the 7-11 located at 1713 North Mays Street, Round Rock, Texas. On December 15, 2012 at 2:40 a.m., a man entered the business, and displayed a weapon to the store employee, and demanded m…

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City of Round Rock News - Round Rock Home Destroyed by Fire

The Round Rock Fire Department was dispatched to 2504 Blessing St. for a reported structure fire. The caller advised the house was abandoned and that it was heavily involved with fire. The first unit arrived at 7:08 p.m. and reported a single manufac…

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City of Round Rock News - November 13, 2012

The City of Round Rock is hosting Texas Swing Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Prete Main Street Plaza downtown, 221 E. Main St. The event is designed to give Formula 1 fans staying in Round Rock a taste of Texas, while also providing a boot…

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Round Rock City Council honors Local Legend Award winners

The Round Rock Historic Preservation Commission announced two Local Legend Award nominations at the City Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8. Mr. Elmer A. Cottrell and Dr. Thomas Kenney were honored for their contributions to the culture, development…

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Round Rock Police Department News: Round Rock Fatality October 26, 2012

Round Rock, TX -- Call came in at about 3:30 AMFatality involving an 18 wheeler and several vehicles occurred on the southbound proper between 1431 and 3406Please ask drivers to exit Westinghouse. We are diverting traffic. Unknown how long the roadwa…

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Round Rock Police Department News: Fatality Update October 26, 2012

Round Rock, TX -- Approximate age 20 year of age White female victim wreakers are on scene one lane open approximately 45 more min to

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City Of Round Rock Celebrates First Private Customer Of Reuse Water System

The City of Round Rock celebrated the first private customer of its reuse water system at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Dell Diamond. The Round Rock Express is the first non-City user to take advantage of the City of Round Rock reuse water utili…

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Round Rock Police Department Announces Explorer Competition at Round Rock High School

Round Rock, TX -- This will be an all-day event beginning with the Opening Ceremony at 7:00 AM and concluding with the Awards Ceremony at 7:00pm. A little background information; the Round Rock Police Explorer Post is a program that introduces young …

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Round Rock Police Department News - Criminal Apprehended

On Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:45PM Homicide suspect was apprehended by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.Round Rock Police Departmentwas actively tracking DomarlonDontae Ware since 1:30 PM on September 19, 2012. Round Rock Detectives were…

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Second Shop the Rock Cash Mob

Round Rock’s second Cash Mob, where customers arrive en masse with $20 to spend to support a local business, will drop at Book Spot, 1205 Round Rock Ave. (next to Round Rock High School.) Four local authors will be at the shop talking about their b…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Accident in Round Rock

Regarding the fatality accident that occurred at Hester’s Crossing at IH-35 north frontageTime 6:43 am18 wheeler vs. black passenger vehicleIs it possible for you to ask anyone if observed this accident and can provide information to please contact…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Victim Services: Crisis Response Team Volunteers

Accepting Applications for Fall Academy(Training Begins Tuesday, September 11, 2012)Our Victims Services Unit works closely with the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions of the Police Department 24 hours a day to provide many different servic…

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Round Rock Police Department News - Vehicle Burglaries in Round Rock

Since August 5, 2012, the City of Round Rock has had 27-reported Burglary of Motor Vehicles. Half of these burglaries were due to vehicles being left unlocked in residential neighborhoods. The other half of the burglaries were cause by forced entryin…

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City to Hold Open House To Gather Input On Railroad Quiet Zone Project

The City of Round Rock will hold an Open House to present preliminary information and receive public input regarding the Railroad Quiet Zone project.The purpose of the Quiet Zone project is to make necessary safety improvements to all eight public at…

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Round Rock FY 2013 Budget Proposal Features Lower Tax Rate, Increased Funding For Street Maintenance

The City of Round Rock’s proposed fiscal 2013 budget features a tax rate slightly lower than last year while increasing funding for street maintenance by 36 percent, and maintaining an emphasis on public safety, community development and parks.City…

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Road Closure at Chisholm Trail and Sam Bass Road In Round Rock

Crews are working to repair a broken sewer line near the intersection of Sam Bass Road and Chisholm Trail in Round Rock. Motorists are advised to avoid the intersection if possible.The outside, northbound lane of Chisholm Trail, immediately south of …

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Round Rock Road Closure Update - July 16, 2012

Just two low water crossings remain closed in Round Rock Jul 16, 2012 morning: - Lee Street at Memorial Park- Low water crossing at Lake Creek Park Everything else has re-opened. Lots of limbs down around town, but no major damage reported by City cr…

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BCRUA Celebrates Operation Of New Regional Water System

The Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority marked the completion of the first phase of a new regional water system with a ceremony Friday, July 13, at its new water treatment plant.The ceremony included a commemorative “valve turning” by the May…

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Round Rock Fire Truck Pull

The Round Rock Police Department is hosting the 1st inaugural Round Rock Fire Truck Pull at the Dell Diamond!  This event will consist of teams from all over Texas competing to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics. Each team will pull a 55,0…

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