Round Rock passes Bee City USA resolution
Round Rock City Council recently passed a resolution committing to standards to become a pollinator-friendly community through the Bee City USA initiative. The program provides a framework for communities to conserve native pollinators by providing them with a healthy habitat that is rich in a variety of native plants, provides nest sites and is protected from pesticides.

Employee Spotlight: Jaceline Fisher, Police
The Round Rock Police Department aims to provide public safety and promote a high quality of life in alliance with our community, and the department’s Community Affairs Unit provides programs and events that empower residents to support each other for a safer community. Jaceline Fisher is a true ambassador of that mission in her role as a civilian Community Affairs Specialist.

How to help your grass survive a drought
Crispy grass — and even yellow grass — do not indicate that your grass is dying; rather, this is a sign of your grass becoming dormant to protect itself from stress. Most turf grasses common in Round Rock, such as Bermuda, St. Augustine and Zoysia grass, can be trained to be drought tolerant and can survive the summer stress. The key is to not over water.

Council approves sign ordinance amendments
Round Rock City Council recently approved amendments to the City's sign ordinance to provide clarification and to reflect changes in sign technology. The purpose of the sign code is to provide standards for the appropriate design, scale and placement of signs. The code regulates permanent signs, building signs, freestanding signs and temporary signs.

Green Thumbs Up: All About Drip Irrigation
Thursday, Aug. 4
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St.

The Williamson County Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will feature drip irrigation as the topic of its next free monthly gardening program, Green Thumbs Up.

Family Fun Nights at Yonders Point
Friday, Aug. 5
7-9 p.m.
Yonders Point at Old Settlers Park, 3103 Aten Loop

Enjoy free, themed activities on select Friday nights at Yonders Point, located just southwest of the baseball fields in Old Settlers Park. The next event will be a beer festival, with live music, snacks and a Movie in the Park.

Pop Up Play Day
Saturday, Aug. 13
5-7 p.m.
Lake Creek Park and Pool, 800 Deerfoot Drive

Join City of Round Rock's Parks and Recreation Department for free family activities, food and refreshments. The Pop Up Play Days series aims to help families learn about and enjoy their neighborhood parks.

Summer Splash Mob
Monday, Aug. 1
11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E. Main Street

Celebrate the conclusion of the Round Rock Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with water guns, blasters and balloons during a splash mob at Prete Main Street Plaza, with a morning session at 11 a.m. and evening session at 6:30 p.m.

Friends of the Library Moving Sale
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6
1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street
Meeting Room C

In preparation for the library’s move to its new building at 200 East Liberty Ave., the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library is hosting a huge sale on books, audiobooks and more! You can also find great deals year-round at the Friends’ used book store, The Book Nook, which is open during the library’s regular hours of operation.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, July 28, 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m.