Council OKs $3.3 million for street maintenance
Round Rock City Council approved a $3.3 million contract that will improve portions of major arterials along Hesters Crossing Road, Jeffrey Way, Paloma Drive, Mays Street, Old Settlers Boulevard and Forest Creek Drive. Improvements will include a 2-inch mill and overlay and minor concrete repairs to damaged curbs, gutters and sidewalks.

Logan Street extension now open to motorists
The Logan Street connection was officially opened on Friday, Aug. 13. The project connects East Logan Street to Logan Drive between Greenlawn and A.W. Grimes Boulevards and aims to improve neighborhood connectivity and emergency response times in the area.

Mayor: Budget designed to provide great value
There are several programs and services that this year’s budget supports at a great value — from extending trails and investing in our water and wastewater system to adding 10 new employees to our Police Department and six new Transportation personnel to support our growing community. That value may be even better than you realize.

Municipal courtroom dedicated to late judge
The City of Round Rock Municipal Courtroom was dedicated to the late Judge Dan R. McNery in a ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 12. McNery served as Round Rock Municipal Judge for 37 years, until his death in 2019. He was "an outstanding person, an outstanding jurist and an outstanding family man,” Municipal Court Judge Alan McGraw said. 

Help shape the future of public transit in Round Rock
The City of Round Rock is currently in the process of putting together a Transit Development Plan to make recommendations for updates and additional services to improve the City’s transit system. This plan will serve as a guide for developing the future of public transportation in the City over the next 10 years.

Whether you use the existing transit system already or not, we need your help to better understand the community’s transit needs and preferences. The City is holding two public workshops to share information and collect feedback on existing services and needs. Both workshops will contain the same information and take place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8 and Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Allen R. Baca Senior Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. Learn more at roundrocktexas.gov/transitplan.

Can't make the in-person meetings? No problem! Take our 5-minute survey and tell us how you use the existing public transportation system and how we can improve it. If you don’t use the existing system, let us know what you’d like to see improved.
The City of Round Rock's proposed property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2022 is $0.397 per $100 of valuation, 4.2 cents less than the FY 2021 City property tax rate of $0.439. However, the rate is an increase of 1.0 cent, or 2.5% above the No New Revenue rate of $0.387441, which is the rate that generates the same amount of revenue as the previous year based on the growth in property values from the previous year. The adopted tax rate provides additional funding to pay for the City's road expansion program, Driving Progress. Click the button below to learn more about the City's proposed budget and tax rate.
Census: Round Rock pop. reaches 119,468
Round Rock’s population was recorded at 119,468, an increase of 19.6% over the last 10 years, in the 2020 Census results released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday, Aug. 12. The redistricting data provides a new baseline for the City of Round Rock’s monthly and annual population estimates and projections, which are used to inform decisions regarding City programs and services.

Round Rock PD now hiring police cadets
The Round Rock Police Department is hiring Police Cadets. Hired applicants will attend the six-month Round Rock Police Department Training Academy. Graduates of the Academy will obtain their Basic Peace Officer certification with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Register now for National Night Out
Round Rock's National Night Out is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5 at neighborhood block parties across the city. This is a great chance to interact with your neighbors and local first responders. Please register your event by Sept. 17.

Labor Day concert in Downtown Round Rock
Join the City of Round Rock for a free Labor Day concert in Downtown at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6. The Belltower Trio and Floyd Domino and Friends will perform on the stage at Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main Street. Bring your lawn chair and your dancing shoes for this fun, family-friendly event!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
3-6 p.m. 
Wednesday, Sept. 1
City of Round Rock Recycling Center
310 Deepwood Dr.

Safely dispose of residential paint and other household chemicals during the monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

The event is free for City of Round Rock water utility customers. Please bring your driver’s license and City water bill as proof of residency. We accept only residential waste in quantities of 25 gallons or less.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 7, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m.