Utility Billing site down; bills can be paid by phone
The City of Round Rock’s Utility Billing site, RRTXWater.com, has been experiencing technical difficulties. While the site is down, payments can be made by calling our toll-free number at 1-855-894-2392, by mail or visiting City Hall, 221 E. Main. Accounts with bills due on Aug. 10 will not receive penalties or be disconnected as a result of late payment this month. The City is working closely with its software provider to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Route 980 to resume service to Austin
MetroExpress Route 980 will resume service from Round Rock into downtown Austin starting Monday, Aug. 16. The route will travel from the Round Rock Transit Center, 300 W. Bagdad Ave., to the New Life Park & Ride and then continue into downtown Austin, traveling on the MoPac managed lanes and returning the same way. Service will operate weekdays to and from Round Rock, with one morning trip departing at 7 a.m. and one evening trip arriving back in Round Rock at 6:18 p.m.

Round Rock continues Building toward the Future with proposed FY2022 budget, tax rate
Next year's proposed $525.3 million budget is heavy on infrastructure spending – including a record amount for road construction – and adds a new mental health team to deal with increasing challenges faced by public safety officers. Check out our ongoing series of blog posts about key aspects of the FY 2022 budget:

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.
Chalk Walk Arts Festival set for Oct. 1-2
Round Rock’s annual Chalk Walk Arts Festival is back in 2021 and will be held at Dell Diamond Oct. 1 and 2. The festival is set to take place from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Admission is free. Artists and vendors are encouraged to apply now to participate in this year’s festival and create some magic.

Round Rock Classic returns to Dell Diamond
The Round Rock Express, in partnership with Peak Events, LLC and the City of Round Rock, are excited to announce that the Round Rock Classic will return to Dell Diamond from Feb. 25-27, 2022. The third annual event will feature the Arkansas Razorbacks, Indiana Hoosiers, Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and Stanford Cardinal.

See trail in a different light at Night Rider event
The City of Round Rock's 8th Annual Night Rider Family Bike Ride will start at dark on Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Rabb House adjacent to the Play for All Park. Night Rider is a glow bike ride utilizing the Brushy Creek Regional Trail System. Cyclists can ride up to 6 miles at their own pace, enjoying the light displays and glowing fun along the way. Cost is $10 per rider.

Yonders Point to host outdoor Date Night event
Yonders Point in Old Settlers Park will host a date night event including couples yoga and an outdoor screening of Dirty Dancing, starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Yonders Point, located just southwest of the baseball fields in Old Settlers Park, includes landscaping and trees, pergolas with swings, terraced seating and lounges. The events are free and open to the public.

Check Out Health Lectures program
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 14
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main St.

Listen and learn about health and medicine from renowned doctors from the local area in an entertaining and informative way at the Round Rock Public Library. The free, family-friendly event will include two lectures:
  • 10-11 am. — Heart Health with Dr. Beckerman from Dell Medical School: Learn about congenital heart defects in both kids and adults and the effect of COVID-19 on heart health.
  • 11 a.m. to noon — Being Mindful of Mental Health with Dr. Morgan-Scott from Cedar Crest Hospital: Learn why it's important to pay attention to mental health and how to best use existing resources.
Dell Medical School and Cedar Crest Hospital will provide informational booths from noon to 2 p.m.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m.