Round Rock Cares now accepting applications for tornado relief funds
Round Rock Cares, a charitable fund managed by the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation, is currently applications for assistance from property owners affected by the March 21 tornado in Round Rock. Preliminary assessments indicated that the tornado caused more than an estimated $32 million in damage to 680 residential structures in Round Rock.

Spring Clean-up bulk item pickup postponed to June
Do away with old furniture or other bulk items without the hassle and expense of hauling it off. It’s easy and it’s free. Simply place acceptable bulk items neatly at the curb, by 7 a.m. on your scheduled Spring Clean-Up Collection Day. Due to ongoing tornado cleanup efforts, the Spring Clean-Up dates that were originally scheduled for April have been postponed until June.

City water sources under drought watch
On March 18, the Brazos River Authority (BRA) implemented a Drought Watch for Lake Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, the City of Round Rock’s primary sources of water. This is due to drier than normal conditions. Although water restrictions are not mandatory, customers should take advantage of the City's water conservation programs to help curtail use.

Clay Madsen Center reopens following tornado
The City of Round Rock's Clay Madsen Recreation Center resumed regular operating hours on April 4. Although the building is open, all repairs have not been completed. The outdoor sport court remains closed, as well as the area of the weight room with cardio and strength machines. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work with various contractors to complete repairs.

County-wide burn ban in effect
A Red Flag Warning was in effect for Williamson County on Wednesday, April 6, due to gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels, which result in critical fire weather conditions. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for the county from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Williamson County is also currently under a burn ban, which prohibits outdoor burning, due to recent dry conditions.

Round Rock ranks among top performing cities
Round Rock has found itself near the top of another list as the Round Rock-Austin metropolitan area landed among the best performing cities in the nation, according to a recent study. Round Rock-Austin is one of only two Texas cities in the largest population category to make the top 10 in the Milken Institute's annual Best Performing Cities list.

Library receives award for excellence in services
The Round Rock Public Library recently received the 2021 Texas Achievement of Library Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Library Director’s Association, an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League. This is the fourth year in a row that the Library has achieved this honor, which is achieved by less than 10 percent of public libraries statewide.

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 23
9 a.m.
Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd.

The City of Round Rock's Earth Day Festival aims to bring the community together while promoting the awareness to care for the Earth’s environment. The Earth Day Festival is a free event geared toward all ages with a wide variety of activities and services. No registration is required.

Taste of Round Rock
Tuesday, April 26
6-8 p.m.
Round Rock Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trail

Taste of Round Rock is a community-wide event featuring area restaurants showcasing their cuisine. Don’t miss this great opportunity to try different menu items and to discover new culinary creations with colleagues and friends. Tickets are $26 each.

Pop Up Art Show
Saturday, April 23
10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main St.

Shop for unique and original artwork by local and area fine artists in our Round Rock PopUp Art Show! We will feature 12+ artists, who create original artworks in a variety of mediums. Some of them will also be doing demonstrations of their art-making before your eyes.

Lunchtime Music on Main
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Main Street in Downtown Round Rock

The City of Round Rock presents Music on Main: Lunchtime series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through April 28! Check out the variety of lunch options on Main Street and pull up a chair in our Downtown parklets to enjoy an afternoon of fun and music.

Green Thumbs Up: Edible Landscaping
Thursday, April 7
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Round Rock Public Library Meeting Room A
216 E. Main St.

The Williamson County Texas Master Gardener Association, a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will feature edible landscaping as the topic of its next free monthly gardening program, Green Thumbs Up. Learn about the many plants, herbs, shrubs and other greenery that you can grow and eat from Master Gardener Wayne Rhoden.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20, 6 p.m.