National Weather Service offers SKYWARN and FloodAware trainings in Round Rock
The  National Weather Service is offering free SKYWARN® and FloodAware severe weather trainings in Round Rock.

Williamson County SKYWARN Basic Training:
6 to 8 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 24
Public Safety Training Center
2801 N. Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78665

Round Rock FloodAware, Flood/Flash Flood Training:
6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 
Public Safety Training Center
2801 N. Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78665

Those who complete SKYWARN® training will be official weather spotters for the National Weather Service.

Training is free and open to the public.

City Council approves $7.8 million for street maintenance projects
Round Rock City Council  approved two contracts at its  Feb. 13 meeting  that will improve the state of specific neighborhood and arterial roads throughout the City.

The contracts with Alpha Paving and Texas Materials total $7.8 million and will provide for repairs to curbs, curb ramps, gutters, sidewalks, driveways and pavement as well as pavement milling and overlay.

Specific streets within  Jester Farms Meadow Lake Ryan’s Crossing  and  Chandler Creek  will be improved in addition to portions of  Old Settlers Boulevard, Sunrise Road, University Boulevard and Red Bud Lane . The work is anticipated to begin in early spring and conclude by late summer.

City carves out successful local sculpture program
With sculpture sales soaring to more than $860,000 since the City hosted the 27th Annual  SculptFest  in April 2019, exhibits in Round Rock are proving to be beneficial for both the local community and the artists sharing their work.

With the support of Round Rock’s Art Sculpture Program, artist Cindy Debold was able to recently place her sculpture entitled, “Me, Myself and I” at  Baylor Scott and White Medical Center,  allowing it to be viewed by thousands daily. 

The City hopes to carry the success of the sculpture program into 2020, an effort anchored by hosting an expanded Sculptfest April 24-26 at Centennial Plaza.

Parks and Rec opens THE YARD at Clay Madsen Rec Center 
The City of Round Rock  Parks and Recreation Department  will host a Grand Opening Celebration for the City’s new covered outdoor fitness center on Feb. 22. The event will feature hands on fitness demonstrations, swag items and more. The entire community is invited.

THE YARD is a major addition to the  Clay Madsen Recreation Center  and features state of the art fitness equipment and amenities. The new facility will offer residents even more options to stay fit at an affordable price for all families.

City to host comprehensive plan open houses
The City of Round Rock is currently finalizing its new Comprehensive Plan, Round Rock 2030. Public input has been gathered over the past two years through surveys, in-person meetings and online polls to develop this long-range document, which will serve as the policy guide and framework for land use decisions over the next decade. Drafts of the document are available starting Feb. 21 at roundrocktexas.gov/roundrock2030 , or at the Round Rock Public Library 216 E. Main St. Final adoption of the plan is expected to take place this spring.

The public will be able to review the plan’s content, interact with staff and give feedback at the following open houses:

Saturday, March 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Allen R. Baca Center Dining Room
301 W. Bagdad Ave. Bldg. 2

Tuesday, March 10
6 – 8 p.m. 
Rabb House
151 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd. 

Music on Main - Spring Break Bash
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family to this free event. There will be face painting, balloon artists, free parking, and more!
6 - 8 p.m.
March 16 – March 25
221 E. Main St.
Prete Plaza

Spring Break Bash Lineup:
Monday, March 16: Sunset Valley Sentimental Family Band
Tuesday, March 17: Border Town
Wednesday, March 18: School of Rock – Round Rock
Thursday, March 19: Russell Boyd Band
Friday, March 20: The Presley Project
Wednesday, March 25: The Selfless Lovers

Kids ID at Round Rock Police Department
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 7
2701 N. Mays St.
Open to the public

The RRPD Kids ID program provides children’s identification kits at no charge to the community. One of the most important tools for officers to use when searching for a missing child is readily-available and up-to-date identifying information, such as a high-quality photo and fingerprints. RRPD uses Child ID Kits to provide parents with photos, fingerprint cards and other information in a packet that they can give to first responders if their child is ever missing or involved in an emergency.

Well, Well, Well: Timely Topics for Your Health and Wellness
The  Round Rock Public Library , in partnership with  St. David’s HealthCare,  is offering free weekly classes, providing health information to attendees in a fun, interactive way.
Feb. 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Feb. 26, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

March 4, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Surgical Spotlight —Heart and Brain Health
March 11, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Coffee with a Cop
8 to 10 a.m.
Monday, March 10
Starbucks, 110 N. IH-35
Open to the public and media

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in their neighborhoods.

Green Thumbs Up
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main St.

Crape Myrtles and Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (CMBS)
Topics include:
  • Selecting crape myrtles
  • Planting, care and pruning crape myrtles
  • Background, symptoms and treatment of CMBS

Cody Fisher Magic Show
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 19
Round Rock Public Library, Room C
216 E. Main St.

Perennial crowd-pleaser and magician  Cody Fisher  brings his newest show to Round Rock Public Library for a special Spring Break performance. This free, 45-minute show features comedy, magic and some variety-show-style fun for the entire family. 

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Feb. 27
6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4
6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 12
6 to 9 p.m.