Williamson County Animal Shelter at capacity
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is experiencing an unprecedented influx of medium-to-large adult dogs and has sent out pleas to the community and other animal welfare organizations requesting assistance with the 170 plus dogs currently on site. To help make space, the shelter is offering free adoptions for all medium-to-large adult dogs. 

City Council green lights design of new fire station
Round Rock City Council approved contracts to move forward with the design of a new Fire Station 1 to better distribute response times across the City and serve the growing eastern portion of the city. The station will be located at 1730 E. Old Settlers Blvd. and move fire personnel from the Central Fire Station located at 203 Commerce Blvd., which will continue to house administration functions for the Round Rock Fire Department.

Round Rock disaster loan outreach center now open
Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to businesses and residents affected by the March 21 tornado in Round Rock after the U.S. Small Business Administration announced a disaster declaration for Williamson County. A Disaster Loan Outreach Center is open at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center, 1600 Gattis School Road from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Home Depot donates tools for disaster recovery
Home Depot is located in the shopping center where an EF-2 tornado first touched down in Round Rock on March 21. Now, the store has donated more than $3,000 in equipment to help the City with future disaster recovery efforts. The City's Neighborhood Services Division now has a disaster tool bank that includes a gas-powered generator and chain saws, metal wheelbarrows and work gloves.

Flores, Montgomery re-elected to City Council
Place 2 Councilmember Rene Flores and Place 6 Councilmember Hilda Montgomery were re-elected to City Council in the May 7 election.

Spring Clean Up
Saturdays in June, depending on your normal trash pickup date
Place items curbside by 7 a.m.

Spring Clean-Up is back after being postponed from its normal April timeframe. Check out the schedule at the link below to find out which Saturday in June you can place your bulk items out at the curb for free pickup, as well as a list of items that will be accepted.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30
10 a.m.
Yonders Point at Old Settlers Park, 3101 Aten Loop

The Round Rock Veteran’s Coalition and City of Round Rock invite the community to a Memorial Day Ceremony taking place May 30 at the new Yonders Point Plaza located on the north side of Old Settlers Park.

PopUp Art Show
Saturday, May 21
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main St.

Shop for unique and original artwork by local fine 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.

Music on Main
Every Wednesday in May and June
7-9 p.m.
Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main

The City's free Music on Main series is back! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and the family to Prete Plaza in Downtown Round Rock from 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday. There will be face painting, balloon artists and more!

Shred for a Paws Cause
Saturday, May 21
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bob Bennett Building, 3400 Sunrise Road

A donation for shelter animals allows you to securely destroy your documents and hard drives. All donations benefit the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter! CDs, legal and financial documents, hard drives and more will be securely destroyed in exchange for cat and dog toys, monetary donations and other needed items listed at the link below.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

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

Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1, 6 p.m.