Survey shows overall positive perception of City
Every two years, the City of Round Rock conducts a survey of its citizens to see how well the city government is meeting their needs and to determine the issues of concern to them. Based on the survey sample, 82% of residents are satisfied with the overall quality of life in Round Rock and 89% of residents are satisfied with the overall quality of City services.

Round Rock seeks input for Transportation Plan
Whether you walk, pedal or drive in Round Rock, the City is seeking your input for its Transportation Master Plan update. The public is invited to attend an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Baca Center, 301 West Bagdad Avenue to give feedback directly to the project team, and an online survey is available with an interactive map.

Employee Spotlight: Jessica Woods
Although the City of Round Rock is set for success with a strong plan for our future water supply, one of the simplest ways to ensure the City is prepared for future growth is to conserve the resources we already have. For over 13 years, that’s been the main goal of Jessica Woods, the City’s Water Conservation Program Coordinator.

Council approves trash rate increase on first vote
The Round Rock City Council approved on first reading Thursday, Oct. 13, a $1.08 increase in the monthly fee charged to residential customers for trash and recycling services. If approved on second reading at the next City Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, the new rates will go into effect on bills mailed out beginning Nov. 10.

Round Rock wins award for resource program
The City of Round Rock received top honors in its population category for City Spirit during the 2022 Texas Municipal League Annual Conference earlier this month. The award recognized the City for its Code Enforcement Resource Program, which lends residents equipment to tackle tall grass and low-hanging tree limbs.

New video series features local destinations
New to Round Rock or just looking for a new local gem? Shop the Rock and Go Round Rock have teamed up to create a series focused on revealing the best spots to "Explore Like a Local," highlighting distinctive destinations to shop, dine and play around town. The first episode features family-owned bakery and art gallery Papi's Pies.

There are plenty of chances to rock your Halloween spirit at City of Round Rock's family-friendly, spook-tacular events this month!

Saturday, Oct. 22
3-10 p.m.
Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.

Bring out your friends to enjoy beautiful lights, savory food, music, cultural dance, Rangoli sand art and a fashion show. Local vendors will display colorful arts and crafts, Indian clothing and jewelry, and artists will offer Henna temporary tattoos.

Poetry in Motion
Saturday, Oct. 22
1:30-3 p.m.
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St.

Calling all poets, musicians and storytellers ages 15 and up! Come share your family-friendly work at this community event. This will be an open mic-style round robin event, so you may have the opportunity to present more than once.

Fill the Cop Car food drive
Saturday, Oct. 29
Noon-6 p.m.
Participating H-E-B stores

The Round Rock Police Department will once again team up with the U.S. Army to sponsor this annual food drive benefiting the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected from at multiple H-E-B stores throughout the city.

Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, Nov. 5
Noon-8 p.m.
Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.

Join us in a colorful and lively celebration of culture and history at Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This traditional Mesoamerican holiday honors both death and the cycle of life. In addition to a procession at 5 p.m., there will be activities for kids and art, craft and food vendors throughout the event.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, Oct. 29
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Round Rock Police Department, 2701 N. Mays Street

To dispose of your prescription medications, simply drive through the parking lot of the Round Rock Police Department. Take-back programs are a safe method for disposing of prescription drugs to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m.