ERCOT issues second Conservation Appeal
The power grid operator for the state of Texas, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), has issued its second Conservation Appeal in a week, asking Texas residents and businesses to voluntarily conserve electricity until 9 p.m. tonight. The agency suggests turning up your thermostat a degree or two, if comfortable, and postponing running major appliances or pool pumps during afternoon peak hours.

Residents invited to take survey on arts and culture
Residents are invited to help create the future of arts and culture in Round Rock through the Round Rock Creates master plan and study.  An online survey is available for residents to share their thoughts and desires for arts and culture in Round Rock at publicinput.com/rrcreates. The survey will be open through Aug. 19. 

Logan Street connection wins Project of the Year
The City of Round Rock’s Logan Street Connection project was recently recognized as the Project of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Work Association (APWA). The project, which was completed in August 2021, provided local residents with greater neighborhood connectivity and improved access for emergency vehicles by extending Logan Street to A.W. Grimes Boulevard. 

Round Rock lifeguards to compete for state title
Round Rock lifeguards were awarded first place honors at the Central Texas Aquatics Association Competition, which took place Monday, July 11 at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels. This qualifies the team to go on to the State of Texas Lifeguard Competition where they will compete for the state title in Brenham, Texas on Aug. 1.

Summer Splash Mob
Celebrate the conclusion of the Round Rock Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with water guns, blasters and balloons during a splash mob at Prete Main Street Plaza, with a morning session at 11 a.m. and evening session at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 1.

Pop Up Play Day
Saturday, July 16
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Chisholm Valley Park, 1201 Trey Street

Join City of Round Rock's Parks and Recreation Department for free family activities, music and dance, food and refreshments. The Pop Up Play Days series aims to help families learn about and enjoy their neighborhood parks. 

Family Fun Nights
Friday, July 22
7-9 p.m.
Yonders Point at Old Settlers Park, 3103 Aten Loop

Enjoy free, themed activities on select Friday nights at Yonders Point, located just southwest of the baseball fields in Old Settlers Park. Our next event will be a Texas Luau, with free Hawaiian food, a ceremonial roasted pig, Hawaiian dance lessons and fire dancers.

True Crime Mini Con
Saturday, July 23
1-5 p.m.
Virtual event

Join us virtually for a truly unique afternoon of detection, discovery and devious deeds featuring true crime authors, podcasters and other experts as we explore the wide world of true crime. We’ll also present a fun true crime trivia game with prizes. There’s something for every true crime lover to appreciate.

Teen Zen Zone
Tuesday, July 26
6-8 p.m.
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street
Meeting Room C

Teenagers are invited to chill out at the end of Summer Reading with fun and relaxing activities. Preregister and drop by Meeting Room C any time between 6 and 8 p.m. to meet a therapy dog, enjoy activities with Soul Strong Yoga, create your own zen vision board and more.

Friends of the Library Moving Sale
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6
1 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street
Meeting Room C

In preparation for the library’s move to its new building at 200 East Liberty Ave., the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library is hosting a huge sale on books, audiobooks and more! You can also find great deals year-round at the Friends’ used book store, The Book Nook, which is open during the library’s regular hours of operation.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, July 14, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m.