Important Notice for City of Round Rock Utility Customers

The City of Round Rock will implement a new utility billing payment system starting Monday, Aug. 29, that will accept new payment methods, such as American Express, Discover, PayPal, eCheck, Walmart Pay and more to come. If you are an auto-pay customer, you MUST re-register your account online at roundrocktexas.gov/paymybill starting Aug. 29 in order for your information to stay on file for automatic payments after that date. This does NOT impact customers paying by phone, in person, by ACH draft, through bank bill pay, one-time online payments or via mail.
New unit responds to behavioral health calls
Meet the CRU crew! The City’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) assists families and individuals in Round Rock who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The CRU works alongside law enforcement and other partner agencies to respond to calls, arrange care and improve the quality of life for the community.

City Council to vote on FY23 property tax rate
On July 28, the City Council held a work session to kick off the Fiscal Year 2023 budget and tax adoption process. The proposed budget totals $555.5 million for the upcoming fiscal year, which will take place Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023. On Aug. 11, City Council will consider a maximum proposed property tax rate of 34.2 cents per $100 of valuation for Fiscal Year 2023.

Ramsey Saad
Saad tapped to lead City's IT Department
The City of Round Rock has selected Ramsey Saad to be the organization’s Chief Information Officer, replacing Heath Douglas, who recently retired from the position after 22 years of service.

Round Rock Public Library exterior
Library receives Wildflower Grant
The Round Rock Public Library recently received a grant to help our community support native pollinators. As part of the grant, the library received more than 2,000 seed packets that will be available to the public. Of the 327 libraries that applied, Round Rock was one of 50 grant recipients, and the only one in Texas.

Upcoming Prete Plaza closure
Prete Main Street Plaza will be closed Aug. 22-Oct. 4 while a stage covering is built and routine maintenance is completed. All plaza amenities, including the splash pad, will not be accessible during the closure.

Downtown welcomes new public art

Downtown Round Rock is home to a multitude of public art. In addition to a new exhibit in the Downtowner Gallery, three new pieces of public art have recently been installed: "Bubble Wind Spinner," "Uncommon Egret" and "Johnny Degollado." Stop by and enjoy them in person!

Pop Up Play Day
Saturday, August 13
5-7 p.m.
Lake Creek Park, 800 Deerfoot Dr

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.

Genius Hour
Wednesday, August 17
6-7 p.m.
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Meeting Room A

Parents and caregivers are welcome to a special back-to-school Genius Hour with Kendra Sheriff, owner and operator of Angelic Krowns, as she teaches how to make better hair braids and provide up-keep for your little ones.

Family Fun Nights
Friday, August 19
7:30-9:30 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 "Under the Big Top," with a sing-a-long with "The Greatest Showman," themed snacks and more.

Family Campout
Friday, September 16-Saturday, September 17
4 p.m. on Friday-8:30 a.m. on Saturday
Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd

Come spend the night in Old Settlers Park! You’ll pop your tent around the Lakeview Pavilion, eat dinner, have fun, play games, sit around the campfire eating s’mores, watch a movie in the park and fall sleep under the stars before enjoying the sunrise and breakfast. Registration is required.

Labor Day Concert
Monday, September 5
6-9 p.m.
Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this fun and free concert on the lawn provided by the AFM of Austin. Face painting, balloons and food trucks will be available. This event is free and will feature the Blues Crawlers and Classic Hiphop Live.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 25, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m.