Business competition finalists announced
The Round Rock Public Library has announced the six finalists in its Biz.ability Business Plan Competition. Targeted to Round Rock-based startup entrepreneurs, the competition features a prize package worth more than $13,500 through partnerships with the Round Rock Chamber and Dell Technologies.

Reuse water system to expand along new road
The City of Round Rock will expand its water reuse system with the installation of a new pipeline along the Kenney Fort Boulevard Road extension project currently under construction. Round Rock's growing water reuse program began in 1998 as an effort to reduce the City’s potable water use.

Round Rock police investigating homicide
Round Rock Police Department is currently investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday evening. “Our officers are committed to keeping this city one of the safest in the country. We will work tirelessly to ensure justice is served in this case," Police Chief Allen Banks said. "This was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.”

UniverCity introduce teens to City government
The City of Round Rock is once again teaming up with Round Rock ISD to host its popular UniverCity citizen education program for juniors and seniors in high school. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 29, and the program will meet from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 16.

Buy emergency supplies tax free this weekend
Batteries, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and more are included in this weekend’s Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. Check out the full list of items you can buy April 23-25 without paying sales tax.

PopUp Art Show
Saturday, April 23
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main

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.

Lunchtime Music on Main
Tuesdays and Thursdays in April
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
East Main Street in Downtown Round Rock

The City of Round Rock brings its popular Music on Main series to your lunch hour. Check out the lunch options on Main Street and pull up a chair in our Downtown parklets to enjoy an afternoon of fun and music.

Donut Dash 5K
Saturday, May 14
7-10 a.m.
Downtown Round Rock, 221 E. Main Street

Accept the ultimate donut challenge at the fourth annual Round Rock Donut Dash 5K. In this unique event, you’ll refuel with a mid-point pit stop for a donut—or a dozen!—from your favorite local donut shop. Early registration ends May 13 at noon.

Play for All 500
Saturday, April 30
8-11 a.m.
Play for All Park, 151 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd.

Start your engines for the third annual Play for All 500 taking place at the track at the Play for All Park. There are several divisions to choose from, including divisions for manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs. Cost is $5 and registration is required.

CHUCK Workout of the Day
Saturday, April 30
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Public Safety Training Center, 2801 N. Mays Street (north of the Police Department)

Round Rock Police Department will honor Officer Charles Whites Jr., who was killed in a traffic-related incident while on duty in 2018, with a Workout of the Day (WOD) in his memory. Registration is required.

One Community Three Books: Mingle and Music
Wednesday, April 27
5:30-8 p.m.
Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main Street

The Round Rock Public Library's One Community, Three Books series will conclude with with a free family-friendly event featuring the sounds of Roland & The Roots Riddim, as well as face-painting, a photo booth, a performance by Round Rock Ballet Folklorico, and more.

Baca Center Evening Under the Stars
Thursday, May 12
7-10 p.m.
Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.

The Baca Center presents Evening Under the Stars, featuring music and dancing with DJ Robert Rodriguez, hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Tickets are $10 for ages 50 years and older. Register by May 9 to be entered to win a door prize. 

Muddy Miler Family Adventure
Saturday, May 7
8-10 a.m.
Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd.

The Muddy Miler is a themed adventure run offering the entire family more obstacles, more mud and more fun than your average run event. The event is free for the entire family, but each participant must pre-register.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 30
10 a.m. to 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, April 26, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 28, 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 28, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m.