New Fire Station 3 location opens for service
The City of Round Rock opened its most recently completed fire station on Thursday, Dec. 10. The new Station 3, located at 221 Sundance Parkway in the La Frontera Shopping Center, replaces the previous Station 3 that was built in 1991 on Rawhide Drive. Station 3 will serve the southwestern Round Rock area, including La Frontera, the Chisholm Valley neighborhood and Dell campus.

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing sites now available
The Williamson County and Cities Health District is sponsoring free COVID-19 testing sites in Round Rock and Georgetown. Registration is required before visiting the testing booth. Participants will be given a test kit, asked to self-administer the oral fluid swab kit on-site, then return the kit to the testing booth staff. Test results are typically returned within 48 hours.

North Mays Street Extension now open
Drivers between Georgetown and Round Rock can now take a new road home. The extension of North Mays from Paloma Drive to Oakmont Drive officially opened at 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 16. Officials from Williamson County and the City of Round Rock held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project that has been under construction for two years.

Mayor: Plans for Downtown move forward
If you haven’t had a chance to visit Downtown Round Rock recently, you will be amazed at how much more work has been accomplished in just a short year. The holidays are a great time to come and experience this unique area of our community. Learn more about ongoing and upcoming projects in Downtown Round Rock in Mayor Craig Morgan's monthly column.

Downtown Round Rock offers activities for the holiday
The holiday season may feel a little different, but Downtown Round Rock is dressed up for festive, safe family outings throughout the month of December. While the walk-through displays had to take the year off to allow for social distancing, all of the Downtown trees are still aglow and giant stars adorn Brown Street.

After enjoying the Downtown lights, enjoy these Hometown Holiday at-home activities:

  • Dear Santa letter templates, complete with envelopes and stamps!
  • Downtown Round Rock holiday coloring sheet
  • Ornament coloring sheets
  • Hometown Holiday bingo cards. Use peppermints or jingle bells as your bingo chips!

City earns award for financial reporting
The City of Round Rock has received the Government Finance Officers Association's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the City’s most recent comprehensive annual financial report. This recognition is the highest form of its kind in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, representing “a significant accomplishment by a government and its management."

New library service offers free virtual magazines
Round Rock Public Library's online magazine subscription service will be moving from RBdigital to Flipster starting in early January. The new services provides more than 30 popular magazines including Bon Appetit, Forbes, Prevention, Rolling Stone, Time and more. Magazines can be viewed using your Round Rock Public Library card number from a browser or downloading the Flipster app.

Christmas Tree Recycling Events
Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 2
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Round Rock Brush Recycling Center
310 Deepwood Drive

The City of Round Rock encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center located at 310 Deepwood Drive. The City will give away small tree seedlings (100 per day/one per vehicle) who bring their Christmas trees for recycling during these special events. Additionally, residents may bring their Christmas trees for recycling to the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center during any regular operating day. Be sure to remove all decorations, nails, wires, ornaments, tree stands, lights and tinsel before bringing in your tree.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Dec. 17, 5 p.m.
Note: This meeting is occurring earlier than its normally scheduled time.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.
City Council Meeting