Save water and money with rain barrel sale
The City’s Water Conservation Program is selling rain barrels at a discounted price to encourage residents to conserve water resources and protect water quality. Fifty-gallon, black barrels are currently available for $72.50 (retail price is $129). Barrels may be pre-ordered online through Sept. 19 for pickup Oct. 2 at the City’s Utilities and Transportation Building, 3400 Sunrise Road.

Jump start your green space with a garden box
Take the guesswork out of finding the right plant for the right spot with a custom-designed, water-saving Go n Grow Garden. The City of Round Rock's Water Conservation program is currently selling the boxes for $75 each through Oct. 1, or until supplies last. Select from three professionally designed plant-by-number garden layouts.

RRPD Lieutenant receives national recognition
The International Association of Chiefs of Police has selected Round Rock Police Lieutenant Tom Sloan as one of its annual 40 Under 40 Award recipients. The award recognizes law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession.

City communicators win seven statewide awards
The City of Round Rock won seven statewide awards last week at the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers conference for excellence in local government communication. Communications and Marketing Director Will Hampton also received the Communicator of Distinction Award for his efforts in leading City's communications over the last 23 years.

City granted injunction in sales tax rule change suit
The City of Round Rock and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts reached an agreement Tuesday, Aug. 31, that prohibits the state from implementing a subsection of a new sales tax sourcing rule, pending a final hearing. The agreement was reached following a hearing in the 250th Civil District Court of Travis County on Monday, Aug. 30. A trial date for the lawsuit is anticipated to take place the week of June 13, 2022. 

Tell us your thoughts on public transportation
The City of Round Rock is currently in the process of putting together a Transit Development Plan to make recommendations for updates and additional services to improve the City’s transit system. This plan will serve as a guide for developing the future of public transportation in the City over the next 10 years. If you weren't able to make our public workshops this week, you can still take our five-minute survey to tell us your thoughts.

Grow your small business with Biz.ability classes
The Round Rock Public Library and Austin SCORE will offer a series of free workshops for entrepreneurs and small business owners on Fridays from Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. These free, timely workshops, presented by recognized experts and practitioners, will cover a variety of issues facing small business owners and entrepreneurs including finances, marketing and strategic planning.

Music on Main gears up for fall series
The City of Round Rock’s Arts and Culture Division is restarting its popular Music on Main event this fall, taking place 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday from Sept. 15 through Nov. 10. Visit the variety of downtown dining
options on Main Street, or pack a picnic
basket to enjoy the evening of fun and

Grandparents Day Celebration
2-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 12
Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.

It’s going to be a grand afternoon as the Baca Center hosts a free Grandparents Day Celebration. Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren for an afternoon full of crafts, entertainment, refreshments and more. For more information, call the Baca Center at 512-218-5499.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m.