City general and special elections set for Nov. 3
The City of Round Rock will hold general and special elections on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The early voting period will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, through Friday, Oct. 30. The last day to apply for ballot-by-mail for your county is Oct. 16 in person, or Oct. 23 by mail (applications must be received by this date, not merely postmarked). This year's ballot includes three Council positions and seven amendments to the City's Charter.

Sidewalk Chalk Show winners announced
The City of Round Rock encouraged residents to bring art to their neighborhoods through the Round Rock Sidewalk Chalk Show last week using the “The Round Rock Spirit” theme. The winners were announced Tuesday in the categories of: Best Overall, Best Neighborhood Spirit, Children (up to age 12), Young Adults (ages 13-20), Adults (ages 21-65) and Seniors (over age 65). Check out images of the best chalk masterpieces across the community at the link below!

Seoyoul Kim, last year's winner of the Imagine a Day Without Water poster contest for ages 5-7, poses with Mayor Craig Morgan at a City Council meeting.
Imagine a Day Without Water poster contest
Residents of all ages are invited to participate in the City of Round Rock’s Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest! This fun and creative activity can help raise awareness on the importance of water in our everyday lives.

The contest is simple: create a poster during the month of October conveying what you imagine a day without water to look like. One winner will be chosen in each of four age categories (5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-15 years, and 16+ years).

Fill the Cop Car Food Drive
Saturday, Oct. 17
12 to 6 p.m.
Participating Round Rock H-E-B locations

The Round Rock Police Department will once again team up with the U.S. Army to collect food for the the Round Rock Area Serving Center.

The Round Rock Serving Center serves low-income people and families in crisis situations through a food distribution program.

Drive-Through Trunk or Treat Festival
Saturday, Oct. 24
5 to 8 p.m.
Round Rock Public Safety Training Center
2801 N. Mays St.

Join us for a kid-safe, socially-distant Halloween festival. Grab your costume (and your mask!) and stay in your car to receive candy and view the decorated trunks.

The annual event is organized by Round Rock Operation Blue Santa. Toy and monetary donations are welcome.

BARKtacular HOWLoween Dog Festival
Saturday, Oct. 17
8 to 10 a.m.
Round Rock Dog Depot
800 Deerfoot Drive

Get ready to PAWDY! Bring your pup(s) and the family out to the City of Round Rock's BARKtacular HOWLoween Dog Festival. This event welcomes friendly, leashed dogs for trick or treating, costume contest, a lookalike contest, vendors and more! Entry fee of $5 includes swag items for all pup-ticipants and additional prizes for contest winners. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Play for Fall Fundraiser for Play for All Park
Friday, Oct. 23
6-9 p.m. (two sessions available)
Play for All Park
151 North A.W. Grimes Blvd.

The Play for All Park will be spectacularly decorated with special Halloween and fall attractions for all ages. Trick or treat to fill your bucket with goodies and enjoy decorations and socially-distant activities. The entire park will be decked out with surprise attractions at every turn! A limited number of tickets are available for $10 each, and all proceeds benefit the Play for All Foundation. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Drive-Through National Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, Oct. 24
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Round Rock Police Department
2701 N. Mays St.

The Round Rock Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are teaming up to offer a drive-thru version of Drug Take Back Day. Simply drive through the Round Rock PD parking lot to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free, socially-distant, and anonymous, no questions asked.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.