Round Rock ranked among top Boomtowns
Business is booming as opportunity continues to soar in Round Rock, landing the city at No. 25 on SmartAsset’s 2021 edition of the Top Boomtowns in America. The company considered the following seven metrics: population change, unemployment rate, change in unemployment rate, GDP growth, business growth, housing growth and change in household income. 

Poster contest deadline extended to Nov. 12
Calling all creative minds! Grab your pencils, crayons, markers and paints and create a stunning poster for the City of Round Rock’s 2021 Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest. The theme this year is "Imagine a Day WITH Water" to encourage participants to show how they use water every day or how they like to have fun with water. First place in each age category will win $25, with a $50 grand prize for best overall.

Operation Blue Santa now accepting applications
Operation Blue Santa is a non-profit program organized by volunteers and employees of the Round Rock Police and Fire Department. Since 1978, Round Rock Operation Blue Santa has provided toys and food to hundreds of families in need. Applications for assistance are accepted beginning Nov. 8. Donations are accepted year-round.

City earns top statewide awards for planning
The American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter named Round Rock 2030, the City’s comprehensive plan, the top comprehensive plan in the state at the 2021 Texas Annual Planning Conference this week. The City also received the Community of the Year award, due in part, to the strong planning principles embodied in Round Rock 2030. 

Service planned to honor veterans
Thursday, Nov. 11
11 a.m.
Veterans Park
600 Pecan Ave.

The Round Rock Veterans Monument Committee will host a service to honor and remember all who are serving or have served our country. The entire community is invited to attend. The Round Rock Veterans Monument, located at Veterans Park, features six columns that honor the different service branches, and a memorial wall honors veterans who have been killed in action, held as a prisoner of war, or declared missing in action.

Shred your documents to help local animal shelter
Saturday, Nov. 20
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bob Bennett Building
3400 Sunrise Rd.

A donation for shelter animals allows you to securely destroy your documents and hard drives at the Shred for a Paws Cause event. All donations benefit the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter! CDs, legal and financial documents, hard drives and more will be securely destroyed in exchange for cat and dog toys, monetary donations and other needed items listed at the link below.

Partake in global celebration at Beaujolais Nights
Thursday, Nov. 18
5-9 p.m.
Prete Plaza
221 E. Main St.

This popular global celebration in the name of wine is returning to Main Street and Prete Plaza in Downtown Round Rock. Partaking in tradition nearly 70 years old, Round Rock will crack open the first bottles from this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau harvest at the same time as the rest of the world — on the Third Thursday of November. We'll be uncorking this unfussy French wine under the twinkling stars at a live jazz soirée with food, music, wine and fun, all for gratuit (that’s French for free!). This event is for adults ages 21 and up only.

Run with Round Rock PD
Monday, Nov. 8
5:45-7 p.m.
Fleet Feet
3750 Gattis School Rd, Suite 500

The leisurely-paced, socially-distanced 5K starts at the Fleet Feet running store next to the H-E-B at Gattis School Road and Red Bud Lane. The route goes through the nearby Forest Creek neighborhoods. It’s free to participate and you can just show up – no registration necessary. Kids and dogs welcome!

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Thursday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m.