Local Legend Award nominations due May 31
The Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2019 Local Legend Awards. The Award recognizes individuals, families, businesses, groups, historic places, publications and organizations that have had a positive and lasting impact on the culture, development, and history of Round Rock.

For more information and to nominate a legend, visit roundrocktexas.gov/locallegends.
Residents invited to give input online for Round Rock 2030
The City of Round Rock is currently working on its new Comprehensive Plan, Round Rock 2030, which will serve as the policy guide and framework that will help City officials decide “what goes where” for development over the next 10 years. The long-range plan will highlight how the City has changed over the past decade and create a vision for what Round Rock might look like in the year 2030. 

Participate now at polco.us/roundrock!
(Participants must log in with a valid email.)
Former Mayor Alan McGraw sworn in as Municipal Court Judge
Former Mayor Alan McGraw was sworn in as the City of Round Rock’s new Municipal Court Judge on Friday, May 10.

Round Rock City Council unanimously named McGraw as the new Judge at its May 9 meeting. The appointment comes following the passing of former Municipal Court Judge, Dan McNery, who dedicated 37 years of service as the Court’s presiding judge.

McGraw, who served as Round Rock’s mayor for three terms starting in 2008, has been a practicing attorney since 1992.

Lucas Wilson was also named to the position of Associate Judge at Thursday’s meeting and will be sworn in at a later date.

Municipal Court Judge positions are appointed by a vote of the City Council, as set forth in the City of Round Rock’s charter.
Round Rock ranks among top cities for living the American Dream
The latest ranking of the best cities in the nation to live the American Dream has red, white, and Round Rock written all over it.

Round Rock ranked No. 6 on the list compiled by SmartAsset – one of three Texas cities to find their way into the top 10. The financial technology company based its 2019 findings on homeownership rate, diversity rate, upward mobility rate, median home value and unemployment rate.

“Round Rock, Texas, located near Austin, is the final Lone Star State town on this list,” the company wrote. “The unemployment rate is 3.40%, and it has a homeownership rate of 67.79%.”

For more information on the findings, visit smartasset.com.
Pools opening Memorial Day Weekend
Looking to cool off this Memorial Day weekend? City of Round Rock's Rock'N River Water Park and Micki Krebsbach Pool will open to the public starting Friday, May 24! For more information about pools, rental rates, and season passes, visit roundrocktexas.gov/pools.
Top five reasons to collect rainwater this spring
The City’s water conservation program is selling rain barrels at a discounted price to encourage residents to conserve water resources as well as to protect water quality. Here are a few reasons you should consider collecting rainwater:

  1. It reduces your water bill. Rainwater is free!
  2. It improves plant growth. Rainwater is always better for plants than treated tap water, due to its nitrogen content.
  3. It prevents flooding and erosion. Capturing the water allows you to release it slowly over the days following a rain storm.
  4. It reduces demand on water sources. Although the City of Round Rock has plans in place to increase its water supply to meet the needs of our growing community, conservation is key to being good stewards of our resources.
  5. City of Round Rock water customers receive a sweet deal when they choose to save. Through May 27, the City’s water conservation program is selling rain barrels at a discounted price, which can be combined with the City’s rainwater rebate for maximum savings!

Makeup dates added to Music on Main lineup
Due to rained out dates in April, the City of Round Rock is continuing its popular Music on Main series through June! Join us for live music from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through June on the Prete Main Street Plaza stage. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family. Check out the variety of dining options on Main Street, grab a bite from food vendors on site or pack a picnic basket to enjoy the evening of fun and music! View the full schedule at roundrocktexas.gov/musiconmain.
Irrigation: Key to Successful Gardening
Thursday, June 6
6:30 p.m.
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main St.
Williamson County AgriLife Extension Office and Master Gardeners will explain how to best use irrigation for gardening as part of their "Green Thumbs Up" series. Topics will include design, installation, maintenance and repair. Learn more:  roundrocktexas.gov/conservation
Coffee with a Cop
Saturday, May 25
8-10 a.m.
Lamppost Coffee
1205 Round Rock Ave.
Join your neighbors and police officers for casual coffee and conversation. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and citizens they serve. Questions? Contact coffee@roundrocktexas.gov.