City facilities to open in coming weeks
The City of Round Rock will begin to open facilities in the coming days and weeks following recent announcements by Governor Greg Abbott about a phased-in approach to reopening the Texas economy.

In conjunction with Phase II of the Governor’s plan, which is expected to be implemented starting May 18, Round Rock City Hall and the Round Rock Public Library will reopen to the public with appropriate, recommend social distancing guidelines in effect.

Open Texas report: What you need to know
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, April 27, released his report to Open Texas, a guide to gradually bring state businesses back to life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase began on Friday, May 1, with the second phase expected to begin Friday, May 18.

We've written a blog breaking down helpful information about health protocols, testing, contact tracing and guidance for businesses that can be found in the Governor's report.

Council approves more transportation funding
The Round Rock City Council approved the second round of funding for the City’s five-year transportation improvement program when it approved $30 million in certificates of obligation (COs) at its regular meeting Thursday, April 23.

The program, which the City is calling Driving Progress, has a target of investing a minimum of $240 million over five years to improve roadway capacity and connectivity.

Register online for free COVID-19 test
Williamson County and the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) are offering public testing resources for people who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. By visiting the Health District's website, you can register for a free test without having to visit a physician. Individuals must first take an online assessment based on screening criteria from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Celebrate Drinking Water Week by learning about your public water system
Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, is a great time for everyone in our city to recognize and appreciate that water is always there when we need it. Drinking Water Week can be celebrated by recognizing the vital role tap water plays in daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from homes and businesses, and the important work of the water professionals behind the scenes.

So how does water reach your faucet in Round Rock? Water from Lake Georgetown travels here in large underground pipes; it’s cleaned and tested at our water lab. Once it’s met our high drinking water standards, it’s sent out through our distribution pipes and water towers to your homes and businesses.

The City of Round Rock has created a webpage for Drinking Water Week with information about water production, including activity sheets for children.

Unclaimed property database available online
Check to see if you are owed money! The City of Round Rock reminds residents and business owners to search for their unclaimed money in the City's Unclaimed Property database.

Unclaimed property may be the result of a check being returned as undeliverable or a check that has not been cashed after a certain length of time.

May is Historic Preservation Month
May is National Preservation Month, when local preservation and civic organizations spotlight their preservation programs and heritage tourism.

This year, the City of Round Rock is asking residents to nominate Local Legends, support Round Rock Preservation's goal to restore the Stagecoach Inn and share images that help tell the story of Round Rock's history.

Virtual Youth Fishing Derby
F riday, May 8 through Monday, May 11
Brushy Creek, Meadow Lake and/or Bright Lake at Old Settlers Park

Grab your fishing pole and join us for the Virtual Youth Fishing Derby! Head out to Brushy Creek (trailhead at Freeman Park), Meadow Lake or Bright Lake at Old Settlers Park beginning Friday, May 8 through Monday, May 11 and start catching fish. Snap a picture of your best catch and share it with us! Trophies will be awarded to the best catch in each age group and overall.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Wednesday, May 6, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 6, 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m.