Library launches new homebound delivery
The Round Rock Public Library now delivers materials to homebound residents. The Homebound Delivery Service is for individuals living within the city limits of Round Rock who have a condition, due to an illness or injury, that restricts their ability to leave their home or if they have a condition where leaving their home is medically contraindicated. Everything in the library’s collection is available for delivery, including books, DVDs, hotspots, curb painting kits and more.

University Blvd. project enters next phase
Drivers on University Boulevard will continue to experience delays in the coming months as the widening project from IH-35 to Sunrise Boulevard progresses. While crews focus on widening the north section of the roadway, four lanes of traffic will be maintained, except during construction at each of the intersections. This project phase will be completed in spring 2022, while the entire project will wrap up in early 2023.

City's first railroad quiet zone now in effect
The City’s first railroad quiet zone was made official on July 6. The quiet zone, which restricts train operators from blowing their horns, includes the area between County Road 172 and Burnet Road. The process to implement the quiet zone included nine years of coordination with Union Pacific Railroad and the Federal Railroad Administration and four years of construction.

City seeks input on Old Settlers Blvd. extension
The City of Round Rock recently hosted an open house to share updates for the planned extension of Old Settlers Boulevard from Red Bud Lane to County Road 110 and is currently accepting comments through a virtual open house through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11. This project will extend Old Settlers Boulevard to provide greater connectivity for residents to other roadways and destinations in the community.

Where's the Downtown roundabout sign?
Notice anything missing from Downtown Round Rock lately? The entrance sign into Downtown Round Rock is being repaired following damage by motorists last year and is expected to be replaced next month.

In the meantime, there's lots to see and do in Downtown Round Rock! Slide up to one of our local watering holes for a cheers-worthy beverage, or pull up a chair for a meal that is farm-to-table fresh. Whether you are looking for a play-date for your kids or a date night with your one and only, you’ll be sure to find a spot that is just right in Round Rock.

Summer Reading finale concert with Lucas Miller
The Round Rock Public Library presents a special performance by Lucas Miller to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program. Families will enjoy Lucas Miller, author and singing zoologist, as he blends music, puppetry and “zoological, stand-up comedy” to teach about nature-related topics at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2 at Prete Plaza. Families with children of all ages are welcome.

Pop up Play Day at Micki Krebsbach Pool
Ahoy mateys! The public is invited to the City of Round Rock's upcoming free Pop Up Play Day, featuring a pirate-themed pool party from 5 to 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 7, at Micki Krebsbach Pool, 301 Deepwood Drive. Don’t miss out on this event or you will have to walk the plank! Come and enjoy free pool admission, food, Kona Ice, snacks and refreshments, arts and crafts, yard games and more.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
3-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 4
City of Round Rock Recycling Center
310 Deepwood Dr.

Safely dispose of residential paint and other household chemicals during the monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

The event is free for City of Round Rock water utility customers. Please bring your driver’s license and City water bill as proof of residency. We accept only residential waste in quantities of 25 gallons or less.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m.