Shape your future — participate in the Census
Look for a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau in March and respond to the survey online, by phone or by mail. The 2020 Census marks the first time you will have the option to respond online. Everyone living in the United States is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, sex and the number of people who live in your home, including children. Your personal information is confidential and cannot be shared with anyone, including any government agencies or law enforcement. The Census will never ask you for your social security number, money or donations, or credit card numbers. 

Census data are used to adjust electoral districts and shape how federal money is spent for roads, schools, health clinics, student loans, housing and fire departments.

The City Council approved two resolutions Thursday, Feb. 27, to provide notice of the City’s intent to issue certificates of obligation (COs) for a pair of projects. The City Council will vote on the sale of the COs on April 23.

COs allow the City to borrow money for municipal projects.They are backed by property tax revenues, but can be repaid from other revenue sources.

The  first resolution  is for up to $30 million to fund the second phase of the City’s  five-year transportation improvement program . The funds are intended to fund projects such as improvements to Gattis School Road, Kenney Fort Boulevard, Logan Street, McNeil Road, North Mays Street, Oakmont Drive, Old Settlers Boulevard, Red Bud Lane, University Boulevard and Wyoming Springs Drive.

Coronavirus outbreak information
The Williamson County and Cities Health District is proactively asking residents to visit  Texas Department of State Health  (DSHS) and  Center for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) websites for the most current information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19).

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

DSHS COVID‑19 Call Center:
Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday

College internship
The Summer Student Internship Program with the City of Round Rock is designed to provide an on-the-job opportunity to gain "real world" work experience in a career-related professional workforce environment. 

Available Summer Internships:

City to host comprehensive plan open houses in March
The City of Round Rock is currently finalizing its new Comprehensive Plan, Round Rock 2030. Public input has been gathered over the past two years through surveys, in-person meetings and online polls to develop this long-range document, which will serve as the policy guide and framework for land use decisions over the next decade. Drafts of the document are available starting Feb. 21 at  roundrocktexas.gov/roundrock2030, or at the Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St. Final adoption of the plan is expected to take place this spring.

The public will be able to review the plan’s content, interact with staff and give feedback at the following open houses:

Saturday, March 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Allen R. Baca Center Dining Room
301 W. Bagdad Ave. Bldg. 2

Tuesday, March 10
6 to 8 p.m. 
Rabb House
151 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd. 

Spring Break Bash
Bring a lawn chair, blanket and the family to this free live music event. There will be face painting, balloon artists, free parking and more!

View the music lineup for Spring Break Bash and the full Music on Main season at: downtownroundrocktexas.com/music-on-main/

6 to 8 p.m.
March 16 – March 20
221 E. Main St., Prete Plaza

St. Baldrick’s Head-Shaving Fundraiser
March 14
Brass Tap Round Rock
204 Main St.
Open to the public and media

Join this St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement!

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

Want to be part of something big?

Fix a Leak Week
March 16 - 20
More information and giveaways at:
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St.
Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.

The  Environmental Protection Agency’s  annual Fix a Leak Week is to encourage Americans to use water efficiently by finding and fixing leaks. Repairing minor leaks, such as running toilets, leaky faucets and dripping shower heads can save a family as much as 10 percent on their utility bill and save water for future generations.

The new Water Flow Sensor Rebate is for the purchase and installation of an approved water flow sensor device. Water flow sensing devices record your water use and identify potential leaks at your property and alert you to unusual usage. This can save you money due to damage caused by a water leak, or a high water bill and prevents water from being wasted. 

Well, Well, Well: Timely Topics for Your Health and Wellness
Herbal Medicine—Mother Nature’s Gift
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 4
Round Rock Public Library , 216 E. Main St.
Herbal Medicine—Mother Nature’s Gift, presented by Dr. Violet Song, PhD, LAc, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Herbs are used to help strengthen the body’s constitutions and cure illness. The idea of searching for natural solutions to disease is becoming more popular because of the positive results. The rise in herbal supplements on shelves in grocery stores and pharmacies is due to people trying herbal medicine to help heal themselves.

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11
Round Rock Public Library , 216 E. Main St.
Dr. Chance Conner, Director of Cardiothoracic Surgical Services, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, and Dr. Carl Lauryssen, neurosurgeon, two renowned local surgeons, will share their expertise and the latest research on heart and brain health.

Youth Art Month exhibition at City Hall
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
March 3 - March 30
Round Rock City Hall, 221 E. Main St.

Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. It was created in 1961 by ACMI, a non-profit association of art and craft materials manufacturers, in cooperation with the National Art Education Association. Round Rock ISD celebrates Youth Art Month in multiple ways. During March, many campuses host Gallery Night Exhibitions that showcase the work of students.

K-12, elementary art faculty host a district-wide student exhibition at the Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center with a closing reception attended by 700+ parents, student artists and community members. RRISD Fine Arts also partners with our community to produce this exhibition at Round Rock City Hall.

If you would like to see the work on exhibition, please visit the Round Rock City Hall. Please call 512-218-5400 before you make a trip to see your student work to confirm operations and availability of the exhibition spaces.

PopUp Art Show
March 14 
10 to 3 p.m.
Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main St.

PopUp Art Show on Saturdays in Downtown Round Rock, Prete Plaza. Come and meet artists as they sell their art. 

March 14 and March 28
April 11 and April 25
May 9 and May 23
June 13 and June 27

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
April 25
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Round Rock Police Department
2701 N. Mays Street

Take-back programs are the safest method for disposing of prescription drugs because they are organized and closely monitored by local, state, and federal government agencies, ensuring the proper disposal of the drugs in
accordance with federal law. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Coffee with a Cop
8 to 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 5
McDonalds, 105 Louis Henna Blvd.
Open to the public and media

The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the citizens they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in their neighborhoods.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Wednesday, March 4
6 p.m.

Thursday, March 12
6 p.m.

Thursday, March 26
6 p.m.