Council passes budget, tax rate on first reading
Round Rock City Council approved a $420 million budget for fiscal year 2021, which is $25 million less than the current adopted budget. The 43.9 cent tax rate is the same as this year, but will cost the owner of a median value home about $3 more per month to pay for new roadway construction and the City's neighborhood street maintenance program.

Sidewalk Chalk Show encourages art at home
The City of Round Rock’s Arts and Culture division is encouraging residents bring art to their neighborhoods through the Round Rock Sidewalk Chalk Show, Sept. 28-Oct. 3. Create chalk drawings on your sidewalk or driveway using the “The Round Rock Spirit” theme and send pictures of your work in progress and the completed design to participate.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-uup Month! There is nothing more empowering than getting your own library card. It gives you access to technology, resources and services to pursue your passions and dreams. Your Round Rock Public Library Card allows you access to movies, audiobooks, eBooks, music and much more.

Prevent mosquito-borne diseases with three tips
With news about West Nile virus in Williamson County, it’s important to educate yourself about mosquito-borne diseases. The best way to protect yourself is by following the three Ds:
  • Defend yourself with insect repellent
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside, especially at dusk and dawn
  • Drain standing water around your home and yard

Wyoming Springs virtual open house

An online open house is now available for the public to give feedback on a project that will extend the existing Wyoming Springs Boulevard from Creekbend Boulevard to Old Settler's Boulevard. The new four-lane divided arterial roadway will provide an additional north-south road over Brushy Creek and Dry Fork Creek. Environmental clearance and design are anticipated to be completed in summer 2021 with construction to begin in early 2022.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m.