Councilmembers sworn in to new terms
Two City Councilmembers were sworn in for new terms at the May 23 Council meeting.
Place 2 Councilmember Rene Flores and Place 6 Councilmember Hilda Montgomery took the oath of office after being re-elected in May.

“We are all so fortunate to live in this community that is such a special place; our challenge is to plan for future growth as well as preserve and protect the special traits that make Round Rock our home,” Flores said. “I am proud to serve with all my fellow Council Members and Mayor on this dais.”

Said Montgomery: “The last year and a half has been the greatest privilege and honor I’ve experienced in my time here in Round Rock. I promise to do the best of my ability to honor the privilege you have given me to work in this position, to work as hard and diligently as I can so that Round Rock stays the place we love and call home.”

Meet your City Council and learn more at roundrocktexas.gov/council .
Registration now open for July 4th Parade
Giant helium inflatables, creative floats and marching bands will again take over Downtown Round Rock this year for the 2019 Sertoma July 4th Parade.

The 1.5-mile route runs north along Mays Street between Mays Crossing and U.S. 79, with a 9 a.m. start time to beat the summer heat. Approximately 20,000 spectators attend this signature event, which presents awards to the best floats in the following categories: Mayor’s Award, Community Spirit Award, Best High School Award, Best Float Awards, Stars & Stripes Award, Hot Rod Award, Yankee Doodle Dandy Award, Patriotic Performance Award, Firecracker Award and Sparkler Award.

Entry fees are $50 for businesses and $25 for non-profits, civic groups, clubs and individuals. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 14, but space is limited so apply today! To view the application and more information, visit roundrocktexas.gov/parade.
Discover 20 miles of Round Rock trails
Take part in the 2019  Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department’s  Trails Challenge and discover Round Rock’s growing trail system! There are over 20 miles of hike and bike trails currently in Round Rock, expanding to 26 miles in the next several years.

This is a self-guided program to complete on your own schedule and you can start at any time. You can take part on your own, with your dog, with family, with friends and with co-workers. The challenge is designed for all ages and all fitness levels. 

Download your 2019 Trails Challenge Scorecard , track your progress and complete the challenge to get great prizes!

Learn more at roundrocktexas.gov/trails.
Experience summer theatre in Downtown Round Rock
Enjoy Shakespeare in Downtown Round Rock this month with free performances of "Henry V" by Penfold Theatre Company.

The production will take place at the  Centennial Plaza amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., from 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings through June 22, with a final performance on Sunday, June 23.

"Henry V" is an action-packed war story that depicts the making of a legend. The play is recommended for middle-school-age kids and up. Guests may bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. Food, drinks and pets are also permitted. However, for safety reasons, please do not bring glass bottles or containers.

For more information, visit downtownroundrocktexas.com.
Register now for emergency alerts
Most Central Texans know firsthand how unpredictable our weather can be. With continuous new technology and numerous notification systems available, it can be difficult to know the best place to look for the most up-to-date information. In addition to tried and true methods to receive weather information such as television, broadcast radio and NOAA All-Hazards Radio, here are a few other ways to stay connected:

Wireless Emergency Alerts
Most people have received automatic messages about flash flooding accompanied by a loud ringer or vibration on their phone — these are notifications through the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, which automatically pushes weather alerts from the National Weather Service directly to your phone through a location-based technology. No opt-in is required for these messages.

Warn Central Texas
WarnCentralTexas is a regional, free emergency alert system that you must register for to receive information via phone call, text or email from local first responders during disasters or public safety emergencies. The program is available in Williamson County and surrounding counties through the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). Register your cell phone number and/or email address today at warncentraltexas.org, or log in to your existing account to update your contact information. For questions or concerns, contact warncentraltexas@capcog.org.

WILCO Ready App
The WILCO Ready App, provided through Williamson County, helps you prepare ahead of time for emergencies. You can create your family emergency plan, find live information on evacuation routes and shelters and a library of emergency preparedness guides.
To register, visit readydl.com/wilco-ready .
Music on Main
Note: Music on Main is subject to cancellation in the case of inclement weather. For updates, visit downtownroundrocktexas.com .

Music on Main will continue on the Prete Main Street Plaza  stage, 221 E. Main Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through June 26. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family! Visit the variety of dining options on Main Street or pack a picnic basket to enjoy the evening of fun and music.

Join us for the rest of this season's lineup:

June 5 Brian Scartocci
June 19 Donovan Keith
June 26 Pike & Sutton
Back to School Celebration
Sunday, July 28
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dell Diamond
3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

School may be out for summer, but be sure to mark your calendar to join Round Rock Police Department and community partners for the 2019 Back to School Celebration. Kids will love the fun and games and parents love the school supplies, sports physicals, and hearing and vision screenings!

11th Annual Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival
Friday, June 14: 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 15: 2 p.m. - midnight
Old Settler’s Park Lakeview Pavilion
3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

Join Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department and “The Voice,” Inc. for a festival of fun for the entire family, including live music, carnival, health fair, barbecue cook-off, retail/food vendors and games. Admission for this event is free and parking is $5. For more information, visit thevoicerr.com.
Neighborhood Watch Symposium
Saturday, June 22
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Public Safety Training Center
2801 N Mays St.

Neighborhood Watch Teams! Come get more organized, network, train and bring strength to your community. Training modules at this event will include: Situational Awareness, Volunteer Engagement, How to Avoid and Deal with Conflict, Calls for Service, Ordinance Violations and more! Lunch will be provided. 

Pop Up Art Show in Downtown
June 15, 2019
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Prete Plaza, 221 East Main St.

Downtown will host the last PopUp Art Show of the season from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Prete Plaza. This free event will feature over 12 artists and a variety of mediums including paintings, prints, sculpture, pottery and more! The event is hosted by the City of Round Rock Arts and Culture Division and Round Rock Arts.