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City names David Coatney to be next Fire Chief
Round Rock City Manager Steve Norwood has named David Coatney, an Assistant Fire Chief with the San Antonio Fire Department, to be Round Rock’s next Fire Chief. He will start work here on May 1.

City names Michelle Cervantes new Library Director
Following a nationwide search, City Manager Steve Norwood has promoted Michelle Cervantes to be the new Director of the Round Rock Public Library, effective immediately. Cervantes replaces longtime Library Director Dale Ricklefs, who retired in December.

Stimulus-funded solar array to be unveiled on Tuesday
The Round Rock City Council and Solar Community cut the ribbon on the City’s new solar panel array on the top of the City Hall parking garage on Tuesday, March 22. The 100kW system is estimated to save the City approximately $380,000 in electricity costs over 25 years and offset 250 tons of carbon dioxide per year. The project is one of many in Texas and across the nation receiving U.S. Department of Energy Grants associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Library wants your poetry during April
April is national poetry month and the Round Rock Public Library is celebrating by asking Round Rock residents to submit original poetry for publication in a book that will be catalogued into the library’s collection. Library staff will provide prompts throughout April but any submission is welcome. Interested individuals may submit selections to the poetry blog or by e-mail.

City opens Intermodal Transit and Parking Facility in southwest downtown
The City of Round Rock celebrated the completion of its Intermodal Transit and Parking Facility at 300 W. Bagdad Ave. Tuesday, March 8, with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The 56,661 square-foot, two-story facility includes 110 parking spaces, a bus loading/unloading area, a transit pavilion, bike racks, lockers and pedestrian amenities.

Annual Arbor Day set for April 30
Round Rock community volunteers will plant trees at Round Rock West Park (500 Round Rock West Drive off McNeil Road) from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30.


Mystery Night at the Library
Eat, drink and solve a mystery at the Library during Mystery Night. This year features the play "A Simple Murder" by Barbara Vance. Showings will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday the
weekends of March 25 and April 1.

Bulk trash pickup in April
Spring Cleanup Week will feature bulk trash pickup from April 11 through 15. Residents may place large, bulky items out with their normal trash on regularly scheduled pickup days. The Recycling Center will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16.

Texas Road Rash Inline Skate Marathon
Inline skaters are invited to the Texas Road Rash on April 16 & 17 at Old Settlers Park.

Boat building school
Learn how to build a cardboard boat at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the REI Round Rock.

Egg Hunts in April
Flashlight Egg Hunt and Easter Egg Hunt at Old Settlers Park in April.

Register for MudQuest Family Adventure in May
The MudQuest Family Adventure will be at
8 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at Old Settlers Park. Register now at

City of Round Rock
221 East Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664

(512) 218-5400

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