City names David Coatney to be next
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
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
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
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
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16.
Road Rash Inline Skate Marathon
Inline skaters are invited
to the Texas
Road Rash on April 16 & 17 at Old Settlers Park.
Learn how to
build a cardboard boat at
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
MudQuest Family Adventure will be at
8 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at
Old Settlers Park. Register now at