Budget maintains focus on strategic priorities to keep community on track for long-term progress 

Note: This is the third in a series of posts about the City of Round Rock’s proposed fiscal 2021 budget and tax rate.  Maintaining a strategic focus year–in and year–out, in good times and bad, is one reason Round Rock is featured on so many “Best Place” lists . The proposed budget continues that practice, prioritizing spending on projects that drive […]

City Council wrestles with street maintenance funding level for FY21 

Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts about the proposed fiscal 2021 budget and tax rate .  To fund or not to fund street maintenance, that is the question.  And it’s a $1.5 million question that has a $2 per month impact for property taxpayers next year, as well as implications for the quality of neighborhood streets in […]

The Time is Now for Round Rock’s long-term plans to deliver results in midst of global pandemic 

Note: This is the first in a series of posts about the proposed 2021 budget and tax rate.  With so much still unknown about the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy, planning for the fiscal 2021 City budget has been less complicated than usual. There are no new programs included in the budget, and the current proposed spending […]

It’s Smart Irrigation Month!

It’s that time of year again! Smart irrigation month promotes the social, economic, and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in landscape, turf, and agricultural irrigation. We are trying to get the word out to everyone this month to participate and do their part and conserve water this summer! Participating in Smart […]

Halley: Library’s statewide award shows dedication to service

Geeta Halley, our Round Rock Library Assistant Director, pens a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. This is a repost of her most recent feature . As Round Rock Public Library Director Michelle Cervantes mentioned in the last month’s column, I’m honored to take over this space. My name is Geeta Halley, and I have been with the library for […]

Mayor Morgan: Planning puts Round Rock in solid financial position

Mayor Craig Morgan writes a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. Each year, the City of Round Rock puts together an annual budget that allows us to take care of our day-to-day needs — from library staffing to street maintenance — while also focusing on the road ahead with transportation projects, facility improvements and public safety. We […]

PLAN and PREPARE for Summer

Beach trips ✓ BBQs ✓pool days ✓ mulch? Irrigation evaluation? Sprinkler inspection? You might be ready to embrace the summer heat but is your landscape ready? As warmer weather rolls in, we go out to the garage to turn on the sprinklers and go on about our day. Before switching your system on for the […]

Lawn & Garden Tax Holiday

This holiday weekend, you can save money on products to help you reduce your water use at your home or business.  This is the 4th annual Lawn and Garden Water Smart Tax Holiday! This Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd-25th, consumers can purchase water saving items without paying sales tax.  Water saving items, as defined by […]

UDPATED: What you can do to make Open Texas safe, successful

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, April 27, released his report to Open Texas , a guide to gradually bring state businesses back to life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, May 6, Gov. Abbott announced his intention to expand openings of certain businesses and activities in upcoming phases of the plan. On May 18, Gov. Abbott announced new phases of […]

DELAYED: Air Force Thunderbirds to fly over Round Rock, salute of frontline responders

UPDATE: The flight has been delayed until 3:40 p.m., Wednesday, May 13. The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron , the Thunderbirds, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over Austin and surrounding areas, including Round Rock, on Wednesday, May 13. A formation of 6 F-16C/D Fighting Falcons will conduct these flyovers as a salute to healthcare […]