Mayor Morgan: City faces growth head-on through long-term planning

Mayor Craig Morgan pens a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. This is a repost of his  most recent feature . At a recent City Council meeting, we voted to rename the City of Round Rock’s new public works building for former City Manager Bob Bennett . During a presentation on behalf of the committee that nominated him, City Attorney Steve Sheets recalled a presentation Bob gave in the late […]

Round Rock teen provides 150 dog beds to animal shelter

If today’s students are tomorrow’s future, things are looking bright in Round Rock. Cedar Ridge High School freshman Cooper Douglas, 14, embodied the Round Rock spirit of taking care of others with his recent Eagle Scout project. A member of Boy Scouts Troop 157, Douglas made 150 dog beds for the Williamson County Animal Shelter.  […]

2020 Water Conservation New Year’s Resolution

A new year means new opportunities to change the way we live and to make a better version of ourselves. Every year, everyone comes up with a new list of resolutions. Whether its to go to the gym or save more money, we all want goals that will have a positive impact on our lives. […]

Wheels in motion to begin Driving Progress on transportation improvements

In 2019, the City of Round Rock put in place funding strategies to accelerate transportation improvements over the next five years – and beyond. The intent is to step up the pace of implementation of the $1.2 billion Transportation Master Plan approved in October 2017. The City Council approved Roadway Impact Fees in March 2019, which will be paid by developers […]

Williamson County Animal Shelter offers free pet adoptions

It’s time to “Bark in the Mew Year” with free pet adoptions at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter! The event, made possible thanks to a donation from the Petco Foundation, will take place through Saturday, Jan. 4. All adult dogs over 20 pounds and all adult cats will be free to adopt as part […]

Mayor Morgan: Round Rock marks accomplishments in 2019

Mayor Craig Morgan pens a monthly column for the Round Rock Leader. This is a repost of his  most recent feature . At the city of Round Rock, we often focus on long-range planning, looking five to 10 years down the road as we consider policy decisions. But at the end of each year, it’s nice to take a step […]

Decem-Burr!

Winter is on its way in Central Texas, and that means it’s time to prepare and protect your plants and pipes! Some might think, “well if it doesn’t rain, it won’t freeze.” Frost develops on clear nights, and the rule of thumb is anytime temperatures are expected to be 32 degrees or below, you should […]

Save Water and Collect Rainwater!

A Great Idea As society becomes more aware that our natural resources are being depleted faster than they can renew themselves, we have come up with more ways to conserve and protect them. Have you ever considered collecting rainwater and putting it to good use? Think about every private and public property in the city. […]

Fall Gardening

A Sustainable Landscape September marks the beginning of fall gardening here in Central Texas, especially for those native plant species. Early fall is also the perfect time to plant those shady native trees. Native plants can thrive without constant care, attention, and water, which is extremely important in times of drought. Native plants are a […]

It’s Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you ready?

September is Emergency Preparedness Month and the perfect time to make sure that you and your family are ready for whatever Mother Nature sends your way. Over the years, Central Texas has witnessed the devastation that storms, flash floods and wildfire can cause. It’s time to take stock and ensure that if a weather event […]