Recent Highlights–Round Rock

Children got a chance to play on the field during Fan Fest as well as practice batting and catching balls.

Children got a chance to play on the field during Fan Fest as well as practice batting and catching balls.

Fan Fest


Fans of the Round Rock Express got a chance to bat, catch fly balls and eat food at The Dell Diamond during Fan Fest on March 28. The event featured games and Spike, the Round Rock Express mascot. The event also featured a Q&A with team President Jay Miller, General Manager Chris Almendarez and broadcaster Mike Capps.

Opening Day at The Dell Diamond


The Round Rock Express played their first home game of the 2015 season April 17 at The Dell Diamond against the Memphis Redbirds. Though the game was rained out, the Express were able to complete it April 19 and win 7-4.



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Minnesota-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware will open a location in La Frontera in late September. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware coming to Round Rock

Minnesota-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is coming to La Frontera in Round Rock in late September.

The proposed Wild Ridge master-planned neighborhood northeast of downtown Dripping Springs would include 960 homes on 40- to 60-foot-wide lots. (Courtesy City of Dripping Springs)
Master-planned neighborhood in Dripping Springs to bring 960 homes, new roads

The proposed development by Meritage Homes would feature amenities such as a disc golf course.

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Austin health experts warn delta variant could pose higher risk for pregnant women

Maternal medicine doctors across Central Texas have seen increasing numbers of pregnant women coming to the hospital with breathing issues and pregnancy complications as a result of COVID-19.

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Health officials warn ICU space is critically low as Travis County sees its 900th COVID-19 death

As the delta variant drives transmission rates up, local hospital systems warn that ICUs are strained.

Round Rock ISD released enrollment information for its virtual learning program July 29. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock ISD releases virtual learning enrollment information

Round Rock ISD released enrollment information for its fall 2021 virtual learning program July 29.

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Collision repair shop MAACO coming to Pflugerville

Founded in 1972, the business offers a range of services including automobile painting, insurance claim assistance, fleet services and collision repair.

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Travis County receives economic incentives application from Samsung for $17B plant expansion project

Samsung is considering multiple locations for the project, including an undisclosed location in Taylor ISD.

The Taylor ISD board of trustees met June 30 and approved an application for property tax value limitation from Samsung Austin Semiconductor. (Screenshot courtesy Taylor ISD)
Texas comptroller records show Taylor ISD Chapter 313 agreement is for $17B Samsung Austin Semiconductor facility

In records obtained from the comptroller’s website by Community Impact Newspaper, a property with an undisclosed location is the subject of an application for tax reimbursement on a $17 billion facility over the course of five years.

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Central Texas representatives weigh in as House Democrats walk out during special legislative session

Texas House Democrats left the state for D.C. July 12 in an attempt to stall out Republican-sponsored voting restriction bills.

Council members voted unanimously to approve the rezoning, which will change the Camp Doublecreek property from C-1 commercial and SF-2 single family residential to a planned use development, which has the potential capacity to add 300 more residential units to the city. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock’s Camp Doublecreek continuing operations under new ownership

Camp Doublecreek will continue operations under new ownership after summer 2021.