Round Rock City Council signs on to $475K Texas opioid settlement

Round Rock City Council voted to approve a resolution to sign onto a statewide opioid settlement during its Nov. 18 meeting. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock City Council voted to approve a resolution to sign onto a statewide opioid settlement during its Nov. 18 meeting. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock City Council voted to approve a resolution to sign onto a statewide opioid settlement during its Nov. 18 meeting. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock City Council voted to approve a resolution to sign onto a statewide opioid settlement during its Nov. 18 meeting. Signing onto the settlement allows the city to receive a maximum one-time payment of $475,992 to fund opioid-abatement programs locally.

These funds come as part of the settlement agreement entered into by the state of Texas and manufacturer Johnson & Johnson as well as three distributors, according to city documents. Political subdivisions in the state, such as counties and municipalities, can sign onto the agreement and receive a portion of the funds.


Williamson County has already signed onto such an agreement and is slated to receive a maximum of $1.19 million. Hutto also signed onto the $26 billion settlement in September, when a similar resolution was brought before council.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.