Here are the top five most read stories in Round Rock in 2021.

1. Warming centers, boil-water notices: Feb. 17 winter storm updates in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

During the February winter storm, Williamson County opened several warming centers Feb. 16. Centers were not set up for extended or overnight stays. The centers were designed for temporary warming and power recharges but are also at risk to power loss or other service interruptions. In Round Rock, residents may head to the Baca Center at 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Bldg. 2. The centers asked people to bring their own food, water, blankets, outerwear and chargers.

2. Scandinavian furniture company building 43,000-square-foot warehouse in Round Rock

Construction is underway on a 43,000-square-foot furniture showroom and warehouse in Round Rock. Scandinavian Spaces broke ground in February on the facility located at 1990 Steam Way, Round Rock, and the facility will be complete in December. The company offers Nordic-designed seating, tables and acoustic products for modern-day offices. The owners said one of the goals for the company's expansion in Round Rock is to establish a quick-ship program that provides readily available products.

3. Round Rock asks residents to cut back water use, emphasizes no customers will lose service

The city of Round Rock debunked a rumor Feb. 16 by emphasizing water customers would not lose water service.

“We have generators in place and operational to help us pump water through the system,” according to a post on the city’s Facebook page. “However, we do ask that everyone curtail nonessential water usage so the city’s water treatment plant can do its part to conserve electricity.”

The statement also said the city is prepared to continue providing service to its customers. A boil-water notice is not in effect for water customers.

Customers may cut back on water use by only using water for drinking, cooking and dripping faucets.

4. 480-home master-planned community breaks ground in east Round Rock

A 178-acre master-planned community, Homestead at Old Settlers Park, has broken ground in east Round Rock.

In a collaboration between Tri Pointe Homes and Meritage Homes, the development is located north of Hwy. 79 and will feature community amenities such as a swimming pool, a splash pad, a pavilion, a playground, multipurpose play space, trails and over 20 acres of parkland, per a March 9 news release.

5. Here are Feb. 19 power outage updates in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

As the number of power outages continue to decrease across Texas and new information surrounding water outages and boil notices emerge, here are the latest statuses from Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.