Round Rock

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Round Rock Sephora at Kohls location now open

A new Sephora location opened inside the Kohls store at 200 Sundance Parkway, Round Rock, on May 9 with a grand opening held May 14.


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Williamson County increases property tax exemptions for homeowners, age 65-plus and disabled residents

Commissioners court increased the existing tax exemption for residents age 65 and older as well as residents with a disability to $125,000, and the general homestead property exemption was increased to 5% of assessed value or a minimum of $5,000.


Ahead of summer, regulators stress confidence in Texas power grid to meet record demand forecast

Regulators provided an update on grid operations following a weekend notice asking Texans to conserve their power usage.



SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center now open at Clay Madsen Recreation Center

Round Rock residents and businesses impacted by the March 21 tornado qualify for low-interest federal disaster loans, following a disaster declaration issued for Williamson County by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 


Round Rock City Council approves alcohol sale variance for Luna's Tacos

Round Rock officials approved a variance request to an ordinance banning the sale of alcohol within 300 feet of a school during its May 12 meeting. 


Round Rock to host first Pride Festival on June 4

Following the proclamation of June as National Pride Month in Round Rock by City Council during a May 12 meeting, the city will host its first-ever Pride Festival on June 4. 


Council gives rezoning approval for 11.25 acre townhome development just south of downtown Round Rock

Rezoning for a new housing development to be located just south of downtown Round Rock received initial approval from the city's council during a May 12 meeting, as residents asked the council to reconsider.



Enhancement team receives initial approval from Round Rock City Council

Round Rock officials gave the first of two required approvals for a budget amendment to create a coordinated cleanliness effort. 


Defiant Crossfit in Round Rock under new ownership

Marcus Musgrove took over ownership of Defiant Crossfit on April 29.


St. David's HealthCare hospitals earn 'A' safety rating for spring 2022

Austin-area St. David's HealthCare facilities are being nationally recognized for receiving "A" ratings for the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Safety Ratings.


10 latest commercial permits for new construction, renovation filed in Round Rock

See plans for a new Palm Beach Tan, an office space and a church—plus, view Urban Rooftop’s renovation details.



Citizens National Bank breaks ground on new Round Rock branch

Citizens National Bank broke ground on the future new home of its Round Rock location April 27.


Lone Star Santas distribute toys to families affected by March tornadoes

In partnership with the city of Round Rock, Lone Star Santas held a Caravan of Toys distribution May 7 at the Bob Bennett building, serving 28 families and a total of 60 children affected by the March tornado.


Capital Metro President/CEO Randy Clarke to leave for new position in Washington, D.C.

Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke announced May 10 that he accepted a position as general manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, D.C.


Jordan Robinson named Round Rock Chamber president and CEO

The Round Rock Chamber announced May 8 that the board of directors named Jordan Robinson the chamber's president and CEO effective May 1. 



SBA disaster loans available to Williamson County residents, businesses following March 21 tornadoes

The deadline to apply for the low-interest, economic injury loans is Feb. 6, 2023.


Voters reelect Rene Flores for Round Rock City Council Place 2, unofficial election data shows

Round Rock residents reelected Rene Flores for City Council Place 2, unofficial polling data shows.


Round Rock ISD board amends 2022-23 compensation plan to include additional pay raises

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees approved additional pay raises for district staff in the 2022-23 school year during its May 5 meeting, two weeks after approving a compensation increase April 21. 


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Investment firm buys The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano; Missouri City City Council fires city manager with cause and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of May 5.



Round Rock foster program Central Texas Table of Grace helps beyond childhood

Founder Stacy Johnson is intimately familiar with the hardships and chaos that come with a childhood spent in foster care.


Round Rock ISD board to discuss $72.5M recapture projections, budget May 5

Round Rock ISD staff will present the proposed 2022-23 budget to trustees during a May 5 meeting, including projections for recapture payments made to the state.


VOTER GUIDE: Early-voting turnout in Williamson County tops 7% in May 7 election

Here is what you need to know before heading to the polls on May 7.


Smokey Mo's BBQ planning second Round Rock location

A representative of Smokey Mo's BBQ confirmed May 4 that plans are in place for a second Round Rock location at 17280 N. RM 620.