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City of Round Rock Sidewalk Chalk Show set for Sept. 28-Oct. 3

Residents encouraged to create chalk displays on driveways with “Round Rock Spirit” theme The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the cancelation of Chalk Walk, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some amazing chalk art from the safety of our own property! The City of Round Rock Arts and Culture division is encouraging residents …

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First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Williamson County for 2020

Williamson County and Cities Health District The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) has reported the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) neuroinvasive disease in Williamson County for 2020. The person is in their 40s and resides in southern Williamson County. This season, 12 mosquito trap samples have tested positive for WNV …

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The Round Rock City Council approves $420 million budget for fiscal year 2021

The Round Rock City Council voted 7-0 Thursday, Aug. 27, on a $420 million budget for fiscal year 2021, which begins Oct. 1. The FY21 tax rate was also unanimously approved on first reading. Second and final readings are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10. The spending plan is $25 million less than the current adopted …

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Saturday’s storms sparked several house fires in Round Rock

Our Texas weather has been interesting and somewhat annoying lately. The surprise thunderstorm on Saturday morning was not much on wind but one of the highest lightning intense storms in a while. Williamson County dispatch sent out three dispatches in just minutes for Round Rock Fire units to respond to structure fires resulting from lightning …

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Two people arrested in connection to Christopher Branham’s death

Round Rock Police report that two arrests have been made in connection with the homicide of 26-year-old Christopher Branham, a Round Rock man who went missing on June 24th. Anthony Davis and Kyle Cleveland are currently booked in the Travis County Jail. The Texas Rangers and U.S. Marshals Service assisted Round Rock Police in this …

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DSHS makes changes in reporting of COVID-19 Fatalities

On Monday the Texas Department of State Health Services issued the press release shown below. DSHS News Release July 27, 2020 The Texas Department of State Health Services is improving the reporting of fatalities due to COVID-19 by identifying them through the cause of death listed on death certificates. This method allows fatalities to be …

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FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol

UPDATED LIST – FDA warns consumers of risk of methanol contamination in certain hand sanitizers The FDA issued several warnings on the risk of methanol contamination in several hand sanitizers on July 2nd. They have added additional products to the list. This article contains the latest update as of July 22nd. FDA is warning consumers …

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