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Round Rock Police arrest Austin man on the charge of Capital Murder

ROUND ROCK, Texas 01/20/2021 On Jan. 19, Round Rock Police arrested Gage Christian Johnston on a charge of Capital Murder. On Jan. 9, the 28-year-old suspect is alleged to have shot and killed 27-year-old Jerrionn Burleson in the 1600-block of Peachtree Valley Drive in Round Rock. It is believed the two subjects, both Austin residents, …

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Another Technology company is relocating to Round Rock

Innovative defense manufacturer to invest $8.7 million, employ nearly 150 The Round Rock City Council approved Jan. 14 an economic development agreement with a nano-technology manufacturer to relocate to Round Rock, invest $8.7 million and create nearly 150 jobs.  “We started the search for our new U.S. headquarters almost a year ago,” said Brandon Cates, …

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This week, construction begins on the new Heritage Trail West.

Due to construction, Memorial Park will be closed for several months On June 25, Round Rock City Council approved a $7.3 million contract with Ritter, Botkin Prime Construction Company, Inc. to construct the Heritage Trail West project. The project includes a 10-foot-wide trail spanning from Chisholm Trail Road to Mays Street and includes improvements at Bathing Beach Park, Chisholm Trail Crossing Park …

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The victim in Saturday’s homicide has been identified

The victim in Saturday’s homicide has been identified as 27-year-old Jerrionn Burleson. The investigation continues as Detectives gather tips and follow leads. It is believed to have been an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. Round Rock Police responded to a report of a gunshot fired just after 5:00 am Saturday …

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What the CDC knows about the new variants

Information about the characteristics of these variants is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they might spread, whether they could cause more severe illness, and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against them. At this time, there is no evidence that these variants cause more severe illness or increased …

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Victim of the New Year’s Eve auto-pedestrian collision identified

The victim in the New Year’s Eve auto-pedestrian collision has been identified as Robert Norton, a 60-year-old Round Rock resident. He sustained critical injuries and is currently hospitalized. Norton was crossing the roadway in the 1100-block of East Palm Valley Blvd. (near Georgetown Street) around 11 p.m. on Dec. 31. The vehicle left the scene. …

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