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City Council votes to repeal face covering ordinance effective Thursday, April 22

Council members cite increasing vaccinations, low hospitalization rates for COVID-19 The Round Rock City Council voted Thursday, April 8, to repeal the face covering ordinance effective 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 22. The vote was 7-0, and Councilmembers also voted unanimously to dispense with second reading of the ordinance so the action is final.  The City …

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Police have released the name of the victim of Monday’s shooting!

Round Rock Police have released the names of the two men involved in the shooting that took place in the parking lot of Gold’s Gym Monday morning. The victim is 50-year-old Kirk Larsen, who remains at the hospital with non-life-treating injuries. The suspect in the shooting has been identified as 50-year-old Matthew Engelman. Matthew succumbed …

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Update on the shooting in Round Rock in Gold’s Gym parking lot

UPDATE: April 5th, 5:30 pm A shooting occurred in the Gold’s Gym parking lot approximately 7:15 am this morning. It is believed neither subject was employed by the Gym. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation, although it appears to be related to a domestic dispute. We’ve been told the victim is now in …

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Round Rock Police, Fire and EMS responding to Pedestrian vs Train fatality and a Shooting in the last 24 hours

Pound Rock Police, Fire and EMS responded to a “pedestrian struck by train” call around 5:55 pm Sunday evening. The pedestrian who was struck by the train near the 3200-block of E Palm Valley Blvd was pronounced dead on scene. There are no other reported injuries. Monday morning approximately 7:15 am Police and Emergency Services …

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Reminder: Household Hazardous Waste Collection

April 7th @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Round Rock residents can safely dispose of residential paint and other household chemicals during the monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.  Events are held at the Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive, on the first Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (rain or shine). The event is free …

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Round Rock Police are asking the public for help in a Hit and Run Case

On March 14 at about 1:00 a.m., Angel Contreras was walking along IH-35 near the La Margarita Restaurant (just north of Sam Bass Rd) when he was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling southbound on IH-35. Investigation has determined that the vehicle that struck Angel was a 1996 to 2002 white in color Chevy …

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DSHS Launches Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

Registration available for vaccine clinics by DSHS and some other public health entities As Texas opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services is launching the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler. The scheduler gives people one place to sign up for a COVID-19 shot through multiple …

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