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U.S. Census reports Round Rock population reaches 119,468

Round Rock’s population was recorded at 119,468, an increase of 19.6% over the last 10 years, in the 2020 Census results released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday, Aug. 12. The redistricting data provides a new baseline for the City of Round Rock’s monthly and annual population estimates and projections, which are used to inform …

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City Council approves $3.3 million for arterial road improvements

Round Rock City Council approved a contract at its Aug. 12 meeting that will improve the state of specific arterial roads throughout the City. Portions of Hesters Crossing Road, Jeffrey Way, Paloma Drive, Mays Street, Old Settlers Boulevard, and Forest Creek Drive are included in the $3.3 million contract with Texas Materials. Improvements will include …

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FEMA, FCC Conducting System Tests of Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures Today

Release Date: August 9, 2021 WASHINGTON — FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 2:20 p.m. ET on today, Wednesday, August 11th. FEMA regularly tests the public alert and warning systems to assess the operational readiness of the supporting infrastructure. The tests also help identify …

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Burglary suspect has been identified and charged with aggravated assault on a public servant

Aug. 5 Update: The burglary suspect has been identified as Jack Whitaker III, 19, of Round Rock. Whitaker is being released from the hospital and will be booked into the Williamson County Jail for aggravated assault on a public servant with additional charges pending. He is currently on probation for burglary of a motor vehicle …

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Suspect breaking into multiple vehicles eludes police but is now in custody in hospital in Georgetown

At approximately 5:00 a.m., Officers responded to witness accounts of a black male breaking into multiple vehicles in the 1000-block of Christopher Avenue. Officers encountered the suspect while he was exiting a vehicle. While attempting to detain him, the suspect pulled a handgun. One Officer shot at the suspect and the suspect fled the scene …

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Need help deciding what to do with your damaged trees?

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has published an “UPDATE ON TREES RECOVERING FROM THE WINTER STORM” Texas A&M Forest Services has teamed up with industry experts to help Texas’s who experienced tree damage, due to the February freeze, how to decide what to do with their damaged trees. This publication will help homeowners and landowners …

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Hutto Fire Rescue/Williamson County Emergency Services District #3 Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant Amidst New Safety Challenges

Grant is part of more than $60 million given by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to public safety organizations across the U.S. Hutto, Texas – First responders nationwide are often the first to experience the effects of a crisis. As communities gradually recover from the pandemic, additional safety protocols and equipment needs have created new …

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