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Williamson County issues county-wide burn ban

Ban prohibits burning of yard waste as well as burning to clear land Outdoor burning is prohibited in Round Rock due to a county-wide burn ban, effective 5 p.m. July 22. The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the burn ban Tuesday, July 21 for the following 30 days and authorized the County Judge the authority to lift the …

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Round Rock Care Center reports a Covid-19 “Cluster” outbreak

The Williamson County Rapid Response Viral Strike team says it is responding to San Gabriel Rehabilitation and Care Center and other possible COVID-19 nursing home clusters here in Round Rock. Amy Jarosek, team leader for the Viral Strike Force confirmed that a cluster has been detected at the San Gabriel Rehabilitation and Care Center facility …

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8th Annual Night Rider Family Bike Ride on Saturday, August 15th

August 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will host the 8th Annual Night Rider Family Bike Ride on Saturday, August 15 starting at dark at the Rabb House which is adjacent to the Play for All Park. Night Rider is a unique and exciting organized GLOW bike ride utilizing the Brushy Creek …

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Update: TxDOT postpones virtual public hearing for US 79 road project

Update: TxDOT has postponed the virtual public hearing. Details about the future public hearing will be provided as they are confirmed. TxDOT announced it would host a virtual public hearing for the US 79 road project from 9 a.m. Thursday, July 9 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 24. The virtual public hearing was canceled and …

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The Department of Justice Warns of Inaccurate Flyers and Postings

“The Department of Justice Warns of Inaccurate Flyers and Postings Regarding the Use of Face Masks and the Americans with Disabilities Act” “Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband reiterated today that cards and other documents bearing the Department of Justice seal and claiming that individuals are exempt from face mask requirements …

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Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus Near Southwest Williamson County Regional Park

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus Near Southwest Williamson County Regional ParkJuly 10, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) — A sample of mosquitoes collected from a trap near theSouthwest Williamson County Regional Park located in area of FM 1431 and CR 175 has testedpositive for West Nile Virus. The testing is part of the Williamson …

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Round Rock Council votes to hold previously postponed elections in May 2021

Council Members vote 6-1 on new date for uniform, special elections The Round Rock City Council voted Thursday, July 9, to hold the general and special elections originally scheduled for May 2020 on May 1, 2021. Council Members voted 6-1 on the new date, with Council Member Hilda Montgomery casting the lone dissenting vote. Texas …

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Chisholm Trail road closure scheduled July 13-early August

Closure limited to area between RM 620 and Sunset Drive Utility work related to the RM 620 project will necessitate the closure of Chisholm Trail between RM 620 and Sunset Drive in the coming weeks. The section of road will be closed at 7 a.m. Monday, July 13 through early August. Traffic will be detoured to the …

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A new Covid-19 “activity” risk assessment chart released by TMA

With all the different articles, news reports, and expert opinions out there it is getting hard to put everything into perspective when it comes to which activities are high risk and which are low-risk activities. The Texas Medical Association located in Austin has compiled a chart of common activities and prioritized them from low to …

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