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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

September 2nd @ 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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Three Police officers shot in Cedar Park

UPDATE: 9:00 am – The suspect and the last hostage have come out and the area is secured. The area will still continue to see police activity as the investigation continues. UPDATE: Three officers are in stable condition. One was hit in the arm, a second shot in the chest but his bullet proof vest …

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Looks like UT Longhorns will not be playing conference football this fall!

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have announced they will not be playing football this fall due to concerns about Covid-19. The Big 10 conference, which includes the UT Longhorns, stated that it was a difficult decision but it was made in the best interest of the players. Last week several of the Big Ten conference teams …

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Some good news on the Covid-19 front

So where are we now? Well, the good news is that the rate of new infections in Round Rock has dropped from 45 new cases per day in the first week in July to 23 new cases per day. It is good that the rate of new infections is dropping but at the rate they …

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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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Body found in Manor may be missing Round Rock man

July 1st the Round Rock Police posted a request for assistance in locating Christopher Thomas Branham. on their Facebook page. He was last seen on June 23rd at the Red Roof Inn at 1990 N. IH 35 wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and laced-up shoes. Christopher’s family also posted several times on Facebook asking for help …

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NASA successfully launches the next step to Mars

July 30th, 2020 Under clear skies in Florida this morning N.A.S.A launched their latest Mars rover “Perseverance” and another new tool in their search for life on the Red Planet, the “Ingenuity”. The high tech duo began their journey early this morning but will not set down on the Martian soil until February 18th,2021. The …

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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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The city warns that “Flushable” wipes should not be flushed!

Even thought the package says “Flushable” those wipe might cost you if you flush them. Most wipes are too thick and do not disintegrate easily. That means the may clog your wastewater pipe and the back up could get expensive. At best you may need to call a plumber and pay him to open the …

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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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