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Celebrate Juneteenth with these Austin-area events

Multiple Austin-area communities will celebrate Juneteenth, a day commemorating the end of slavery in Texas.


Strickland Bros. 10 Minute Oil Change now serving Round Rock drivers

Strickland Bros. 10 Minute Oil Change began servicing customer vehicles at 2001 S. A.W. Grimes Blvd., Round Rock, in mid-May.


Long Island Deli now open in former Little Red Wagon building in Round Rock

Long Island Deli opened in the former Little Red Wagon building at 1207 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, May 24.



Health care providers in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto look ahead to virtual future

National figures run parallel to local data, as a recent snapshot from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicates an approximately 3,000% increase in the number of telehealth sessions held nationwide from March 2019-March 2021.


8 businesses now open or coming soon to Round Rock

From an ice cream joint to a well-known used book store, several new businesses are now open or coming soon to Round Rock. 


Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill in Round Rock to host grand reopening June 11

Smokey Creek Cajun Bar and Grill will host a grand reopening June 11 at 1 p.m.


Mini-golf, dancing and Pride: The June to-do list for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

From pride festivals to live, outdoor music to mini-golf in a library, the month of June is packed with things to do. 



RRISD board tables single-member districts discussion

The Round Rock ISD board of trustees voted to table a resolution that would have allowed the district to engage with a firm to further explore single-member districts during a June 2 meeting. 


TxDOT partners with law enforcement to reduce speed-related deaths

Texas is home to the highest speed limit in the nation, with maximum speeds reaching 85 mph on a portion of SH 130 between Austin and San Antonio.


Texas teachers respond to Gov. Abbott’s calls for legislative, district committees on school safety following Uvalde shooting

The Texas State Teachers Association wants lawmakers to push for gun legislation in the wake of the Uvalde shooting.


Round Rock's Tiemann Art Gallery closing after 2 years of operation

The Tiemann Art Gallery will close by the end of July, according to owner Carrie Tiemann.



Thig's Diamond Kutz opens in Round Rock following delays

Hutto-based barbershop Thig's Diamond Kutz opened a second location in Round Rock on May 25, according to owner William Thigpen, following delays from planned March and April openings.


ICYMI: Round Rock City Council approves economic incentive for Valex; council members sworn in; BCRUA contracts approved

Catch up on the latest actions taken by Round Rock City Council at its May 26 meeting.


Williamson County Commissioners Court moves forward with restructuring emergency dispatch communications

The agreement could bring changes to telecommunications for law enforcement, the fire department and emergency medical services.


About 8% of Austin-area voters cast ballots in primary runoffs

Voters in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties had the opportunity to weigh in on candidates for state and local positions ahead of the November general election.



Velvet Taco eyeing Round Rock for new restaurant location

Representatives of Velvet Taco and the city of Round Rock have confirmed a new location is coming to the area soon.



Third Whataburger location now open in Round Rock on University Boulevard

Round Rock's third Whataburger location opened at 281 University Blvd. in early May.


Round Rock ISD to provide free meals during summer break

The district is taking advantage of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Meals Program, the Seamless Summer Option, according to a news release from RRISD.



6 Austin-area events to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Austin-area cities will hold several LGBTQ pride events this summer, some for the first time.


New Black Rock Coffee Bar location in Hutto to open June 3

A new Black Rock Coffee Bar location will host a grand opening event June 3 featuring free drinks from 5 a.m.-9 p.m.


Photos: Memorial Day event opens new space at Round Rock's Old Settlers Park

Several hundred pay their respects to fallen soldiers