Category Archives: Round Rock

Voters approve measure in Special Local Option Election

The sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages is now legal throughout the entire Round Rock City limits, following a Special Local Option Election.

Voters approved the measure on Nov. 6, with 28,531 voting “for” and 6,341 voting “against” the proposition. Round Rock City Council canvassed the results of the election at its Nov. 20 meeting.

Previously, approximately 80 percent of the city allowed for the sale of all alcoholic beverages in restaurants and bars, while the remaining areas were only permitted to sell beer and wine.

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Round Rock named top choice for sports events planners

Talk about a big win for the Sports Capital of Texas!

SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States, announced that the Round Rock Convention Visitors Bureau has been recognized as a 2019 Readers’ Choice Award winner.

Sports event professionals were asked to nominate destinations and sports venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the youth and amateur sports groups they host. Nominations were received from readers and the top picks were selected based on results from an online voting system. A record number of votes were cast for the annual contest, with Round Rock winning by a landslide.

“The destinations and venues nominated for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards are outstanding examples of how sports commissions and CVBs provide exemplary service to youth and amateur sporting events,” said Sherri Middleton, Managing Editor.

“It is my honor to recognize Round Rock Convention Visitors Bureau as a 2019 Destination winner,” Middleton said.


Round Rock holds the distinct title of “Sports Capital of Texas” for amateur, youth and recreational sports. It is well-equipped with exceptional sports facilities, like the new Round Rock Multipurpose Complex and Round Rock Sports Center, to accommodate every indoor and outdoor sport.

Off the field, Round Rock champions a well-rounded visitor experience for the whole family. Specialty retail stores like IKEABass Pro Shops and the Round Rock Premium Outlets, delicious restaurants, outdoor adventures and numerous lodging options make Round Rock the perfect sports event destination for athletes and spectators alike.

Award-winning destinations and venues for youth and amateur sports will be honored in the January 2019 issue of SportsEvents Magazine.

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Love the Rock 2018, by the numbers

Love the Rock 2018More than 1,000 volunteers joined forces with the City of Round Rock to “Love the Rock” on Oct. 27.

Round Rock’s annual Love the Rock volunteer event kicked off at Stoney Point High School before volunteers from 40 different churches came together for a single day of volunteer service in our community. 

Volunteers performed voluntary fire safety inspections and smoke detector installation, neighborhood cleanup assistance and curb address painting in the Mesa Ridge and Mesa Village neighborhoods. Using tools from the City’s Tool Lending Center, volunteers mowed and weeded lawns, trimmed trees and bushes, hauled heavy items and more.

So how did we do this year? Here’s the total impact, by the numbers:

  • 28 tons of bulk trash collected
  • 5.8 tons of brush recycled
  • 17 low-hanging tree code issues resolved
  • 25 homes received cleanup assistance
  • 95 tools checked out from Tool Lending Center
  • 272 addresses painted on curbs
  • 204 smoke alarms installed in 70 homes
  • 16 fire suppression devices installed above stoves
  • 200-300 yards of mulch spread in parks

This event was about much more than just numbers, though. As Mayor Craig Morgan said, “It’s about people, and taking care of our own.” Take a look:

Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers! Your servant hearts are what make Round Rock a great place to live.

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Pavement work scheduled on Texas Avenue

The City of Round Rock will be performing pavement surface milling and overlay along Texas Avenue from Greenhill Drive to Country Aire Drive. This work will require the existing road closure to extend to Country Aire Drive. The contractor will begin milling on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 a.m. and the road is anticipated to reopen by the end of the day. 

As the road will be closed to traffic during construction, drivers should expect delays and be on the lookout for workers in the work area. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes if possible. 

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