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Happy Monday, Round Rock! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Round Rock today.

First, today’s weather:

Morning rain; mostly cloudy. High: 54 Low: 40.

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Here are the top stories in Round Rock today:

  1. On Sunday, Access Education RRISD, a group concerned with how Round Rock ISD is handling COVID-19, gathered for a rally outside the Texas Governor’s Mansion. Access Education RRISD describes itself as “a local, grassroots organization of engaged, concerned Round Rock ISD parents and community members organizing in our community.” The group is asking the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to give schools the resources to combat COVID-19. (KVUE)
  2. According to employment estimates reported by the Texas Workforce Commission, the Amarillo and Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) recorded December’s lowest unemployment rates among Texas MSAs. The non-seasonally-adjusted rate of the area is 2.9 percent, followed by College Station-Bryan at 3.2 percent, then Abilene and Lubbock each at 3.3 percent.

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Today in Round Rock:

  • 2nd Impression Print Show At Round Rock Arts (12:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Over 1,200 Central Texas DECA students competed at Cedar Ridge High School, presenting business, marketing, hospitality, and finance concepts. Events like this are made possible by committed teachers, involved community members, and eager students. Congratulations to the competitors, teachers, and volunteers for a successful event. (Facebook)
  • Looking for a job in animal control? No two days are the same in Round Rock Animal Control. Animal Control Officers save animals of all stripes. Applications are due on Jan. 27 for this civilian position. (Instagram)
  • The Chaparral Women’s Club and some little helpers had the best time yesterday morning assembling Birthday Boxes for PIE! They were able to assemble all 43 bags for the month in just an hour thanks to all of the helping hands. (Facebook)

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Nicole Fallon-Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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