Hello again, everybody! I’m back with your fresh edition of the Round Rock Daily. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.
First, today’s weather:
Mostly sunny and hot. High: 108 Low: 79.
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Here are the top three stories today in Round Rock:
- On Jul. 9, a teenager with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries was transported to a Round Rock area trauma center after being shot. At 5:18 p.m., the Austin Police Department received a call about a shooting in the area of E. Yager Lane and Thompkins Drive, but APD said the teenager was shot in a different location. As of Jul. 10, there is no other information. (FOX 7 Austin)
- In March, a coalition of early childhood advocates and part of the United Way for Greater Austin, Success By 6, conducted a survey of 91 child care centers in Travis County, including ones in Austin and Round Rock. The survey found that 89 percent of the centers had difficulty hiring in the previous six months, 43 percent had limited hours due to staffing shortages, 56 percent reported they were under-enrolled because they didn’t have necessary workers, and 94 percent had a waitlist. Cathy McHorse, vice president of Success By 6 at United Way for Greater Austin, said, “Much of the challenge with the lack of access to affordable child care is right now, like in many other industries, our child care sector is experiencing a staffing crisis.” (KXAN)
- On Thursday, Jul. 7, four colleges in Texas, including Austin Community College Round Rock campus, received hoax bomb threats. After precautionary searches of the threatened campuses and finding no devices, the police determined the threats to be fake. The FBI National Press Office said, “The FBI takes all potential threats seriously and we regularly work with our law enforcement partners to determine their credibility. As always, we would like to remind members of the public that if they observe anything suspicious to report it to law enforcement immediately.” (Local Profile)
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Today in Round Rock:
- Scholastic Book Fair At Rhe Library At Round Rock Public Library (5:30 PM)
- Run With Round Rock PD At Fleet Feet running store (5:45 PM)
- Virtual Friends Of The Round Rock Public Library Meeting At Round Rock Public Library (6:30 PM)
- Play Zone and Board Games (All Ages) At Round Rock Public Library (6:30 PM)
From my notebook:
- Austin Community College (ACC) has proposed to raise employee pay five to 15 percent for the 2022-2023 fiscal year due to increases in the cost of living on-campus, including the ACC Round Rock campus. View the link to see the full article. (Community Impact)
- Looking for a new home? Check out a newly listed, beautiful five-bedroom on Alexandrite Way in Round Rock! View the link to see the latest homes on the market in Round Rock. (Round Rock Patch)
- Don’t miss out on the next free “Friday Fun Nights” at Yonders Point on Jul. 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Click here for more information. (Facebook)
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Thanks for following along and staying informed! See you tomorrow for your next update.
— Rose Mendez
About me: Rose Mendez is a freelance writer. She is studying English Literature at Hunter College. She loves reading, walking around the city, and coffee!