Y’all, who’s ready to say Sayonara to ice and freezing rain? *Raise your hand* I definitely am! For now, I’m back with your new edition of the Round Rock Daily. Here’s everything you need to know right now, including updates on:
- What to do if you have branches down
- A famous Cookie Bakery is coming to town!
- Local business penalized for permitting a juvenile employee to perform prohibited work
But first today’s weather: it’s still quite cold outside and there may be patches of ice on bridges and flyovers – drive with care!
Cloudy with a passing shower. High: 38 Low: 31.
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Here are the top stories at Round Rock today:
- City of Round Rock has some tips for you not to stress Dealing with fallen branches from this week’s winter storm. “Residents can place up to 7 additional items free of charge next to garbage cans on garbage collection day.” Citizens can drop off brushes for free at the Brush Recycling Center upon presentation of a water bill and valid driver’s license. Finally, local residents can arrange curbside pickup for a minimum fee of $25. Visit City of Round Rock for more details on these options and what safety measures to take if you encounter a downed power line.
- Curious about what businesses are being built in the city? Check out these latest commercial permits filed in Round Rock: Salad and Go at FM 620 estimated completion Nov. 2023, Color Coated Nails Bar & Spa at 2980 Joe DiMaggio Blvd. Estimated Completion Sept 2023, Pet Supplies Plus at 17420 N. FM 620 Estimated Completion May 2023 and keeping a very popular revelation for the last…Crumbl Cookies on Front Street 3021 S. I-35 Estimated Completion July 2023! Visit the Community Impact Newspaper for information on other submitted commercial permits.
- A 17 year old The teenager was seriously injured while working on a forklift in June 2021during busy with Round Rock Landscape Supplies. The company “permitted the minor to use a forklift and operate a skid steer loader, in violation of the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act for young workers.” Round Rock Landscape Supplies also failed to keep accurate records of other underage employees, resulting in yet another violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act. The employer pieced together by changing labor practices to comply with the law, cooperating with investigators, and paying a total of $34,355 in civil fines. Fort Worth Star-Telegram has more to this story.
Today in Round Rock: *Travelling with caution on icy roads*
From my notebook:
- Round Rock ISD recognizes the start of Black History Month! “In February, Americans in the United States commemorate Black History Month, also known as African American History Month. During this time, we celebrate the rich cultural heritage, triumphs, and the myriad contributions that Black men and women have made throughout history.” (Round Rock ISD Instagram)
- Do not touch fallen power lines! “⚠️UPDATE⚠️: Ice accumulation is causing isolated power outages in Round Rock due to the weight of tree branches and ice on power lines. NEVER approach, touch, or attempt to close a downed power line or any object in contact with a power line move.” (Facebook of Round Rock City Government)
- Road closures until further notice: “Continue to avoid all non-essential travel. Thursday should be better. Current road closures: ⛔️all flyovers between IH-35 and SH-45 ⛔️SH-45 westbound exit to Greenlawn ⛔️SH-45 eastbound exit to La Frontera ⛔️IH northbound -35 exit for RM 620 and up.” (Round Rock Police Department Instagram)
- What to do in the event of a power outage:“If you lose power, please call your electric service provider, NOT 911. This allows our workers to focus on emergency calls.” (Williamson County and Cities Health District Facebook)
- Give blood donations: “The winter storm closures will have a serious impact on our community blood supply. We urge donors to schedule an appointment beginning this Thursday to help us restore service to area hospitals and their patients.” (Austin American-Statesman)
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