? Local Arrested For Robbery + School Board Races Heating Up? – Patch

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First, today’s weather:

Sunshine; breezy, pleasant. High: 77 Low: 47.

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Here are the top three stories in Round Rock today:

  1. Benjamin Brusen of Round Rock was arrested on Mar. 10 in Kerr County. He is a suspect in a robbery at a Dripping Springs gas station on Mar. 6, where he allegedly demanded money from the clerk and then fled the scene in a white passenger car. (Hays Free Press)
  2. Texas school board races are no longer “quiet” as “angry debates over masks, race and sex have unfolded between parents and school boards.” On Mar. 8, the formation of Safe Schools for Texas was announced by the liberal organization Texas Blue Action. Safe Schools for Texas will focus on Round Rock and other nearby areas, and will “endorse school board candidates in the upcoming May elections.” Lana Hansen, president of Safe Schools For All, said the group is trying to counter the conservatives and “bring in candidates that aren’t gonna support book bans.” (KERA News)
  3. Late in summer 2022, a new Kindercare Learning Centers location will open at 2700 Sam Bass Road in Round Rock. Kindercare provides early education and daycare programming for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. (Community Impact Newspaper)

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Today in Round Rock:

  • Babytime, At Round Rock Public Library (9:30 AM)
  • Red, White And Melanin, At Slims Last Call (6:00 PM)
  • Madam Radar Live, At Cork and Barrel (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Check out three open-houses on Saturday, Mar. 19 in Round Rock! View the link for details. (Round Rock Patch)
  • The latest numbers of COVID-19 cases for the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area are here. View the link to see the information. (Patch)
  • Need something for your kids to do this summer? Round Rock Express has opened registration for baseball and softball summer camps! See more information here. (FOX 7 Austin)

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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!

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