? Multi-Car Crash On I-35 + Local Congressional Map Explained – Round Rock, TX Patch

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Hey, people of Round Rock! It’s me again, Nicole Fallon-Peek, your host of the Round Rock Daily.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and cold. High: 45 Low: 23.

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Here are the top stories in Round Rock today:

  1. On Friday morning, emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle crash around 6:35 a.m. on the southbound lanes of I-35 at U.S. 79. Several vehicles appeared to spin out on the roadways. The far left lane remained open while crews worked to clear the road, though the crash temporarily caused delays for both inbound and outbound traffic. (KEYE TV CBS Austin)
  2. The 2022 version of the Central Texas congressional map will have at least one, possibly two members of the U.S. House of Representatives to call its own: the new TX-37, where Lloyd Doggett is seeking his 15th term in Congress, and TX-35, which is now dominated by Travis and Hays County voters. The new congressional map was mostly drawn by the incumbent GOP members of the Texas delegation. (Austin Chronicle)
  3. Looking to plot out your February activities in Round Rock? Next week (Feb. 12), check out the Clean Culture car show at the Dell Diamond. On Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy a three-course, pre-fixe dinner at Wine Sensation, or participate in a socially-distanced 5K run for the Round Rock Police Department. Later in the month, catch some exciting off-season baseball during the three-day Karbach Round Rock Classic, beginning Feb. 25. (Community Impact Newspaper)

Today in Round Rock:

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  • Family Storytime At The Round Rock Public Library (11:00 AM)
  • 2nd Impression Print Show At Round Rock Arts Downtowner Gallery (12:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The City of Round Rock has adjusted trash and recycling pickup days due to the recent icy conditions. Thursday collections will move to today, Feb. 5, and Friday collections will be picked up Monday, Feb. 7. (Facebook)
  • Throughout the month of February, the Round Rock Public Library is holding a book cover photo contest with prizes. Submit a photo of you recreating your favorite book cover, whether it’s romance, mystery, nonfiction, or anything in between! (Facebook)
  • The CHASCO Family YMCA is hosting 45-minute instructional soccer classes starting on Feb. 28. Players will learn individual technical skills in areas of dribbling, passing, shooting, and receiving all while having fun and engaging in skill drills. Learn more here. (Facebook)
  • Want a new furry friend? These adorable Round Rock area pets are looking for their forever home. (Round Rock Patch)

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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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