🌱 Teenager At RR Hospital After Shooting + Child Care Staffing Crisis

Hello everyone! I’m back with your fresh issue 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 warm. High: 108 Low: 79.

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Here are the top three stories in Round Rock today:

  1. On July 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 vicinity of E. Yager Lane and Thompkins Drive, but APD said the teenager was shot elsewhere. As of July 10, there is no other information. (FOX 7 Austin)
  2. In March, a coalition of early childhood advocates and part of the United Way for Greater Austin, Success By 6, led a survey of 91 child care centers in Travis County, including those in Austin and Round Rock. The survey found that 89 percent of the centers have struggled to rent in the past six months, 43 per cent had limited hours due to staff shortages, 56 per cent reported being under-enrolled because they did not have the necessary workers, and 94 percent had a waiting list. Cathy McHorse, vice president of Success At 6 at United Way for Greater Austin, said: “Much of the challenge with the lack of access to affordable childcare is that, as in many other industries, our childcare sector is experiencing a shortage of staff. crisis.” (KXAN)
  3. On Thursday, July 7, four colleges in Texas, including Austin Community College Round Rock Campus, received hoax bomb threats. After precautionary searches on the endangered campuses and no devices found, police determined that the threats were false. 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 want to remind members of the public that if they perceive anything suspicious to do so, report 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 (17:30)
  • Running With Round Rock PD By Fleet Feet hardloopwinkel (17:45)
  • Virtual Friends Of The Round Rock Public Library Meeting At Round Rock Public Library (18:30)
  • Play zone and board games (all ages) At Round Rock Public Library (18:30)

From my notebook:

  • Austin Community College (ACC) has proposed to increase employees’ salaries from 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. Check out the link to see the full article. (Community Impact)
  • Looking for a new home? Look at a newly listed, beautiful five bedroom on Alexandrite Way in Round Rock! Check out the link to see the latest homes on the market in Round Rock. (Round Rock Patch)
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Rose Mendez

About me: Rose Mendez is a freelance writer. She is studying English literature at Hunter College. She loves reading, walking in the city and coffee!

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