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Chemistry Teacher Competing in the Jeopardy! Teacher’s Tournament

Chemistry Teacher Competing in the Jeopardy! Teacher’s Tournament

April 10, 2019

The process to become a contestant on “Jeopardy!” has become more accessible over the years as the game has grown their online presence. However, the n...

Two Student’s Heroic Actions Save a Life

Two Student’s Heroic Actions Save a Life

February 22, 2019

Taking Monday off of school for a holiday didn’t prove to be the usual fun and relaxing day for two Round Rock juniors. Tyler Ludemann and Nick Goodrum found themselves in an unexpected situation that forced them to think quick on their feet while facing the immense pressure of being the deciding factor of someone’s life. On Jan. 21, the two juniors were enjoying their Monday off of school when the unexpected happened.

Coach Carter’s Winning Philosophy Is Bigger than Just Baseball

Coach Carter’s Winning Philosophy Is Bigger than Just Baseball

February 8, 2019

February 21st marks the first pitch of the Dragons’ 2019 regular season. The team will be looking to continue their historic success under the tutelage of C...

Round Rock volleyball players take to the sand

Round Rock volleyball players take to the sand

December 14, 2018

Round Rock has produced a high level indoor volleyball program over the years, but very few know that many of the players on these teams compete in sand volleyball outside of school as well. Sophomores Kaeley Mehok, Calynn Griffin, Elle Cassady, and Joley Plummer all play competitive sand volleyball throughout the year.

Austin’s Small Venues

Austin’s Small Venues

November 12, 2018

Austin is commonly known as the live music capital of the world. Large music festivals throughout the year,like Austin City Limits, help establish Aus...

The History of Lamppost Coffee

The History of Lamppost Coffee

November 12, 2018

Round Rock is surrounded by locally owned and operated businesses. Lamppost Coffee, located across the street from Round Rock High School at 1205 Round ...

“Marching Music’s Major League”

“Marching Music’s Major League”

October 29, 2018

In the world of marching band there are many levels of professionalism, just like other school activities. In football, there is high school, collegiat...

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade

October 18, 2018

The homecoming parade was filled with 69 floats, team bonding, and candy. The route is two miles, beginning at St Williams Catholic Church, and ending at the 1100 building of the school.

Tragedy Strikes ‘Tio’ Dan

Tragedy Strikes ‘Tio’ Dan

October 10, 2018

Long time local restaurant Tio Dan’s Puffy Tacos faced catastrophe in late August of 2017 when a fire broke out and forced the Round Rock stapel to close and cost the establishment an estimated amount of $250,000. This was one of the many challenges for the restaurant's owner Dan Balderas had to face in his lifetime.

Austin Events

Austin Events

October 4, 2018

Austin City Limits Music festival 10/5/18-10/7/18  10/12/18-10/14/18 ACL is a huge music based event held in Austin. This year, popular artist such as Khalid, Shawn Mendes, Hozier and many more will be performing live. Plenty of activities and food trucks will be available throughout the venue. The event is held in Zilker park. A shuttle will be available downtown, and uber is always an option as well. Although three-day passes are sold out, people are selling their tickets.

Hoody’s Subs

Hoody’s Subs

September 26, 2018

Hoody’s Subs, an east coast sub sandwich shop located across the street from Round Rock High School, has been a staple in the Round Rock community sin...

Q&A With the President of the Round Rock Express

Q&A With the President of the Round Rock Express

September 24, 2018

For nearly 20 years the Round Rock Express have entertained the public at the Dell Diamond. Over that time the Express have become a staple of the Triple-A scene and our community, growing into the 40 million dollar club and one of the most successful teams in the MiLB. The Express recently became the Houston Astros Triple-A Affiliate and recently I had the opportunity to talk to one of the men behind that move, President of the Express Chris Almendarez and ask a few questions about being a Minor League Executive.

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