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I Confess...
...that when up-and-coming Round Rock Public Library staffer Eric T. nominated Texas in Her Own Words for this year's Round Rock Reads! ballot, I joined in the chorus of committee approval, all the while asserting confidently, "Of course, it'll...
Texas in her Own Words is the winner!
Thanks to everyone who showed up at Tuesday night's kickoff celebration of Round Rock Reads! A special thanks to City Council Member Carlos Salinas for announcing the winning book and to author Tweed Scott for his entertaining talk. We'd also...
And The Winner Is....
You'll find out if you come to the Round Rock Reads kickoff celebration this Tuesday night at the library! At 7 PM, City Council Member Carlos Salinas will announce the book that we will read as a community in the coming months. Author Tweed Scott...
It's time to vote!
I know, I know...it's not the easiest time of year; the holidays are over, time to take down the Christmas decorations, time to start working on those New Year's resolutions. What's there to look forward to, you ask? Round Rock Reads! You...
What should we read?
You get to help decide. Starting January 1st, the Round Rock Public Library will launch its second annual Round Rock Reads program with a 31-day election that will determine the book our city will read in 2008. You can vote online on the City's website...
The Book
We had a great brown-bag discussion of The Devil's Highway last Saturday. Near the end of the event, we came up with a few questions for Mr. Urrea, the author, so I've been waiting to post until I heard back from him. Well, he hasn't responded...
Panel Wrap-up
The panel discussion on immigration Monday evening at City Hall was lively. A crowd of about 50 people were in attendance, and many stayed until the end to ask questions of the panelists. Reverend Dr. William Sappenfield served as the moderator and each...
Immigration Panel Discussion Monday night moved to Council Chambers
We've moved the Immigration Panel Discussion from the library to the Council Chambers in City Hall. The acoustics are better at this location, plus the disucssion will be videotaped and podcasted. If you can't make the discussion (Monday night...
Beginning our Journey
Since I finished reading the book, I realize I really don't know a lot about the issue of immigration. This weekend, I set out to educate myself. For this post, I'll start with listing some good websites, links and facts about immigration. For...
Hit the Road: The Devil's Highway
In May 2001, 26 men crossed the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona and only 12 made it out alive. Round Rock Reads! has begun! On May 31, Mayor Nyle Maxwell announced the winning book for Round Rock's first community-wide book club...