All-Star INF Carpenter released from Rangers' Triple-A team
Three-time All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter was released by the Texas Rangers from their Triple-A team Thursday, and became a free agent in a mutual decision because of the lack of opportunity with their big league team. The 36-year-old Carpenter went to spring training on a minor league contract and accepted the assignment to Round Rock when he didn't make Rangers' opening day roster. Carpenter played his first 11 major league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, who took him in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft from TCU, which is about 20 miles from the Rangers’ home ballpark.news.yahoo.com
Westwood steals first game of playoffs from San Marcos
Head coach Bryan Webb lives by “you never know.”San Marcos and Round Rock Westwood are locked into a first-round, three-game series which was chosen by Westwood, the District 25-6A champion.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
San Marcos faces off with Round Rock in playoffs
From one challenge to another is San Marcos’ agenda.The Lady Rattlers struggled to defeat District 26-6A opponent Austin Akins over the last few years, going 0-3 versus the Lady Eagles in the last two[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Mission CISD public relations department wins awards
The Mission CISD public relations department was lauded with awards for its work in education communication last month by the Texas School Public Relations Association’s annual award celebration in Round Rock. The district earned four gold star awards and one bronze star award, winning for entries in video promotional, video marketing, video feature story, image/identity package and video news package. “The department received a Star Award for each entry submitted for the contest,” a news release from the school said. It also noted the school submitted a record setting number of entries this year. Mission’s six-person public relations and marketing department is led by Craig Verley.myrgv.com
George E. Powell
George Eugene “Gene” Powell, 83, formerly of La Pryor, retired assistant chief of the Texas Rangers, died on Feb. 9, 2022. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, and the funeral service is set from 10-11 a.m., at Faith Baptist Church, 3625 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, with the Rev. David Walther officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. […]uvaldeleadernews.com
San Marcos wins Silver Bracket at Westwood tourney
ROUND ROCK — The San Marcos Lady Rattlers won the Silver Bracket at the 13th annual Westwood Showcase Tournament this past weekend. In Saturday’s 9 a.m.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Presidio coach wins cross-country coach of the year award – The Big Bend Sentinel
PRESIDIO – Presidio High School Coach Alonzo Samaniego was selected as the top boys cross-country coach throughout the state of Texas in the 3A division. The award was given by the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas, and Samaniego was invited to be a guest speaker at the association's annual coaches clinic in June.bigbendsentinel.com
Smithson Valley baseball’s season ends in UIL Class 6A State semifinals against Rockwall Heath
Making the program's first appearance in the state baseball tournament since 2005, Smithson Valley fell behind early and was unable to mount a late comeback in a loss to Rockwall Heath in the Class 6A semifinals on Friday night.
HIGHLIGHTS: Alamo Heights baseball, O’Connor softball advance in playoffs
In the Area Round of the high school baseball playoffs, Alamo Heights roars past Eagle Pass Winn with a 9-1 victory, while Johnson battles Round Rock looking to keep their season alive. In the high school softball playoffs, O'Connor jumps out to an early lead and survives a late rally to top Brennan and advance to the Regional Semifinals.
HIGHLIGHTS: Schertz John Paul II boys, girls battle for TAPPS Division III State soccer titles
ROUND ROCK – Both the girls and boys soccer teams from Schertz John Paul II qualified for their respective TAPPS Division III State Championship Game, and they come up just short in dramatic battles with Dallas Covenant School. Champion Score Runner-Up Boys Dallas Covenant School 1-0 Schertz John Paul II Girls Dallas Covenant School 3-1 Schertz John Paul IIMORE TAPPS STATE SOCCER COVERAGE
TMI boys soccer wins third consecutive TAPPS State Division II Championship
ROUND ROCK – Twelve TMI seniors took the field at Round Rock Multipurpose Complex on Friday with a rare opportunity to win three straight TAPPS state titles. The Panthers scored early and often in a 5-0 rout of Frisco Legacy Christian in the TAPPS Division II State Championship Game. @TMIEpiscopal boys soccer have gone back to back to back - catch all the highlights and hear from the Panthers on their victory coming up ONLY on #KSATsports! @InstantReplaySA pic.twitter.com/EQ8BQdWbwH — Andrew Cely (@ACelySports) March 6, 2021“It’s crazy, winning three years in a row,” Parra said. AdThe Panthers have now won four of the last five TAPPS Division II State titles.
Austin police chief retires after criticism for use of force
FILE - In this March 21, 2018 file photo, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley briefs the media in the Austin suburb of Round Rock, Texas. Austin officials said Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, that Manley is stepping down after leading the police force since May of 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas – The police chief in the Texas capital city of Austin, who had been at the center of ongoing criticism following a fatal police shooting and controversial uses of force by officers, announced Friday that he is retiring after 30 years with the department. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said he knows in his heart “it is time to pursue that next opportunity” and does not think he could give the attention necessary to leading the police force as he has done since May 2018. The city announced in December that 11 Austin police officers had been disciplined for their actions during late May protests.
Proposed law would prohibit Texas law enforcement agencies from reality TV deals
Talarcio named House Bill 54 “Javier Ambler’s law," and wrote the bill with Ambler’s family, he said. Ambler was killed after he was chased by Williamson County deputies for failing to dim his headlights in March 2019. He was heard begging “Save me” and “I can’t breathe” before he was stunned a fourth time and lost consciousness. “In the tragic murder of Javier Ambler, we saw what happens when law enforcement leaders are more interested in boosting their ratings than protecting our communities. Law enforcement reality television has caused issues in Bexar County, too.
The largest indoor waterpark in Texas is now open
ROUND ROCK, Texas – One of “America’s largest indoor waterparks” is opening Thursday in Round Rock, just north of Austin. Going to a waterpark in November might not sound like a great idea, although who really knows with Texas weather, but an indoor waterpark makes year-round visits possible no matter what it looks like outside. The 350-acre resort complex will include 223,000 square feet of waterpark, which would put it at No. 2 in size behind DreamWorks Water Park in New Jersey, a 370,260-square-foot waterpark. The African-themed resort and water park will be located on U.S. 79 near Old Settlers Park.
Video gives inside look at massive indoor waterpark set to open in Central Texas in November
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, touted as one of “America’s largest indoor waterparks” is set to open in Round Rock, just north of Austin, on Nov. 12. The Kalahari Round Rock Resort is expected to have 975 guest rooms, five restaurants, 10,000 square feet of retail space and 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for conventions and events. The Kalahari Resort in Round Rock is expected to have 223,000 square feet of waterpark which would put it at No. 2 in size behind DreamWorks Water Park in New Jersey, a 370,260 square foot waterpark, which is expected to open sometime in 2020. The African-themed resort and water park will be located on U.S. 79 near Old Settlers Park.
One of the largest indoor waterparks in the world is planning to open in Texas in November
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Going to a waterpark in November might not sound like a great idea, although who really knows with Texas weather, but an indoor waterpark is a whole different ballgame. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is scheduled to open what it refers to as “America’s largest indoor waterpark” in Round Rock, just north of Austin, on Nov. 12. 2 behind DreamWorks Water Park in New Jersey, a 370,260 square foot waterpark, which is expected to open sometime in 2020. The African-themed resort and water park will be located on U.S. 79 near Old Settlers Park. Related headlines:New renderings show ‘America’s largest indoor water park’ slated to open in Texas in 2020Huge African-themed water park and resort coming to Texas
New renderings show ‘America’s largest indoor water park’ slated to open in Texas in 2020
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, a 223,000-square-foot indoor water park, is scheduled to open in Round Rock this year. Huge African-themed water park and resort coming to TexasThe African-themed resort and water park will be located on U.S. 79 near Old Settlers Park. “We really pride ourselves on being good neighbors to the communities that Kalahari calls home,” Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Owner Todd Nelson said. “When we design our resorts, we stay focused on adding amenities that everyone can experience and enjoy – not only our overnight guests.”Trip Savvy lists America’s current largest indoor water park as Kalahari Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania which is around 220,000 square feet. PHOTOS: African-themed Kalahari water park and resort coming to Texas