The city of Round Rock launched a pi­lot re­bate pro­gram for ef­fi­cient wash­ing machines on Dec. 7. The pro­gram, which is avail­able for Round Rock water cus­tomers, aims to pro­mote ef­fi­cient water use, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

City water cus­tomers who go to a Round Rock re­tailer and pur­chase a new clothes washer from a list of ac­cept­able wash­ers pro­vided by the Con­sor­tium for En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency can re­ceive a $75 re­bate.

The city’s washer re­bate pro­gram comes af­ter the city re­in­stated its re­bate pro­gram for ef­fi­cient toi­lets in Novem­ber. The ef­fi­cient toi­let pro­gram is open to sin­gle­fam­ily res­i­den­tial Round Rock water cus­tomers whose homes were built be­fore 1996.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the re­bate pro­gram or to get an ap­pli­ca­tion, go to roundrock­texas.gov or call 6712872.

The Hutto Parks and Recre­ation De­part­ment is of­fer­ing a hol­i­day camp for all ele­men­tary-age chil­dren while schools are on break.

The camp will fea­ture var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing games and arts and crafts, and space is lim­ited. The de­part­ment of­fers the camp Dec. 26-28, Dec. 31, Jan. 2-4 and Jan. 7, with costs at $25 a day or $75 for a three-day ses­sion.

To sign up for the camp, visit the de­part­ment’s of­fice at 306 E. Live Oak St. The dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion for the De­cem­ber camps is Fri­day, but late reg­is­tra­tion will be ac­cepted if space is avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the pro­gram, call recre­ation pro­gram co­or­di­na­tor Lacey Ding­man at 759-4000 or email Lacey.Ding­man@Hut­toTX. gov.

The Round Rock School District is seek­ing par­ents, teach­ers and com­mu­nity mem­bers to serve on the district’s School Health Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil.

The coun­cil helps en­sure the district’s school health poli­cies and ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum re­flect the val­ues and needs of the district’s com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to vol­un­teer, go to roundrock­isd.org.

The Wil­liamson County Com­mis­sion­ers Court ex­tended the county’s cur­rent burn ban Tues­day by 30 days. The com­mis­sion­ers ap­proved the ini­tial burn ban on Dec. 4, with a pos­si­bil­ity of lift­ing the ban if weather con­di­tions had im­proved.

With the ar­rival of a dry cold front, the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Austin/San An­to­nio is­sued a red flag warn­ing, mean­ing crit­i­cal fire weather con­di­tions, un­til 3 p.m. Thurs­day for mul­ti­ple coun­ties, in­clud­ing Wil­liamson.

The Texas Py­rotech­nic As­so­ci­a­tion has vol­un­tar­ily agreed not to sell fire­works with sticks and fins be­cause th­ese types pose the great­est wild­fire dan­ger. Vi­o­lat­ing the burn ban is pun­ish­able with up to a $500 fine.

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