Round Rock - Pflugerville - Hutto Edition | April 2020

ROUND ROCK PFLUGERVILLE HUTTO EDITION

VOLUME 15, ISSUE 8  APRIL 9MAY 7, 2020

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‘In this together’: Community rises up to help neighbors, businesses in need SUPPORT LOCAL JOURNALISM Please join your friends and neighbors in support of Community Impact Newspaper’s legacy of local, reliable reporting by making a contribution. Any amount matters. Together, we can continue to ensure our citizens stay informed and keep our local businesses thriving. Become a #CommunityPatron COMMUNITYIMPACT.COMPATRON

“WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF RESOURCES. BUT I THINK THAT’S EVERYBODY’S CHALLENGE, FEELING LIKE YOU DON’T

BY TAYLOR JACKSON BUCHANAN

and oer help to their neighbors. Members of the group oer to run errands for those experiencing diculty or fear about leaving their homes. Participants

With dominating headlines and social media newsfeeds, contagion is top of mind around the globe. Against a backdrop of fear, Round Rock resident Marissa Almaguer set out to prove hope is contagious, too. the coronavirus “When I rst heard about the coronavirus inour community, Iwondered about the people who don’t have anybody, elderly people who live alone and others who might be scared,” Almaguer said. She started Corona Helpers-East Round Rockon the socialmediaplatformNextdoor to provide a place for locals to both ask for

HAVE THE RESOURCES YOU NEED. OUR FOCUS IS TO TAKEWHATWE DO HAVE AND DO WITH ITWHATEVER WE CAN.” JASON OUELLETTE, PASTOR OF WAY OF LIFE CHURCH IN PFLUGERVILLE

also help each other locate hard-to-nd items, such as eggs and hand sanitizer. Corona Helpers had 200 members as of April 1. “I know asking for help is dicult,” Almaguer said. “I hope people feel safe enough to reach out because we’re in this together.”

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With a 1% undercount in the 2010 census, Texas lost census data. $3.5B CENSUS 2020 BE IN THE KNOW in federal funding over 10 years, according to

The 2020 census is starting up; here is what you need to know.

Every household received an information mailer in mid-March.

Everyone should be counted where they were living on April 1. The federal government disperses $675 billion annually among states based on population.

Local governments, nonprots and schools rely on census funding.

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