Chalk murals popping up in Round Rock show support for essential workers

Murals thanking essential workers are springing up in the Round Rock area. They were put up along a wooden fence throughout the month.

“It was done by a neighbor to help bring gratitude thankfulness and a bit of joy to our area,” said Stephanie Stoebe who lives in the area.

Recently chalk murals have been taking shape in Stoebe’s neighborhood. On them, there are messages of thanks to those in healthcare, first responders, truckers, teachers, and food workers.


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“I really like all of them but since I’m a teacher I really like the 'Bravo teacher' it has been really difficult for us as teachers having to switch our entire platform into teaching from home and we miss the kids we miss them a lot,” said Stoebe.

The actions of whoever chalked these up caught the attention of the city.

"I started seeing them on Facebook an,d it’s a new one each day and that’s Round Rock. People really do care about each other," said Mayor Craig Morgan. Morgan said it’s important to see positive things like this in the community for these essential workers as it helps lifts spirits during these trying times.

“There is no doubt that it’s important and we support them and we don’t forget them especially healthcare workers and the first respondents that are out on the streets everyday fighting this battle,” said Morgan.

While FOX 7 Austin wasn’t able to get a hold of the artist himself, Morgan said he just has a simple message for him. “I just want to tell him thanks I think it’s awesome,” said Morgan.


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