Profiles in Round Rock:  Ryan Crowder & Nathan Jerkins

Nathan Jerkins and Ryan Crowder

There are numerous examples of artistic partnerships in the theatre: Audrey Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in drama; and comedy routines by the likes of Laurel and Hardy or Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Round Rock has its own powerful acting partnership – Ryan Crowder and Nathan Jerkins. They first met as college students at Abilene Christian University and fate would bring them to Round Rock where Crowder and Jerkins would co-found The Penfold Theatre Company, Round Rock’s first and only professional live theatre. “Penfold Theatre brings Round Rock arts patrons…

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What Shall We Do with the MoKan?

MoKan Corridor Round Rock Texas

If you’re new to Round Rock, you probably haven’t heard about the MoKan corridor. It’s a 28-mile stretch of abandoned  Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad tracks between Georgetown and Austin. The MoKan line runs straight through eastern Round Rock and divides Pflugerville nearly in half before reaching into the east side of downtown Austin. On the one hand, this MoKan rail with all it’s right-of-way would make a perfect new road to ease congestion into Austin from Round Rock. It’s one of the few undeveloped open spaces left. This new road would be a…

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