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Posted on: February 27, 2024

River Ranch County Park Received Statewide Award

River Ranch Award

The Texas Travel Awards has named Williamson County’s River Ranch County Park as the 2024 statewide winner for best park. The Texas Travel Awards recognizes and celebrates top travel destinations and attractions across the Lone Star State.

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Posted on: February 20, 2024

Early Voting for March 5 Election

Early Voting

Early voting for the March 5 Primary Election goes from Tuesday, Feb. 20, through Friday, March 1. In Primary Elections, voters must choose if they want to vote in the Republican or Democratic primary. For information on what to take for voter ID, go to w...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Event March 16

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Williamson County and Waste Management are hosting a Household Hazardous Wate Cleanup Event on Saturday, March 16, at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, in Taylor, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to residents of Williamson...

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Williamson County Breaks Ground on CR 332 Project

Groundbreaking Photo of CR 332

Williamson County and the City of Jarrell broke ground on the County Road 332 expansion project on February 5. The project encompasses CR 332 from 1600 feet south of Farm to Market 487 to 2000 feet north of County Road 313. CR 332 will be reconstructed as...

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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Williamson County and Rock Springs Cut Ribbon on New Juvenile Mental Health Unit

Rock Springs Ribbon Cutting

Williamson County, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services and Rock Springs celebrated the completion of the new behavioral health unit designed specifically for adolescents at Rock Springs on Jan. 31. The new Maple Unit adds 10,000 square feet of space and ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Emergency Financial Assistance for Veterans Expanded

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Last year, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a $210,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission offering emergency financial services for veterans who live in Williamson County. A recent update has expanded the grant to help all veterans...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Williamson County Warns of Jury Duty Scam

Jury Scam Alert

Williamson County wants to warn residents in Williamson County about a phone scam regarding warrants for not reporting for jury duty. People have been receiving calls from someone who claims to be a county official or law enforcement officer telling the v...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Williamson County EMS, We Are Blood Kick Off Partnership with Blood Drive

EMS Blood drive photo for Web

Williamson County EMS and We Are Blood held a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 10, to kick off a new partnership that allows WCEMS medics access to units of blood on WCEMS command vehicles. This will cut down on the time it takes for patients to receive a l...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Ribbon Cutting Held for CR 258 Extension

CR 258 Ribbon Cutting

Williamson County and Liberty Hill ISD officials celebrated the completion of the CR 258 extension on Thursday, Jan. 4. This project constructed a new two-lane roadway facility from US 183 to Sunset Ridge Drive and included a connection at Questa Trail. &...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Ribbon Cutting Held for Southwest Williamson County Regional Park Sports Fields and Courts Lighting

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Williamson County held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the sports fields and courts lighting project at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander. 

The lighting project upgraded the existing football, softball a...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Williamson County Elections Commission Names Bridgette Escobedo as Elections Administrator

Welcome to Wilco Bridgette

At the Dec. 14 meeting of the Williamson County Elections Commission, Bridgette Escobedo was named Williamson County elections administrator. Escobedo will start in her position on Jan. 2, 2024.  

 

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Williamson County Names Bill Zito as Senior Director of Emergency Services

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At the Dec. 12 meeting of the Williamson County Commissioners Court, Bill Zito was named senior director of Emergency Services. This position is over four county emergency response divisions: Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Communications, Emergency...

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Posted on: October 16, 2023

Williamson County Announces the Opening of Segment 1 of Samsung Highway

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Williamson County Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles announces Segment 1 of Samsung Highway opens today, Monday, Oct. 16. 

Segment 1 is a portion of the Samsung Highway project that will construct a four-lane road to reduce curves on CR 404 and in...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

Ribbon Cutting Held for Opening of Segment 1 of East Wilco Highway

Ribbon Cutting Photo

Williamson County held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Segment 1 of East Wilco Highway. 

East Wilco Highway Segment 1 is a new roadway with one lane in each direction and a center turn lane from CR 138 at Dana Dr. to CR 137. ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

County Cuts Ribbon on Great Oaks Drive Bridge

Great Oaks for website

June 27, 2023 (Williamson County, Texas) – Williamson County Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey was joined by Williamson County Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook and members of the public to celebrate the completion of the Great Oaks Drive Bridge at B...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

WilCo Breaks Ground on Samsung Highway Segment 2

Photo of Commissioner Boles and other elected officials holding shovels behind a pile of dirt

Williamson County Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles was joined by U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, Representative Caroline Harris, Taylor Mayor Brandt Rydell, representatives from Samsung and others to break ground on Samsung Highway Segment 2 on June 2.&...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

County Clerk Offers Free Property Fraud Alert Program

Did you know? The County Clerk offers a free property fraud alert program.

The Williamson County Clerk’s Office offers a way for residents to better protect their homes or business from property fraud. The Property Fraud Alert program is a notification service that alerts subscribers if a document with their name on it is submit...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Quarry Splash Pad is Open for the Summer

Williamson County Quarry Splash Pad Now Open! Image features kids playing in the spalshpad

The Quarry Splash Pad at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, is open for the summer! The Splash Pad is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed Monday and Tuesday, except for Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. The ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Driveway and Utility Permit Processes Now Online in Williamson County

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Williamson County has moved its driveway and utility permit applications online. A driveway permit is required to construct a proposed driveway or modify an existing driveway connecting to a county-maintained roadway. A utility permit is required for any ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Justice of the Peace Community Forum on June 5, 2023

Williamson County JP Community Forum. Open to the public 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown, TX. 6/5/23 6pm-8

Williamson County residents are invited to join the four Justice of the Peace judges in Williamson County for a community forum on Monday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown. Williamson County Pct. 1 Justice o...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Groups Provide Native Plants Rescue on Corridor H / Sam Bass Road

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Members of the Williamson County Native Plant Society of Texas and the Good Water Master Naturalist’s Native Plant Rescue Project gathered on Sunday, April 23, to dig up and rescue native plants along Sam Bass Road. The groups’ mission...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Expo

Mental Health Awareness Expos

Two separate mental health expos will be held for Williamson County residents in May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month. Williamson County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Judge Angela Williams and Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Judge Evelyn McLean will each...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Citizens Bond Committee to Meet on May 31

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The next meeting of the Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee will be on Wednesday, May 31, at the Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main Street, Cedar Park. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. To view previous meeting minutes and presentations, go to www.w...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Driveway and Utility Permit Processes Now Online in Williamson County

Driveway and Utility permits now online at https://www.wilco.org/roads

Williamson County has moved its driveway and utility permit applications online. A driveway permit is required to construct a proposed driveway or modify an existing driveway connecting to a county-maintained roadway. A utility permit is required for any ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Williamson County Delegation Visits South Korea

Members of the Williamson County Commissioners Court with people from Samsung in South Korea

A delegation of elected officials, city representatives and economic development executives from Williamson County flew to South Korea last week. As Williamson County is becoming a global destination for corporate relocations, the goal of the trip was to ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Williamson County to Impact Lives with Third Phase of ARPA Funding

Commissioners Court Approves ARPA Funds

The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a comprehensive plan for the remaining American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds during their Commissioners Court meeting this week. The plan addressed critical needs that have been identified in communities,...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Williamson County Reaffirms AAA Bond Rating

Williamson County earns AAA bond rating with a picture of the Wilco Historic Courthouse and logo

Williamson County has once again affirmed its AAA bond rating, the highest rating possible, with both rating agencies Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor Global.  

Securing a bond rating is the first step prior to issuing debt. On March 21, the ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Williamson County EMS Mixes New Technology with Old Fashioned Service

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Nine years ago, Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was searching for a way to reduce 911 calls from residents with non-emergency issues while more effectively addressing their needs. Their modern-day answer looked a little like medicine fr...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Puppies in Bloom Adoption Special

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Logo featuring a hand drawn cat and dog

The puppies are blooming! In the past few days, more puppies than normal have been brought to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS), and so the shelter is offering free adoptions for all adoptable dogs on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee Meets April 12

Citizens Bond Committee with the Wilco logo on a blue background

The public is invited to attend the first meeting of the Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the Williamson County Georgetown Annex located at 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown, Texas starting at 5 p.m.  The meeting...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Williamson County Partners with Round Rock ISD, Local Schools to Provide Narcan in Schools

Paramedic Putting Narcan in an automated external defibrillator case

The Williamson County EMS Community Health Paramedic program and Public Education program have begun coordinated efforts with Round Rock Independent School District and other local school districts to make Narcan more available to staff, students or visit...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Introduces New Best Match Program

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Logo featuring a hand drawn cat and dog

While taking in and caring for 510 new animals in February, WCRAS achieved a 99% save rate for that same month. The shelter has been experiencing critical capacity levels since May of 2022 and has struggled to bring its number of dogs down to a sustainabl...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Event

Williamson County and Waste Management are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Event on April 15, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor. The event is open to residents of Williamson Count...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

County Auditor’s Office Receives Awards for Financial Reporting

Auditors Office members standing infront of the Commissioners Court dias

The Williamson County Auditor’s Office has received two awards for its financial reporting.

The Auditor’s Office is the recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellenc...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Commissioners Court Extends Disaster Declaration until June 5

Disaster Declaration on Wilco blue with the Williamson County logo

Today, the Williamson County Commissioners Court extended the local disaster declaration for an additional 90 days until June 5, 2023. The disaster declaration was issued by County Judge Bill Gravell on January 31, 2023, and was previously extended by the...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Public Invited to Paint Mural Celebrating Williamson County and Georgetown’s 175th Birthday

Picture of the mural for the Williamson County 175th Anniversary

March 6, 2023 (Williamson County, Texas) – Williamson County and the City of Georgetown are inviting the public to help paint a new mural celebrating the county and city’s 175th birthday. The mural by artist Yasaman Mehrsa was selected...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Offers Spring Fling Weekend Fostering

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Logo featuring a hand drawn cat and dog

Are you ready for a Spring Fling? The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) invites the public to foster a medium-to-large adult dog for the weekend. After this “spring fling,” the family can decide to either bring the anim...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

Williamson County Breaks Ground on C. Bud Stockton Loop Extension

Group of people holding shovels full of dirt in front of a road grader for the groundbreaking

Williamson County Pct. 4 Commissioner Russ Boles was joined by others to break ground on the extension of C. Bud Stockton Loop from FM 487 to CR 305. The project includes constructing two lanes of a future four-lane roadway connecting CR 305 to FM 487/C. ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Offers As You Wish Adoptions

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Logo featuring a hand drawn cat and dog

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is celebrating Valentine’s Day all week long with an homage to the classic film “The Princess Bride” with “As You Wish” adoption pricing.

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Williamson County Offices Closed for Presidents' Day

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All Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in observance of Presidents’ Day. County operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. There will be no Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Whi...

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Posted on: February 10, 2023

Students Ecouraged to Parcicipate in Art Contests for County's 175th

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The Greater Round Rock Community Foundation, as the presenting sponsor of the Williamson County 175th Birthday Celebration, along with Williamson County and the Williamson Museum are hosting contests for students to help celebrate Williamson County&rs...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Williamson County "Still Making History" as It Celebrates Its 175th Birthday

This March, Williamson County with celebrate its 175th birthday in historic fashion with events to honor the founding of the county on March 13, 1848. A proclamation to celebrate the county’s demisemiseptcentennial&...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

WilCo Winter Storm Resources

Winter Storm Resources

The Williamson County Commissioners Court extended the local disaster declaration through March 9. View the declaration. Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration which includes Williamson County. View the state declaration (PDF). A disaster decl...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Commissioners Court Approves Salary Increases for Law Enforcement and Corrections

The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved changes to the law enforcement and corrections salary charts as a result of a salary study comparing Williamson County salaries to others in the area. The increases will take effect Feb. 3, 2023. Changes ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Williamson County Breaks Ground on CR 245

Group of people holding shovel fulls of dirt at the CR 245 Ground Breaking ceremony

Williamson County Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey was joined by members of the public and others to break ground on the CR 245 road project. The project consists of reconstructing the existing two-lane CR 245 to an interim three-lane roadway with a ...

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