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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Applications Available for First Williamson County Government Citizens' Academy

Williamson County Government Citizens Academy

Want to know how the court system works? Curious about the process of repairing county roads? Wonder what your county tax dollars fund? These questions and more will be answered in the first Williamson County Government Citizens’ Academy held in...

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Public Affairs
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.

River Ranch Coun...

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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Williamson County, Texas Provides Notice of Data Security Event

Williamson County is issuing notice of an event that may affect the security of information related to certain individuals who interacted with the 277th District Court on or before Nov. 10, 2022.

On Nov. 10, 2022, Williamson County became aware of suspicio...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: February 13, 2024

JP 3 Temporarily Closing Lobby for Renovation Starting Feb. 26

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Williamson County Justice of the Peace Pct. 3, 100 Wilco Way in Georgetown, will be temporarily closing its lobby for renovation starting Feb. 26, 2024. The renovation will bring a fresh new look to the facility and improve the overall customer experience...

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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Williamson County Breaks Ground on CR 332 Project

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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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Deadline for 2023 Property Tax Payment Approaching

Property Taxes Due

Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Larry?Gaddes reminds?property owners that 2023?property taxes must be paid in full by Jan. 31 to avoid the accrual of penalty and interest.

?The most common payment options include: · Mail payments to 904 S...

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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: January 17, 2024

County Offices Back to Normal Operations Jan. 17

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Williamson County offices will operate on their regular hours on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. Please check individual offices for specific hours of operation. 

Public Affairs
Posted on: January 15, 2024

County Offices Open at 10 a.m. Jan. 16

County offices open at 10 a.m. Jan. 16, 2024

Williamson County offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. There is no Commissioners Court meeting scheduled on Jan. 16. The next Commissioners Court meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23. 

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Public Affairs
Posted on: January 14, 2024

Williamson County Opens Emergency Operations Center

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In response to the Winter Weather Warning and possible icy conditions, Williamson County Office of Emergency Management has opened the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is staffed with essential personnel from Emergency Management, Sheri...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Winter Weather Safety

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A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday through 10 a.m. Wednesday and a Hard Freeze Warning has been issued for the same time. Sixty-three percent of temperature-related deaths are attributable to cold exposure. Home heating is the second le...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: January 10, 2024

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

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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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Public Affairs
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Georgetown Annex Closed for the Morning on Jan. 9

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Williamson County's Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way in Georgetown, has partially reopened following a power outage this morning. The Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 office is open, while other offices are working remotely. 

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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Williamson County Elections Commission Names Bridgette Escobedo as Elections Administrator

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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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Public Affairs
Posted on: December 15, 2023

WilCo Employee Food Drive Collects 1,551 Pounds of Food for Local Families

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Williamson County government employees worked together this holiday season in an effort to help the hungry in Williamson County. The first WilCo employee holiday food drive resulted in donations of 1,551 pounds of food for local families. Collection bins ...

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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Williamson County EMS Provides Notice of Data Event

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EMS Management and Consultants, Inc. (“EMS|MC”) recently notified Williamson County EMS of an incident that may have affected the privacy of personal information related to specifically identified patients.  

On August 10, 2023...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Justice of the Peace Offices Closed Dec. 25 to Jan. 1

Justice of the Peace Offices Closed Dec. 25 to Jan. 1

All four Williamson County Justice of the Peace offices will be closed to the public from Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, to Monday, January 1, 2024, in observance of the holidays and for end of the year processing of office and court files. Citation due dates dur...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 29, 2023

WilCo Hosts 11th Annual Tree of Angels Ceremony

WilCo District Attorney Tree of Angels Dec 5 2023

The Williamson County District Attorney’s office is hosting the 11th Annual Tree of Angels ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, at 6 p.m. The community is invited to the 26th District Courtroom at the Williamson County Historic Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. i...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 20, 2023

WCRAS Holiday Updates and Free Adoptions

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The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving and will resume normal business hours on Friday, Nov. 24.

Monday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 26, dog adoptions will be free to loving homes. Emai...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Lighting of the Square on Nov. 24

Lighting of the Square event in Georgetown, Texas

Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Square event on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 24. The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. The festivities include entertai...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 17, 2023

JP 4 Office Closed During Lunch on Nov. 21

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The office of Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 in Taylor will be closed from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023. The public may continue to use the drop box on the northeast corner of the building at 211 W 6th St., Taylor, Texas 76574. The cour...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Pennington elected to Probation Advisory Council of Texas

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Williamson County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) Director Jameson Pennington was elected to serve on the Probation Advisory Council of Texas. 

 “I’m honored to be elected to this position and look forwa...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Williamson County GIS Council Hosts GIS Day

Williamson County GIS Council Hosts GIS Day

The Williamson County Geographic Information Systems Council (WCGISC) partnered with the City of Georgetown and Georgetown ISD to host GIS Day for 125 fifth graders from Wolf Ranch Elementary School. The City of Georgetown hosted this year’s event at the ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2023

WCRAS Hosts Free Dog Adoption Weekend to Make Space

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The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be offering free dog adoptions from Friday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 19, to make space in its kennels.

The shelter has been experiencing extreme overcrowding for months on end and is desperate to make...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 15, 2023

County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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Williamson County offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. County offices will resume normal operations on Monday, Nov. 27. The Commissioners Court meeting that is usually held on Tuesdays will not be...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 14, 2023

WCRAS Invites You to Bring a Shelter Pet "Home for the Holidays"

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

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is excited to host its annual Home for the Holidays fostering program this year.

The holidays are a time of love, celebration, families and togetherness, so there’s no better time to invite a foster dog into yo...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Partially Closed Tuesday, Nov. 14

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The office of Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 in Taylor will be closed from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023. The public may continue to use the drop box on the northeast corner of the building at 211 W 6th St, Taylor TX 76574. The court docket ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Heroic Reflections Exhibit Opens at J.B. & Hallie Jester Williamson County Annex Gallery

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Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook and the Round Rock Arts invite the public to view the new exhibit Heroic Reflections at the J.B. and Hallie Jester Williamson County Annex Gallery. This art exhibition honors military veterans and features 12 artists who...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Williamson County EMS to Offer Class on Opioid Overdose, Recognition and Naloxone Use

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Williamson County EMS (WCEMS) is offering its first free class to the public to raise awareness about the dangers of opioids. The class will teach residents how to recognize the symptoms of an overdose and how to use the life-saving drug naloxone. The cla...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Williamson County Expo Center Celebrates Seventh Birthday

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The Williamson County Expo Center celebrates its seventh birthday on Sunday, Nov. 12. 

Since opening in 2016, the Expo Center has hosted a variety of events, including those put on by the Williamson County Fair and Rodeo, Williamson County Livesto...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Williamson County 175th Laser Light Show Receives International Award

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The Williamson County Commissioners Court recognized Laser Spectacles, Inc., on Tuesday, Nov. 7, for receiving the First Place award in the Graphics Show category from the International Laser Display Association. The company was hired to put on a laser sh...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Election Day Results

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The polls are closed, and early voting results are posted to the website at Election Results (wilco.org)

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

WCRAS Hosts Adoption Celebration

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The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is hosting an adoption celebration, in partnership with Critical Kitten Care Fund, to honor the birthday of Ariana Delbar, one of the shelter’s amazing supporters. Ariana Delbar was a role mo...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell reappointed to Texas Judicial Council

County Judge Bill Gravell

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has been reappointed to the Texas Judicial Council. This is Judge Gravell’s third term on the Council. 

“I am humbled and grateful to continue to serve on the Texas Judicial Council to help ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 3, 2023

JP 3 Recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Texas Judicial Council

JP 3 Recognized by Texas Judicial Council

The Texas Judicial Council recognized the Honorable Evelyn McLean, Williamson County Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 (JP3), and her office today for JP 3’s ongoing commitment to excellence in judicial administration. Judge McLean is the third Justic...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Retired Army Sergeant Michael Hernandez Named Director of Veteran Services for Williamson County

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Williamson County named retired Army Sergeant Michael Hernandez as the director of Veteran Services. 

The Williamson County Commissioners Court selected Hernandez, who will start his new role on Wednesday, Nov. 1. 

Hernandez previously ser...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Williamson County Homelessness Awareness Event

Williamson County Homelessness Awareness Event Nov. 18

The Wilco Homeless Coalition and the Volunteer Center are partnering to host the Williamson County Homelessness Awareness Event, Volunteer & Resource Fair on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at the J.B. & Hallie Jester County Annex at 1801 E. Old Settlers...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Williamson County ESD 9 Election Update

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On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the Williamson County Elections Department was notified that a voter in Emergency Service District (ESD) 9 did not have the ESD 9 sales and use tax proposition on their ballot. A review showed that 879 voters live in homes that were...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Williamson County 2023 Tax Statements to be Mailed Oct. 24, 2023

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Property tax statements are being mailed Tuesday, Oct. 24, according to Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Larry Gaddes. 

“Property owners should start receiving their statements in the mail on Wednesday. However, bills for property owners i...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 18, 2023

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

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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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 12, 2023

Williamson County Prepares for Annular Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will be visible in North America for the first time since 2012. The eclipse can be seen in Williamson County between 11:52 a.m. to 11:56 a.m. with maximum annularity at 11:54 a.m. 

During an ann...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Williamson County EMS & Local Hospitals Go Digital to Provide Better Patient Care

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Williamson County EMS and surrounding hospitals are moving away from patient reports using radios and transitioning into the digital age. The County, local hospitals and Pulsara teamed up to train employees on the Pulsara App to provide ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 5, 2023

National Fire Prevention Week Focuses on Cooking Safety

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The Williamson County Fire Marshal’s office is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week (FPW) for more than 100 years, to promote this year’s FPW campaign, &...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 4, 2023

October is Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Month

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The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation recognizing the month of October as Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Month in Williamson County. In June, Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 3144 which established October as “Fentanyl Poisoning Aw...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: October 2, 2023

Williamson County Lifts Burn Ban

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County Judge Bill Gravell has lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, effective at 3:30 p.m.   

Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity.  Outdoor burning must be...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 29, 2023

District Clerk Warns of Jury Scam

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The Williamson County District Clerk’s Office wants to warn Williamson County residents about a phone scam that was reported to that office.  People have been receiving calls from someone who claims to be a county official or law enforcement offi...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 29, 2023

Corridor C / SH 29 Bypass Project Begins

Corridor C Groundbreaking

Williamson County and the City of Georgetown came together to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Corridor C / SH 29 Bypass project.  

This project will connect Sam Houston Avenue at Patriot Way east to SH 29. The first phase of the project inclu...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 26, 2023

WilCo Hosts Informational Open Houses on Bond Election

Nov. 7 Bond Election Open Houses Oct. 3, 5, 10 and 19

The public is invited to learn more about the Williamson County bond election and proposed projects at informational open houses in October. The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved calling an election for two propositions on the Nov. 7, 2023, G...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 26, 2023

WCRAS Hosting a PAWjama Party

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The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is excited to host their final after-hours free adoption event of the year on Friday, Sept. 29. All of the cool kids will be free to adopt at the PAWjama party from 6 to 8 p.m. Who are the cool kids? All the a...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Williamson County's Unify Project Helps with Multi-agency Responses

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 Williamson County is serious about enhancing services and systems for a safer community. One way WilCo achieves this goal is through the implementation of technology, like the Unify system by Central Square.    

Unify is a cross...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Georgetown Annex Offices Closed on Sept. 27

Georgetown Annex Offices Closed Sept. 27

The Williamson County Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way in Georgetown, will be closed to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for a county employee event. Offices will resume normal hours on Thursday, Sept. 28. The Georgetown Annex includes offices for the Pr...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 20, 2023

WilCo EDP Leads Delegation to South Korea

Photo of half day seminar held in Korea on how to do business in Williamson County.

Williamson County Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles and Williamson County Economic Development Partnership (WilCo EDP) Executive Director Dave Porter led a delegation of 16 representatives from six Williamson County cities to South Korea from September 1...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 15, 2023

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation recognizing the month of September as Suicide Prevention Month in Williamson County. Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death overall in the United States and second leading cause of ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 12, 2023

WCRAS Partners with Best Friends Animal Society to Offer Free Adoptions Sept. 15-17

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Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization working to make every shelter and every community no-kill by 2025, for the sixth National Adoption Weekend happening Se...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 7, 2023

WilCo EMS Adds Resources in Round Rock Due to Growth

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Starting Wednesday, Sept. 6, Williamson County EMS is adding additional resources to its EMS station at 1781 E. Old Settlers Blvd., next to the county’s J.B. and Hallie Jester Annex. Williamson County EMS is adding a second 24-hour ambulance at ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Participating in Suicide Prevention Walk

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As part of Suicide Prevention Month in September, Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Angela Williams is partnering with local organizations for a community walk on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, 2023, at 6:30 pm. The walk around the Cedar Park Sculp...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 30, 2023

County Approves Budget and Sets Tax Rate

Williamson County Budget Spotlight

Tuesday, the Williamson County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the fiscal year 2023-2024 county budget and set the county tax rate.  

“County government is about providing essential services to help our residents. We take care of law enfo...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Event

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Williamson County and Waste Management are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Event on September 30, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williamson County Central Maintenance Facility, 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown. The event is open to residen...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Williamson County Recognizes Employees of the Year

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Williamson County recognized its Employees of the Year and Project Team of the Year for 2023 during the Commissioners Court meeting today. The award recipients were selected by a committee with 29 nominations over five categories.

For the category of Excep...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Williamson County Reminds Electric Vehicle Owners of New State Law Effective Sept. 1

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The Williamson County Tax Office wants to make sure owners of fully electric vehicles are aware of a new state law that will result in different fees due when they go to renew their vehicle registration starting September 1, 2023.

During the 88th Legislati...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 22, 2023

WCRAS Will Host 3rd PAWjama Party And Clear the Shelters This Weekend

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The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is set to Clear The Shelters on Saturday, August 26, starting with a pre-party the night before for a weekend dedicated to celebrating life-saving. 

WCRAS will host their third PAWjama party on Friday,...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 21, 2023

WilCo, Several Agencies Respond to Fire at Fertilizer Plant in Bartlett

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At 8:33 p.m. Sunday, August 20, a fire call came in for the American Plant Food facility, 9901 SH 95, Bartlett, TX 76511. The three-alarm fire had multiple departments responding. No one was in the building at the time and there were no deaths or injuries...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 14, 2023

Williamson County Justices of the Peace Collecting Donations for Victims of Cedar Park Wildfire

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All four Justices of the Peace for Williamson County in conjunction with the Austin Disaster Relief Network are collecting donations for families impacted by area wildfires, including the recent Parmer Lane fire in Cedar Park. Residents who would like to ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Williamson County Veterans Have More Time to File for PACT Act Benefits

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The Williamson County Veteran Services Office wants Veterans to know that they now have more time to file or submit their intent to file for PACT Act benefits. The U.S. Department of Affairs has announced that Veterans who apply or submit their intent to ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Williamson County Under Red Flag Warning

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Williamson County for Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 12, from noon to 9 p.m. This warning was issued due to high winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are likely each aft...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Williamson County Calls Bond Election for Roads and Parks

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The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved calling an election for two propositions on the November 7, 2023, General Election ballot. The first is for voters to decide on whether or not to authorize the issuance of bonds not to exceed $825 million...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 8, 2023

Williamson County Commissioners Court Discuss FY 24 Budget

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The Williamson County Commissioners Court heard a presentation on the proposed FY24 Budget from the Budget Office. To view the presentation, go to the Budget Office page for the overview of the FY 24 Budget. The Commissioners Court will meet on Tuesday, A...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 4, 2023

JP3 Clerks Complete Court Clerk Certifications

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 In an effort to improve customer service and efficiency, all clerks of the Williamson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 office (JP3) have all earned their Level One Clerk Certifications through the Texas Justice Court Training Center.&n...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 4, 2023

New Wildfire Task Force Manages Assets for Fires in WilCo

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Mutual cooperation has always been a priority for Williamson County first responders, but never so much as during the summer wildfire season from August through October. To be better prepared for the summer fire season, the Williamson County Fire Chief’s ...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: August 1, 2023

August 2023

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Learn about Clear the Shelters and more events happening in WilCo during the month of August.

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Hon. Nancy Rister Honored for Commitment to County Investment Education

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Williamson County Clerk Nancy E. Rister was recognized recently by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) for 20 years of outstanding dedication to county investment education. The honor was presented during the 2023 Conference of the County Investment A...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Hosts PAWjama Party

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The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is excited to host another after-hours free adoption event on Friday, July 28. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., all the cool kids will be free to adopt at the PAWjama Party. Who are the cool kids? All the adoptable cats...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: July 26, 2023

Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Extends Wednesday Hours

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The office of Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 will reopen to the public on Wednesday afternoons effective next Wednesday, August 2, 2023. The new office hours when clerks will be available for in person public service will be Monday through Friday, 8AM to...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: July 26, 2023

Williamson County EDP opens office in South Korea

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The Williamson County Economic Development Partnership (WilCo EDP) has gone international! In an update to the Williamson County Commissioners Court, Dave Porter, economic development director for WilCo EDP, announced that the partnership opened an office...

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Public Affairs
Posted on: July 20, 2023

District Clerk and Technology Services Offices Receive National Award

Photo of District Clerk and IT staff with Commissioners Court and award

The Williamson County District Clerk's Office and Technology Services Department have been awarded the 2023 Tyler Excellence Award for the implementation of Enterprise Jury Manager by Tyler Technologies. Office staff were recognized by the Commis...

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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Puppies in Bloom Adoption Special

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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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
Posted on: March 7, 2023

County Auditor’s Office Receives Awards for Financial Reporting

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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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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.

Adopt any avai...

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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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Public Affairs
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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