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Burn Ban Issued for Williamson County
  • 17 April 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Burn Ban Issued for Williamson County

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the implementation of a County Burn Ban for a period not to exceed 90 days and to authorize County Judge Dan A. Gattis to lift the ban when conditions improve.  A person violates this order if he burns any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others.  The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings.  It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation.  This order may be enforced by any duly-commissioned peace officer.  It is a Class C Misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine up to $500.
 

Public Input Needed on Comprehensive Parks Master Plan
  • 12 April 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Public Input Needed on Comprehensive Parks Master Plan

The Williamson County Comprehensive Parks Master Plan is in the process of being updated. In April, a series of four public townhall meetings was held to see the results of the citizen survey and share preliminary recommendations of the proposed plan. Now, the public has the opportunity to view the meeting materials online and email comments to parkandrec@wilco.org through Monday, April 30, 2018. View the Open House boards or the Trails Map.

Ribbon Cutting for Brushy Creek Regional Trail and Dam 7 Improvements April 18
  • 11 April 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Ribbon Cutting for Brushy Creek Regional Trail and Dam 7 Improvements April 18

Williamson County and the Upper Brushy Creek WCID will hold a joint ribbon cutting on improvements to Dam 7 and the Brushy Creek Regional Trail (BCRT) around the dam. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. at the overlook along the trail on top of Dam 7. The event is free and open to the public. Dam 7 is located on Brushy Creek by the City of Cedar Park’s Brushy Creek Lake Park, 3300 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park, Texas. Parking is available at Brushy Creek Lake Park with a shuttle available to the overlook from the eastern parking lot. The last shuttle will leave for the event at 9:45 a.m. Walking distance to the event along the BCRT is approximate 0.6 miles and 10- to 15-minute walk. Allow time to walk (if preferred along trail) and wear comfortable shoes. Please note that no restrooms are available at the ribbon cutting site; however, there are restrooms in Brushy Creek Lake Park.

Learn to Fish Event on April 21
  • 4/21/2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Learn to Fish Event on April 21

Williamson County is hosting Learn to Fish Day in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, located at 3005 CR 175, Leander, Texas on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Children of all ages will be able to spend time learning various fishing tips and techniques from local experts.  The Learn to Fish Day event is free and open to the public.

County Increases Security at Cambria Drive Cave
  • 8 February 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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County Increases Security at Cambria Drive Cave

Last weekend, it was reported that some person or persons had been trespassing and illegally entered the cave on Cambria Drive. Williamson County employees verified the trespassing and immediately took necessary measures to secure the site. Entering the cave is both illegal and dangerous. Anyone caught illegally entering the cave will be prosecuted for trespassing. Additionally, our concern is that trespassers also may place others at risk if first responders are required for any rescue efforts. 

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