Williamson County
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March, 2013


                                                   MARCH, 2013
(A bi-monthly newsletter from Williamson County, Texas)

Williamson County Issues a Burn Ban 

On Tuesday, February 26, the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban for 30 days.  The County Judge was given the authority to lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve.   More… 

Commissioners Court Will Not Meet on March 12

The Williamson County Commissioners Court will not meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. They will be back in regular session on Tuesday, March 19.

County Offices Will be Closed on March 29 

Williamson County offices will be closed for Good Friday on Friday, March 29, 2013.  All departments will resume regular business hours on Monday, April 1.

FREE Children’s Health Fair on March 2

The 11th Annual Children’s Health Festival will be held Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dell Diamond's United Heritage Center, 3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard, in Round Rock. This is a FREE family friendly event sponsored by Seton Medical Center and the Williamson County and Cities Health District.   More…

Spring into March Events at the Williamson Museum 

Start the month off with a First Friday visit to the Museum on March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., when a new artifact of the month will feature county-wide architecture on collectors’ plates.  On Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., enjoy the “Life and Times of 3-legged Willie,” a living history presentation at the Cowan Creek Center in Sun City.  During Hands On History Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, children will make and decorate a miniature tepee to celebrate the life and achievements of one the greatest Comanche chiefs, Quanah Parker. “Land History is Texas History” will be presented by Buck Cole of the General Land Office at the Salon at Wildfire on Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m.  Don’t miss the opening of “The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Exhibit:  A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds,” beginning on Friday, March 22. 

Adopt your own “Cat in the Hat” March 2 and 3 at WCRAS

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, all cat adoptions during the first weekend in March will be “name your own price” at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (including one cat, two cats, tabby cats, black cats…).  Oh, the places you will go with your new best friend in tow!  Click here to check out all the adoptable cats currently available.

Archeology Day will be held March 23 at Berry Springs
On Saturday, March 23, Archeology Day will be held at Berry Springs Park and Preserve, 1801 CR 152 in Georgetown, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free hands-on activities that highlight 13,000 years of Williamson County history.  For more details, please call 512-943-1670, or visit the museum website at www.museum.wilco.org

Join the WCRAS Kitten Nanny Team

Be a part of the life-saving team who cares for the smallest of kittens.  Learn how to bottle feed and care for kittens in the shelter and in your own home.  Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter’s first Kitten Nanny training will be held at the shelter on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m.  Please RSVP for this training with Misty at mvalenta@wilco.org

Child Car Seat Safety Check will be held March 28

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car seat safety event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the Scott & White Primary Care Clinic, located at 425 University Boulevard, in Round Rock. To schedule a safety check, call 512-943-1264.

Register Now for the WCRAS Woof Walk Wrun Event 

Save the date for the 4th Annual Woof Walk & Wrun 5K on Sunday, April 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  This event raises money for Jane's Fund, specifically established for treating seriously injured or ill animals served by the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.  To register online, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE for Learn to Fish Day on April 6 

Don’t miss out on the fun at the 3rd annual Learn to Fish Day, planned for Saturday, April 6, in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, in Leander.