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12/1/2016 3:44 PM
On November 30, 2016, Williamson County EMS held their annual Recognition Ceremony to celebrate and honor the work their paramedics perform on a daily basis.  During the ceremony, the department recognized paramedics that were involved in the care and resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients, the delivery of babies, recognition for excellent medical care and customer service.
11/30/2016 4:16 PM
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is joining national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with animal rescue groups and shelters across the country, in the “Bring Joy” annual animal adoption campaign starting Dec. 1 and running through Dec. 31, 2016.  All adult dogs and cats will only be $25 to adopt.
11/30/2016 4:10 PM
All Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Offices will be closed for a staff meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 2 p.m.  Normal business operations will resume on Thursday, December 8, 2016.
11/30/2016 4:07 PM
Williamson County Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed has selected Mike Knipstein, currently deputy director for Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), to be director of Williamson County EMS.
11/30/2016 8:18 AM

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) has awarded Williamson County a 2016 County Best Practices Award in recognition of their innovative Same-Day Appointments, which allows residents to schedule their appointments online and avoid the queue. 

11/18/2016 9:10 AM

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) has selected Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell to participate in Leadership 254, its leadership development program for county officials. Leadership 254 is designed to advance the leadership skills of county officials to help them to meet the unique challenges of their duties. 

11/16/2016 12:13 PM
Williamson County Commissioner Lisa Birkman, the Round Rock Arts Council and the Center Art Club of Round Rock, invites the public to their Holiday Open House & Artist Reception benefiting the Round Rock Area Serving Center. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 29, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the J.B. and Hallie Jester Williamson County Annex, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, Texas 78664. 
11/15/2016 1:21 PM

Williamson County EMS is pleased to announce the offering of American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes on December 10, 2016.  The classes are open to anyone with a desire to learn how to save a life or act in a medical emergency.  

11/9/2016 11:00 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning.  All other locations will open regular business hours.  The 9 a.m. office opening schedule is as follows: 
• Tuesday, November 15 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, November 16 - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St. 
• Thursday, November 17 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
11/8/2016 3:48 PM
On Monday, November 7, Judge Laura Barker recognized seven graduates of the Williamson County Veterans Court. This is the fourth graduation for the program, but the second with Judge Laura Barker presiding.  
11/8/2016 1:05 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed for Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2016.  The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular hours on Friday from noon to 6 p.m.  In honor of Veterans Day, adult dog, cat and kitten adoptions will be available at no cost through the weekend for those wearing red, white or blue, or just $25 for others. Puppies can be adopted for $75. 
11/7/2016 8:53 AM
Williamson County EMS is offering the American Heart Association BLS Provider class on Saturday, November 12, at the EMS Clinical Practices Building in Georgetown.  The BLS Provider class is primarily directed to those currently working in or those that wish to work in the healthcare profession. 
11/2/2016 1:26 PM
Seeds sown during a conversation at the Williamson County Community Child Care Forum held last February are now yielding fruit. A side conversation about the need for training for first responders on signs of child abuse between Williamson County’s Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed, EMS Director Kenny Schnell and Children’s Advocacy Center Director Monica Benoit-Beatty is now a reality. After several months of planning, scripting, shooting and editing, Williamson County EMS is rolling out a video called “Recognizing Child Abuse for First Responders” for all medical responders in the Williamson County EMS system, which includes fire departments and law enforcement.  
10/18/2016 3:28 PM
Early voting for the November 8, 2016, Joint General and Special Elections begins on Monday, October 24.  Early voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from October 24 through November 4 with voting on Sunday, October 30, from 12 to 6 p.m. During early voting, voters are allowed to vote at any polling location in the county in which you are registered to vote. The early voting schedule along with dates and times for the county's locations is posted below and on the County Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections.
10/17/2016 1:24 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in conjunction with Austin/Travis County EMS, Taylor ISD Family Services, and volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to conduct a car safety seat and booster event for area residents from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  
10/13/2016 12:38 PM
The office of Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs will be open on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The court will close for court personnel training Monday, October 17, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday, October 18, 2016, and Wednesday, October 19, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The office will open on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. 
10/11/2016 12:43 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning.  All other locations will open regular business hours.  The 9 a.m. office opening schedule is as follows: 
• Tuesday, October 18 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, October 19 - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St. 
• Thursday, October 20 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
10/11/2016 12:40 PM
Larry Madsen was sworn in by Congressman John R. Carter as the Williamson County Precinct 4 Commissioner. Madsen is a lifelong resident of Williamson County. He recently retired from the City of Round Rock where he served as construction project manager for 23 years. 
10/7/2016 11:46 AM
Williamson County’s Elections website was recently awarded a rating of “Outstanding.” Grace Chimene, vice president of the League of Women Voters of Texas (Austin area), presented the Certificate of Award for Williamson County's "Outstanding" Voting and Elections Website during the Commissioners Court meeting on October 4, 2016. 
10/7/2016 11:29 AM
Kenny Schnell, director of Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (WCEMS), has announced his retirement. Schnell began working for Williamson County in 1994. His last day will be November 3, 2016. 
10/5/2016 3:56 PM
Property tax statements will be mailed October 11, 2016, according to Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Deborah M. Hunt. The County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office sends out tax bills on behalf of all of the taxing entities in Williamson County. If your taxes are escrowed, the statement will be mailed to your lender. 
10/5/2016 7:25 AM
Williamson County EMS is offering American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Clinical Practices Building in Georgetown, Texas.  The classes are open to anyone with a desire to learn how to save a life or act in a medical emergency.  
10/3/2016 4:55 PM

Enjoy a fun filled day of exploration at Dinosaur Day at Champion Park, 3830 Brushy Creek Road
Cedar Park, on Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

10/3/2016 12:26 PM
All Williamson County, Texas, Tax Assessor-Collector’s office locations will be closed for staff development on Monday, October 10, 2016. Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
10/3/2016 12:24 PM
Williamson County’s PACE program closed their first commercial projects Friday, September 30, 2016, totaling $1.8 million in financing for energy and water saving retrofits to two Simon Property Group malls:  Lakeline Mall in Cedar Park and the Round Rock Premium Outlets.  
9/30/2016 10:15 AM

Williamson County, together with the City of Leander and Waste Management, are hosting a FREE household hazardous waste collection event.  The event will be held Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the City of Leander Public Works Department, 607 Municipal Drive, Leander, Texas 78641. Read more for a list of items that are accepted. 

9/29/2016 3:19 PM
Join the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter’s (WCRAS) seventh annual Fur Ball from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. The gala will be held at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Avenue, and includes dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment.  
9/29/2016 11:11 AM
The Williamson County District Clerk’s Office will be closed for staff training on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, from 12 to 5 p.m.  The District Clerk will be available for emergency filings by calling 512-943-1970 on October 5 after noon.
9/22/2016 10:09 AM
Employees in the office of Williamson County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Edna Staudt were recognized by the Commissioners Court with a resolution which acknowledged their dedicated service and efforts to improve services provided by the Precinct 2 Justice Court through receiving certifications from the Texas Justice Court Training Center.
9/21/2016 2:40 PM
The Williamson County Purchasing Department was recognized for receiving the 2016 Achievement of Excellence in Public Procurement Award by the National Procurement Institute (NPI). The 2016 award represents the 17th consecutive year that Williamson County has achieved this prestigious honor and recognition. 
9/14/2016 4:13 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a total tax rate of $0.476529 per $100 of valuation. The adopted tax rate is a half penny decrease from last year’s county tax rate. For the average homestead valued at $253,380, this will be an increase of approximately $7.40 per month due to an increase in the average home value of 9.07 percent. 
9/13/2016 2:42 PM
Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Deborah M. Hunt was recognized by her peers at the Texas Association of Assessing Officers (TAAO) Annual Conference on August 30, 2016, by receiving the Marillyn Albert Achievement Award. 
9/9/2016 10:11 AM
Portions of the Jim Rodgers Trail in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 C.R. 175, will be closed weekdays from now through February due to a Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project. The project is designed to reduce wildfire hazards along the boundaries of the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park that are adjacent to residential development. Portions of the trail will be temporarily closed for visitor safety while the work is being conducted.
9/9/2016 9:37 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office is proud to announce the following employees have completed their County Tax Office Professional (CTOP) certification:  Laura Futujma, Round Rock Annex Manager; Carolyn Farmer, Cedar Park Annex Manager; Margarita Sanchez, Taylor Annex Manager; Betty Olguin, Georgetown Office Manager; and Maritza Aragon, Information Services Manager. 
9/7/2016 10:36 AM
The Office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 will be closed for court personnel training Friday, September 9, 2016. All due dates and criminal appearance dates are extended until Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
9/6/2016 12:28 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed Tuesday, September 13, to Thursday, September 15, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
• Tuesday, September 13 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, September 14 – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
• Thursday, September 15 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
9/2/2016 10:12 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted their General Fund budget for FY 2016-2017 of $179,871,807, an 11.7 percent increase over last year’s adopted budget. The budget funds the second year of a three-year radio replacement plan at a cost of $1.9 million and has increases in Information Technology for security enhancements, increased network and internet capability, and software maintenance.
9/1/2016 10:15 AM
Owners of multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) in Texas are now required to provide direct-dial access to 9-1-1 without having to dial an additional digit such as 9 first before getting an outside line. Business owners and other providers of multi-line telephone systems had until September 1, 2016 to comply. Senate Bill 788, also known as Kari’s Law which requires direct access to 9-1-1, was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on May 15, 2015. 
8/31/2016 12:32 PM
Williamson County EMS is pleased to announce that it was granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).  Williamson County EMS joins an elite group of only nine out of 782 Texas EMS systems and 175 out of approximately 16,000 EMS systems in the United States to be granted this accreditation.  
8/30/2016 12:15 PM

Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 6. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular business hours 12 to 6 p.m. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is located at 1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, Texas 78626.  To view adoptable animals, go to pets.wilco.org.   


8/23/2016 9:22 AM
Williamson County’s Alan’s Hope Project is hosting a “Ceremony of Hope” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week on Thursday, September 8, at 4 p.m. at the Mays Street Boutique, 2001 N. Mays Street, Round Rock. The ceremony also will be the official “unveiling” of the Alan’s Hope Project mural painted on the south side of the Mays Street Boutique by local artist Rachel Viator. 
8/22/2016 9:57 AM

The office of Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, located at 211 W. 6th Street, in Taylor, will be closed for staff development on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, and Thursday, August 25, 2016.  The office will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016.
8/15/2016 1:40 PM
Williamson County lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Monday, August 15, 2016.  Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity.  Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219.
8/12/2016 2:59 PM
On August 2, 2016, the Williamson County Commissioners Court heard the county saved nearly $6 million when it recently refunded more than $39 million in debt service. Dan Wegmiller with Specialized Public Finance also reported that since 2004, the county has saved more than $72.7 million total by refunding existing debt. 
8/9/2016 8:24 AM
Williamson County EMS is offering American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the Clinical Practices Building in Georgetown, Texas.  The classes are open to anyone with a desire to learn how to save a life or act in a medical emergency.  
8/4/2016 1:17 PM

The jury trial in Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, Williamson County Precinct 4, court set for Friday, August 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled.  Those who received a jury summons for Friday, August 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at the JP4 court in Taylor do not need to report.

 
8/2/2016 11:58 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, August 9 to August 11, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
• Tuesday, August 9 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, August 10 – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
• Thursday, August 11 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
7/29/2016 8:50 AM
On Thursday, July 28, Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the implementation of a County Burn Ban for a period not to exceed 30 days, authorizing County Judge Dan A. Gattis to lift the ban should conditions improve.
7/29/2016 8:34 AM
On Aug. 2, the county’s first continuous flow intersection project at RM 1431 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard/Parmer Lane will open.  But first, construction crews are going to have to close the intersection of RM 1431 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard/Parmer Lane for some critical work.
7/22/2016 11:16 AM

This Saturday, July 23, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be participating in the nation wide “Clear the Shelter” campaign by opening early at 10 a.m. and offering free adoptions for all the dogs and cats in their care. 

7/22/2016 11:08 AM
The Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, July 26, has been cancelled. Instead, the Commissioners Court will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 28, at 3 p.m. Commissioners Court meetings are held in the Commissioners Courtroom on the second floor of the historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Texas. Agendas are available here. 

7/7/2016 2:44 PM
Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, July 12th to July14th, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7/1/2016 9:34 AM
A portion of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail will be closed the week of July 5 through the fall of 2017. The trail will be closed on Upper Brushy Creek Dam No. 7 from Brushy Creek Lake Park to Champion Park for improvements and construction of the Dam 7 Modernization Project. An alternate trail route is currently available along Brushy Creek Road that connects Brushy Creek Lake Park with Champion Park. 
6/30/2016 10:12 AM
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is the "Land of the Free Adoptions." WCRAS invites the public to their free adoption event on Sunday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  All pets will be available for a free adoption to those wearing red, white, and blue. 
6/28/2016 2:51 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the July 4th Independence Day Holiday.  All offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 5.

In addition, the Commissioners Court will not meet on Tuesday, July 5, and will resume their regular schedule on Tuesday, July 12.

6/28/2016 1:08 PM
Most jurisdictions have city ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks within or near the city limits.  If you are unsure of the ordinances, it is always safer to check with the city or local fire department prior to the purchase or discharge of fireworks. To check an interactive county map with the fireworks free buffer zone area, go to this link https://gis.wilco.org/maps/?viewer=countymap
 and click “I want to…” and choose View Notifications. There is not a fireworks ban or burn ban in place for unincorporated areas of Williamson County. Fireworks are not permitted in Williamson County parks.
6/23/2016 3:59 PM
The success of a multi-day search and rescue operation in the area of Escalera Ranch, Georgetown, TX, was announced today at 4:30 p.m. by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Management.

6/23/2016 8:10 AM
The public is invited to WilCo Emergency Communications field exercise on remote communications from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at River Ranch County Park.  There will be an opportunity called GOTA (Get On The Air) to try out global amateur radio transmissions, a critical link when phone lines and other communication means are compromised.
6/9/2016 7:53 AM
Williamson County has two alternatives on how to solve safety and mobility issues at the Great Oaks bridge over Brushy Creek. Both will be discussed during open houses scheduled to present the proposed improvements to the public along with proposed safety improvements along Brushy Creek Road/Hairy Man Road. The first open house will be held from the hours of 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, in the Brushy Creek Community Center, 16318 Great Oaks Dr, in Round Rock. The second will be Thursday, July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fern Bluff MUD Community Center, 7320 Wyoming Springs Dr., in Round Rock.
6/9/2016 7:52 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court Tuesday appointed Laura Barker as County Court-at-Law #2 Judge effective June 17, 2016. Laura Barker won the Republican primary for the position and does not face a Democratic challenger in the November election.
6/3/2016 10:33 AM
Williamson County will conduct two open houses to present proposed improvements to Great Oaks Drive Bridge over Brushy Creek as well as safety improvements along Brushy Creek Road/Hairy Man Road. The first open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, in the Brushy Creek Community Center, 16318 Great Oaks Dr., in Round Rock. A July 14 open house is planned for the Fern Bluff MUD Community Center, 7320 Wyoming Springs Dr., in Round Rock, from 5 to 7 p.m.

5/26/2016 3:20 PM

Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.  All county operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The Commissioners Court will not meet on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Their next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 7. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular hours on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. For a listing of Memorial Day events, click this story.

5/26/2016 2:29 PM
Emergency management coordinators throughout the 10-county region want every resident to register their mobile devices at WarnCentralTexas.org, so they can stay informed during disasters and other emergency situations. Williamson County is encouraging everyone to register cellphone numbers and email addresses to receive emergency alerts by text, email or phone call about their neighborhood.
5/24/2016 10:48 AM

There are approximately 87,496 residents aged 60 and older living in Williamson County, with the number expected to double in the next 15 years. May is Older Americans Month, and a time to recognize and celebrate older Americans who are trailblazers in their communities.


5/23/2016 3:37 PM
Williamson County EMS is offering American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes on Saturday, June 11. The classes are open to anyone with a desire to learn how to save a life or act in a medical emergency. Classes are held at the Williamson County EMS Clinical Practices Building, 321 W. 8th Street, in Georgetown. 
5/23/2016 3:33 PM

The Alan’s Hope project, which is a subcommittee of the Williamson County Mental Health Task Force, partnered with The May’s Street Boutique owner Sandy Deli, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, and the Round Rock Arts Council on a mural with the goal to send a positive message to the community that suicide is preventable and mental illness is treatable. 

5/23/2016 3:30 PM

Williamson County has launched a new community resources website that will allow people to search online for needed resources such as health care, mental health services, housing, food, and other community resources.Residents can click here and enter their zip code to search for services near their location. All searches are confidential. 

5/3/2016 3:16 PM
Trial by jury is a basic constitutional right that could not be sustained without the service of jurors, so Williamson County is celebrating these public servants during Juror Appreciation Week. 

The Williamson County District Clerk’s Office also wants to warns residents about a phone scam regarding jury duty.  People have been receiving phony phone calls from someone who claims to be with law enforcement telling them that they failed to appear for jury duty and a warrant will be issued for their arrest unless they pay a fee. Don't pay as this is not a practice in Williamson County.

5/3/2016 12:16 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, May 10 to May 12, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
•     Tuesday, May 10 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•     Wednesday, May 11 – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•     Thursday, May 12 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd. and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance St.
4/12/2016 11:21 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaimed April 10-16, 2016 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.  This week honors telecommunications personnel in the public safety community. Williamson County employs 70 people who work for the Emergency Communications Department answering 9-1-1 calls for 25 departments including the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, EMS, 13 fire departments, six police departments and four constables. 
4/6/2016 10:02 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.  This year’s theme is “Building Community, Building Hope.” In 2014, there were 731 confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect in Williamson County.
4/4/2016 8:39 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, April 12th to April 14th, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
• Tuesday, April 12th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, April 13th – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
• Thursday, April 14th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
4/1/2016 1:24 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaimed April 1 as April Pools Day.  On April Pools Day, the Williamson County Child Fatality Review Team and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services work to educate the public on drowning prevention and related water safety issues.  For water safety resources, go to www.colinshope.org. 
3/31/2016 3:12 PM
Williamson County is amending the Long-Range Transportation Plan. The plan amendments include a proposed arterial plan map and a revision to the controlled access facility map. The County will be holding four public meetings to gather input on the changes. The public is invited to make comments regarding the amendments from March 30 to April 29, 2016, at 5 p.m. 
3/31/2016 2:54 PM
Williamson County is hosting Learn to Fish Day in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, on Saturday, April 16, 2016, 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.  
3/31/2016 1:27 PM
National Crime Victim' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 10-16, 2016. A ceremony will be held on April 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Georgetown Community Center located at 445 E. Morrow St. Georgetown, TX 78626. The event is free and open to the public.
3/30/2016 4:05 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in conjunction with St. David’s Round Rock Hospital and Baby Earth to conduct a car safety seat and booster event for area residents from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  The safety seat check will take place in the parking lot near Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., behind Classic Auto Group in Round Rock.  The inspection event is offered at no cost to participants and is available by appointment only.  Please call 512-600-7050 to schedule an appointment. 
3/30/2016 4:04 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court put their seal of approval on fees, policies and use agreement contracts for the Williamson County Expo Center, located at 210 Carlos G. Parker Boulevard in Taylor, during their regular session on Tuesday, March 29.  Starting Monday, April 4, Expo Center staff will start scheduling events to be held at the multi-purpose Expo Center facilities beginning this fall. 
3/7/2016 2:50 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in conjunction with St. David’s Round Rock Hospital and Baby Earth to conduct a car safety seat and booster event for area residents from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.  The safety seat check will take place in the parking lot near Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., behind Classic Auto Group in Round Rock.  
3/2/2016 3:58 PM
The running track and stadium facility at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, located at 3005 CR 175, Leander, TX 78641, will be closed to the public for repairs and maintenance from Monday, March 7, 2016, to Monday, March 21, 2016, weather permitting. 
3/2/2016 11:51 AM
A portion of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail will be closed from April 2016 through the fall of 2017.  The trail will be closed on Upper Brushy Creek Dam No. 7 from Brushy Creek Lake Park to Champion Park for improvements and construction of the Dam 7 Modernization Project.
3/2/2016 11:09 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, March 8 to March 10, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
•     Tuesday, March 8 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, March 9 – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
• Thursday, March 10 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
2/25/2016 10:12 AM
Lady, a 5 year old Pitbull Terrier mix, is the first Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter resident dog to be certified in K9 Nose Work. Lady has been at the shelter for 506 days and counting. The shelter is hoping that certification in this sport will help her find the family she needs.
2/22/2016 2:54 PM

The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector is stepping up to assist customers during the second year of the “Two Steps, One Sticker” program for vehicle inspection and registration. Beginning on March 1, 2016, the transition year ends, and vehicles will have one convenient expiration date for inspection and registration. 

2/19/2016 8:34 AM
On Friday, February 5, Judge Juan Velasquez, III, and a packed courtroom congratulated the first two graduates from the Williamson County Veterans’ Treatment Court program. Williamson County opened its Veterans’ Treatment Court in March of 2015.  The court promotes public safety by addressing the unique difficulties of justice involving Veterans and active members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are often struggling as a result of trauma, substance abuse, or both. 
2/10/2016 11:21 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in partnership with Kohls Cares Kids in Cars, Dell Children’s Hospital, and Taylor ISD Family Support Services to conduct a car safety seat and booster event for area residents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2016.  The safety seat check will take place in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2800 North Drive, in Taylor, Texas 76574.
2/8/2016 2:19 PM

All Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents’ Day.   County operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular business hours on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. offering special holiday adoption rates.

2/8/2016 10:25 AM
Early voting for the March 1, 2016, primary elections in Williamson County begins Tuesday, February 16, and runs daily through Friday, February 26.   The early voting schedule along with dates and times for the county's locations is posted on the County Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections.  
2/5/2016 2:35 PM

The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, February 9 to February 11, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.  Click for more information and scheduled closings
1/29/2016 9:12 AM
Learn how to save a life with just two steps while attempting to set a Guinness World Record. On Saturday, February 6, 2016, thousands of Texans will learn the Texas Two Step, a hands-on CPR lesson that will potentially save many lives. 
1/26/2016 9:15 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s office reminds property owners that  January 31st  is the state mandated deadline to pay 2015 property taxes without penalty or interest.  However, because the 31st falls on a weekend this year, the delinquency date is extended to the following Monday, February 1. 
1/6/2016 2:59 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved an agreement Tuesday with Bluebonnet Trails Community Services that redefines when the county’s Mobile Outreach Team (MOT) will respond to mental health emergencies. 
1/6/2016 9:05 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning.  All other locations will open regular business hours.  The 9 a.m. office opening schedule is as follows: 
• Tuesday, January 12 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, January 13 - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St. 
• Thursday, January 14 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
1/5/2016 9:16 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in conjunction with St. David’s Round Rock Hospital and Baby Earth to conduct a car safety seat and booster event for area residents from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  The safety seat check will take place in the parking lot near Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Blvd., behind Classic Auto Group in Round Rock.  
12/28/2015 12:01 PM
New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, but sometimes the party can be too much for pets. Many pets become scared or anxious at the sound of fireworks and try to run away. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter sees a greater number of lost dogs following the holidays. To avoid a trip to the shelter to retrieve a lost pet, follow these safety rules so everyone in the family has a happy New Year!  
12/21/2015 11:56 AM
Fireworks can add excitement to a New Year’s celebration, but they also can add injuries if not handled property. The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management believes the safest way to enjoy fireworks is by attending a professional fireworks display sponsored by various jurisdictions and organizations throughout the area. If you choose to use consumer fireworks, please do so safely, responsibly, and legally. 
12/18/2015 11:45 AM
Williamson County accepted a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for hazard mitigation funding related to a fuels reduction project at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 C.R. 175, Leander. The project will reduce the quantity of hazardous vegetative fuel along the park perimeter to limit the potential movement of a wildfire across the park boundary. 
12/4/2015 3:08 PM
Williamson County EMS is hosting a Take 10 CPR Train the Trainer class on Friday, December 11, 7 p.m. at the EMS Clinical Practices Building, 321 W. 8th St., in Georgetown. The Take 10 CPR Program teaches CPR in 10 minutes. 
12/3/2015 4:01 PM
Williamson County EMS celebrated the culmination of 40 years of service to Williamson County this month.  On December 2, 2015, Williamson County EMS held their Recognition Ceremony.  The ceremony is a time for the department to celebrate and honor the work the paramedic’s perform on a daily basis. During the ceremony, the department recognized paramedics that were involved in the care and resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients, the delivery of babies, recognition for excellent medical care and customer service.
12/2/2015 9:29 AM
Williamson County offices will be closed for Christmas on December 24 and 25, 2015, as well as the New Year’s holiday on December 31, 2015, and January 1, 2016. The Commissioners Court will not meet on December 22 or 29, 2015. The first regularly scheduled meeting of 2016 will be on Tuesday, January 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
11/23/2015 9:56 AM
From Black Friday, Nov. 27 through Monday, Nov. 30 Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is joining national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with animal rescue groups and shelters across the country to offer free adoptions. The event is sponsored by Zappos.com – the online retailer known for its customer service.
11/19/2015 4:43 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Commissioners Court meeting that is usually held on Tuesdays will not be held on November 24.  The next Commissioners Court meeting will be Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  
11/12/2015 9:37 AM
Celebrate the holiday season on the day after Thanksgiving at the annual Lighting of the Square event on Friday, November 27.  The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in downtown Georgetown. The festivities include entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Making this year’s event bigger and brighter, additional lights will be added to trees on the courthouse lawn sponsored by Georgetown Utility Systems with help from Williamson County and The Williamson Museum.
11/10/2015 4:32 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored in conjunction with Taylor ISD Family Services and Kohl’s Kids in Cars, will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 2800 North Drive, in Taylor.  The inspection event is offered at no cost to participants and is available by appointment only.  Please call 512-943-1264 to schedule an appointment.
11/5/2015 4:44 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed for Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.  The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular hours on Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. In honor of Veterans Day, adult dog, cat and kitten adoptions will be available at “Name Your Price” rates or free to those with a military I.D. Puppies will be just $75. 
11/4/2015 4:38 PM
Williamson County Commissioner Lisa Birkman and the Round Rock Arts Council invited the public to their Fall Open House & Artist Reception benefiting the Round Rock Area Serving Center. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 18, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the J.B. and Hallie Jester Williamson County Annex, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, Texas 78664.  This is a come and go event, and light refreshments will be served.  
11/4/2015 4:08 PM
Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s  Ratings Services once again have affirmed their AAA rating for Williamson County bonds. Williamson County’s refunding of Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A resulted in a savings of $3.35 million. Over the course of the bond program since 2000, refinancing debt has saved more than $67 million.
11/4/2015 3:23 PM
The offices of Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 will be closed to the public for court personnel training the week of November 18-20, 2015.    The office will resume normal business hours at 8:00 A.M. on November 24, 2015.  All Criminal appearance and due dates are extended to November 25, 2015.  
Appearance dates and due dates regarding Civil litigation will ONLY be extended until November 25, 2015.   
11/3/2015 4:13 PM
In an effort to strengthen the countywide school/community continuum of care for youth with behavioral health needs, the 5th Annual Mental Health in Schools Conference was held Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30. This year’s conference, titled “What I Wish My Teacher Knew …”, took a candid look at the impact of drugs, bullying, and youth suicide on our schools and what we can do about it.
10/22/2015 7:25 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored in conjunction with Kohl’s Cares Kids in Cars program, will take place at the Jarrell Fire Department Station 2, located at 155 County Road 313. 
10/16/2015 10:18 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning.  All other locations will open regular business hours.  The 9 a.m. office opening schedule is as follows: 
• Tuesday, October 20th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, October 21st - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St. 
• Thursday, October 22nd - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
10/16/2015 7:50 AM

The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office launched “Wait Anywhere” – the ability to go online and schedule a same-day appointment at the Tax Office. Customers will simply go online at www.wilco.org/tax, click on the “Wait Anywhere” icon and follow the instructions to get in line, online.  If they enter a text-enabled number, the system will send them a confirmation and a reminder of their upcoming appointment.

10/16/2015 7:50 AM

The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office launched “Wait Anywhere” – the ability to go online and schedule a same-day appointment at the Tax Office. Customers will simply go online at www.wilco.org/tax, click on the “Wait Anywhere” icon and follow the instructions to get in line, online.  If they enter a text-enabled number, the system will send them a confirmation and a reminder of their upcoming appointment.

10/16/2015 7:48 AM
Property tax statements will be mailed October 16th, 2015, according to Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Deborah M. Hunt. The County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office sends out tax bills on behalf of all of the taxing entities in Williamson County. Duplicate statements are not mailed to property owners who have their taxes escrowed by their lender. 
10/12/2015 9:14 AM
Waste Management and Williamson County, will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Williamson County residents on Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You can bring household products labeled “caution,” “warning” or “poison” to the Williamson County Central Maintenance Facility located at 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown. 
10/8/2015 12:12 PM
The public is invited to an Open House on October 29, 2015, to present proposed plans and gather public input on Williamson County’s Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V. The Open House will be held at the Fern Bluff Municipal Utility District Community Center, 7320 Wyoming Springs Drive, Round Rock, Texas, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Open House will be an informal, come and go event with no formal presentation. 
10/8/2015 11:37 AM
Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Edna Staudt’s Office will be closed to the public Tuesday, October 13, 2015, for training.  The office will resume normal business hours at 8 .m. on October 14. The office is located at 350 Discovery Blvd., Suite 204, in Cedar Park. 
10/1/2015 9:18 AM
Starting October 1, the Corn Hill station, located on CR 313 in Jarrell, will be a permanent home for Medic 31, responding to calls for help in the northern part of Williamson County. The move is part of Williamson County’s larger plan to relocate County assets that are moving out of the city of Georgetown.
9/24/2015 12:33 PM
Park Headquarters for the Williamson County Parks Department will be closed Monday, September 28, through Wednesday, September 30, 2015, to allow time for administrative staff to transition into a new reservation system. The new system will be available beginning October 1.  County parks and trails will remain open for business during this time. Park Headquarters is located at 219 Perry Mayfield, Leander, Texas, in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.
9/22/2015 1:50 PM
The Texas Association of Assessing Officers (TAAO) is proud to announce that Cathy Atkinson, accounting manager with the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office, was awarded the distinction of Certified Tax Administrator (CTA) of the Year from the Institute of Certified Tax Administrators at the Annual Conference held in Irving, TX on August 30, 2015. 
9/22/2015 9:17 AM
The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking for the Williamson County Expo Center on Friday, September 25, at 10 a.m. The Expo Center is located on more than 50 acres at 210 Carlos G. Parker Boulevard, in Taylor. 
9/16/2015 12:25 PM
The Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Office will be closed on Friday, September 18, 2015, for staff development. The office is located at 350 Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park. For more information or to pay online, go to www.wilco.org/jp2.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our customers.  
9/15/2015 11:36 AM
Enjoy a fun filled day of exploration at Dinosaur Day at Champion Park on Saturday, September 26!  The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and includes free hot dogs and chips while supplies last, an inflatable playhouse, and other activities for the children.  All the activities will be free and open to the public. 
9/15/2015 11:15 AM
During Child Passenger Safety Week (September 13-19, 2015) Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will have certified child passenger safety technicians on-hand Saturday, September 19, to provide free education on how to use car seats, booster seats, and seat belts for children.  The National Seat Check Saturday event will be conducted by appointment only for area residents on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  It is sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, and will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2800 North Drive, in Taylor. 
9/10/2015 10:08 AM
On Tuesday, September 8, the Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a total tax rate of $0.481529 per $100 of valuation. This rate includes the reduction of the general fund tax rate by ½ cent.  Although a larger reduction in the general fund was possible, Commissioners Court elected to reduce the county debt associated with road, park and other capital improvements, by $10 million.
9/9/2015 3:44 PM
A Leave No Trace class will be held on Thursday, October 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Round Rock REI, 201 University Oaks Blvd, Suite 1100.  There is no cost to attend, but online pre-registration is required.

9/8/2015 10:24 AM
Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed during September 15 to September 17, on a rotating schedule for training.  Other offices will be open regular business hours to serve the needs of the public.
9/3/2015 12:01 PM
The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking for the Williamson County Expo Center on Friday, September 25, at 10 a.m. The Expo Center is located on more than 50 acres at 210 Carlos G. Parker Boulevard, in Taylor. 
9/2/2015 9:46 AM

September is National Preparedness Month. Williamson County and Central Texas face many natural and man-made disasters throughout the year, from wildfires, tornadoes, and flash floods to hazardous material spills. The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management reminds residents that September is the perfect time to make a plan for emergencies to protect your family, pets, business, and community.
To learn more about how to prepare for a variety of possible disasters, go to ready.gov/september or ready.gov/es/septiembre. 

9/1/2015 3:58 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted their budget for FY 2015-2016 today of $158,714,746.10 for the general fund.  This was an increase from the current year adopted budget of $151,684,297. The reason for the increase was largely due to paying down existing debt, new personnel, merit pay for county employees, and funding the first year of a three-year plan to replace radio equipment. 
8/31/2015 11:32 AM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.  County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 8. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular business hours 12 to 6 p.m. 
8/31/2015 8:24 AM
Do you have unused or expired medication still on your shelf?  Two WilCo locations will be accepting your unwanted items on Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Drop off locations are:  Sun City Legacy Hills Park Pavilion, 200 Del Webb Boulevard, and the WilCo Sheriff’s Office, located at 508 S. Rock Street, in Georgetown.
8/31/2015 8:20 AM
Bring your outdated laptops, cell phones, monitors, printers, fax machines, etc., to the free computer and electronic recycling event on Saturday, September 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgetown Parks & Recreation Administration building, 1101 College St.  
8/28/2015 2:27 PM
The Williamson County Purchasing Office was the recipient of the 2015 Achievement of Excellence in Public Purchasing Award.  This is the 16th consecutive year Williamson County has received this award. Williamson County is one of only 47 counties in both the U.S. and Canada to receive the award.
8/28/2015 2:26 PM
Williamson County District Clerk Lisa David has been tapped to be on the Texas Office of Court Administration Task Force on HB 2455 to promote uniformity in the collection and reporting of information relating to family violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. 
8/25/2015 7:27 AM
Williamson County’s Alan’s Hope Project is hosting a “Ceremony For Hope” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week on Tuesday, September 8th, at 8:30 a.m. in the District Courtroom, on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse at 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown. 
8/5/2015 12:24 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved allowing property owners to request a reappraisal of their property damaged by natural disaster during the recent disaster declaration Pursuant to Texas Property Tax Code Section 23.02. Under the disaster declaration by Governor Abbott, governing bodies can authorize a reappraisal of all property damaged in the disaster at its market value immediately after the disaster. If your property was damaged between May 4, 2015, through June 19, 2015, by floods, tornado or other severe weather, you are eligible to request a reappraisal in order to reduce your county property tax. 
8/5/2015 7:33 AM
Williamson County is opening River Ranch County Park to qualified bow hunters for weekend, two-day hunts.  The hunts will be conducted from October 9, through December 20, 2015, excluding Thanksgiving weekend.  Hunters may register by mail or in person at the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Office, 219 Perry Mayfield, Leander, TX 78641 (located at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by email to parks@wilco.org.
8/4/2015 8:51 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed during August 11 to August 13, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
• Tuesday, August 11th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, August 12th – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
• Thursday, August 13th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
7/28/2015 2:33 PM
For the fifth year in a row, Williamson County is the recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
7/17/2015 7:07 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, August 5, from 9 to 11 a.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Baylor Scott & White Health, will take place at the Williamson County EMS Station in Round Rock, located at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
7/13/2015 3:36 PM
The Criminal Section of Justice of the Peace Pct. One will be closed to the public on Monday July 20, 2015, for the staff to attend the 84th Legislative update seminar.  The office will re-open on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.  The Civil Section will be open July 20 at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for civil transactions only. The Justice of the Peace Pct. One Office is located at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock. 
7/1/2015 8:13 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed during July 14 to July 16, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
Tuesday, July 14 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
Wednesday, July 15 – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
Thursday, July 16 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
6/30/2015 11:55 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, July 8, from 9 to 11 a.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Baylor Scott & White Health, will take place at the Baylor Scott & White Round Rock Hospital, located at 300 University Drive.  
6/25/2015 9:55 AM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday.  All offices will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 6.  
6/23/2015 12:49 PM
The historic Williamson County Courthouse balcony repairs will begin in early July. The need for the balcony repairs was discovered when the county began repointing the masonry on the building. The work will begin as soon as the original repointing project is completed.
6/23/2015 10:25 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court recognized four employees with the 2015 Employee of the Year Awards for Leadership. Each employee received $500, a plaque, and a traveling trophy for their department to display for the year. The 2015 recipients were: Wanda Ivicic, Doug Denne, Jeannette Liu, and Kevin Krienke.
6/18/2015 10:50 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved an economic development agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and 2015 La Frontera Plaza, Ltd. that will bring 270 jobs to the county when the company relocates its Texas regional office to Round Rock.
6/15/2015 12:54 PM
Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Edna Staudt’s Office will be closed to the public June 22 to 26, 2015, for carpet installation. The office will resume normal business hours at 8 .m. on June 30, 2015. The office is located at 350 Discovery Blvd., Suite 204, in Cedar Park.
6/15/2015 8:18 AM
Williamson County has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
6/10/2015 11:58 AM
Williamson County was added to the list of counties to receive public assistance from the recent severe storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended federal disaster aid to include 51 additional Texas counties. This amendment provides for supplemental funding for infrastructure repairs in the wake of May’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding.
6/4/2015 8:51 AM
Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell received the “Life Steps Award” for his outstanding contributions to the efforts of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition in Williamson County.  The award was presented by Life Steps Council on Alcohol and Drugs in Round Rock during their annual recognition following National Substance Abuse Prevention Week, May 17 to 23, 2015.
6/3/2015 11:46 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved extending the county disaster declaration. The declaration begins with the storm on May 8, 2015, that led to flooding in Coupland and extends into the future until the Commissioner Court lifts it.  No dollar estimate is available for damage to private property; however, the total estimated damage to public facilities including Road and Bridge, water controls such as dams, public utilities and recreation facilities, airports, etc. comes to $6,730,774 to date.
6/3/2015 11:18 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, June 9  to  June 11, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
•    Tuesday, June 9th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•    Wednesday, June 10th – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•    Thursday, June 11th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
5/27/2015 12:21 PM
The Precinct 2 Constable’s Office, 350 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park, will be closed from Monday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 for maintenance issues.

5/21/2015 8:16 AM
The Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Office will be closed during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, and again from June 1 through June 12, the office will close between noon and 1 p.m.
5/19/2015 2:36 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) celebrates EMS Week, May 17-23, 2015, sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).  Williamson County has provided EMS service to the entire county for 40 years.
5/18/2015 1:46 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Baylor Scott & White Health, will take place at the Williamson County EMS Station, located at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., in Round Rock. 
5/14/2015 10:13 AM
In Texas, property owners can receive a discount on their property taxes on their primary residence as of January 1 of each year through a homestead exemption.  Filing for a homestead exemption, senior citizen/disabled person tax freeze or deferral is free of charge and forms are available from the Williamson Central Appraisal District, www.wcad.org or the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office.
5/14/2015 9:48 AM
After 35 years of service in the pre-hospital / EMS field, Joe Granberry, deputy director for Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), is retiring. For the past ten years, Joe has served in a leadership role with Williamson County EMS in the clinical practice division and has served as deputy director for the past seven years. 
5/14/2015 9:06 AM
The Office of Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, Precinct 4, will be closed from Monday, May 18, through Wednesday, May  20, 2015 for court personnel training.  Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 9 a.m. 
4/27/2015 8:22 AM
Voters in Williamson County will be able to begin early voting for the May 9 Joint General and Special Elections on Monday, April 27.  The early voting schedule along with dates and times for the county's locations is posted on the County Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections.  Early voting ends Tuesday, May 5.  No early voting is available on Sunday, May 3.  
4/22/2015 2:44 PM
On February 24, 2015, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a refinancing of $74 million in existing debt. Tuesday, the court learned their action resulted in a savings in excess of $9.2 million over the life of the debt.
4/14/2015 2:15 PM

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell’s Office received the 2015 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award at the Odyssey user conference in Dallas. The Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 office has utilized Odyssey to transition the office from a dominantly paper-driven office to an office with electronic-driven processes.


4/14/2015 2:11 PM
Jessica Schmidt, chief court administrator for Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, received the 2014 Clerk of the Year Award from the Central Texas Justice of the Peace & Constable Association (CTJPCA).  The award is given for outstanding assistance to the overall court or office administration duties. Ms. Schmidt has worked for Williamson County in Precinct 4 for more than seven years. 
4/14/2015 2:05 PM
Williamson County is hosting Learn to Fish Day in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, on Saturday, April 18, 2015, 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.   
4/14/2015 2:02 PM
Williamson County celebrates National Telecommunicators Week April 12 to 18, 2015.  This week honors telecommunications personnel in the public safety community. Williamson County employs 66 people who work for the Emergency Communications Department answering 911 calls for 21 departments including the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.  Each year, Emergency Communications answers approximately 300,000 emergency calls for help for seven law enforcement agencies, 13 fire departments, and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services.
4/8/2015 2:47 PM
Now there are two ways animal lovers can participate with the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in raising money for the medical needs of shelter animals.  If you are a dog lover, grab a four-legged running buddy on Sunday, April 26, and head to the 6th Annual Woof Walk & Wrun 5k at Williamson County’s Berry Springs Park, 1801 C.R. 152, in Georgetown. If you are a cat lover, pull up the covers on April 26 and take an extra hour or two to snooze during the Cat Nap Challenge! Proceeds from both events will benefit Jane’s Fund providing medical support for animals of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter with treatable injuries.
4/8/2015 12:41 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a resolution Tuesday declaring April as National County Government Month.  County Government Month is a time to recognize the county employees who serve our residents daily and to highlight the essential services offered by county government.
4/8/2015 9:19 AM
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 19 to 25, 2015.  Williamson County will be honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2015 with a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow Street, in Georgetown.  The public is invited to attend.
4/6/2015 3:38 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, April 14, 2015 to  April 16, 2015 on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The Williamson County Taylor Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed the entire business day Thursday, April 9, due to renovations. 
3/31/2015 12:01 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaimed April 1 as the beginning of April Pools Day, recognizing April 1-30, 2015, as the time for the community to pursue education on water safety and pledge our commitment to ensuring the safety of ourselves, our families, and our community.  In 2014, Williamson County had four near drownings and four deaths.
3/30/2015 12:06 PM
A new fee structure for rentals through the Williamson County Parks Department takes effect on April 1, 2015.  A review of comparable pricing for similar/equivalent services around the region revealed the need to revise the fee structure for the Parks Department.
3/30/2015 9:01 AM
All Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015, for Good Friday.  County operations will resume regular hours on Monday, April 6, 2015.  The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will operate normal hours on Friday, April 3, from noon to 6 p.m.; however, they will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.
3/26/2015 7:55 AM
On Tuesday, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved proceeding with issuance of certificates of obligation not to exceed $70 million. The final adoption of the order will come on May 5, 2015, after a 30-day period when the notice to issue the certificates of obligation will be posted in the newspaper twice. During that time, the public is invited to attend the Commissioners Court meetings on Tuesdays to voice their opinions during the public comment time at the start of the meeting.
3/25/2015 12:38 PM
For the sixth year in a row, Williamson County ranks as one of the healthiest counties in Texas. The 2015 County Health Rankings list Williamson County as the third healthiest place to live among 237 counties in Texas.  Since the County Rankings were first introduced in 2010, Williamson County has been ranked #1 three times as the healthiest county in Texas and twice as the second healthiest county.
3/18/2015 9:23 AM
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is honoring former deputy Alijah W. Grimes by replacing the murdered deputy’s tombstone in Round Rock Cemetery. A.W. Grimes was shot in the line of duty by the Sam Bass Gang on July 19, 1878. A tombstone replacement ceremony will be held on Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at the Round Rock Cemetery, located on Sam Bass Road just west of IH-35. The public is invited to attend.
3/12/2015 2:48 PM
Chris Davis has been named the new elections administrator for Williamson County. Mr. Davis is from Brownsville, Texas. Most recently he served as the elections administrator in Cameron County. Mr. Davis officially starts on April 13, 2015.

3/11/2015 3:26 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court will not be meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Their next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom on the second floor of the historic county courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in Georgetown.
3/6/2015 1:41 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, March 10  to  March 12, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
2/26/2015 10:13 AM
On February 24, 2015, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved refinancing $100 million in existing debt for a lower interest rate and a cash defeasance of $2 million paying off existing debt. The refinancing of debt and cash defeasance together will save the county approximately $11.5 million in debt service reduction.
2/23/2015 10:04 PM

Williamson County offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, due to the potential for icy road conditions in the morning. The Commissioners Court meeting will start at 10 a.m. Please use caution when driving Tuesday morning as elevated roadways such as bridges and overpasses could be slick.

2/20/2015 4:12 PM
You now can pay traffic tickets for moving violations and warrants online for Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs’ Office, Precinct 4.  From the internet, go to www.wilco.org/JP4, then click the “Pay Online” option. 
2/13/2015 2:38 PM
All Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015, in observance of Presidents’ Day.   County operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular business hours on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. offering special holiday adoption rates.
2/13/2015 9:20 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, February 26, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 2800 North Drive (across from Naomi Pasemann Elementary School) in Taylor. 
2/4/2015 2:13 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, February 10  to  February 12, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
2/2/2015 12:04 PM
The Williamson County Attorney’s Office is hosting an open house on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. at their office in the Williamson County Justice Center, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Street, in Georgetown, Texas.
1/29/2015 9:37 AM

Williamson County is gearing up for a new Texas Two Step. Beginning March 1, 2015, the state will no longer issue vehicle inspection stickers and will move to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” program. Under the new system, Texas vehicle owners will need to pass inspection prior to renewing their registration. The familiar blue-bordered Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) registration sticker will serve as proof of both inspection and registration.


1/26/2015 9:34 AM
Max R. Bricka has been named the purchasing director for Williamson County. He will begin in his new position on January 26, 2015.
1/22/2015 3:21 PM
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) announced it has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to fund their Offsite Adoption Program and their Prevention Program, including free services to citizens the five jurisdictions serve.
1/22/2015 11:58 AM
Learn what it takes to have a career in public safety during a Public Safety Career Fair held on Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This free event is being held at Hill Country Bible Church Conference Center, 12124 R.M. 620, Austin, Texas.
1/22/2015 8:30 AM
February is American Heart Month, and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) wants to make this county a better place for heart health. In honor of heart health awareness, Williamson County EMS is launching the Take 10 CPR Program which teaches CPR in 10 minutes. To kick-off this new initiative, EMS will host a free Take 10 CPR Class for downtown Georgetown businesses on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 8:45 a.m. in the Williamson County historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown, in the District Courtroom.

1/20/2015 8:18 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s office reminds property owners that  January 31st  is the state mandated deadline to pay 2014 property taxes without penalty or interest.  However, because the 31st falls on a weekend this year, the delinquency date is extended to the following Monday, February 2nd.
1/15/2015 11:26 AM
Cynthia M. Hood, emergency management specialist with the Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Basic Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).
1/15/2015 11:19 AM
Melissa Hightower, chief investigator for the Williamson County Attorney's Office, along with Diane Beckham, Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) senior staff counsel, have successfully written and published Case Preparation for Investigators.  The new book takes investigators and prosecutors through the steps of preparing a case for trial.
1/12/2015 9:45 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 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 Williamson County Parking Garage, 3rd and Rock Street, in Georgetown.  The inspection event is offered at no cost to participants and is available by appointment only.  Please call (512) 943-1264 to schedule an appointment.
1/9/2015 3:26 PM

Nightime lane closures will be held on northbound IH 35 just north of Westinghouse Road and on RM 2243 (Leander Road) from Scenic Drive to the southbound IH 35 frontage road from 8 p.m. January 13 to 5 a.m. January 14.  

1/8/2015 9:25 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning.  All other locations will open regular business hours.
12/31/2014 8:18 AM
Scaffolding will soon be seen around the Williamson County Historic Courthouse so that cracks and gaps in the mortar around the exterior bricks can be filled and repaired. The process, known as repointing, will take place over approximately the next four months.
12/30/2014 10:18 AM
Family celebrations and the holidays go together, and sometimes that includes fireworks.  Officials believe the safest way to enjoy fireworks is by attending a professional fireworks display sponsored by various jurisdictions and organizations throughout the area.  Many people will buy and use consumer fireworks to celebrate holidays and ring in the New Year.  If you choose to use consumer fireworks, please do so safely, responsibly, and legally.  Most jurisdictions have city ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks within or near the city limits. 


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Williamson County Alerts

Burn Ban Lifted August 15, 2016

- Friday, July 29, 2016

On Monday, August 15, 2016, Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County.  Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity.  Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219.

Prior to conducting controlled burns, please take the following steps:
1. Please contact your local fire department – Some fire departments may require a burn permit.
2. Please contact Williamson County Communications – Please call and report your controlled burn to Williamson County Communications at 512-864-8282.  They can inform you of any burning restrictions that may exist.  



 

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