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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. 
12/19/2014 11:35 AM
Williamson County currently has openings for membership in the Williamson County Historical Commission (WCHC).  Members are appointed by the Commissioners Court during the month of January of odd-numbered years and serve for two year terms.  Individuals wishing to serve on the WCHC should fill out an application and submit it to their Williamson County precinct commissioner or the county judge.

12/18/2014 9:39 AM
Waste Management and Williamson County offer free tree recycling at the Williamson County Landfill from Friday, December 26, 2014, through Saturday, January 10, 2015.  Free tree recycling is particularly useful for residents who do not have curbside pickup.  

12/18/2014 9:36 AM

Williamson County offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 24, 25, and 26, 2014, as well as the following Thursday, January 1, 2015. The Commissioners Court will not meet on Tuesday, December 23 or 30, 2014, and will meet on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
12/4/2014 2:46 PM
Williamson County officials are warning residents about a phone scam that has been occurring for the past six months or more.  Residents have been receiving calls from someone who claims to be with law enforcement or the Williamson County courts system telling them that they failed to appear for jury duty and owe a fine. Williamson County warns residents that this is a scam.
12/4/2014 8:40 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. 
12/3/2014 11:35 AM

Williamson County Treasurer Vivian Wood was designated a life member of the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas on August 6, 2014.  Ms. Wood will be retiring as the Williamson County treasurer in December 2014.  She has served 20 years in that position.  Mrs. Wood has served on many committees and boards during her time as a member of the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas including serving as president from 2002 to 2003. 


12/1/2014 10:57 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place in the parking lot of Baby Earth, located at 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., in Round Rock.
11/26/2014 10:14 AM

At the Texas Department of State Health Services annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Conference in Fort Worth on Tuesday, Williamson County Emergency Medical Services received two statewide awards.  Each award honors a person or organization that exemplifies the best that EMS has to offer. The awards recipients were selected by a committee from the Texas Department of State Health Services from statewide nominations.


11/25/2014 3:20 PM
In this season of feasting with our families, many dogs and cats do not have a place to call home. Due to the large number of animals that have been abandoned or lost, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is in a dire situation regarding space, which puts the lives of animals at risk. The shelter is asking the community to help them maintain their high save rate by adopting or fostering today.
11/20/2014 11:14 AM
Jarred Thomas, emergency management coordinator for the Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Leaders Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) on October 23, 2014, along with twenty eight other participants of Cohort I.
11/19/2014 4:17 PM
The Williamson County Election Commission has named Kay Eastes as the interim elections administrator. 
11/19/2014 1:08 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Williamson County Landfill and the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will close on Thanksgiving Day.  There will not be a Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. 
11/19/2014 1:07 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, Williamson County Juvenile Services in conjunction with the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Subcommittee of Williamson County hosted the 4th Annual Mental Health in Schools Conference on November 13 and 14.
11/19/2014 1:01 PM
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has begun preparations for this year’s annual Brown Santa Program and is looking for potential recipients and donations.  Brown Santa provides assistance to families within Williamson County who live in an area that does not offer a similar program.  
11/13/2014 11:29 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 conduct regular business hours.  The 9 a.m. office opening schedule is as follows:
•    Tuesday, November 18th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•    Wednesday, November 19th - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•    Thursday, November 20th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
11/12/2014 3:55 PM
Celebrate the holiday season on the day after Thanksgiving at the annual Lighting of the Square event on Friday, November 28.  The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in downtown Georgetown.
11/12/2014 3:19 PM

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.  GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry.  The public is invited to learn more about GIS at the Williamson County GIS Council GIS Day 2014 on Wednesday, November 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas.


11/10/2014 2:05 PM
Cold weather is anticipated to move into Central Texas tomorrow with a light freeze possible in outlying and low lying areas of south central Texas by Thursday and Friday morning.  Residents are urged to take actions to protect their pets and livestock, pipes, and plants before the cold weather arrives.  
11/7/2014 8:47 AM
Williamson County approved an agreement with Concordia University for students to serve as court visitors to incapacitated persons, or wards, under a new Court Initiated Guardianship Program.
11/6/2014 12:46 PM

Williamson County offices will be closed for Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  The Commissioners Court meeting that is usually held on Tuesdays will not be held on November 11.  The next Commissioners Court meeting will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
11/3/2014 3:31 PM
Election officials in Williamson County urge all registered voters to take time to complete their ballot in order for their votes to count.  It is necessary to press “CONFIRM”  on the final screen before exiting to assure the voting machine has received and recorded the information.
11/3/2014 9:10 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place in the parking lot of Baby Earth, located at 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., in Round Rock.
10/23/2014 8:22 AM
Each year, hundreds of children from across the county dress up on Halloween to roam the streets in search of sweet treats! While the costumes and decorations are often meant to be scary, letting your kids participate in Halloween festivities shouldn’t be.  If a child plans to go trick-or-treating this Halloween, it is important to remember the following safety tips, provided by Williamson County EMS.
10/20/2014 10:10 AM
Join the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter’s (WCRAS) fifth annual Denim and Diamonds Fur Ball from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25.  The gala will be held at La Frontera’s Marriott North, 2600 La Frontera Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas, and includes dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment. 
10/13/2014 9:32 AM

Property tax statements will be mailed October 16th, 2014, 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.  
10/8/2014 9:39 AM

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster inspection event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, October 23, 2014,  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 Leander Central Fire Station located at 201 Brushy Street North.  
10/6/2014 8:08 AM

All Williamson County, Texas, Tax Assessor-Collector’s office locations will be closed for staff development on Monday, October 13, 2014. 
9/30/2014 10:52 AM
In an effort to increase awareness about relationship violence, the Williamson County Domestic Assault Response Team, under the direction of District Attorney Jana Duty and County Attorney Dee Hobbs, is spearheading an initiative involving local law enforcement, Hutto High School, and Hope Alliance. Football players will wear the national symbol representing the campaign of the “Purple Ribbon” on their helmets during the month of October to support the initiative “Football Can Be a Violent Sport, Relationships Shouldn’t Be.”

9/30/2014 10:50 AM
Join the fun and hit the links for a good cause at the Faith Lutheran Open Golf Tournament benefitting the Williamson-Burnet counties Meals on Wheels program on Monday, October 20.  This fund raising event will donate 100 percent of its profits to help provide hot, nutritious meals for seniors in Williamson and Burnet counties.
9/30/2014 9:06 AM

The deadline to register to vote for the November 4th Election is fast approaching. Voters must be registered by October 6, 2014, to be eligible to cast a ballot in the November 4th Elections.


9/25/2014 3:40 PM
The office of Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Bill Gravell Jr. will be closed for staff development Monday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The office will resume normal operations on October 8.
9/23/2014 11:50 AM
Judge Bill Gravell Jr., Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace in Williamson County, is excited to announce a new juvenile court getting off the ground. “The Wright Track” is a juvenile MIP/Drug court aimed at assisting young people who have prior substance abuse offenses to get the assistance that they need to get clean and stay clean.  
9/12/2014 9:40 AM

The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, September 16  to  September 18, 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 16th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•    Wednesday, September 17th – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•    Thursday, September 18th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
9/9/2014 3:57 PM
Everyone is welcome to Art for Aid – an art show to benefit Julie, a 7-year-old lab mix who was dumped on the side of the road, on September 18 at Stinger Studio, 1623 Rivery Blvd. Georgetown, TX from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
9/9/2014 3:54 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a total tax rate of $0.486529 per $100 of valuation.   The county tax rate is comprised of three tax rates.  The Court approved a general fund tax rate of $0.279029 which is a quarter of a cent lower than the current rate of $0. 281529.  The Road & Bridge tax rate was adopted at $0.0400 cents, and the debt service tax rate at $0.167500 cents per $100 of valuation. 
9/9/2014 3:52 PM

The Institute of Certified Administrators (ICTA) is proud to announce that Larry Gaddes, Chief Deputy with the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office was awarded the professional designation of Certified Tax Administrator (CTA) and membership within ICTA. 
9/9/2014 10:19 AM

On Tuesday,  September  9, 2014, the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban not to exceed 90 days.  The County Judge was given the authority to lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve.   
9/4/2014 2:23 PM
Williamson County’s Alan’s Hope Project is hosting a ceremony “Hats Off For Hope” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week on Tuesday, September 9, at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of the historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown. 
9/4/2014 1:28 PM
During Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014) Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will have certified child passenger safety technicians on-hand Saturday, September 20, to provide free education on how to use car seats, booster seats, and seat belts for children. 
8/26/2014 4:05 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted their budget for FY 2014-2015 today of $146,684,287.10 for the general fund. 
8/25/2014 9:29 AM
Williamson County’s Alan’s Hope Project is hosting a ceremony “Hats Off For Hope” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week on Tuesday, September 9, at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of the historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown.
8/22/2014 7:55 AM
School is almost back in session, and while children are busy heading to their classes, drivers should be busy brushing up on driving rules and awareness. In Texas last year there were 2,047 accidents involving school buses resulting in 432 injuries. Whether you have a child in school or not, all drivers are responsible for child safety at bus stops, driveways and school zones.
8/20/2014 3:49 PM
The Office of Justice of the Peace Dain Johnson, Precinct 1, will be closed on Friday August  22, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. and will be closed the entire afternoon for staff development.  Normal business hours will resume on Monday, August 25, 2014. 
8/14/2014 10:20 AM
The Office of Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, Precinct 4, will be closed from 12:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014, for court personnel training.  Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 9 a.m. 
8/12/2014 2:23 PM

Williamson County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).  Only twenty-seven (27) Silver Awards were awarded in Texas and three (3) in the central Texas area.  The Silver Award is the highest award granted by the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline.


8/12/2014 1:49 PM
Williamson County Juvenile Services was notified on August 1, 2014 that they received a $20,000 grant award through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for fiscal year 2015.  Juvenile Services was one of only 22 organizations across the state to receive the grant, which is focused on getting Texas children back in touch with nature.  
8/11/2014 2:10 PM
Williamson County residents can pick up free mulch for their gardens at the Williamson County Landfill in Hutto, reminds County Commissioner Ron Morrison.
8/6/2014 11:43 AM
Taylor ISD Family Support Services and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event by appointment only for area residents on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon.
8/5/2014 1:38 PM
Jessica Schmidt, chief court administrator for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, received the 2013 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.
8/4/2014 12:48 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, August 12  to August 14, 2014, 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 12- Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, TX
•    Wednesday, August 13– Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St., Georgetown, TX
•    Thursday, August 14 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX
7/28/2014 3:51 PM
The Taylor Annex of the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office located at 412 Vance Street will be closed for business on Friday, August 8, through Monday, August 11, due to sidewalk repair.  The office will reopen for business on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. 
7/25/2014 10:54 AM
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has announced that Williamson County, Texas, has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.  This is the fourth consecutive year that the Budget Office has received the award. 
7/23/2014 2:22 PM
On June 6, 2014, Judge John B. McMaster, Presiding Judge of County Court at Law #4, received the 2014 Distinguished Lawyer Award from the Williamson County Bar Association.  The award was presented in recognition of his dedication to the people of Williamson County and in honor of his significant contributions to the legal profession throughout the last 30 years.
7/15/2014 10:04 AM

The Williamson County Commissioners Court named Tara Raymore as the new Human Resources director.  Raymore holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Walden University with an emphasis in human resource management.  She also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.  


7/10/2014 10:00 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, July 15  to July 17, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
7/3/2014 12:25 PM

The Williamson County Elections offices will be closed on Monday, July 7, 2014, for staff training.  All personnel will be attending the opening day of the 32nd Annual Texas Secretary of State’s Election Law Seminar.   Office operations will resume on Tuesday, July 8, at 8 a.m.
6/26/2014 7:18 AM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday.  All offices will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 7.  The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open July 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6/18/2014 8:25 AM

The Williamson County Auditor’s Office announced that Williamson County was recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association with two awards -  the Award for Excellence in Government Finance and the Louisville Award for Innovation in Government Finance.  

 


6/18/2014 8:19 AM
Homes and businesses just outside of Georgetown now will have more fire protection with the installation of new fire hydrants.  Williamson County ESD #8, which covers the area just outside of the Georgetown city limits, has started a fire hydrant installation program for the Jonah Water SUD and Chisholm Trail SUD systems. 
6/13/2014 8:12 AM
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The event will take place at the St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, 2000 Scenic Dr., Georgetown.
6/11/2014 3:46 PM
Summer signals moving season and that means more trucks and trailers on Texas highways bringing debris to area landfills.  Williamson County and Waste Management, partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Don’t Mess with Texas® campaign, reminds drivers to “cover your load” to keep litter and heavy objects from falling off trucks and trailers. The week of June 9, Waste Management will distribute Don’t mess with Texas litter bags and tips on how to properly tarp trucks and trailers to customers at its Williamson County Landfill,
6/6/2014 1:56 PM
David Brown with the Williamson County Attorney’s Office received the "Young Lawyer of the Year" Award from the Williamson County Bar Association. 
6/6/2014 1:48 PM
The Williamson County District Clerk’s office will be closed for training on Tuesday, June 17, from 12 to 5 p.m.  The office staff will be training on the Supreme Court Mandate Efiling process.  The District Clerk’s Office is located in the Williamson County Justice Center, 405 MLK, Georgetown.   For more information, visit the District Clerk’s website.
6/3/2014 10:17 AM
To Save 2,000 Lives in 92 Days, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) will be offering free adoptions for all adult animals and half price adoptions on all puppies and kittens on Saturday, June 7, from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
6/3/2014 10:11 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, June 10  to June 12, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
5/27/2014 1:54 PM
Williamson County is the recipient of the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle’s Platinum Leadership Award.  The County received the highest score possible for the fifth year in a row. 
5/27/2014 1:46 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court recognized four employees with Employee of the Year awards for leadership during their regular session on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  Each employee receives $500, a plaque, and a traveling trophy for their department to keep for the year. 
5/20/2014 2:36 PM
Beginning June 1st, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) will be a contestant in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. WCRAS is competing for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.

5/20/2014 2:30 PM
Williamson County will celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week May 18 to 24, 2014.  The Commissioners Court approved a resolution supporting EMS and this year’s theme “EMS: Dedicated. For Life”, and encourages the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. The Commissioners Court also congratulated Williamson County EMS on receiving the American Heart Association’s “Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award” for providing superior quality cardiac care in the pre-hospital environment.  
5/14/2014 12:20 PM
Taylor ISD Family Support Services and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.
5/5/2014 10:59 AM
Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed Tuesday, May 13 to Thursday, May 15, 2014, on a rotating schedule for training.
4/28/2014 10:48 AM
Enjoy a fun filled day of exploration at Dinosaur Day at Champion Park on Saturday, May 10!  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, live music, an inflatable playhouse, and other activities for the children.
4/15/2014 2:26 PM
Williamson County, together with the City of Cedar Park and Waste Management, are hosting a FREE household hazardous waste collection event.  The event is Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gupton Stadium at the corner of Gupton Way and E Park Street.
4/15/2014 2:08 PM
Williamson County received a AAA bond rating from both Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s  Ratings Services last week. The ratings reports are available on the County’s website here.
4/15/2014 11:58 AM
All Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014, for Good Friday.  County operations will resume regular hours on Monday, April 21, 2014. 
4/8/2014 11:41 AM
A public hearing will be held Tuesday, April 15, at 10 a.m. to receive comments on participating in the Secretary of State's Countywide Polling Place Program. The hearing will take place during the regular session of Commissioners Court in the historic courthouse, located at 710 S. Main, in Georgetown, TX.
4/7/2014 10:33 AM
This summer, youth starting at age 16 will be offered a unique opportunity to learn a vocational skill through Williamson  County Juvenile Services.  This will mark the third year Williamson County Juvenile Services has teamed up with Skillpoint Alliance – Gateway to offer vocational training for the youth they serve. 
4/4/2014 9:18 AM
Williamson County is hosting its 4th Annual Learn to Fish event in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 8 a.m. to  noon.  This is an incredible family-friendly event where children where children of all ages will be able to spend time in the great outdoors learning various fishing tips and techniques from local experts.  See a video about the event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4S2AAAuFW0 .
4/3/2014 7:59 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office now offers approximate wait times online for the Georgetown, Round Rock and Cedar Park offices.  Before heading to one of these locations to renew your vehicle registration, title a vehicle, or pay property taxes, check the wait times to see how long you might have to wait at www.wilco.org/countydepartments/taxassessorcollector
3/31/2014 12:42 PM
The Williamson County EMS Tactical Medic Team will receive the 100 Club of Central Texas "EMS Achievement Award" at the Club’s annual awards reception on April 4, 2014.  The Williamson County Emergency Medical Services Department sponsors a highly trained  Tactical Medic Team that consist of  11 specially trained paramedics who work in close proximity with local and regional law enforcement agencies when they operate in high risk environments.
3/31/2014 12:39 PM
The Leander Fire Department and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 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 Leander Central Fire Station, 201 Brushy St. North, Leander, and are available by appointment only.  Please call (512) 259-9010 to make an appointment.
3/27/2014 3:27 PM
The 100 Club of Central Texas will recognize the individuals who came together to form the Reentry Incident Management Team for West, Texas, following the devastating fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013, with the Team Excellence Award at their 31ST Anniversary Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, April 4.  The Incident Management Team members from CEN-TEX, Capital Area and Alamo that were deployed to West, Texas, include Aubrey Holmes and Trey Hewtty with Williamson County Emergency Communications.
3/24/2014 12:53 PM

Williamson County Veterans Services Office invites all Vietnam Veterans and their families to attend the dedication of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. on the northeast side of the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin. 

3/20/2014 2:02 PM
The Williamson County Parks Department is preparing for warmer weather by announcing that the Quarry Splash Pad and Champion Park splash pad will open on May 17 this year.  The Quarry Splash Pad, an 8,500 square-foot attraction with water cannons, water jets, and a waterfall, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 17 through Labor Day. 
3/20/2014 7:58 AM
Williamson County’s Brown Santa Program will host its 3rd Annual "Givin' & Golfin' Tournament" on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Avery Ranch Golf Club.  Proceeds will benefit families in need during the upcoming holiday season.



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Williamson County Alerts

Burn Ban Lifted Oct. 27

- Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Williamson County Commissioners Court lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  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 control 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 control burn to Williamson County Communications at (512) 864-8282.  Williamson County Communications should be able to inform you of any burning restrictions that Williamson County Communications has been made aware of and that may exist.  


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Williamson County Courthouse
Public Information Office

710 S. Main Street, Suite 101
Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: 512-943-1663

Media Line: 512-943-1122
Fax: 512-943-1662
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Connie Watson

Public Affairs Manager
Phone: (512) 943-1663
cwatson@wilco.org
 

Kathi Wysong

Communication Specialist
Phone: (512) 943-3579
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