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Williamson County Issues Emergency Burn Ban
  • 20 July 2018
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Williamson County Issues Emergency Burn Ban

On Friday, July 20, 2018, Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis issued a Disaster Declaration and Order prohibiting the burning of any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks or the engaging in activity outdoors which could allow flames or sparks that could result in a fire.  Please see the attached copy of the Order to review the specific prohibitions and exceptions of the Disaster Declaration and Order.  The outdoor burning prohibition will be in effect for a period of 7 days unless an extension is approved by the Commissioners Court.  The Williamson County Commissioners Court will consider extending an outdoor burn ban at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The heat and weather factors are contributing to dangerous fire conditions, which can quickly lead to the spread of a large, damaging fire.

Except as otherwise stated in the Disaster Declaration and Order, a person violates the Disaster Declaration and Order if he/she burns any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others. The Disaster Declaration and Order prohibits the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings. Among other burning prohibitions, it also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation. A violation of the Disaster Declaration and Order is punishable as a Class C misdemeanor by a fine not to exceed $500.00 or as authorized by Section 418.173 of the Texas Government Code and adopted in Williamson County’s Emergency Management Plan by a fine that does not exceed $1,000.00 and confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days, whichever is greater.

Fight the Bite
  • 6 July 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Fight the Bite

It's summer when everyone wants to spend time outdoors; however, itchy mosquito bites may be a problem in your neighborhood. The Williamson County and Cities Health District has tips to help you enjoy your summer in the great outdoors. Don’t cook up a breeding ground for mosquitoes - follow the 3Ds to keep mosquitoes away:

•    Drain: Empty standing water containers at least once per week
•    Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
•    Defend: Properly apply an EPA registered repellent such as DEET, picaridin, or IR 3535

Juvenile Services Hosts Back to School Supply Drive
  • 6 July 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Juvenile Services Hosts Back to School Supply Drive

Williamson County Juvenile Services is hosting their 2nd annual "Back-to-School Bash" in August, where they hope to provide 150 local kids with backpacks full of school supplies! They are currently accepting any general school supplies, including backpacks, pencils, markers, crayons, rules, glue and more. Supplies can be dropped off at the Juvenile Justice Center at 200 Wilco Way in Georgetown.

Public Input Needed on Updated Parks Master Plan
  • 26 June 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Public Input Needed on Updated Parks Master Plan

Williamson County Comprehensive Parks Master Plan is in the process of being updated and a draft plan was presented to the Commissioners Court on June 26, 2018. Williamson County developed a Comprehensive Parks Master Plan in 2001 and again in 2008.  Both plans have served the County well in guiding County direction with parks, trails, open space acquisitions, grants and park development.  Efforts to update the existing plan have been ongoing since June 2017.The public now has the opportunity to view the draft plan online and email comments through Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Quarry Splash Pad Opens for the Summer on May 19
  • 18 May 2018
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Quarry Splash Pad Opens for the Summer on May 19

The Quarry Splash Pad opens for the season on Saturday, May 19! In August of 2011, Williamson County celebrated the ribbon cutting on the Quarry Splash Pad in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, and it has been a park favorite ever since! It will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests are welcomed to bring any food and drink; however, no glass containers are allowed and grilling is allowed only at the Boulder Pavilions. Admission is $2 per person. For more information or pavilion rentals, click here. 

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