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Adopt a family from Brown Santa: now through Dec. 7
  • 29 November 2021
  • Author: Lauren Gammon
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Adopt a family from Brown Santa: now through Dec. 7

Make a difference this holiday season by adopting a family from the Williamson County Sheriff's Brown Santa program! Brown Santa supports underprivileged children through a general distribution of toys, books and a stuffed animal for Christmas. By adopting a family, you will find out the specific needs of the child(ren), shop for the gifts, wrap the gifts and deliver the gifts to the parents. You have until December 7th to adopt a family! To learn more, visit https://www.wilco.org/brownsanta.

Tree of Angels Ceremony Dec. 6
  • 16 November 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Tree of Angels Ceremony Dec. 6

The Williamson County community is invited to join the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office for the lighting of the 9th Annual Tree of Angels to honor victims of violent crime. The ceremony takes place on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at 6 p.m. in the historic Williamson county courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Texas, in the 26th District Courtroom. This moving ceremony allows the community to remember families whose lives have forever been touched by violent crime. Families, survivors of a violent crime, families with missing loved one and friends of a victim are invited to bring an angel ornament to place on this special tree.

Portion of Brushy Creek Regional Trail to Close for Bridge Construction
  • 5 November 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Portion of Brushy Creek Regional Trail to Close for Bridge Construction

Williamson County’s contractor Denucci Constructors is beginning work on the Great Oaks Drive Bridge project. For safety, the Brushy Creek Regional Trail near the project area will be closed starting as early as Sunday, Nov. 14, for approximately nine months. To view the closure map, click here. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our trail users. For updates on the bridge project, visit our project page. 

Williamson County Welcomes Samsung to Taylor, Texas
  • 9 September 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Williamson County Welcomes Samsung to Taylor, Texas

On Nov. 23, it was announced that Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. (“Samsung”) will build its most advanced semiconductor manufacturing plant in the United States in Taylor, Texas. The location of the $17 billion investment was announced at a press conference held by Governor Greg Abbott at the Governor’s Mansion. Officials from the City of Taylor, Taylor Independent School District and Williamson County have worked to bring the semiconductor manufacturer to Taylor since January 2021. For statements regarding the announcement, click here. Read Governor Abbott's press release here. 

On Sept. 8, in a joint meeting with the City of Taylor, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a resolution, a Chapter 381 performance-based agreement and a development agreement as an incentive package for Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, to build its newest semiconductor plant in Taylor, Texas. Since January, Williamson County has been in consideration as the possible location of Samsung’s future expansion in the United States, a $17 billion investment. For copies of the agreements and more, click here. 

Commissioners Court Approves Budget and Sets Tax Rate

Commissioners Court Approves Budget and Sets Tax Rate

  • 31 August 2021
  • Author: Connie Odom
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Commissioners Court Approves Budget and Sets Tax Rate

The Williamson County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the total county budget of $453,177,654.23. The total county budget is comprised of the General Fund, Road and Bridge Fund and Debt Service Fund. The Commissioners Court also adopted a total tax rate for tax year 2021 of $0.440846. That rate is less than the county’s current total tax rate of $0.458719. ”With this tax rate and property tax exemptions, the average county homestead tax bill will decrease by $14,” said Larry Gaddes, Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector. 

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