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Family Hospital Systems Named Hub in Williamson County for COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Information from Wilco's Public Information Office Media Release

  • 20 January 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 37927

Williamson County is activating its COVID-19 vaccination plan this week as it is scheduled to receive 6,000 doses of the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine through its partner Family Hospital Systems (FHS). The County’s vaccination plan targets residents who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Phase 1B.  

We approved an agreement in Commissioners Court  with FHS on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to administer the COVID-19 vaccine per the County’s plan. Family Hospital Systems will begin vaccinating eligible Texans at the Sun City Ballroom, located at 2 Texas Drive in Georgetown, as soon as they receive the vaccine. Vaccinations will be provided through the weekend while supplies last. An appointment will be required before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. To register, please visit https://familyhospitalssytems.typeform.com/to/NnnrXftS. Residents who need assistance getting registered are urged to call 833-984-3747.

In addition, FHS will be vaccinating people from their wait list at a drive-thru site at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, 10211 W Parmer Lane. You must be on the FHS wait list in order to be contacted for an appointment at that site. Drive-up appointments will not be accepted. Registration for the FHS wait list is available here

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 18 January 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2865

Why was Williamson County not designated as a hub sooner?

The State of Texas strategically designated hubs across the state. Williamson County was not initially chosen because of its proximity to the Austin hubs. Williamson County was designated as a hub on January 16, 2021.

Why were other counties receiving vaccines before Williamson?

Many of the counties receiving the COVID-19 vaccines on a large scale are hubs designated by the State of Texas. Other counties have large VA hospitals or other hospital systems that are able to provide vaccines to the public or their patients.

When will Williamson County begin to get vaccines on a larger scale?

Williamson County was invited to submit a plan to the Department of State Health Services the week of January 4, 2021; that plan was evaluated on January 11; Williamson County was notified of its vaccine allotment on January 16. Williamson County and its partners received 6,000 vaccine doses for the week of January 18.

How can I make an appointment to receive the vaccine in Williamson County?

Williamson County will release information to the media, post information on its website, Facebook page, Twitter and NextDoor app. Information will be posted January 19, 2021.

Residents may add their names to the Family Emergency Center’s wait list at: https://familyhospitalsystems.typeform.com/to/hp91XiiR

Commissioner Cook is Sworn into her Second Term of Office on Jan. 1, 2021 for Williamson County Precinct 1

Judge Betsy Lambeth of the 425th District Court administered Commissioner Cook's Oath of Office.

  • 8 January 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1430

Commissioner Cook offers brief remarks to the guests and officials gathered for the swearing-in ceremonies at the Wilco Historical Courthouse after being sworn-in.Commissioner Cook is shown placing her left hand on the Bible during the swearing-in ceremony that her husband Wayne Cook is holding. 425th Dist. Court Judge Betsy Lambeth is officiating on the steps of the Wilco Historic Courthouse..

Free Christmas Tree Recycling Offered at Williamson County Landfill

Media Release from the Wilco Public Information Office

  • 22 December 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1635

Image of a green Christmas tree with ornaments and a star on top.

Starting December 26, Williamson County residents can dispose of their Christmas trees for free by dropping them off at the Williamson County Landfill, located at 600 Landfill Road in Hutto.  

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), at least one-third of house fires that begin with a Christmas tree going up in flames occur in January. Prompt removal and disposal of a Christmas tree after the holiday season is highly encouraged to avoid any potential hazard.  

Residents have until January 19, 2021, to get rid of their trees at the landfill. Before taking a tree to the landfill, residents are asked to remove all lights and ornaments. Flocked trees are not accepted for recycling. 

The landfill is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

Juvenile Justice Transformed, Youth and Community Safer

Column by Commissioner Cook

  • 17 December 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1508

Head shot of the Honorable Stacey Mathews, 277th District Court Judge, in her judicial robe.

Four years ago, Williamson County’s juvenile system was based on punitive measures but thanks to a great Judge and juvenile justice staff, today it is focused on youth rehabilitation and development.

Appointed to the 277th District Court in October 2013 by former Gov. Rick Perry, Judge Stacey Mathews, as the county’s juvenile Judge, is fulfilling her goal to ensure that both juveniles and young adults are treated supportively but not enabled to continue unlawful behaviors.

In Texas, children ages 10 to 17, and those over 17 alleged to have committed an offense which has a statute of limitations that exceeds juvenile age can be processed through the juvenile court.

The Juvenile Justice Code—in the Texas Family Code—is a hybrid system providing resolution for legal conflicts through both civil and a few criminal procedures. 

Almost all cases begin with law enforcement bringing a child into the juvenile detention center. A prompt detention hearing is held to determine if the child is a likely danger to him/herself or the public, and if probable cause (a set of circumstances leading a prudent person to believe a person is subject to the charge) exists.


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