Neighborhood News

Williamson County Parks Department Launches First-Ever Parks Pass

Press Release by Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 2 October 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3654

Illustration  of a city park with people doing various outdoor activities.

Williamson County Parks Department launched their first-ever Parks Pass that will offer special benefits for those interested in spending time outdoors at a Williamson County park facility.

The goal of the program is to encourage residents to visit county parks and reward those who are frequent users of county parks with discounts.  

“We are excited to launch the new parks pass program. We worked really hard to build in user benefits that have an application at all Williamson County park locations,” said Williamson County Parks Department Senior Director Russell Fishbeck.

“I believe that park users will find value in the pass and that their loyalty and repeat use will be rewarded accordingly. As the holiday season nears, the Parks Pass will make a wonderful gift for your family and friends who also enjoy the outdoors.”

The Parks Pass will waive some day-use fees and provide discounts on overnight camping, and pavilion rentals, among other benefits like: 

  • Unlimited free day use at River Ranch County Park, when the County’s newest addition opens later this year.  This benefit applies to the passholder and up to 14 guests in the same non-commercial vehicle 
  • Discounts on overnight camping
  • Equestrian use fee discount 
  • Unlimited disc golf play (restrictions apply)
  • Discount ($10) on Open Arena Ride at Expo Center
  • Discount ($10) on Group Pavilion rentals

Commissioner Cook Encourages Wilco Residents To Dispose of Hazardous Waste At Nov. 14 Event

Sponsored by Stericycle Environmental Solutions & Waste Management

  • 23 September 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3622



9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Williamson County Expo Center - 5350 Bill Picket Trail, Taylor, TX 76574


Commissioner Cook Announces End of Wilco Burn Ban

From the Williamson County Public Information Office Media Release

  • 9 September 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3539

On Sept. 4, 2020, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell signed an order terminating the outdoor burning ban prior to its 90-day expiration period. 

A burn ban was issued August 25, 2020, due to circumstances that posed possible safety hazards in unincorporated areas in Williamson County. The Williamson County Fire Marshal and Office of Emergency Management recommended for the County Judge to lift the burn ban as a result of improved conditions. 

For more information visit https://www.wilco.org/williamson-county-lifts-burn-ban.  

Commissioner Cook Announces Completion of Improvements to the Sam Bass at RM 1431 Intersection

Press Release by Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 20 August 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3490

Road sign of narrows indicating restriping of Sam Bass Rd for cars to follow.Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation are pleased to announce the completion of improvements to the intersection at Sam Bass and RM 1431 in Round Rock. The modifications were completed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). 

The project added a second left-turn lane for northbound traffic on Sam Bass Road at the intersection with RM 1431, helping to reduce delays for drivers turning westbound onto RM 1431. Overall, the improvements included new signage, lane striping, and associated signal programming that accommodates the dual turning lanes. 

“The new signal and lane configuration on northbound Sam Bass Road will allow more left-turning traffic through the intersection,” said TxDOT Georgetown Area Engineer Bobby Ramthun. “That will reduce backups and improve mobility and safety in the area.”

The installation of these additions was fully funded by TxDOT, at no expense to the County. TxDOT expedited the work utilizing an existing traffic signal contract. Austin Traffic Signal (ATS) was the contractor that performed the work.

Commissioner Cook Encourages Residents To Lend A Helping Arm By Donating Blood

Event will be sponsored by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services Williamson County - Family and Community Health

  • 24 July 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 3496

The blood drive will be held at 100 Wilco Way in Georgetown on Wednesday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come lend a helping arm to support your community and save local lives. It’s easy, just click here to make an appointment online.

For information about blood donation at this time of the COVID19 Coronavirus please see this link.



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