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NWS Confirms Friday the 13th Tornado in WilCo

  • 13 January 2017
  • Author: bawassink
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The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Williamson County near the community of Walburg, Texas. Eyewitness reports of the tornado were made to the Williamson County 911 Center at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 13. County emergency service agencies responded to the reports to determine the extent of the damages.

The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management reports that “several homes sustained minor to moderate roof damage and one section of the roof of a local business was ripped away, strewing insulation debris for approximately one mile.”

No reports of injuries have been received at this time.

County Offices Closed for MLK Day

  • 11 January 2017
  • Author: bawassink
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Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. County offices will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, 1855 S.E. Inner Loop in Georgetown, will be open regular hours from noon to 6 p.m. In honor of the new year, WCRAS is offering adult dogs and cats for only $20.17 to adopt this month. Kittens and puppies are only $75 to adopt. All adopted pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and fully vetted.

Tax Office to open at 10 a.m. on Jan. 3

  • 28 December 2016
  • Author: bawassink
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All Williamson County Tax Assessors/Collector’s Offices will open at 10 a.m. next week Tuesday, January 3, 2017, due to a staff meeting.

For answers to many questions about property taxes or motor vehicle transactions, visit the County Tax Assessor/Collector’s website at www.wilco.org/tax.  Tax Assessor/Collector offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and are located at:
Georgetown Office 904 S. Main St. 
Round Rock Office 1801 E Old Settlers Blvd., Ste. 115
Cedar Park Office 350 Discovery Blvd. Ste. 101
Taylor Office 412 Vance St. Ste. 1

Last Day to Pay Taxes in 2016 is Dec. 29

  • 27 December 2016
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County Auditor David Flores Celebrates 28 Years

  • 13 December 2016
  • Author: bawassink
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When David U. Flores steps down as Williamson County Auditor on January 1, 2017, he will have served 28 years in his position. Back in 1989 when he was sworn in as county auditor, the county had less than 400 employees and an annual budget of $10.9 million. The county’s bond rating was a low investment grade of BBB-, and the county had to take out a loan to ensure that it would make payroll. However, during his tenure, Flores advanced and shaped the county’s financial policies so that it could better manage the tremendous growth that was imminent and improved the county’s bond rating to AAA, the highest rating possible, as well increased the county’s cash reserves in the general fund to an estimated $84.2 million.

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