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Fireworks Safety Tips From Williamson County Fire Marshal's Office In Advance Of Holidays

Media Relese from Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 17 diciembre 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1919

Image of fireworks by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay. The holiday spirit may inspire some residents to light-up the night sky with fireworks on New Year’s Eve; however, most jurisdictions have city ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks within or near the city limits. 

Residents can check the interactive county map with the fireworks free buffer zone area to find out where fireworks are allowed by visiting https://gis.wilco.org/maps/?viewer=countymap

In addition, Williamson County is currently under a burn ban, which prohibits burning any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks.  

“Although we have seen small amounts of rainfall in the past few weeks, we are in extremely dry, drought conditions. There is still plenty of fuel, such as dry grasses, that could potentially start fires,” said Williamson County Fire Marshal Hank Jones. “People need to use extreme caution if they choose to use fireworks under these conditions.”   

Fireworks are not permitted in Williamson County parks. Also, it is illegal to discharge fireworks within 600 feet of a hospital, sanitarium, veterinary hospital, school, church, and within 100 feet of a fuel dispensing station for flammable or combustible liquids. Discharging fireworks at or from a moving vehicle is also not allowed. 

Applications Accepted for Appraisal Review Board

Commissioner Cook encourages Wilco residents to apply!

  • 15 octubre 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2387

Williamson Central Appraisal District is accepting applications right now for the Appraisal Review Board responsible for hearing appeals from property owners and determining protests for ad valorem tax purposes. Each position is a two-year appointment. Application forms are available for download from the WCAD website or by contacting Rae Wilhite at 512-930-3787 and will be accepted until October 23, 2020. Appointments will be made by the local administrative judge for the year beginning January 1, 2021.

Residents interested in applying can get more information on the duties and eligibility by visiting www.wcad.org/about-the-arb.

Williamson County Parks Department Launches First-Ever Parks Pass

Press Release by Wilco's Public Information Office

  • 2 octubre 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2298

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 septiembre 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2263



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 septiembre 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2172

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.  


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