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Williamson County economic development organizations announce new partnership

Eight Williamson County economic development organizations announced the formation of a new partnership March 18. The partnership will have a website and a launch party at the county courthouse April 15. more »

Mar 18, 2015 1:31 PM Austin Metro 2 Comments

Williamson County hires elections administrator

The county’s elections commission selected Chris Davis to serve as elections administrator during its Feb. 26 meeting. more »

Mar 13, 2015 4:43 PM Georgetown

2040 plan revenue sources

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CAMPO 2040 transportation plan includes $4.25B to improve I-35

Area transportation planners acknowledge Central Texas’s continued growth and limited funding means congestion may never be eliminated even with pumping $4.25 billion in improving I-35. more »

Mar 11, 2015 10:03 AM Austin Metro

WilCo commissioners considering bonds

Williamson County commissioners are expected to vote March 10 to approve a $70 million bond plan that would help fund county building and facility needs. more »

Feb 25, 2015 11:57 AM Georgetown

Developers broke ground Feb. 19 on a 224-room Sheraton Hotel and conference center in The Summit at Rivery Park development.

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Developers break ground on hotel, conference center in The Summit at Rivery Park

Novak Brothers and international real estate firm Hines broke ground Feb. 19 on a 224-room Sheraton Hotel and conference center in The Summit at Rivery Park. more »

Feb 20, 2015 10:22 AM Georgetown

The 2015 Austin City Council from left: Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, Councilman Sabino Renteria, Councilman Don Zimmerman, Councilwoman Delia Garza, Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, Mayor Steve Adler, Councilwoman Leslie Pool, Councilwoman Ora Houston, Councilman Gregorio Casar, Councilwoman Sheri Gallo and Councilwoman Ellen Troxclair

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Committee created to examine Austin affordability issues

The group is tasked with reviewing best practices from other cities to help create and maintain policies that promote affordability in Austin. The new committee is expected to tackle various topics such as education, child care, food, housing, transp more »

Jan 30, 2015 8:09 AM Central Austin

Work continues on Whitestone Boulevard widening, new intersection in Cedar Park

In August the city of Cedar Park broke ground on an 18-month pass-through project to widen and improve East Whitestone Boulevard. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Officials: Lakeline Boulevard extension to open in January

Weather permitting, county-hired workers could finish paving the new North Lakeline Boulevard extension in Leander and open the road by the end of January, the project contractor said. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Williamson County Courthouse sees repairs

Work on the Williamson County Courthouse is being done as part of a repointing project began Jan. 5, which will remove deteriorated mortar from the walls and replace it. more »

Jan 9, 2015 2:30 PM Georgetown

Tax prep volunteers needed in Williamson County

As tax season approaches, the United Way of Williamson County is seeking volunteers to help low- to moderate-income and elderly residents free tax preparation services. more »

Jan 7, 2015 11:37 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Leander ISD, counties issue legislative priorities

The 84th Texas Legislature convenes Jan. 13. Commissioners in Travis and Williamson counties and Leander ISD board members have stated their highest priorities for new or revised laws. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Jeff Jarvis speaks to the Williamson County Commissioners Court after receiving state recognition for his work with the county's Emergency Medical Services organization.

Kate Morris

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services recognized

The Williamson County Emergency Medical Services received state and countywide recognition for the organization's services. more »

Dec 9, 2014 3:15 PM Austin Metro

Vic Figurelli of the Institute speaks at the third annual Leaders of Excellence Program

Kate Morris

Nonprofits recognized in Williamson County

The Williamson County Institute for Excellence in Nonprofits recognized two organizations for committing to excellence during its third annual Leaders in Excellence Program on Dec. 4. more »

Dec 5, 2014 4:21 PM Georgetown

Filling in the gaps of Williamson County’s child foster care system

Amid growing concern for the state’s foster care system, a task force in Williamson County is considering improvements that can be made on a local level. more »

Nov 19, 2014 12:45 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Task force considers changes in foster care

Amid growing concern for the state’s foster care system, a task force in Williamson County is considering improvements that can be made on a local level. more »

Nov 12, 2014 5:04 AM Georgetown

Unofficial voting results show Republican candidates favored in WilCo

According to unofficial voting results incumbent candidates have won Williamson County seats with all polling locations reporting. more »

Nov 4, 2014 7:16 PM Vote Central Texas

Williamson County, DPS move forward with crime testing agreement

Williamson County commissioners approved an agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety to speed up felony and misdemeanor controlled substance and blood alcohol evidence testing. more »

Oct 30, 2014 3:42 PM Georgetown

Some Leander voters asked to use paper ballots

Voters who live in the Block House Creek Municipal Utility District in Leander are being encouraged to use emergency paper ballots because of a programming error with the Williamson County Elections Department’s touch-screen voting machines. more »

Oct 22, 2014 1:57 PM Leander | Cedar Park 3 Comments

The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra performs at venues throughout Williamson County and occasionally at Fort Hood in Killeen.

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Williamson County Symphony Orchestra

The musicians who play in the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra are a diverse set of performers—high-tech workers, public school music teachers, business owners and stay-at-home parents. more »

Sep 16, 2014 12:06 AM Leander | Cedar Park

WilCo approves three-party agreement to finance I-35 frontage road constuction

A three-party agreement was approved Sept. 2 by Williamson County Commissioners regarding the I-35 northbound frontage road pass-through financing project. more »

Sep 4, 2014 12:12 PM Georgetown