Williamson County

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 Cedar Park | Leander

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 Cedar Park | Leander

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 Cedar Park | Leander 3 Comments

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

Courtesy Williamson County Symphony Orchestra

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 Cedar Park | Leander

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

WilCo Commissioners Court adopts budget

On Aug. 26 the Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $243 million budget, which includes both salary increases and additional personnel. more »

Aug 27, 2014 3:58 PM Georgetown

Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center board selects interim executive director

Kelly Tourere Forister was appointed the interim executive director for the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center on Aug. 7 after Brenda Staples resigned from the position. more »

Aug 19, 2014 12:15 PM Georgetown

Williamson County accepts preliminary proposed Budget

Commissioners approved a preliminary proposed 2014–15 budget Aug. 5 that is larger than the 2013–14 budget and includes significant cost increases to hire additional personnel. more »

Aug 11, 2014 7:15 PM Georgetown

Residential property values climb in Georgetown, WilCo

Most homeowners in Georgetown found their property value increased in 2013, according to data released by the Williamson Central Appraisal District. more »

Jul 9, 2014 5:04 AM , Georgetown 2 Comments

WilCo elected officials get salary increases

Williamson County commissioners voted on the salaries for elected officials in the 2014–15 fiscal year. more »

Jul 8, 2014 9:47 AM Georgetown 2 Comments

Chikungunya virus found in Williamson County resident

Health officials have confirmed the first case in Texas of the viral disease chikungunya in a Williamson County resident, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. more »

Jul 7, 2014 5:50 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

City of Georgetown could get more parking on county land

Williamson County commissioners are debating an interlocal agreement item that would allow the city of Georgetown to use county land for additional parking space. more »

Jul 1, 2014 4:40 PM Georgetown

Schools, growth keep state nursing shortage in check on local level

Although Travis and Williamson counties have largely managed to escape the nursing shortage that has gripped the state and nation for several years, experts say keeping students in the field will be important to meeting future demands. more »

Jun 25, 2014 7:00 AM , Northwest Austin

County, city of Georgetown officials discuss firework safety

With the July 4 holiday approaching, Williamson County and city of Georgetown officials want to ensure residents remain safe while using fireworks. more »

Jun 11, 2014 2:57 PM Georgetown

Therapists and assistants work with a young client at Ride On Center for Kids in Georgetown. Equine- assisted therapies and activities are offered through five organizations in Williamson County.

Photo by Annie Drabicky

Horses help treat trauma, disorders

To many people horses are a source of transportation or recreation, but for some, working with horses is a way to help those with physical, emotional and mental disabilities. more »

Jun 3, 2014 11:15 AM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto