Celebrate the holiday season on the day after Thanksgiving at the annual Lighting of the Square event on Friday, November 23. The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in downtown Georgetown. The festivities include entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Williamson County Brown Santa will offer photos with Santa for a $10 donation in the historic Courthouse after the lighting event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enter the courthouse on the south side on 8th Street. For details on holiday events and activities in Georgetown, call the Georgetown Convention & Visitors Bureau at (512) 930-3545, or visit or VisitGeorgetown.com.
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector's office in Taylor, 412 Vance Street, will be instituting new hours of operation effective today, October 29, 2018. In order to better serve the public and reduce compensatory time, the Tax Assessor/Collector's Office will implement the following hours of operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This change adjusts the business hours of the Tax Office in Taylor so they are in line with the other three Tax Assessor/Collector offices which have used this operating schedule since February 2017.
Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster for Williamson County on October 22, 2018, resulting from continued severe weather, flash flooding, and potable water outages that occurred on or about October 15, 2018. The state of disaster shall continue for not more than seven days unless continued or renewed by the Commissioners Court. A copy of the disaster declaration can be found here.
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter joins the ranks of shelters in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats. This shelter now offers their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home. Now every dog and cat that enters the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter’s system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter and surrounding areas right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing pet, a neighbor’s missing pet, the family of a found pet or search for adoptable pets. Registration of your pet is FREE and as simple as 1, 2, 3! Just go to www.FindingRover.com.
Williamson County’s Election Office will be re-issuing approximately 8,000 ballots-by-mail that were distributed missing a candidate’s name in a state-wide election. Under the Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals race, the ballots should have listed three candidates: a Republican, a Democrat and a Libertarian. Due to an error, the Libertarian candidate, William Bryan Strange, III, was not listed on the ballots. “We regret the mistake we made, and we are working diligently to rectify this situation. We are expediting production of the corrected ballots-by-mail and expect to mail them next week. We ask anyone who received a Williamson County ballot-by-mail to wait and use the corrected ballot they will be receiving,” said Chris Davis, Williamson County Elections Administrator.