FYI Taylor County Texas

Friday, December 15, 2017
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Welcome to Eastern Williamson County! This edition of F.Y.I is designed to help make finding your way around a little easier. Whether you are new to this part of Texas or have lived here all your life, we hope the information in this special edition will help you figure out where to turn when you have questions about your community, the services it offers or the people and organizations that keep it running. For the second consecutive year we are sharing with you or reminding you of all the fun, interesting things there are to do in Williamson County. Our…
So, you’re moving to the area. Congratulations! Now that you’ve found one of the nicest places in Texas to call home, you may need some help getting settled. Finding A Home If you’re looking for a place to live, there are several real estate agencies serving both Taylor and the surrounding areas. The following are among them:• Brasfield Real Estate (512) 365-6500 www.brasfieldrealestate.com• Cornerstone Real Estate (512) 365-9548 www.cornerstonerealestate.com• McMakin and Associates (512) 365-8563 www.mcmakinrealestate.com• Patschke and Patschke (512) 365-1905 www.patschkeproperties.com• Terra Properties (512) 365-5555 www.terraproperties.biz Looking to build a home? • DR Horton Homes (512) 759-1235• KB Home (512)…
Williamson County remains one of the fastest growing counties in the state and the nation. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, its population has now topped 425,000 and the county continues to flourish. Williamson County occupies more than 1,100 square miles of Hill Country and Blackland Prairie to the north, east and west of Austin. The county was carved out of Milam County (now adjacent to the east) and established March 13, 1848. It was named for prominent judge and soldier Robert M. Williamson, also known as “Three-Legged Willie” because of a birth defect that deformed one leg, which he…
Demographics Population: 426,645 (2010)Land Area: 1,124.3 sq. milesAltitude: 454 to 1,265 ft.Average Rainfall: 34.2 inches/yearJanuary Temperature: 35 degrees F average minimumJuly Temperature: 97 degrees F average maximumGrowing season: 258 days Government Williamson County, a political subdivision of the State of Texas, is governed by an elected, five-member commissioners’ court. The court is responsible for all budgetary decisions and setting the county tax rate each year. Other duties of the court include administration of all the business of the county, including the building and maintenance of county roads and bridges. Additional information about Williamson County government and departments may be found…
See the Hippos Take a photo on Hutto’s seven-ton concrete hippo statue named Henrietta, which has been a downtown icon on East Street since 1982. The statue celebrates the early history of the town when a hippo escaped from a circus train and was later captured near Brushy Creek. Tour the town to see the wide variety of uniquely-decorated smaller hippo statues in front of local homes, businesses and civic buildings. The statues are painted with a variety of designs, such as the Dalmatian hippo at the city’s fire station on Exchange Boulevard or the hippo dedicated to American Troops…
Assembly Of God First Assembly Of GodAddress: 1400 W. Seventh St., TaylorPhone: 512-352.6133Services: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Tuesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.Pastor: Shane Allen Baptist Faith BaptistAddress: 605 W. Sixth St., TaylorPhone: 512-352-2434Pastor: Michael HermsServices: Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening service, 7 p.m. First BaptistAddress: 701 Davis St., TaylorPhone: 512-352-3144Pastor: Dr. Matt HudsonServices: Sunday Service, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Primera Iglesia BautistaAddress: 1699 West 2nd St.Phone: 512-352-5590Services: Sunday Services, 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Sunday School,…
Dining Delights The Texan Café in Hutto hosts a delectable “pie happy hour” from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, giving diners the chance to sample pies that have garnered attention across the country. Enjoy the blue plate special or select from a wide variety of home cooking options, but leave room for a slice of one of 20 or more different pies made fresh daily. The Texan Café is at 207 East St. in Hutto. For more information, call (512) 846-2885 or visit online at www.texancafe.net. Louie Mueller Barbecue opened in Taylor in 1949 and has been gaining national attention…
Bird Watching Bring out the binoculars and set your sights on Hutto Lake where a brand new birdwatching blind allows you to observe numerous species of area birds that pass through the city’s 36-acre park on Lakeside Estates Boulevard. For more information, call the Hutto Parks and Recreation Dept. (512) 759-4000. Fishing Williamson County offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities from large lakes and rivers to smaller lakes and ponds in public parks. Some of the most notable fishing spots are: Lake GrangerEast of Hwy 95 near CirclevilleU.S. Army Corps of Engineers (512) 859-2668www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/granger Lake GeorgetownOn Lake Overlook Drive,…
Catch a Game The Round Rock Express is the Triple A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, offering great baseball and family fun from April to September. The Dell Diamond seating capacity is 8,722 fixed seats with room for more than 3,000 more on the grass berm beyond the outfield wall that spreads from foul pole to foul pole. In addition to top-tier baseball talent, there is plenty of entertainment from a swimming pool to rent for parties, to a kids are complete with climbing wall, basketball and bounce houses. The Dell Diamond is located at 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.…
There is never a shortage of things to celebrate in Williamson County and area communities do it up right year round with the following events: July Taylor’s 4th of July FestivalThis event will be held in the afternoon and evening July 4 at Murphy Park, 1600 Veterans Drive. The patriotic event features games, food and craft vendors, swimming and other activities before the annual fireworks display. Visit www.taylorchamber.org or call (512) 365-8485 for details. LibertyFestLiberty Fest is Leander’s annual July Fourth celebration featuring live music, good food, fireworks and fun for the whole family. This year’s event will be held…