FYI Taylor County Texas

Saturday, October 21, 2017
According to the Texas Handbook Online, Granger was founded in 1882 when the Houston and San Antonio branches of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad intersected at the site. The town was first named Pollack and later Granger after the Grange association or for John R. Granger, a Civil War veteran. Granger was an important cotton shipping point. The town’s first newspaper, the Granger Banner, appeared sometime before November 1887. A post office was established in April 1884, and banks, churches and schools followed. In 1890, Granger had three churches, a college, a hotel and five gins. The town was…
City Hall: 214 E. Davilla St., Granger, TX 76530Phone: (512) 859-2755Fax: (512) 859-2871Granger has a mayor/alderman form of government.Jerry Lalla took over mayor duties in May 2011. This is is second time serving as mayor. The mayor pro-tem is Amanda Brosch.Alderman positions are filled by Monica Stojanik, Jill Cox, Linda Vrabel and Brad Schwitzer. City hall is where billing and city administration is housed. Sabra Davis is the city administrator, Jeanine Kelm is the city clerk, and Rosie Ramirez is the assistant city administrator. Police DepartmentPolice Chief: Larry KincaidAddress: 201 E. Elm St., Granger, TX 76530Phone: (512) 859-2644The department is…
Granger ISDAddress: 300 N. Colorado, Granger, TX 76530Phone: (512) 859-2613 Fax: (512) 859-2446Web: www.grangerisd.netRandy Willis is superintendent of the Granger Independent School District.The Granger ISD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees: president Timmy Tidwell, vice president James Cervenka, secretary Lillie Huf and members Scott Murrah, John C. Miller, Mark Harwell and Lynn Springfield. District boundaries: The district lies totally within Williamson County, north of the San Gabriel River. The eastern boundary is the eastern edge of the county. CampusThe enrollment and performance information that follows is taken from the Texas Education Agency’s Academic Excellence Indicator System performance reports…
Granger’s City Park is located at 205 E. Davilla St. The park is open to the public, but to book space for an event, call city hall at (512) 859-2755.Granger is about eight miles from Granger Lake, which offers camping, hiking, biking, fishing and other water sports.
(Census 2010 data)Population: 1,419Median age: 39.1Male/female: 50.7 percent/49.3 percent