FYI Taylor County Texas

Friday, December 15, 2017
Hutto has marked 100 years since its incorporation July 17, 1911. In what is now the first year of its second century, the community is beginning another chapter of its history. This spring, the historic groundbreaking for the town’s first community college underscored a commitment to higher education and handson job training. Later this year, dirt will turn on a project to build a YMCA facility to increase recreational opportunities for Hutto families. Roadways are under construction and new infrastructure is opening avenues for commercial development all over town. The city has undergone a transformation over the past decade from…
Hutto City Hallwww.huttotx.govAddress: 401 W. Front Street, Hutto, TX 78634After reaching the 5,000 population milestone, Hutto voters in 2004 approved a home rule charter, giving the city more power over its operations and its destiny. The city is governed by an elected mayor and six-member city council:Mayor: Debbie HollandPhone: (512) 759-4033E-mail: Debbie.Holland@HuttoTX.govPlace 1: Anne CanoPhone: (512) 759-4033E-mail: Anne.Cano@HuttoTX.govPlace 2: Paul PrincePhone: (512) 759-4033E-mail: Pual.Prince@HuttoTX.govPlace 3: Veronica “Ronnie” Quintanilla-PerezPhone: (512) 759-4033E-mail: Ronnie.Quintanilla-Perez@HuttoTX.govPlace 4: Michael J. SmithPhone: (512) 759-4033E-mail: Michael.Smith@HuttoTX.govPlace 5: Melanie RiosPhone: (512) 759-4033E-mail: Melanie.Rios@HuttoTX.govPlace 6: Max YestePhone: (512) 759-4033E-mail: Max.Yeste@HuttoTX.govCity Manager: David MitchellPhone: (512) 759-4030E-mail: David.Mitchell@HuttoTX.govOffice hours: Monday through Friday,…
Director: Mike HemkerAddress: 306 E. Live Oak, Hutto, TX 78634Phone: (512) 759-4000Fax: (512) 759-4001Management Assistant: Julie DeinzerThe city’s first park, Fritz Park, was dedicated in 2005. It includes a pavilion, basketball court, baseball and football fields, and a hike and bike trail. In January, the city was awarded a $400,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to develop Hutto Lake Park on city-owned parkland. The lake is among the elements of the parks master plan developed by the city. Hutto Lake Park officially opened to the public in May 2011, and includes a pavilion, picnic tables, a playscape,…
Hutto Public LibraryLibrarian: Yasmeen JehangirAddress: 205 West Street, Hutto, TX 78634Phone: (512) 759-4008Fax: (512) 759-4001Hours: Tuesday, Noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday, Noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The new public library opened in 2008 in the old fire station building, which was purchased by the library’s board of trustees in 2005. The library contains more than 5,000 items, including books for children and adults, videos, audio books, DVDs and periodicals. The library has a public computer with Internet accessibility and offers a story time for pre-school age children…
Hutto Independent School Districtwww.hutto.txed.netAddress: 200 College Street, Hutto, TX 78634Phone: (512) 759-3771Fax: (512) 759-4797Public Information Officer: Emily GrobeThe Hutto Independent School District is among the fastest growing district in Texas. Enrollment reached 5,674 at the end of the 2011-12 school year. After spending just two years as a 3A high school, Hutto High School is in its fifth year as a 4A school based on its enrollment for the upcoming school year. Voters approved a $128.5 million bond issue in 2008 that will be used to build two more elementary schools – numbers six and seven – as well as…
Families with children can take part in a number of youth sports leagues for children of all ages. The Hutto Youth Football and Cheer Association takes the field in September and is led by Mark Aspenleiter, president, who can be contacted at (512) 632-2020. The association’s Web site is www.leaguelineup.com/hutto/ Youth baseball and softball is run by the Hutto Youth Baseball and Softball League, which has Scott O’Connor as its president. Contact O’Connor at (512) 496-8042. The Hutto Youth Soccer Association is under the leadership of President Leslie DeHart, who may be reached at (512) 636-9347. The school district offers…