FYI Taylor County Texas

Friday, December 15, 2017
The following information comes primarily from two sources, “Our Town Taylor,” by Ruth Mantor, and “Land of Good Water,” by Clara Stearns Scarbrough. It also includes information that is part of an historical development report produced by Angelou Economics in 2004. On June 26, 1876, the International & Great Northern Railway reached a point in the vast open cattle ranges of Central Texas called Taylor Station, named for railroad official Edward Moses Taylor. In anticipation of the railroad, the Texas Land Co. had laid out streets, public parks and a square and sold lots for prices ranging from $20 to…
Taylor City Hallwww.ci.taylor.tx.usAddress: 400 Porter St., Taylor, TX 76574Phone: (512) 352-3675Administration:Phone: (512) 352-3677City Manager Jim Dunaway is responsible for providing the general administration of the city while executing the policies and objectives formulated by the Taylor City Council. As the city’s chief administrator, Dunaway is directly responsible to the council. Dunaway’s primary charge is the day-to-day operation of the city through the coordination of all city department activities and functions. The Assistant City Manager is Jeff Straub. He can be reached at (512) 352-5551.The Public Information Officer is Jean Johnson. She can be reached at (512) 352-5448.The Taylor City Clerk…
Taylor Police Department Address: 500 S. Main St.Police Chief: Dan RamseyAdministrative Assistant: Beth WilkesPhone: (512) 352-5551Taylor’s Police Department concentrates its law enforcement duties within the city limits of Taylor.The department consists of 27 sworn members with an average of 15.86 years of experience and 12 non-sworn personnel. Taylor Fire Department Address: 304 E. Third St.Fire Chief/Emergency Man-agement Coordinator: Pat EkissPhone: (512) 352-6992Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal: Bobby CopelandPhone: (512) 352-6992Northwest Fire StationAddress: 705 NW Carlos Parker Blvd.Phone: (512) 352-5232Responsibilities: Taylor’s fire department is responsible for fire prevention, medical calls, fire inspection, alarm investigation, liquid spills, motor vehicle accident response, fire safety and…
PoolsThe pool in Murphy Park is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. during the summer. Holiday hours are from noon to 8 p.m. The Robinson Park pool is open from 2-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Admission fees are $3 for adults, $2 for children 3 to 12, and $2 for seniors age 60 and over. Children under 3 are admitted free. Pool passes are available and cost $45 for 30 visits and $90 for 60 visits. For more information on public pools, call (512) 352-3958 Recreation FacilitiesThe Taylor park system…
www.taylorchamber.orgAddress: 1519 N. Main St., Taylor, TX 76574Phone: (512) 365-8485/352-6364President: Thomas MartinezE-mail: info@taylorchamber.orgThe Taylor Chamber of Commerce membership represents businesses throughout the area. The Chamber hosts networking events, informative luncheons, an annual business expo and special events, including the renewal of an annual July 4 celebration.
www.tayloredc.comPhone: (512) 352-4325/(888) 828-5678President/CEO: Jason FordE-mail: jason.ford@tayloredc.orgBusiness Development & Retention: Laura PerezE-mail: Laura.Perez@tayloredc.orgOffice Coordinator: Carrie OrtsE-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The TEDC serves as a catalyst to build wealth for all Taylor citizens by assisting existing and prospective industry to increase revenues generated in this area. We measure success by job creation and retention, tax base increases and other important objectives detailed in our strategic plans. It is led by the full-time staff and a five-member board of directors. Board members are Chair Christine Lopez, Vice Chair Nancy Tyson, Treasurer Clark Jackson, Cordell Bennigson and Kelly Cmerek. The EDC provides site-selection assistance to…
The Taylor Independent School District continues building upon a wealth of accomplishments in both academics and athletics each year. The newly-built Taylor High School, located off of US 79 South, opened in the fall of 2011. Jerry Vaughn is the superintendent for Taylor ISD. Danny Ward is principal of Taylor High School and Richard Kolek is the Middle School principal. Jennifer Patschke is principal at Naomi Pasemann Elementary School. Carla Richter is principal at T.H. Johnson Elementary School. Dara Richardson is principal at Northside Elementary School. Taylor is in University Interscholastic League District 18-3A.Board of Trustees:Guiding the district is the…
Taylor ISD’s athletic program is under the direction of Athletic Director Rusty Purser. On the high school level, the Ducks compete in District 18-3A. The Ducks share their new district with Navasota, Madisonville, Rockdale, Caldwell, College Station. Boys on the junior high and high school level can compete in football, tennis, cross country, basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, track and powerlifting. Girls in can take part in volleyball, cross country, basketball, softball, golf, tennis, soccer, track and powerlifting. TISD Superintendent’s OfficeAddress: 602 W. Twelfth St.Phone: (512) 365-1391Fax: (512) 365-3800Superintendent: Jerry VaughnSecretary: Dellean HartmannTISD Business Manager: Bill MikulencakTISD Transportation Director: Carl CaldwellPhone:…
Temple College at TaylorTemple College at Taylor is part of the Temple College system. Address: 516 North Main St.Phone: (512) 365-7242Web site: www.templejc.edu/taylor/taylor.htm During the fall and spring semesters, the administration office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. During the summer session the office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday. Programs offered include associate of arts and associate of applied science degrees; certificates in programs for emergency medical technology, computer networking (CISCO), industrial technology, child development and more;…
Scott & White HospitalAddress: 305 Mallard LanePhone: (512) 352-7611 or (512) 365-2041There are more than 200 staff members at Scott & White Community Hospital. Specialized clinics and services include inpatient hospital care, surgery, diagnostic services, 24-hour emergency department. Scott & White has a variety of equipment and medical technology available to patients, including a Digital Fluoroscopy X-ray unit, CAT scans, MRI and bone density scanning, mammograms, nuclear medicine procedures, diagnostic ultrasound and vascular exams. There are cardiopulmonary and laboratory services and laparoscopic surgery available as well. Emergency and inpatient services are provided around the clock. Scott & White ClinicAddress: 403…