FYI Taylor County Texas

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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.

T.H Johnson Elementary

Taylor is in University Interscholastic League District 18-3A.
Board of Trustees:
Guiding the district is the Taylor ISD Board of Trustees.
Members are Brad Moss, president; Johnny Sanford, vice president; Shorty Mitchell, secretary; Anita Volek, assistant secretary; and board members Tim Vanecek, Eliseo Elizondo and Jim Weison.

District boundaries:
Taylor ISD extends to the San Gabriel River to the north, Brushy Creek to the south, FM 619 to the east and FM 101 to the west.

Taylor ISD
Address: 602 W. Twelfth St., Taylor, TX 76574
Phone: (512) 365-1391
Fax: (512) 365-3800
Web site: taylorisd.org
Enrollment: 3,086

Northside Elementary School
(Pre-K, Kindergarten)
Principal: Dara Richardson
Address: 1004 Dellinger St.
Phone: (512) 365-7114
Total Students: 399
Eligibility for Pre-K is 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2012, qualify for the free or reduced lunch program or be a limited English speaker and live inside Taylor ISD boundaries. The district is offering paid Pre-K on a first-come first-served basis at $300 per month on a space available basis. Eligibility for Kindergarten is 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2012 and live within Taylor ISD boundaries. For further information, please contact the Northside Early Childhood Office at (512) 365-7114.

Naomi Pasemann Elementary
(Grades 1-2)
Principal: Jennifer Patschke
Address: 2809 North Dr.
Phone: (512) 365-2278
Fax: (512) 365-2280
Total Students: 457
Demographics
Student/Teacher Ratio: 22:1

T.H. Johnson Elementary
(Grades 3-5)
Principal: Carla Richter
Address: 3100 Duck Dr.
Phone: (512) 365-1091
Fax: (512) 365-8533
Total Students: 688
Student/Teacher Ratio: 21:1

Taylor Middle SchoolTaylor Middle School
(Grades 6-8)
Principal: Richard Kolek
Address: 304 Carlos Parker Blvd.
Phone: (512) 352-2815
Fax: (512) 365-8589
Total Students: 646
Student/Teacher Ratio: 20:1

Taylor High School
(Grades 9-12)
UIL District: 18-3A
Principal: Danny Ward
Address: 355 FM 973
Phone: (512) 352-6326
Fax: (512) 365-1351
Total Students: 879
New Taylor High School Student/Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Private Schools

St. Mary’s Catholic School
St. Mary’s Catholic School provides a Catholic education for students in grades Pre-K through eighth.
Address: 520 Washburn St.
Phone: (512) 352-2313 or (512) 365-1431
St. Mary’s was founded in 1896 by five Dominican Sisters and has been serving children of all faiths from Taylor and the surrounding area. St. Mary’s offers instruction in religion, core academics, music, art, foreign languages, physical education and computer technology and offers two high school credits for eighth-grade students.

The school is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department.
Dr. Barbara Gibson is principal.

St. Paul Lutheran School
St. Paul Lutheran School of Taylor provides a religious, non-Catholic education to students in grades Pre-K through 5.
Address: 610 Fowzer St.
Phone: (512) 365-6161 or (512) 352-2773
St. Paul Elementary School opened in 1967 with a Kindergarten program. Pre-K classes were added in 1975 and the program was expanded during the 1980s with the addition of a grade a year until 1986. The school offers a variety of programs including language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, Bible, music, art, physical education, computer and Spanish.
Sheila Debus is principal.

www.tayloredc.com
Phone: (512) 352-4325/(888) 828-5678
President/CEO: Jason Ford
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Business Development & Retention: Laura Perez
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Office Coordinator: Carrie Orts
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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 commercial ventures seeking to relocate to Taylor, as well as information and applications for federal, state and local financial incentives. It also monitors and provides demographic information, labor statistics and facilitates the permitting process.

www.taylorchamber.org
Address: 1519 N. Main St., Taylor, TX 76574
Phone: (512) 365-8485/352-6364
President: Thomas Martinez
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The 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.

Pools
The 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

Taylor Park Pool

Recreation Facilities
The Taylor park system includes seven parks and open space areas encompassing more than 300 acres.

  • Murphy Park: Located in central Taylor, Murphy Park encompasses about 55 acres including a large pavilion for public rental, a miniature golf course operated by the Taylor Lions Club, children’s playgrounds, picnic tables, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, a sand volleyball court and the Murphy Park Aquatic Center.
  • Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex: Located on Carlos G. Parker Boulevard in north Taylor, this 75-acre park serves as an athletic complex for the area and includes such amenities as baseball, softball and soccer fields, as well as a full-sized football field, basketball courts concessions and restrooms, playscapes for children, trails and a nature area with a lake. The park was completed in November 2009; tournament play began in 2010. The park now attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year.
  • Bull Branch Park: Located in northwest Taylor, Bull Branch Park has a large stocked fishing pond and a pavilion for public use. It also contains a playscape and a section of the city’s seven-mile hike and bike trail.
  • Robinson Park: Located in southeast Taylor, Robinson Park has a swimming pool, a softball field, playscape, basketball
    courts and picnic areas.

Liberty Garden in Taylor TexasTaylor area public recreational facilities include:
Tennis courts (10)
Lighted baseball diamonds
Hike and bike trails
Fishing lake
Playscapes
Picnic areas
A 9-hole public golf course
Miniature golf
Water sports and camping at Lake Granger
Game bird hunting on 6,700 acres of Texas Parks and
Wildlife Department land 10 miles from town
Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex

Taylor Police Department

Address: 500 S. Main St.
Police Chief: Dan Ramsey
Administrative Assistant: Beth Wilkes
Phone: (512) 352-5551
Taylor’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

Downtown Fire DepartmentAddress: 304 E. Third St.
Fire Chief/Emergency Man-agement Coordinator: Pat Ekiss
Phone: (512) 352-6992
Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal: Bobby Copeland
Phone: (512) 352-6992
Northwest Fire Station
Address: 705 NW Carlos Parker Blvd.
Phone: (512) 352-5232
Responsibilities: Taylor’s fire department is responsible for fire prevention, medical calls, fire inspection, alarm investigation, liquid spills, motor vehicle accident response, fire safety and fire fighting within Taylor city limits. In addition, the department responds outside city limits through area mutual aid agreements.

The department works with three engines, two brush trucks, two tankers, an aerial/ladder truck, a dive trailer, one car and a smoke house. It also has two emergency response SUVs, capable of being deployed with two trained staff members.

The Taylor Fire Department employs 23 highly trained firefighters. There is also a volunteer force. According to the Taylor Fire Department’s website, the men and women of the Taylor Volunteer Fire Department are trained firefighters who carry on the long tradition of service to their community. They exist to support the career department and to provide additional fire protection to their Williamson County Fire District.
The Taylor Fire Department is involved in the community through fire prevention in the schools; hosts program participation, fire hydrant testing, building inspections and involvement in community events.

Taylor City Hall
www.ci.taylor.tx.us
Address: 400 Porter St., Taylor, TX 76574
Phone: (512) 352-3675
Administration:
Phone: (512) 352-3677
Taylor City HallCity 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 is Susan Brock. She can be reached at (512) 352-3676.
The executive administrative assistant is Esther Walton, who can be reached at (512) 352-3774.
Key staff members in other departments are listed below.

Public Works
Taylor City Hall
Director: Danny Thomas
Phone: (512) 352-3633
Responsibilities: Provides street and utility maintenance and responds to citizen inquires regarding solid waste collection.

Utilities
Address: 1201 N. Main St.
Superintendent: Robert Walla
Phone: (512) 352-3251
Responsibilities: Manages the city’s water and wastewater systems.

Utility Billing Department
Address: 109 W. Fifth St.
Utility Billing Manager: Toni Bazzle
Phone: (512) 352-2066
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Online payments: www.taylortx.gov

Parks and Recreation
Address: 1424 N. Main St.
Superintendent: Mike DeVito
Phone: (512) 365-7669
Responsibilities: Maintains the city’s parks and recreational facilities.

Street Department
Address: 1424 N. Main St.
Superintendent: Lance Zeplin
Phone: (512) 352-6257
Responsibilities: Maintains city streets, sidewalks, drainage systems and signs.

Engineering Department
Address: 400 Porter St.
Inspectors: Dennis Kleppe, Clint Alsobrook
Administrative Assistant: Beverly Currie
Phone: (512) 352-3633

Community Development
Address: 400 Porter St.

Taylor City Hall
Director: Bob van Til
Phone: (512) 352-5990
City Planner: John Elsden
Phone: (512) 352-3675
Administrative Assistant: Marsha Haass
Phone: (512) 365-3863
Code Enforcement Officer: Jonny Ubelhor
Phone: (512) 352-6891
Responsibilities: Code enforcement, including building inspections and comprehensive and strategic planning.

Taylor Main Street
Address: 400 Porter St.
Manager: Deby Lannen
Phone: (512) 352-3675
Responsibilities: Support the redevelopment of Taylor’s downtown area.
Finance Department
Address: 400 Porter St.
Director: Rosemarie Dennis
Phone: (512) 352-5997

Human Resources

Taylor City Hall
Director/Civil Service Director: Starla Hall
HR Generalist: Esther Walton
Phone: (512) 352-5993
Administrative Clerk; Chris Silva-Gonzales
Phone: (512) 352-3675
Responsibilities: Administer employment and employee issues.

Municipal Court
109 W. Fifth St.
Judge: Randall Pick
City Attorney: Ted Hejl
Phone: (512) 352-5977
Fax: (512) 352-7724
Responsibilities: Adjudication of Class C misdemeanors and other state and city ordinance violations punishable by fine only.
Court is held on Thursday with sign in beginning at 8 a.m. and court beginning about 9:30 a.m. with cases heard on a first come first-served basis.

Taylor Public Library
Address: 801 Vance St.
Director: Karen Ellis
Phone: (512) 352-3434 or (512) 365-2235
Fax: (512) 352-8080
Taylor Public LibraryHours: Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mission: To promote a life-long love of reading and provide educational, informational and recreational resources.
Resources: The library collection includes more than 32,950 books, more than 1,000 paperbacks and 900 audio books on tape. The library also has 16 public access computers with Internet access.

Taylor City Council
The City of Taylor has an elected city council composed of five council members, four of whom are elected from individual districts and one who is elected at-large. Council members elect from their number a mayor and a mayor pro tem.

Mayor: Donald Hill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (District 1)
Mayor Pro Tem: Chris Gonzales Sr., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (District 2)
District 3: Brandt Rydell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
District 4: Chris Osborn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
At-large: Jesse Ancira Jr., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Taylor is a Home Rule City, which means the council can enact legislation, adopt budgets and determine policies, subject only to limitations imposed by the Texas Constitution and City Charter. The City Charter, its ordinances and other vital documents are available online at http://www.ci.taylor.tx.us.

Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 400 Porter St. Meetings are open to the public. With the exception of holidays, city hall is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 $350. Taylor Station was situated on a major cattle trail and by August of 1876, it was reported that 146 carloads of cattle had been shipped from the new stop.

With the railroad came a colonization of farmers and businessmen, mainly from Midwestern and Southern states. The rich pastureland was soon cultivated and began to produce an abundance of cotton. The first cotton gin was built in 1877. Early accounts describe the town as a “bloody” place with shoot-outs and lawlessness, but, as more and more people arrived, churches and private schools were established and businesses flourished.

By 1879, Taylor Station had become Taylorsville, a town of about 1,000 residents, most of whom made their living working on the railroad, at the cotton gin or in a number of shops, hotels and restaurants. In February of that year, though, fire destroyed 29 of the 32 businesses. Within days, community members began rebuilding the downtown area, in many cases replacing wooden structures with brick ones. In 1882, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad was extended to Taylorsville, where it joined with the Missouri-Pacific to link east and west. A ceremony took place between Taylor and Hutto to celebrate this event, during which John R. Hoxie, ex mayor of Chicago, drove the last spike. This also was the year the first city election was held in Taylor.

In 1883, public schools were established and the Taylor Water Works pumped water from the springs in Murphy Park and the San Gabriel River to a 75-foot high water tower. Water had previously been hauled into town in barrels and sold door-to-door. The First National Bank was organized in 1883 and capital stock of $50,000 sold in less than an hour. On March 17, 1884, the city fathers changed the charter and the township of Taylorsville became officially known as the City of Taylor.

In the summer of 1884, a dog pound was set up on the public square. A boy was paid 25 cents for each stray dog he could round up. The city marshal then sold them back to the owners for $1, along with a numbered brass dog tag. The revenue was used for completion of a sewer system.

In 1889, Dr. A.V. Doak started a streetcar system that went from Main Street to Seventh Street, Sloan Street and south to Second Street, then east back to the original location. The dirt streets were often too muddy for any other method of transportation. Two Spanish mules drew each car and two boards were placed between the tracks for the mules to walk on. The 1890 census showed Taylor having a population of 2,584. By the turn of the century, Taylor was well established as a trade and transportation center. More than 200 Taylor residents owned telephones in 1902.

In 1913, a 3,260-foot deep artesian well was drilled. It was the deepest water well in the world at that time and was in use until 1994.

The discovery of oil in nearby Thrall in 1915 served as a temporary boost to the already booming economy. The Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1925. Geographically, Taylor has grown from about 10.24 square miles in 1963 to 13.58 square miles, annexing contiguous areas of rural Williamson County as population in the region continues to grow.

The construction of US 79 in 1939 improved the transportation infrastructure, which which has been widened west to SH 130, a regional toll road project designed to alleviate congestion on I-35.

Taylor’s airport was built in the 1930s, but has undergone several expansions, including one completed in 2003 that extended the runway to 4,000 feet. Continuing to influence the community is the growing population in the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located just 30 miles northeast of Austin, Taylor has added to its role as a regional retail and agricultural hub the part of a bedroom community for metro-area commuters.

Although growth has come to Taylor it has not been the overwhelming force experienced by many of its neighbors. For the decade between 2000 and 2010, overall growth in the Austin MSA was 36.4 percent, while Williamson County’s overall growth rate was an astronomical 79 percent. In Taylor, meanwhile, growth was 18 percent. An analysis released by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that growth continues to influence Eastern Williamson County. Hutto’s growth rate from 2000 to 2010 was more than 600 percent, making it the fastest growing community in the state.

Taylor’s growth during that same period was estimated to be more than 12 percent. Thrall’s population growth during the decade was approximately 20 percent, while Granger grew about 3 percent.

Moody MuseumThe Taylor Downtown Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The culmination of more than a dozen years of hard work by downtown property owners, the Taylor Conservation and Heritage Society, Taylor Main Street, the Taylor Economic Development Corporation and the Texas Historical Commission, the designation was awarded in 2005.

The district is that part of downtown roughly bounded by Fifth, Washburn, First and Vance streets, 16 full blocks and portions of six others. Most structures in the district were built between 1878 and 1931.

The designation gives properties some protection from the effect of federally funded projects, gives owners access to technical experts and grants to aid in restoration and offers them eligibility for federal tax benefits. The National Park Service explains that the National Register of Historic Places “is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic and archeological resources.”

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) 365-3262
• Lexor Homes (512) 454-5692
• Nanco Homes (512) 365-1979

If you’re not quite ready for a house yet, there are several apartment complexes, including:
• Arbors of Taylor, 201 Highland Drive, (512) 365-8571
• Burnett Place, 405 Sloan St., (512) 365-2500
• Mallard Run Apartments, 1000 Mallard Lane, (512) 352-8660
• Park Meadows Apartments, 2700 Sunny Lane, (512) 352-8944
• Park Place Apartments, 1213 Vance St., (512) 365-9865
• Taylor Square Apartments, 1005 Cotton Bowl, (512) 352-8753
• Tejas Apartments, 2106 Holly Springs, (512) 365-6400
• The Gardens of Taylor, 319 Sloan St., (512) 633-4217

After your move, you may need to return your U-Haul. You can do that at 209 W. Second St. in Taylor, which is U.S. 79. Call them at (512) 352-2310. If you are closer to Hutto, you can return your U-Haul to 646 Front St. The phone number there is (512) 759-1074. You also can rent flatbed trailers and moving equipment at a few locations in the area, including:
• Armadillo Rental, 818 W. Second St., (512) 365-5525
• Main Street Rental, 1811 N. Main St., (512) 352-7368
• The Home Depot, 600 W. U.S. 79 (Hutto), (512) 759-3688


Electricity


In Eastern Williamson County, residential and commercial electrical service is provided by a number of companies following deregulation of the retail energy market. Consumers have a choice of several utility providers that offer a number of different plans and rates. For a full list of providers visit www.powertochoose.org online. This Web site provides a list of providers offering residential and commercial service, the plans they offer in this area, current rates per kilowatt hour and contact information. If you have questions about choosing a provider or do not have Internet access, call (866) 797-4839. While the power may come from different sources, transmission lines are managed by Oncor Electric Delivery. If you have a power interruption due to something other than a billing issue, the number to call is (888) 313-4747.

The entire billing and power management process is handled by the Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which is based in Taylor and is one of the area’s largest employers. Because ERCOT centralizes billing for all of the providers, switching companies should not mean switching
billing or payment processes.

Water & Sewer

You’re also going to need water and sewer service. In Taylor, call the City of Taylor Utility Department, (512) 352-2066.
For many surrounding cities, a call to city hall also will get water and sewer service started. Following are those phone numbers:
• Granger (512) 859-2755
• Hutto (512) 759-4055
• Thrall (512) 898-5306

• Coupland, contact Manville Water at (512) 856-2488 and they’ll be glad to get you hooked up.

Garbage Collection

To establish garbage collection in Taylor, contact the Utility Department at (512) 352-2066. The company holding the solid waste service franchise in Taylor is IESI.

Recycling

The City of Taylor Recycling Center is located at 1606 N. Main St. and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Accepted at the site are: Newspapers and magazines, aluminum cans, tin cans, glass and cardboard. Not accepted at the site are: Plastic bags, light bulbs, broken glass and hazardous waste.

The Williamson County Recycling Center is located next to the landfill on FM 1660, north of Hutto. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Natural Gas

If your new home includes natural gas heating or appliances, Atmos Energy is the provider in this area. The company’s customer service number is (800) 460-3030.

Repair Work

Eastern Williamson County has dozens of options for every need from house painting to plumbing to remodeling and electrical repair. The Taylor Daily Press Marketplace online search is the fastest way to find any service and it is free and only a click away. Either scan the code in our Marketplace ad on page 2 from your smart phone or go to our search page at www.taylordailypress.net/marketplace/.

Employment

You have a place to live but how about a job?
If you need a place to get started, try the classifieds in the Taylor Daily Press or The Hutto News. You may also visit the Taylor Chamber of Commerce, 1519 N. Main St., or call the chamber at (512) 352-6364.

The Texas Workforce Commission is an excellent resource for those looking for work or recently unemployed. The TWC has a workforce center at 516 N. Main St., Suite 6, inside Temple College at Taylor. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To contact the office, call (512) 365-8750.

There also is a regional full-service office available in Round Rock, 1611 Chisholm Trail, Suite 600. To contact the Round Rock office call (512) 244-2207.

Changes

Now it’s time to get some things changed. One of the neat things about living in a small town is everything’s close. In Taylor, you can go by the post office on West Fourth Street to get your mail forwarded and register to vote. Right down the street from the post office is the driver’s license office, 412 Vance Street. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 5 p.m. Driver testing is done in the afternoon. It’s always advisable to bring proof of insurance in any transaction involving operating a motor vehicle. The office, which serves residents from throughout Eastern Williamson County, can be reached by calling (512) 352-4160.

If you just need to renew your license, you can do that online at texasonline.state.tx.us.

Banking

You may want to set up a bank account in your new town. Taylor, Coupland, Hutto and Granger are served by several financial institutions offering a wide range of services.

  • Austin Telco Federal Credit Union is located at 3705 N. Main St. in Taylor. The main branch number is (512) 302-5555. The hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The drive-thru is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. all five days. The lobby and drive-thru are open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Chase Bank is located at 3709 N. Main St. in Taylor. The main bank number is (512) 352-5421. The main branch phone number is (512) 846-2438. Hours at both banks are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Citizens National Bank also provides services in Taylor from its main office at 316 N. Main St. The main number is (512) 352-7641. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motor bank hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • City National Bank has three locations in Taylor, including its main office at 212 N. Main St., and several ATMs around town. The main bank number is (512) 352-8523. Main lobby hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The drive-through bank is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Compass Bank is located at 1701 N. Main St., on the corner of Hwy. 95 and Lake Drive. The main bank number is (512) 352-3623.
  • First Convenience Bank is located inside the Taylor Super Wal-Mart store, located at 3701 N. Main St. The phone number is (512) 352-8422.
  • First State Bank Central Texas has several locations in Eastern Williamson County. The Taylor branch is located at 813 N. Main St. The phone number is (512) 352-5880. In Granger, the branch is located at 119 E. Davilla and the number is (512) 859-2293. The bank’s Hutto branch is at 120 Ed Schmidt Boulevard and the phone number is (512) 846-1442. Hutto residents have several banking options.
  • A+ Federal Credit Union is located at 141 Ed Schmidt Blvd. The phone number is (512) 302-6800. Lobby hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Drive-through hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Chase Bank is located at 506 W. U.S. 79. The phone number is (512) 846-2438. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • First State Bank Central Texas is located at 120 Ed Schmidt Blvd. The phone number is (512) 846-1442.
  • Regions Bank is located at 500 U.S. 79 West. The phone number is (512) 759-5000. Lobby hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drive-through banking hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wells Fargo Bank’s branch at 604 W. US 79 can be reached at (512) 846-2816. Lobby hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. In Coupland, the main office of Independent Bank is located at 102 Hoxie St. The phone number is (512) 856-2404. Lobby hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The drive-through window also is open Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

In Granger you will find Granger National Bank, in addition to the First State Bank Central Texas branch. Granger National Bank is located at 201 W. Davilla Ave. and can be reached at (512) 859-2202.

 

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 list of 101 Things to do in Williamson County is by no means all-encompassing, but it provides a good place to start when you are looking for a day, afternoon or evening out in the area.

From starting a home, to enrolling your children in school, from knowing where to get a driver’s license to knowing whom to call at city hall,
we’ve compiled information designed to help make living here easier. The section highlights Taylor, Hutto, Granger, Thrall, Coupland, Round Rock and Georgetown. It also reaches out to cover the county and regional services we all share.

We hope you find this edition useful and will keep it around your home or office as a source of local information. Use it whenever you can and let us know if you have suggestions that will help us make it even better next year.

We welcome those of you new to our community and appreciate those of you who have long been our neighbors, our customers and our friends
over the years. We look forward to serving you for many more years to come.

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