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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 18 January 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 2102

Why was Williamson County not designated as a hub sooner?

The State of Texas strategically designated hubs across the state. Williamson County was not initially chosen because of its proximity to the Austin hubs. Williamson County was designated as a hub on January 16, 2021.

Why were other counties receiving vaccines before Williamson?

Many of the counties receiving the COVID-19 vaccines on a large scale are hubs designated by the State of Texas. Other counties have large VA hospitals or other hospital systems that are able to provide vaccines to the public or their patients.

When will Williamson County begin to get vaccines on a larger scale?

Williamson County was invited to submit a plan to the Department of State Health Services the week of January 4, 2021; that plan was evaluated on January 11; Williamson County was notified of its vaccine allotment on January 16. Williamson County and its partners received 6,000 vaccine doses for the week of January 18.

How can I make an appointment to receive the vaccine in Williamson County?

Williamson County will release information to the media, post information on its website, Facebook page, Twitter and NextDoor app. Information will be posted January 19, 2021.

Residents may add their names to the Family Emergency Center’s wait list at: https://familyhospitalsystems.typeform.com/to/hp91XiiR

Commissioner Cook is Sworn into her Second Term of Office on Jan. 1, 2021 for Williamson County Precinct 1

Judge Betsy Lambeth of the 425th District Court administered Commissioner Cook's Oath of Office.

  • 8 January 2021
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 903

Commissioner Cook offers brief remarks to the guests and officials gathered for the swearing-in ceremonies at the Wilco Historical Courthouse after being sworn-in.Commissioner Cook is shown placing her left hand on the Bible during the swearing-in ceremony that her husband Wayne Cook is holding. 425th Dist. Court Judge Betsy Lambeth is officiating on the steps of the Wilco Historic Courthouse..

Free Christmas Tree Recycling Offered at Williamson County Landfill

Media Release from the Wilco Public Information Office

  • 22 December 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 1068

Image of a green Christmas tree with ornaments and a star on top.

Starting December 26, Williamson County residents can dispose of their Christmas trees for free by dropping them off at the Williamson County Landfill, located at 600 Landfill Road in Hutto.  

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), at least one-third of house fires that begin with a Christmas tree going up in flames occur in January. Prompt removal and disposal of a Christmas tree after the holiday season is highly encouraged to avoid any potential hazard.  

Residents have until January 19, 2021, to get rid of their trees at the landfill. Before taking a tree to the landfill, residents are asked to remove all lights and ornaments. Flocked trees are not accepted for recycling. 

The landfill is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

Juvenile Justice Transformed, Youth and Community Safer

Column by Commissioner Cook

  • 17 December 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 924

Head shot of the Honorable Stacey Mathews, 277th District Court Judge, in her judicial robe.

Four years ago, Williamson County’s juvenile system was based on punitive measures but thanks to a great Judge and juvenile justice staff, today it is focused on youth rehabilitation and development.

Appointed to the 277th District Court in October 2013 by former Gov. Rick Perry, Judge Stacey Mathews, as the county’s juvenile Judge, is fulfilling her goal to ensure that both juveniles and young adults are treated supportively but not enabled to continue unlawful behaviors.

In Texas, children ages 10 to 17, and those over 17 alleged to have committed an offense which has a statute of limitations that exceeds juvenile age can be processed through the juvenile court.

The Juvenile Justice Code—in the Texas Family Code—is a hybrid system providing resolution for legal conflicts through both civil and a few criminal procedures. 

Almost all cases begin with law enforcement bringing a child into the juvenile detention center. A prompt detention hearing is held to determine if the child is a likely danger to him/herself or the public, and if probable cause (a set of circumstances leading a prudent person to believe a person is subject to the charge) exists.

Williamson County Judge Terminates Burn Ban (Updated 12/31/2020)

Media Release from the Wilco Public Information Office

  • 15 December 2020
  • Author: Doris Sanchez
  • Number of views: 863

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has lifted the burn ban for unincorporated ares of Williamson County effective 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, terminating the outdoor burning ban prior to its 90-day expiration period. 

 For additional information, please visit www.wilco.org.    


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