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Big news broke last week when Samsung announced it would invest $17 billion in an advanced semiconductor plant in Taylor, Texas. Attitudes about this news span the spectrum. There are many who lament the loss of prime agricultural land and the creeping urbanization of Williamson County. Others see this as the dawn of a new…Read More...
Maybe you’ve noticed, Williamson County is changing. It’s growing quickly and becoming more diverse. Our county was the 4th fastest growing county in the nation from 2010-20, at 44% growth. Change can be hard. Earlier this week, I learned that I’ll be losing my State Representative. Politicians in far flung corners of Texas who feared Rep.…Read More...
(Read Part 1 Here) (See the end of this post for an update added on 9/12/21.) For the third year in a row since he was elected as Williamson County Judge, Bill Gravell has broken his campaign promise to “slash” your taxes. It was a foolish promise. The budget and tax rate are decided on…Read More...
I think it was Benjamin Franklin who first said that nothing is certain, “except death and taxes.” Nobody likes to pay taxes, but civic-minded people know they are necessary. In Texas, we have a system where the burden for paying taxes falls largely on property owners, especially homeowners. If you own a home in Williamson…Read More...
The clouds parted and a soft breeze blew. Eric Hanke and Paul Morris lit up San Gabriel Park in Georgetown with beautiful music. We hugged friends we’d not seen in over a year, and met new ones. At least 75 folks came out and had a great time in fellowship and conversation about restoring integrity to…Read More...
POSTPONED: Our event scheduled for May 22nd has been postponed 2 weeks to June 5th, and moved to a different pavilion, due to concerns with the weather and the size of the venue. Please see the new details highlighted below. We are expecting a good crowd and want to make it as comfortable for everyone…Read More...
The County Judge is the top executive of the county government, akin to the mayor of a city. The County Judge presides over and is a voting member of the Commissioners Court (like a city council), which adopts an annual budget, sets the county tax rate, and oversees the general operations of the county. I…Read More...
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