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Posted on: January 20, 2016

TFD Puts Out Fire at 115 Franklin St.

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The Taylor Fire Department extinguished a fire at 115 Franklin Street early this morning.

The Taylor Fire Department extinguished a fire at 115 Franklin Street early this morning.

One occupant was transported to Seton-Williamson County hospital via emergency medical services for non-life threating injuries sustained during the fire.

The...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Taylor Fire Department Receives New Fire Apparatus

New fire apparatus

A new fire apparatus for the Taylor Fire Department rolled into town on Saturday, Jan. 9, and was minted during a ceremony held at Fire Station 1.

The new truck was delivered to the TFD Station to an audience that included Taylor Fire Chief Pat Ekiss, Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Copeland, Mayor Jesse Ancira, Jr., city council members, and City staff along with many of the personnel on duty at the sta...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2015

Taylor Fire Department to host 2nd Citizens Fire Academy

Citizens Fire Academy

The Taylor Fire Dept. will once again be hosting the Citizens Fire Academy starting Feb. 22, 2016. The course will be 12 weeks in length and will meet on Mondays and some Saturdays.

The Taylor Fire Dept. will once again be hosting the Citizens Fire Academy starting Feb. 22, 2016. The course will be 12 weeks in length and will meet on Mondays and some Saturdays.

The Citizens Fire Academy is a support group made up of graduates of ...Read on...


Posted on: December 21, 2015

Williamson County Growth Summit 2015

Wilco Growth Summit

The 18th annual Williamson County Growth Summit, hosted by the Austin Business Journal, took place in Round Rock bringing together leaders from across the county to discuss the achievements, trends and future needs of the cities in the county.

The gro...Read on...


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Posted on: February 11, 2016

Taylor Earns 2016 National Main Street Accreditation

Main Street

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) commended Taylor for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 58 to be recognized this year.

The Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) began in 1981 as one of the first state coordinatin...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

UPDATE: Taylor Police Charge Shooting Suspect with Aggravated Robbery

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Taylor Police Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Isador Ortiz III, 23 years, of Taylor, and charged him with Aggravated Robbery in last Saturdays shooting of Abel Hernandez. Aggravated Robbery is a First Degree Felony and he was issued a $100...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Car Safety Seat & Booster Inspection Day

Car Seat Safety Check

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in partnership with Kohls Cares Kids in Cars, Dell Children’s Hospital, and Taylor ISD Family Support Services to conduct a car safety seat and booster event for area residents from 10 a.m. to 1...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

City Spring Clean Up

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Mark your calendars now to take advantage of the city Spring Clean up, Saturday, April 23rd.

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

City Offices to Close Mon. Feb. 15 for Presidents' Day

Pres day

City of Taylor City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents' Day. Garbage services are NOT effected. Offices will reopen on Tues., Feb. 16 at 8 a.m.

Posted on: February 8, 2016

TPD Respond to Shooting, Vehicle Theft, & Pursuit; Ends with Apprehension

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On Saturday, Feb. 6, at 8:33 PM, Taylor Patrol Officers responded to GK Mart (1021 N. Main St.) in reference to a report of a shooting that just occurred. Officers were told upon their arrival that the suspect in the shooting had fled the scene. The victi...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Notification of MCL Coliform Violation (TCR 22)

The City of Taylor/2460004 water system collected two (2) water samples during October 2015 that contained coliform bacteria. This water system is required to submit a minimum of twenty (20) routine water samples each month for bacteriological analysis. ...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Pilot Recycling Program End Date of Feb. 10 Announced

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On Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, customers are asked to place their recycling bins on the curb for retrieval.

The City of Taylor and Progressive Waste Solutions may consider, at some time in the future, a permanent curbside recycling program.

If you h...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Curbside Recycling Program Scheduled to End Mid-February

Curbside recycling

The Taylor City Council voted at a meeting Thursday to renew the existing solid waste contract with Progressive Waste for an additional two years, but did not include extending the curbside recycling program city-wide.

The current pilot recycling progr...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2016

Register to Vote by Feb 1 for Primary Elections

Texas elections

The last day to register to vote in the March 1 primary election is Monday, February 1, 2016. All new registrations and changes must be postmarked by this date. In Texas, citizens do not register by political party, but simply register in their county of ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

Deadline for 2015 Property Tax Payment Approaching

Property Tax

The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s office reminds property owners that January 31st is the state mandated deadline to pay 2015 property taxes without penalty or interest. However, because the 31st falls on a weekend this year, the delinquen...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

City to Begin Search for Public Works Director

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Danny Thomas, director of public works, has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 29.

Thomas has served as director of public works since 2007 for the City and has a combined 33 years of municipal government service.

“It is with great honor that...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Taylor Earns 2015 Tree City USA Distinction

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The City of Taylor was notified today of their recertification as a Tree City USA for the calendar year of 2015. This marks this fourth year that Taylor has earned this distinction from the Arbor Day Foundation.

“We are proud to continue to show our ...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

City Switches Cable Providers for Government Access Channel

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Effective today, the City of Taylor will switch cable providers from Time Warner Cable to AT&T U-verse. The switch affects viewing of the City’s government cable access channel.

The change will help to enhance the security and integrity of our network ...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2016

Free Tax Preparation Sites Open January 27th

Free Tax Prep

From January 27 through the end of the upcoming filing season, free tax preparation services will be offered at various locations throughout Williamson County.

IRS-certified tax preparers affiliated with United Way of Williamson County, AARP Tax Aide ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

City Council Elections Slated for May 7, 2016

Elections

An election will be held May 7, 2016 for the purpose of electing one person as a member of the City of Taylor City Council from District one and one member from District four.

Applications will be accepted starting Jan. 20, 2016 and may be submitted i...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2015

Candidate Applications for City Council Election May 7, 2016 now available

Elections

Candidate applications are now available for the May 7, 2016 election for Council Districts 1 and 4. You must reside in the district in which you are seeking a council place. Applications may be submitted between Jan. 20 and Feb. 19 to the City Clerk.

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

Taylor Fire Department to host 2nd Citizens Fire Academy

CFA

The Taylor Fire Dept. will once again be hosting the Citizens Fire Academy starting Feb. 22, 2016. The course will be 12 weeks in length and will meet on Mondays and some Saturdays.

The Citizens Fire Academy is a support group made up of graduates of ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

Williamson Co. EMS Receives Gift From Travis Co. Kennel Club

WilCo EMS

The Travis County Kennel Club (TCKC) is donating 20 pet oxygen kits to Williamson County EMS. These specially sized pet O2 masks will allow paramedics to treat animals needing oxygen on fire scenes. The donation will provide a kit for each of WilCo’s 15 a...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

TPD Responds to Fatal Collision

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Taylor Police Responded to a single vehicle collision in the 3700 block of E. 4th St. on Jan. 3, 2016, at approximately 9:47 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Ford Focus was traveling west on E. 4th when it veered off the road to...Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2015

Texas Open Carry Law Takes Effect Jan. 1, 2016

open carry

Starting Jan. 1, 2016, Texans will be allowed to carry handguns in plain view, in accordance with House Bill 910. Individuals who obtain a License to Carry (LTC) or have a valid concealed handgun license (CHL) will be able to carry their weapon in plain v...Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2015

City of Taylor Year in Review

Year in Review

This past year has brought many accomplishments to the City of Taylor and has served as a launch pad for the future here. The City continues to seek excellence through innovation, partnerships and strategic planning to ensure Taylor’s future outlook is br...Read on...


Posted on: November 30, 2015

Kim Peterson Selected as New HR Director for City

Kim Peterson

Peterson has more than 10 years of experience in the human resources field, specifically with
municipal and government organizations. She most recently worked for Santa Clara County’sFIRST 5 organization as the human resources coordinator and prior to ...Read on...


Posted on: February 11, 2016

Taylor Earns 2016 National Main Street Accreditation

Main Street

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) commended Taylor for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 58 to be recognized this year.

The Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) began in 1981 as one of the first state coordinatin...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

Main Street Car Show Rolls into Taylor; Raises Funds for Innovative Animal Shelter Project

The third annual Main Street Car Show will roll into downtown Taylor Oct. 31, 2015 for a day filled with exotic and classic cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles, plus live entertainment and Halloween-themed costume contests.

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

Taylor Earns 2015 Tree City USA Distinction

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The City of Taylor was notified today of their recertification as a Tree City USA for the calendar year of 2015. This marks this fourth year that Taylor has earned this distinction from the Arbor Day Foundation.

“We are proud to continue to show our ...Read on...


Posted on: February 11, 2016

UPDATE: Taylor Police Charge Shooting Suspect with Aggravated Robbery

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Taylor Police Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Isador Ortiz III, 23 years, of Taylor, and charged him with Aggravated Robbery in last Saturdays shooting of Abel Hernandez.

Taylor Police Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Isador Ortiz III, 23 years, of Taylor, and charged him with Aggravated Robbery in last Saturdays shooting of Abel Hernandez. Aggravated Robbery is a First Degree Felony and he was issued a $100...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

TPD Responds to Fatal Collision

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Taylor Police Responded to a single vehicle collision in the 3700 block of E. 4th St. on Jan. 3, 2016, at approximately 9:47 a.m.

Taylor Police Responded to a single vehicle collision in the 3700 block of E. 4th St. on Jan. 3, 2016, at approximately 9:47 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Ford Focus was traveling west on E. 4th when it veered off the road to...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Arrests made in aggravated robbery case

TPD update on the aggravated robbery of Mallard Corner Store.

Two subjects involved in an aggravated robbery at a convenience store in Taylor have been arrested. On November 19, 2015 a masked subject entered the Mallard Corner Store (803 Carlos Parker Blvd NW) displaying a handgun and demanding cash from the registe...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2015

Press Release - Aggravated Robbery - Request for Tips

On Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:53 p.m., a black male wearing a black hoodie entered the Mallard Corner Store (803 Carlos Parker Blvd. NW) and produced a handgun before demanding money from the cash register. TPD is requesting any information on the suspect.

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

City of Taylor Awarded Two Grants Benefitting the Community

The City of Taylor Police Department and Public Library have recently been awarded two grants in the amount of $56,455 and $5,800 that significantly impact the safety and historical documentation of the community.

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Branson Selected as New TPD Commander

Branson Commander

The Taylor Police Department announced that Sgt. Joseph Branson was selected as the next Support Services Commander from a pool of qualified candidates.

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