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January 11th, 2012 Truancy prevention program successful in Williamson County

One teenager was going to drop out of school until he learned that he had to stay in classes to get into the Coast Guard.

January 11th, 2012 Former Williamson County Attorney loved the law, his family, animals and helping others

Former Williamson County Attorney Gene Taylor went to the Monument Cafe in Georgetown daily for breakfast with his wife, Linda.

January 10th, 2012 County condemns land needed for Texas 195 project

The wheels keep rolling on the long-stalled Texas 195 highway project that finally received a much awaited environmental report last month. Williamson County Commissioners Tuesday morning voted to use eminent domain to condemn two parcels of land —

January 10th, 2012 Rains keep county burn ban lifted

As has become a weekly tradition following a rash of Central Texas wildfires last September, the Williamson County Commissioners this morning considered reinstating a county burn ban, which was first lifted in December. After a couple days of steady

January 10th, 2012 Anderson says Morton accusations are false

Former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson violated no laws and hid no evidence to secure Michael Morton's murder conviction in 1987, according to a legal brief filed Monday by Anderson's lawyers.

January 9th, 2012 Ten years after teen’s disappearance, ringing phone punctuates family’s frustration

Tuesday will mark the 10th year since 19-year-old Rachel Cooke went for a run near her Georgetown home and never returned.

January 6th, 2012 Brown Santa delivered toys to 1,600 Williamson County children

Williamson County Brown Santa collected and delivered toys and more to more than 500 families — about 1,600 children — living at or under the U.S. poverty level. “We were very thankful to have had enough donations that we

January 5th, 2012 Leander buys water treatment plant

The City of Leander officially purchased Thursday the Sandy Creed Regional Water Treatment Plant, Finance Director Robert Powers told the Leander City Council Thursday night at the request of Leander Mayor John Cowman. “We’re very proud,

January 4th, 2012 Georgetown Visitor Center moves tomorrow

The Georgetown Visitor Information Center will move to its new location tomorrow at 103 W. Seventh Street in Georgetown. The center is located on the town square and will reopen in its new location Saturday. The visitor Information will

January 3rd, 2012 Museum event explores Chinese New Year

The New Year’s here, but the holiday season isn’t over in Williamson County. Next week, the Williamson Museum will take a look at “The Biggest Holiday Ever,” the Chinese New Year. The Jan. 11 edition of the museum’s monthly