Williamson County Newswire

Williamson County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Williamson County, TX.

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  1. Rural school districts face tough decisions when adding safety measuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | MyHighPlains.com

    ... takes expertise." Brandon Schaefer, self-defense academy program coordinator and lead instructor from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, led the active shooter training at Granger ISD, urging teachers to keep everyone accountable with the ...

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  2. SWAT team called to 'dangerous situation' in Jollyville areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | KXAN-TV Austin

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas - People who live on a stretch of Anderson Mill Road in the Jollyville area have been told by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office to stay indoors. Sheriff Robert Chody said there is a potentially dangerous situation underway in the 8100 block of Anderson Mill Road, next to West Parmer Lane.

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  3. Police: Texas man posed as Amazon delivery worker, took ex-girlfriend hostage Source: Cox Media GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | WSOCTV

    ... aggravated kidnapping, burglary and assault, along with violation of a protective order, according to the Williamson County Jail records.

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  4. How foster families are giving special needs pets a loving homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | KXAN-TV Austin

    This weekend, animal rescue organizations across the country will focus on adopting out lots of pets during Clear the Shelters , but many groups in Central Texas rely on fostering throughout the year to take care of all the animals before they eventually find their new homes. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter currently has about 300 cats and dogs placed in foster homes throughout the community.

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  5. Lakeway man arrested for soliciting sex from Dripping Springs minorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Free Press

    A Lakeway man was arrested Aug. 7 after authorities accused him of going online to solicit sexual favors from minors in the Dripping Springs area. Luann Fabric Campos Leao Hida, 24, of Lakeway, was booked into the Hays County Jail on two charges of online solicitation of a minor, both third-degree felonies, along with purchasing or furnishing alcohol to a minor, which is a Class A misdemeanor.

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  6. Sheriff: Man arrested after found masturbating in car next to 13-year-old girlRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 14 | KXXV-TV Waco

    A man was charged and arrested after officials say he was masturbating in a car parked next to a teen and her mother. According to Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody, on Aug. 4, a 13-year-old girl and her mother were sitting in their car at a McDonald's in Jarrell.

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  7. Activists worry immigrant detention center could remain open in TaylorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | KXAN-TV Austin

    Next year Williamson County plans to cut its ties to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and CoreCivic, a private prison company running the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor. Representatives from Grassroots Leadership, however, are now worried that the facility may still have a future even without the county's involvement.

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  8. A Texas County Voted to End an Immigrant Detention Contract. ICE May Keep the Facility Open Anyway.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Mother Jones

    ... from potential operators for a 500-woman detention facility near Austin, which is about 15 miles from the Williamson County line. Two Texas immigrant advocates say Hutto fits the criteria included in the post, meaning that ICE is likely trying to ...

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  9. From farm etiquette to driving a tractor, interns receive a lesson in farm lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | Southwest Farm Press

    ... and utilities in a farmhouse located near the Stiles Foundation Farm, a 2,716-acre farm located in eastern Williamson County. "The interns come here because they have a passion for that field, a degree in it, but they didn't grow up on a farm or a ...

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  10. Families show up early for Corgis at Williamson County animal shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 12 | KXAN-TV Austin

    This is one of five Corgi's up for adoption Sunday at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. GEORGETOWN, Texas -- On Sunday morning, people who really wanted a new Corgi to add to their family made a beeline to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, even though the shelter didn't open until 11 a.m. Eight families showed up hoping they would be the ones leaving with one of the five Corgis up for adoption after they were seized from an animal cruelty case.

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  11. Community EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | The Austin Chronicle

    Vs. Omaha. Aug. 9 is Augtoberfest; Aug. 10 is Aggie Night, with a portion of proceeds going to the Williamson County A&M Club for scholarships; Bob Schneider will perform after the game on Aug. 11; and Aug 12 is H-E-B Kids Day: Kids 12 and under will receive a limited edition Round Rock Express backpack .

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  12. Today's EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... art. Vs. Omaha. Aug. 9 is Augtoberfest; Aug. 10 is Aggie Night, with a portion of proceeds going to the Williamson County A&M Club for scholarships; Bob Schneider will perform after the game on Aug. 11; and Aug 12 is H-E-B Kids Day: Kids 12 and ...

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  13. Lakeway man accused of paying teenage boys for sex actsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | KXAN-TV Austin

    New information has been released about a Lakeway man arrested earlier this week on charges of soliciting sexual favors from children online. Investigators say two of victims are from the Dripping Springs area, but there could be more in Travis County and Williamson counties.

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  14. Traffic stop in Williamson Co. leads to human...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | WKRN

    A traffic stop in Williamson County leads to a startling find in the back of an SUV that had deputies scratching their heads. It all happened this past Friday around 5:30 p.m. It started as a simple traffic stop on I-840 eastbound.

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  15. Dinner Tonight has tips, tricks for healthier, safer back-to-school lunchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | Southwest Farm Press

    While time pressures often make it difficult for parents and caretakers to think of lunch ideas or pack healthful lunches, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Dinner Tonight program can help. "When deciding what to pack in your child's lunch, choose foods that fall into the five main food groups dairy, fruit, grains, lean meats and vegetables," said Chelsea Stevens, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent, Williamson County.

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  16. Fear of the Walking Dead Casts Its Shadow Over AustinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | The Austin Chronicle

    Like any good postapocalyptic drama, The Walking Dead zombie franchise has always had a little chaos in its DNA.

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  17. All EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... Smith . Vs. Omaha. Aug. 9 is Augtoberfest; Aug. 10 is Aggie Night, with a portion of proceeds going to the Williamson County A&M Club for scholarships; Bob Schneider will perform after the game on Aug. 11; and Aug 12 is H-E-B Kids Day: Kids 12 and ...

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  18. Woman who shot masturbating bicyclist will not be chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | SFGate

    ... sending package bombs. The bomber eventually blew himself up in his car when police ... more In March, a Williamson County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested after allegedly punching a 12-year-old girl in the face. The deputy allegedly ...

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  19. Shelter sees big demand for 5 corgis rescued from animal cruelty caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | KXAN-TV Austin

    One of the corgis rescued from a home on Private Road 914 in Williamson County on July 24, 2018.

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  20. Deputies: Lakeway man solicited teens for sexual favors, gave out vape pensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | KXAN-TV Austin

    An investigation into a man believed to be giving vaping pens and alcohol to teenage boys in the Dripping Springs area has been expanded to Travis and Williamson counties. The reports received by the Hays County Sheriff's Office about Luann Fabric Campos Leao Hida's activities include allegations he solicited sexual favors from the children online.

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