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Posted on: December 15, 2017

City Council votes 3-2 in favor of curbside recycling program

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At the Thursday, December 14 meeting, City Council moved forward to implement a curbside recycling program. The vote was 3-2, after much discussion with concerns for adding the cost to monthly fees that residents currently pay.

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Emergency Notification System updates its short code to 76993

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Effective Wednesday, Dec. 13, the City of Taylor and its partner, CodeRED / Warn Central Texas will activate a new short code number of 76993 for alerts sent to mobile devices. A short code is a five-digit number that appears on a device screen when an al...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Volunteers needed to help wrap gifts for Red Santa Program recipients

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The annual Red Santa program run by the Taylor Fire Department seeks volunteers who are willing to help wrap gifts for needy families in our community on Wednesday, December 20. Work begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 400 Porter St., and continues until al...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Second workshop set for review of the Combined Strategic Facilities Master Plan

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Taylor City Council members will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Taylor Public Library, 801 Vance St., to complete its review of the Combined Strategic Facilities Master Plan. The group met on Nov. 30 and reviewed the first half of the report pr...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

City Council will review Strategic Facilities Master Plan on Nov. 30

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Taylor City Council members will attend a Special Workshop on Thursday, November 30 starting at 6 p.m. at the Taylor Public Library to review Part I of a report developed by Sledge Engineering and city staff that focuses on the Combined Strategic Faciliti...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Recent tests on mosquitoes are negative for West Nile Virus

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New tests conducted on mosquitoes trapped on Friday, November 17 in the Robinson Park area, 206 S. Dolan St., are negative for West Nile Virus, City of Taylor officials announced Tuesday. This comes after a sampling taken previously on November 7 was posi...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Taylor

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Take your pick of fun things to do this holiday season starting with a Wine Swirl on Friday, December 1. On Saturday, December 2, visit the Main Street Christmas Bazaar, Moody Museum Victorian Christmas, and the Parade of Lights ending with a visit with S...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Jeffery Jenkins hired as Assistant City Manager

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City Manager Isaac Turner announces that the search for a new Assistant City Manager is complete; Jeffery Jenkins has been chosen for the job. He begins work with the City of Taylor on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

New outdoor Pickleball Courts open

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Three new outdoor pickleball courts now available for play at Murphy Park, 1600 Veterans Dr.  Members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and city staff have worked together since spring to refurbish and convert old tennis courts for pickl...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

West Nile Virus tests are positive in Robinson Park

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Trapped mosquitoes collected from a sampling location in Taylor at Robinson Park, 206 S. Dolan St., have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This testing is part of the City of Taylor’s proactive participation in the Williamson County and Cities Health D...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Wastewater averaging happens during November and December

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As a reminder, the City of Taylor conducts its annual sewer rates averaging during late November through March. The three-month averaging period varies, and is in line with the normal water billing zone for each residential structure. The months used are ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Water system disinfecting may affect water taste

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Citizens may notice a slight change in the taste and odor of the drinking water starting Monday, October 23 through Sunday, November 19; however, it is safe to drink. The City of Taylor and Brazos River Authority are doing annual maintenance work on the w...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Share your thoughts with Taylor PD Officers at "Coffee With a Cop"

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The City of Taylor Police Department and Whataburger have joined forces to hold an informal time for citizens to meet and talk with officers over a cup of coffee. “Coffee With a Cop” is set for Wednesday, October 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Taylor is finalist for Texas Downtown Association awards

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Downtown Taylor's Curb Side Coffee House and Second Street Farm 2 Market were both named finalists on September 14 in Austin by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) in its annual President's Awards Program. The finalists are two of three named in the Best...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

October's Community Connection explains 2017-2018 rates and fees

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Improvements and repairs are underway at the Taylor Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the tune of $2.25 million. Funding from the water and sewer fees in part help cover repairs and the costs of providing water and sewer services to residents. In addition, c...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

City begins push on tree trimming

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It’s time to trim your trees – that’s the message city officials want citizens to pay attention to. Safe passage of fire trucks, school buses and other oversize vehicles is being hampered in certain areas of the city where tr...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Moody Museum adds Saturday visiting hours

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The home of Texas' youngest governor, Dan Moody, will now be open to the public on Saturdays. This is in addition to regular open hours for visitors every Friday and Sunday . The museum, located at 114 W. Ninth St., is open all three days per week from 2 ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Williamson County assists victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Williamson County and its cities have been busy not only helping with sheltering in Central Texas, but jumping to the need of fellow Texans along the coast. Below is a breakdown of ways Williamson County and its cities are assisting those affected by Hurr...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Taylor Police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run

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Taylor Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Texas Rangers, and in consultation with the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office, have obtained an arrest warrant for Missael Padilla Lopez, 21, of Taylor, in the hit-and-run collision...

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