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Posted on: August 13, 2018

NOTICE OF 2018 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR

A tax rate of $0.788000 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Taylor. Thisrate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings beheld by the governing body before ado...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing on FY2018-19 Proposed Budget

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be conducted by the City Council for the City of Taylor, Texas on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, located at 400 Porter Street, Taylor, Texas; consideration and adoption ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2018

Fannie's Splash Bash Rescheduled-Now September 8, 2018

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******************NEW DATE! NOW SEPTEMBER 8, 2018********************Fannie's Splash Bash is a free event at Robinson Park featuring hot dogs, a foam pit, and a free movie, as well as a live DJ and water bounce houses! This fun family event is presented b...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

SPLASH PAD HOURS REDUCED AT ROBINSON PARK AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION

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Until further notice, the Splash Pad at Robinson Park will close at 6 p.m. as a safety precaution in order to reduce exposure to mosquitos that may carry the West Nile virus. The Williamson County and Cities Health District recommended reducing the hours ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

2018 July-August Community Connections

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The 2018 July-August edition of the Community Connections newsletter is available online. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CORRECTION TO THE NEWSLETTER: The Movie in the Park, "Coco," will ONLY be shown on August 11 at the Splash Bash in Robinson Park....

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Posted on: July 29, 2018

City Announces FY 2018-2019 Budget Priorities

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The City of Taylor has posted the annual Budget in Brief, an explanation of budgeting priorities for the coming year.

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Coffee With a Cop set for Wednesday, July 18

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Each quarter, Taylor Police Officers set time aside to meet informally with citizens over coffee at a different location in Taylor. "Coffee With a Cop" started in January 2018, and has been held twice this year. The next gathering is set for Wed...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Taylor joins nationwide Hidden Heroes Cities initiative

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Taylor is pledging its support for the community’s military and veteran caregivers by becoming the seventh city in Texas to earn the designation of Hidden Heroes City. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation established the national program in 2016 in sup...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

UPDATE: Suspect arrested in shooting of another man

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UPDATE:  June 13, 2018

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Taylor Police Detectives investigating this shooting established probable cause to obtain an Arrest Warrant for Manuel Herrera, Jr., 43, of Taylor for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.&n...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Bicyclist hit and killed by dump truck on Monday afternoon

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On June 11, 2018, at 3:06 p.m., Taylor Police responded to a collision at the intersection of Sixth Street and North Main Street in which a dump truck collided with and ran over a bicyclist. The bicyclist suffered massive internal injuries as well as head...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Taylor Police investigating suspicious death in Murphy Park

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UPDATE (4:10 p.m.):  The deceased man has been positively identified as Donald Hazelwood, 61, of Silver City, North Carolina.

ORIGINAL STORY:  A man found dead in Murphy Park this morning has led to an investigation by the Taylor Police D...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Larry Foos hired as new Parks and Recreation Director

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City Manager Isaac Turner has announced after a nationwide search, the hiring of a new Parks and Recreation Department Director is complete. Larry Foos begins work with the City of Taylor on Monday, June 4, 2018. He has worked in the field for more than 3...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Aggravated robbery suspects at large

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The Taylor Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance after an incident involving four or five subjects who robbed a man at gunpoint at his home. The incident occurred in the 2900 block of South Main Street on May 29, 2018 at approx...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

New Council Member seated, Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem named

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Tuesday, May 15, was a changing of the guard at City Hall in more ways than one when Mitchell Drummond was sworn in as the newly elected Council representative for District 2. At the same time, long-time City Clerk Susan Brock retired, and the swearing-in...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

"Imagine the Possibilities" tour in downtown on Thursday, May 17

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Just in time for Preservation Month, the Texas Main Street Program and Town Square Initiative will host an Imagine the Possibilities Tour in downtown Taylor on Thursday, May 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The tour will showcase available downtown properties as ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Fire Marshals and CAPCOG give advice on wildfire preparation

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This week, officials from the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) spoke publicly about the coming wildfire season, which begins in May and runs through the fall. Hot, dry and windy conditions are predicted for Central Texas, which can have devast...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Public Hearings set for Hazard Mitigation Action Plan

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The public has three opportunities in May to comment on the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Action Plan that includes the cities of Taylor, Thrall and Lower Brushy Creek WSD on the following dates and times:

  • The City of Taylor will hold a public hea...
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Posted on: March 27, 2018

City's Recycle Center closes permanently on Wednesday, March 28

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With the implementation of a Curbside Recycling Program in Taylor, the Recycle Center at 1606 N. Main St. will no longer be open on a daily basis for residents and non-residents to drop off items for recycling. The facility will close permanently at 5 p m...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Taylor is awarded $500,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife

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City Manager Isaac Turner was notified on Thursday that a grant application submitted to Texas Parks and Wildlife has been approved. The City of Taylor will receive a Non-Urban Outdoor Grant of $500,000 on a 50/50 reimbursement match basis. Taylor is one ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Volunteers asked to sign up for Community Cleanup Day

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The annual City of Taylor Spring Community Cleanup Day is set for Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to Noon to coincide with national Earth Day on Sunday, April 22. The neighborhood chosen for cleanup is the area on Porter Street and Washburn Street, along 8...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Williamson County named second healthiest county in Texas

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John Teel, executive director of Williamson County and Cities Health District, is commending in a statement to City of Taylor management and Council the quality of life they provide for our community after the 2018 County Health Rankings show that William...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Meet the Unflushables: Baby wipes and more can hurt waste water system

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The City of Taylor Waste Water Treatment Plant has had an increase in the number of items which are considered "unflushable" come into the system. Therefore, staff is asking citizens to be mindful of what they put into their toilets.

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Porter Street and Fifth Street closed for one month during the day

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Citizens driving north of City Hall and on the east side of Legacy High School should be aware of road closures in the area starting Wednesday, March 7 and continuing daily for one month in connection to the renovation of Heritage Square Park for installa...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Taylor receives Tree City USA designation for sixth year

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The City of Taylor has been notified by Texas A&M Forest Service that it again meets the standards for designation as a Tree City USA, a program of The Arbor Day Foundation. It is the sixth year in a row for the award.

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

City hires SGR to conduct search for new department heads

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SGR, a Texas company that specializes in executive searches, has been retained to conduct searches for three executive vacancies at the City of Taylor. The search and filling of the positions are expected to take four to six months, according to Taylor Hu...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Porter Street being closed off on Friday, Feb. 2, through September

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UPDATE:  The contractor at Heritage Square Park closed off Porter Street at Fourth and Fifth streets with the fencing at midday on Friday. It remains closed now at 2 p.m. instead of the expected 5 p.m. closure. We apologize for any inconvenience ...

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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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