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District Clerk Warns of Jury Scam

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Feb

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2/16/2017 8:49 AM 
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The Williamson County District Clerk’s Office wants to warn residents in Williamson and surrounding counties about a phone scam that was reported to that office.  People have been receiving calls from someone who claims to be a county official or law enforcement officer telling the victim that he or she has failed to appear for jury duty and is threatening arrest by failure to appear.

The caller instructs the person to pay a certain amount of money or they will be arrested. The instructions will be to get a specific amount of cash and load the money on a “Green Dot Card.” Once the victim has the money on the card, they are then instructed to call a number and give the information to the scammer. The scammer can then withdraw the money from the card.

District Clerk Lisa David wants to assure the public that this is not a practice that is used in Williamson County for jurors who do not appear for jury service, and she has not requested that any calls like these be made in her name.  Anyone who wishes to file a report about receiving a scam call should contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 512-943-1300.


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D. Scott Heselmeyer Named County Treasurer

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2/16/2017 9:06 AM 
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The Williamson County Commissioners Court selected D. Scott Heselmeyer to fill the position of county treasurer until the next General Election in November 2018. Jerri Jones, the current county treasurer, recently accepted the appointment to become the county auditor. 

Mr. Heselmeyer is a real estate attorney in Round Rock and has been a practicing attorney in the county for the past 13 years. He also serves on the board of the Williamson County Livestock Association, the CHASCO Family YMCA Board, and is general counsel for the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce. 

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Williamson County treasurer and honored to have been chosen to fill this role,” said Heselmeyer.  “Jerri Jones has done an outstanding job, and as she transitions to the County Auditor position, she is leaving the treasurer’s office in excellent shape.  I look forward to working with Jerri, the Commissioners Court, and leaders throughout the county as part of a team striving to provide effective, efficient service to the citizens and taxpayers of Williamson County.”

Mr. Heselmeyer is a graduate of Texas AM University and attended law school at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He is a long-time Williamson County resident having graduated from Thrall High School. He and his wife, Amanda, have two children, Kirsten and Preston, and are members of the Hill Country Bible church in Georgetown. 


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Public Invited to Participate in Flood and Wildfire Surveys

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Feb

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2/15/2017 4:28 PM 
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The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management is preparing two community protection plans in the event of floods and wildfires. The public is invited to participate in surveys for each of the plans to provide feedback to the County to help in identifying local values and understanding the general attitudes about the hazards and risks related to flooding and wildfires in the community. The information provided will help coordinate activities to reduce the risk of injury or property damage in the future.

Williamson County together with the watershed stakeholders within the County are developing the Williamson County Flood Protection Plan (CFPP). The CFPP is used to formulate and document mitigation strategies that will aid in protecting life and property from the impacts of future flood events.

Williamson County residents can click the link below to take the CFPP survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunityFloodProtectionPlan
Participants will be asked if their home is located in a floodplain. To determine if a home is located in a floodplain, please check the following sources:
• Williamson County Interactive Flood Maps 
• FEMA NFIP Website – The “One-Step Flood Risk Profile” provides a quick indication of your location with respect to delineated floodplains.

The community also is invited to take part in a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) survey. It is understood that some communities within the County already have developed community wildfire protection plans; however, all input is beneficial in the development of a strong collaborative, community-based plan.  Cities with their own plans include Austin, Florence, Georgetown, Leander, and Round Rock. 

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County Offices Closed February 20, 2017

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2/15/2017 4:40 PM 
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All Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents’ Day.   County operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, 1855 S.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown, will be open regular business hours on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. offering special “Name Your Price” holiday adoption rates on all adult dogs and cats.


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