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Posted on: January 18, 2018

House fire deaths considered accidental after autopsies

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UPDATE:  Friday, Jan. 19

Today an autopsy was performed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office on both victims. The preliminary results indicate that the two deaths are considered accidental pending the toxicology report. &n...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

City of Taylor announces details of the new Curbside Recycling Program

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Citizens will soon find large blue bins placed in front of their houses on their regular trash pickup days, as the City of Taylor and Waste Connections (WC) begin the new Curbside Recycling Program in two steps.

  • Delivery of the blue recycling containers be...
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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Registration period for City Council candidates is open

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Two City Council seats are up for election on May 5, 2018.  Applications are now being accepted from potential candidates in District 2 and District 3. The deadline for candidates to register is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018. Those who want...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Trash pickup delayed one day; landfills are closed on Tuesday

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With the icy and cold weather in the area, Williamson County closed landfills on Tuesday, affecting trash pickup schedules this week. There will be no pickup on Tuesday, but instead it will happen on Wednesday. All other routes will be a day later through...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Taylor Police Department hires Priscilla Moreno as new Victim Services Coordinator

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The Taylor Police Department has hired Priscilla Moreno as its first Victim Services Coordinator. Moreno attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Edward’s University in Interdisciplinary Studies, Anthropology and Global Studies. She has a total of four...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Holiday tree recycling available through January 31, 2018

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To aid citizens with disposal of used, live holiday trees, the City of Taylor has set up a recycling location for tree drop-off. The site is open 24 hours a day at 303 Airport Road, north of the main entrance to the Taylor Municipal Airport. Artificial tr...

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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: 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 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 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: 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 16, 2017

Taylor Police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run

Missael Padilla Lopez

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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