As your County Judge, I will fight everyday for the people Williamson County. I have provided law enforcement with the resources and training they need to keep Williamson County families safe. I will oppose any radical efforts to defund the police.I'm committed to lowering property taxes and led the charge to raise the homestead exemption for our residents in Williamson County.
Williamson County takes first step in filing lawsuit against City of Austin to fight hotel for the homeless
02-09-2021 WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Williamson County commissioners gave the green light to their general counsel to start interviewing law firms on Tuesday, propelling the county toward a lawsuit against the City of Austin, including the potential involvement of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. County leaders hope the legal maneuver...
Williamson County Provides Care Act money to the food bank
Austin American-Statesman, Nov 20,2020--The Williamson County Commissioners Court has unanimously approved allocating $500,000 to support local food banks with the CARES Act money it has received.
The court also approved on Tuesday an additional $406,000 to support the YMCA with its financial assistance for families, virtual learning program, and staffing for childcare, said a county news release.
Organizations that work as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and provide food and other services to community members can apply to be reimbursed for their increased expenses and receipts because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the release said.
Eligible nonprofits will receive a one-time check of up to $50,000, depending their needs, the release said. Applications have been distributed to area food banks, which have until Dec. 11 to apply.
The county originally received $93 million in CARES Act funds from the federal government to help with the costs of handling the coronavirus. The county created a grant program called Wilco Forward to allocate the money.
Phase I, the county set aside $35 million for grants to Williamson County small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The deadline to apply was June 30, 2020.
Phase II allocated more than $25 million in funding for cities, emergency service districts, the Williamson County and Cities Health District, Bluebonnet Trails and the YMCA to assist with additional costs due to COVID-19.
A total of nearly $1.1 million has been given to city governments, and more than $85,300 to Emergency Services Districts under phase II, the release said.
Phase III of Wilco Forward allocated $5 million from a combination of Community Development Block Grant funds and federal CARES Act funds.
Phase III provides rent and utility assistance to residents that are in need through partnerships with local nonprofits.
More than $1.6 million has gone toward community assistance payments provided by the Caring Place, the Round Rock Area Serving Center, and the Salvation Army, according to the release. The program has helped 1,624 families.
Under Phase IV, a total of more than $9 million has been provided to school districts, charter, and private schools, the release said.
For more information on the Wilco Forward Program, visit wilco.org/forward.
Bill Gravell Announces Candidacy for Williamson County Judge, December 2, 2017
GEORGETOWN, TX – Conservative Republican Judge Bill Gravell officially launched his campaign for Williamson County Judge today when he filed the appropriate paperwork to be placed on the March 6th primary ballot. Gravell said Saturday, in front of hundreds of supporters, that Williamson County must have strong conservative leadership to manage growth and keep our county safe. More...
Bill was appointed Justice of the Peace, Pct 3 in 2013 and has had great success as a leader and compassionate judge. Bill was elected in 2018 as Williamson County Judge. He is a strong adherent to things good and just; God, family and Williamson County among them.
He is a lifelong resident of Williamson County and is committed to protecting its citizens—from the youngest at-risk child to the most senior military veteran. He is also dedicated to wholesale reform of the property tax/appraisal system to champion the needs of everyone in between.