City of Taylor, Texas                               eNews, March 7, 2014 
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Jesse Ancira, Jr.
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Christopher Gonzales
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District 1

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District 3
Scott Green
District 4
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City Meetings

March 13 Council meeting moved to March 20


Street Maintenance and Reconstruction Committee Meeting

March 13, 6 - 9 pm @ Taylor Public Library meeting room


City Council Meeting (moved from March 13)

March 20, 6 - 9 pm @ City Hall


City Council Meeting

March 27, 6 - 9 pm @ City Hall

Welcome to eNews!  Bringing to you the most recent City news online!

A message from Mayor Jesse Ancira


Welcome to the City's new electronic newsletter. This is one of our continuing efforts to ensure the citizens of Taylor are kept informed of Council news, city government activities and community events as they happen. Following is an update on a couple of major initiatives.


City Manager Search

Currently, the Council is in the process of interviewing search firms to help bring in the most qualified candidates to be considered for the recently vacated city manager position.  City Manager Jim Dunaway retired at the end of 2013.  Jeff Straub is serving as the Interim City Manager until a decision is made.


Street Maintenance & Reconstruction Committee

This committee is made up of citizens who have been appointed by each Council member.  The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., March 13 in the Taylor Public Library meeting room.  This committee is tasked with making recommendations to the Council on funding mechanisms for an annual street maintenance program and street reconstruction.  

I hope you enjoy the new eNewsletter.  Let me hear from you if you have concerns or recommendations to help make our community better.  Your feedback is welcome.  My email address is  



Tex Avery Day in Taylor 

The recent celebration and commemoration of being the birthplace of Tex Avery was a day to remember.  Under the leadership of the Taylor Conservation and Heritage Society, a State Historical Marker was unveiled in Heritage Square Park by Texas Historical Commission officials.  Cartoon characters that had been created by the genius of Avery had a great time keeping the crowd enthusiastic about the event.  The event was sponsored by Taylor Main Street, City of Taylor, Project LOOP and the historical Howard Theatre that played Tex Avery cartoons all day.


Taylor Fire Department Annual Banquet

Firefighters were honored at a second annual banquet held at the Taylor Mansion.  Taylor Fire Chief Pat Ekiss recognized firefighters and families for their support and service to the community.  The Firefighter of the Year award was presented to Firefighter Matt Whisenant.  This award is determined by a vote of his peers.  All were recognized for their outstanding service.



Free Tax Help

Qualified residents can have their tax returns prepared for free at Taylor City Hall, 4:30 - 8:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays until April 14.  The Taylor Public Library has assistance on Wednesdays from 12 - 4 pm until 

April 14.


Williamson County Burn Ban in Effect

A 30-day burn ban was issued by the County Commissioners on February 25.  The ban prohibits burning household yard waste (leaves, grass, brush). It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation.


Severe Weather Awareness Week

The Governor's Office is encouraging all Texans to plan and prepare for severe weather during the spring months.  Stay informed of weather changes and have a plan for safety.  A good way is to make sure you are listed on the City of Taylor emergency alert system.  Check the home page of to sign up or call the Public Information Office, 512-352-5448.

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