A drought that has plagued Central Texas since 2010 may be nearing its end after a series of storms dumped over seven inches of rain on Eastern Williamson County in a four-day period.
An emergency shelter has been set up at the Oasis Church, 1616 Old Granger Rd.
Students at Naomi Pasemann Elementary school collected $4,499.28 in the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Sponsored by Olive Garden Restaurants, students in participating schools collect coins to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers. Classes that raise the most money receive a pasta party at lunch courtesy of Olive Garden.
City crews conducted an assessment of damage to roads, buildings and other city services from Monday’s heavy storms.
Teams from the City of Taylor are working to develop an overall assessment of the damage left in the wake of Monday’s flood.
Frank G. Gamez of Granger, formerly of Taylor, returned to our lord Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was born in Thrall July 31, 1937, to Claudio and Concepcion Gamez. Frank married the love of his life Ortencia Dominguez, in Taylor April 19, 1959. Frank served with honor in the Army National Guard, and worked for Alcoa for 20 years in Rockdale.
Many families who lived near Mustang Creek or Bull Branch in Taylor were evacuated to a shelter at Hutto Middle School after last night’s torrential rain and floods.
Essie Nadine Schroeder passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the age of 89 in Pleasanton.
With every event comes the opportunity for kindness. The aftermath of Taylor’s devastating Memorial Day weather gave proof of that truth. I got caught in the flood Monday afternoon but, wherever I landed, I saw spontaneous acts of kindness.