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Williamson County Sheriff's Deputies believe they have found the body of a man who has been missing since last week.

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According to a Tweet from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, a body found near CR 328 in Granger matches the description of a missing Austin man.

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The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on most, but it has also helped some businesses find a new way to connect with customers. Shannon Bagent, owner of Black Sparrow Music Parlor, now serves her customers ears.

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Taylor citizens can give more opinions on local parks soon in a different way.

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The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is still searching for a man that has been missing since last week. Sheriff's deputies are asking for help from the community.

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The Taylor ISD community can prepare in depth about how school starts this month.

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It is important to note that an arrest should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Thrall High School is keeping the community up to speed through videos on its social media channels.

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In addition to mowing, the Taylor City Council discussed this month whether city workers or citizens should be responsible for maintaining trees and alleys in rights of ways.

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On Tuesday afternoon, a suspect in the shooting from July 21, was put behind bars.

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On Monday, July 27, at 12:19 a.m., officers responded to Taylor Village Inn, 1907 N. Main, reference to reports of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and learned that there were no reported injuries. The victim’s vehicle and suspect’s vehicle both fled the scene prior to police arrival.

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A water main broke near Main and Ninth streets in Taylor late Tuesday, July 21. City staff said the main broke due to an old pipe, which required repairs. Main Street was closed between Eighth and 10th streets for 36 hours, which detoured traffic onto the latter streets.

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Taylor ISD students will begin the 2020-21 school year at home with the flexibility of bringing back students into the classroom this fall.

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Estimated active cases of the coronavirus were rising in Taylor as of Tuesday, and four more citizens have reportedly passed away.

On July 20, Mayor Brandt Rydell informed the community of the additional residents who have died.

“Unfortunately since (July 17), we’ve now gotten reports of four more individuals who passed away from COVID-19 in Taylor, so we went from two to six, tripling that number just here in a few short days,” said Rydell. “Certainly our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those in our community who have lost a loved one to this disease.

Between July 17 and 24, Taylor’s overall confirmed cases rose by 44, although estimated active cases went up by only 16.

“Our total is now 254,” said Rydell said in regard to total Taylor cases during the pandemic. “Taylor’s estimated to have 62 active cases right now as compared to 192 recoveries”

The mayor’s Friday update was unavailable at press time but can be found at https://www.facebook.com/rydell.brandt.

Hutto

About 58 more confirmed cases were recorded in Hutto in a week, but active cases were on the decline.

On July 24, Hutto had an estimated 63 active cases in the city, compared to 82 from seven days before. The Williamson County and Cities Health District reported that an estimated 320 citizens have recovered.

In total, there have been at least 383 cases of COVID-19 in Hutto.

Williamson County

Active cases of COVID-19 are estimated to be going down in the county despite more than 600 new overall cases and mounting deaths being recorded within a week.

As of July 23, Williamson County had about 832 active cases after an estimated 4,224 recoveries. The county had an estimated total of 931 active cases on July 17. In total, there have been at least 4,224 coronavirus cases in Williamson County during the pandemic.

The county’s death toll increased by about 23 cases in a week. However, county officials noted that nine deaths reported Thursday occurred July 15-22. The backlog is reportedly due to a delay in reports to the WCCHD.

Deaths reported from July 18-24, which include the backlog, are as follows:

• a male in his 60s;

• a male in his 70s;

• five males in their 80s;

• two males in their 90s;

• a female in her 50s;

• a female in her 60s;

• five females in their 70s;

• four females in their 80s; and

• three females in their 90s

Approximately 89 people have passed away in Williamson County reportedly due to COVID-19.

“Today, I am calling on the Williamson County family to join me in prayer to lift up the lives lost due to this deadly disease,” said County Judge Bill Gravell. “I pray for the safety and healing of the family members as they cope with this tragedy. We are in this together, WilCo.”

WCCHD reports other figures and trends for residents to gauge COVID-19's impact in the county on a daily basis. To see the data, visit http://www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/dashboard.php.

Thrall

The city of Thrall’s most recent report said that there were an estimated six active cases and 11 recoveries in zip code 76578. There have been a total of 18 cases in the area, which includes one previously reported death

Thrall and the Noack community sit at the northwest border of the mostly rural zip code, which extends to the eastern county border and into the southeast corner of the county and beyond.

Granger

Mayor Trevor Cheatheam of Granger reported July 17 that zip code 76530 had an estimated 3 active cases and 29 recoveries, down from the 11 active cases from three days before. In total, the area has had at least 32 cases during the pandemic.

Granger’s zip code also includes the communities of Walburg, Friendship and rural area.

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It is important to note that an arrest should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Code enforcement on carport violations in Taylor are parked until certain rules are reviewed.

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Two East Williamson County school districts are preparing to give their families a choice, but the schools first need input from the community.

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Taylor parks are back to council for discussion this Thursday.

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The Taylor Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of Thomas Street early Tuesday morning.

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In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and its threat to the health of our community, friends, and neighbors, the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce has cancelled the Taylor International BBQ Cookoff set for Aug. 21-22.

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Many students attending Thrall schools next school year will ride in some new wheels.

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