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  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week to be Observed in Williamson County

    Posted Under: Crime & Safety in Georgetown  |  April 12, 2011 11:23 AM  |  906 views  |  No comments
    The week of April 10th-16th Williamson County will be observing National Crime Victims' Rights Week. This observance is held annually, and the goal is to increase public awareness and acknowledge crime victims  and survivors. It also serves the purpose of getting the word out to those that may be impacted by the rights and services available to victims of crime. "Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past." is the theme of this years Crime Victims' Rights Week.

    On April 13th at 2:30 pm, there will be a ceremony sponsored by the Georgetown Community Center. Also, eight outstanding individuals from the criminal justice community will be recognized for their service to the victims of Williamson County.

    An awareness event will be held at the Georgetown Downtown Courthouse on April 14, 2011, at 5:30pm.
    There will be something for everyone at this event including live music, booths with information for the whole family, and a bouncy house.

    For additional information about 2011 National Crime Victims' Rights Week activities or about victims' rights and services in Williamson County, please contact Shelly James at 512-943-1373 or visit www.wilco.org.
  • Cedar Park Seeks Grant for Alternative Fuels that will Save the City Money

    Posted Under: Traffic & Public Transportation in Cedar Park, Crime & Safety in Cedar Park  |  December 23, 2010 3:01 PM  |  1,020 views  |  No comments
    Alternative FuelsConservation and going green are very important things for the city of Cedar Park. The city of Cedar Park is hopeful that a Texas Railroad Commission grant will come through which will allow them to be a step closer to reaching their conservation goals. At the December 9th Cedar Park City Council meeting the members chose to apply for grant funds from the Commission's Low Emission Propane Equipment Grant initiative.

    If the city receives the grant, it will go towards helping to fund alternative fuel vehicles with a focus on propane for the city of Cedar Park. Assistant City Manager, Sam Roberts, provided Councilmen at the meeting with six alternative options for fuel that are not only environmentally friendly but would save the city money. The options were: propane, natural gas, all electric, plug-in hybrids, ethanol and bio-diesel.

    The best fuel option for the city was propane as it is less costly than gasoline and more environmentally friendly. If the city receives the grant, they will have a year (two budget years) to buy ten propane-compatible vehicles along with a 2,000-gallon fueling station.

    The city has already budgeted money into the 2011 and 2012 fiscal year for the vehicles. Total cost for the vehicles and fueling station are estimated to be $375,500, and the grant would reimburse the city $169,000 if approved.

    There are 229 vehicles that the city uses with 78 of them being categorized as low or medium duty which would be the type of vehicles that would be utilizing the alternative fuel.
    At this time, the city of Austin, Williamson County, and Leander ISD are already using propane for vehicles and have reported a savings.

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  • Cedar Park City Council Looks to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

    Posted Under: Crime & Safety in Cedar Park  |  September 1, 2010 6:08 PM  |  607 views  |  No comments

    To many, the term "K2" is foreign, but the word is rapidly spreading across the country, and more and more parents are becoming familiar with it. K2 (also known as Spice) is one of the many brand names of a chemical substance that is marketed as legal marijuana. K2 is meant to be used as incense, but it is the new method teens are using to get high, and it is perfectly legal in many areas of the country, including Cedar Park. This synthetic marijuana is not detectable on a drug test, making it even more appealing to teens. However, Cedar Park City Council members are currently considering taking action to ban this drug.

    K2  is a mixture of herbal spice plants that is sprayed with a synthetic compound similar to THC and  can be harmful. Symptoms parents can be on the lookout for are a fast heart beat, elevated blood pressure, pale skin, vomiting, hallucinations, agitation, and potentially seizures.

    Cedar Park would not be the first city to consider banning this harmful chemical. The ban on what is commonly known as K2 is spreading to cities across the country, with some states taking action also. Currently, there are 11 states that have banned the chemical substance, and Texas is expected to introduce a similar legislation this next session.

    Are you looking to purchase a home or build the home of your dreams in a city that cares about the welfare of your children? If so, contact the Shane T. White Team. Discover what it is like to work with a team with a real passion for real estate. Contact us today at (512) 515-LAND (5263). We are here for you to help you buy or sell real estate near Austin in the Liberty Hill area, including Leander, Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Bertram.

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