April designated as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and other takeaways from Williamson County Commissioners Court

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During their Tuesday meeting, Williamson County commissioners voted on a number of agenda items. See highlights from the meeting below.

April designated as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month
County commissioners voted to declare April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in Williamson County.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, communities should spend April working to support families and actively prevent child abuse and neglect.

During the 2016 federal fiscal year, the U.S. Census Bureau reported 695 confirmed cases of child abuse in Williamson County, according to county documents.

All adults in Texas are encouraged to report any suspected case of abuse. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-252-5400.

More road closures approved for AMC filming
The court approved Stalwart Films’ request for permission to close a county road early next month for filming an AMC television show.

CR 434 in Thorndale will be temporarily closed Monday, April 2 from 12-4 p.m. and Tuesday, April 3 from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m for filming.

This is the second time in March that the court agreed to close down county roads for filming.

County acquires land for San Gabriel Ranch Road project right-of-way
Commissioners authorized the use of its power of eminent domain March 27 to condemn just over a half acre of property in Liberty Hill for right-of way-needed on the San Gabriel Ranch Road project. The San Gabriel Ranch Road rehabilitation and resurfacing project started with Phase I in the summer of 2013, according to the county.

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