Williamson County offices closed for Memorial Day; animal shelter to remain open for adoptions

Williamson County offices are closed for Memorial Day on May 25. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County offices are closed for Memorial Day on May 25. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County offices are closed for Memorial Day on May 25. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Williamson County offices will be closed May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday, according to a May 19 news release.

All county operations will resume regular hours and remote work May 26; however, the Commissioners Court will not meet for its regular Tuesday meeting May 26, it said.


The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will remain open for adoption on an appointment basis only. The shelter will be open May 23-24 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and noon-6 p.m. on May 25. To make an appointment, call 512-943-3322.

In honor of Memorial Day, from May 22-25, the shelter will have a $25 adoption special for all adult cats and large dogs.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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