Jeff Schmalback and daughter Kayla (4) cutting a nice rug on the Austin Avenue dance floorDance Elements on the Celebrate Georgetown StageBrooklyn (3) and Finley (1) at the paradeMonica Garza sits for her "portrait" at Rita Kirkman's caricature boothilly (8) and Bobby (5) of Georgetown
In January, Williamson County was awarded a grant, via the Lone Star Justice Alliance (LSJA), to support a new program, Second Chance Community Improvement Program (SCCIP), which provides an alternative to incarceration for emerging adults.
Defined as individuals age 17-24 years, these offenders are too old
Bill Gravell took the final oath at the historic courthouse January 1, sworn by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and surrounded by family and grandchildren. Having won their respective races, other officials sworn in were Judge KT Musselman (JP1), Judge Ed Edna Staudt
[caption id="attachment_2667" align="alignleft" width="200"] Devon Wayne Barnes and his grandfather, Joe, are now father and son.[/caption]
New Families in 425th District Court
Williamson County families welcomed 11 new members on Adoption Day, November 21, in the 425th District Court.
Adoptions are done all the time in Williamson County
Angela Hardin and Wolf attended Williamson County Juvenile Justice Center's first Behavioral Health in the Legal and Justice Systems Conference Nov 17th. Wolf is training to be a therapy dog; just one of the increasingly useful tools in the box for better emotional health.
1) How do you maintain composure when faced with a truly heinous act or defendant?
Maintaining composure when faced with heinous acts or situations can be one of the most challenging aspects of court. When in trial, it is especially important for a judge to not show
[caption id="attachment_1856" align="alignleft" width="300"] Marissa, Reagan and Joe Austin[/caption]
Ride On Center for Kids held the 17th annual Barn Dance with a Mexican theme. R.O.C.K. Board President (above center) was joined by Williamson County District Judges Rick Kennon and Stacey Mathews and County Court Judge Laura
The Williamson County Juvenile Justice Center recently implemented a new and groundbreaking program that, according to District Judge Stacey Mathews, is already being looked to for duplication state-wide.
"Being at the forefront of juvenile rehabilitation and care is nothing new for Williamson County and this is
[caption id="attachment_1696" align="alignleft" width="300"] Curator Ann Evans, Curatorial Assistant Elissa Graham and Education coordinator Danelle Houck, dressed in period costume for the grand opening.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1697" align="alignleft" width="300"] District Judge Ryan Larson, Linda McDaniel, District Judge Stacey Mathews[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1699" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mural artists Violet Nicklen, Janet