The City of Hutto, in partnership with Hutto ISD, has announced a “call for art” to Hutto ISD students. The City is looking for art and design ideas for the large hippo statues in front of City Hall and in Innovation Business Park. As the “Hippo Capital of Texas,” the City of Hutto wanted to celebrate the artistic talents of local students.
“We are excited to partner with the City on this initiative as a way to engage both our students and teachers in art,” said Amber Kingsley, Hutto ISD Fine Arts Coordinator. “We’ve identified two themes, ‘What I love about Hutto’ and ‘Hutto- Where imagination becomes innovation’ to inspire our students’ designs. We are looking forward to reviewing the submissions and eventually showcasing two winners on the City’s hippos.”
The call for artwork begins March 1 and ends March 12. The community will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite designs on social media, March 15 – 19. The winning designs will be chosen on March 20, and Hutto ISD teachers will execute the winning designs onto the hippos the March 30 – April 1. Winners will also have the opportunity to create a $50 Amazon Wish List.
“The love and appreciation for hippos is something that unites us all as a community,” said Hutto Mayor ProTem Mike Snyder. “During a time of separation and isolation, we are fortunate to come together in a safe way through creativity and imagination.”Click here to Download the entry form at the link in our bio and have your kiddos submit their entry by 5pm today! here.
In March 2020, the City of Hutto suspended late fees and disconnections for non-payments of utility services to assist residents and businesses experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Normal billing for utility services, including the assessment of late fees and disconnections for non-payments, resumed January 1, 2021. Late fees will only apply to bills that are past-due beginning January 1, 2021.
As our community continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we urge customers experiencing financial hardship to contact us at 512-759-4055 so we can work together to find a payment plan and assistance options. The City has taken steps to ensure customers experiencing financial hardships get immediate utility bill help. For additional community resources, please visit http://www.huttoresourcecenter.org/financial-assistance.html or https://www.rrasc.org/request-assistance/.here.
For the health and safety of our citizens and City employees, City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. All public meetings the week of Jan 4 – 8 will continue as scheduled. For questions or more information, call 512-759-4015
As of 1/5/21 Williamson County now has a total of 22,436 confirmed cases and 214 deaths. 548 new cases were reported since yesterday. The county remains in RED Phase.
For more information on Phases and COVID-19 visit www.wcchd.org/COVID-19