Ever tried in vain to find a marriage record? There are so many reasons why a record might be "missing." Burned courthouse. The marriage license was never returned to the county clerk. The marriage took place in a county that you have not considered. That forces us to get creative and seek records in bibles, church records, pension files, newspapers, etc.
Willliamson County, Texas is currently unable to issue marriage licenses because they allowed their paper to run out. All in all, they will be unable to issue marriage licenses for one month out of 2016, which will force residents to seek marriage licenses in neighboring counties. Decades from now, descendants will be forced to look elsewhere for the marriage records of their ancestors... for at least one month in 2016. One source stated that Williamson County will be able to resume issuing licenses on September 26, 2016.