See the top news stories from Georgetown in 2017

2017 was a bustling year for the fast-growing Georgetown area. See our top five stories that got the most web hits below for the year below.

1. See which businesses have signed leases at the future Randalls-anchored Oak Meadows Marketplace in Georgetown (published Nov. 29)
Cypress Equities, the Dallas-based developer behind the future Oak Meadows Marketplace at the intersection of Jim Hogg Road and Williams Drive, confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper in November that four tenants signed leases for retail space in the shopping center.


2. Williamson County Sons of Confederate Veterans chapter to stand on Georgetown Square daily through April (published April 19)
The Williamson County Grays, a chapter of the national organization Sons of Confederate Veterans, shared its intention to post outside of the county courthouse each day in the month of April to meet with area residents interested in learning more about Confederate history. April marks Confederate History and Heritage Month by state resolution. The announcement was met with controversy, particularly surrounding the Confederate monument on the grounds of the Williamson County Courthouse.


3. Georgetown City Council gives green light to roadway segment that will help connect Hwy. 29, I-35 (published July 25)
In July, Georgetown City Council has approved a $5.6 million construction contract to help build a new segment of a roadway that will eventually connect Hwy. 29 with I-35 near the south edge of the city. Along with an additional segment that will be built with funding from Williamson County, the project will extend the Southwest Bypass to eventually create a new route to I-35 from both Hwy. 29 and Leander Road, according to city documents. Once completed, the bypass will also connect to S.E. Inner Loop and allow drivers to reach SH 130 via Sam Houston Avenue.


4. 7 things to know from Tuesday’s jam-packed Georgetown ISD meeting (published Feb. 21)
Georgetown ISD trustees had a lot on their plate during the February school board meeting, which covered a community-based accountability system, the new Wagner Middle School, high school schedule changes and approving new attendance zones.


5. Randalls to break ground on Georgetown’s Williams Drive this March (Feb. 23)
In February, Community Impact Newspaper shared the news that construction on the new grocery store would break ground in March.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Phase 3 of his Open Texas plan June 3. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott's June 3 guidelines allow most Texas businesses to operate at 50% capacity

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to lift coronavirus-related business restrictions.

Thirteen additional confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported by the Williamson County and Cities Health District on June 3. (Community Impact staff)
13 additional cases reported June 3 in Williamson County

Of the confirmed cases, 424 have recovered, the report said.

Legendary baseball player Nolan Ryan has long enjoyed ranching. Now, he and his team are preparing to open a butcher shop in Round Rock to showcase Goodstock, Nolan Ryan Beef and other Texas-made products. (Photo courtesy Nolan Ryan)
Nolan Ryan to open Round Rock butcher shop and 20 other Central Texas business updates to know

Read the latest news on Central Texas businesses from Community Impact Newspaper's latest coverage.

About 200-300 protesters gathered around the Georgetown Square on June 3 to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd. (Courtesy Williamson County)
Protesters gather June 3 at Georgetown Square; city officials respond

The city and protest organizers asked people to protest peacefully.

Nick and Coreena Ferrata stand outside the new Coreena's' Bridal location in downtown Georgetown. (Courtesy Coreena's Bridal)
Coreena's Bridal to open in downtown Georgetown this fall

The bridal shop plans to open in Georgetown on Sept. 1.

Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
Census reinstates some field operations in Texas following coronavirus delay

Operations began in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio beginning May 25.

Southwestern interim President Dale Knobel addressed the George Floyd death and civil unrest throughout country in a June 2 letter to the community. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southwestern interim President Dale Knobel addresses George Floyd death, civil unrest throughout country

“It is by learning and living together, joining morality with understanding to grow into better people who contribute to the building up of a better society,” Knobel said.

Of the confirmed cases, 412 have recovered. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus June 2

Of the confirmed cases, 412 have recovered.

The court also approved the purchase of antibody tests for several county first responder entities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County starts stockpile of personal protective equipment

The court also approved the purchase of antibody tests for several county first responder entities.

(Designed by Rachal Russell/Community Impact Newspaper)
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