Recent highlights: Georgetown ISD trustees sworn in after May election

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Get to know CASA


CASA of Williamson County held an informational and fundraising event at Rentsch Brewery on June 1.

The organization educated county residents on their mission to advocate for abused and neglected children.



Rotary Bandstand


The annual event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Georgetown-Sun City raises funds for the youth of Williamson County and was held at the Sun City Ballroom on June 3.


KEYE CBS Austin meteorologist Chikage Windler (right) served as emcee and is pictured with Sherry Carnes.



Georgetown ISD


Three Georgetown ISD trustees were sworn in May 19 during the board of trustees meeting following the results of the May 6 election.


Place 7 incumbent Ben Stewart defeated Jaquita N. Wilson and Rida Ortego with 1,894 votes, or 43.11 percent of the votes.


Place 5 incumbent Melanie Dunham, who defeated Jimmy C. Jones with 3,105 votes, or 75.89 percent of votes, was accompanied by her family.


David Edward Phillips ran unopposed for the Place 4 seat and declared victory with 2,345 votes.



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Officials said the county will prioritize individuals who were scheduled to receive a vaccine during the week of Feb. 15 before offering appointments to waitlisted individuals.

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“While some neighboring districts have been forced to close, we have been very fortunate in Georgetown,” Superintendent Fred Brent said.

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