This week in Georgetown: Hill Country Authors Series, GISD meeting & more

The GISD board of trustees will meet for its monthly meeting Tuesday night.

The GISD board of trustees will meet for its monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Williamson County Commissioners Court
Tue., Feb. 21
The county government body meets each Tuesday to discuss, consider and vote on items concerning the county. Tuesday’s agenda includes updates from the Department of Infrastructure and includes the discussion of bills filed during the 85th Texas legislative session.

9:30 a.m. Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St., Georgetown. 512-943-1100. www.wilco.org

Georgetown ISD board of trustees meeting
Tue., Feb. 21


The GISD school board will meet for its monthly meeting on Tuesday to discuss and consider items concerning the school district. This week's agenda includes a bond update, district calendar plans and a vote to implement District of Innovation plans.

7 p.m. GISD Administration Building, 603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown. 512-943-5000. www.georgetownisd.com 

Hill Country Authors Series
Thur., Feb. 23
The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library feature Austin author Amy Gentry, author of “Good As Gone.” When 13-year-old Julie Whitaker is kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night at knifepoint, her family shatters. As the years go by and the search for Julie turns up nothing, even her mother Anna begins to lose hope. Then one night the doorbell rings and changes everything.

2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. 512-930-3551. www.library.georgetown.org

Warrant round-up
More than 300 law enforcement agencies in Texas will concentrate their efforts to find those with outstanding arrest warrants. Law enforcement officers will be going to residences and workplaces to serve arrest warrants.

To make a payment on an outstanding class C misdemeanor offense in Georgetown, go to the Municipal Court located at 101 E. Seventh Street.

Payments can be made online at any time using a credit card through the city’s website, or payments can be made by contacting the municipal court at 512-930-3625.


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The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
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Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

New restaurant District Six coming to the Georgetown Square. (Courtesy District Six)
New restaurant District Six coming to Georgetown Square

The restaurant plans to open March 5.

Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

Here is a breakdown of what happened, how decisions were made and how vaccine distribution is moving forward in Williamson County.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

If approved, the bill would also establish goals for emissions reductions by 2030, 2040 and 2050. (Courtesy James Talarico)
After Winter Storm Uri, Rep. James Talarico files climate action plan in Texas House

The Texas Climate Action Act would require the development of a climate action plan to help alleviate future climate-related disasters and establish goals for reducing emissions for 2030, 2040 and 2050.

Georgetown ISD sees an improved dropout rate and a higher graduation rate in a state report. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD sees improved dropout rate, higher graduation rate in state report

The full report can be viewed online on the TEA website or via a print copy at each campus and the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning building.

Georgetown ISD prepares for an uncertain budget cycle. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD preps for uncertain budget cycle

The board must adopt a budget by June 30. The new budget cycle begins July 1.

Georgetown ISD was one of the few Central Texas districts that was able to open every campus following a week of record-breaking freezes from a series of winter storms. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD emerges from Texas storm largely unscathed

Georgetown ISD was one of the few Central Texas districts that was able to open every campus following a week of record-breaking freezes from a series of winter storms.

The city of Georgetown has organized tree limb cleanup for residents. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown organizes tree limb cleanup for residents

The curbside collection is for those living within Georgetown city limits.