From the impact of COVID-19 to 'Live PD,' here are all 21 Georgetown lead stories from this year

SEPTEMBER: City looks at options to protect two historic Georgetown areas (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
SEPTEMBER: City looks at options to protect two historic Georgetown areas (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

SEPTEMBER: City looks at options to protect two historic Georgetown areas (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)

Each month, Community Impact Newspaper works to bring readers one to two in-depth stories about your community. From the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on businesses and education to the 2020 U.S. Census, the election and all things "Live PD," here are those 21 stories.

If you missed a paper, you can look back at old editions here.


January


Georgetown officials, residents working on a future land-use plan to help guide area development decisions



February


Four new water tanks in four years: Growth leads to continued expansion of Georgetown water utilities

Tourism strategic plan implemented to manage more Georgetown visitors




March


Census 2020: Local entities push for an accurate count in the 2020 census as money, power, business at stake for Central Texas

Census 2020: State inaction, privacy concerns drive outreach



April


Restaurants, businesses across Georgetown adapt to life in a pandemic

Experts fear a rise in child abuse issues due to coronavirus stressors, no school



May


Ongoing coronavirus leaves Georgetown ISD budget in flux



June


Children’s hospitals to change pediatric care for greater Williamson County

Local workforce sees the impact of coronavirus



July


Georgetown’s real estate industry survives COVID-19 largely unscathed

City Center project aims to unify section of downtown



August


Georgetown ISD will see 61% of its students return for in-person learning



September


Georgetown ISD’s vulnerable kids see harsher impacts of COVID-19

City looks at options to protect two historic Georgetown areas



October


Mourning in a mask: COVID-19 impacts the funeral business and grieving families

Voter confidence, safety alter 2020 election plans



November


South San Gabriel River residents are stuck in muck after violations

Locals shaken by rock mining industry, push for reform



December


Local veterans organizations still battling COVID-19 challenges

‘Live PD’ will continue to cost Williamson County despite new sheriff elected
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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Georgetown ISD parents call for removal of mask mandate. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD keeping mask mandate despite parents speaking out

The district is keeping its policy for safety, but some parents say masks have a negative effect on kids.

Georgetown ISD has completed four more projects of the 16 additional bond projects. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD completes 4 more of 16 additional bond projects

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Here are the most recent coronavirus updates from Williamson County.(Community Impact staff)
Nearly half of Williamson County is vaccinated, but positivity rate climbs again

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GISD plans for in-person summer learning starting in June. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD plans for in-person summer learning

Georgetown ISD is working on plans for in-person summer learning with a low teacher-to-student ratio.

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The Pushing for Justice Caravan for Javier Ambler was held in San Gabriel Park on Aug. 15. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Jack Allen's Kitchen will be at 1345 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. (Rendering courtesy Jack Allen's Kitchen)
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The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

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See how Georgetown real estate fared in March. (Courtesy Austin Board of Realtors)
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The Central Texas real estate market continues to set housing records despite affordability growing pains, according to March Austin Board of Realtors data.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
New coronavirus cases continue to be reported even as vaccinations ramp up in Williamson County

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