Support the homeless, see the stars and other things to do this weekend in Georgetown: Feb. 22-24

Support Helping Hands this weekend by buying a potato at their Spud-raiser.

Support Helping Hands this weekend by buying a potato at their Spud-raiser.

Thursday, Feb. 22
Helping Hands of Georgetown Spud-raiser
Raise money for the homeless and underserved of Georgetown by having a tater with a variety of toppings, along with live music and treats from local restaurants and businesses. 5-7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Mesquite Creek Outfitters, 704 S Austin Avenue, Georgetown.

Friday, Feb. 23
Tween Stargazing Party
Join the Williamson County Astronomy Club for a night of snacks, crafts and observing the night sky, weather permitting. Tweens ages 9-12 are encouraged to bring along an adult. Registration is required, and can be done at the kids’ desk at the library or online. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown. 512-819-3133.

Southwestern performers put on a show
Students from Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts Music Department will present a collection of solo and ensemble works. 3-6 p.m. Free. 1001 E University Ave. 512-863-1378.

Saturday, Feb. 24
Georgetown Art Center hosts reception for artist Larry Jolly
The art center is kicking off their exhibit of work by Austin-based artist Larry Jolly with a reception. 7-9 p.m. Free. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583.

Wolf Ranch Farmers Market
Attendees can purchase produce and other goods from local vendors, rain or shine. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Drive, Georgetown. 512-555-1212.


Minnesota-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware will open a location in La Frontera in late September. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware coming to Round Rock

Minnesota-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is coming to La Frontera in Round Rock in late September.

The proposed Wild Ridge master-planned neighborhood northeast of downtown Dripping Springs would include 960 homes on 40- to 60-foot-wide lots. (Courtesy City of Dripping Springs)
Master-planned neighborhood in Dripping Springs to bring 960 homes, new roads

The proposed development by Meritage Homes would feature amenities such as a disc golf course.

Georgetown's contract with Capital Metro will expire at the end of September. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
GoGeo fixed-route bus service in Georgetown to end Oct. 1

Paratransit services offered for residents with disabilities will continue.

Q&A: Greg Smith, executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition

Greg Smith is the former superintendent of Clear Creek ISD and became executive director of Fast Growth School Coalition in December 2020. 

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff’s office requests pay increases during Williamson County budget process

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office said its officers are paid less than law enforcement officers in city departments countywide.

Williamson County courthouse
Williamson County proposes lower tax rate ahead of final budget vote Aug. 31

The tax rate will go to support a recommended $440.5 million total operating budget.

Photo of a doctor with a pregnant woman
Austin health experts warn delta variant could pose higher risk for pregnant women

Maternal medicine doctors across Central Texas have seen increasing numbers of pregnant women coming to the hospital with breathing issues and pregnancy complications as a result of COVID-19.

Wayback Burgers makes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
6 eateries open or coming to Cedar Park, Leander; Trudy's North Star reopens in Northwest Austin and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including Tiff's Treats opening in Hutto.

student writing on paper
Texas Legislature allows parents to opt for students to repeat grade levels or courses

Senate Bill 1697 is effective for the 2021-22 school year.

Photo of medical professions in a hospital
Health officials warn ICU space is critically low as Travis County sees its 900th COVID-19 death

As the delta variant drives transmission rates up, local hospital systems warn that ICUs are strained.

At Blue Gecko, a Texas Taco comes with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, cheese and bacon. (Courtesy Blue Gecko)
New taco spot opens in Four Points; roadwork for Austin's Zilker Eagle continues and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area, including news on when Lou Neff Road will open in Central Austin.

TheraWave Vibrant Wellness is located at 1616 Williams Drive, Ste. 107, Georgetown. (Courtesy TheraWave Vibrant Wellness)
TheraWave Vibrant Wellness now open in Georgetown

The business is focused on offering pulsed electro-magnetic frequency therapy.