15 people, nonprofits and places featured in Georgetown in 2020

"Daytripper" star Chet Garner fixes up Georgetown structures. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/ Community Impact Newspaper)
"Daytripper" star Chet Garner fixes up Georgetown structures. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/ Community Impact Newspaper)

"Daytripper" star Chet Garner fixes up Georgetown structures. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/ Community Impact Newspaper)

Beyond the coronavirus pandemic, there was so much to cover in Georgetown. Here is a look at all the Georgetown people, nonprofits and places Community Impact Newspaper featured in 2020.

People


Chet Garner

“Daytripper” star fixing up Georgetown structures

Mia Federico

Young resident trains dog to become service animal

Josh Schroeder


New mayor optimistic about future of Georgetown

Laura Trombley

Southwestern University’s new president speaks on coronavirus, racial diversity and other priorities

Nonprofits


Annunciation Maternity Home

Organization helps women in crisis pregnancies secure promising futures

Mustang Heritage Foundation

Organization works to find homes for wild horses, help veterans

The Playful Child Foundation

Nonprofit raises money to build a healing park

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County plans its biggest home build in recent years

American Association of University Women Georgetown

Organization has raised $37K in scholarships for local young women since 2015

Southeast Georgetown Community Council

Local organization works to bridge gaps through community engagement and problem solving

Assistance League of Georgetown Area

Despite coronavirus-related restrictions, group keeps providing for those in need

Living Grace Canine Ranch

Local nonprofit to house dozens of senior animals on Bertram property

History


Saint John’s United Methodist Church

Georgetown chapel that traces its roots to 1800s Swedish settlers undergoes renovations

Georgetown's onion dome

Georgetown's onion dome comes down; new replica to be installed early fall

Slaying ‘The Dragon’

Famed Goodwater Trail at Lake Georgetown attracts adventure-seeking bicyclists
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.


MOST RECENT

The safety and mobility project, which will widen D.B. Wood Road, will begin construction in 2022. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown hosts open house, seeks public feedback on D.B. Wood Road widening project

The City of Georgetown is hosting an open house in person and online where they will present information and take questions regarding the D.B. Wood Road safety and mobility project.

One of the most recent city projects being completed through the use of eminent domain is the Northwest Boulevard Bridge project, an I-35 east-west overpass bridge that connects north of Rivery Boulevard with FM 971. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper.
Updated: Georgetown has used eminent domain on 6 city projects since 2016

By acquiring the land, the city has been able to complete six road and wastewater projects.

A continuous flow intersection allows vehicles to cross to the left side of the roadway to make a left turn. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT seeks public input on proposed changes to I-35 in Georgetown

The state agency is proposing major changes between SE Inner Loop and RM 1431, including adding a continuous flow intersection at I-35 and Westinghouse Road.

The front of a small health clinic.
Outpatient clinic opening at end of June in Georgetown

The new clinic will provide care for individuals recovering from debilitating injuries or illnesses, including long-term effects of COVID-19.

A photo of inside a main room of Arbor Academy
Project-based private school in Georgetown now enrolling for August opening

Arbor Academy aims to provide a smaller community for students.

New WCCAC
Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center to get nearly $2M in federal aid for construction budget gap

The funds will go to help the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center cover increasing lumber costs.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
Owner of multiple Austin-area shopping centers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The company owns several major retail centers in Northwest Austin, Georgetown and Cedar Park.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Nearly 80% of Williamson County residents over age 65 fully vaccinated and other COVID-19 news

Here is an update on COVID-19 numbers, including confirmed case and death counts, from Williamson County.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a call for Texans to conserve energy June 14. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy with generation outages 2.5 times higher than normal

"This is unusual for this early in the summer season," said Woody Rickerson, ERCOT vice president of grid planning and operations, in a news release.

UT Austin football stadium filled with fans
In Austin and the rest of the nation, the business of college sports is changing

If Gov. Greg Abbott signs SB 1325 into law, Texas will join a number of other U.S. states in allowing college athletes to profit off their names, images and likenesses.