Picturing Georgetown: A look back at 2020 photo galleries

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Here is a look at some of the most memorable events in Georgetown in 2020. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

A lot has happened in 2020. The city shut down due to the novel coronavirus, but events adapted, and celebrations still occurred. Here is a look at some of the most memorable events in Georgetown in 2020.

GALLERY: 27 photos of Georgetown in midst of 'Stay Safe Stay Home' order

On March 24, the Williamson County "Stay Safe Stay Home" order closed most college campuses, stores and restaurants in the area, issuing requirements that individuals only leave their homes for essential trips to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

PHOTOS: Georgetown's Field of Honor sees success despite pandemic-related changes

Field of Honor in Georgetown adapted to pandemic challenges for its fourth annual event to honor veterans, first responders and other community heroes.

PHOTOS: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions celebrates grand opening in Round Rock with a bang

Families gathered outside as a full fireworks display lit up the sky commemorating the grand opening of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Round Rock on Nov. 14. While Kalahari is not located in Georgetown, it will likely impact the city with new jobs available to Georgetown residents.

GALLERY: Students shine at annual Georgetown ISD State of the District

Approached by interested community members and district faculty, students of all ages gave presentations about programs, clubs and projects they are involved on at the annual Georgetown ISD State of the District event Feb. 7.

GALLERY: Nearly two dozen protestors meet in front of Williamson County courthouse for removal of Confederate statue

About two dozen people gathered in front of the Williamson County courthouse June 18 to protest the Confederate statue that stands in front of the building. To counter, about 10 members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans stood in favor of the statue remaining in its place.

GALLERY: Check out these artworks by students of The Georgetown Project

Students of The Georgetown Project’s NEST Empowerment Center continue to display their talents at the center as they learn from a distance.

GALLERY: Georgetown ISD celebrates seniors in parade through downtown

Georgetown ISD celebrated seniors whose high school careers were cut short due to the coronavirus May 29.

PHOTOS: Football is back on the field for Georgetown ISD

Georgetown ISD kicked off its 2020 football season with a series of scrimmage games between Georgetown High School's and East View High School's freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams Sept. 18.

PHOTOS: Dozens of cars create a caravan in 'Justice for Javier Ambler' fight Aug. 15

Dozens of cars filled San Gabriel Park in Georgetown Aug. 15 to honor the life of and fight for justice for Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in Williamson County Sheriff’s Office custody in 2019.

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.


Many different zoning and rezoning ordinances were passed by the City of Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Multiple zoning, rezoning requests receive Georgetown City Council approval

The zoning changes could allow for more houses in Sun City and a new subdivision.

YMCA of Greater Williamson County is proposing a joint facility with Georgetown ISD and has asked the city to join in. (Community Impact staff)
YMCA asks Georgetown for $3M to participate in $29M joint facility

YMCA officials are proposing the city join in a partnership with Georgetown ISD to construct a new recreation facility.

Georgetown City Council will have a second public hearing regarding amendments to the city charter. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown City Council debates charter amendment adding term limits

The proposed amendment could add term limits for council members and the mayor.

The front of a pediatricians office.
Georgetown Pediatrics hosts grand opening June 26

The event will include family-fun activities as well as chances to meet the pediatricians and tour the clinic.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Williamson County courthouse
More than $2M of federal dollars to help Williamson County projects

County staff has identified a total of 10 high-priority projects countywide to be funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.

The front of the Georgetown ISD building.
Georgetown ISD announces new principal at Carver Elementary School

Tosha Vanmetre has worked in various positions in Georgetown and Manor ISDs.

Rachael Jonrowe currently represents District 6 on Georgetown City Council. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Georgetown City Council Member Rachael Jonrowe to resign

The District 6 representative cited multiple reasons in a June 7 video posted to Facebook.

H-E-B has two stores in Georgetown, including one off I-35. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B celebrates 55 years in Georgetown

Georgetown's two H-E-B stores will celebrate the major milestone June 26.

Coronavirus vaccines
Half of Williamson County’s population now vaccinated

Williamson County has crossed an important threshold in the quest to reach effective herd immunity.

A medium sized black and white dog.
Two overcapacity Georgetown animal shelters are offering free adoptions through June 20

The shelters have teamed up to help with an overflow of adoptable dogs and cats.