2019 roundup: 'Live PD,' city energy issues top 10 most-read Georgetown stories this year

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is located at 508 Rock St., Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is located at 508 Rock St., Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is located at 508 Rock St., Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

‘Live PD’ and Georgetown’s energy issues top the list for our top 10 most read stories of 2019. What do you think was Georgetown's biggest story of 2019?

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Oct. 10

Williamson County commissioners ended ‘Live PD’ over concerns for residents’ rights

Williamson County commissioners agreed to end the county’s contract with Big Fish Entertainment LLC and its appearance on “Live PD” citing increased liability and presenting the county in a negative light and protecting residents’ rights.


Nov. 12

Costco in process of opening Georgetown location

Georgetown City Council approved an amendment to rezone a 34-acre tract of land at the northwest corner of Lakeway Drive and I-35 to the Costco Wholesale planned unit development.

Aug. 20

Williamson County commissioners end 'Live PD' contract

Williamson County commissioners voted unanimously to end its contract with Big Fish Entertainment LLC, which produces “Live PD.”

Jan. 21

15 new and soon-to-come dining spots in Georgetown

These restaurants opened in Georgetown in 2018 or are coming soon.

Aug. 15

4 Georgetown ISD schools receive F rating in state accountability system, no school receives A

Four Georgetown ISD schools received an F grade in the first official release of The Texas Education Agency A-F accountability rating system. Overall, GISD received a B grade in the 2019 rating, according to the TEA.

Dec. 11

Energy price drop costs city of Georgetown electric fund $6.84M

Georgetown officials will try to renegotiate the city’s renewable energy contracts and find other cost cuts after a late summer drop in energy market prices lost the city’s utility $6.84 million.

April 25

Where can I park at the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown?

Red Poppy Festival organizers anticipated warm, sunny weather and record-setting crowds when the three-day annual event kicked off April 26 in downtown Georgetown.

Aug. 14

Bloomberg terminates $1 million grant award to city of Georgetown

The Bloomberg Philanthropies grant was terminated following a Georgetown City Council vote Aug. 13.

July 24

Georgetown City Council considers pulling out of $1 million Bloomberg grant

Georgetown may withdraw from the $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant the city was awarded in October.

Feb. 27

Gas leak forces evacuation of 40 Georgetown homes and businesses on Williams Drive

About 40 Georgetown homes and businesses were under evacuation orders as Atmos Energy worked to repair an underground natural gas leak that occurred Feb. 20 at 507 River Bend Drive, Georgetown.
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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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