Pok-e-Jo's now open in Georgetown

Pok-e-Jo's opened in Georgetown Dec. 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Pok-e-Jo's opened in Georgetown Dec. 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Pok-e-Jo's opened in Georgetown Dec. 4. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Barbecue joint Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse opened a Georgetown location Dec. 4. The restaurant is located at 610 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown, and has a full bar and private room for events. Some menu items include brisket, chopped beef, chicken, pork ribs and more. The restaurant also offers catering services. 512-767-1321. www.pokejos.com
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.


Here is what you need to know today about the coronavirus in Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 118 coronavirus cases, 2 deaths Aug. 11

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First Baptist Church in Georgetown offers remote learning assistance, care for Georgetown ISD students of working parents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First Baptist Church in Georgetown offers remote learning assistance, care for GISD students of working parents

The program will be availble for the first three weeks of virtual learning beginning Aug. 20.

Williamson County will allow gatherings of more than 10 people in outdoor spaces beginning Aug. 13. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The order only takes effect in the county’s unincorporated areas, and those within a city limit must still abide by the provisions established by the city officials.

Williamson County set the early-voting locations for the November election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Plan ahead and see where the early voting locations are for this coming election.

Commissioners will move forward in establishing a 15-member committee to look into the Williamson County Confederate statue placement. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The committee will be formed in December with a possible report presented to the court in March.

Here is a look at Williamson County coronavirus cases so far. (Community Impact staff)
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Retailer Harbor Freight Tools will open a Georgetown location Aug. 11. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The program offers up to $1,500 to residential utility customers who have past due balances in 2020 and can show their income or employment has been affected by the pandemic.

Central Texas Mini Golf plans to open an 18-hole, landscape-style mini golf course in Georgetown this October. (Courtesy Central Texas Mini Golf)
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The Williamson County Commissioners Court will review and discuss the possible creation of a committee responsible for researching the potential removal of the Confederate statue that sits in front of the county courthouse, according to its Aug. 11 agenda. (John Cox/XCommunity Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County may form committee to discuss removal of Confederate statue

The item will be discussed during the court's Aug. 11 meeting.