From the editor: Looking forward to producing hyperlocal news in Georgetown

I have enjoyed my first month as editor of the Georgetown edition of Community Impact Newspaper immensely thanks to a new, great team of co-workers and a truly welcoming city.

Prior to this position I was a reporter for the Lake Travis-Westlake edition, but I was commuting from Georgetown. Living in this community for a year filled my mind with story possibilities I cannot wait to pursue.

If you have any ideas, questions or concerns for Reporter Ali Linan and me to investigate, please reach out. I would like to make connections with as many people as possible as I continue to learn about the area and everyone who calls it home.

That said, there will be a few upcoming issues where you will not see me, as I am expecting my first child and will be going on maternity leave when he arrives. But I will be back! I have so many new things in life to be excited about right now and look forward to bringing that energy to this edition upon my return.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019.


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Georgetown's Southwest Bypass officially opened May 26. (Courtesy Williamson County and city of Georgetown)
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The Goodwater Trail around Lake Georgetown is one of two Texas trails with an International Mountain Bicycling Association Epic designation. This distinction means a trail is considered technically demanding, physically challenging and set within a landscape that is beautiful to behold. (Courtesy Paul Littlefield/Georgetown Cyclewerx)
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Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community have sewn more than 100 masks for essential workers and have donated them to The Mask Brigade of Williamson County. (Courtesy Mubaraka Malbari)
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Pediatric mental health professionals have seen a spike in needed services due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
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All patients, residents and staff at Texas' 23 state hospitals and supported living centers are to be tested for coronavirus. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas to test all state hospitals, supported living centers for COVID-19

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