Austin Avenue bridges project still underway and 3 other things to know in Georgetown, June 17-23


Here are some things to know this week in Georgetown.

1. Austin Avenue bridges project still underway

The Texas Department of Transportation is reviewing the city of Georgetown’s Austin Avenue bridges project, which will repair or replace the bridges crossing the San Gabriel River north of downtown. Read about more transportations updates here.

2. Georgetown City Council to take a second look at new ethics code

After an hourlong discussion, Georgetown City Council decided to compare the recommendations by the ad hoc committee to the current state local ethics code before making a decision. Read more here.

3. Chris Connealy named Williamson County senior director of Emergency Services

Chris Connealy was appointed Tuesday by the Williamson County Commissioners Court to serve as senior director of Emergency Services effective July 16. Connealy is filling the position left vacant following the retirement of John Sneed in April. Read more here.

4. Georgetown’s waste-transfer station sees constraints on capacity

With the city’s waste-transfer station meeting capacity constraints, Georgetown City Council will consider whether to spend more than $8 million to build a larger facility at the same time it will evaluate cheaper upgrades to the existing station. Read more here.

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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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