1. Georgetown ISD hosts meetings ahead of November bond election
With a $166 million bond package on the Nov. 6 election ballot, Georgetown ISD has scheduled five community presentations, two of which will be in Spanish, over the next four weeks at various schools around the district. The presentations will allow GISD voters to ask questions about the bond proposal, which includes funding for new schools and a separate ballot proposition to pay for construction of a new swimming facility. Read more here.
2. Georgetown City Council votes on new budget, tax rate
City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on final approval for the city’s fiscal year 2018-19 budget and property tax rate. City staff have recommended a budget of more than $354 million and a tax rate of $0.42 per $100 valuation, which is unchanged from the rate set for the previous fiscal year. With rising property values, average homeowners in Georgetown could see about a 5 percent increase in their property tax bills next year. The council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 101 E. Seventh St., Georgetown.
3. Black Box Barbecue will open a full restaurant
Having operated out of a trailer at 201 E. Ninth St., Georgetown, since opening in spring 2017, barbecue pitmaster John Mueller is ready to transition his Black Box Barbecue into a full restaurant. Mueller anticipates the future location at 1008 S. Rock St., Georgetown, will open by the end of 2018 or in early 2019. The new spot will include a full bar and an expanded menu. Mueller runs Black Box with his fiance, Mitzi Gomez.
4. Greenhouse Craft Food opening restaurant on the Square
Greenhouse Craft Food is moving onto the Square this fall. The Round Rock-based burger, sandwich and soup restaurant will open its second location in late October or early November at 708 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, in the former home of The Hollow restaurant. Chef Todd Engel said the new location will carry some of the same menu items as Greenhouse Craft Food in Round Rock but will also have some of its own dishes.
5. ‘Women on Patrol’ reality show features county sheriff’s deputies
The Lifetime Cable Network reality TV show “Women on Patrol” will feature female law enforcement officers from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office during its second season, which premieres Monday. The show is a spinoff of A&E Network’s “Live PD,” which has also featured local deputies. Both programs follow law enforcement activity in a nearly live setting with a 10-25 minute airtime delay.