Election Day, GHS band heads to state and more: 5 things to know this week in Georgetown, Nov. 6-12

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Here are some events and news items to keep in mind this week in and around Georgetown.

1. Election Day is  Tuesday
Voters who did not cast ballots during the recent early voting session can head to polls Nov. 7. The city of Georgetown and Georgetown ISD have no races or referendums on the ballot during this election, but on the ballot are seven proposed amendments to the Texas constitution. Polling locations and additional information can be found on Williamson County’s website at www.wilco.org/departments/elections.    
Readers can follow results from across the Central Texas area on Tuesday night by visiting communityimpact.com/vote.

2. Williamson County lands Texas gold depository
The city of Leander will be home to the nation’s first state-administered gold storehouse following a Nov. 2 decision by Leander City Council to approve an economic development agreement with Lone Star Tangible Assets, the vendor hired by the Texas Comptroller’s office to build and operate the facility. The comptroller’s office said construction is expected to begin in early 2018 with completion anticipated in late 2018 or early 2019. The depository will initially provide nationwide services with international services to be offered in the future phases.

3. Georgetown High School band heads to state 
The GHS band is making its first appearance in the 5A state marching band competition since 2000, and a community send-off is scheduled for Tuesday. The Georgetown police and fire departments will escort the band members’ buses and trailer down Austin Avenue to I-35 as the band makes its way to the state competition in San Antonio. Community members who want to participate and give well-wishes are asked to line up along Austin Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. Buses will depart from GHS at 5 p.m., according to Georgetown ISD. The state competition takes place Wednesday.

4. Open house will share information on corridor transportation study
Williamson County hosts an open house Thursday to share information and collect public comments on the county’s Corridor C/Hwy. 29 Bypass study, which is one of several corridor studies that are part of the county’s long-range transportation plan. Thursday’s meeting is scheduled from 5-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at East View High School, 4490 E. University Ave. More information is available at www.wilco.org/corridorc.

5. City seeks volunteers for boards, commissions
Georgetown is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on city boards and commissions. Terms begin in March, and for most boards, last for two years. Applications must be received by Jan. 5. More information is available at www.georgetown.org/council-boards-agendas.

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Evan Marczynski is the Georgetown editor for Community Impact Newspaper, where he covers city government, local business and other news. Evan spent five years working for newspapers in the Pacific Northwest before joining Community Impact in August 2016. He is originally from Washington state.

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