City buildings up for sale, election deadlines approach and 3 other things to know this week in Georgetown, Feb 11-17

Georgetown City Hall is one of three city-owned downtown buildings up for sale.

Georgetown City Hall is one of three city-owned downtown buildings up for sale.

Here are some news items to know this week in and around Georgetown.

1. Georgetown selling city-owned downtown buildings

City officials have put three buildings in downtown Georgetown up for sale as construction continues on the city's future municipal complex, known as Downtown West. The city is accepting offers from potential buyers for Georgetown’s City Hall at 113 E. Eighth St., the municipal court and City Council chambers at 101 E. Seventh St., and the Georgetown Visitors Center at 103 W. Seventh St.

All together, the buildings include more than 25,000 square feet of downtown commercial space zoned for mixed-use to allow for office, retail, restaurant, hotel or event facilities, according to the city. Proposals are due by 2 p.m. May 1.

2. Public hearing set for Williamson County affordable housing consideration

Williamson County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing Feb. 27 to discuss the need for a regional housing authority to provide affording living options for county residents. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 Main St. Georgetown. Williamson County is considering a formal partnership with the Texas Housing Foundation, a housing authority out of Marble Falls that operates affordable-housing properties in Georgetown, Round Rock and Liberty Hill.

3. Candidate filing wraps up for city, school board elections

The deadline to file for candidacy for Georgetown City Council districts 1 and 5 as well as Georgetown ISD places 6 and 7 is Friday. City candidate applications are available at Georgetown City Hall, 113 E. Eighth St., Georgetown, and applications must be filed with the city secretary’s office. GISD applications are due to the district's administration building at 603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown.

4. County prepares for March 6 primary, early voting

Less than a month remains until primary elections for a variety of federal, state and local races relevant to Georgetown and Williamson County, including contested Republican races for county judge and county treasurer. Statewide, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott, both Republicans, are up for re-election and facing primary challengers. Other statewide officials up for re-election include Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, all of whom are Republicans. Here's a rundown of everything Williamson County voters need to know before casting their primary ballots.

5. County-wide burn ban lifted

Rainy weather brought an end to a two-week-long burn ban in Williamson County. County Judge Dan Gattis officially lifted the ban last week. It had been in effect since Jan. 23, when commissioners voted unanimously to temporarily prohibit the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings.


Heidi's Bakery offers several baked goods such as bagels, Bundt and coffee cakes, scones and cookies. (Courtesy Heidi's Bakery)
Veteran-owned bakery offering bagels and Bundt cakes opens in Georgetown

Heidi's Bakery offers homemade baked goods, and orders may be made through social media.

Purple Sky Bookkeeping services Georgetown and the surrounding areas. (Courtesy Pixabay/Pexels)
Purple Sky Bookkeeping service now open in Georgetown

Purple Sky Bookkeeping offers various monthly bookkeeping services.

Mortgage purchase applications are down year over year, but the Austin housing market remains hot. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin housing market still hot but showing signs of slowing down

Experts say that a decrease in mortgage purchase applications points to “a reversion back to norm” in the Austin housing market.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

The Pit Stop Grooming opened in Georgetown on July 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Dog grooming shop now open in Georgetown

The Pit Stop Grooming serves dogs of all breeds and sizes.

Complaints over roofing scams general rise after storms, and the city of Georgetown is looking at how to help residents find reputable roofers. (Courtesy Sarris & MacKir Roofing and Construction)
Roofing scam complaints lead Georgetown officials to consider how to protect residents

Unofficial complaints from residents generally increase after storms such as the recent April hail storm, and leaders are looking at ways to protect residents.

The business serves Georgetown and surrounding areas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Lice-removal service now open in Georgetown

The mobile company offers professional head lice removal at clients' homes and sells products geared toward lice prevention and treatment.

WCCHD vaccination drive
Outside consultants to review programs, performance of Williamson County’s health district

The firm will review services and programs offered by the Williamson County and Cities Health District as well as the performance of different departments.

Back to school bash. (Courtesy Wolf Ranch Town Center)
Catch these 15 Georgetown events, activities happening in July and August

Plays, a back-to-school bash, live music and more are happening over the next month.

Travis County has been discussing the possibility of a new Samsung facility with Samsung since January. (Community Impact Staff)
Travis County begins incentives negotiations with Samsung for possible $17B facility

Samsung is hoping to finalize a performance agreement by mid-August, which would include information about how the potential facility would affect property taxes.

RadiateHope365 offers its services to Georgetown and surrounding areas. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Financial consulting service now open in Georgetown

The business provides financial coaching services to individuals in Christian ministry.

Poindexter (center) has 24 years of physical therapy experience and has a passion for helping people. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)
Physical therapy practice in Georgetown gets innovative with treatments

Just 20 minutes of using the ARP Wave laser treatment is equivalent to lifting heavy weights in the gym for an hour.