Wolf Crossing, election deadlines and 3 other things to know in Georgetown, Oct. 7-13

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Here are some things to know this week in Georgetown.

1. Wolf Crossing underway at I-35 and Hwy. 29

Wolf Crossing, a retail development that will eventually include 250,000 square feet of commercial space, broke ground last week. The development is located southeast of I-35 and Hwy. 29, across the freeway from the Wolf Ranch Town Center. Project backers CSW Development and JLL have announced a number of planned tenants, including a Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott hotel, an Aldi grocery store and an Austin Regional Clinic location.

2. Election registration deadline is Oct. 9

Tuesday is the deadline for voter registration ahead of the Nov. 6 general election. More information on how to register can be found at the Williamson County Elections Department website here. Early voting for the Nov. 6 election will run from Oct. 22-Nov. 2. The last day to apply to receive and cast a ballot by mail, for those who are able to do so, is Oct. 26. Starting Tuesday, readers will also be able to find local election coverage at communityimpact.com/vote.

3. Editing error requires reissue of mailed ballots

Williamson County elections officials said last week that they will reissue about 8,000 ballots-by-mail that went out without listing Libertarian candidate William Brian Strange III under the Presiding Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals race. Officials blamed an editing error for the oversight. Elections Administrator Christopher Davis said in a news release that county officials regret the mistake and are working to fix the situation, adding that anyone who has received a ballot-by-mail should wait until new ballots are issued prior to voting.

4. New city food-truck policy scheduled for final vote

Georgetown City Council is set for a final vote Tuesday on a new series of policies that will govern operators of food trucks and other mobile food vendors. City staff has worked since fall 2017 to update the policies, which will include three new permitting categories that take into account whether a vendor operates out of a permanent or temporary location. Council members voted unanimously Sept. 25 to approve an initial reading of an ordinance to adopt the new policies.

5. Baylor Scott & White Health involved in major medical merger

Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System have agreed to a merger that will create a consolidated health system serving more than 30 Texas counties in the Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. Baylor Scott & White Health operates three primary care clinics in Georgetown. Leaders from both health systems spoke with Community Impact Newspaper last week on how the merger moves forward. Read more here.

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Evan Marczynski
Evan Marczynski is editor of the Georgetown edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He joined Community Impact in 2016 as a reporter in Northwest Austin and previously covered Austin-area health care and Round Rock ISD. Evan is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Washington University in 2012 and worked as a newspaper reporter until he moved to Texas.
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