Recent Highlights

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9/11 Memorial Stair Climb


Georgetown firefighters and police officers participated in a memorial stair climb Sept. 11 as a tribute to the first responders who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. 


During the event, held at the Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex, 2211 N. Austin Ave., participants climbed the equivalent of 110 stories—the height of the World Trade Center towers in New York City, according to a city news release.



The Art and Soul of Africa Rising fundraiser


Georgetown residents and individuals from throughout Texas gathered Sept. 19 at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Event Center to raise funds for the Fuankem Lekeanyi Memorial Medical Center in Cameroon.


Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem, a physician with Baylor Scott & White Health, founded the clinic in 2009 to provide residents of his native village with medical services, including emergency care, prenatal care, surgical services, infectious disease treatment, nutritional services and health education.


The event featured live music, an African dinner, and a live and silent auction. Visit www.flmmc.org for more information.



Good for Texas tour


Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar made a stop in Georgetown on Sept. 10 as part of his Good for Texas tour, a 27-city tour meeting with local officials and citizens to talk about the state’s economy and its future.


Hegar’s talk included a regional economic snapshot that outlined population and job growth as well as other economic indicators.


The Capital Region, which includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties, is one of 12 economic regions in the state.


Hegar said he expects the region’s and the state’s economies to continue to grow in part because of its diversification. However, he did say he expects it to grow more moderately in the future.



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The city of Georgetown has organized tree limb cleanup services for residents. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Limb pickup is available for those who reside within city limits.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

Homes are expected to continue to sell at record rates in Georgetown, Williamson County and the five-county metropolitan statistical area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See Georgetown real estate trends for January

Homes are expected to continue to sell at record rates in Georgetown, Williamson County and the five-county metropolitan statistical area.

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B to open in Oak Hill in Aug.; comedy club coming to The Domain and more news from February

Read business and community news from the past month from Central Texas.

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

New restaurant District Six coming to the Georgetown Square. (Courtesy District Six)
New restaurant District Six coming to Georgetown Square

The restaurant plans to open March 5.

Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is everything you need to know about Williamson County’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

Here is a breakdown of what happened, how decisions were made and how vaccine distribution is moving forward in Williamson County.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

If approved, the bill would also establish goals for emissions reductions by 2030, 2040 and 2050. (Courtesy James Talarico)
After Winter Storm Uri, Rep. James Talarico files climate action plan in Texas House

The Texas Climate Action Act would require the development of a climate action plan to help alleviate future climate-related disasters and establish goals for reducing emissions for 2030, 2040 and 2050.

Georgetown ISD sees an improved dropout rate and a higher graduation rate in a state report. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD sees improved dropout rate, higher graduation rate in state report

The full report can be viewed online on the TEA website or via a print copy at each campus and the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning building.