See the top news stories from Georgetown in 2017

2017 was a bustling year for the fast-growing Georgetown area. See our top five stories that got the most web hits below for the year below.

1. See which businesses have signed leases at the future Randalls-anchored Oak Meadows Marketplace in Georgetown (published Nov. 29)
Cypress Equities, the Dallas-based developer behind the future Oak Meadows Marketplace at the intersection of Jim Hogg Road and Williams Drive, confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper in November that four tenants signed leases for retail space in the shopping center.


2. Williamson County Sons of Confederate Veterans chapter to stand on Georgetown Square daily through April (published April 19)
The Williamson County Grays, a chapter of the national organization Sons of Confederate Veterans, shared its intention to post outside of the county courthouse each day in the month of April to meet with area residents interested in learning more about Confederate history. April marks Confederate History and Heritage Month by state resolution. The announcement was met with controversy, particularly surrounding the Confederate monument on the grounds of the Williamson County Courthouse.


3. Georgetown City Council gives green light to roadway segment that will help connect Hwy. 29, I-35 (published July 25)
In July, Georgetown City Council has approved a $5.6 million construction contract to help build a new segment of a roadway that will eventually connect Hwy. 29 with I-35 near the south edge of the city. Along with an additional segment that will be built with funding from Williamson County, the project will extend the Southwest Bypass to eventually create a new route to I-35 from both Hwy. 29 and Leander Road, according to city documents. Once completed, the bypass will also connect to S.E. Inner Loop and allow drivers to reach SH 130 via Sam Houston Avenue.


4. 7 things to know from Tuesday’s jam-packed Georgetown ISD meeting (published Feb. 21)
Georgetown ISD trustees had a lot on their plate during the February school board meeting, which covered a community-based accountability system, the new Wagner Middle School, high school schedule changes and approving new attendance zones.


5. Randalls to break ground on Georgetown’s Williams Drive this March (Feb. 23)
In February, Community Impact Newspaper shared the news that construction on the new grocery store would break ground in March.


 Busy Nurse's Station In Modern Hospital
Williamson County seeking input on community health needs

The Williamson County and Cities Health District is holding two focus group sessions through September with the goal of collecting public feedback on community health needs throughout the county.

DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

Georgetown Police officer Michelle Gattey (Courtesy Photo)
Georgetown police officer Michelle Gattey succumbs to COVID-19

Georgetown Police loses one of its own to COVID-19

Jorge and Aracely Alcocer, center, opened the Georgetown location of Fuego Latino Gastropub in 2020 with the help of their two sons and daughter. (Courtesy Fuego Latino Gastropub)
Fuego Latino Gastropub

Fuego Latino settles in to Georgetown digs

Chris Connealy serves as the senior director of Emergency Services for Williamson County, a position he has held since 2018. (Courtesy photo)
Connealy awarded Georgetown Chamber Cornerstone award for Public Safety

Chamber honors Connealy with Public Safety award

The Red Poppy Lot is an appealing choice for many because of its proximity to Georgetown's Town Square and nearby county offices. Eddie Harbour/Community Impact Newspapers
City turns focus to parking in downtown Georgetown

Georgetown looks to alleviate parking woes with garage

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Early voting dates, polling locations approved for Williamson County

Early voting for the upcoming election will take place Oct. 18-Oct. 29.

Kevin Stofle was first appointed the Constable for Williamson County Precinct 3 in 2013. (Courtesy Photo)
Williamson County mourns death of Precinct 3 Constable Kevin Stofle

Precinct 3 Constable Kevin Stofle served more than 33 years in law enforcement

How to watch, support Austin musicians on HAAM Day 2021

HAAM Day returns with more than 100 performances featuring local musicians scheduled throughout Sept. 14. Read here to see where to watch all of the sets.