Georgetown

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GISD swears in new trustees at monthly meeting

Elizabeth McFarland, Cody Hirt and James Scherer were sworn in May 16.


Ahead of summer, regulators stress confidence in Texas power grid to meet record demand forecast

Regulators provided an update on grid operations following a weekend notice asking Texans to conserve their power usage.


GISD Education Foundation awards more than $34,000 in collaborative grants

Student programs such as STEM engineering and a book club will be funded by grant money from the GISD Education Foundation.



Williamson County increases property tax exemptions for homeowners, age 65-plus and disabled residents

Commissioners court increased the existing tax exemption for residents age 65 and older as well as residents with a disability to $125,000, and the general homestead property exemption was increased to 5% of assessed value or a minimum of $5,000.


Georgetown ISD Education Foundation receives $450K donation

The Georgetown ISD Education Foundation received the largest donation it has ever seen in its seven-year history.


10 latest commercial permits filed in Georgetown, including new multifamily communities

See plans for new office space, condominiums and an addition to the South Main Arts District.


GUIDE: Here are 20 senior living facilities serving Georgetown residents

As the number of senior adults nationwide and in the Georgetown area continues to grow, so does the demand for residential options.



St. David's Georgetown Hospital earns recognition from Leapfrog Group

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital earned an A rating from the Leapfrog Group.


Georgetown accepting Strategic Partnership applications until June 8

Local nonprofits have until June 8 to apply for Strategic Partnership funding with the city of Georgetown.


Goodfolks brings Southern hospitality, staples to Georgetown’s historic Square

Goodfolks, which opened in October 2021, is a Southern-inspired eatery that prides itself on excellent food, service and style.


TO-DO LIST: 9 events for Georgetown residents to enjoy May 13-June 10

With summer temperatures upon us, here are a variety of events for Georgetown residents to enjoy this coming month.



St. David's HealthCare hospitals earn 'A' safety rating for spring 2022

Austin-area St. David's HealthCare facilities are being nationally recognized for receiving "A" ratings for the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Safety Ratings.


Coreena’s Bridal Boutique in Georgetown helps brides say their '2ndYes' to a dream wedding dress

Coreena Ferrata helped friends and family design their wedding dresses before opening her first boutique in 2018.


Georgetown looking for lifeguards for summer

The city of Georgetown needs up to 60 lifeguards in order to fully operate public pool services this summer.


Georgetown breaks ground on South Lake Water Plant

The South Lake Water Plant will include a treatment facility, process labs and administrative offices.



Capital Metro President/CEO Randy Clarke to leave for new position in Washington, D.C.

Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke announced May 10 that he accepted a position as general manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, D.C.


Construction of industrial projects continues to skyrocket in Georgetown

Georgetown Director of Economic Development Michaela Dollar said the city has close to 6.5 million square feet of industrial or flex space under construction.


SBA disaster loans available to Williamson County residents, businesses following March 21 tornadoes

The deadline to apply for the low-interest, economic injury loans is Feb. 6, 2023.


Ben Stewart surpasses write-in candidate in Georgetown City Council election

Though Ben Stewart is the only official candidate on the ballot for Georgetown City Council District 7, write-in candidate Jaquita Wilson-Kirby has received a few early votes.



Races called: Scherer, McFarland and Hirt elected to Georgetown ISD school board

The candidates with the most votes secured the board seats up for election.


CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Investment firm buys The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano; Missouri City City Council fires city manager with cause and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of May 5.


VOTER GUIDE: Early-voting turnout in Williamson County tops 7% in May 7 election

Here is what you need to know before heading to the polls on May 7.