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Safety improved with $2.5 million County Road 176 project in Georgetown

Drivers can now count on an improved line of sight as they travel on CR 176 toward RM 2243.


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How St. David’s Georgetown Hospital is managing an uptick in COVID-19 patients

St. David's Georgetown Hospital is preparing for an "imminent surge" in the city.


More than 20,000 early voting ballots cast in Williamson County primary runoff election

Check out where you can vote on election day with our interactive map.



Georgetown ISD parents split on sending children to school or keeping them home, district survey says

The district previously said it will offer in-person and distance learning options as a result of the survey.



Cedar Park police chief moves to Burnet, driver's license offices reopen: Most popular news this week from Central Texas

Read the most popular Central Texas news from the past week on Community Impact Newspaper's website.


37 new cases of coronavirus, 1 death confirmed in Williamson County on July 10

Currently, 103 patients are hospitalized, 32 are in intensive care and 16 are on a ventilator.



Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus near southwest Williamson County Regional Park

There have been no reported human cases of West Nile Virus in Williamson County since 2017.


Williamson County sees 844 new coronavirus cases this week

Between July 4 and July 10, Williamson County also reported 9 additional deaths.


Education organizations call for STAAR requirements to be waived another year

Gov. Greg Abbott waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, testing requirements in March of earlier this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid development and distribution of a vaccine worldwide and successful achievement of herd immunity will be key players in determining the lifespan of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. David Corry, a professor of Medicine in the Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology Section at Baylor College of Medicine.



State announces partnership for increased COVID-19 testing for patients, staff at assisted-living facilities, nursing homes

These test sites will help the state work toward the goal of processing up to 100,000 tests in the first month.


National marathon training organization launches Georgetown chapter, invites all fitness levels to join

There are also educational seminars on important training; nutritional and racing information; informative newsletters; and social group events, such as after-training breakfasts, happy hours and more.


New nonprofit provides permanent homes for senior dogs

Living Grace Canine Ranch also plans to start a foster program by the fall.


175 cases of coronavirus, 2 deaths confirmed in Williamson County on July 9

The Williamosn County and Cities Health District reported 23% of hospital beds and 9% of ICU beds are available.



MAP: Governor expands restrictions on elective surgeries to more than 100 Texas counties

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expanded the restrictions that initially required only hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties to postpone all non-medically necessary surgeries and procedures that are unrelated to COVID-19.


Reported coronavirus cases jump nearly 400% over past month in Williamson County

Coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations also saw the largest increase in the past 30 days.


New 17,000-square-foot medical office complex planned for Georgetown

Practice Real Estate Group Development’s newest medical office project is planned for University Boulevard in Georgetown.


UIL releases guidelines for conducting summer activities during COVID-19 pandemic

The University Interscholastic League released udpated guidelines for schools conducting summer activities such as sports training and marching band practices on July 8.



Float the San Gabriel River or Lake Georgetown with new kayak rental business

“We feel like there are parts of this town people who have lived here their entire lives have never seen,” Jonny Reach said.


Williamson County reports 124 additional coronavirus cases, 2 deaths July 8

Currently, 109 patients are hospitalized, and 32 are in intensive care, per the report.



DATA: More than 13,500 jobs retained in Georgetown due to first round of federal PPP loans

The SBA released the data July 6 after it was sued by 11 media organizations over its initial refusal to release detailed loan information.




2020 census: Bureau prepares nonresponse follow-up field operations

For individuals who have not responded to the 2020 census, one of about 500,000 census takers will visit the their household between Aug. 11-Oct. 31.