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Georgetown's proposed 2020-21 budget lowers property tax rate, focuses on maintaining services as pandemic continues

The proposed budget includes funding for about 15 new positions, including staff for Fire Station Number 7 and two police officers.


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Prima Dora shop, new coffeehouse now open, plus more Georgetown business news

Wish Well House is a wedding and event venue slated to open in 2021 at 511 S. Main St., Georgetown.






Despite coronavirus-related restrictions, Assistance League of Georgetown Area keeps providing for those in need

Last year the Assistance League provided 2,260 Georgetown-area students with new school clothing and shoes through its Operation School Bell program, which will need to look different this year.




Williamson County sees big drop in daily reported coronavirus cases Aug. 5

The county did report three additional coronavirus-related deaths.


State legislators seek removal of Confederate monuments at Texas Capitol

The decision may ultimately lie with Gov. Greg Abbott and the rest of the State Preservation Board, which last year authorized the removal of a plaque in the Capitol that said slavery was not an underlying cause of the Confederate rebellion.


DATA: Georgetown unemployment claims dips back down as the coronavirus pandemic continues

Unemployment continues to volley in Georgetown. Take a look.


Williamson County confirms 98 new COVID-19 cases Aug. 4

The county reported no additional deaths.




Williamson County commissioners accept $390.37 million recommended budget for FY 2020-21

The Commissioners Court also voted to set a maximum total tax rate of $0.458719 per $100 valuation, which is the current tax rate.


Whataburger to celebrate 70th anniversary, unveil food truck, expand into 3 states

Nine more new Whataburger locations are planned by year's end, and 35 new restaurants are proposed for 2021.


U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.



Wolf Lakes Village now scheduled to break ground in March 2021

Developers said they expect Ascension Seton’s medical office building to be the first project to break ground at Wolf Lakes Village.


Business updates from Cedar Park, Leander; Fat City pop-up to open in Austin: News from Central Texas

Read the most recent business and community news from the Austin area.


Georgetown ISD schools release individual campus plans for return of 2020-21 school year

See how your school plans to open when in-person classes begin.


See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County in July

The total number of reported COVID-19 cases more than doubled in Williamson County in the month of July, according to Williamson County and Cities Health District data.



OVER THE WEEKEND: Williamson County reports 117 additional coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

Of the total cases reported, 5,207 have recovered, and there an estimated 545 active cases.


Report: With boost in e-commerce, Texas sales tax receipts increased 4.3% in July

The loss of extra unemployment support could send numbers back down, however.


Texas State Teachers Association demands TEA prohibit in-person classes until Sept. 8

The statement was released after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton earlier this week said that local districts have the sole authority to close schools due to the ongoing pandemic.





Williamson County confirms 99 new COVID-19 cases July 31; Round Rock total surpasses 2,000

The WCCHD also reported 23% of hospital beds, 19% of ICU beds and 74% of ventilators are available.