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MAP: Texans may face entry restrictions and mandatory quarantines while traveling in U.S., abroad

Texans face new travel restrictions in several states across the U.S. Read here to see which states and countries require documentation or quarantine for visiting Texans.


Gov. Greg Abbott closes bars, whittles back restaurant capacity as coronavirus cases climb in Texas

New orders from the governor close bars as of 12 p.m. June 26 and direct restaurants to limit dine-in areas to 50% capacity starting June 29.


Texas Tribune: Texas’ Hispanic population grew by 2 million in the past decade, on pace to be largest share of state by 2021

Texas’ Hispanic population has grown by more than 2 million since 2010, according to new population estimates released June 25 by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the state's demographer now predicts that Hispanics will be the state's largest population group by mid-2021.



Football, band and other Georgetown ISD student activities navigate summer training for still unknown fall season

High school student-athletes, still reeling from a semester of sudden changes, carry on even as they are unsure what may happen in the fall.



88 additional cases of coronavirus reported in Williamson County on June 25

All major cities in Williamson County are now reporting more than at least 100 cases.




WilCo health officials warn of COVID-19 hospitalization spikes as infection rates climb

As of June 24, active cases of COVID-19 now outnumber recovered cases in Williamson County.


Cities, emergency service districts in Williamson County next up to receive funding from CARES Act

Williamson County received about $93 million in CARES Act funding in April.


Texas’ coronavirus positivity rate exceeds 'warning flag' level Abbott set as businesses reopened

FROM THE TEXAS TRIBUNE: In early May, Gov. Greg Abbott pointed to the positivity rate—a ratio of positive COVID-19 tests to all tests—and said anything over 10% was cause for alarm. As of June 25, Texas has exceeded that mark for the first time since April.


Gov. Abbott pauses reopening phases due to recent surge of COVID-19 cases

Abbott urged Texans to continue wearing a mask, washing their hands and practicing social distancing.



Governor suspends elective surgeries in 4 counties to ensure hospital availability

The four counties included in the order are Bexar, Dallas, Harris and Travis counties.


As Fourth of July approaches and coronavirus numbers spike, local officials, medical experts plead with Texans to be safe

"In Texas as a whole, what we’re seeing right now is we are in the highest-risk phase of the pandemic we’ve ever been in," said Dr. Spencer Fox, the associate director of The University of Texas COVID-19 modeling consortium.


Marisol's Mexican Grill coming soon to Georgetown

The business will replace Bella Sera Italian Restaurant.


Term limits, vacancies for Georgetown City Council to be analyzed in charter review

The last time the city charter was reviewed was in 2012.



Confederate statue discussed by council and more: Business, community updates from Central Texas

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Williamson County sees largest daily increase with 116 additional cases of coronavirus

Nearly all major cities in Williamson County are reporting over 100 confirmed cases.


Texas agency to distribute free masks to those tested for coronavirus at state-run locations

Texans who receive a coronavirus tests at a state-run mobile testing site will now be provided four free surgical masks.


Georgetown ISD awaiting community feedback before making 2020-21 school year decisions

The Texas Education Agency released some guidelines this week.



Texas teachers union: Teachers need spot at the table when developing plans for next school year

"I'm just reiterating as clearly as I possibly can that this is going to take money, collaboration and following the science if we are going to be able to open schools in-person safely for our kids,” said Randi Weingarten, the president of American Federation of Teachers.


Face coverings: How they work and common misconceptions

An infectious disease expert weighs in on the science behind how face coverings work and tips to keep in mind while wearing them.


Georgetown City Council sets trigger point for mask mandate

While most council members said they believe it is up to businesses to regulate mask use, they agreed that if coronavirus case numbers rise too high, the city will step in.


Splash pads open June 25 in Georgetown

The city announced June 23 it plans to open its splash pads this week.