6:22 PM Oct 2, 2019 CDT

City of Georgetown seeking input on new downtown parking garage

The city of Georgetown is seeking resident input on a new public downtown Georgetown parking garage, according to a news release.


Lamppost Coffee now open on Georgetown Square

Lamppost Coffee opened a brick-and-mortar on the Georgetown Square on Sept. 28. The business offers espresso, …


Baylor Scott & White to host drive-thru flu clinic in Georgetown on Oct. 19

To help combat flu season, Baylor Scott & White Health will host a series of drive-thru flu clinics, including one in Georgetown.



25 overdose deaths prevented by Round Rock Opioid Emergency Response Pilot Project, data shows

Since the Opioid Emergency Response Pilot Project began in the city of Round Rock in 2018, approximately 25 lives have been saved, said Annie Burwell, director of the Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team.


Williamson County and Cities Health District to host public hearings on swimming pool program

The Williamson County and Cities Health District is seeking public input on a proposed order to implement a regulatory program requiring permitting and inspection for all public and semi-public swimming pools, spas and interactive water features, according to a news release.


Sip 'n' Stain Georgetown under new ownership

Sip 'n' Stain Georgetown will be under new ownership beginning Oct. 12. The business will be taken over by …


Trendmaker homes now selling homes in Rancho Sienna development in Georgetown

Trendmaker homes celebrated its grand opening in the Rancho Sienna development Sept. 14. Rancho Sienna is a 500-acre master-planned community that will offer three- to five-bedroom homes with eight different floor plans. Home prices will start from the high $290s. The development is located at 305 Rancho Sienna Loop, Georgetown. 512-256-6688. https://trendmakerhomes.com/community/rancho-sienna/



Georgetown High School Wind Symphony receives national honor

The Georgetown High School Wind Symphony was named a Commended Winner in the 2019 Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project in September, according to a Sept. 27 news release.


Williamson County Sheriff's Office releases new app to bolster communication with department

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office released a new mobile app geared toward improving community policing efforts and providing an additional resource to residents, according to a Sept. 27 news release.


Williamson County Commissioners name 2020 Census committee members

Commissioners named 13 members of the Williamson County Complete County Committee for the 2020 Census on Sept. 24.


Parco Home Center in Georgetown now Keith Ace Hardware, will close for remodel

Keith Ace Hardware purchased and rebranded Parco Home Center on Sept. 1. The business is currently in …



City of Georgetown seeks feedback on bicycle master plan draft

An initial draft of a Bicycle Master Plan for Georgetown was presented to Georgetown City Council during a workshop session Sept. 24.



Williamson County Sheriffs, ICE program have detained over 400 undocumented individuals

Nearly 11,000 inmates have been booked into Williamson County jail since Oct. 1, 2018. In that time, 402 immigration status detainers were issued by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, county data shows.


Georgetown City Council adopts $437.9 million budget, maintains tax rate

Georgetown City Council unanimously adopted a $437.9 million budget for fiscal year 2019-20 during its Sept. 24 meeting.



Travis County commissioners approve pilot to provide medical examiner services to Williamson County

Travis County commissioners voted unanimously Sept. 24 to approve a pilot program in which the Travis County medical examiner’s office will provide investigative services in Precinct 2 of Williamson County.


New law could change citizen comment procedures at some government meetings in Texas

In September, a bill passed by the 86th Texas Legislature went into effect allowing each member of the public who wants to address a governmental body to provide comment at an open meeting before or during consideration of that item.


Three Georgetown projects, businesses selected as finalists in state awards

Two city of Georgetown initiatives and one Georgetown business were named finalists in the achievement categories for the Texas Downtown Association’s 2019 President’s Awards Program, according to a Sept. 23 news release.


EDUCATION FOCUS: Take a look at Georgetown ISD's district map

Here is a look at Georgetown ISD's district map for the 2019-20 school year.



County, city join lawsuit conserving Georgetown salamander species habitat

As the Georgetown salamander remains a threatened species, local government is intervening in a national lawsuit that looks to bring attention to recent area research.


Georgetown ISD celebrates grand opening of new cosmetology lab

Georgetown ISD celebrated the opening of its cosmetology lab Sept. 19.


Sonterra development ranked 9th top-selling subdivision in the country

The Sonterra development, just north of Georgetown in Jarrell, was ranked the No. 9 top-selling subdivision in the United States by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors.