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Task force considers changes in foster care

Task force considers changes in foster care

Amid growing concern for the state’s foster care system, a task force in Williamson County is considering improvements that can be made on a local level.

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Children's advocacy center names new executive director

The Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center board of directors appointed B. Scott Finnell as the organization's new executive director, according to a Nov. 24 announcement. He is expected to begin at the center Dec. 22. more »

Nov 25, 2014 10:43 AM Georgetown

Georgetown ISD fills leadership positions

Georgetown ISD filled four leadership positions during the past two board of trustee meetings to help implement its strategic plan. more »

Nov 21, 2014 11:35 AM Georgetown

Updated: Barnett resigns as county elections administrator

Former Williamson County Elections Administrator Jason Barnett resigned effective Nov. 13. On Nov. 18 members of the Williamson County Election Commission named Kay Eastes as interim elections administrator. more »

Nov 17, 2014 1:24 PM Georgetown

Council requests traffic study for garden home development

City Council directed staff to have Spicewood Development complete a full traffic impact analysis, or TIA, to determine on- and off-site improvements resulting from the company’s proposed garden home development. more »

Nov 14, 2014 4:58 PM Georgetown 3 Comments

Georgetown to pay nearly $200,000 to former city manager

City of Georgetown officials released the separation agreement with former City Manager Paul Brandenburg on Nov. 11. The agreement was approved by City Council with a unanimous vote at a special meeting Nov. 3. more »

Nov 13, 2014 11:06 AM Georgetown

Retired Army Sgt. Christopher Powell was given a new mortgage-free home through PulteGroup's Build to Honor program during the Sun City Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11.

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PulteGroup gives veteran new home for Veterans Day

Retired Army Sgt. Christopher Powell was one of many gathered Nov. 11 to help celebrated Veterans Day at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Sun City; however, he did not know he was going to be a part of the event. more »

Nov 12, 2014 5:03 PM Georgetown

Ryan Ziehe, Spicewood Development vice president of land development, said the proposed Gardens at Verde Vista neighborhood will be similar to the company’s development in Teravista in Round Rock.

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Council to determine fate of Verde Vista connection

Plans for a proposed 34-acre garden home development in northwest Georgetown have stalled because of a disagreement between developers and the city. more »

Nov 12, 2014 5:04 AM Georgetown

Georgetown City Council approves separation agreement with city manager

Georgetown City Council unanimously approved a separation agreement with City Manager Paul Brandenburg at a special meeting Nov. 3. more »

Nov 3, 2014 8:49 PM Georgetown 1 Comments

U.S. Fish and Wildlife to develop salamander protection regulations

City Council approved a resolution Oct. 28 to move forward with putting water quality regulations approved in an ordinance by the council in December 2013 in the city’s unified development code. more »

Nov 12, 2014 5:03 AM Georgetown 1 Comments

Council approves 3 new boards and commissions, updates requirements

Georgetown City Council approved the creation of three new city advisory boards and updated membership and qualification requirements for several existing boards at its meeting Oct. 28. more »

Nov 12, 2014 5:03 AM Georgetown

Chisholm Trail SUD water customers transferred to Georgetown’s utility

The Texas Public Utility Commission postponed a court hearing Oct. 27 regarding the city’s consolidation agreement with the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District to determine policies and procedures for the transfer of the SUD’s service area. more »

Nov 12, 2014 5:03 AM Georgetown

Bicycle donations needed for children of US soldiers

Pflugerville-based nonprofit Celebration of Love is seeking bicycle and monetary donations to provide holiday gifts for families of U.S. soldiers more »

Nov 3, 2014 1:24 PM Northwest Austin

City Council to host special meeting to discuss city manager position

Georgetown City Council will hold a special meeting Nov. 3 to discuss personnel issues related to the city manager, Mayor Dale Ross said. more »

Oct 31, 2014 3:20 PM Georgetown

Williamson County, DPS move forward with crime testing agreement

Williamson County commissioners approved an agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety to speed up felony and misdemeanor controlled substance and blood alcohol evidence testing. more »

Oct 30, 2014 3:42 PM Georgetown

Georgetown City Council postpones creation of transportation zone

City Council voted Oct. 28 to postpone approval of an interlocal agreement for the Lone Star Rail District's proposed passenger rail system and the creation of a transportation infrastructure zone, or TIZ. more »

Oct 29, 2014 3:35 PM Georgetown 1 Comments

Judge retires after 37 years of service

Williamson County commissioners bid farewell to 26th District Court Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield at their regular meeting Oct. 21. more »

Oct 22, 2014 10:39 AM Georgetown 1 Comments

Council defers West Majestic Oak Lane emergency gate decision

Georgetown City Council voted to defer making a decision at its Oct. 14 meeting to install an emergency gate on West Majestic Oak Lane between Sun City and the Woodland Park neighborhood. more »

Oct 15, 2014 5:06 PM Georgetown

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 1:56 PM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Williamson County may see faster evidence testing

Williamson County commissioners are working out the details for an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety to speed up felony and misdemeanor controlled substance and blood alcohol evidence testing. more »

Oct 8, 2014 4:16 PM Georgetown

Voters to decide fate of city’s quarter-cent sales tax for street maintenance

With 635 lane miles of streets within the Georgetown city limits to maintain, the city relies upon a dedicated quarter-cent sales tax to help fund street maintenance. more »

Oct 8, 2014 5:05 AM Georgetown

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Waiter With Wheels

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Boot Campaign

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The Pit BBQ

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