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Southwestern University kicks off latest round of campus upgrade

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Southwestern University kicks off latest round of campus upgrades

One in five students who attends Southwestern University pursues a bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences, a statistic that officials say has driven upcoming renovations to the campus.

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City Council approves first reading of $231 million budget for 2014–15

The 2014–15 fiscal year budget, which is 1.8 percent larger than the previous year’s budget, includes the city’s $51.9 million general operating budget. City Council approved the first reading of the city’s total $231 million budget Aug. 26. more »

Aug 29, 2014 Georgetown

WilCo Commissioners Court adopts budget

On Aug. 26 the Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $243 million budget, which includes both salary increases and additional personnel. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Georgetown

Georgetown ISD begins design work for fourth middle school campus

On Aug. 18 the GISD board of trustees approved a contract with Huckabee & Associates to develop a design for a proposed fourth middle school, which could be built as soon as fall 2016. more »

Aug 21, 2014 Georgetown (3 Comments)

Georgetown ISD begins class Aug. 25 with new superintendent

The first day of school for Georgetown ISD is Aug. 25, and this school year brings a few changes including a new superintendent and changes to the grading policy. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Georgetown

Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center board selects interim executive director

Kelly Tourere Forister was appointed the interim executive director for the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center on Aug. 7 after Brenda Staples resigned from the position. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Georgetown

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has doubled up kennel occupants to make room for incoming animals.

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Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter expansion moves forward

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is making way on a potential expansion. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Georgetown

Deterioration and age have resulted in vehicle weight limits being placed on the Austin Avenue bridges in Georgetown.

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Austin Avenue bridges facing fight against the clock

Since May vehicles weighing more than 48,000 pounds have been prohibited from driving across both Austin Avenue bridges spanning the San Gabriel River just north of downtown. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Georgetown (1 Comments)

City Council sets maximum property tax rate at $0.435 per $100 valuation

On July 22, Georgetown City Council unanimously set the maximum property tax rate for the 2014–15 fiscal year budget at $0.435 per $100 of valuation. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Georgetown

The Baylor Scott & White Health Clinic–Georgetown Central replaces the clinic previously located on University Avenue.

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New health clinic opens

Scott & White Healthcare, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, opened its new Georgetown Central Clinic on July 28. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Georgetown

Jennifer Erdman, a research associate with Molecular Templates, is one of many biotechnology employees working at companies based at the Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center.

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TLCC seeks to add high-wage jobs by recruitment of S. Korean companies

Since becoming executive director of the Georgetown-based Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center, Michael Douglas has been seeking ways to bring high-wage jobs to Georgetown by recruiting biotechnology companies from throughout the nation. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Georgetown

Williamson County accepts preliminary proposed Budget

Commissioners approved a preliminary proposed 2014–15 budget Aug. 5 that is larger than the 2013–14 budget and includes significant cost increases to hire additional personnel. more »

Aug 11, 2014 Georgetown

Mundhenk named CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care

Rhonda Mundhenk has been named the permanent replacement for Pete Perialas as CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care, the health care provider announced July 24. more »

Jul 24, 2014 Georgetown

Georgetown City Council begins budget discussions

Georgetown City Council held two workshop meetings July 14 and 15 to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2014–15 budget. Council members discussed possible changes and budget policy during those meetings. A third budget workshop will be July 22. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Georgetown (1 Comments)

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Analysis: Red Poppy Festival economic impact more than $2.5 million

In June, Georgetown city staff received the results of an economic impact analysis on the 2014 Red Poppy Festival, which estimate 45,000 people attended the event, including more than 23,000 out-of-town visitors who spent more than $2.5 million. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Georgetown

The new Baylor Scott & White Health Clinic—Georgetown Central, which opens July 28, features two treatment rooms that will be used for minor procedures under local anesthetic such as vasectomies as well as to treat skin cancers, minor fractures and lacerations.

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Scott & White Healthcare's Georgetown Central Clinic to open July 28

Scott & White Healthcare will open its new Georgetown Central Clinic, located at 1507 Rivery Blvd., with 18 exam rooms and two treatment rooms as well as on-site X-ray and laboratory services. more »

Jul 14, 2014 Georgetown

The Friendly Will Baptist Church demolition led City Council to approve a review of city processes and codes related to historic properties, said City Councilman John Hesser.

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City staff begins re-evaluation of historic commission’s processes

When the Friendly Will Baptist Church congregation sought to demolish its aging church structure and construct a larger building on the same site, they thought all it would take was a permit from the city. However, prior to beginning the demolition p more »

Jul 9, 2014 Georgetown

Williamson County commissioners voted June 24 to reallocate $100,000 in grant funding to Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County to purchase lots in Georgetown for future homesites.

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WilCo prioritizes affordable housing

Williamson County commissioners voted June 3 to make access to affordable housing a high priority, a step which allows organizations such as Habitat for Humanity to receive funding from the county’s Community Development Block Grant. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Georgetown

Outdoor kennels at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter were built after the facility was opened in 2007 to help deal with overcrowding, Services Director Cheryl Schneider said.

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Leaders weighing shelter expansion

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is working to find a solution to its biggest problem—limited space—which employees agree is long overdue, Services Director Cheryl Schneider said. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Georgetown

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