Voters to decide fate of
$105 million road bond

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Voters to decide fate of $105 million road bond

Georgetown voters can head to the polls May 9 to decide the fate of a $105 million road bond package intended to reduce congestion throughout the city and improve accessibility.

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Portion of I-35 main lanes in Georgetown to close overnight April 19

Construction work on the southbound to northbound turnaround bridge at Leander Road and I-35 will reduce traffic on the I-35 main lanes from three lanes to one lane from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on April 19. more »

Apr 17, 2015 4:01 PM Georgetown

West Majestic Oak Lane connection to Sun City could be closed in July

A plan approved by Georgetown City Council would temporarily close the connection once Rocky Hollow Creek Drive is opened to traffic, which is anticipated by developers to be connected to CR 245 by the end of July. more »

Apr 17, 2015 10:56 AM Georgetown 2 Comments

Georgetown City Council approves pay increase for council members, mayor

The council approved increasing the council compensation to $800 a month and the mayor’s compensation to $1,100 a month at its April 14 meeting. more »

Apr 15, 2015 1:55 PM Georgetown 2 Comments

The Bass Pro Shop and Outdoor World crew are preparing for the store's June opening.

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Bass Pro Shop moves closer to June opening

The Bass Pro Shop and Outdoor World in north Round Rock is headed toward its June opening and company officials are working to get every fish, mural, and synthetic blade of grass in order before the public walks through the doors. more »

Apr 8, 2015 2:51 PM Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Williamson County clears the air

The Environmental Protection Agency will finalize a new ground-level ozone standard by October that could impact road development and industrial growth projects in Williamson County if it is not met. more »

Apr 8, 2015 5:06 AM Georgetown 1 Comments

WilCo to possibly issue $70 million in bonds

Williamson County commissioners have set a bond plan in motion for building and facility needs that could reach as much as $70 million. more »

Apr 8, 2015 5:05 AM Georgetown

Construction to close portion of I-35 main lanes in Georgetown overnight

The Texas Department of Transportation will close the main lanes of I-35 for construction work on April 6 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on April 7. more »

Apr 6, 2015 4:18 PM Georgetown

County promotes water safety

Williamson County will recognize the month of April as April Pools Day to raise drowning awareness and promote swimming safety. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:13 PM Georgetown

Courtesy Georgetown Fire Department

Georgetown to pursue city-run emergency medical services

After months of meetings between city of Georgetown and Williamson County officials, City Council voted to move forward with a city-operated Emergency Medical Services system during its March 24 meeting. more »

Mar 26, 2015 12:15 PM Georgetown 4 Comments

Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

David Morgan speaks at the March 24 City Council meeting after the council voted unanimously to approve an employment contract. Morgan will begin the position May 4.

Photo by Beth Wade

David Morgan selected as Georgetown's next city manager

City Council approved an employment agreement to hire David Morgan as city manager. Morgan, who currently serves as deputy city manager for the city of Richardson, Texas, will begin the position May 4. more »

Mar 25, 2015 9:18 AM Georgetown

Georgetown Library Director Eric Lashley presents one of two logos designed for the library's 50th anniversary during a reception March 16.

Photo by Beth Wade

Georgetown Public Library kicks off yearlong celebration for 50th anniversary

The Georgetown Public Library began a yearlong celebration to commemorate its 50th anniversary with a reception March 16. more »

Mar 18, 2015 1:39 PM Georgetown

Williamson County economic development organizations announce new partnership

Eight Williamson County economic development organizations announced the formation of a new partnership March 18. The partnership will have a website and a launch party at the county courthouse April 15. more »

Mar 18, 2015 1:31 PM Austin Metro 2 Comments

Georgetown solar power agreement to begin in 2016

When a 150-megawatt solar power agreement with SunEdison takes effect in 2016, Georgetown will become one of the largest municipally owned utilities in the U.S. to supply customers with 100 percent solar and wind energy. more »

Mar 18, 2015 6:00 AM Georgetown 3 Comments

Williamson County hires elections administrator

The county’s elections commission selected Chris Davis to serve as elections administrator during its Feb. 26 meeting. more »

Mar 13, 2015 4:43 PM Georgetown

Public education bills stack up as filing deadline approaches

The deadline to file bills for the 84th Legislature is approaching, and legislators have been filing bills with focus areas including school funding, safety, pre-kindergarten plans and school performance ratings. more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:08 PM At the Capitol

2040 plan revenue sources

Courtesy CAMPO

CAMPO 2040 transportation plan includes $4.25B to improve I-35

Area transportation planners acknowledge Central Texas’s continued growth and limited funding means congestion may never be eliminated even with pumping $4.25 billion in improving I-35. more »

Mar 11, 2015 10:03 AM Austin Metro

Council bans feeding deer in Georgetown city limits

Georgetown City Council unanimously approved an ordinance March 10 that prohibits the intentional feeding of deer within the city limits. Councilman Jerry Hammerlun was not in attendance. more »

Mar 11, 2015 11:31 AM Georgetown

Police plan for safer Georgetown

When compared with the other 28 cities in Texas with populations of 50,000 to 100,000 residents, Georgetown ranks after Flower Mound as the second-safest city. more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:05 AM Georgetown

Congress battles to solve Highway Trust Fund deficit

Although Texas voters approved Proposition 1—a constitutional amendment which could provide $1.7 billion to state transportation projects in 2015—on Nov. 4, Texas and the rest of the country have an even more significant long-term transportation fund more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:05 AM , Georgetown

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