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Grant to expand internship, career opportunities in the life sci

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Grant to expand internship, career opportunities in the life sciences

Jane Neill said she spent many years working before she decided she wanted to do something that made a difference.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Located in a former shopping center, the Georgetown Center for Adult Medicine will offer primary care for patients typically age 55 and older either transitioning to or with Medicare.

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Georgetown Center for Adult Medicine planned for former shopping center

St. David’s HealthCare is making plans to serve the growing number of aging adults in the Georgetown area. more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:04 AM Georgetown

For the third time in Georgetown ISD history, the Carver name is being transferred to a new school.

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Trustees approve naming new school Carver Elementary, attendance zones

As Georgetown ISD prepares to open Elementary School No. 11 in August, the board of trustees approved a name for the campus during its meeting Feb. 17. more »

Mar 11, 2015 5:04 AM Georgetown 1 Comments

Commercial alarm permit costs increase in Georgetown

At City Council's Feb. 24 meeting, council members approved increases to permit fees for commercial alarm systems as well as new fines for false alarms and unpermitted alarms. more »

Feb 25, 2015 4:30 PM Georgetown

WilCo commissioners considering bonds

Williamson County commissioners are expected to vote March 10 to approve a $70 million bond plan that would help fund county building and facility needs. more »

Feb 25, 2015 11:57 AM Georgetown

Council approves contract with voters limiting tax increase for road bond package

If the 2015 road bonds are approved by voters, property taxes would increase a maximum of 2 cents annually and no more than 10 cents cumulatively, Georgetown Chief Financial Officer Micki Rundell said. more »

Feb 25, 2015 10:35 AM Georgetown

Local schools to delay opening by two hours Feb. 24

Austin, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville and Round Rock ISD schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to their respective websites. more »

Feb 23, 2015 9:49 PM Austin Metro

Developers broke ground Feb. 19 on a 224-room Sheraton Hotel and conference center in The Summit at Rivery Park development.

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Developers break ground on hotel, conference center in The Summit at Rivery Park

Novak Brothers and international real estate firm Hines broke ground Feb. 19 on a 224-room Sheraton Hotel and conference center in The Summit at Rivery Park. more »

Feb 20, 2015 10:22 AM Georgetown

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