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Changes sought for property appraisal statute

Changes sought for property appraisal statute

The Williamson Central Appraisal District and other members of the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts aim to lobby for reforms to the commercial property value protest.

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City Council votes to keep armored truck

Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross cast the tie-breaking vote Dec. 9 to allow the police department to continue training on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, armored vehicle. Councilwoman Rachael Jonrowe was not on the dais during the vote. more »

Dec 10, 2014 10:24 AM Georgetown

Although many cities in Williamson County typically rely on surface water sources such as Lake Georgetown, county leaders are also looking underground to help meet water demands.

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Water demands spur county action

As the population booms around the Austin area, water continues to be a concern for both cities and counties. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:05 AM Georgetown 1 Comments

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Williamson County officials express concerns about paramedic program

During the Nov. 18 Commissioners Court meeting Williamson County officials were critical of the city of Georgetown’s plan to begin transporting patients as part of a new fire-based paramedic program anticipated to begin Oct. 1. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:04 AM Georgetown

City Council amends code to include water quality regulations

City Council amended the unified development code, or UDC, to include the water quality regulations for properties located on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone related to protecting the Georgetown salamander species at its Nov. 25 meeting. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:03 AM Georgetown

Construction on The Summit at Rivery Park multifamily units began in April. Developers plan to break ground in December on the 32-acre mixed-use development's conference center and 224-room Sheraton hotel.

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Developer plans to break ground on hotel, conference center in December

Construction on the Sheraton hotel and conference center in The Summit at Rivery Park development is expected to begin in December. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:04 AM Georgetown

Downtown tax zone expansion approved

City Council approved expanding the downtown tax increment reinvestment zone, or TIRZ, on Nov. 25 to match the boundaries of the Downtown Overlay District, which the council expanded in October. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:03 AM Georgetown

Council approves rezoning for H-E-B growth

At its Nov. 25 meeting City Council approved the first reading to rezone the H-E-B located at 4500 Williams Drive from local commercial to general commercial, which would allow the store to expand. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Georgetown

Project Connect, I-35 projects approved for inclusion in CAMPO’s draft 2040 plan

The Central Texas region’s transportation planning organization approved including a list of public transit and road projects, including in Project Connect and on I-35, in the draft 2040 long-range plan. more »

Dec 9, 2014 11:48 AM Northwest Austin

Council OKs fireworks ordinance amendments

Amendments to the city’s fireworks ordinance, including specification of allowable quantities, types and location of storage of fireworks, were approved by City Council on Nov. 25. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:03 AM Georgetown

Jeff Jarvis speaks to the Williamson County Commissioners Court after receiving state recognition for his work with the county's Emergency Medical Services organization.

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Williamson County Emergency Medical Services recognized

The Williamson County Emergency Medical Services received state and countywide recognition for the organization's services. more »

Dec 9, 2014 3:15 PM Austin Metro

Vic Figurelli of the Institute speaks at the third annual Leaders of Excellence Program

Kate Morris

Nonprofits recognized in Williamson County

The Williamson County Institute for Excellence in Nonprofits recognized two organizations for committing to excellence during its third annual Leaders in Excellence Program on Dec. 4. more »

Dec 5, 2014 4:21 PM Georgetown

From left: State Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park, State Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock, and Gonzales' chief of staff Chris Sanchez participated in Williamson County's Dec. 2 meeting to discuss priorities for the 2015 state legislative session.

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WilCo commissioners, state leaders discuss legislative priorities

Two state representatives and a state senator joined Williamson County commissioners Dec. 2 for a meeting to explore county leaders’ hopes for the 2015 Texas legislative session. more »

Dec 3, 2014 5:51 PM Cedar Park | Leander

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

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