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WilCo approves vote centers

Williamson County voters will no longer need to travel to their assigned polling location to cast a ballot. Beginning with the May elections, the county will begin operating voting centers, which will allow county residents to vote at any location. more »

May 2, 2013 12:45 AM , Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Williamson County approves vote centers for May 11 election

Williamson County voters will no longer need to travel to their assigned polling location to cast a ballot. Beginning with the May elections, the county will begin operating voting centers, which will allow county residents to vote at any location. more »

Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM , Cedar Park | Leander

Megan DiMartino, owner of Novita Spa on the Square, says combining the clinical skin care products she designed and has sold since 1992 in a spa setting brings her journey and dream full-circle.

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Novita Spa on the Square

Novita Spa on the Square is celebrating its eighth anniversary with growth and an emphasis on the meaning behind the spa’s name, owner Megan DiMartino said. more »

Mar 14, 2013 7:00 AM , Georgetown

Richard Red, with his wife, Vanessa, is the owner of Sky Vision A/V Design & Integration in Georgetown. The business features a showroom with couches and several types of speaker and screen installation options.

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Sky Vision A/V Design & Integration

Richard Red’s background in electrical engineering, information technology and network design made for an easy transition into a career designing home theaters and media rooms. more »

Mar 14, 2013 7:00 AM , Georgetown

Williamson County Elections Administrator Rick Barron says the move to a countywide polling place program, also known as vote centers, would also mean a transition to all electronic voting.

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WilCo approves vote centers

Williamson County voters will no longer need to travel to their assigned polling location to cast a ballot. Beginning with the May elections, the county will operate voting centers, which will allow county residents to vote at any location. more »

Mar 13, 2013 7:00 PM , Georgetown 1 Comments

Georgetown ISD board approves 2013–14 calendar

During its meeting Feb. 19, the Georgetown ISD school board approved the district's 2013–14 calendar year schedule that sets May 30 as the last day of school. more »

Feb 20, 2013 11:08 AM Georgetown

WilCo commissioners approve applying for vote centers

Williamson County Commissioners Court gave approval Feb. 19 for the Elections Office to apply to the state to run vote centers for the two 2013 elections. more »

Feb 19, 2013 3:52 PM Georgetown

Georgetown ISD forming committee to review sex ed curriculum

Georgetown ISD's School Health Advisory Council is seeking volunteers for a committee to examine the district's sex education curriculum. more »

Feb 15, 2013 12:00 AM Georgetown

Construction to build a new Lakeway Drive bridge was stalled after difficulties with the contractor, said Kelli Reyna, a Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman.

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Georgetown bridge construction stalled

Construction on the new Lakeway Drive bridge at I-35 stalled after the contractor for the project went bankrupt, said Kelli Reyna, Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman. more »

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM Georgetown

Attendees listen to Georgetown chamber Executive Vice President Karen Sheldon present the Volunteer of the Year award to Wendy Cash of Century 21 HSK & Associates.

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Georgetown Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Feb. 1 at the Six Flags Ballroom in Sun City. more »

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM Georgetown

Georgetown City Council considers conservation

At the rate Georgetown residents are using water, the city will have to look for additional water sources to accommodate future growth and current needs, city utilities officials say. more »

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM Georgetown

Wesleyan Homes Inc. President Chris Spence said the Georgetown community is what has helped the organization to continue to grow.

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Wesleyan Homes Inc.

Wesleyan Homes Inc. has served the community of Georgetown and beyond for a little more than 50 years. more »

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM Georgetown 1 Comments

Conserve Texas Water owner Tom Catlin offers the Irrigation Decision Device, an irrigation suppression device that helps determine when irrigation systems should be activated.

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Conserve Texas Water

Drought conditions during the past few years have left many trying to find ways to help conserve water. more »

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM Georgetown

WilCo commissioners considering possible bond election

The Williamson County Commissioners Court discussed the possibility of calling for a voter-approved bond election during a Feb. 12 meeting. more »

Feb 12, 2013 4:23 PM Georgetown 3 Comments

Mortgage transfer database company responds to WilCo property records audit

The president of MERSCORP Holdings Inc. sent an open letter to the Williamson County Commissioners Court on Feb. 5 concerning the property records audit presented to the court during its Jan. 29 meeting. more »

Feb 11, 2013 3:53 PM Georgetown

Georgetown ISD bond refinancing leads to more savings than expected

Georgetown ISD had higher interest savings than anticipated in its recent bond refinancing. more »

Feb 7, 2013 5:07 PM Georgetown

Williamson County commissioners to consider vote centers

The Williamson County Commissioners Court set a public hearing for 6–8 p.m. Feb. 11 to gather feedback on a proposal to establish vote centers for future elections. more »

Feb 5, 2013 12:00 AM Georgetown

Georgetown ISD considering two calendar options for 2013–14 school year

In January, Superintendent Joe Dan Lee presented school board members with a calendar that is similar to this year's calendar, as well as a second option that would make the last day of school go into June. more »

Feb 4, 2013 3:50 PM Georgetown

Cathy Chedrawi

Audit reveals at least $1 million loss in revenue for Williamson County

The results of a public records audit presented to the Williamson County Commissioners Court on Jan. 29 showed that the county has likely lost at least $1 million in revenue as a result of unfiled paperwork. more »

Jan 30, 2013 12:00 AM Georgetown

Motion for removal of WilCo elections administrator fails

A motion by the Williamson County Election Commission to seek the resignation of Election Administrator Rick Barron failed on a 2-3 vote during the Jan. 23 Commissioners Court meeting. more »

Jan 23, 2013 3:42 PM Georgetown