Fire Dept Survival Training at Playscape: Photos

The Georgetown Parks Department began deconstructing the Creative Playscape at San Gabriel Park last week. The City is in the process of redesigning and rebuilding the play structure. But before the work on the playscape started, its tight spaces served as a survival training facility for the Georgetown Fire Department. Last week, Georgetown firefighters completed … Continue reading “Fire Dept Survival Training at Playscape: Photos”

Memorial Stair Climb on 9/11 in Georgetown

Georgetown firefighters and police officers will participate in a memorial stair climb at Georgetown ISD football stadium on Wednesday, September 11. The climb is done each year as a tribute to first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Participants will climb the equivalent of 110 stories—the height of the World Trade Center … Continue reading “Memorial Stair Climb on 9/11 in Georgetown”

Texas Commission on the Arts Approves Cultural District

Georgetown’s cultural district designation was approved by the board of the Texas Commission on the Arts at their meeting on Thursday in Austin. Georgetown’s was one of five new cultural districts in cities across Texas approved by the commission. The Georgetown cultural district includes the 40-block area of downtown included in the Downtown Historic Overlay, … Continue reading “Texas Commission on the Arts Approves Cultural District”

Tourism Websites Win Top Awards in Texas

Georgetown’s tourism website and Red Poppy Festival website were named the best in the state at a recent tourism conference. The Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau won the awards at the annual conference of the Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus held on August 8. RedPoppyFestival.com won for best website and VisitGeorgetown.com won for … Continue reading “Tourism Websites Win Top Awards in Texas”

Main Street Grants: Hummingbird Hollow, Artisans Connect

The Georgetown Main Street program recently presented checks to reimburse a portion of the cost for new signs at Hummingbird Hollow and Artisans Connect. The Main Street Façade and Sign Fund is a matching grant program for commercial buildings in the historic downtown area. Hummingbird Hollow is a boutique with gifts, women’s apparel, and accessories … Continue reading “Main Street Grants: Hummingbird Hollow, Artisans Connect”

City Sells Former Albertson’s Building

The Albertson’s has been sold. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, the Georgetown city council voted to accept a bid for $3.55 million from M.F. Trinity Management for the former Albertson’s grocery store building. The sale should be finalized in 60 days. The 56,331 square-foot former Albertson’s building at 610 N. Austin Avenue is at … Continue reading “City Sells Former Albertson’s Building”

Main Street Grants to ReImagine and Avalon Monuments

The Georgetown Main Street program recently presented checks to reimburse a portion of the cost for new signs at ReImagine and Avalon Monuments. The Main Street Façade and Sign Fund is a matching grant program for commercial buildings in the historic downtown area. ReImagine is an antique and home furnishings store at 1006 S. Austin … Continue reading “Main Street Grants to ReImagine and Avalon Monuments”

New Mosquito Control Effort Targets West Nile Risk

The City of Georgetown and the Williamson County and Cities Health District are collaborating on a new targeted effort to reduce the risk from mosquitos that carry West Nile virus. The new joint initiative is the first of its kind in Williamson County. Since mid-June, a City of Georgetown employee in transportation services has been … Continue reading “New Mosquito Control Effort Targets West Nile Risk”

Police Officers Sworn In

Two Georgetown employees were sworn in as peace officers by Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero on Monday. Robert Jones took the oath from Chief Nero to become a Georgetown police officer in a ceremony at the police department. Jones previously worked for nine years for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Jones will be working … Continue reading “Police Officers Sworn In”

Texas Life-sciences Center Breaks Ground on Building 3

The Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center, a biotech accelerator in south Georgetown, held a groundbreaking on Thursday for building three. The new 15,000 square-foot building will include cleanroom space for the manufacture of medical devices and other biotech products. The building should be completed in January. The new building will be owned by GREX and constructed … Continue reading “Texas Life-sciences Center Breaks Ground on Building 3”

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