Water Quality Zones Proposed for Salamander Habitat

The designation of zones that would protect water quality around springs and streams that are Georgetown salamander habitat will be considered by the Georgetown City Council December 10. The ordinance would apply to areas in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone in the Georgetown city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction, which extends up to 3.5 miles beyond … Continue reading “Water Quality Zones Proposed for Salamander Habitat”

Main Street Grants to Center for Cognitive Ed, J. Paul Aubin

The Georgetown Main Street program recently presented checks for matching grants for new signs and building façade work at the Center for Cognitive Education and at J. Paul Aubin Real Estate. The Main Street Façade and Sign Fund is a matching grant program for commercial buildings in the historic downtown area. The Center for Cognitive … Continue reading “Main Street Grants to Center for Cognitive Ed, J. Paul Aubin”

Watering Limit: Two Days per Week Starts Oct. 14

The City of Georgetown will limit outdoor watering to two days per week starting on Monday, October 14. Last week the Brazos River Authority, which manages the water in Lake Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, notified the City of Georgetown that they are enacting a stage 2 drought warning for Lake Georgetown. The river authority … Continue reading “Watering Limit: Two Days per Week Starts Oct. 14”

Library Receives $75,000 Grant for Bookmobile

The librarian-and-driver for Georgetown’s colorful bookmobile will now have a helper, thanks to a state grant and the popularity of the little library on wheels. The Georgetown Public Library received a special projects grant for $75,000 from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to support the operation of the library’s bookmobile in the next … Continue reading “Library Receives $75,000 Grant for Bookmobile”

Main Street Grants: Co-Op 78626, Rough and Ready, Gumbo’s

The Georgetown Main Street program recently presented checks for matching grants for new signs or building façade work at 78626 Co-op, Rough and Ready Antiques, and Gumbo’s restaurant. The Main Street Façade and Sign Fund is a matching grant program for commercial buildings in the historic downtown area. The Co-Op 78626 is a cooperative business … Continue reading “Main Street Grants: Co-Op 78626, Rough and Ready, Gumbo’s”

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”

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