Jet Supplier Sees High-Flying Handiwork

Employees of a Georgetown aerospace parts manufacturer got a rare tour of a luxury corporate jet on Monday where they saw the components they make installed inside a $65 million aircraft. Employees with Gulfstream flew a G650 business jet from the Gulfstream manufacturing facility in Savannah, Georgia to the Georgetown Municipal Airport. On a taxiway … Continue reading “Jet Supplier Sees High-Flying Handiwork”

Main Street Façade and Sign Grants for Downtown Businesses

The Georgetown Main Street program has presented a number checks this year to businesses for Façade and Sign Grants. The Main Street Façade and Sign Fund is a matching grant program for commercial buildings in the historic downtown area. (Click on photos to see a larger version.) ThunderCloud Subs at 814 S. Main Street received … Continue reading “Main Street Façade and Sign Grants for Downtown Businesses”

Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute Opens

Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute officially opened their doors on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by tours of the new facility. The 118-bed behavioral health hospital at 3101 S. Austin Avenue offers outpatient and inpatient services to provide care to people with a range of mental health conditions. They are currently serving adults, but … Continue reading “Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute Opens”

Georgetown Lifeguard Teams Win 1st and 2nd in State

Lifeguard teams from the City of Georgetown took the top two spots in the state lifeguard competition in College Station yesterday. The state lifeguard team competition was part of the 2014 Summer Games of Texas sponsored by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. Team Dauntless from Georgetown took first place in the competition. Pictured above in … Continue reading “Georgetown Lifeguard Teams Win 1st and 2nd in State”

FM 971 and Austin Avenue Sidewalk Projects

A number of improvements are planned for FM 971 and N. Austin Avenue that will improve pedestrian and vehicle mobility in northeast Georgetown. These transportation improvements occurring in multiple phases will decrease congestion and help provide a safer route for students walking to Georgetown High School. The first phase of this work is the construction … Continue reading “FM 971 and Austin Avenue Sidewalk Projects”

Lifeguards Win Regional Competition

A team of lifeguards from the City of Georgetown won a regional lifeguard competition last week and has qualified to compete in the statewide competition. Team Dauntless from Georgetown placed first at the Texas Superguard regional competition in College Station on July 7. Members of Team Dauntless (pictured left to right in the photo) are … Continue reading “Lifeguards Win Regional Competition”

New Phone Payment Scam Targets Utility Customers

Two Georgetown utility business customers contacted the City yesterday to report on an attempted fraud scheme. The businesses report that they were called by someone claiming to be with the City utility who demanded immediate payment to prevent the disconnection of their utilities. In each case, the business recognized that the call was suspicious and … Continue reading “New Phone Payment Scam Targets Utility Customers”

Public Hearings for Voluntary Annexations

The City Council is considering six voluntary annexations at the July 8th and July 22nd meetings. Council will consider action on these items on August 12th and a second reading to be determined. Most of the described properties below are being annexation in anticipation of future development.  Below are the properties with a location map … Continue reading “Public Hearings for Voluntary Annexations”

Dogs and Fireworks Displays Not a Good Mix

Leave your dogs at home. That’s what the City Georgetown Animal Shelter is asking residents to do on July 4. Each year people bring their dogs to the fireworks display at San Gabriel Park, and each year some dogs become petrified and escape from their owners, often with dire consequences. One year, a bolting dog from … Continue reading “Dogs and Fireworks Displays Not a Good Mix”

Vaccine Protects Dogs from Parvo Risk

Recently a number of dogs that were picked up in the southeast side of Georgetown have tested positive for parvovirus, a serious, often fatal canine disease. In the past two months, five dogs have tested positive for parvovirus. All were picked up by Georgetown Animal Services in the southeast area of Georgetown. Dogs that are … Continue reading “Vaccine Protects Dogs from Parvo Risk”

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