FM 971 road project dedicated

The FM 971 roadway expansion and realignment project was dedicated today with officials from the City of Georgetown, Texas Department of Transportation, and Chasco Constructors. The project involved expanding FM 971 to four lanes from Austin Avenue to Gann Street with turn lanes, sidewalks, and a pedestrian underpass at Austin Avenue. The new roadway aligns … Continue reading “FM 971 road project dedicated”

GAF Energy announces second U.S. solar roof manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas

New facility will create hundreds of jobs producing the world’s first nailable solar shingle GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company and a leading provider of solar roofing in North America, has signed a lease and begun construction on a 450,000 square-foot facility in Georgetown, Texas. The manufacturing facility will be located on the southeast corner … Continue reading “GAF Energy announces second U.S. solar roof manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas”

City launches FlashVote surveys for resident input

The City of Georgetown is initiating a new platform to receive quick, regular feedback from its residents. Georgetown residents can now sign up for FlashVote, a survey tool that allows residents to have a voice in city government through text, email, or voice responses. “I encourage all our residents to sign up,” City Manager David … Continue reading “City launches FlashVote surveys for resident input”

Georgetown hires new police chief

Update: The City Council approved the appointment of Cory Tchida as the police chief for Georgetown at a special meeting on June 6, 2022. After a nationwide recruitment search conducted by Strategic Government Resources, City Manager David Morgan has appointed Interim Police Chief Cory Tchida as chief of police for the City of Georgetown. The … Continue reading “Georgetown hires new police chief”

Census: Georgetown is fastest-growing city in U.S.

Georgetown is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. for cities with a population above 50,000, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Georgetown’s growth rate was 10.5 percent from July 1, 2020, through July 1, 2021, resulting in a population estimate of 75,420. “Georgetown continues to attract new residents for the same … Continue reading “Census: Georgetown is fastest-growing city in U.S.”

Juneteenth celebration June 18

The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host the 70th annual Juneteenth celebration in Georgetown Saturday, June 18, at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., in San Gabriel Park. The theme for this free, community event is “Continuing to Share the Journey of Juneteenth and Freedom.” Juneteenth event schedule The event starts at … Continue reading “Juneteenth celebration June 18”

Woodlake Drive repairs underway after hole filled

Paving on Woodlake Drive is happening this morning on Friday, May 13, after an investigation and repair of a void under the roadway. The road should be reopened by the end of the day today. After a hole in the roadway was reported on May 6, City crews discovered a void area under the roadway, … Continue reading “Woodlake Drive repairs underway after hole filled”

Memorial Day closings, ceremony May 30

City of Georgetown offices will be closed Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. There will be normal solid waste and recycling collection on May 30. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. May 30 in Sun City. Details below. City offices closed May 30 City offices and facilities closed May … Continue reading “Memorial Day closings, ceremony May 30”

Strategic Partnerships for Community Services grants: Apply by June 8

The City of Georgetown is now accepting applications from eligible nonprofit agencies for Strategic Partnerships for Community Services grant funding for the City’s 2022-23 Fiscal Year, which begins Oct. 1, 2022. Application forms and supplemental materials should be filled out and submitted no later than 5 p.m. June 8, 2022. Funding decisions will be made … Continue reading “Strategic Partnerships for Community Services grants: Apply by June 8”

Election results for District 7 city council seat

Final unofficial results as of 10 p.m. by the Williamson County Elections Department for the City of Georgetown election. 27 of 27 polling locations reporting: District 7 Percent Votes Ben Stewart 67.93 322 Jaquita Wilson-Kirby (write-in) 32.07 152 To see complete May 7 election results, go to wilco.org/elections. Votes will be canvassed at a special … Continue reading “Election results for District 7 city council seat”

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