Electronic Cigarettes Added to Smoking Prohibitions

Electronic cigarettes have been added to City of Georgetown rules that prohibit smoking in indoor public places and businesses. The ordinance also prohibits the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under 18 or their sale in vending machines. The City Council approved the second and final reading of the revised smoking ordinance at their regular … Continue reading “Electronic Cigarettes Added to Smoking Prohibitions”

Utility Informs Spanish Speakers to Prevent Phone Scam

Georgetown Utility Systems is teaming with other utilities in Central Texas to alert customers of a phone scam targeting Hispanic businesses. While Georgetown utility employees have not received recent reports of scam attempts, the cooperative campaign to reach out to Spanish-speaking customers is an effort to prevent future fraud attempts. In the phone scam reported … Continue reading “Utility Informs Spanish Speakers to Prevent Phone Scam”

Williamson Ranked Second-Healthiest County in Texas

For the fifth year in a row, Williamson County, home of Georgetown, has been in the No. 1 or No. 2 spot on an annual ranking of the healthiest counties in the state. The county health rankings were announced earlier this week. Williamson is ranked the No. 2 healthiest county in Texas in the 2014 … Continue reading “Williamson Ranked Second-Healthiest County in Texas”

Reinvestment Zone Could Spur Development on Southern Edge

The City Council voted last week to move forward in developing a funding mechanism that could spur commercial development along Westinghouse Road. The South Georgetown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone would fund public infrastructure improvements at the southern edge of Georgetown. The 603-acre zone along Westinghouse Road is an area with planned commercial, retail, and residential … Continue reading “Reinvestment Zone Could Spur Development on Southern Edge”

Tasus Expands Manufacturing Operations

Tasus Texas, a plastic parts manufacturer in south Georgetown, is expanding their operations at their plant on 211 Tasus Way. Tasus plans to invest $5.3 million in new production equipment over the next three years. With the expansion, Tasus expects to increase employment from 155 to 200 employees over the next three years. Walter Barkalow, director … Continue reading “Tasus Expands Manufacturing Operations”

CPR by Daughter Key for Cardiac Survivor

Georgetown Fire Chief John Sullivan recently honored a local woman after her daughter and Georgetown firefighters saved her life in the minutes after she experienced a heart attack. Chief Sullivan told the story of Sharon Turner at a City Council meeting earlier this month. “Back in December, she was at her home and she succumbed … Continue reading “CPR by Daughter Key for Cardiac Survivor”

Rivery Hotel and Conference Center Deal Finalized

Development agreements for a 220-room Sheraton hotel and conference center at the Rivery were approved by the Georgetown City Council on January 14 and finalized this week. The Summit at Rivery Park project near Interstate 35 will include a 16,000 square-foot conference center. Construction on the hotel and conference center is slated to begin this … Continue reading “Rivery Hotel and Conference Center Deal Finalized”

Officials Mark Opening of New Lakeway Drive Bridge

Officials with the City of Georgetown joined the Texas Department of Transportation yesterday at a ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the new Lakeway Drive Bridge in Georgetown. The new bridge opened to traffic last week. The construction project replaced the Lakeway Drive Bridge and re-aligned the roadway at Interstate 35 near the Georgetown Municipal … Continue reading “Officials Mark Opening of New Lakeway Drive Bridge”

Aquatics Program Wins Best-in-Texas Award

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Aquatics program won the Agency of the Year Award from the Texas Public Pool Council earlier this month. The award at the council’s annual meeting in San Antonio recognized Georgetown’s aquatics program as the best in the state among cities in the medium-sized category. Pictured with the award banner are … Continue reading “Aquatics Program Wins Best-in-Texas Award”

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”

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