Fire and Police Depts Recognize Citizen Responders

Two citizen responders were recently recognized for their actions that may have helped saved a life after a vehicle collision earlier this year. Billy Ayers, Jr. and his father Billy Ayers were honored at the Georgetown City Council meeting last Tuesday. The Ayers’ actions in responding to an incident during an ice storm were commended … Continue reading “Fire and Police Depts Recognize Citizen Responders”

Texas State MBAs Assist City on Projects

Four teams of students in the Master of Business Administration program at Texas State University put their business analysis skills to work this spring in Georgetown. The teams worked on four projects for the City of Georgetown as part of the capstone course for their MBA degrees. Rather than a typical business school scenario that … Continue reading “Texas State MBAs Assist City on Projects”

Weight Limit Set for Austin Avenue Bridges

A weight limit has been placed on the Austin Avenue bridges over the two forks of the San Gabriel River in Georgetown. The weight limit went into effect last week after a recent preliminary examination of the bridges by engineers from the Texas Department of Transportation. Signs listing the weight limits have been placed at … Continue reading “Weight Limit Set for Austin Avenue Bridges”

Dale Ross Elected Mayor of Georgetown

Updated: A special City Council meeting to canvass the vote will be held on Tuesday, May 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. Dale Ross will be sworn in as mayor and Keith Brainard and Rachael Jonrowe will be sworn in as council members for District 2 and District 6, respectively. The special meeting will be at … Continue reading “Dale Ross Elected Mayor of Georgetown”

Granny Basketball Game Photos

The Texas Fire Ants from Georgetown played the Louisiana Crushers in the first official Granny Basketball game to be played in Texas. The two teams played Saturday afternoon at the Georgetown Recreation Center. The Louisiana Crushers drove nearly six hours from their home in DeRidder, Louisiana for the game. Saturday’s game in Georgetown was the … Continue reading “Granny Basketball Game Photos”

Landscape and Irrigation Rules for New Homes to Save Water

Update: The City Council approved the landscaping and irrigation ordinance 7-0 on second and final reading at their meeting this evening. It goes into effect for new homes on June 1. — Despite the fact that Lake Georgetown is 14 feet below the full level at a time of year when it is typically full, … Continue reading “Landscape and Irrigation Rules for New Homes to Save Water”

City Annual Report Available

The City of Georgetown Annual Report for the 2013 fiscal year is now available. The report includes highlights of projects, initiatives, and financial information for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year that started on October 1, 2012 and ended on September 30, 2013. The 18-page annual report covers the five focus areas that define the … Continue reading “City Annual Report Available”

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”

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