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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

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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.

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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

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ArchivedCity HallEconomic Development

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

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ArchivedCity HallFire Department

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

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ArchivedCity HallEconomic Development

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

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ArchivedCity HallEconomic Development

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

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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

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ArchivedCity HallParks & Recreation

A group of volunteers called Trail Tamers has been working for the past three years to remove invasive species alongside the city’s hike and bike trails. Cutting down nonnatives like ligustrum, nandina, Chinaberry, and Chinese tallow allows for the restoration of parkland with native plants and trees. Using limb saws,

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ArchivedCity HallMain Street

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

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