Police Officers Sworn In

Two Georgetown employees were sworn in as peace officers by Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero on Monday. Robert Jones took the oath from Chief Nero to become a Georgetown police officer in a ceremony at the police department. Jones previously worked for nine years for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Jones will be working … Continue reading “Police Officers Sworn In”

Texas Life-sciences Center Breaks Ground on Building 3

The Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center, a biotech accelerator in south Georgetown, held a groundbreaking on Thursday for building three. The new 15,000 square-foot building will include cleanroom space for the manufacture of medical devices and other biotech products. The building should be completed in January. The new building will be owned by GREX and constructed … Continue reading “Texas Life-sciences Center Breaks Ground on Building 3”

Scams Reported Involving Past-Due Utility Bill Payments

The City of Georgetown advises residents to be aware of scams reported to the City involving payments on past-due accounts. In one case, someone who identified himself as a City of Georgetown employee called a local business about a past-due utility account. The person told the customer to purchase a Visa card at a local … Continue reading “Scams Reported Involving Past-Due Utility Bill Payments”

Project Connect Open Houses on Transit in North Corridor

Project Connect is holding open house meetings next week to offer ideas and get input on transit plans for Central Texas. Regional transportation entities have joined forces to study transportation options for communities in the North Corridor, including Austin, Hutto, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and Georgetown. See details at the Project Connect website at ConnectCentralTexas.com. The … Continue reading “Project Connect Open Houses on Transit in North Corridor”

Firefighter Owen Commended for Role in West, Texas

Firefighter Craig Owen was recognized at the Georgetown city council meeting last week for his role as a liaison to families of two volunteer firefighters who were killed in the April 17 explosion in West, Texas. Owen, who is a driver/engineer with the Georgetown Fire Department, also was honored for coordinating round-the-clock honor guard teams … Continue reading “Firefighter Owen Commended for Role in West, Texas”

Landscape Irrigation Schedule in Effect

The schedule for outdoor landscape irrigation remains in effect for City of Georgetown water customers. The following mandatory limits apply to landscape irrigation water use. For irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers, landscape irrigation is limited to a schedule based on the last digit of your address number: Odd addresses may irrigate on Tuesday and/or Thursday … Continue reading “Landscape Irrigation Schedule in Effect”

Firefighters Awarded Green Cross

Several Georgetown firefighters were awarded the green cross this week for their efforts to extract two injured drivers from their vehicles after a wreck on Texas 195. The two-vehicle head-on collision happened on the morning of March 21. The green cross is an award for firefighters involved in a vehicle extrication or rescue. Fire Chief … Continue reading “Firefighters Awarded Green Cross”

Chase the Chief 5K photos

Hundreds participated in the inaugural Chase the Chief 5k and Fun Run in San Gabriel Park on Sunday. The family fitness event was sponsored by the Georgetown Police Department and the Georgetown ISD Council PTA. (Click on photos for larger version.) The photos were taken by Amanda Chron with the Georgetown Police Department. Assistant Police … Continue reading “Chase the Chief 5K photos”

One Amazing Thing Featured for Georgetown Reads!

The Georgetown Public Library’s one-book, one-community program—Georgetown Reads!—kicks off this year on May 14. One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni, is this year’s book selection. Copies of the book are now available for checkout at the library. The plot of One Amazing Thing revolves around nine individuals who have been trapped by an earthquake in … Continue reading “One Amazing Thing Featured for Georgetown Reads!”

Good Neighbor Fund Helps Families Through Difficult Times

Each month, families facing a serious crisis like a job loss or medical emergency seek help from local nonprofits like The Caring Place. That support, including assistance with utility bill payments, can make a crucial difference when it seems as though there is no place to turn. Recently one family of eight was helped by … Continue reading “Good Neighbor Fund Helps Families Through Difficult Times”

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