Noah’s Ark: The Original Animal Shelter

Maybe it hasn’t been 40 days and 40 nights of rain, but it feels like it at the Georgetown Animal Shelter. The last time the shelter had a 40 Dogs in 40 Days campaign, they did it for kennel renovations. This time, it’s due to overcrowding. Since the beginning of May, the dog population has … Continue reading “Noah’s Ark: The Original Animal Shelter”

Watering Schedule Returns to Normal Limits

Outdoor watering limits in Georgetown are returning to normal for the first time in 19 months due to recent rains. Yesterday the Brazos River Authority lifted drought declarations for all lakes and reservoirs in the Brazos River basin, including Lake Georgetown and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. As a result, the City of Georgetown is exiting the … Continue reading “Watering Schedule Returns to Normal Limits”

Census: Georgetown is Second-Fastest Growing City in U.S.

Georgetown is the second-fastest growing city in the U.S., according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday. For cities of 50,000 residents or greater, Georgetown had the second-highest rate of population growth in the country. The Census estimates that Georgetown grew from 54,934 to 59,102 in the period from July 1, 2013 … Continue reading “Census: Georgetown is Second-Fastest Growing City in U.S.”

Election Canvass and Council Member Oaths May 20

Ty Gipson and Anna Eby each will be sworn-in to begin new terms as council members at a special Georgetown City Council meeting on May 20. Gipson won the District 5 election held on May 9. Anna Eby was unopposed for District 1. Results from the District 5 election as well as the transportation bond … Continue reading “Election Canvass and Council Member Oaths May 20”

Building Standards Commission Vacancy

The City of Georgetown is recruiting highly qualified and dedicated individuals with Building Experience to serve on the Building Standards Commission, an important advisory board for the City. The Building Standards Commission hears appeals and renders decisions on rulings by City Building Inspectors or Officials in regard to code interpretation, enforcement, and substandard housing or … Continue reading “Building Standards Commission Vacancy”

Transportation Bond Approved, Gipson Wins District 5

Georgetown voters have approved the transportation bonds on the May 9 ballot.  These are the unofficial final results for the transportation bond election from Williamson County Elections: Votes: Percent: For:  2,281  75.18% Against:  753  24.82% These are the unofficial final results in the District 5 City Council election from Williamson County Elections: Votes: Percent: Ty … Continue reading “Transportation Bond Approved, Gipson Wins District 5”

Sidewalk Rules Aim to Ensure Accessibility

A City ordinance defining accessibility standards for sidewalks in Georgetown went into effect this month. The new rules aim to ensure ADA-compliant walkways, especially around the Square, in areas where tables, merchandise, and other items are placed on sidewalks. The new rules require a path that is three feet wide without obstructions on sidewalks. Tables, … Continue reading “Sidewalk Rules Aim to Ensure Accessibility”

City Annual Report for 2014 Available

An annual report for the City of Georgetown for the 2014 fiscal year is now available online and in print copies. The report, titled Shaping Our Future, highlights projects, initiatives, and financial information for the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year that started on October 1, 2013 and ended on September 30, 2014. The report includes … Continue reading “City Annual Report for 2014 Available”

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Performs May 17

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher plays next in the Georgetown Public Library’s popular “Live Music at the Library” series. He will perform on Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. in the library lobby. This concert is part of a nationwide tour to promote Fletcher’s new Edvard Grieg CD, released in 2014 on Centaur Records. Fletcher will perform selections from this new CD, … Continue reading “Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Performs May 17”

Aquatics Lifeguard Training Program Receives Award

The aquatics program for Georgetown Parks and Recreation recently received top honors for its lifeguard training program. The program won Aquatics International Best of Aquatics for Lifeguard Training at the Association of Aquatics Professionals annual conference in February. Stephanie Darimont, aquatics supervisor for Parks and Recreation, received the award for Georgetown at the conference. The … Continue reading “Aquatics Lifeguard Training Program Receives Award”

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