Garey Park features fun and natural beauty

Fourteen years after Jack and Cammy Garey announced that they would donate their ranch and home to become a public park, the City of Georgetown held a grand opening celebration for Garey Park on June 9. The 525-acre municipal park is located along the South San Gabriel River at 6450 RM 2243. Garey Park is … Continue reading “Garey Park features fun and natural beauty”

Georgetown’s energy 100 percent renewable with solar plant

Georgetown is now one of the largest cities in the U.S. to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Photovoltaic cells converting sunlight into power became one of our primary energy sources this summer. That happened on July 1 when the city started receiving electricity from the Buckthorn solar plant near Fort Stockton. The 154-megawatt … Continue reading “Georgetown’s energy 100 percent renewable with solar plant”

Red Poppy Festival 20th Anniversary

Georgetown celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Red Poppy Festival this year on April 26-28. I hope you will join me at this free, family-friendly festival for a weekend of fun with our friends, family, and neighbors on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. Pat Green is the headliner at the Saturday night concert … Continue reading “Red Poppy Festival 20th Anniversary”

Wolf Crossing and Wolf Lakes to bring retail, corporate offices

Two major development projects announced last year will bring big changes to two corners of the Interstate 35 and Highway 29 intersection—the Wolf crossing retail center on the southeast corner and Wolf Lakes Village on the northwest corner. Both projects will be built on land acquired by Jay Wolf and developed by his children. David … Continue reading “Wolf Crossing and Wolf Lakes to bring retail, corporate offices”

Georgetown Public Library strikes gold with National Medal

If you’ve been to the Georgetown Public Library this summer, you may have seen signs and banners that read “National Medal Winner.” Everyone in Georgetown should appreciate this amazing honor and the many reasons our library earned it. Awarded each year since 1994 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Medal for … Continue reading “Georgetown Public Library strikes gold with National Medal”

Georgetown Citizen Survey results

How are we doing? That’s the gist of the Citizen Survey conducted by the City of Georgetown every two years. The results of the most recent survey completed this summer are encouraging, but they do point to areas where we need to continue to focus our efforts today and in the future. As we did … Continue reading “Georgetown Citizen Survey results”

Georgetown Airport Master Plan update

This summer, the City Council approved an update to the Georgetown Municipal Airport Master Plan, a guide for future development at our local airport. It was a comprehensive, 18-month review and rewrite of the visioning plan for the Airport, last updated in 2005. Coffman Associates, a planning firm specializing in airport master plan consulting, worked … Continue reading “Georgetown Airport Master Plan update”

New development in Downtown

If you’ve been in downtown Georgetown recently, you’ve probably seen a number of construction sites near the Square. Several new development or redevelopment projects are currently underway and more are in the planning stages. These projects represent both public and private investment in our downtown—an entertainment and cultural district as well as an economic engine … Continue reading “New development in Downtown”

Information about your electric bill

The City of Georgetown recently took steps to address changes in the electric power market. Those changes will affect your electric bill if the City of Georgetown provides your electricity. I’d like to provide you some information about changes to your bill, provide some background on those changes, explain the steps we are taking, and … Continue reading “Information about your electric bill”

Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run on Feb. 2

Register now for the 24th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, Feb. 2. The chip-timed 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Georgetown at Seventh and Main streets and ends at the Bark Park on Holly Street. (A shuttle will take you back to the starting line). To register online or … Continue reading “Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run on Feb. 2”

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