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

May 22nd, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
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 to July 1, 2014. That’s an increase of 4,168 residents and a growth rate of 7.6 percent for that year.... Read more

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Bluegrass & Country Live at the Library for Father’s Day

May 21st, 2015 by Dana Hendrix
Bluegrass and country musicians The Sieker Band will appear next in the Georgetown Public Library’s popular “Live Music at the Library” series. They will perform on Sunday, June 21, at 2 p.m. in the library lobby, performing a special Father’s Day concert. The Sieker Band maintains a busy performing schedule, including playing at the Kerrville Folk Festival in May. Rolf & Beate Sieker started their professional music career in Berlin, Germany.... Read more

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Rep. John Carter Speaks at Memorial Day Ceremony

May 19th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
The annual Memorial Day ceremony in Georgetown will be held at Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza in Sun City Texas. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 25. The annual service is free and open to the public. The guest speaker is Rep. John Carter, representing Texas’ 31st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Carter serves on a number of committees, including chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.... Read more

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Memorial Day Closings and Pool Schedule

May 19th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday. This includes the following: Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive City Hall, 113 E. Eighth Street Library, 402 W. Eighth Street Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Avenue Municipal Court, 101 E. Seventh Street Parks and Recreation Administration, 1101 N.... Read more

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Art in the Library: Works by Alice Stultz

May 17th, 2015 by Dana Hendrix
The Georgetown Public Library hosts a solo exhibit of paintings by Alice Stultz May 17-June 12 in the upstairs gallery area. Alice Schorre Stultz lives in Georgetown.  She attended Southwestern University and has a degree in anthropology from the University of Texas.  Alice is an artist who enjoys using watercolor, acrylic, pastels, collage, and oil in her paintings. She is also a photographer, an avocational archaeologist, and an Archeological Steward with the Texas Historical Commission. ... Read more

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Marking History on the Square: Postponed

May 15th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
Updated, May 15: The Marking History walking tour and the Historic Marker Rehabilitation Workshop that were scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed due to the forecast for rain. The City and The Williamson Museum will publicize the new date when the events are re-scheduled.
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Local history experts in period costumes will tell stories from Georgetown’s past in an event on Georgetown’s Courthouse Square on May 16.... Read more

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Election Canvass and Council Member Oaths May 20

May 15th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
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 election will be canvassed by the City Council at the special meeting.... Read more

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Breakfast Bites on May 20: Capitalizing on Cultural Arts

May 13th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson
Georgetown’s historic downtown area became a state-designated cultural district in 2013. The official listing by the Texas Commission on the Arts recognizes the many arts and cultural offerings in the 40-block downtown overlay area. Georgetown has one of 26 cultural districts in 23 Texas cities. The Breakfast Bites panel on May 20 will look at ways that retailers, restaurants, and other businesses can capitalize on Georgetown’s cultural district designation.... Read more

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Building Standards Commission Vacancy

May 12th, 2015 by webmaster
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 structures within the City. The City Council depends on citizen board members to assist in evaluating local issues to enrich and promote the community.... Read more

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Seeking Instructors for Private Piano Instructors

May 12th, 2015 by Erin Ruyle, Marketing/Special Events Coordinator
We are seeking one or more instructors to offer private piano lessons at the Recreation Center! If interested, please contact Brandi Williams at brandi.williams@georgetown.org or (512) 930-8415.... Read more

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