City Annual Report for 2014 Available

April 27th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

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 profiles of five focus areas, including economic development, public safety, signature destination, transportation, and utilities.... Read more

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Registration for Summer Swim Lessons Begins May 1

April 25th, 2015 by Erin Ruyle, Marketing/Special Events Coordinator

Registration for Aquatics Classes offered by Georgetown Parks & Recreation will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 for Georgetown residents, and Saturday, May 2, 2015 for nonresidents.

On-line registration is available, also beginning at 8 a.m. On-line registration fees are as follows.

Registration Total Fees Zero – $69.00 No Fees $70.00 – $149.99 6.5% minus $4.50 $150.00 – $500.00 3.5% Over $500.00 2.5% plus $5.00 fee

An on-line ID and password is required for on-line registration, which may be obtained by calling (512) 930-3596/3595.... Read more

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Transportation Bond Election: Early Voting Starts April 27

April 24th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

Early voting starts on Monday, April 27 for the transportation bond and District 5 elections in Georgetown. Ty Gipson and Paul Nadeau are candidates for District 5.

The bond proposal on the ballot in Georgetown would authorize $105 million to fund transportation projects over 10 years. Proposed projects would address five key transportation objectives: north-south mobility, east-west mobility, central core mobility, sidewalk and ADA accessibility, and intersection and safety improvements.... Read more

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Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Performs May 17

April 20th, 2015 by Dana Hendrix

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, an all-Grieg album for which he wrote the guitar transcriptions.... Read more

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Red Poppy Festival on the Square April 24 – 26

April 20th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

The poppies have splashed the town in red—a sure sign it’s time for the Red Poppy Festival, Georgetown’s energetic celebration of spring. Join us on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas April 24 – 26 for three days of music, entertainment, and family fun.

The Friday night concert with Dysfunkshun Junkshun starts at 7 p.m. The music on Saturday starts at 11 a.m.... Read more

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Weight Room Closure – April 23-25

April 20th, 2015 by Erin Ruyle, Marketing/Special Events Coordinator

We’re getting new cardio equipment! So that we may install it, the weight room will close at 10 am on April 23 and re-open on April 25. We apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, please call the Recreation Center at (512) 930-3596.... Read more

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Earth Day Panel at Library: Georgetown Goes 100% Renewable

April 16th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

The City’s announcement that the municipal utility will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy has garnered some attention. And probably some questions.

What led to this decision to go 100 percent wind and solar? How will a wind farm in the Panhandle and a solar farm in West Texas provide our energy needs? What happens on a calm, cloudy day?... Read more

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Free Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats

April 13th, 2015 by Shawn G

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is holding its third free spay/neuter clinic for cats on Saturday, May 2. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the fourth year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats.

Appointments are required for the free clinics, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are not necessarily for low-income cat owners.... Read more

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Red Poppy Classic Car & Truck Show

April 13th, 2015 by webmaster

The 2015 Red Poppy Festival Classic Car & Truck Show will be held April 25, 2015. To enter this classic car and truck show vehicles must be from 1990 or earlier. Awards will go to the Top 20 with an additional award for Best of Show. There will not be vehicle classes, meaning the best vehicles will be recognized regardless of make, model and year.... Read more

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Chase the Chief 5K on April 12: Update

April 10th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

Update: April 10: The event organizers are monitoring the weather for Chase the Chief on Sunday. The event is still on. In the event of cancellation or postponement, participants will be notified via the email they used to register for the event. Check the City Facebook page, and Police Department Facebook page for updates. Also look for information on the GISD Council PTA website as well as their Facebook page.... Read more

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