Historic Tax Credit Workshop March 17

The City of Georgetown is holding a Historic Tax Credit Workshop for commercial properties on March 17 at 5:30 p.m. The workshop will be in the training room at the Georgetown Communications and Technology building at 510 W. Ninth Street. Learn about tax credits that provide a preservation incentive for the rehabilitation of commercial properties. Valerie Magolin, Texas Historical Commission tax credit program specialist, and Steph McDougal, principal with McDoux Preservation, will speak about federal and state rehabilitation tax credits for commercial properties.…

Yard Trimmings Collections

For City of Georgetown residents in the city limits, seasonal curbside yard trimmings pickups started March 2 and continue through May 29. Collections are every-other-week. Branches should be bundled with twine and no more than four feet in length. Compostable brown paper lawn and leaf bags need to be used for leaves, grass, or other organic material. Containers marked as “yard” also can be used.…

Women in Law Enforcement Career Night March 12

The Georgetown Police Department is hosting a Women in Law Enforcement Career Night on March 12. The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear from women in the department and learn about career options. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the training center at the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 DB Wood Road in Georgetown.…

Election Candidates for District 1 and 5 Seats

In the May 9 election in Georgetown, Ty Gipson and Paul Nadeau are running for the District 5 seat on the City Council. Anna Eby is unopposed in District 1. Friday was the last day for candidates to file for a place on the ballot. A resolution to cancel the District 1 election will be placed on the City Council meeting agenda for March 10.…

Downtown Parking Study Public Meeting on March 11

The City of Georgetown will hold a public meeting to gather input on downtown parking on March 11. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the Friends meeting room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth Street. Parking and engineering consultant Carl Walker, Inc. has been hired by the City of Georgetown to assess the available parking in downtown and provide options for future parking needs.…

Warrant Round-up Starts March 7

The 2015 Statewide Warrant Round-up starts on March 7 when more than 300 law enforcement agencies in Texas will concentrate their efforts to find those with outstanding warrants. Law enforcement officers are going to residences and workplaces to serve arrest warrants. Those with outstanding warrants should act immediately to avoid going to jail. To make a payment on an outstanding class C misdemeanor offense in Georgetown, go to the Municipal Court location at 101 E.…

Sheraton Hotel at Rivery Breaks Ground Feb. 19

Construction kicks off Thursday for a 224-room Sheraton hotel and conference center in Georgetown. Novak Brothers and Hines host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Starwood-operated hotel at 2 p.m. on February 19. The event is at Rivery Boulevard and Wolf Ranch Parkway at the Summit at the Rivery Park development. Starwood Hotels and Resorts will operate the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center that is expected to open in the summer of 2016.…

Survey on Downtown Parking

The City of Georgetown has hired consultant Carl Walker, Inc. to assess the available parking in downtown and provide options for future parking needs. Take this quick online survey to help to the City understand public use patterns and perceptions about downtown parking. The survey deadline is March 3. Your responses will help the City to determine the best future options for providing parking in the downtown area.…

Marker at Cemetery Records Black History

Across the highway from the largest shopping center in Georgetown and tucked behind two new restaurants is a cemetery that is older than the Williamson County Courthouse. Established in 1906, the Citizen’s Memorial Garden Cemetery on Memorial Drive is the final resting place for generations of African American residents of Georgetown. (Click on photos for larger versions.) Early burials at the cemetery were likely those of former slaves.…

Adopt True Love

Orion is at the Georgetown Animal Shelter, looking for a new home or perhaps a foster home during his heartworm treatment. The Georgetown Animal Shelter is gearing up for a Valentine’s Day themed adoption weekend February 13 – 15 at the PetSmart in Round Rock located at 201 University Oaks Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665 (near Ikea off of I-35). Several other adoption partners will join the Georgetown Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. …