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. …

Free Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is again holding three free spay/neuter clinic for cats this spring – March 7, April 4, and 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. Spay and neuter surgeries and a rabies vaccination will be provided at no charge.…

Public Safety Operations and Training Center: Photos

Members of the local media got a chance to see the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center on Friday. (Click on photos to see larger versions.) The Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown Fire Department Administration move to the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center on Monday, February 2. The center is located at 3500 DB Wood Road next to Fire Station 5.…

Think Before You Surrender a Pet

“I’m moving tomorrow, and I can’t take my cat.” “My dog keeps escaping from the back yard.” “The kids don’t play with the guinea pig anymore.” These are familiar refrains at the Georgetown Animal Shelter, the City’s municipal open-intake animal shelter. But animal shelters should be the last resort for pets that depend on their humans to take care of them.…

Public Safety Operations and Training Center Move-in Feb. 2

The Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown Fire Department Administration move to the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center on February 2. The center is located at 3500 DB Wood Road next to Fire Station 5. The new facility is the home for the Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown Fire Department Administration. Police Department offices, including Code Enforcement, as well as Fire Department Administrative offices, including Fire and Life Safety and Fire Plans Review, will move to the new facility.…

Filing Period for Council Election Starts Jan. 28

The filing period starts today for candidates seeking one of two places on the Georgetown City Council. The May 9 election includes races for City Council candidates from District 1 and District 5. The last day to file for a place on the ballot is February 27. A packet of information for prospective candidates is available at City Hall at 113 E.…

Breakfast Bites on Feb. 11: Show Me the Money

The Breakfast Bites panel on February 11 will discuss crowd-funding strategies for small businesses. Breakfast Bites is a quarterly business development event by the Georgetown Main Street Program. The February 11 panel will include three professionals, each with a unique perspective on crowd-funding for small businesses. Mark Thomas, economic development director for the City of Georgetown, will serve as moderator. Panelists include these business professionals: Hall Martin is the founder and CEO of Texas Entrepreneur Networks, the largest crowd-funding portal in Texas.…

Cupid’s Chase 5k and Fun Run Feb. 7

Register now for the 20th annual Cupid’s Chase 5k and Fun Run on Saturday, February 7. 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.) Through February 4, the registration cost is $22 per person for all age groups.…

Tax Return Help Starts Jan. 28

Two volunteer groups are offering free assistance in preparing tax returns during tax season. The volunteer, free tax help starts next week and continues through the filing deadline for federal returns on April 15. Public Library From January 31 through April 15, volunteers will offer free and confidential tax preparation assistance at the Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. Eighth Street at these times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.…