Honoring our Service Men and Women Hello Georgetown! Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day. It's a time that many enjoy a day off from work and spending time with family and friends. I would, however, like … Read More...
Honoring our Service Men and Women
Hello Georgetown! Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day. It’s a time that many enjoy a day off from work and spending time with family and friends. I would, however, like to remind you the importance of this day and it’s true meaning. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on and honor our service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.
The day was originally known as Decoration Day. The origin can be traced back to the years following the Civil War. Memorial day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans in the United States observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or other memorials, holding family or friend gatherings and participating in parades.
COVID-19 presents a new challenge this year as many won’t be able to attend memorials, or visit cemeteries. We’ve compiled a list of three virtual ceremonies you can be a part of from the comfort of your own home. Click here to find out more.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
- Where to Buy Cloth Face Masks Locally and Beyond – Updated!
- COVID-19 Daily Updates
- Naturally Pure Sanitizer – Changing Gears for the Community – Updated!
- Old Town Living Up For Grabs! – Updated Price!
- Virtual Memorial Day Events and Ceremonies
- Restaurants Open for Dine-In
- Featured Businesses: Lawhon Heating & Air and Hydrate
- Georgetown again seventh fastest-growing city in U.S.
- New Church Launches on the Georgetown Square
- Sunflower Festival to Bloom at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
- GISD Announces Principals for Frost, Village Elementary Schools
- Georgetown Poker Club has Re-Opened
- Online Auction Benefiting Small Businesses in Georgetown
- Memorial Day Closures
- Williamson County EMS Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
And Much More!
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“Thanks for continuing your reporting in good times and bad. You are two of G’town’s treasures. Be safe. Be well.” ~Laraine
“We really appreciate your efforts to keep our community up to date with changes during this difficult time.” ~William Schoen
Hey Everybody, we have gathered some resources for ordering cloth masks. These resources were supplied to us by our readers and the vendors themselves, we have several sources in Georgetown and a few beyond.
The County posts daily updates with detailed statistics for the Coronavirus cases confirmed for Williamson County.
The report gives numbers by city, gender, age and status.
Amidst the nationwide concern over COVID-19, countless industries have taken a severe financial blow as small businesses were forced to close their doors. In spite of the uncertainty of the economic climate, American Vapor Company, a local vapor product company, has been ramping up full production of hand sanitizer in the midst of mass shortages throughout the United States.
Charming Old Town house in downtown district newly listed and ready for its new owners! All windows replaced, foam spray insulation in the attic and in crawl space, exterior and interior paint recently painted, all interior and exterior trim replaced, refinished original wood floors, water softener, gas stove, gutters replaced, all recently replaced LG stainless steel appliances. The home is also wired for security, furnished with smart locks, a nest thermostat, and a doorbell camera. The front porch of your dreams and an amazing covered deck off the master suite.
We’ve compiled a list of a few Virtual Memorial Day Ceremonies and Events you can attend without leaving your home.
Earlier this week, we added a new section on the website after having many of you reaching out asking about restaurants that have re-opened for dine-in service. We heard you! If you are a restaurant and would like to add your information, you may do so as well.
“Hello Georgetown” is the best publication to come along to keep all Georgetown residents informed. It is a great way to cure our curiosity. People like to know what is happening in our town, whether it be entertainment, fun-filled events for the family, road improvements to move traffic, construction of new commercial and residential development.
“You take the guess work out of all that’s happening. Thank you for this publication and keeping us in the know.” ~Maryanne Denison
Lawhon Heating & Air
Lawhon Heating & Air is a family owned, Georgetown community business.
We are here for all your cooling and heating needs. Residential and commercial, expert service, installation, and maintenance.
Hydrate has been a staple in Georgetown for over thirty years. Our community knows that we have always provided the freshest, best tasting water in Central Texas. Our water vending is open 24x7x365. But, we’re more than just water…
We spend a lot of time hand-picking the best produce to provide our customers with the healthiest and best tasting Smoothies, Juices and Salads.
“People continue to choose to call Georgetown home, because they see what we do: Georgetown has it all,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “We are a safe community, with unparalleled parks, an award-winning library, a low tax rate, and the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. With dedicated partners like Southwestern University, Georgetown ISD, Williamson County, St. David’s Hospital, the Chamber, and Sun City, working to maintain the town’s charm and character, people will keep moving here and building upon what we have.”
Pastor Bradley Helgerson acknowledged that it’s a weird time to start a church, but he felt a calling to begin a work in Georgetown after he moved here a year ago. He, his wife Pamela and their five children live in Old Town.
Like every true Georgetownian, Bradley asked himself, “How can I serve Georgetown?”
A field blanketed with golden sunflowers, split-rail fences and an old truck – it sounds like the perfect photo opportunity.
That’s what Jon Meredith, owner of Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, wants it to be for the community this summer when the farm hosts its first Sunflower Festival June 27-July 5 at 14400 E. State Highway 29. Festival goers can take pictures with dozens of beautiful flowers and enjoy the farm’s usual activities.
Georgetown ISD named Tamra Marbibi principal of Frost Elementary School and Rebecca Lambert principal of Village Elementary School during its board meeting on Monday, May 18.
Central Texas healthcare workers will received another well deserved salute on Friday, May 15. Ft. Hood will saluted our heroes with a helicopter flyover.
More than $7.5 million has been given out to small businesses as part of Williamson County’s Wilco Forward grant program. Wilco Forward was developed by a strike team that includes County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer, Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey, and Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles to provide financial relief to local business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program began accepting applications on May 6 and has received 2,673 applications as of May 14.
Poker fans, some great news! The Georgetown Poker Club is re-opening Wednesday, May 20 with a lot of precautions in place including a new HVAC UV & Purifier system, UV C Box for sterilizing chips, cards, & money, masks are required, temperature taken at the door.
Hipp Radio Network Georgetown and Robert’s Printing have teamed up to help support small businesses in Georgetown through an online auction. During the month of April, HRN asked businesses who were in need of support to reach out. Twenty-one Georgetown area businesses responded with needs. Proceeds from the auction will benefit those businesses who specifically requested financial help by May 1.
City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday.
Williamson County EMS has five employees that have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees were in self-quarantine prior to their diagnosis and have not had contact with the public since being diagnosed. All employees are being monitored at home
Where To Get Help in Georgetown & Williamson County
Here’s our working list of places to get help if you need it in Georgetown and Williamson County. This is also a great list of places that could use your financial assistance if you’re able.
Interactive Texas Map Showing Coronavirus Cases by County
We thought you might like to see this handy map from Fox 4 News! It’s interactive and it’s updated daily in all counties. Just mouse over the county you want to check on and it shows the number of cases confirmed for that county.
52 Summer Camps – Ready For Your Children
Georgetown is open for business!
Let’s help get our local economy moving again and support our great local businesses.
Free Parking, ATMs and Rest Rooms in Downtown Georgetown
We’ve created a page to help you navigate when you’re downtown for the Holidays, whether you’re new to town or just visiting it’s always good to know where to park for free, where to find a Rest Room and where to get a little cash from a nearby ATM. Find Maps and Details Here
Buy Fresh and Shop Local at Georgetown Farmer’s Markets
Thanks for reading, see you around town!
Rob Hipp and John Montgomery