It’s Playtime Again!

Hundreds of kids and former kids swarmed the new Playscape at the Georgetown Rec Center July 2. After tearing through the paper loop ribbon constructed by Camp Goodwater, the vision and success of the “Where we’ve been and where we’re going” park was renewed. Mayor Dale Ross expressed great thanks to the community, consultants from […]

Vacation Liberty School

Third Court of Appeals Judge Jeff Rose (pictured back row) visited the Georgetown Vacation Liberty School at Heritage Baptist Church to talk to the students about rules (laws) and fundamentals of government. He was joined by Founding Fathers Sam Addams (left of Judge Rose) and Georgetown Washington. Vacation Liberty School (VLS) is a week-long half-day […]

2013 Jarrell Grad Zachariah Good Completes U.S. Navy Basic Training

Navy Seaman Recruit Zachariah A. Good, son of James A. and Georgia Good of Jarrell, Texas, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Good completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and […]

Jihad on the Border

Interview with a Border Guard Volunteer On June 17, Governor Rick Perry said “These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations.” The Statesman Politifact called it “a ridiculous unsupported claim.” I spoke with a member of the Texas Border Volunteers (TBV), “Grayman” […]

Wine Competitions

Next weekend, I’m looking forward again being at the San Antonio Wine Competition again! This is an awesome event and I’m fortunate to have been a judge since its inception in 2001. KLRN Public Broadcasting uses medal winners for fundraisers at three separate events. Info and tickets can be found at All reputable wine judges take their work […]

Civics 101: Part 8 New Generation, Simple Ideas

Guest Expert: Austin Kuhlman Austin Kuhlman is a 22-year old college student studying journalism at ACC. After 9/11 and the War on Terror began, Austin quickly immersed himself in politics. Impassioned by Libertarian rhetoric in the 2008 election, he has been studying political phenomena ever since. Libertarianism is by political standards, a new phenomenon. Although the […]

Gun Show Promoter is Top Shelf!

Attending Premier Gun Shows in Waco, Austin, San Antonio, Pasadena, and Houston for the last three years has exposed me to their business safety practices. At each show, there are two lines – one for those bringing guns in, and one for those without.  There is a Premier representative at the entry, greeting, and directing […]

Dr. David Lee Devillez, 1943-2014

Dr. David Lee DeVillez, M.D., 71, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 4th, after a long battle against cancer. He was born on June 28th, 1943, in Tell City, Indiana, to Earl “Casey” and Marie DeVillez. David was raised in Tell City and graduated from Tell City High School in 1961. He went on to attend Indiana University […]

John Glover Warden 1955-2014

John Glover Warden, 59, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 28, 2014. John was born May 14, 1955 in Burnet, Texas to the late Douglas Amon and Mary Nell Glover Warden. He spent his childhood years in Austin, TX, and graduated from Lanier High School. He and his family were […]

Slow Burn Over Fireworks Ban

Georgetown residents, and anyone driving through Georgetown may not have been aware that they were breaking the law. Recent changes in the Georgetown Fire Ordinances drew attention to language that has been in a City ordinance for the past 28 years, sparking a heated debate about the definition of “fireworks” as well as the potential […]

Kids’ Playscape is BACK!

The grand opening celebration for the new creative playscape in San Gabriel Park will be held Wednesday, July 2 at 10 am. The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department invites children, families, and all community members to come and explore. The new playscape not only maintained the historical presence from the original, it has enhanced and […]