Wilco Sending A Message to Sexual Predators

ADAs Whited and Smith Working at 100 Percent  James Weatherford, 61, was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison for 49 counts of second- and third-degree possession and promotion of child pornography. He entered a plea of Guilty in the 368th District Court on Monday to waive the jury trial for the guilt/innocence phase of […]

City Desk July 28

Lifeguards Win Regional Competition A team of lifeguards from the City of Georgetown won a regional lifeguard competition last week and has qualified to compete in the statewide competition. Team Dauntless from Georgetown placed first at the Texas Superguard regional competition in College Station on July 7. Members of Team Dauntless (pictured left to right in […]

Thanks for the helping hand

Around the Firehouse As I enter my fifth month as Fire Chief of Jarrell, the community in which I have lived for over 20 years, I have gained yet another perspective on this community’s willingness to help one another. As I have mentioned before, the members of your fire department strive to cover a large […]

GISD Teachers Receive Honors

Cara Schwartz Georgetown ISD’s Special Education Executive Director Cara Schwartz, was honored by the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education at their annual conference held in Austin. Ms. Schwartz received the 2014 Pinnacle Award for Distinguished Director of the organization. The Pinnacle Award recognizes excellence, innovation, and achievement in special education leadership in Texas. […]

Juvenile Svcs Summer Enrichment

Entering Adulthood with a Career Instead of a Record Williamson County Juvenile Services completed its first summer vocation session July 11 with the in-house Wilco Café luncheon. Students created a three-course meal; and hosted, served and managed a luncheon for WCJS staff and invited guests. The menu included not-your-average-teen-diet items, like vegetarian lasagna, homemade pesto […]

Round Rock Drums

Rhythm Workshops has teamed up with the Georgetown Palace Theatre and put together a six week workshop called “Shake, Rattle & Drum Roll.”  This is a free event for the entire community were we spread the love of making music. Rhythm Workshops has secured internationally known Drum Coach, Ed Francis,  who will be providing instruction […]

Serving – A Way Of Life For Georgetown

It’s not uncommon to hear the question, “What makes a community special?” In answer to this question, Georgetown shines in many respects. This community is generous and caring, consistently giving above and beyond, and benevolent non-profit organizations abound here thanks to engaged residents.  A quick glance at the outstanding efforts of community-supported organizations like Brookwood […]

Christians Unite

In order for Christians to vote Democrat, they would need to violate numerous Bible scriptures. In fact, it’s my belief that anyone who votes Democrat couldn’t possibly be a Christian. Consider abortion. Scripture is clear that God knew us when we were still in our mother’s womb. The unborn are created and worthy of life.If […]

Civics 101: Could You Pass the Citizenship Test?

Civics 101: Could You  Pass the Citizenship Test? America, at least since the Vikings and Polynesians didn’t stick around, has been a nation of permanent immigrants since the early 16th century. (Thank you, Miss Obvious.)  For my generation, from Schoolhouse Rock’s 1977 “Great American Melting Pot,” which celebrated our historical diversity, to yesterday’s headlines about fences […]

Judge John McMaster Honored by Peer Award

Judge John B. McMaster, Presiding Judge of County Court at Law #4, received the 2014 Distinguished Lawyer Award from the Williamson County Bar Association.  The award was presented in recognition of his dedication to the people of Williamson County and in honor of his significant contributions to the legal profession throughout the last 30 years. […]

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 […]