In the Wednesday Issue
Surviving the unimaginable
Max Glauben was 10 when Germany invaded Poland, triggering World War II; he endured the atrocities of the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi concentration camps. Mr. Glauben told his story to a packed audience Saturday night at the debut of a new exhibit at the public library.
Poll openings delayed by ice
Sun City’s Cowan Creek Amenity Center extended its lead as the most-popular early voting location in the county through Friday, the final day to vote early in local and state primaries.
From Firenze to Florence
Free and open to the public, the bronze sculpture exhibit “Florence to Florence” runs through May 1 at The Vineyard at Florence.
County funds Jonah repairs
The Jonah Community Center is getting a facelift after commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay for $165,000 for renovations.
Major road link finished
Nearly 10 years and $68 million in the making, the final phase of Ronald Reagan Boulevard, which connects Cedar Park to Jarrell and simplifies transit through western portions of the county, is complete.
Brainard wants slower Shell Road
Georgetown City Councilman Keith Brainard said last week he would press city officials to reduce the speed limit on a section of Shell Road that residents have said is dangerously fast.
Inauguration week deadline approaches
Southwestern University is throwing a party later this month and the community is invited. Register by March 11 for most events that will occur during the inauguration week of Edward Burger later this month.
Paintball: ageless pleasure
Situated on 12 acres of ranch land thick with cedar trees and limestone boulders, the wooded battlefields at the Georgetown Paintball park seem like natural playgrounds for adventure-seekers young and old.
City kills Williams overlay district
Dormant land on a busy stretch of Williams Drive could see a surge of development interest now that city leaders have loosened rules on the road.
Biotech firm ventures abroad
DiFusion Technologies Inc., a medical technology company based in Georgetown’s Texas Life-Sciences Collaboration Center, has cleared a major hurdle in getting its infection-fighting surgical implants to new foreign markets.
Median-priced WilCo homes fly off the market in February
Existing residential homes are flying off the market in Williamson County, according to the latest statistics on county homes sales.
Edwards boosts Pats to another tournament title
Shelby Edwards was in a fence-busting mode last weekend as she led East View softball team to the Taylor Lady Duck Invitational Championship.
Round of applause for all Lady Eagles accomplished in ‘14
Galen Wellnicki looks back at another record season for the Georgetown girls basketball team.
Book explores human-canine relationships
Dogs have lived with Laura Hobgood-Oster since she was born. Or it might be vice versa.
Jacque Linklater and Kay McConaughey toast at a book club in Sun City late last month. The two mothers of Oscar-nominated entertainers joined the party at Kathy Herring's house as Ms. McConaughey talked about her self-published memoir, I Amaze Myself.
2014 PRIMARY ELECTIONS
368th District Court: District Judge Rick Kennon held on to his seat by a slim lead in a victory over Municipal Court Judge Donna King. Judge Kennon won by less than 20 votes, with 10,510 votes to Judge King’s 10,493 votes.
277th District Court: Incumbent District Judge Stacey Mathews defeated attorney Ryan Larson with 12,190 votes to his 8,841 votes.
County Court at Law 3: Judge Doug Arnold will remain in his position after he beat attorney Tallion Taylor with nearly 65 percent of the vote.
Treasurer: Jerri Jones is Williamson County’s new treasurer, receiving more than 10,000 votes to defeat Ralph Pruyn and Michell Cantwell and replace Vivian Wood.
Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace: Judge Bill Gravell will retain his position, beating out long-time law enforcement officer Robert Lloyd.
Precinct 3 Constable: With nearly 56 percent of the vote, Constable Kevin Stofle held off Jeff Eckert and will remain in the position he was appointed to last year.
Precinct 4 Commissioner: Incumbent Commissioner Ron Morrison beat Rick Guzman by a little more than 200 votes. He will face Democratic opponent Tom Mowdy in the November general election.
Surveyor: For the fourth time, Survey Joe Baker beat out long-time opponent and friend Shane Shafer.
Unopposed: Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long did not face an opponent in the Republican Primary but will compete against Democrat Eddie Hurst Jr. in November. County Judge Dan Gattis, who did not have an opponent in the Republican Primary, will face Democrat Michael Custer in November. Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Dain Johnson did not face an opponent in the primary but will go against Democratic opponent Nick Lealos in November.
Others: County Court at Law 1 Judge Suzanne Brooks, County Court at Law 2 Judge Tim Wright, County Court at Law 4 Judge John McMaster, District Clerk Lisa David and County Clerk Nancy Rister ran unopposed in the Republican Primary and do not face Democratic opponents in November so they will remain in their elected positions.
Chair: Karen Carter defended her position as the party’s chairwoman by soundly defeating Braden Frame. Ms. Carter received about 81 percent of the vote.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67, low around 50. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
3-day weather history at the airport [here]
Burn Ban: County commissioners issued a burn ban Tuesday, Feb. 25. Outside fires banned for 30 days or until further notice.
Lake levels Thursday
Georgetown: 14.57 feet low
Stillhouse Hollow: 10.94 feet low
Weekend Garage Sales
2 Good To Miss Estate
Sale, Fri 3/7, Sat 3/8- 9am-5pm, Entire contents of
home, garage and workshop. Antiques, Rod Iron
furniture, Lane cedar chest,
lots of tools, collectibles,
washer, dryer, freezer, dining room set, lawn equipment, 12x 12 Satilla tiles,
gooseneck trailer and concrete forms Cash only. All
sales final. 3101 Brangus
Rd., Georgetown TX.
Fantastic Upscale Estate
Sale 3 Days. Friday, March
7th- Sunday March 9th. Fri
and Sat 9am-4pm, Sun
11am-2pm. You must email
for address if you are not
on our mailing list. Go to
more details and photos.
3414 Buffalo Springs
(Georgetown), Sat 3/8,
8am. Tools, medical, oxygen, homefill; antique bed,
bottles; playhouse, toys;
maternity, girl, adult
clothes; crib set, pack-n-play; file cabinet, tables,
proud to present Part 2
of the Jesse & Betty
Todd family estate sale.
One day only! HUGE
DISCOUNTS on re-
maining & new items.
Great antique furniture,
Persian rug, lots of
kitchen, lots of smalls &
outdoor furniture, full
garage. 1202 East Uni-
(Georgetown) Sat. 3/8,
Fri. 3/7, Sat. 3/8 8am-2pm,
404 Cobblestone Dr.
(Jarrell), exit 275. Furniture,
lamps, pictures, household
items, & baby items.
Large moving sale 400
Oak Branch Dr.
(Georgetown, Shady Oaks
Estates) +other sales in
neighborhood! Sat. 3/22,
7am-2pm. Furniture, decorations, kitchen, etc.
Shops stay open late for First Friday on the Square, 6-8 p.m.
Sun City Follies: A Night at the Oscars, Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive, 7 p.m.
Cats at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 7:30 p.m.
Deaths • Services
Lillie Kemble died March 2. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.
Nancy Josephine Hampton died February 21. Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 East University, Georgetown.
George A. "Skip" Smith III died February 16. Memorial at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.
Van Evers Kirkpatrick died February 27. Service was at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel.