In the Sunday Issue
County awaits FEMA aid
The Federal Emergency Management Agency visited Williamson County Friday to evaluate damages to the county's infrastructure and roads caused by the Halloween floods but a decision was not expected for at least another month.
Crews finish major repairs on roadways
Transportation officials with the city say they're done with most repairs on Austin Avenue and Del Webb Boulevard after a botched repaving project earlier in the year cracked both into gravel.
Rivery incentives head to council
On Tuesday the city council will consider approving a menu of incentive agreements with the developers of the Summit at Rivery Park — a planned mixed-use project that would plant an upscale shopping center, town homes, a Sheraton Hotel and the city's first convention center on 32 acres overlooking the San Gabriel River.
Horseplay at Wesleyan
Miniature horses visited The Wesleyan at Scenic Thursday, spending time with residents and helping spread holiday cheer.
Tour historic spaces
Explore the stately Victorian homes of Old Town next Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Georgetown Heritage Society’s Holiday Homes and Buildings Tour.
City proposes salamander protection
Buffer zones would limit development near Georgetown Salamander habitats under the terms of an agreement the city council will consider Tuesday.
Federal funds spur indigent care
Five new Williamson County health care programs for Medicaid recipients and low-income families are benefitting from a waiver that provides $11.4 billion for social services in Texas over the next five years.
Pats lose 17-4A opener
East View and Connally High School combined to make just 27.7 percent of their field goals Tuesday but the Cougars pulled away in the second half to win both teams’ girls basketball district opener.
Pirates conclude historic season
The Southwestern men’s soccer team won 14 games in 2013, tying the program record, and finished the season ranked No. 5 in the region.
Eagles win boys, girls games
After four consecutive losses to highly regard Class 5A teams, the Georgetown girls broke out of their scoring funk with an 84-27 demolition of Elgin High School Tuesday while the GHS boys defeated former district rival Westwood 59-49.
Flags fly at half-staff in front of the Williamson County Historical Courthouse Friday afternoon in honor of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who died Thursday.
Friday: Freezing rain likely before 9am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 35.
North wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 60% chance of precipitation. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Friday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy, with a high near 29. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of freezing drizzle and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 22. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: Cloudy, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight.
3-day weather history at the airport [here]
Georgetown: 16.39 feet low, slight rise
Stillhouse Hollow: 10 feet low, slight drop
Happening This Weekend
• "Buddy Holly & The Crickets" dinner cabaret at Palace Theater's education and performance center. 216 West Eighth Street, Friday, December 6, dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m.
• "Peter Pan, The Musical" on the main stage at the Palace Theatre, 216 West Eighth Street, 7:30 p.m.
• Reservations due by noon for the Georgetown American Association of University Women's annual holiday tea celebration, which costs $12 and is December 14 at Southwestern University. Contact Barbara McGrail at 512-868-0162.
• Christmas Stroll around downtown, with the Artisans & Crafters Village open 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
• The annual Stroll parade is cancelled but watch Santa ride down Austin Avenue on a fire truck, 10 a.m. At the same time, the Red Kettle Campaign, which was scheduled to take part in the parade, will have its large Red Kettle float in front of Walmart.
• See Santa at All Things Kids, 703 South Main Street, 1-8 p.m.
• Live music on Saturday:
Elf Stage (corner of Sixth and Main streets)
9-9:30 a.m.: Madison Guyton
10-10:45 a.m.: Carrie Lynn Grayson
12:30-1 p.m.: Miss Georgetown
1:30-2 p.m.: Arts Avenue For Kids
2:30-3 p.m.: Rachel Lauren
3:30-4 p.m.: Dolce Music Studio
4:30-5 p.m.: Clickety Cloggers
5:30-6 p.m.: The Dance Gallery
Jingle Bell Rock Stage (Austin Avenue at Eighth Street)
9-9:45 a.m.: Carrie Lynn Grayson
Noon-1 p.m.: Arrowhead Republic
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Second Chance
3:15-4 p.m.: Georgetown ISD Orchestra
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Ellason Grayson Project
6-6:45 p.m.: Performing Arts Studio
7:15-8 p.m.: Ron Plays Christmas
• Whoo-Village and the Kids Zone & Craft Area are open during regular Stroll times, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Central Texas Authors meet on second floor of Georgetown Public Library, 402 West Eighth Street, 1 p.m.
• “Buddy Holly & The Crickets” dinner cabaret at Palace Theater’s education and performance center. 216 West Eighth Street, Saturday, December 7, dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m.
• “Peter Pan, The Musical” on the main stage at the Palace Theatre, 216 West Eighth Street, 7:30 p.m.
• “Peter Pan, The Musical” on the main stage at the Palace Theatre, 216 West Eighth Street, 2 p.m.
• Sixth anniversary of Texas Humane Heroes as a no-kill animal shelter,The Ranch House, 4307 Teravista Drive in Round Rock, 6-9 p.m.
• “Buddy Holly & The Crickets” dinner cabaret at Palace Theater’s education and performance center. 216 West Eighth Street, Sunday, December 8, dinner at 6:15 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m.
• The downtown ribbon-cutting ceremony for Handcrafts Unlimited, which turned 30 years old this year, originally scheduled for Saturday was cancelled because of bad weather. As of Friday afternoon, it had not been rescheduled. Saturday's trout fishing derby on the San Gabriel River at Blue Hole Park was also cancelled.
Deaths • Services
Jerry W. Covington died November 28. Service information unavailable.
Charles Wayne Gholson Sr. died November 26. Visitation was Sunday, December 1, Stygar Funeral Home, Florissant, Missouri.
Laverne Hobbs Berry died November 29. Service was Monday, December 2, Liberty Hill Cemetery.
Thomas Jackson (T.J.) “Hap” Rosson died November 27. Service was Tuesday, December 3, Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery, Georgetown.