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Wednesday update, November 14

Police detain two juveniles in EVHS threat


By SHANNON LOWRY


The Georgetown Police Department detained two juveniles Tuesday morning regarding a threat made to East View High School via social media late Monday night.


GPD posted an update to their Facebook page at 10 a.m. November 13 regarding the incident, stating they believed the threat to be contained and “there is no danger to the students or staff at East View High School.” The police department plans to maintain an above-average presence at the school until the investigation is fully completed.


The threat transmitted via social media allegedly said the school would be attacked today and was relayed to the Georgetown Police Department about 11:05 p.m. Monday. The police department, in conjunction with Georgetown Independent School District personnel and campus administrators, have been investigating the threat since notification was received.


East View High School was open Tuesday with a heightened police presence, including Texas Department of Public Safety, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and GPD officers responding. GPD Public Information Officer Roland Waits said there was a high absentee rate at East View on Tuesday due to the news traveling fast via social media. GPD will have additional security measures in place pending the resolution of this investigation, according to Mr. Waits.


Mr. Waits also wanted to dispel a rumor that Georgetown High School was also being threatened, which he said was not true. He said a witness in the EVHS threat went to Georgetown High School and posted the threat online, which prompted GPD to visit the school to interview the witness, Mr. Wait said.


Georgetown ISD put out an email to parents and staff Tuesday morning stating the situation had been contained and there was no danger to students and staff at EVHS or any other GISD campus.



Daily Photo

Darren Almazan uses a shovel to shake loose hot coals created in a gigantic incinerator. Oak wood is placed in the incinerator, where it's transformed into hot coal used to stoke the pits used for smoking sausage. Church members built the incinerator during the 2011 drought as a way to keep fire from spreading into the very dry surrounding area. [See more photos in the November 14 Sun.]


Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 50. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

3-day weather history at the airport [here]


Live music

Thursday, November 15
6:00p Ken Kruse sings Frank Sinatra tributes at Tony and Luigi's
8:00p Craig Howell Trio at Hardtails Bar and Grill

 

Friday, November 16
5:00p Natalie Metcalf performs at Grape Creek Georgetown on the Square
8:00p Rock House at Hardtails Bar and Grill
8:00p Ty Grubb performs at Mesquite Creek Outfitters

 

Saturday, November 17
7:00p Chris and Karen Hunt perform at Central Texas Olive Ranch
7:30p The Walburg Boys play in the Biergarten at Walburg German Restaurant
8:00p The Jerrell's perform at Mesquite Creek Outfitters
8:30p Rhythm Dawgs at Hardtails Bar and Grill

 

Events

Wednesday, November 14
6:30p Salon at Wildfire hosted by the Williamson Museum

6:30p Bi-, A Teatro Milagro Bilingual Play at the Mood-Bridwell Atrium

 

Thursday, November 15
5:00p Affair on the Square in downtown Georgetown

 

Friday, November 16
1:30p Tanya Otti speaks at Southwestern University
6:30p White Christmas at the Palace Theatre
7:30p Wayside School plays at Southwestern University's Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater

 

Saturday, November 17
9:00a Hands on in the Garden hosted by the Williamson County Master Gardeners
9:00a Arts & Crafts Show at Granger Brethren Church
10:00a Patriotic Star Craft hosted by the Williamson Museum in Round Rock
10:00a Sami Show at the Williamson County Expo Center
3:00p Wayside School plays at Southwestern University's Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater
4:30p Beaujolais Nouveau Potluck at Redbird Farm
6:30p White Christmas at the Palace Theatre
7:30p Wayside School plays at Southwestern University's Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater

 

Sunday, November 18
11:00a Sami Show at the Williamson County Expo Center
12:00p White Christmas at the Palace Theatre
3:00p Wayside School plays at Southwestern University's Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater
6:30p Harpist Greg Buchanan performs at Crestview Baptist Church

 

Monday, November 19
5:30p Adult Drawing for Beginners at ArtSea Lessons & Studio

 


Deaths • Services

James Edward Crowder, 55, died November 1, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78633.

 

Mary Jo Cummings, 75, died October 31, 2018.

 

Grace Anna (King) Conlee died November 9, 2018. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas, with the Funeral Service following at 11 a.m.

 

Linda Lee Wheeler died November 8, 2018. Linda was remembered in a family ceremony on November 10, 2018.

 

John Edward Briggs, 57, died November 1, 2018. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the American Legion in Jarrell, Texas, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

   

 

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