The Williamson County Sun

In the Wednesday Issue

Officer under investigation for misconduct

A Georgetown police officer is on paid administrative leave after he appeared to trip and shove high schoolers storming the field after an historic state championship over the weekend.

Rivery extension will knock out four houses

The price of progress will be costly for some Georgetown residents as the city plans to extend Rivery Boulevard across Williams Drive, which would force the leveling of four homes in the 1600 block of Park Lane.

School board candidate strives to find balance

Melanie Dunham, a media maven and mother of four, is running for Place 5 on the Georgetown Independent School District Board of Trustees to replace outgoing Trustee Mike Hewlett.

Poppies galore

Georgetown’s favorite flower is having a banner year, just in time for this weekend’s Red Poppy Festival.

Get your primp on for prom

Rachel MacKay had never curled her hair before. But her mother, Kathy, was confident the new look would be perfect for prom.

New mural to adorn South Main

On the south side of the Square, across from the Georgetown Art Center, a red brick wall stares blankly at passersby as they make their entrance to the historic downtown.

County offices want beaucoup hires

Williamson County departments have asked for more than 120 new positions in preliminary 2014-15 budget discussions.

Square retailers: parking is No. 1 issue

Business owners are pleased with their location in downtown Georgetown but desire more parking options.

No time wasted at networking event

There is speed reading. There is speed dialing. And over the past decade, we even started speed dating.

But the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is partial to speed networking.

R.O.C.K. dance raises $350K

Ride On Center for Kids’ annual Barn Dance fund-raiser last month brought in a record $350,000 for the local non-profit organization.

Shelter looks to expand footprint at current site

The Williamson County Regional Animal shelter is looking for room to grow.


Wednesday Update

Red Poppy

Andy Sharp

A red poppy in Edwards Park Monday — just in time for this weekend's Red Poppy Festival.


Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83, low around 65. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.


3-day weather history at the airport [here]


Burn Ban lifted: Outdoor burning is still not allowed on critical fire danger days.

Lake levels Tuesday

          Georgetown: 14.45 feet low

   Stillhouse Hollow: 11.51 feet low


Maximize Your Brain Fitness, a presentation on neurological training, at Cianfrani Coffee Company, 109 West Seventh Street, 5-7 p.m.

“Love for Myanmar: Celebrating Opportunity” fund-raiser, Crestview Baptist Church, 2300 Williams Drive, 6:30 to 8 p.m.



Toddler Time at The Georgetown Project, 805 West University Avenue, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Arbor Day Flower Show, sponsored by the Georgetown Garden Club, at the Community Center in San Gabriel Park, 445 East Morrow Street, ceremony 10 a.m., flower show 1-4 p.m.

Professional Women of Williamson County Luncheon at Round Rock’s Arbor Point Event Center, 665 East Palm Valley Boulevard, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pooches and Patron Yappy Hour at La Playa Mexican Cafe, 3010 Williams Drive, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Chess club meets in the Hewlett Room in the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West Eighth Street, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Sun City Singers present their Spring Concert, “What a Wonderful World,” Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive, 7 p.m.


Deaths • Services

Emma Lou Duncan died April 15. Service was at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393, North IH-35, Georgetown.


Marshall Mark Pearlstein died April 19. Service was 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.


Clifford Louis “Cliff” Lambert, Jr., died April 11. Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park.


Gary Milton Sharar died April 17. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Masonic Center, 800 Rose Avenue, Modesto, California.


John Lawrence Babicki, Sr., died April 18. Service at a later date at Saint Peter's and Sain Paul Cemetery in Springfield, Pennsylvania.