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In the Sunday Sun

Could city manager be done? Council to discuss Brandenburg’s position Monday

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Texas Bulldogge Derby comes to San Gabriel Park

Leander’s Donna King to replace judicial stalwart

Democrats shun campaign contributions

GOP incumbents bring in windfall of donations

With cotton yields up, ‘Texas snow’ blankets Blackland Prairie

Man dies Wednesday in interstate crash

With road work aplenty going on around town, Second Street work should wrap next week

Wurstbraten feeds attendees, gives back

Pirate radio returns to airwaves at SU

Fireworks possession issue flares back up at city council

State house race focuses on education, roads

Tuition-free Montessori school planned

Volleyball season wraps up in Georgetown

Column: Fall tournaments provide key lessons for young prep golfers

Down the stretch: High school football teams are in good position to make playoffs

Eagle swim team captures GISD Cup in annual competition between high schools

Southwestern junior volleyball player earns conference accolade

Ready for takeoff? Airfest returns this week for fifth year

Caring Place seeks holiday-time donations

Column: Autumn presents family time full of memories

Gallery Georgetown draws community interest

Families turn out for a night at the library

Fur Ball raises funds for animal shelter

Engineer designs bird blind

Column: Get ready for annual gingerbread contest at library

Assisted living center walks against breast cancer

Weekend update

A girl dressed as a zombie cheerleader for the East View Patriots, holds back her blonde pig-tail.

Andy Sharp

Have a safe Halloween! Katelyn Lierman, 11, dressed as a scary-looking Patriot cheerleader zombie at the Halloween Carnival last week.



News

Council will discuss city manager’s job at special meeting:A city council special meeting regarding the employment of City Manager Paul Brandenburg is set for Monday night.


Mayor Dale Ross said that city staff was working to publicly post the agenda by Friday afternoon to meet the requirement of posting 72 hours prior to the meeting.


The Monday meeting, open to the public, is tentatively set for 6 p.m. at the Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Avenue. The mayor refused to comment further on what will be on the agenda.


Council voted Tuesday to direct City Attorney Bridget Chapman to draft an agreement with Mr. Brandenburg related to terms discussed in an executive session earlier that evening. Multiple council members and city employees declined to comment further.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 64, low around 44. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.

 

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71, low around 59. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75, low around 63. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

3-day weather history at the airport [here]


Lake levels Friday

          Georgetown: 15.27 feet below full (791')

   Stillhouse Hollow: 12.99 feet below full (622')


Friday

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas plays its final weekend at Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Last day to buy pumpkins at San Gabriel Presbyterian (5404 Williams Drive, Georgetown) and First United Methodist (410 East University Avenue, Georgetown)


Boo Bash brings live music, costumed dancing, trick-or-treating and shopping to the Georgetown Square, 5-7:30 p.m.


Nightmare on Jail Hill haunted house at the old jail, 312 Main Street, Georgetown, 7-11 p.m.


Scary Ghosts of the Georgetown Square is a more frightening version of The Williamson Museum’s usual downtown ghost tour, 716 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, tours leave at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.


Halloween Bash at Hardtails Bar and Grill, 1515 North I-35, Georgetown, Fri., Oct. 31.


FALL FESTIVALS

Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Church, 1333 West University Avenue, Georgetown, 5:30-8 p.m.


Wellspring UMC, 6200 Williams Drive, 5-6:30 p.m.


Grace Bible Church, 2100 Shell Road, 5-7 p.m.


Crestview Baptist Church, 2300 Williams Drive, 6-8 p.m.


First United Methodist Church, 410 East University Avenue, 5 p.m.


Saturday

“Empire Falling” art exhibit opens at Georgetown Art Center, 816 South Main Street, and runs through December 14.

 

An additional performance of Junie B. Jones at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 9 a.m.  

 

Laps 4 Liz raises funds for Liz Leidner in her fight to beat ovarian cancer, Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 North Austin Avenue, 10 a.m.  

 

Georgetown Holistic Faire brings angel cards, tarot and psychic readers, reflexology specialists and more to La Quinta Inn, 333 North I-35, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

HarvestFest is a community-wide event at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church, 101 Church Street, Liberty Hill, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Southwestern University Chorale Concert, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 7 p.m.


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas plays its final weekend at Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


Sunday

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas plays its final weekend at Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 2 p.m.


Arts Classic Chamber series fills the Hewlett Room at Georgetown Public Library with classical music, 402 West Eighth Street, 4 p.m.

 

Receive a blessing on All Souls Day during Solemn Vespers at Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery and Prayer Gardens, 330 Berry Lane, Georgetown, 4 p.m.

 

Southwestern University faculty recital, Alma Thomas Theater, 1001 East University Avenue, 4-5 p.m.


Deaths • Services

Dorothy Elledge died October 23.

 

Kevin Casey Dennis died October 27. Service was at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 30, Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

Shane Leroy Lyckman died October 24. Service was at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 30, Cook-Walden Capital Parks Dignity Memorial.

 

Rev. Dr. Charles Edward Laing, Sr. died October 29. Services were at 10 a.m. Friday, October 31, Dugger Cemetery, Seguin.

 

Kneyon Grady Reville died October 29. Service was at 10 a.m. Friday, October 31, Bluffington Cemetery, Llano.

 

Oleta Marie Hall-Cherico died October 25. Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 1, Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin.

 

William Miles “Bill” Lee died October 28. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 1, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North I-35, Georgetown.

 

Jocille J. Keith died October 28. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 1, Southwestern Room of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

Lottie B. Schutz died October 30. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel 393 North I-35, Georgetown.

 

Dorrie Miller died October 30. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

John W. Roberts, Jr. died October 27. Service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 1, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North I-35, Georgetown.

 

William Miles “Bill” Lee died October 28. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 1, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North I-35, Georgetown.

Don Wilson McLaren died October 22. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 1, I.O.O.F Cemetery, 701 Smith Creek Road, Georgetown.

 

Marc Hamilton Sansom died October 22. Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 2, the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.