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Another drowning in lake

2014 may be the deadliest year on record for Lake Georgetown.

Interfaith exchange at the table

Georgetown congregation hosts visitors for Ramadan.

Texas Crushed Stone

Six decades on, company does good for Georgetown.

County’s downtown garage reopens

Sooner-than-expected development eases parking congestion.

Study: Red Poppy generates $2.5M for biz

45,000 visited the two-day festival in August.

Candidate returns home

The Democratic nominee for state comptroller payed a visit to his hometown Monday.

County’s HR boss comes from Florida

Tara Raymore started July 14.

Flier takes Pacific detour

William Adams was on United Airlines flight forced to land on Midway Island.

Jarrell teachers to get raises

$1,000 salary increase included in budget.

Downtown chiropractor plans holiday move

Client base grows at Ash Chiropractic and Wellness.

G’town unemployment rate holds steady at 4.5% in June

Still higher than neighboring cities.

Consignment bookstore moves to Georgetown

Brightside Books to open Thursday.

UIL changes cross country rules

Will we see more bling at the starting line?

Aquadillos finish season with divisional crown

Club team triumphs at home.

Local track teams heads to Junior Olympics

Jett Walker is competing in long jump.

Beating the drum for drum corps

Groups practice in Georgetown.

Cactus makes delicious addition

Read the history of the prickly pear cactus — then eat it.

Animal shelter benefits from bowling event

Texas Humane Heroes hosts charity bowl-a-thon.


Thursday Update

Gentleman stands at a podium holding a microphone with a Texas flag behind him.

Joyce May

Marika Bordes, Bob Ragan, Mary Thrasher Griffin and Kris Whitfield at the award ceremony for the Texas Society of Sculptors' summer show Sunday in Georgetown Public Library. Mr. Ragan, a Florence resident, won first place for his cordovan cream limestone sculpture "Sea Candy."

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97, low around 75. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.


3-day weather history at the airport [here]


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

Lake levels Wednesday

          Georgetown: 14.85 feet below full (791')

   Stillhouse Hollow: 9.42 feet below full (622')


Fugitive sighted in Sun City: A man matching the description of a wanted fugitive was seen in the center of Sun City Tuesday.

Sex offender Kevin Patrick Stoeser is wanted by the FBI for his October escape from a residential home in Del Valle, where he was serving the remainder of a 156-month sentence for four counts of child sexual assault and one count of possession of child pornography. He pled guilty to the charges in 2003.

A resident told Sun City staff that he saw a man that looked like Mr. Stoeser — a 41-year-old white man standing about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds with a tattoo on his forearm of the name “Kayla” — Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the community’s Social Center. The resident said the man was offering to fix dings and dents in cars.

If you see anything suspicious, contact Georgetown police at 512-930-3510.


Wednesday Evening

Committee meets to discuss Georgetown’s 2015 road bond, 300-1 Industrial Avenue, Georgetown, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Shake, Rattle and Drum Roll percussion class begin at Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 6-8 p.m.

Test your skills at open mic night at Roots Bistro, 118 West Eighth Street, 7-10 p.m.



Quilting demonstration at Handcrafts Unlimited, 104 East Eighth Street, Georgetown, 1-4 p.m.


Farmers market in Church of Christ parking lot, 1525 West University Avenue, Georgetown, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Ken Kruse sings Frank Sinatra’s hits in a musical tribute at Tony & Luigi’s, 1201 South Church Street, Georgetown, 6-8 p.m.

Teens in the Palace Theatre’s summer workshop present their free and live broadway review, 810 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 7-8:30 p.m.


Deaths • Services


Diana Jefferson Hill died July 16. Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, Sweet Home Baptist Church, 3200 Sunrise Road, Round Rock.


Charles Black died July 12. Service at noon, Thursday, July 24, Georgetown Church of Christ, 1525 West University Avenue, Georgetown.


Janis Lazane Black died May 20. Service at noon, Thursday, July 24, Georgetown Church of Christ, 1525 West University Avenue, Georgetown.


Matthew Tennyson Hood died July 18. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, the First United Methodist Church, 1004 North Mays Street, Round Rock.


Paul Gene Griffith died July 20. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, First United Methodist Church, 410 East University Avenue, Georgetown.


Esmeralda Matos died June 26. Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, New Creation Baptist Church, 702 East 15th Street, Georgetown.


Frances Jane Zess died July 14. Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, St. Paul's Church, 3775 East Cudahy Avenue, Cudahy, Wisconsin.


Dorothy Gardner Sullivan died July 5. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2, Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.