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Seniors face challenge of aging in place

TOP STORY TO WATCH IN 2022 GROWINGWITHAGE According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey, the median age in Georgetown is the highest in Williamson County and at or near the top in Texas, giving the city a unique set of challenges as it continues to grow.

median age in 2019 46.3 City of Georgetown median age in 2019

34.6 State of Texas median age in 2019 36.3 Williamson County

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The median age within Georgetown continues to climb, increasing from 40.9 to 46.3, according to U.S. Census Bureau data from 2010-19. Seniors are now 29.1% of George- town’s population, more than dou- ble that of other cities throughout Williamson County, according to 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data. The Austin-Round Rock metro had the fastest-growing population of adults 55-64 years old and is the second fast- est-growing metro for seniors 65 and up, according to U.S. census data. As the senior population rises, senior care services, the city of Georgetown and senior caregivers are nding solutions to address emerg- ing challenges seniors face, such as housing aordability, more diverse housing options, a shortage of fam- ily and professional caregivers, and social isolation, said Andrew Levack, senior program ocer for St. David’s Foundation.

Sun City is one of several developments aimed at seniors in Georgetown. (Courtesy Hunter Pontious)

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339 Cypress Springs Way, Georgetown, TX 78633 Terri Michelle | 512-608-1158

500 Caddo Lake Dr, Georgetown, TX 78628 Cynthia Hill | 512-731-9304

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2444 Lobo Landing Cv, Georgetown, TX 78628 Libby and Alfredo Team | 512-284-5344

106 Acacia Way, Georgetown, TX 78633 David Ristine | 512-964-9668

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801 Heritage Oaks Bnd, Georgetown, TX 78633 Kathy and Winona Team | 512-461-6816

203 Bluestem Dr, Georgetown, TX 78633 Cyndi Cummings | 512-423-6782

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2.5 ba 2,855 sq ft

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237 Falling Star Ln, Georgetown, TX 78628 Damon Brown | 512-689-5723

432 Atlanta Park Dr, Georgetown, TX 78628 Patricia Eckert | 512-419-8881

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3 bds

2.5 ba 3,393 sq ft

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1408 Olive St, Georgetown, TX 78626 Susan Degraffenried | 512-699-7577

101 Jim Bowie Dr, Georgetown, TX 78628 Sharon Murray | 512-748-3857

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care, cosmetic dentistry, root canals and oral surgery. It is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and closed on weekends. 512-818-5257. www.gtxfamilydentistry.com 5 Planet Fitness , located at 1103 Riv- ery Blvd., Georgetown is now open. The new 30,000-square-foot workout facil- ity provides free fitness training as well as other perks for Black Card members, such as free guest privileges, access to all Planet Fitness locations, hydromas- sage therapy, red-light therapy, tanning and more. Planet Fitness is open 24 hours a day on weekdays, closing at 10 p.m. on Fridays, and open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m on weekends. 800-388-4458. www.planetfitness.com/gyms/ georgetown-tx COMING SOON 6 Best Tire will open at 1201 FM 1460, Georgetown in 2022, according to a spokesperson. The tire shop focuses on alignment check, tire replacement, flat repair, wheel balancing, tire inspection and more. www.besttire.com 7 A Circle K convenience store and Valero gas station at 2211 CR 111, George- town at the corner of FM 1460 and Westinghouse Road, is scheduled to open in early 2022. www.circlek.com 8 Cookie Co. is scheduled to open at The Summit at Rivery Park, 1500 Rivery Blvd., Ste. 310, Georgetown, in mid-March. There will be a pre-launch event shortly before the official opening where the store will collect donations

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NOWOPEN 1 Bluebonnet Vision Associates located at 4859 Williams Drive, Ste. 103, Georgetown, opened in December and offers personalized and comprehensive eye care with comprehensive eye exam- inations, red-eye treatment, diabetic eye examinations, management of ocular conditions and more. 512-808-0872. www.bluebonnetvision.com

3 Grand Donuts opened in November at 940 Westinghouse Road, George- town. The shop is a family-owned business with several locations in the surrounding Austin area. In addition to doughnuts, the shop offers kolaches, croissants and more. 512-843-4090 4 Georgetown Family Dentistry , located at 4859 Williams Drive, Ste. 101, Georgetown is now open. The family-owned dental office offers multiple services such as preventive

2 Georgetown ISD’s Bridges Transition Program opened the Bridges Boutique in December. The shop is located at 1200 W. 17th St., Georgetown, at the former Carver Elementary School site. It features products hand-crafted by students in the program, such as jewelry, candles, leath- er-bound journals and original art greeting cards. The boutique is open Thursdays and Fridays, on normal school and business days, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 512-943-5000. www.georgetownisd.org/bridges

Dr. Craig P. Torres D.D.S., Endodontist Board Certified (COL US Army Dental Corps RET) • Non-surgical root canal therapy • Root canal retreatments • Root canal surgery Dr. Gloria T. Torres D.D.S., Prosthodontist (LTC US Army Dental Corps RET) 60 Years Combined Experience (Retired Army Dentists)

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for local nonprofit We Are Broken, according to owner-operator Beverly Querin. www.theofficialcookieco.com NAME CHANGES 9 Nancy’s Sky Garden, a fresh Kore- an-inspired restaurant, rebranded to Greens in the Garden in November. The restaurant, located at 103 N. Austin Ave., Ste 105, Georgetown offers dairy-free and gluten-free options and is open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 512-884-5642. www.igreensgarden.com 10 All BBVA locations in the U.S. converted to PNC branches in late 2021, including two banks in Georgetown at A 10 Spring St., Ste. 100 and B 3003 Williams Drive. BBVA Group finalized the sale of its U.S. banking operations over the summer, according to

a press release. The company will retain its U.S. presence through BBVA Securities and the New York branch, which will serve large corporate and institutional clients. Following the acquisition, PNC is the fifth-largest commercial banking organization by assets in the country. 512-942-4010 and 512-930-4555. www.pnc.com CLOSINGS 11 Empower , a local therapy provider, has closed its Georgetown office at 4307 I-35, Georgetown. Its office in Round Rock remains open and offers speech therapy, applied behavior analysis ther- apy, occupational therapy and autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. 512-401-3612. www.empowertherapy.com

Bear’s Compounding Pharmacy is now open on the Georgetown Square.

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FEATURED IMPACT NOWOPEN Bear’s Compounding Pharmacy opened in November at 109 W. Seventh St., Ste. 115, Georgetown, and will be a cash-only pharmacy on the Square that does not process insurance in an attempt to make medications more aordable. The family-owned store oers delivery service and also carries skin care and beauty products as well as a variety of supplements. 512-807-0622. www.bearscompoundingpharmacy.com

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New Year, New You! Why does your smile matter? Because even though our website is upside down, the first thing you noticed was her smile! Commit to achieving the smile you deserve in 2022. Georgetown Family Orthodontics offers innovative and affordable treatment options to fit your budget and your lifestyle. And “Family” is in our name for a reason- we create beautiful, healthy smiles for all ages. We are conveniently located at Shell Road and Williams Drive. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

Aaron J. White, DDS 4507 Williams Drive • 512.869.4100

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TODO LIST

January & February events

23 LISTEN TO A FACULTY RECITAL Cellist Hai Zheng leads the rst faculty concert of the 2021-22 school year in a recital focused on American composers, such as Leonard Bernstein, Margaret Bonds and Amy Beach, at the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center. 3 p.m. Free. 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1378. www.southwestern.edu/ live/events/15967 27 THROUGH 30 SEE A FRENCH CINEMA CLASSIC ON THE STAGE The Georgetown High School Theatre Department, The 512 Presents, will stage “Amelie: Teen Edition,” an adaptation of the 2001 lm about a young woman focused on enriching the lives of those around her, in the school’s theater. 7 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). Free-$14. 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. https://the512presents.ludus.com 27 THOUGH 29 WATCH BROADWAY’S LONGESTRUNNING SHOW The theater department at East View High School, The Character Company, will stage its production of “A Chorus Line: High School Edition,” a musical about a troupe of dancers trying to make it, in the school’s theater. 7 p.m. (Fri. and Sun.), 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Sat.). $10-$15. 4490 E.

JANUARY 14 THROUGH FEB. 13 EXPERIENCE ADARK COMEDY Watch as author Sidney Bruhl goes to great lengths for his next book in “Deathtrap,” Jan. 14-Feb. 13 at the Palace Theatre in Georgetown. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.- Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $24-$34. 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469. www.georgetownpalace.com 21 THROUGH FEB. 20 HEAR THE SONGS OF JOHNNY CASH “Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical Show” presents the songs of the titular country star on the Springer Stage of the Georgetown Palace Theatre from Jan. 21- Feb. 20. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $17-$36. 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469. www.georgetownpalace.com 22 STRIKE A POSE WITH A PINT Experience beginner-friendly yoga with Tru Arrow Yoga and a pint of beer from Barking Armadillo. Participants can bring their own but mats, blocks and straps will be available for loan. 11 a.m. $15. Barking Armadillo Brewing, 507 River Bend Drive, Georgetown. 512-240-5137. www.facebook.com/barkingarmadillo

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Hill Country native and Austin- based country artist Denny Herrin will draw from his decade-long career and four albums worth of material to take the stage at Barrels and Amps. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. with Herrin’s set to start at 9:30 pm. $10. Barrels and Amps, 718 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-688-5717. www.barrelsandamps.com (Courtesy Denny Herrin)

The Georgetown Bridal Show at the Sheraton Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center will give prospective brides the chance to peruse 70 dierent vendors and see models in various dresses. There will also be door prizes and a honeymoon giveaway. Noon-4 p.m. $10. 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. www.georgetownbridalshow.com (Courtesy Georgetown Chamber of Commerce)

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University Ave. Georgetown. 512-779-9191. www.evhstheatre.ludus.co 28 TAKE INAMUSIC RECITAL Musicale, the vocal and instrument recital program at Southwestern University, will present student performances from the Sarom School of Fine Arts at the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center. 3 p.m. Free. 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1378. www.southwestern.edu/calendar FEBRUARY 01 THROUGHMARCH 15 DEVELOP YOUR GREEN THUMB The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Oce in Georgetown will oer a seven-week Lawn & Garden 101 class for aspiring and established home gardeners. Master gardeners and horticulturists will cover topics such as how to select plants for the region, water conservation, lawn care and more in the weekly, two-hour classes. 6-8 p.m. (Tue.). $55. 100 Wilco Way, Room AG201, Georgetown. https://williamson.agrilife.org/events 02 NETWORK INA DOWNTOWN SETTING Network in Action will host an event at The Golden Rule for local business professionals and owners to network and

aid in social media marketing. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $12. The Golden Rule, 606 S. Church St., Georgetown. Eventbrite: Georgetown Business Networking Mastermind 05 RELIVE THEMUSIC OF THE ’80S Dead Love Club will bring its brand of 1980s nostalgia to Barrels and Amps. The Austin-based band will play 9:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. $10. Barrels and Amps, 718 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-688-5717. www.barrelsandamps.com 05 LEARNAN ESSENTIAL SKILL AGE of Central Texas will host Caregiver Training Camp, a caregiver support conference at the Williamson County EMS Training Center in Georgetown. Hosted by AGE [Austin Group for the Elderly] and the Williamson County EMS Community Health Paramedic program, the conference aims to aid rst-time caregivers, especially those in rural areas. The conference will also be available virtually via Zoom. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 3189 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown. 512-600-9275. www.ageofcentraltx.org/index.php/ caregiver-training-camp 10 TEND TO YOUR GREEN THUMB Arts & Hearts will host a 21-and- up event in with Wolf Ranch Town Center

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HEAR SOME HOT PICKIN’ MUSIC GEORGETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Austin’s Hot Pickin’ 57s will perform at the Georgetown Public Library’s monthly Live Music at the Library series. The four-piece band includes vocalists and an array of stringed instruments, including guitar, bass, mandolin and banjo. The event is free, but registration through the library website is required. Registration opens Feb. 13. 2 p.m. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org/events-calendar (Courtesy Hot Pickin’ 57s)

Fun Run for children age 10 and under. Dogs are also welcome on the course with some restrictions, and the race will begin and end at San Gabriel Park with parking available in and around the park. Packet pickup will be held on Feb. 11 and early bird registration ends Jan. 25. 1K Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8 a.m. $10-$30. 445 E. Morrow St.,

in front of Loft where participants can design and create a succulent garden. Components, including 4-inch pots, up to ve succulents and soil, will be provided, and wine and food will be available. Registration by Feb. 4 is required. Free. www.wolfranchtowncenter.com 12 TAKE AVALENTINE’S DAY THEMED RUN The 27th Annual Cupid’s Chase Fun Run will include a 5K run/walk and a 1K

Georgetown. 512-930-3595. https://cupid.georgetown.org

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Elected ocials ELECTEDOFFICIALS Williamson County Commissioners Court Judge: Bill Gravell Precinct 1: Terry Cook Precinct 2: Cynthia Long Precinct 3: Valerie Covey Precinct 4: Russ Boles Georgetown City Council Mayor: Josh Schroeder

District 1: Amanda Parr District 2: Shawn Hood District 3: Mike Triggs District 4: Steve Fought District 5: Kevin Pitts District 6: Jake French District 7: Tommy Gonzalez Georgetown ISD board of trustees Place 1: Scott Stribling Place 2: Elizabeth

McFarland (president) Place 3: Andy Webb (vice president) Place 4: Stephanie Blanck (secretary) Place 5: Melanie Dunham Place 6: Jennifer Mauldin Place 7: Stephen Benold

GEORGETOWN Incorporated in 1848, Georgetown saw signicant growth from 2010-20 and has a total of 29,882 households in the city with a median age of 44.6 years old. (Community Impact Newspaper)

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Helpful resources Airport • 512-930-3666

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Main Street Program • 512-930-2027 https://mainstreet.georgetown.org Parks & recreation • 512-930-3595 https://library.georgetown.org Police department • 512-930-3510 https://pd.georgetown.org Solid waste & recycling 512-930-3640 https://recycling.georgetown.org

While Georgetown’s growth over the past decade was slightly below the pace of the rest of Williamson County, it far exceeded the state’s rate between 2010-20. Population changes

https://airport.georgetown.org Animal shelter • 512-930-3592 https://pets.georgetown.org Energy services • 512-930-3640 https://gus.georgetown.org/electric Fire department • 512-930-3473 https://re.georgetown.org Library • 512-930-3551 https://library.georgetown.org

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TRANSPORTATION

Updates on key transportation projects

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“The Southwest Bypass extension will extend the two-lane Southwest Bypass fromWolf Ranch Parkway to Hwy. 29,” Odom said in an email. The rst phase was completed in fall 2018, and the second phase nished in May 2020, according to the Williamson County website. Project construction began in late 2021 and has an anticipated com- pletion of fall 2022. The $2.8 million construction project is funded by the 2019 Williamson County road bond. Odom said that in addition to the

Williamson County drivers are one step closer to having another connection between I-35 and Hwy. 29. Williamson County commission- ers passed funding for an extension of the Southwest Bypass that would connect the two roads in Georgetown during their Sept. 14 meeting. The project aims to complete the nal phase of the southwestern loop around Georgetown, said Connie Odom, Williamson County’s public aairs manager.

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Leander City Council approved a $13.9 million purchase of right of way to help facilitate the expansion of RM 2243 during its Nov. 4 meeting. The project will also receive funding fromWilliamson County as the council approved an interlocal agreement between the two. The project would extend approximately 8 miles from 183A Toll to Southwest Bypass, near I-35, according to city of Leander documents. Of those 8 miles, approximately 3 miles fall within the city of Leander. “This part is the buying the right of ways, or easements, for the rst frontage road that will be built as part of the expansion. Our part will be the $13.9 million to buy the right of way for the 3 miles that’s within the city limits,” said Dan Grimsbo, the city’s executive director of infra- structure, during the Nov. 4 meeting. Once completed, the road would have two lanes in each direction as well as three frontage road lanes in each

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direction, according to the Williamson County website. The project’s rst phase would add a single frontage road that serves two-way trac. The project also would include straightening roadway curves and accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists. According to city documents, construction on the project will begin in early 2022, pending approval from the Texas Department of Transportation. The county will also meet with impacted property owners to discuss project details.

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www.healthcare.ascension.org 19 Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy-Georgetown Southeast 1225 S. I35, Bldg. H, Georgetown 7373560002 www.bswrehab.com/outpatient 20 Georgetown Pediatrics 4841 Williams Drive, Bldg. C, Georgetown 5127303957 www.georgetownpedi.com 21 Georgetown 3D Dental 4101 W. Hwy. 29, Georgetown 5128317918 www.austin3ddental.com 22 The Renery Medical Aesthetics 1102 S. Rock St., Ste. 3, Georgetown 5126779218 www.therenerytx.com 23 Renken Dentistry 6779 W. Hwy. 29, Ste. 200, Georgetown 5128637777 www.renkendentistrygeorgetown.com 24 Westinghouse Dental 940 Westinghouse Road, Ste. 104, Georgetown 5126886004 www.westinghousedental.com RETAIL 25 Aldi 936 W. University Ave., Georgetown 8334787039 www.aldi.us 26 All Star Liquor 1011 Leander Road, Ste. 102, Georgetown 5122405359 Facebook: All Star Liquor Georgetown TX 27 Boxed N Fashion 708 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 201, Georgetown www.boxednfashion.shopsettings.com 28 Bridges Boutique 1200 W. 17th St., Georgetown www.georgetownisd.org/bridges 29 Foundry42 712 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown 5128289001 www.f42home.com 30 Grand Donuts 940 Westinghouse Road, Georgetown 31 Kilwins 120 W. Eighth St., Georgetown 5122404485 www.kilwins.com 32 King Liquor 3010 Williams Drive, Ste. 123, Georgetown

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HEALTH&WELLNESS 7 Abundant Family Counseling 4853 Williams Drive, Ste. 111, Georgetown 5127142155 www.abundantfamilycounseling.com 8 Bear’s Compounding Pharmacy 109 W. Seventh St., Ste. 115, Georgetown 5128070622 www.bearscompoundingpharmacy.com 9 Bluebonnet Vision Associates 4859 Williams Drive, Ste. 103, Georgetown 5128080872 www.bluebonnetvision.com 10 Cryo @Wolf 1019 W. University Ave., Ste. 100, Georgetown 5129676999 www.cryoatwolf.com 11 Georgetown ISD Health and Wellness Center 2295 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown 8778005722 www.georgetownisd.org/healthcenter 12 Grand Living at Georgetown 1330 W. University Ave., Georgetown 7372402540 www.grandliving.com 13 The Hacienda at Georgetown 60 Del Webb Blvd., Georgetown 5207974000

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BEAUTY 1 Gibson & Co. Salon 200 E. Eighth St., Ste. 130, Georgetown 5122005570 www.gibsonandcosalon.com 2 MicroArtistry 103 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 220, Georgetown www.microartistryonline.com 3 Urban Glow Skincare Studio 104 Western Trails, Ste. 3, Georgetown 5129634744 www.urbanglowskincare-studio.square.site FITNESS Instagram: BYBFitnessTX 5 D-Bat Georgetown 101 Patriot Way, Georgetown 5128863228 www.dbatgeorgetown.com 6 Planet Fitness 1103 Rivery Blvd., Georgetown 8003884458 www.planettness.com/gyms/georgetown-tx 4 Build Your Better Fitness 1920 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown 5123331131

www.optimalfeeling.com 15 Pinnacle Essentials 4410 Williams Drive, Georgetown 5126881117 www.pinnacle-essentials.com

16 TheraWave Vibrant Wellness 1616 Williams Drive, Ste. 107, Georgetown 5129804558 www.thera-wave.com Texas Elite Lice Removal 5124004429 www.texaselitelice.com Wellness by Wilder 5126409445 www.facebook.com/wellnessbywilder MEDICAL 17 Anthony Medical & Chiropractic Center 101 Cooperative Way, Ste. 235, Georgetown 5126300060 www.anthonychiro.com/georgetown 18 Ascension Medical Group 1015 W. University Ave., Ste. 700, Georgetown 5126916519

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5125917580 33 Rega of Paris 3010 Williams Drive, Ste. 135, Georgetown 5128191608 www.regaofparis.com 34 Sky and Co. Custom Jewelry & Repair 2100 S. Austin Ave., Ste. 101, Georgetown 5126358628 https://skyandco.site 35 TXB Market & Fuel Center 1402 Williams Drive, Georgetown www.txbstores.com 36 Willy’s Toy Box 3875 E. University Ave., Ste. 101, Georgetown Amazon: Willy’s Toy Box Gypsy Ice 5128552330 www.gypsyice.com

and grati park. Concert stages are also located both indoor and outdoor, and live music will be scheduled at Dreamland in the future. 512-827-1279. https://dreamland.us

Dreamland , a mini-golf, pickleball, arts and entertainment center located at 2770 W. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs, opened Feb. 5, 2021. The 64-acre project includes two 18- hole mini-golf courses with varying diculty levels, four pickleball courts, a disc golf area, a sports bar and an outdoor beer garden. Tee times and courts can be reserved in advance online. According to Dreamland, the venue and golf courses are decorated with large, visual art pieces and sculptures, while Dreamland also has its own mural

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was mobility, particularly in the hilly western portion of the county. EMS has invested in $100 tire socks for each of the county’s 21 ambulances, Tydings said. Each vehicle is also equipped with sand for short-term traction. CAUSES OF DEATHS On Dec. 28, The Texas Department of Health and Human Services placed the nal death count as a result of Winter Storm Uri at 246, up from 210, six of which were in Williamson County.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY Emergency response ocials said the county is better prepared for any potential icy weather this year following Winter Storm Uri, which left millions across the state without power, water and heat. During a Dec. 15 press conference, representatives from the county’s road and bridge, emergency management and EMS departments discussed what they have done to improve their response to winter weather and asked residents to prepare their homes nowwhile conditions are still good. “The lessons learned—and we spent about six months going through an after-action review—fromWinter Storm Uri, I absolutely feel better prepared,” EMS Operations Division Commander Ed Tydings said. Emergency Management Director Michael Shoe said the county learned the importance of coordination and being more proactive in the wake of Uri. To this end, he said the county is already communicating with utility providers and identifying dialysis centers and fueling stations that will be open during bad weather. Tydings said during Uri, the biggest challenge facing EMS

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Ubiquity given approval to build open-access, ber-optic network throughout Georgetown

Fiber-optic networks have a longer shelf life than traditional cable net- works, Dial said. This new network also has the potential to serve the city for up to 40 years, he said. “Georgetown has a single cable provider, and there isn’t a ton of ber in the city,” Dial said. “Our view is that we put this infrastructure in the ground and we open it up to anyone else who wants to sit on top of it. That can be in your standard internet service provider brands, and it could be things ve or 10 years down the road that we don’t know about today.”

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French wins open District 6 seat on City Council Jake French held o Chere Heintzmann with 311 votes to 253 for his opponent, to take the seat opened up by the resignation of Rachael Jonrowe on July 6 due to personal reasons. “I’m grateful to all of the supporters who helped fund this campaign and gave me insight into running,” French told Community Impact Newspaper . “It’s humbling and I feel very privileged that the people of District 6 elected me to represent them.”

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be used by cell phone, cable and internet providers to bolster service in the city, Managing Director Greg Dial said. The network will be able to connect to 80% of the city and 95% of businesses throughout Georgetown, according to the release. Ubiquity will announce its rst service provider tenant in January and plans for the rst customers to come online in summer 2022.

GEORGETOWN The city approved private infrastructure investment rm Ubiquity to build a $75 million open-access ber-optic network throughout the city during a Dec. 14 City Council meeting. Ubiquity plans to nish building out the ber-optic network within two to three years, according to a press release. The network can

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