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GISDvoters face vepropositionson November ballot Facing steady, consistent growth, the Georgetown Independent School Dis- trict has put forth a bond proposition to voters for the third time in six years. On Nov. 2, GISD voters will face ve propositions constructed by a Citizens Advisory Committee totaling $381 mil- lion across 21 projects. The largest among them is Proposi- tion A, a $333.4million package focused on future growth and includes a future learning complex, two new elementary schools, a middle school and designs for a third high school in the district. “Accommodating for student growth and accommodating for evolving pro- grams is the biggest driver for propo- sition A,” GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said in an interview with Com- munity Impact. “As the district grows, there’s obviously going to be a need for more seats.” Along with Proposition A, voters will also vote on Proposition B, $16,500,000 earmarked for technology upgrades and updates; Proposition C, $7,300,000 to renovate the Klett Center for Perform- ing Arts; Proposition D, $23.6 million to CONTINUED ON 28 BY EDDIE HARBOUR AND BRITTANY ANDES

Proposition A of the Georgetown ISD bond package includes funding design work to repurpose Benold Middle School into an elementary school.

GISD PROPOSITIONS PROPOSITION A: $333.4M PROPOSITION B: $16.5M

Georgetown ISD voters will consider a bond package with ve propositions on the Nov. 2 ballot, totaling $381 million.

PROPOSITION C: $7.3M

PROPOSITION D: $23.6M

PROPOSITION E: $850,000

14 projects: including new construction, design, land acquisition, vehicles and building maintenance

4 projects: centered on technology upgrades and equipment

1 project: renovation of Klett Center for Performing Arts

1 project: renovation of the Georgetown High tennis complex

1 project: construction of a new swim complex

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5 Wish Well House opened in August at 511 S. Main St., Georgetown. According to its website, Wish Well House is a modern urban wedding and event venue in the heart of downtown Georgetown. For more information about booking an event with Wish Well House, visit the website. 512-591-1955. www.wishwellhouse.com 6 King Liquor opened a second location in Georgetown—its rst is at 221 FM 971—in September and the new location has a wide variety of spirits available for purchase. With the coming addition of reach-in re- frigerators, the store hopes to soon oer a wide selection of beer and wine. The store is located at 3010 Williams Drive, Ste. 123, Georgetown. 512-591-7580. COMING SOON 7 The Learning Experience is set to open a new location in Georgetown at 4912 Lakeside Ranch Road. The Learning Experi- ence is an early childhood educational day care that teaches children ages 6 weeks old to 5 years old. According to its website, the day care specializes in age-appropriate educational tools and strives to inspire children to learn and grow while becoming independent. The new location is set to open in early 2022. https://thelearningexperience.com/ center/lake-georgetown 8 Wolf Real Estate is set to open later this year at 903 N. Austin Ave., George- town. Wolf Real Estate was founded in Georgetown by Tyler Wolf in 2009 and includes residential and commercial broker- age as well as property management and

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NOWOPEN 1 Kilwins , a confectionary, ocially opened its doors on the Square in George- town at 120 W. Eighth St., Georgetown, Sept. 27 and sells handmade fudge, brittle, caramel corn, chocolate and original recipe ice cream. The new Georgetown location is locally owned by veteran Amber Kurkow- ski and longtime resident Michelle Baran. 512-240-4485. www.kilwins.com/stores/ kilwins-georgetown

2 Guaranty Bank and Trust , a full-service bank under the direction of Greg Eady, opened its rst location in Georgetown on the Square in August at 120 W. Eighth St., Ste. 201, Georgetown. The lobby is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 512-305-6560. https://locations.gnty.com/ tx/georgetown/120-west-8th-st 3 Rega of Paris had its grand opening Oct. 4 and is located at 3010 Williams Dive, Ste. 136, Georgetown. Rega of Paris is a consignment shop that sells antiques, fur-

niture and decor and is open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. 4 Texas Born had its grand open- ing Aug. 24, at 1402 Williams Drive, Georgetown. According to its website, Texas Born is a gas station, conve- nience store and food market that sells made-to-order food that includes tacos, breakfast sandwiches, salads and more. The new Texas Born locations are a rebranding of Kwik Chek convenience

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FEATURED IMPACT IN THE NEWS A.W. Craft Distillery is a gin distiller that started in Georgetown in March 2020. The distillery’s agship product is its Georgetown Texas Dry Gin, named after the city it was produced in. Owner Andrew McClellan has been distilling gin since 2017, and Georgetown Texas Gin took silver at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in April and equaled that feat at the Denver International Spirits Competition and American Distilling Institute Judging of Craft Spirits Awards in Louisville, Kentucky, in August of 2021. “A.W. Craft Distillery takes our product from grain to glass, and that’s very rare now,” McClellan said about his distilling

investments in the greater Georgetown area. 512-966-0117. www.wolfrealestateteam.com 9 Westinghouse Dental is set to open in January at 940 Westinghouse Road, Ste. 104, Georgetown, near the Vista Vera and Teravista neighborhoods. According to its website, Westinghouse Dental will provide dental care to all ages and will oer an extensive menu of dental services. 512-688-6004. https://westinghousedental.com RELOCATIONS 10 Jimmy Vega’s Smokehouse is plan- ning a move from its current location o Industrial Park Circle to 408 W. Univer- sity Ave., Georgetown. Jimmy Vega’s is a counter-service restaurant that serves smokehouse-style barbecue in Georgetown

and oers catering and food truck services as well. The move into the new space, just south of downtown on the southeast corner of University Avenue and Timber Street, is expected for early December while the current location at 40120 Industrial Park Circle remains open. 512-577-2813. https://jimmyvegas.biz 11 C ardiothoracic and Vascular Sur- geons (CTVS) and VeinSolutions in Georgetown relocated inside the Austin Avenue Medical Plaza at 3201 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, from Ste. 325 to Ste. 255 on Oct. 1. CTVS provides specialized cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, while VeinSolutions is a vein treatment center providing cosmetic and therapeutic vein care. CTVS: 512-459-8753, VeinSolutions: 512-452-8346. https://ctvstexas.com, https://veinsolutionsaustin.com

process. “We are the highest-awarded gin in the Austin area; we’re the little guy that’s outperforming bigger companies.” Only two other gins from Texas medaled in San Francisco, both winning bronze. While McClellan doesn’t have a public space, he oers Georgetown Gin at several on-premise locations in the city, including CJ’s Sports Bar and City Post Chophouse. A.W.’s gin can also be found on shelves at Spec’s and Total Wine in the Greater Austin area, and McClellan hopes to expand to more restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout Central Texas and said that he wants to oer his products to more locally owned establishments and to national chains. https://awcraftdistillery.com

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GET A SCARE ONA GHOST TOUR WILLIAMSON COUNTY MUSEUM

A costumed docent will guide you through downtown Georgetown on an hourlong tour that leaves at 7:30 p.m. nightly. And for the less faint-of-heart, a more immersive 90-minute ghost hunting tour leaves at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. $15-$20. 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. tours nightly. Williamson County Museum, 716 South Austin Ave, Georgetown. 512-943-1670. http://williamsonmuseum.org/museum-events/

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Fallen Project. Free. 4-7 p.m. Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8008. https://wolfranchtowncenter.com/ events-news 29 HAVE ADRINKWITH SOME SPIRITS Drinks and snacks will be provided for this 21-and-up event, when you join the Williamson Museum for ghost hunting at the Spirits with Spirits Happy Haunting Hour. $30-$35. 7-9:30 p.m. Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown. 512-943-1670. http://williamsonmuseum.org/ museum-events/ 30 HONOR THOSE WHOHAVE PASSED Learn how to construct your own ofrenda, an altar meant to honor loved ones who have passed, in this instructional class for the upcoming Dia De Los Muertos celebration. The shop altar will be up for display and people are encouraged to bring a picture of a loved one they would like to honor. The event is free, however, to paint a Calaveras for your altar, there is an additional charge. 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen, 103 N. Austin Ave., 103, Georgetown. 512-240-4752. https://sanctuaryholistickitchen.com/ classes 30 DRESS UP FOR A COSTUME BALL The Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation will host a costume ball at the Georgetown Community Center that will feature a live DJ, light snacks and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and all proceeds benet

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The Broadway classic “Grease” will come to the stage on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October as 10 teenagers sing their way through high school at the Georgetown Palace Theatre. Fri.-Sun. Times vary. $17-$36. Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown. 512-869-7469 www.georgetownpalace.com/ 15 HELP THE ANIMAL SHELTER The Barking Armadillo is taking donations for the Williamson County Animal Shelter and the rst 50 people to donate get a free beer and swag bag. 5:30-7 p.m. The Barking Armadillo, 507 Riverbend Drive, Georgetown. 512-240-5137. https://barkingarmadillo.com/ 15 LISTEN TOANORCHESTRA The Williamson County Orchestra— led by Composer in Residence M.L. Daniels—will be playing a musical compilation titled, “So You Want to Be a Hero,” which will feature work by John Williams, Richard Wagner, Howard Shore and Daniels himself. Free. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Georgetown, 1333 W. University Ave, Georgetown. 512-869-2586. https://wilcosymphony.org/ 23 GET SOME BOOS AND BREWS Bring the kids for trick-or-treating, crafts, and spooky entertainment to the annual Boo and Brew at Wolf Ranch Town Center. Beer tent available for ages 21 and up with the proceeds to benet Texas

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BARKING ARMADILLO 507 River Bend 512-240-5137 barkingarmadillo.com OCTOBER 22 Bordertown, 7 p.m. 23 Mix’T Caribbean Blends, 6 p.m. NOVEMBER 5 Jo Ellen and the Box of Chocolates, 7 p.m.

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15 Spellbound, 8 p.m. 22 Radar Rat, 8 p.m. 29 Neel Cole and Southern St, 8 p.m. NOVEMBER 5 The Rhythm Dawgs, 6:30 p.m. 6 ThemThatKnow, 8:30 p.m. ROOTS 118 W. Eighth St. 512-863-7080 www.rootsonthesquare.com OCTOBER 23 Zach Bellas,7 p.m. 24 Jonathan Foster, 2 p.m. NOVEMBER 13 Sam Lee Grona and Kyle Piland, 7 p.m. SOUTH FORK FUN, FOODAND BREW 3309 W. Hwy. 29 512-593-2376 www.southforkgtx.com OCTOBER 15 Clayton Gardner, 6 p.m. 22 Moon Tide, 6 p.m. 23 Memphis Key, 6 p.m. NOVEMBER 6 High Strung Band, 6 p.m. SWEET LEMONKITCHEN 812 S. Church St. 512-270-0812 www.sweetlemonk itchen.com OCTOBER 15 Jazz Dinner and Drinks, 5 p.m. 22 Bethany Becker, 5 p.m.

Join the Georgetown Rotary Club as they commemorate active military, veterans, service animals, equestrian units and rst responders at the Field of Honor at San Gabriel Park. Flag sponsorships start at $40 and can be dedicated to a service member of your choice or an Adopt-a-Hero group. Chosen dedications will be attached to a ag displayed on the Field of Honor with over 1,000 other ag dedications. To sponsor a ag, visit the Field of Honor website. Events for the week include the 5k Nathan Chapman Honor Walk on Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m.at the Field of Honor. Opening Ceremonies will take place on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and include tank displays, K-9 demos, rst responder vehicles and military- style demonstrations. The Field will also include a half-size replica of the Vietnam War Memorial which will be displayed all week. Free. All-day. georgetowntxeldoonor.org/ eld-of-honor-events/

COURTESY FIELD OF HONOR

The Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation. Early bird pricing will increase after Oct. 16. $5 and up. 7-9 p.m. Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow Street, Georgetown. https://parks.georgetown.org/family- costume-ball/ 31 HAVE SOME TREATS Come in costume and enjoy the 10th annual Boo Bash with trunk-or- treating on the Georgetown Square. There will also be a pet costume contest for a $10 entry fee. Free. 1-4 p.m. Georgetown Square, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown. 512-817-7230 www.downtowngeorgetownassociationtx. org/Boo-Bash-.html

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Williamson County drivers are closer to having another connec- tion 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 Coun- ty’s public aairs manager. “The Southwest Bypass exten- sion 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 will begin

in late 2021 and has an anticipated completion 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 extension, the Texas Depart- ment of Transportation will fund a $422,165 project that will add a right-turn lane and trac signal at the new intersection of Hwy. 29 and the Southwest Bypass extension.

GoGeo’s xed-route service ended Oct. 1, but paratransit service will continue. GoGeo cuts service After four years in service, the xed-route portion of GoGeo ceased operation Oct. 1. Georgetown City Council voted to end the service at its July 27 meeting but will keep interlocal paratransit service run by the Capital Area Rural Transportation System. Eligible residents can access the paratransit service Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at a cost of $2 per ride with a reservation made at least 24 hours in advance on the website or by calling 512-478-7433. COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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In Texas’ 86th Legislature in 2019, lawmakers approved House Bill 3, a comprehensive school nance reform that went into eect Sept. 1, 2019. Among HB 3’s changes was a compression on property tax rates: If property values rise statewide or locally, districts must reduce their tax rate to help ease the burden on local property owners. EXPLAINING SCHOOL FINANCES

STATEWIDE PROPERTY TAX CALCULATIONS

Local property taxes are composed of an interest and sinking tax rate, or I&S, and a maintenance and operations rate, or M&O.

The I&S is used for a district’s debt service on voter- approved bonds for facilities.

The M&O includes districts’ basic level of funding and its enrichment fund, which are used for regular school operations, such as teacher salaries.

District’s total property tax rate

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M&0 property tax rates (per $100 valuation), scal year 2021-22

COMPONENTS OF HOUSE BILL 3

$1.0671 Statewide maximum for most districts with voter approval $1.0354 Statewide maximum without voter approval

In its rst two years, HB 3 invested $11.5 billion into public school nance reform.

If statewide property value growth exceeds 2.5% in a year, the tax rate for districts will be compressed. If a district’s growth is higher than the state’s growth, the district’s rate will be further compressed. Districts can add a maximum of roughly $0.13 to their compressed rate before seeking voter approval.

$5 billion went to property tax relief by subsidizing decreases in local revenue following statewide compressions on local districts’ property tax rates.

$6.5 billion was used to bolster school funding by increasing the basic allotment, in turn raising the majority of districts’ entitlements. A portion of this increase was specically meant for raising teachers’ and other sta’s salaries.

$ 11.5 B total invested

$0.8971 Statewide compressed rate

$0.8074 Statewide minimum

STATE VS. LOCAL SHARE

GEORGETOWN ISD PROPERTY TAX RATES

Texas’ public school system is funded largely by state aid and local property tax revenue. Prior to HB 3, the local share grew as property values increased statewide, but with the legislation, the state now takes on a larger portion year over year.

$60B $50B $40B $30B $20B $10B $0

Prior to House Bill 3, the maintenance and operations property tax rate for Georgetown ISD consistently hovered around $1.40 per $100 property value. After the passage of HB 3 in 2019, the district’s M&O tax rate has dropped annually. The adopted 2021-22 M&O rate is $0.902 per $100 property value, from a high of $1.409 from 2016-2019. Maintenance and operations rate Interest sinking rate Total tax rate

*2019 IS ESTIMATED, WHILE 2020 AND 2021 IS PROJECTED. State share Local share

$1.398

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$1.231

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COVID19'S EFFECT ON SCHOOL FUNDING

$1.08

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Most districts were held harmless by the state for any enrollment changes during the pandemic, so funding entitlements were not negatively aected by attendance changes. Federal funding gave three rounds of aid to address pandemic-related disruptions. The packages amounted to $19.2 billion , of which:

$0.60

$0.30

$0.32

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$ 1.91 B will be reserved by the state for statewide programs.

$ 2.15 B was used by the state for the hold-harmless program.

$ 15.14 B will be distributed back out to districts.

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QUOTEOFNOTE “NOWTHERE’S THIS OPTIONAVAILABLE, WHEREWE’LL HOPEFULLY PROVIDE SOME OPTIONS TO FAMILIESWHODESIRE VIRTUAL LEARNING.” SCOTT STRIBLING, GEORGETOWN ISD BOARD MEMBER NUMBER TOKNOW per $100 valuation is the city of Georgetown’s scal year 2021-22 property tax rate, down $0.0017 from the previous year. $0.0401 CITY HIGHLIGHT GEORGETOWN At a City Council meeting on Sep. 28, Georgetown City Manager David Morgan proposed a memorial be built for the 75 pets lost in the re at the Ponderosa Pet Resort on Sept.18. The proposed memorial would potentially be erected at the city-owned Bark Park at 151 Holly St., according to Morgan. Georgetown City Council meets Oct. 26 and Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. 101 E. Seventh St., Georgetown 512-931-7715 • www.georgetown.org Williamson County Commissioners Court meets Oct. 19 and 26, and Nov. 2 and 9 at 9:30 a.m. 710 S. Main St., Georgetown 512-943-1550 • www.wilco.org Georgetown ISD board of trustees MEETINGSWE COVER

Georgetown approves city budget for FY 202122

BY BRITTANY ANDES

FISCAL YEAR 202122 PROPOSEDREVENUE BUDGET

GEORGETOWN City Council on Sept. 28 adopted its scal year 2021-22 budget, which concentrates on increasing services and infrastruc- ture for the growing city. The $483 million budget is an increase from $396 million last year. With it a lower property tax rate of $0.0401 per $100 valuation was also approved, down $0.0017. The council expects record-setting growth in the next year, so the budget concentrates on allocating funds to ease that growth with infrastructure, transportation, public safety, customer services, stang and equipment. According to the city, property values have increased 15.4% for homeowners in Georgetown, which means the average homeowner will pay more in property taxes next

$47,742,689 $26,547,167 $8,871,270 $5,885,557

As part of its scal year 2021-22 budget, the city of Georgetown released its proposed revenue for the year with taxes and charges for services making up the bulk of it. Here is how it breaks down.

Taxes Charges for services Return on Investment Grants and donation Miscellaneous revenue Fines and penalties Transfers in Interest income

$855,935 $396,150 $394,222 $80,000

YEAROVERYEAR REVENUE BUDGET

With a projected 11.3% increase in revenue from scal year 2019-20 to 2020-21, the city of Georgetown is budgeting for a 3.37% increase for scal year 2021-22.

$71,433,659 $78,902,022 $87,814,662 $90,772,990

2018-19 (actual revenue budget) 2019-20 (actual revenue budget) 2020-21 (projected revenue budget) 2021-22 (proposed revenue budget)

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year—about a $56 increase. However, the council voted to also increase the homestead exemption for homeowner’s over 65 or disabled to

around $5,000, which will contribute $370,000 in relief for taxpayers. The new tax rate took eect Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2022.

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GISDmoves toward remote learning option The Georgetown ISD board of trustees, seen here in August, approved a resolution to consider virtual learning Sept. 20. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY County ocials marked the death of constable Kevin Stoe on Oct. 5 and swore in an interim Precinct 3 constable to ll the position.

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students choosing not to attend classes in person. Although the bill guarantees funding for remote learners, it is capped at 10% of district students. According to the district, out of 2,100 surveys sent to students’ families, around 700 said they were interested in virtual learning.

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There are a number of ways to enjoy fall in and around Central Texas, whether checking out a family-friendly festival, facing fears at a spooky haunted house or getting out into nature to enjoy the weather. The information for each event is accurate as of press time and is subject to change.

midnight Oct. 18. You do not have to have a bicycle to participate. All nonmotorized riders are welcome to gather at the start at 6 p.m. Other activities at the parade route’s nish line include live music, a photo booth and food trucks. Parade runs from 7-9 p.m. KID OUTDOOR FOOD & DRINK Lakeway Activity Center 105 Cross Creek 512-314-7532 www.lakeway-tx.gov/1882/witches-ride LEANDER TEXAS PUMPKIN FEST Through Nov. 7: The annual Texas Pumpkin Fest in Leander will feature 5 acres of pumpkins and gourds, a hay maze, a bounce slide, an obstacle course, tractor trains, photo opportunities, food trucks and entertainment on weekends. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (Mon., children in diapers every day), $5 (Tue.-Thu.), $10 (Fri.-Sun.) KID OUTDOOR FOOD & DRINK 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway 512-222-8055 https://texaspumpkinfest.com MARBLE FALLS SWEET BERRY FARM Through Nov. 7: Visit Sweet Berry Farm to pick owers, feed goats, paint pumpkins and more. All events are family-friendly. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.), 11 a.m-5 p.m. (Sun.), closed Wed. Prices vary by event. $4 (hayrides), $5.25 (pumpkin paint- ing), pumpkins range from $1.25-$70 KID OUTDOOR Sweet Berry Farm 1801 FM 1980 830-798-1462 https://sweetberryfarm.com ROUND ROCK COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH’S FALL FESTIVAL Oct. 16: Games, face painting, a petting zoo, hot dogs and prizes will be included in the Round Rock Community Christian Church’s Fall Festival. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE KID OUTDOOR FOOD & DRINK 4300 Sam Bass Road 512-244-0310 www.cccroundrock.net HAIRY MAN HALLOWEEN TRAIL Oct. 16: Hosted by the Brushy Creek Munici- pal Utility District, the Hairy Man Halloween Trail of Fun will oer prepackaged treats and giveaways, a pumpkin patch, a giant spi- der’s web and more. There will be two walk- through times to allow for both younger and older children to enjoy the event. 5-7 p.m and 7-9 p.m. FREE KID OUTDOOR Brushy Creek Community Center 16318 Great Oaks Drive 512-255-7871 www.bcmud.org/hairyman

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AUSTIN HALLOWEEN CHILDREN’S CONCERT Oct. 24: The Austin Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Halloween Chil- dren’s Concert featuring “frightfully fun symphonic music” for ages 2-10. Families are encouraged to dress in costume for the one-hour concert. Tickets can be purchased online. 3 p.m. KID Long Center for the Performing Arts Dell Hall 701 W. Riverside Drive 512-476-6064 Oct. 24: Join a walk in support of those impacted by breast cancer. Participants are encouraged to raise money to fund research, treatments, and provide breast cancer care and screenings. Both an in-per- son and a virtual experience are planned for the fundraising event. 8 a.m.-noon. FREE OUTDOOR 701 W. Riverside Drive www.komen.org/centraltxwalk https://austinsymphony.org MORE THAN PINK WALK HALLOWEEN AT HOTEL GRANDUCA Oct. 30: Celebrate Halloween with a family-friendly event on the second oor of Hotel Granduca. Trick-or-treating is oered along with activities for family pets. FREE KID Hotel Granduca 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. B 512-306-6400 https://granducaaustin.com/en/happenings THUNDERCLOUD SUBS TURKEY TROT Nov. 25: Run on Thanksgiving Day in the annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot in Austin. A virtual race option is available. Races include a 5-mile run, 1-mile walk and a kids run. Registration is available online. The race benets Caritas of Austin. KID OUTDOOR Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W. Riverside Drive https://thundercloud.com/register-2 BASTROP FALL FESTIVAL AND PUMPKIN PATCH AT BARTON HILL FARMS Through Nov. 7: Visit a family-owned farm for the Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch. Visitors can pick pumpkins, complete a 5-acre corn maze, take a train ride, listen to live music, re apple cannons and nd more fall activities. There will also be a beer and cider garden. The festival is open Saturdays, Sundays and on Oct. 11. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. KID OUTDOOR FOOD & DRINK Barton Hill Farms 1115 FM 969

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Oct. 30: Celebrate Halloween at the Hill Country Galleria. Entertainer Joe McDer- mott will be at the Central Plaza Lawn along with balloon artists and costumed characters. Halloween treats are available while they last. Participants are encour- aged to dress in costume. A dog costume contest also is available. Noon-4 p.m. FREE KID OUTDOOR FOOD & DRINK Hill Country Galleria 12700 Hill Country Blvd. 512-263-0001 www.hillcountrygalleria.com/events GEORGETOWN SWEET EATS FRUIT FARM FALL FESTIVAL Through Nov. 14: The annual festival includes a 4.5-acre corn maze, a 2-acre pumpkin patch, wagon rides, food trucks, live music and more activities. There will be reworks and late-night hours on Fridays KYLE CENTER STREET TRICKORTREAT Oct 23: All ghosts and goblins are invited to a morning of Halloween festivities at the Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat, an eort by the city to provide a safe opportunity to celebrate Halloween. A Treat Trail will be set up by local businesses and vendors in the park to give out candy to trick-or-treaters. Paint and pumpkins will be provided and must be decorated on-site. 9 a.m.-noon. FREE KID OUTDOOR FOOD & DRINK Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park 101 S. Burleson Road 512-262-1010 www.cityoyle.com/recreation/ october-festivities-2021 Oct. 30: Participants are encouraged to wear a costume as they line up along Lakeway Drive from the Live Oak Driving Range to the Lakeway Activity Center. Costumed witches will throw candy to those gathered as they ride their bicycles in a parade of witches. The parade is open to all who would like to participate, but the $25 registration to join the parade closes at and Saturdays in October. KID OUTDOOR FOOD & DRINK Sweet Eats Fruit Farm 14400 E. Hwy. 29 512-766-3276 www.sweeteats.com KYLE LAKEWAY WITCHES RIDE

Wurstfest in San Marcos is an annual event for many Central Texans.

WORTH THE TRIP Wurstfest Nov. 5-14: Visit New Braunfels for the annual Wurstfest. Visitors will nd German food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, special events and entertainment. German, Texan and domestic beer will be available. 11 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sun.), 5-10 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.), 5-11 p.m. (Fri.). $18 admission 120 Landa St., New Braunfels 830-625-9167 https://wurstfest.com

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SANMARCOS SAN MARCOS HALLOWEEN PICNIC Oct. 23: The Heritage Association of San Marcos will host a Halloween picnic for families and children of all ages to join in on the festivities. Wear a costume for an afternoon of food, palm readings and sto- rytime featuring myths and legends among the city’s cemetery. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE KID OUTDOOR FOOD & DRINK San Marcos City Cemetery 1001 RR 12 512-393-5930 www.visitsanmarcos.com/event/ heritage-association-of-san-marcos- halloween-picnic/2937

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