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In the Sunday Sun

City council race pits political newcomer versus civic leader

Voters hold sway over historic $105 million road bond package

Polls open Monday for early voting

Lawyer steps unopposed into city council

Jay Sloan, 93, dies; former mayor built foundation for modern Georgetown

Home prices continue steep upward climb

Red Poppy brings thousands to our downtown

Civil War comes to WilCo in new museum exhibit

City council will again consider changes to HARC powers Tuesday

Crime victim advocates applauded

New Carver Elementary advances closer to completion

Editorials: Vote now for your city!

Editorial: Gipson for council

Editorial: Pass essential road bond

Letters: Red Poppy Fest: must-visit time

Letters: Open carry will come to no good

East View’s Bailey Garrett is comfy on the mound or in the mud

Softball: East View remains in playoff contention

Senior GHS golfer qualifies for state tournament

Baseball: Eagles elevate into first place

Softball: Goetz hits homerun, clinches Eagles’ playoff berth

Basketball: Georgetown boys reflect on 2014-15 season

Lacrosse: Boys win playoff opener as girls prevail in thriller to end regular season

Hoop dreams transform hobby

Hospital donates almost 900 pounds of peanut butter and jelly

Faith in Action concert raises money for seniors

Explore where your recycling goes

Eggs in my Pocket: Hard to duplicate Granma’s work ethic

Aggies meet for annual Muster

Pete’s Picks: Sun City play presents a classic ‘whodunit’

Sun City Garden Tour promises beauty

Garden Club continues Arbor Day tradition

Weekend update, April 25-26

Boys in the river.

Charlie and Becky Williams set up plants for the Georgetown Garden Club on the morning of the Red Poppy Festival, Georgetown’s biggest celebration of the tiny red flower that has blossomed all across the city. Photo by Jonathan Adams.


Saturday Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5 to 10 mph.


Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

 

3-day weather history at the airport [here]


Lake levels Friday

          Georgetown: 11.43 feet below full (791') down

   Stillhouse Hollow: 13.48 feet below full (622') up


Friday evening

RED POPPY FESTIVAL

Rep Poppy Fest kicks off, with vendors open for the first time on Friday, 6-9 p.m.


Dysfunkshun Junkshun performs on the main Red Poppy Stage, 7 p.m.


Saturday

Southwestern University Opera Theatre puts on Little Women, free and open to the public, Alma Thomas Theater on campus, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 7 p.m.


Crappie and Big Fish Tournament at Lake Granger, west boat ramp in Wilson Fox Park, check-in at 6 a.m., fishing starts at 6:30 a.m.


Georgetown Compass Tournament invites pickleball players ages 18, Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 North Austin Avenue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


RED POPPY FESTIVAL

Red Poppy Bike Ride starts at Georgetown High, 2211 North Austin Avenue, 8 a.m.


Festival opens with booths, food court and kid area, 10 a.m.


Red Poppy Parade, starts at Second and Church Streets, 10 a.m.


Car show, Austin Avenue from Ninth to Sixth Streets, 11 a.m.


Roland Waits & Wayward Travelers performs on the main stage, 6 p.m.


Two Tons of Steel performs on the main stage, 7:30 p.m.


Kentucky country music star John Michael Montgomery closes out Saturday night’s concert, 9:30 p.m.


Sunday

Southwestern University Opera Theatre puts on Little Women, free and open to the public, Alma Thomas Theater on campus, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 4 p.m.


Golf tournament benefits Georgetown High football team, Sun City’s Cowan Creek Golf Course, 1433 Cool Spring Way, noon check in, shotgun start at 1 p.m.


Vivace Youth Orchestra performs at Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 North Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 2-4 p.m.


Georgetown Symphony Society presents for its season finale the Temple Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Fairlie, Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 North Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 4 p.m.


RED POPPY FESTIVAL

Festival opens with booths, food court and kid area, 11 a.m.


New BMX trick teams perform at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

 

Coloring contest awards, 1 p.m.

 

Festival closes, 5 p.m.


Deaths • Services

Jay Sloan died April 21. Service at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 East University Avenue, Georgetown.

 

Charleston Johns died April 22. Services were held at noon Friday, April 24, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North I-35, Georgetown.

 

Mildred Haney Norment died April 22. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, Chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

Daniel Flores died April 16. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

Virginia St. Clair Lackey died April 22. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet.

 

Lester Gomez died April 14. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

Edward H. Klawunn died April 21. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North I-35, Georgetown.

 

Jack W. Ware died March 24. Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, First Presbyterian Church, 703 South Church Street, Georgetown.