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Monday update, March 18

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Her hands stained by black polish and dye, Barbara Barbosa sat behind the wheel of her car and waited for a customer to meet her in the McDonald's parking lot.
Ever since the Atmos Energy gas leak forced her from her shoe and boot repair shop at 2803 Williams Drive, Ms. Barbosa has been at loose ends — displaced from her workplace while still trying to earn a living.

[Read the story in the March 17 Sun.]


Free ads for affected businesses

Since the gas emergency has gone on far longer than anyone first imagined, many of our business friends have suffered dislocation, disruption, or a temporary halt of their business. We want to help these folks get through this jam, so, the Sun will run, at no charge, information ads submitted by our business friends.

This will help keep customers, and potential customers, informed about the status of each business — has it paused, has it moved, will it return to its location, has it reopened? For businesses who have reopened, these free notices will keep Georgetown informed.

Although Atmos may offer compensation for lost income, it cannot very easily compensate for lost future business and we want to help.

How it works:
1. Each ad will be headlined with the business name, address and contact information.

2. Below will be note to customers and potential customers that explains your situation, how customers can continue to do business with you, etc. Since space is limited please keep the text under 100 words. (Writing tip: imagine a potential customer called you to find out what was going on. Then just write what you would say — it's that easy.)

3. Put the business name in the subject line and email your information to:

We'll gather these information ads on a single page so readers can easily scan through them all.

— Clark Thurmond & Linda Scarbrough, Publishers

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. East wind 5 to 10 mph.


3-day weather history at the airport [here]

Live music this weekend

Monday, March 18
6:00p Jody and Ken perform at Gumbo's North on the Square



Tuesday, March 19
9:00a Sun City Farmers Market in Sun City Georgetown
5:00p Chili Supper hosted by the Granger Lions Club
6:30p Green Thumbs Up program at the Round Rock Public Library

Deaths • Services

Jerald Dean Thompson, 84,died on March 1, 2019. Services celebrating Jerry's life were held on Friday, March 15, 2019.


James Byron Adams died onMarch 10, 2019. A memorial service was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Georgetown with a Masonic Ceremony following at the San Gabriel #89 Lodge, also in Georgetown.


Sanford C. Frick Jr. 1923-2019 Visitation for family and friends was held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 1200 S. Bagdad Road, Leander, Texas. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. with a catered reception that followed after the service. He will be laid to rest with military honors at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas. Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown.




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