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In the Wednesday Sun

Bomb found outside Walburg German eatery

City blazes lonely trail with green energy deal

Spring starts with lots of rain

Quail Valley outreach marks first anniversary

New scholarship named after WilCo pioneer

Honors students find time to volunteer

Main Street Program gathers online feedback

With fewer large deals, sales tax revenue drops

Pinot’s Palette offers new options for fun

Attached homes planned for downtown

Computer business to move next week

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company donates $125,000 for firefighter training simulator

Suddenlink boosts investment in Texas

Winds Aloft: Electricity and drums

Other Voices: A small ray of sunshine

Maternity home seeks donations

Georgetown’s Bailee Hill finishes among state’s top 10 powerlifters

Boys soccer teams learn first-round playoff opponents

Pirate softball team remains unbeaten in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Baseball: Eagles drop Lions to get back to .500

Reduce mosquito threat by removing water

Library hosts Pokemon party

School district’s finance guru receives state excellence award

Doris Jablonski quilts together memories

New exhibit showcases fabric art

The many faces of actress Damaris Pike

G’town Chef: Want some new takes on lamb?

Yesteryears: Church women focus on service

First United Methodist Church grows with city

Latter-Day Saints present Easter performance

Celebration Church changes oil for women

Main Street Baptist to host Easter egg hunt

Organ ‘queen’ to play concert at Grace Episcopal

Cook’s Corner: Scrumptious appetizers star in recent Woman’s Club meeting

Friday update, March 27

Pastor Dan Ledbetter stands at the pulpit of Heritage Baptist Church.

Don Ledbetter plans to step down after 35 years as pastor at Heritage Baptist Church. Read more in The Sunday Sun. Photo by Michael Freeman.


New city manager named

David Morgan will be Georgetown's next city manager.

The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire Mr. Morgan, deputy city manager in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, to fill the position left vacant since November.

Mr. Morgan was one of four finalists chosen for the position following a national search that attracted 71 applicants from 25 states. A two-day comprehensive interview process took place March 13-14, including panel interviews with community members, department heads and city council members.

Mr. Morgan replaces Paul Brandenburg, who resigned last November after more than a decade as city manager. Mr. Morgan will begin his duties May 4.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 77, low around 51. West wind 5 to 10 mph.


3-day weather history at the airport [here]

Lake levels Thursday

          Georgetown: 10.05 feet below full (791') down

   Stillhouse Hollow: 14.03 feet below full (622') up

Thursday Evening

Shop ’til you drop at the Spring Fling Girls Night Out, sponsored by Downtown Georgetown Association with proceeds benefitting Georgetown Animal Shelter, downtown Georgetown, 5-9 p.m.

Free Senior Art Exhibit Reception celebrates the work of SU seniors Carly Dennis, Charles Morris and Amber Wallour, Wood-Avant Foyer on Southwestern University campus, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 4-6 p.m.

Jim Hailey presents “Sparrows of Williamson County” to Good Water Master Naturalists, 3151 Southeast Inner Loop, Georgetown, 6:30 p.m.

The Daytripper presents a special screening of True Grit at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 7:30-10 p.m.



Georgetown Quilt and Stitchery Show celebrates “Lovely in Lavender,” Georgetown Community Center, 445 East Morrow Street in San Gabriel Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Poetry and open mic night at Cianfrani, 109 West Seventh Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Joyce Jones, Philip E. Baker and Paul Keith will perform at the one-year anniversary of Ettsie’s Organ, Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 7 p.m.

Anything Goes at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


Deaths • Services

Ladonna Jane Holland died March 17. Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North I-35, Georgetown.


Jack L. Messbarger died March 20. Service will be held at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery at a later date.


Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Logan died March 16. Service at a later date.


Thomas Daniel Barry died March 6. Service at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, St. Catherine of Siena, Austin.