In the Sunday Issue
Incumbents sweep GOP primaries
Despite a campaign season marked by challengers calling for reform, WilCo voters showed their overwhelming approval of the county’s Republican leadership this week.
Judge race remains too close to call
Election results Wednesday indicated incumbent 368th District Judge Rick Kennon defeated challenger and Municipal Judge Donna King by just 17 votes. The final result will depend on provisional ballots, which are to be counted Tuesday.
Polanak’s Market owner dies from heart attack
Paul Polanak, a much-loved former ambassador of goodwill on the Square whose multi-faceted shop served as a melting pot of people and ideas for many years, died last month in his Arkansas home.
German physician warns of ‘digital dementia’
Does the Internet make you dumb? German psychiatrist, psychologist and neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer is blunt in phrasing the question and equally straightforward in his answer: Yes.
Council considers ban on electronic cigarettes
Georgetown could be the next local government to ban the public use of electronic cigarettes when the city council discusses the move Tuesday.
Jarrell economy booms with room still to grow
Migration into Central Texas continues to fuel an economic surge in communities throughout Williamson County; Jarrell is quietly growing faster than all of them.
Frias leads local sweep of district superlatives
Thursday was a very good day for Georgetown and East View basketball players, and Lady Eagles senior guard Haley Frias in particular.
Mardi Gras fun
See photos from the Fat Tuesday celebration held by San Gabriel Woman’s Club.
Community symphony brings springtime to stage
The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to fill the air with fun, energetic melodies Saturday as it welcomed spring with a free concert.
‘They’ muddle voting process
Mary Fenoglio does the unthinkable — writes about politics.
Grab a helmet and library card
Judy Fabry has an update about the library’s bicycle-sharing program and upcoming art exhibits at the public library.
To get most out of your wine tasting, take a whiff
Randy McCrea gives instructions on how to really taste the difference in wine.
Hodgepodge recipes for a chilly week
Laurie Locke produces another scrumptious menu.
Photo by Andy Sharp
McCoy Elementary School principal Alma Guzman, left, visits with cowboy storyteller and musician K.R. Wood during the school's Texas Day celebration Friday.
Monday Night A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79, low around 47. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
3-day weather history at the airport [here]
Burn Ban: In effect.
Lake levels Monday
Georgetown: 14.44 feet low
Stillhouse Hollow: 10.97 feet low
Farmers market in Sun City, 2 Texas Drive, 9 a.m.-noon.
Georgetown City Council meets; agendas items include a discussion on the ban of electronic cigarettes from city-owned property and a presentation of the updated Downtown Master Plan, Council Chambers, 101 East Seventh Street, 6-9 p.m.
Fashionable Five-and-Dime Fundraiser sponsored by the Volunteers of Scott & White Round Rock and Sun City, in the lobby of Scott & White, 302 University Boulevard, Round Rock, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chili supper benefitting the Granger Lions Club, S.S. Cyril and Methodius Hall, Granger, 5-8 p.m.
Deaths • Services
Peggy Farrow died March 7. Service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 11, at First United Methodist Church, 410 East University Avenue, Georgetown.
Patricia S. Little died March 6. Service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel.
George A. "Skip" Smith III died February 16. Memorial at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.
Bryan Keith Guentzel died February 23. Service will be at a later date.