Friday update, November 27
Cruz Alderete, in the arms of 425th District Judge Betsy Lambeth, bangs a gavel Tuesday afternoon to finalize his adoption into the Alderete family of Georgetown. The county hosted an adoption ceremony for 15 children who were given new homes. Read the story in The Sunday Sun. Jonathan Adams
Rezoning of College View Apartments fails
The College View Apartments in Old Town have stalled in the development pipeline.
The city council voted 4-3 Tuesday to rezone the old Georgetown Hospital site but fell short of the supermajority needed to change the zoning from local commercial to planned unit development. Council members Rachael Jonrowe, Anna Eby and Keith Brainard voted against rezoning.
Developer Lee McIntosh had asked to build 28 units in three 36-foot buildings on the one-acre property. Mr. McIntosh said Tuesday after the vote he plans to build a commercial center instead, which would not need rezoning.
Friday Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 70. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
3-day weather history at the airport [here]
Lake levels Wednesday
Georgetown: 1.77 feet below full (791') +
Stillhouse Hollow: 2.53 feet above full (622') -
Downtown Georgetown will glow with holiday cheer at the annual Lighting of the Square, east steps of the courthouse, 5:30 p.m.
A few government offices re-open:
* Airport terminal, 500 Terminal Drive, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.;
* City collection station, 250 W. L. Walden Drive, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.;
* Visitors Center, 103 West Seventh Street, 3-7 p.m.;
* Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, 1855 Southeast Inner Loop, noon-6 p.m.;
* County landfill, 600 CR 128, Hutto, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Deaths • Services
Donna June Prall died November 19. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.
Doris Henderson died November 13. Services on Thursday, December 24, Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen.