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Briefly

Charges reduced in pot brownie case

Round Rock man no longer faces life behind bars.

Kelley’s judge requests recusal

Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield has asked to be removed from the Greg Kelley sexual assault case as Mr. Kelley asks for a retrial.

Householders’ monthly garbage bill set to rise

Residents can expect to pay 50 cents more each month this fall.

Baby delivered outside courtroom

Sheila Threadgill gave birth to a boy earlier this month in a second-floor restroom at the Williamson County Justice Center with help from county EMS and Georgetown firefighters.

Former super lands temporary job

Joe Dan Lee, former superintendent of Georgetown schools, has taken a short-term job leading an East Texas school district.

Airport businesses decry loss of fuel discount

Aviators upset with what they call lack of transparency.

County commissioners approve $243.6M budget

General fund includes raises and hiring 42 new employees.

Medrano makes it look easy

With big win, Georgetown senior runner sends message to competition.

Documenting Mother Nature’s fury

Georgetown photographer wins Weather Channel contest.

Pastor celebrates 100 years

Philip Riley, Jr. is professor emeritus of First United Methodist.


 

Weekend Update

A group of people make funny faces as ice water is dumped on their heads.

Joyce May

County Judge Dan Gattis gets soaked Friday afternoon as county officials accepted a challenge in the Ice Bucket Challenge, which is a nationwide campaign to raise funds and awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.


Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 94, low around 75. Heat index values as high as 97. Light southeast wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 94, with a low around 76. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

Labor Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 95, low around 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

3-day weather history at the airport [here]

 

Burn ban off: Outdoor burning is still not allowed on critical fire danger days.


Lake levels Thursday

          Georgetown: 15.89 feet below full (791')

   Stillhouse Hollow: 11.09 feet below full (622')


Friday Evening

VFW Post holds its monthly fish fry, 1000 College Street (across from McAllister Park), 5-7:30 p.m.

 

Franklin's Tower performs upbeat bluegrass in the finale of the Summer Concert Series on the Square, 710 South Main Street, Georgetown, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Open mic night at Ken’s Guitars, 705 South Main Street, Georgetown, 7 p.m.


The Full Monty plays at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 7:30 p.m.


Saturday

Farmers market in Wolf Ranch, 1015 West University Avenue, Georgetown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Final day to see mother-daughter exhibit of Rene Wiley and Rachel Wiley-Janota at Georgetown Art Center, 816 South Main Street, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Free tours of the Williamson County Courthouse, courtesy of The Williamson Museum, 716 South Austin Avenue, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

 

Third annual Sterling Gloves Boxing Tournament, which raises money for charities including The Georgetown Project, takes over the main gym at Georgetown High School, 2211 North Austin Avenue, 2-5:30 p.m.

 

Free pet adoptions at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, 1855 Southeast Inner Loop, Georgetown, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


See The Full Monty at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 7:30 p.m.

 

Southwestern’s Fountainwood Observatory opens to the public for a night of stargazing, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 8-10:30 p.m.


Sunday

Parish Bazaar brings people together for barbecue, dance, bingo and a cake walk Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, 100 North Brazos Street, Granger, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.


Last day to order rain barrels or compost bins, which are potentially worth a $15 rebate from the city; order online at RainBarrelProgram.org/Georgetown.


Free pet adoptions at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, 1855 Southeast Inner Loop, Georgetown, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


See The Full Monty plays at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 2 p.m.


Get wet at Splash Jam, a day of family fun at Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Boulevard, Cedar Park, 4-10 p.m.




Deaths • Services

Pat Osuna died August 24. Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 30, Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, 6571 F.M. 970, Andice.

 

Mary Anne Collins died August 14.

 

Elliot Bernard Corhen died August 17.

 

Pamela Darlyne Winn died August 19. Service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 6, Austin Bible Church, 8405 Cross Park Drive, Austin.

 

Elliot Bernard Cohen died August 17. Services are pending.


Joanna (Jane) V. Bonomo died August 6. Service at a later date.

 

Eva Evans died July 23. Memorial at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 20, Georgetown Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road, Georgetown.

 

Max Morris Collings, Jr. died August 10.


Seaborn Wayne Newton died August 10. Services are pending.


Betsy Gehr died August 11. Services are pending.


Nancy Lou Nelson died August 8.