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In the Wednesday Sun


School leaders hope to preserve historic Carver name

The Caring Place expands its scope

County animal shelter will offer free adoptions this Saturday

Sidewalk plan identifies barriers to walkability

Tea party at East View High welcomes guests prior to Beauty and the Beast

Health district sponsors family program to get fit, get movin’

Get free help filing federal taxes

McCoy Elementary student donates handsomely to animal shelter

Man charged with scalding girlfriend’s child

End-of-year hiring slashes jobless rate here, across state

Biotechnology incubator attracts global interest

In-home care service moves into Georgetown

Pair of local businesses align with chamber

Taco chain Fuzzy’s targets Georgetown for future expansion

Comptroller reveals $113B revenue estimate

Column: Ned Snead’s wondrous mind

Other Voices: Retired news hounds ‘solve’ world’s problems

Basketball: Lady Pats race past Marble Falls

Basketball: Harris provides spark for depleted Lady Eagles

Patriot boys basketball team wins first district game

Basketball: Vipers down GHS boys in fourth period

GISD powerlifters sweep top two spots in home meet

Georgetown tennis team tops Belton to open season with win

Despite cold weather, soccer season heats up

Southwestern men’s basketball team moves into second place in conference standings

Pirate women’s basketball bounces back from Friday loss by edging ’Roos

Southwestern women’s lacrosse hires New Yorker as assistant coach

Festival of the Arts preview series plays on with Saturday concert

Austin photographer finds inspiration among millions

Friends and Newcomers of Georgetown donates to Meals on Wheels

Look into President Lincoln’s life in an exhibit running through February 7 at museum

Yesteryears: Details emerge about shooter whose trial looms

Column: Time to watch calories

Column: Buy your ham early

Men enjoy night of food, worship at Celebration Church

Registration deadline is Wednesday for lay chaplain course at Crestview Baptist Church

‘Barney Fife’ to make appearance Thursday at First Baptist Church

Family Eldercare seeks caregivers

Thursday update, January 29

Three men stand around a table.

Roy Bowen, Randy Smith and Sean Rose at the Man Night hosted Monday at Celebration Church. Hundreds attended the themed night to eat hot wings and listen to former all-NFL defensive tackle Tommie Harris talk about his playing days and his faith. Photo by Michael Freeman.


Thursday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 72, low around 44. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon.


3-day weather history at the airport [here]


Lake levels Wednesday

          Georgetown: 10.01 feet below full (791') slight rising

   Stillhouse Hollow: 14.67 feet below full (622') slight drop


Wednesday evening

Lone Star Rail planners chug into town for informational meeting on proposed 118-mile commuter rail line linking San Antonio and Georgetown, Chamber of Commerce Banquet Room, 1 Chamber Way, Georgetown, 5-8 p.m.


Bridges to Growth hosts free “Becoming a Love and Logic parent: Making Early Childhood Parenting Fun” class (pre-register by calling 512-864-3008), 805 West University Avenue, Georgetown, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Free piano recital for senior citizens, featuring the music of Maxon Music Stars Studio, Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 7:30-9 p.m.


Thursday

Farmers market in Church of Christ parking lot, 1525 West University Avenue, Georgetown, 3:30-6:30 p.m.


Georgetown school leaders will discuss proposed changes to elementary school attendance zones inside the Mitchell Elementary cafeteria, 1601 Rockride Lane, 6-7:30 p.m.


Seeds of Strength hosts an informational meet and greet for those interested in joining the women’s giving circle (RSVP by emailing info@seedsofstrength.org or calling 512-555-1010), Artisans Connect Gallery, 122 East Eighth Street, Georgetown, 6 p.m.


Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet recognizes the contributions of businesses and individuals, Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive, 6-9 p.m.


“Catalonia Wine, Food and Dali” is the last lecture in a free series about the culture of Spanish Catalonia, Georgetown Art Center, 816 South Main Street, 6:30-8 p.m.


John Walker and Lou Snead lead an exploration of humankind’s relationship with nature at San Gabriel Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1322 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 7-8:30 p.m.


Deaths • Services

Roy Swinea died January 23.

 

Cynthia N. "Cindy" Carroll died January 22. Visitation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

Annie Evelyn Spencer Parker died January 24. Service at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 29, Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

Milton Cockrum died January 25. Service at 10 a.m. Friday, January 30, Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Drive, Georgetown.

 

Terry Lewis Mantz died January 25. Service at 2 p.m. Friday, January 30, First United Methodist Church, 410 East University Avenue, Georgetown.

 

Edwin deSteiguer "Ned" Snead died January 22. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, First United Methodist Church, 410 East University Avenue, Georgetown.