In the Wednesday Issue
Housing board advises luring apartment developers
Georgetown leaders are considering incentives that could spur the construction of affordable apartments in town, where city planners say there is a deficit of at least 3,000 apartments.
County looks at different autopsy options
After declining to join up with their southern neighbors, the Williamson County Commissioners are exploring other avenues to handle future medical examination needs.
Avery North deal gains momentum
Avery North, the proposed residential development straddling the Georgetown-Round Rock border, will likely move two steps forward this week — the developed is expected to close on a 150-acre purchase Friday and the Georgetown City Council was set to cede an additional 94 acres earmarked for the project Tuesday.
Building restrictions on Williams Drive could relax
City leaders are weighing plans to remove the Williams Drive Special Plan Area Overlay District — a set of construction rules governing a half-mile stretch of the road from Shannon Lane to Power Road and limits what business owners can build along the major commercial corridor.
Steger & Bizzell Engineering hits 40-year mark in Georgetown
When Charles Steger first started designing city streets and wastewater lines out of his family home 40 years ago his son Perry was still in grade school. Today, the engineering firm has grown up with the region it helped to build and the younger Steger is guiding the reins.
Hospital hosts disaster drill
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital was the site of a disaster-preparedness exercise last week that featured high school students dressed up with fake wounds ranging from cuts and bruises to internal bleeding.
Insurance giant, G’town hospital spar
The nearly five million Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas policyholders could pay higher fees for services at facilities in the St. David's network starting in 2014, including Georgetown Hospital.
Uptick in Dems running for office
Eight WilCo Democrats have filed for 2014, the most in more than a decade, to run against a long list of Republicans.
Lady Eagles win basketball tournament; boys finish third
The Georgetown girls revenged an earlier loss this season to Bowie HS by defeating the Bulldogs in the championship of the 35th annual Jack Frost Invitational Saturday while the GHS boys team showed clear progress by going 3-1.
LaCaille named district’s best defensive football player
Georgetown senior middle linebacker Jace LaCaille was named the best defensive player in District 17-4A this season in a ballot of the alignment’s eight head coaches while 11 other Eagles and 18 East View Patriots were also honored with a place on the all-district teams.
East View girls win four in Winnsboro
The Lady Patriot basketball team went 4-1 at an East Texas tournament over the weekend while the EVHS boys cancelled their plans because of inclement weather.
Holiday Home Tour a success in Sun City
The Holiday Home Tour sold 2,000 tickets in Sun City and organizers were optimistic it would bring in the most money ever for local charities.
Conductor marks 40th year
For four decades each December, Southwestern University Professor Kenny Sheppard has helped bring an extra measure of beauty and tradition to the Southwestern University campus by conducting the chorale at the annual Candlelight Advent services.
The holiday season is upon us. One recipe you might want to try: cranberry relish, like that shown above.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51, low around 30. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
3-day weather history at the airport [here]
Georgetown: 16.32 feet low, slight rise
Stillhouse Hollow: 10.09 feet low, slight drop
• Blood drive held by Scott & White at Sun City's Cowan Creek Amenity Center, 1433 Cool Spring Way, 8 a.m.-noon
• Chess Club meets in Hewlett Room of Georgetown Public Library, 402 West Eighth Street, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Deaths • Services
Ralph Eddie Klebold died December 2. Service 11 a.m., Thursday, December 12, Sonora Methodist Church.
Dee Iglehart died December 3. Service 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 14, Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, Georgetown.
Joe Brawner, Sr. died December 6. Service 1:30 p.m., Saturday, December 14, First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
Geraldine “Gerrie” Elizabeth (Farrar) Cockerham-McConnell died December 5. Service 11 a.m., Monday, December 16, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Georgetown.
Carson William Houston died December 4. Service was Saturday, December 7, Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, Georgetown.
George Leo “Dick” Toenjes, Jr. died December 3. Service was Friday, December 6, St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, Illinois.
Hubert Harlan Brock died December 4. Service was Saturday, December 7, Assembly of God Church, Haskell.
John Charles Schlichter died December 3. Service was Saturday, December 7, Ramsey Funeral Home chapel, Georgetown.
Bertha (Betty) Elizabeth Nations died December 5. Service was Sunday, December 8, Ramsey Funeral Home chapel, Georgetown.
Mollie Imogene Paty died November 13. Service was held at St. Mary's Church, Albany, Oregon.