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Immigration debate reveals divisions

Residents chime in on border situation.

Council studies lower tax rate

With home values up, typical tax bill still set to rise.

Extending Recreation Center days won’t happen until ‘15

It will be at least a year before the rec center is open on Sundays.

Shelter picks expansion designer

Directors of the county animal shelter have recommended Houston-based Jackson and Ryan Architects.

Sounds of Summer

See photos from weekly drum workshop at the Palace Theatre.

Austin Avenue to get fixes

City already building sidewalk, plans to re-do intersection with Weir Road.

Lone Star receives Affordable Care Act funding

Health care provider gets $250K from feds for mental health services.

Planes crash in separate events

Two accidents occurred at the airport within a week of each other.

Schwartz rewarded for career spent in special ed

Georgetown’s special education director gets statewide recognition.

Jarrell Middle School encourages kids to communicate on tasks

Educators redesign classrooms to encourage collaboration.

Drop off canned goods at our Main Street office

The Sun is participating in a canned food drive to benefit The Caring Place.

Volleyball practice opens Monday

Teams prepare for new district.

Slew of construction benefits area players

Three courses have opened in Georgetown since turn of century.

Football tickets go on sale Monday

Renew season tickets by August 14 to ensure same seats.

Bring it on

East View High School’s Sparklers prepare for the new school year with camp.

Cops crack down on alcohol sales

Law enforcement busts nine county businesses for selling to minors.

Georgetown alumnus rescues potential jumper

Blake Pryor is being heralded as a hero after talking a woman down from a highway overpass.

More than just a meal

Meals on Wheels provides conversation, companionship for clients.

Column: Balance strength, cardio in workouts

John O’Connor provides a variety of exercises to feel and look better.


Weekend Update

Little girl snoozes with teddy bears and her brother attempts to lick his nose.

Jonathan Adams

Harper Vaughan snuggles up to her teddy bears, while her brother, Brody, enjoys the movie during Thursday's Teddy Bear Picnic at Georgetown Public Library.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 89, low around 70. North wind 5 to 10 mph.


Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 91, low around 71. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.


Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90, low around 71. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.


3-day weather history at the airport [here]


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

Lake levels Thursday

          Georgetown: 14.77 feet below full (791')

   Stillhouse Hollow: 9.77 feet below full (622')

Weekend Sales

9531 FM 1105 Jarrell, Saturdays 8/2, and 8/9, 7am-3pm. Everything must go!

1506 Ash St., Sat 8/02, 7:30am-1:00pm. Furniture, working vintage gas stove/oven, lots of home decorating items, toys, clothes. No earlybirds!

105 Stephen Ln. Georgetown. Sat 8/02, 7am-12noon. Bedding, kitchenware, clothing, furniture, toys, videos, CDs, DVDs, games, pool pump/supplies, knick-knacks.

Estate Sale 912 Heritage Oaks Bend, Georgetown! Friday/Saturday, August 1/2! Furniture, lamps, appliances, dishes, glassware, cookware, antiques, old books, pictures and decorative items. Includes Grandfather Clock, Hall Tree, Large set of Milk Glass, table with 6 chairs, matching sofa, chair and ottoman, exercise equipment, TV and Entertainment cabinet and more.

1010 Segundo Dr., Thurs-Sat, 7/31-8/02, 8am-12noon. Women's clothing, purses, shoes, items for jewelry making, misc.

223 Meadow Park Dr. Georgetown. Sat 8/02, 8am-1pm. TVs, boys clothes, sports equip., PS3 and X-box games, other items.

Yard sale Sat. 8/2, 7am-12pm, 217 Inn Wood Dr., 6-12yrs old, backpack, toys, furniture, etc!!!

East View Cheer! multi-family, Sat. 8/2, 7:30-11am. 1313 Williams Dr. ('Old' McCoy Elementary) Benefit for Cheer program. TONS of stuff!

2-Family Sale, 1806 Park Ln. Georgetown. Sat 8/02, 8am-1pm. Collectibles, clothing, toys, housewares, great prices!

Huge Sale, 1600 CR 228, Florence. Fri-Sun, 7/31-8/02, 8am-6pm. Craftsman tools, mega Christmas decorations, Wii w/games & accessories, DVD/UHS movies, portable DVD players & much, much more!

Estate Sale 1011 Country Club Dr. 8/1-2, 8am-4pm. Entire contents of home. Owners lived world-wide. Furniture, bedrooms, living room, dining table/6 chairs, den, kitchen. Yard art, ladies designer clothes/shoes, glassware & china.

111 Benchmark St., Georgetown. Fri/Sat, 8/1-2, 7am-? Attic ladder, rectangular black wood dining table w/6 chairs $150, stereo, tea cart, household misc.

40100 Meadow Turn (Georgetown) 7am-1pm, Sat, 8/2. Boys' and girls' clothing and shoes, baby equipment, household items, and more!


Next Weekend's Sales

Garage Sale Benefits Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer. 205 Ridge Run Ct, Georgetown, 78628. Sat. 8/9; 8am-1pm. House/yard items, kid's toys/clothes, books, furniture, etc.

3149 Clinton Place, Round Rock. 8/08, 9am-1pm. Teachers, don't miss it! Professional books, little books, assessment books, RAVE-0 kits, misc. home.



Another month has rushed past; it’s First Friday on the Square, with shops open late and live music around downtown Georgetown, 6 p.m.

Preview new exhibits at The Williamson Museum, 716 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 6-8 p.m.

Pirate party at the Recreation Center pool (free for kids up to 3, ages 4-17 cost $2, adults get in for $3), 1003 North Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 5:30-8 p.m.

Not Past 11 Jazz Band plays in this week’s free Summer Music Concert on the Square, 710 South Main Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story starts its final weekend run at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 7:30 p.m.



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

Prayer Walk starts from the gazebo in San Gabriel Park, 445 East Morrow Street, Georgetown, 9:30 a.m.


Reconstruction begins on the historic home of Dr. James Dickey, 500 Burkett Street, Taylor, 10 a.m.

Barbecue lunch and fund-raiser benefits Meals on Wheels, VFW Post 10427, 8760 Farm-to-Market Road 2243, Leander, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Kate St. Clair signs copies of her book, Spelled (Amethyst No. 1) at BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, 4-5 p.m.

Casino Night at VFW Post 8587, 1000 College Avenue, Georgetown, 6-10 p.m.

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story starts its final weekend run at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


Sculptor demonstration, featuring wood carving, modeling in wax and clay, fused glass and other mediums, at Georgetown Public Library, 402 West Eighth Street, 1-3 p.m.

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story plays final show at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue, 2 p.m.

Four members of the Peterson family play an organ recital at Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 3 p.m.

Deaths • Services

Cheryl LaRae died July 26.


George Lee Rose, Jr. died July 2. Service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 2, Chapel of Cook-Walden Davis, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.


Dorothy Gardner Sullivan died July 5. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2, Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.


Marsha Locklin Swenson died July 26. Service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 2, Georgetown Church of Christ, 1525 West University Avenue, Georgetown.


Lt. Col. Robert S. “Bob” King died July 24. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 2, Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 East University Avenue, Georgetown.


Mary Ann Barbour died May 17. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 393 North IH-35, Georgetown.


Lydia G. Walker died July 26. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2, The Georgetown Church of the Nazarene, 4051 East University Avenue, Georgetown.


James Gerard McShane, Jr. died July 29. Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory,  393 North IH-35, Georgetown.


Allen Justice died July 30. Service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 4, Grace Bible Church, 2100 Shell Road, Georgetown.


Eva Irene Evans died July 23. Services are pending.