City Week eEdition
[Reserve your space] now for the 2015 Guide to Georgetown!
In the Sunday Sun
City council race pits political newcomer versus civic leader
Voters hold sway over historic $105 million road bond package
Polls open Monday for early voting
Lawyer steps unopposed into city council
Jay Sloan, 93, dies; former mayor built foundation for modern Georgetown
Home prices continue steep upward climb
Red Poppy brings thousands to our downtown
Civil War comes to WilCo in new museum exhibit
City council will again consider changes to HARC powers Tuesday
Crime victim advocates applauded
New Carver Elementary advances closer to completion
Editorials: Vote now for your city!
Editorial: Gipson for council
Editorial: Pass essential road bond
Letters: Red Poppy Fest: must-visit time
Letters: Open carry will come to no good
East View’s Bailey Garrett is comfy on the mound or in the mud
Softball: East View remains in playoff contention
Senior GHS golfer qualifies for state tournament
Baseball: Eagles elevate into first place
Softball: Goetz hits homerun, clinches Eagles’ playoff berth
Basketball: Georgetown boys reflect on 2014-15 season
Lacrosse: Boys win playoff opener as girls prevail in thriller to end regular season
Hoop dreams transform hobby
Hospital donates almost 900 pounds of peanut butter and jelly
Faith in Action concert raises money for seniors
Explore where your recycling goes
Eggs in my Pocket: Hard to duplicate Granma’s work ethic
Aggies meet for annual Muster
Pete’s Picks: Sun City play presents a classic ‘whodunit’
Sun City Garden Tour promises beauty
Garden Club continues Arbor Day tradition
Weekend update, April 25-26
Charlie and Becky Williams set up plants for the Georgetown Garden Club on the morning of the Red Poppy Festival, Georgetown’s biggest celebration of the tiny red flower that has blossomed all across the city. Photo by Jonathan Adams.
Saturday Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
3-day weather history at the airport [here]
Lake levels Friday
Georgetown: 11.43 feet below full (791') down
Stillhouse Hollow: 13.48 feet below full (622') up
RED POPPY FESTIVAL
Rep Poppy Fest kicks off, with vendors open for the first time on Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Dysfunkshun Junkshun performs on the main Red Poppy Stage, 7 p.m.
Southwestern University Opera Theatre puts on Little Women, free and open to the public, Alma Thomas Theater on campus, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 7 p.m.
Crappie and Big Fish Tournament at Lake Granger, west boat ramp in Wilson Fox Park, check-in at 6 a.m., fishing starts at 6:30 a.m.
Georgetown Compass Tournament invites pickleball players ages 18, Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 North Austin Avenue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
RED POPPY FESTIVAL
Red Poppy Bike Ride starts at Georgetown High, 2211 North Austin Avenue, 8 a.m.
Festival opens with booths, food court and kid area, 10 a.m.
Red Poppy Parade, starts at Second and Church Streets, 10 a.m.
Car show, Austin Avenue from Ninth to Sixth Streets, 11 a.m.
Roland Waits & Wayward Travelers performs on the main stage, 6 p.m.
Two Tons of Steel performs on the main stage, 7:30 p.m.
Kentucky country music star John Michael Montgomery closes out Saturday night’s concert, 9:30 p.m.
Southwestern University Opera Theatre puts on Little Women, free and open to the public, Alma Thomas Theater on campus, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, 4 p.m.
Golf tournament benefits Georgetown High football team, Sun City’s Cowan Creek Golf Course, 1433 Cool Spring Way, noon check in, shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Vivace Youth Orchestra performs at Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 North Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 2-4 p.m.
Georgetown Symphony Society presents for its season finale the Temple Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Fairlie, Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 North Austin Avenue, Georgetown, 4 p.m.
RED POPPY FESTIVAL
Festival opens with booths, food court and kid area, 11 a.m.
New BMX trick teams perform at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Coloring contest awards, 1 p.m.
Festival closes, 5 p.m.
Deaths • Services
Jay Sloan died April 21. Service at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 East University Avenue, Georgetown.
Charleston Johns died April 22. Services were held at noon Friday, April 24, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North I-35, Georgetown.
Mildred Haney Norment died April 22. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, Chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.
Daniel Flores died April 16. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown.
Virginia St. Clair Lackey died April 22. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet.
Lester Gomez died April 14. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, Chapel of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown.
Edward H. Klawunn died April 21. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North I-35, Georgetown.
Jack W. Ware died March 24. Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, First Presbyterian Church, 703 South Church Street, Georgetown.