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City of Georgetown accepting grant proposals for art, cultural events

Local art and culture projects happening over the next year are eligible to receive funding through grants from the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board. The board is accepting grant proposals for events and projects taking place Dec. 1-Sept. 30, 2018 involving art, music, theater and culture heritage

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-19 18:46:04

Williamson County begins construction of a new annex building in Georgetown

Williamson County has broken ground on a new annex building that will house offices for the Precinct 3 county commissioner and the county constable and justice of the peace. The building, located at 151 Wilco Way, Georgetown, will also be home to the county's purchasing, human resources and veterans

COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM - 2017-09-19 21:22:34

Williamson County deputy's lost bag with gun, ammo inside returned, sheriff says

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office confirms a lost weapon bag with a gun and ammo inside was returned safely to the sheriff's office Wednesday night. Sheriff Robert Chody tweeted just before 7 p.m. that a citizen heard about their post asking for help tracking the bag down, and returned it to th

KHOU - 2017-09-21 10:39:17

Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington, telling worshippers she believes being Jewish helped her empathize with other minority groups. Ginsburg spoke mostly about her Jewish faith, acknowledging t

WACOTRIB.COM - 2017-09-21 08:15:01

Williamson County Sheriff's Office searching for lost weapon, bag

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing gun bag. The missing gun bag contains a Glock 21 .45 caliber. It was reported missing by a deputy. According to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office, the weapon bag is presumed to have fallen out of the d

FOX7AUSTIN.COM - 2017-09-20 23:23:00

Boy Scouts may be the answer to helping parents get their sons out of the house

As parents of today worry about getting their children out of the house and away from their smart phones and iPads, at least where their boys are concerned, many families are finding an old solution to today's modern challenges: The Boy Scouts of America. Every Monday at 7 p.m., nearly 50 junior hig

HILLCOUNTRYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Those annoying sounds of silence

It was in the 60s when Simon and Garfunkel recorded their famous song, "The Sounds of Silence." I must confess that I do enjoy what I know of as "The Sounds of Silence." Nothing is more relaxing than sitting back with a cup of coffee and enjoying the silence as it whistled by. This has become a rath

HILLCOUNTRYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Don Roberts is Dining with God

Even though he attained his Ph. D., I always addressed him as "coach." That was not a sign of disrespect; that's just how I was introduced to him more than 30 years ago. I never played ball for him and didn't have him for biology, yet the man still knew my name my freshman year of high school. Late

HILLCOUNTRYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Why I joined an 8 hour sit-in at Gov. Abbott's office and was arrested

On Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump ordered an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) threatening the freedom of 124,000 young adults in Texas and 800,000 nationwide. This is one of many reasons I joined in with hundreds of activists May 1 for a sit-in occupation of Governor Abbott's off

HILLCOUNTRYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Hill Country News moving offices

After 19 years at its location at 103 Woods Lane in Cedar Park, Hill Country News will be moving its offices to the Discovery Boulevard Business Park Friday, Sept. 22. The new office address will be 715 Discovery Blvd. Ste. 304. "Hill Country News has been in this building for two decades," said Sco

HILLCOUNTRYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Leander man finds possible fossilized human bones in yard

Donald Johnson found unique rocks on his Leander property, the week of Sept. 11, 2017. One of the rocks looks like a fossilized human skull. (KXAN Photo/Lauren Kravets) LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) - Donald Johnson likes to look at the unique rocks in his back yard, but last week he found something that

KXAN - 2017-09-21 19:26:15

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

In this July 7, 2017 photo provided by Diane Tippett, Diane Tippett poses with her husband Robbie after their wedding ceremony, on the lawn of the courthouse in Leonardtown, Maryland. Last October Lucey came to Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center with a salivary gland cancer that had spr

WACOTRIB.COM - 2017-09-20 05:13:11

$23M in methamphetamine seized in drug operation

CEDAR CREEK, Texas - More than 600 pounds of methamphetamine were seized Tuesday after a joint operation involving the Drug Enforcement Agency and multiple Central Texas law enforcement agencies. Cedar Park police said authorities conducted a raid on a Cedar Creek home Sept. 19 and arrested Guillerm

KVUE - 2017-09-20 14:59:33

The 2017 Texas Tribune Festival

The Texas Tribune will present its 3-day event, The Texas Tribune Festival, at the UT Campus beginning on Friday, Sept. 22 beginning at 7 PM and concluding on Sunday, Sept. 24 at noon. Celebrating its 7th year, the popular Festival is an opportunity to gather and participate in discussions from dist

PATCH - 2017-09-20 13:14:15

Williamson County PIO Office Wants To Hear From You To Help Them Improve

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TX - Williamson County officials want you to help them. The public information office is seeking to improve its operations, and are asking for residents' input. "Please help us to ensure that we are sending you important news and information in a format that best suits your needs

PATCH - 2017-09-20 03:33:31

Island Zero, A Texas Premiere

SciFi/Horror Thriller Film lovers rejoice! Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival presents Island Zero at Flix Brewhouse on Wednesday, Sep. 20 beginning at 7:30 PM. Writer Tess Gerritson created Island Zero to follow in the tradition of classic SciFi horror films made popular in the late 70's and e

PATCH - 2017-09-19 17:47:00

Cheese & Wine Pairing at Wine Sensation

What's the perfect end to a hard day's work? A relaxing evening of sipping aromatic wines and sampling appetizing artisan cheeses. Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Round Rock's Wine Sensation. $10 per person . You'll also be able to enjoy Happy Hour and

PATCH - 2017-09-19 15:42:13

Paxton prosecutors want Court of Criminal Appeals to help them get paid

The special prosecutors in the securities fraud case against Attorney General Ken Paxton are asking the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reverse a lower court's ruling that voided a six-figure invoice they submitted. Ken Paxton speaks at the Texas State Rifle Association General Meeting in Round

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 21:02:00

British Airways To Launch Nonstop Service To, From Austin On 747 Aircraft

AUSTIN, TX - Starting next year, British Airways will offer nonstop service between Austin and London on 747 aircraft, airport officials said Monday. The service launching April 8, 2018, will link Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with London Heathrow. Nonstop flights will be offered on 747 ai

PATCH - 2017-09-19 06:34:05

Hurricanes Zero In On Coasts Russia Investigation Heats Up Obamacare Repeal Is Back: Patch Morning Briefing

While all eyes in the Northeast are on Hurricane Jose, folks across Irma-battered Florida are wearily watching the development of Hurricane Maria. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Maria had strengthened enough to earn Category 5 status by Monday night. Much of the Northeast is braci

PATCH - 2017-09-19 06:34:02