City selling City Hall
and council chambers
The city of Georgetown is selling its City Hall for $1.5 million and its municipal hall where the City Council meetings take place for $1.15 million. The City Council approved the sales at its meeting Tuesday night.
The city sold City Hall at 113 E. Eighth St. to City Post LLC, a firm in formation that includes several local business owners, according to the city. The municipal hall at 101 E. Seventh St. was sold to 3M Square One, which owns property on Georgetown’s downtown square.
The sales are expected to close in January. The plans for the buildings include a high-end steak restaurant at the City Hall site and a distillery and restaurant at the municipal hall, said Council Member Rachael Jonrowe.
They are all part of the city’s plan to centralize its functions in a new downtown complex called the Georgetown City Center. The complex was formerly called Downtown West. City Hall will move to a renovated former library at 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St. in January. The council chambers and municipal court will move to a renovated former city office building at 510 W. Ninth St. in January.
— Claire Osborn, American-Statesman
Panel discussion Saturday
on Asian American voices
The Austin History Center and the University of Texas Center for Asian American Studies will host a panel discussion from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the David Earl Holt Photo Gallery, 810 Guadalupe St.
The discussion, titled “Taking it to the Streets: Asian American Voices of Resistance,” is a companion program to the “Taking it to the Streets: A Visual History of Protest and Demonstration in Austin” photo exhibit on display at the Austin History Center.
The discussion will bring together Austin Asian American and Pacific Islander community members who have been committed to creating transformational change within the city. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a moderated Q&A session.
Main Street tour
The Elgin Main Street program, with the Texas Historic Commission, will showcase properties starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in downtown Elgin for the Imagine the Possibilities Tour.
Participants who have been curious about living or opening a business downtown will tour residential and commercial properties.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Elgin has had more than $4 million in reinvestment in the past three years and more than $21 million since 1990. The revitalized downtown district offers loft apartments, work live spaces and commercial space ranging from commercial kitchens to retail and office space.
The city’s Sip, Shop and Stroll event will be set up for attendees to participate in after the tour.
Brushy waste drop-off,
community cleanup Saturday
The city of San Marcos will host its brushy waste drop-off and community cleanup for residential garbage and recycling service customers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. In addition to brushy waste, the city will accept bulk junk and furniture, recyclables and hazardous waste as part of the community cleanup.
People wanting to drop off brush and other green waste, as well as recyclables, bulk junk and hazardous waste, must provide a copy of a city utility bill and unload their own material at the site. Green waste that will be accepted includes trees or brush trimmings, leaves and grass clippings. Brush containing barbed wire or other metals will not be accepted.
The brush drop-off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 River Road and following the signs.
The service is open to residential solid waste customers in San Marcos. Residents are encouraged to load and take ground up mulch at the site as available.
For information: sanmarcostx.gov/brush; 512-393-8407.
OctoberFest on Saturday
near downtown square
The Burnet OctoberFest will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday near the square in downtown Burnet.
The free event will feature a plein air art competition, artisan vendors, live music, food, beer, a 5K run, classic car show, silent auctions and kids games. Live music will be featured, and a $10 cover will be charged starting at 6 p.m. for the main concert featuring Flatt Lonesome and Flatland Cavalry.
For more information: burnetoctoberfest.com.