Community News: Georgetown holding MLK events, Camp Mabry has fishing


TRAVIS COUNTY

WEST AUSTIN

Camp Mabry to host fishing derby

The Texas Army National Guard’s Environmental Program and Camp Mabry will host the third annual Youth Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the lower pond at Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th St.

The free event is open to ages 16 and younger. Tackle and poles will be available for those who need them.

Food will be available for purchase from vendors or can be brought from outside.

The Texas Army National Guard environmental program is partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Boy Scout Troop 345 and the National Civilian Conservation Corps for the event.

Space is limited, so registration is required at bit.ly/2iHHVF1.

— American-Statesman staff

AUSTIN

Capital Metro to operate special schedule Monday

Capital Metro will operate its bus service on a Saturday-level schedule on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so MetroRail, UT Shuttle and E-Bus service will not be offered.

All MetroAccess subscription trips automatically will be canceled. Customers who need to keep their subscription trips on MLK Day should call 512-852-7272 to reschedule them.

Capital Metro administrative offices and the Transit Store also will be closed, but customers will have 24-hour access to the customer service line at 512-474-1200 and the online trip planner. More information about Capital Metro schedules and services can be found at capmetro.org or on the CapMetro App.

Service will return to its regular weekday schedule Tuesday.

— American-Statesman staff

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

GEORGETOWN

Georgetown to host MLK Day events

The city of Georgetown will host various events Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Georgetown Project will host a youth service day at 9 a.m. Monday for youth in grades 9-12 at the Teen Center in the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave. Service projects include games with seniors at a senior center, park cleanup and working at Habitat ReStore.

A day of service will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at locations in Cedar Park, Georgetown, Jarrell, Leander, Round Rock and Taylor. To register, call 512-255-6799 or visit unitedway-wc.org.

A march will be held starting at noon Monday at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St., that will make its way to Macedonia Baptist Church, 206 Martin Luther King Jr. St. A program will be held at the church with guest speaker Kantrice Robinson.

—American-Statesman staff

GEORGETOWN

MLK events continue at Southwestern University

Southwestern University also has events planned in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The university at 1001 E. University Ave. will host a symposium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the ballroom at the Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center. Scholars, faculty and alumni will discuss research and activism related to race and ethnicity studies. The film “13th” will be screened at 8 p.m. Thursday in conjunction with the symposium in Room 105 of the F.W. Olin Building.

The university also will host a celebration of community with music, spoken word and dance performances from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in The Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning.

A worship service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the university’s Lois Perkins Chapel.

A community potluck will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at San Gabriel Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1322 E. University Ave. Registration for the event is required. For information visit courageousconvogtx.com.

HAYS COUNTY

SAN MARCOS

Updated flood warning system approved

The Hays County Commissioners Court has approved a $2 million updated electronic early warning system that will notify residents faster and with more detail about which streets are underwater during floods.

Environmental engineering firm Water and Earth Technologies Inc., whose contract was approved last week, will install 22 gauges at low water crossings as well as two base stations to receive the data.

Ten of the gauges will also measure rainfall, and five with detention basin monitoring gauges will be located at Natural Resources Conservation Service dams that surround San Marcos. Gauges at the dams will help the county detect incoming floods.

The project will be paid for in part by the Texas Water Development Board, which approved up to $500,000 in grant funding. Hays County will pay for the rest.

— Taylor Goldenstein, American-Statesman

SAN MARCOS

San Marcos to hold brushy waste drop-off

The city will host its monthly brushy waste drop-off for residential garbage and recycling service customers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The brushy drop-off can be reached by taking the San Marcos Animal Shelter entrance at 750 River Road and following the signs.

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 service is open only to residential solid-waste customers in San Marcos. Residents are invited to load and take ground-up mulch at the site as available. Residents also have the option of using the new green waste carts to dispose of brushy waste.

For information call 512-393-8407 or visit sanmarcostx.gov/brush.

— American-Statesman staff



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