An­nex­a­tion hear­ing set for thurs­day

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF — RACHEL RICE, CEDAR PARK-LE­AN­DER STATES­MAN — HALEIGH SVO­BODA, AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN STAFF

The Round Rock City Coun­cil will con­duct the sec­ond pub­lic hear­ing on the pro­posed an­nex­a­tion of about 15 acres of land dur­ing their meet­ing Thurs­day .

The land is lo­cated just north of Green­lawn Boule­vard and east of In­ter­state 35. The City Coun­cil meet­ing is sched­uled for 5 p.m. in coun­cil cham­bers, 221 E. Main St.

The Le­an­der Pub­lic Li­brary will hold its Win­ter Won­der­land cel­e­bra­tion from 10 a.m. to noon Satur­day at 1011 South Bag­dad Road.

The event will fea­ture sto­ries, crafts and Santa. Par­ents should bring their cam­eras if they want to take their child’s pic­ture with Santa, ac­cord­ing to an an­nounce­ment on the Le­an­der web­site. The li­brary will also an­nounce the win­ners of its short story con­test at 11 a.m. dur­ing the event.

Way Off Broad­way Com­mu­nity Play­ers, the Le­an­der­based non­profit the­ater group, is tak­ing it upon it­self to bring a lit­tle hu­mor to the hol­i­days.

The com­mu­nity the­ater group is host­ing a hol­i­day event, com­plete with food, drink and in­ter­ac­tive the­ater at 7 p.m. on Fri­day and Satur­day. At 8 p.m., the play A Christ­mas Carol Ra­dio Play be­gins

“We are try­ing to do one spe­cial show a year,” said di­rec­tor Tracy Cathey. “It’s our way of say­ing thank you to all of our pa­trons.”

Dur­ing the re­cep­tion, wine, cider, hot choco­late and non-al­co­holic punch will be served, along with snacks.

Cathey said, the play is a twist on A Christ­mas Carol.

“Ev­ery show is a chal­lenge. You don’t know how it’s go­ing to go, and with this one we’re try­ing to have con­trolled chaos. We hope the au­di­ence en­joys it,” ac­tress Michelle Kel­ley said, adding this is the first time the group has held a pub­lic re­cep­tion of this kind.

The group is en­tirely funded by ticket sales, and the ac­tors, di­rec­tor and staff are all vol­un­teers.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate the com­mu­nity sup­port­ing us, and we hope more and more peo­ple come see us,” Kel­ley said. “We feel like there’s magic in the the­ater and we want to share that with peo­ple.”

The show will be held in The 2243 Busi­ness Park, 11880 W. FM 2243. To or­der tick­ets go to www.wobcp.org or call 2595878. Prices range from $15 to $20, ac­cord­ing to the web­site.

Ge­orge­town city of­fi­cials are search­ing for ci­ti­zens to serve on the city’s ad­vi­sory boards and com­mis­sions.

Cit­i­zen board mem­bers as­sist the City Coun­cil in an­a­lyz­ing lo­cal is­sues. Those in­ter­ested should fill out an ap­pli­ca­tion and sub­mit it to the city sec­re­tary’s of­fice by Jan. 11. Those ap­pointed to a board or com­mis­sion will start their terms in March.

To get an ap­pli­ca­tion on­line or for ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, go to government.ge­orge­town. org/cat­e­gory/boards-com­mis­sions.

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