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News You Can Use • March 2020

Primary Data

• As of October 2019 there are over 343,000 registered voters in the county.

• There are 94 voter precincts.

• There are 24 elected officials at the county level, 100 at the city level and 110 within the school districts.

• In addition to conducting county wide elections the department contracts with over 110 local districts to include city, school, emergency service districts, road districts, and municipal utility districts to conduct their elections.

Georgetown Winner at San Antonio Scramble

Georgetown junior Danielle Roby participated in the San Antonio Calf Scramble February 16. The Scramble allows 4-H and FFA youth to compete for certificates to purchase a breeding animal that they will show at next year’s San Antonio Stock Show. Throughout the year, students complete reports over specific topics like animal selection, animal care, nutrition, and more. Danielle plans to show a steer at the 2021 show. 

Southwestern Space Event

On February 28, 2020, the Physics Club at Southwestern University in Georgetown, under the guidance of Dr. Steve Alexander, offered a program about the challenges and capabilities of space communications.  The idea was planned and proposed by Jim Twilley, a retired space engineer at NASA Houston and Cape Canaveral Florida, and presented by satellite engineer, Bruce Elbert, CEO of Application Technology Strategy.

Susan Pope, Director of Space Instrumentation at Southwest Research in San Antonio, whose  previously  recorded  video was part of the event, was on hand by phone to answer pertinent questions, and she mentioned that there is the possibility of summer internships for interested students.

The event was held at the impressive new Fondren Science Building on the campus of Southwestern, and the state-of-the art facility offered many of the latest innovations in technology, making it an ideal venue for the event. The students listened with interest and learned more about the future of space and communications, and questions were answered by Bruce and Susan.

One of the attendees, former Chemistry professor, Dr. R.L. Bassett, commented that the presentation was professionally done, and “was quite interesting, especially the research components,” and he hoped to see similar events in the future.

Thanks go out to Physics professor, Mark Bottorff, who offered enthusiasm and support, and to Peter Streich, whose exceptional technical abilities in sound and video projection helped make the program a success.

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