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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:13 PM

New focus on Williamson County Confederate statue starts in January

GEORGETOWN -- The debate over removing the controversial Confederate soldier statue that stands outside the Williamson County courthouse has been going on for years.

It will receive a new focus after county commissioners and the county judge appoint a 15-member committee in January to study the monument erected in 1916 by the Daughters of the Confederacy.

The panel will study the statue's history and options for it in case commissioners decide to move it, said County Commissioner Russ Boles, who made the motion to form the committee.

The group will not provide an opinion on whether or not to move the statue, Boles said. Each member of the commissioners court will pick three people for the committee. Boles has not presented any criteria for their selection.

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2020/12/31/new-focus-starts-williamson-county-confederate-statue-january/4092449001/

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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 06:43 PM

1. Georgetown is an interesting place politically.

It's a combination of old-school conservatives who've been there for a zillion years and an influx of moderates and liberals from other parts of the Austin metro. It's decidedly purple, but the pro-statue faction is very entrenched and has thus far been successful in defending it. This could be the beginning of the end, however. Let's hope.

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