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Leander Council to hold public hearing on zoning for new preschool

The Leander City Council is expected to hear public comments on a proposed special use zoning permit for a new private preschool at its July 19 meeting. The proposed zoning exception, for a …

This Week's Poll
Do you agree with Leander reducing polling places for its mayoral runoff?

The city council approved just two polling places for the June 16 mayoral runoff, citing the $4,000 cost per location as a primary reason. The city council election which led to the runoff had four …

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State & Region

Texas elections to move forward without changes to state House district map despite racial gerrymander finding

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to uphold all but one of the state's political districts, a three-judge federal panel in San Antonio on Tuesday ordered that the state's maps should stay in …

High School Sports

Leander ISD baseball sees 50 athletes named to All-District baseball lists

Rouse led Leander ISD with 12 baseball players named to the All-District and superlative lists.

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Leander's Elizabeth Roca motivated by 'Competitive Love' on journey to state meet

Elizabeth Roca sent Leander head coach Gigi Heermans text after a second-place finish in the prelims at the district meet earlier this season: “I’m ready for tomorrow."

Triple threat: Glenn's Gabby Thomas qualifies for state meet in three events Gabby Thomas didn’t start long jumping until midway through this season. Now she’s going to the biggest high school meet in Texas.
Vista Ridge, San Antonio Holmes face off in second round The Vista Ridge softball team is using the high intensity of the last part of district play as a boost as the second round of the playoffs begin.
Texas Stars

Arrivals and departures for the Texas Stars

With the NHL free agency period beginning in late June, the roster that helped the Texas Stars’ advance to the Calder Cup Finals for the third time in franchise history has already undergone some changes.

Round Rock Express
Express struggle in lopsided loss to Dodgers Sunday was not Round Rock’s best night.
Never say die: Brandon Mann makes MLB debut after more than 16 seasons Brandon Mann literally couldn’t believe what he’d just been told.
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School News

Bluebonnet School receives eighth accreditation

Bluebonnet School of Cedar Park, an independent family-owned preschool, was recently awarded an eighth accreditation since its establishment in 2002. The preschool has been most recently …

Editorials
Two is good, four is better

Leander resident Jeff Jenkins told Leander City Council members, “To take away voting places, you’re taking away someone’s right to vote." …

“All politics is local.”

Attention candidates: visionaries needed for mayor

The Leander ISD 2017 Bond: Footing the bill

Letters
LETTER: Mayors prayer breakfast isn't offensive

To the editor: In the March 15 edition of the Hill Country News, a gentleman, Brian Bolton, write in concerning the, "First Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast" to express his concern that elected …

LETTER: The needy are often stubborn and slothful

Letter to the editor - 10/5/17

Commentary
Faith Commentary
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      Unaccompanied Alien Children. That’s the official nomenclature assigned to some 12,000 minors held in custody by the United States Office of …

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