Local News
Local News

Leander ISD approves temporary grading policies at special-called board meeting

The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees approved new grading policies amid the covid-19 pandemic at a special-called meeting on March 31, after individuals voiced concerns over not including any second semester grades when calculating grade-point averages (GPA) and class rank for high school students. 

Impact of Corona Virus

Second WilCo Covid-19 death reported

Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) has received notification of the second COVID-19 death in Williamson County. The resident was a man in his 50s.

Business Information from WilCo Chambers

WilCo Chambers of Commerce offers info on disaster aid

 Small businesses battered by the novel coronavirus pandemic sweeping through Texas can apply for long-term, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week.

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EDUCATION
School News

Leander ISD details remote learning plan amid extended closure through May 4

The Leander Independent School District detailed more plans for their remote learning plan amid an extended closure through at least May 4, after Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order March 31 to close all schools in the state. 

Entertainment
STATE & REGION

Small businesses in Texas can apply for emergency federal loans to help ride out coronavirus pandemic, Abbott announces

Texans can apply online to see if they qualify for a long-term, low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Commentary

It's gonna be a long hot summer

So, how’s your quarantine going?

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Elections

Riding a blue wave: WilCo Democrats flex their muscles during the primary election

One might excuse local Democrats for feeling a bit giddy. Last Tuesday’s primary election saw the largest Democratic turnout in recent history.

Sports
High School Sports

Vipers stay hot in district play, eye first-ever playoff appearance

Vandegrift softball is off to its best start in school history, has already eclipsed their district win total from last year and is set up for continued success.