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Wilco lifts burn ban after weekend rains

Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis on Monday lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County.Gattis' office advises residents to remain cautious with any outdoor burning activities … more

TxDOT: Two out of three child safety seats misused

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children. The Texas Department of Transportation is joining safety advocates statewide to bring awareness to Texas parents, reminding them to … more

Cedar Park plans 35th annual National Night Out festivities

The City of Cedar Park is planning a National Night Out Kick-Off party in September, as a part of its 35th year of participation in the police and community initiative. The event will include … more

Come one, Come all: Ben Hur Shrine Circus performs in Cedar Park this weekend

The Shrine Circus has returned to H-E-B Center at Cedar Park with six performances scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. The Ben Hur Shriners will host the Carden Circus, the only … more

H-E-B Center hosting ‘Brunch with Elephants’

The 2018 Ben Hur Shrine Circus and the H-E-B Center are partnering to give guests the opportunity to spend some time with the circus’ elephants as they eat a hearty elephant-friendly … more

Local church celebrates 150 years

New Hope First Baptist Church in Cedar Park will celebrate 150 years of growing with and serving the Cedar Park and Leander communities on Oct. 22. New Hope was chartered on Oct. 22, 1868, and … more

Austin Energy hosting community event on reducing utility bills

A fourth community outreach meeting to help customers manage and lower their utility bills this summer is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Riverbend Church (Building Quad 4), 4214 N. … more

Teens battling cancer rest and relax on Lake Travis

Twenty young cancer patients camped, relaxed and had “boatloads” of fun during the 28th annual “Teen Lake Escape” at the McIngvale Mansion in Lago Vista.Each year’s trip is free and is put … more

Cedar Park library hosting mini-con next month

Calling all cosplayers and comic aficionados! The Cedar Park Library will host its fourth annual Mini-Con Aug. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature a panel about cosplay, crafts and activities, … more

Leander teen to earn Eagle Scout rank

Nineteen-year-old Leander resident Todd Smith will be officially recognized as an Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 4. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts … more

Texas Advocacy Project delivers backpacks for domestic abuse victims

Backpacks for Hope is raising funds to provide children fleeing domestic abuse with new backpacks for the upcoming school year.Sponsored by the Texas Advocacy Project, Backpacks for Hope is now in … more

Sue’s Tech Kitchen to bring gastronomic science to Cedar Park

A pop-up restaurant created by the sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and designed by a NASA scientist to bring food, family and fun together will make an appearance in Cedar Park this … more

Cedar Park church offering free caregiver classes this summer

Cedar Park First United Methodist Church will present a series of six classes developed to empower family caregivers of older adults to improve their self-care skills this summer. The series is … more

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter unveils new Canine Corral

STAFF REPORTSThe Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) opened its temporary dog shelter June 6 in the county's Livestock Show Barn in San Gabriel Park. The facility is celebrating the … more

TxDMV warns buyers to beware of flood-damaged vehicles

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is urging Texans to do their research before buying a new or used car.“Giving someone a new or used car as a graduation gift may earn you an ‘A’ … more

Free adoptions this weekend at WCRAS

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will hold a free adoption event for Memorial Day weekend. The public is invited to visit the shelter Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, from 11 … more

WilCo to step up seat belt enforcement May 22 - June 4

Deputies with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up enforcement randomly beginning Tuesday, May 22 to June 4 as part of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign. “Seat … more

Leander Old Town Festival

Families from around the area came out to Leander's Old Town Street Festival to enjoy rides and games while sampling food and handmade crafts as well as live music. more

Leander Old Town Street Festival this weekend

Leander’s popular annual outdoor festival, the Old Town Street Festival, opens in downtown Leander on Friday, May 18. Local and national artisans will bring handmade crafts and country music stars … more

Leander public library receives grant

Leander public library receives grantStaff ReportsThe Leander Public Library will begin a new program aimed at creating a national discussion about reading, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the American … more
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