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Leander Police Department preparing for Drug Take Back day

Leander residents can properly dispose of expired or unused human and pet medications at the Drug Take Back program scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29 at the Leander Police Department, 705 Leander Drive.The purpose is to safely destroy … more

Don’t cheapen Jesus’ sacrifice

I just returned from a vacation in Nashville. The rest was great, the food awesome, and the country music at the Grand Ole Opry outstanding. But the highlight of our journey was a trip to the town of Franklin, Tenn., where we toured the homes and … more

Now is time to heal and refocus

Our columns for The Hill Country News are due on the Wednesday before they actually appear in the paper. So, I’m writing this article on Nov. 1, one week before the election. But even though I don’t know which candidate is going to win, I do … more

Students make 3-D prosthetic hand for classmate

Students from Summit Christian Academy in Cedar Park didn’t need to ask "when are we going to use this in real life?" when they used a 3-D printer to make a classmate a prosthetic hand.Two weeks ago, fifth-grade students spent the day working on … more

Election, up close

With an April birthday, Harrison Lutz was going to miss his first opportunity to vote for president by six months, but he didn't let it stop him from getting up close and personal with the democratic process this election day. The Vista Ridge … more

Leander ISD maintenance plan on schedule

With dozens of projects on tap on dozens of campuses throughout the district, the LISD maintenance staff stays busy keeping facilities in order. The current fiscal year plan calls for $9.1 million in maintenance costs as part of a 10-year $56 … more

Jazz and Art on Main coming to Cedar Park

A new event featuring jazz musicians and an eclectic group of artists is coming to Cedar Park on April 28 and 29, said Hailey Dulde, city of Cedar Park recreation program specialist.Jazz and Art on Main will open to the public at 6 p.m., April 28 … more

Think safety first this Halloween

Local officials are hoping for more treats than tricks for residents celebrating through the Halloween weekend, urging parents to plan safely and ensure children use caution. Not much has changed in terms of Halloween safety precautions over the … more

Education Connection strives to improve literacy: Organization wants every child reading before fourth grade

Education Connection was piloted in Leander ISD to combat literacy with a desire to have every child reading by the time they exit third grade. According to Education Connection organizers, research has identified third grade literacy as one of four … more

Black History Month celebration soon

The city of Leander will hold its fourth annual Black History Month program Feb. 17 with special guest speaker Dr. Mark Clanton, MD, MPH and Chief Medical Officer of Accenture Operations. Leander Economic Development Manager and event organizer … more

Roast and Toast honoring Cedar Park Mayor

On Feb. 11, a Roast and Toast honoring Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Put on by Twin Lakes Family YMCA, this black tie, red carpet event includes … more

You are more than able to handle life’s problems

The obstacles of life and pressures of reality can sometimes bring you down. You can feel discouraged and defeated, with the promise of tomorrow far and out of reach. I want you to know that although the winds and the waves of life may beat upon … more

CPHS to put on fashion show, funds to go toward Project Graduation

Cedar Park High School has a trendy way of raising money for Project Graduation. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, CPHS seniors will walk the catwalk at the Twin Creeks Country Club. Attendees can shop Kendra Scott's new spring jewelry line and enjoy a … more

A Full Plate

Roman Lewis (left) waits for a piece of cake to add to his Thanksgiving feast last Friday at Block House Creek Elementary. more

Purses for domestic violence survivors

Many women carry a purse containing their car keys, a wallet and their phone. For women who are domestic violence survivors, a handbag can serve a much greater purpose. That’s why last week, Handbags for Hope made an appearance at T-Werx … more

What would Jesus undo?

One of the most interesting aspects of ministry is discovering the kinds of issues people want addressed and then working with my worship team to do so. Our current series takes the old cliche WWJD; i.e., “What Would Jesus Do?” and instead … more

Governor opens nominations for 2017 Star of Texas Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or … more

LISD seniors collaborate with local businesses

Each year, Leander ISD has their annual COOL Week (Career Opportunities On Location) for high school seniors throughout the district, which allows students to spend the week working as interns at various locations. These internships give students … more

Cedar Park flag unveiled

Cedar Park raised its flag for the first time during the city’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa’s Workshop at Heritage Oak Park on Friday. Fireworks shot out as the flag was unfurled from a 100-foot fire engine ladder in front of nearly … more

HCCM serving more than ever

As many as 1,500 people seek out assistance form Hill Country Community Ministries (HCCM) each month, but to the staff and volunteers, each individual is special. “Everyone has a story,” said executive director Tiesa Hollaway, who likes to … more
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