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HCCM November Sunshine Award

Patti Watkins has been a volunteer with Hill Country Community Ministries for four years. She is regularly working multiple shifts in the food pantry, and also does a bread pickup run every week. She has also volunteered at other events, such as … more

Dangerously Cute: Vandegrift to host women’s self defense seminar

Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. One out of every five college women are sexually assaulted.  Eighty … more

WilCo approves funds for prep work on animal shelter

Early next year, construction should be starting at Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. The shelter plans a 20,000-square-foot expansion of nearly $10 million. Last week, commissioners voted in favor of  spending up to $20,000 with Balcones … more

Leander Blue Santa brings community together to help neighbors

Holiday cheer abounds this season as Leander Blue Santa gears up for another year of helping area families fulfill some of their Christmas wishes. The final day for a family to register to participate as a recipient in the toy donation program is … more

Cedar Park PD hosts training to avoid child abduction

Public servants must be prepared to teach children how to avoid and escape abduction. The Cedar Park Police Department is partnering with Strategos International to host one-day child abduction Train the Trainer Course for adults interested in … more

Honoring veterans

The Leander High School JROTC presented the colors as part of the school’s Veterans Day ceremony Friday. The event also included music from the Lion Heart Singers, dance by the Blue Belles and an honoring of veterans by teacher Bill Robertson. more

What freedom means

The fourth-grade teachers at Camacho Elementary spent nine weeks teaching lessons to help students understand the meaning of the word freedom. The final step was the reflection piece. Below are examples of students’ thoughts about the process of … more

LISD growth not so simple to south

This is part two of a look into the demographic challenges faced by Leander ISD as the community continues to grow. While growth is fast and somewhat predictable on the north end of Leander ISD, it is a little more tricky on the southern end of … more

Program promotes interfaith understanding: The Red Bench encourages discussion among faith communities

Have you ever wanted to ask someone a question about his or her religion or beliefs, but didn’t for fear of coming off as rude? The Red Bench is a fix for this common dilemma. The Red Bench is an ongoing dialogue program designed to address … more

Protect yourself this holiday season

Many locals are out spending money on gifts and planning trips this holiday season. These seemingly harmless activities can quickly take a turn for the worse. Asst. Chief Jeff Hayes of the Leander Police Department said that although burglaries and … more

Wilco Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 office closing next week

The office of Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 will be closed for court personnel training Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The office will resume normal business hours on Thursday, May 11.All due dates and Criminal … more

Concordia University to focus on environmental stewardship: Nature Fest set for March 31

Concordia University Texas will host its first annual Nature Fest, a day set aside for learning about and celebrating the natural resources uniquely available and accessible to Concordia Texas.On Friday, March 31 Nature Fest will include tours of … more

African Children’s Choir to perform

The word-renowned African Children’s Choir is taking the stage in Leander soon. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children through education. Music for Life, the parent … more

Honoring veterans

Leander Middle School welcomed the 3rd Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Hood to its Veterans Day assembly. more

Devine Lake Family Day and Kite Festival coming up

 Leander Parks and Recreation hosts the Annual Park Kite Festival each spring. This free family-friendly event will take place on March 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Devine Lake Park located at 1807 Waterfall Dr. in Leander. There will be awards for … more

A warm salute

Neither gray skies or occasional sprinkles could dampen the spirit of area residents who gathered Saturday morning to honor veterans. Cedar Park hosted its annual Veterans Day celebration with a parade ceremony and the unveiling of two new … more

Thanksgiving Feast

Matthew Miller enjoys holiday lunch with his grandmother, Josie Camacho at Block House Creek Elementary. The food service crew and staff at Block House Creek managed to feed more than 1,000 students and family members the last day of school … more

Rockin’ around the tree: Annual Cedar Park celebration to include city flag unveil

The sky over Cedar Park will be a little brighter this weekend.Nearly 30,000 lights will adorn the Heritage Oak on Quest Parkway on Friday evening. The City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the eighteenth annual Holiday Tree … more

Memorial Day

The leaders of Leander's VFW Post 10427 gathered at Reunion Ranch for the Military Appreciation Day activities. From left are: Terry Craig, Post Commander Dave Walden, Auxiliary President Phyllis Craig, Steve Hixon and Gilbert Vickers. more

Cedar Park community comes together for needy

 For more than two decades, the Cedar Park Police Department has led the way on a Blue Santa program that grows every year. Last year, Cedar Park’s Blue Santa served more than 250 families, including the efforts of much of the city staff, … more
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