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Extra, Extra

In the past few weeks, you might have noticed that the paper that has been coming to your house for years is no longer in your driveway. Don’t worry, it’s not personal. With the explosive growth in both Leander and Cedar Park we have started … more

Spring forward?

Daylight saving time is something that people love or hate depending on the time of the year. This weekend, we will be setting our clocks an hour ahead. However, this might become a thing of the past in Texas.Three bills filed this legislative … more

A civic red flag

The Cedar Park City Council was right about one thing – a flag matters to the city’s residents. The city has found itself in a mess of opinions and critiques in response to the public unveiling in early December of the new Cedar Park flag, … more

Americans can’t disagree on facts

“I think sometimes we can disagree with facts.”– White House Press Secretary Sean SpicerPolicy aside, the Trump presidency got off to an odd beginning Saturday when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made some specific claims about … more

We see them trollin’, they hatin’

Perhaps sitting behind a computer and telling someone off makes some people feel tough and powerful. It’s easier than ever to bash someone when you can do it anonymously in the safety of your screen, never having to make eye contact or have any … more

All hands on deck

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.Very few Americans or migrants in this country today can trace their family tree to roots that were here in the very beginning. We can almost … more

No time to raise ethics questions

Monday night, in a U.S. House GOP conference meeting, Republicans voted 119-74 to essentially gut the independent power of the Office of Congressional Ethics.Not 24 hours later, the same Republicans were reversing course, already weary of the … more

The age of ‘easily offended’

Generation snowflake. The age of outrage. Butthurt. Pick your phrase, but that’s where we are.We thought about running an April Fools’ Day editorial last week. However, we considered the amount of chaos that could have erupted from the readers … more

COOL Week students benefit local businesses

Students in Leander ISD are spending this week diving straight into the business world.Career Opportunities On Location (COOL) is a program that matches students with businesses related to their career goals, giving them firsthand experience into a … more

Bathroom bill is bad for Texas, officials, readers say

Why aren’t our top politicians listening to Texas business executives and law enforcement officials about issues concerning our economic future? more

Elected to represent

We believe strongly that elected officials should be responsive to all of their constituents, regardless of party affiliation and regardless of voting history. more

Be resolute, be involved

The new year is upon us and for 2017 our plan should be to be resolute. There’s no more room to be on the sidelines in America, watching the country rush by as we sit in the comfort of our own lives. There is no more comfort zone. There is no … more

Defend yourself by being aware

On Saturday, about 200 children learned self-defense skills thanks to a partnership between the Cedar Park Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office hosted its second Children’s Self Defense Academy to … more

A Day Without a Woman

Last week, it was extremely difficult to find anyone in Cedar Park or Leander who was participating in the A Day Without a Woman strike. In fact, there were several locals who had no idea what the movement was at all.For those who don’t know, last … more

Still time for giving

With just over two weeks to go before Christmas, trees are beginning to be populated with festively wrapped gifts of every size and shape, as we count down.That same anticipation around the holiday hits many people differently, though, as they … more

The Leander ISD 2017 Bond: Footing the bill

We encourage a vote of FOR on the Leander ISD bond issue. Here's why.  more

Your text can wait

Texting while driving is illegal in all but four states. Although dozens of Texas cities, including Austin, have outlawed texting while driving, the state still hasn’t managed to ban the reckless act. While there are state laws preventing texting … more

Trump must silence hate

Throughout the campaign, president-elect Donald Trump energized an angry base with subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, comments about minority groups and the opposing political party.He made veiled comments suggesting violence and made it … more

Black History Month deserves our attention

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King Jr. It’s Black History Month, a time to remember and honor the accomplishments and milestones of black Americans throughout history. It isn’t … more

School choice a bad choice

One of the cornerstones of this Texas Legislative session is pushing through school choice legislation in what Republicans call an effort to improve education in Texas.This is nothing more than an assault on the public school system and an … more
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