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While discussing recent tours of special education classrooms at two different district campuses, the Leander Independent School District Board returned to the conversation of inclusion. 

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Former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley had his conviction on child sexual assault charges overturned Wednesday by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which ruled no "reasonable juror" would have convicted him.

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The Leander City Council voted 4-to-2 Thursday to impose new fees for open record requests by the public  for data held by City of Leander and approved setting one unified mailing address and email address to receive all records requests.

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Cedar Park City Council member Rodney Robinson, whose final day in the military was on Sept. 30, is dealing with the same challenge thousands of veterans face each year – leaving a professional they have served in since high school and struggling to find a way to translate their years of experience into a civilian job.

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After much discussion and disagreement, the Leander Independent School District Board and Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing reached a compromise last week. With a 4-1 vote, the board approved the District Improvement Plan as presented, with the additional directive to the administration to reconsider and redefine the performance objectives for Goals 1-7. 

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Galveston Assistant City Manager Rick Beverlin III will soon be leaving his position to begin his new role as the new Leander City Manager. Beverlin is set to start in the position on Dec. 2.

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The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Wilco Autism Intervention Team program issued a statement on Monday regarding new communication efforts between law enforcement officials and individuals with special needs, in accordance with the ‘Samuel Allen’ law or Senate Bill 976.

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Don’t miss out on a creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, all together ooky, musical production of “The Addams Family” by the Tom Glenn High School’s Theatre and Choir Department.  

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More than a decade later, the City of Leander is finally moving to take possession and preserve the Bryson Homestead, commonly known as the Pioneer House.

But Leander Council members raised serious concerns about $300,000 designated for the site's development already having been used by a prior city council to build sidewalks at the area.

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Leander Independent School District students in 7th, 8th and 9th grades will learn about the human reproductive system, human sexuality and abstinence as part of the Austin LifeGuard Human Sexuality Education Program. The classes began Oct. 21 and will continue through May 26 for three-day windows at every LISD middle school and high school campus, taught by ALG. 

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The Cedar Park Police Department is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that occurred 1:48 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Walmart parking lot at 201 Walton Way.

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The Cedar Park High School Band won their third University Interscholastic League (UIL) state championship in a row on Tuesday night. The Rouse Raider High School Band finished fourth in the state, and Glenn High School, in only its fourth year, made its first trip to the state competition this year.

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How can Cedar Park's deep, partisan divides be healed? How is Cedar Park preparing for its rapid growth?

These questions by local residents dominated the discussion during Tuesday's "Council Chat" town hall hosted by the City of Cedar Park. The event featured Cedar Park City Council members Tim Kelly and Rodney Robinson and Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale. 

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The Leander City Council will consider a proposal to implementing fees for requesting public documents during Thursday's council meeting. 

Another item the council will consider includes several items aimed to establishing a creating and funding development of a new park and associated public art in the Olde Town District.

Lastly, the council will consider a request by city staff to pull $116,005 from the city's General Fund reserves under the Fiscal Year 2020 budget and use it to fund adding two more city positions.

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Local residents will start paying more on local toll roads starting in January after the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority allowed a scheduled 1.71% increase in tolls on 183-A and U.S. 290 East to go forward at its Oct. 30 board meeting, along with approving a 5-cent increase to the minimum cost charged per station on the MoPac express lanes.

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Retired Williamson County Sheriff's Office Chief Mike Gleason submitted paperwork Friday to run for the position of Williamson County Sheriff.

He will challenge Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody.

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Leander Public Library Director Priscilla Donovan will serve her last day Nov.1, after serving as library director since 2007. 


Donovan declined to comment upon her departure from her long-standing position with the Leander Public Library until she speaks with her attorney. 

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The city will pay $349,000 for the settlement, which included $200,000 for Cagle's owed severance, $100,000 for damages Cagle alleged in his lawsuit and $49,000 to Scott Perez LLP for Cagle's attorney fees.

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Thursday's meeting of the Cedar Park City Council was a study in contrasts.


A large group of people, including some council members who have been embroiled in controversy this summer, used the public comments portion of a council proclamation that recognized October as Bullying Prevention Month to tout conservative values.

A smaller group spoke at the end of the meeting tying some of those same council members to hate groups.

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