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Lena Elizabeth Brown

Lena Elizabeth Brown was arrested and charged with theft from the Wal-Mart store on Walton Way in Cedar Park. more

Cedar Park officer assaulted during traffic stop

A Cedar Park police officer is recovering after he was allegedly assaulted during a 3:14 a.m. traffic stop on Dec. 30.According to the Cedar Park Police Department, the officer pulled over 30-year-old Nicholas Curtis for not having a rear license … more

Cedar Park Council considers ordinance prohibiting drones over events

The Cedar Park City Council is considering an ordinance prohibiting the flying of unmanned aircraft, frequently called drones, over special events in the city. more

Lightning strikes in Leander and Cedar Park cause fires

Several homes were struck by thunderstorm lightning in Leander and Cedar Park last week, causing fires and more than $1 million in damage to three homes in Leander last week. A fire caused by lightning was also reported at a home on Paden Circle in Cedar Park. more

Cedar Park could get its first vertical mixed-use building soon

Public hearings on a proposed vertical mixed-use building that would house 263 residential apartments as well as office/retail space in Cedar Park drew no public comments at the council’s regular meeting on April 13.However, council members … more

Hill Country News launches new website

There’s a whole new look to hillcountrynews.com. more

Region’s firefighters participate in fitness training

Firefighters from Cedar Park and Leander were among the men and women from 17 different Williamson County fire departments who participated in a five-day wellness-fitness training program at Georgetown Operations and Training Center last week. more

Independent investigation sought in Kelley Case

After a tearful appeal Thursday by Rosa Kelley, the mother of Greg Kelley, the Cedar Park City Council went into executive session and then returned to announce their intentions to order an … more

Leander Fire Dept. receives second highest insurance classification, may lower homeowner insurance premiums

The Leander Fire Department received the second highest rating for public protection classification last week from the Insurance Service Office. more

Proposed Leander budget will slightly lower property tax rate

The Leander City Council has been presented with a proposed budget that will lower the city's property tax rate, but homeowners in Leander are expected to pay $73 more per year because of rising … more

Beat the heat with frozen treats: Austin Ice Cream Festival takes place Aug. 12

Hot August heat waves got you down? Entertaining your kids on summer vacation got you feeling delirious? There’s soon to be an event the whole family can enjoy, all while enjoying some cold … more

New Leander law fines owners for illegally parked cars

Leander Police will begin citing owners of unoccupied vehicles that are parked in violation of city ordinances or state law, starting Oct. 1. more

Leander ISD reexamines early-release days

While preparing the 2017-18 school calendar, some LISD trustees questioned the practicality of early-release school days. Board members debated whether benefits to teachers and staff were worth the burden on parents.Leander ISD’s Karie Lynn … more

Williamson County receives budget award

Williamson County has received a budget award from the Government Finance Officers Association. Budget Officer Ashlie Koenig said the award reflects the commitment of the county and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. more

Sweeping upgrades proposed for LISD Schools

A $453.8 million bond package was proposed at the LISD board meeting in June. The funds are mostly allocated for growth … more

Leander, Cedar Park prep for National Night Out

Neighborhoods throughout Leander and Cedar Park are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the National Night Out 2017 event. more

Cedar Park officials discuss potential stormwater drainage program

In a town hall meeting at Riviera Springs Monday Nov. 6, city staff held an information session laying out how a reallocation of a portion of the city’s sales tax revenue could be dedicated to a city stormwater drainage and maintenance program.  more

Leander PD reveals the top collision sites

Each January, the Leander Police Department publishes the annual “Top 10 Collision Locations” list to let locals know where the department will be focusing their enforcement efforts. It also helps warn residents to use caution when travelling … more

Chuy’s opens in Cedar Park next month

Chuy’s, the iconic Tex-Mex restaurant known for its made-from-scratch food, margaritas made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and eclectic design, has begun hiring approximately 175 employees for its new Cedar Park location.Scheduled to open Jan. 31, … more

Leander H.S. principal appointed to new role

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer will be taking over as the Executive Director of College and Career Pathways after the end of the school year. “I’ll miss my babies,” Spicer said. “I love them. My kiddos are absolutely amazing … more
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