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Hearing into Greg Kelley conviction continues, family issues statement

UPDATED: State District Judge Donna King ruled that no bond would be set for Greg Kelley today. more

Hurricane Harvey will hit Texas Saturday, here’s what to expect

Tropical Storm Harvey strengthened into a hurricane Thursday, where it’s expected to bring potentially devastating flooding to coastal Texas, meteorologists said. 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

Texas Ranger testifies Greg Kelley treated unfairly, acknowledges two additional suspects

A Texas Ranger testified at a packed Williamson County court hearing Thursday that he believed Kelley had been treated unfairly. more

Residents struggle with flooding

Officials and residents of Cedar Park and Leander struggled over the weekend and into the week to cope with the high wind and flood water that hit the Austin area as a result of Hurricane Harvey. more

Local businesses collecting donations for flood victims

Several local businesses in Cedar Park and Leander are coordinating efforts to donate needed items to the Austin Disaster Relief Network. more

Locals team up to feed Harvey first responders, survivors

A group of central Texans and about 800 pounds of pork, chicken, sausage, eggs and two big barbecue pit trucks to cook it all left for Seadrift, Texas Wednesday. more

Cedar Park Council OKs hiring outside firm to investigate CPPD policies, procedures

The Cedar Park City Council last week authorized the city manager to hire an Illinois firm to conduct an independent review of police policies and procedures related to criminal investigations.

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Toll Free: Texas House bill calls for 183A access roads

A proposed Texas House bill is calling to stop several 183 North toll road projects until free access roads are constructed alongside the toll road in Cedar Park. 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

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

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

First-time teacher strives at building student relationships

Khione Stevenson knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was five years old. She dreamed about becoming one for 17 years and now, at 22 and full of nervous hope, she taught her first day as a full … more

Proposed kennel withdraws building application

Officials for Pet Paradise, a luxury dog kennel planned for east Whitestone Blvd., have withdrawn their application for a special use permit following an opposition petition from neighboring landowners. more

Texas blood donation center is in “critical shortage” of blood

We Are Blood is experiencing a “critical shortage” of O Negative and O Positive blood. more

Hill Country News launches new website

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

Leander PD hosts self-defense class

Working with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Leander Police Department officers have been hosting self-defense classes for women ages 18 and older. more

Leander ISD votes to put $454 million bond package before voters

Facing an explosion of growth, for the first time in 10 years the Leander ISD has decided to ask voters to approve a school bond package. more

Overnight construction to cause closures on I-35 Sunday, Aug. 13

Construction of a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge on I-35 at FM 3406 Sunday will cause overnight road closures, TxDOT officials said. more

Hats off to you, grads

As the class of 2017 walked onto the floor to the rousing melody of "Pomp and Circumstance" by their school band, their long graduation gowns flowed like ribbons over the bare floor of the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Saturday, June 3. more
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