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A group of approximately 30 local and Austin activists without specific religious affiliations, alongside some Wiccan and Pagan practitioners, gathered for a Peace Ritual Friday evening at Elizabeth M. Milburn Community Park in Cedar Park to protest recent controversial statements by two local Cedar Park Council members, who has received national attention for calling some of their critics a “satanic witch coven” and asked their supporters to pray against their “soul stealing sorcery.” 

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A Cedar Park man and the Austin father-son psychologists team convicted of working with him in a kickback scheme related to health care fraud were sentenced Monday in Austin by a federal judge. more

The Cedar Park City Council's Thursday meeting encapsulated a growing partisan divide when controversy over Council member Rodney Robinson’s board nominees spiraled into disruptive shouting by council members and audience members alike, including with at least one attendee being removed by the Cedar Park Police.

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The Leander City Council will consider an ordinance Thursday modifying city rules governs public comments at council meetings regarding time limits and requirements for public comments, location of signage and rules of decorum.

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Eight Cedar Park Middle School students were arrested today by Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in relation to the vandalism ... more

An Austin police lieutenant was charged with 1st degree felony sexual assault of a child Tuesday in Williamson County District Court.

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A police standoff involving Central Texas Regional SWAT Team (CTRS) and Leander Police at the 500 block of Emma Rose Trail in Leander ended peacefully early Friday morning with the arrest of the man suspected of shooting at a neighbor Thursday evening during a dispute near the intersection of Emma Rose Trail and Mason Street. 

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Local parent Kevin Obrien asked the Leander Independent School District to make meaningful inclusion part of the special education program, prior to the board’s approval to hire 20 additional staff members for the program at a cost of nearly $800,000.  

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Eighteen K-4 schools in the Leander Independent School District exceed the Texas cap class-size ratio of 22 students for every teacher in elementary schools. 

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Local parent Mavis Chase raised concerns over proposed changes to the Leander Independent School District bell schedule at the LISD Board Meeting on Thursday. The proposed changes would provide a 40-minute minimum time frame between drop-off times at elementary, middle and high schools in the district. 

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Heated arguments, shouting over each other and general incivility are no stranger to the Leander City Council dais, both in recent meetings and with past city councils.

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Williamson County Deputy Association President Brian Johns filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court against Williamson County and Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody alleging he was fired in retaliation for reporting an alleged criminal violation by Chody and other members of the office.

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The Leander City Council voted unanimously to agree to a settlement agreement with former Leander City Manager Kent Cagle over his lawsuit alleging he was unlawfully terminated for reporting a city official to law enforcement.

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Westside Elementary earned a national distinction, the prestigious Lighthouse School Certification from the “Leader in Me” program.

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The Lago Vista Independent School District adopted the 2019-2020 school year budget at a special meeting on Thursday. Lago Vista ISD also adopted the proposed tax rates for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Larkspur Elementary held a dedication ceremony on Friday. Larkspur Elementary Principal Tracie Montanio spoke to students, parents, faculty and Leander Independent School Board members. 


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Cedar Park Parks and Recreation department held Splash Jam, a Back-to-School bash, at Milburn Park on Sunday.

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Williamson County Patrol Division Cmdr. Steve Deaton has resigned amidst heavy criticism and controversy over several graphic social media post created by him depicting Barbies and Elf on the Shelf dolls depicting  the graphic dismemberment of a black athlete and jokes about date rape.

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The Leander Chamber of Commerce has established a new tourism subcommittee to oversee the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT Tax) funds it will oversee for the City of Leander in the near future. The … more

Cedar Park Police Department’s Financial Crimes Division Sergeant Scott Buchanan and Cedar Park Police Officer Anthony Bridgewater said there has been an increase in phone scams in the area. 

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