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With the Leander’s first hotel set to open this fall, the City of Leander will finally be able to utilize its new, specialized Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT Tax) to promote tourism to the city.

The Leander City Council voted Thursday to approve an agreement between the city and the Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center to coordinate the usage of up to 75 percent of the HOT Tax funds that will be collected in the future.

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Families came out to enjoy Cedar Park's annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 8, which featured Santa's Workshop and a number of family-friendly activities. Originally scheduled for Friday, … more

The Leander City Council could finally be adopting an official Council Rules of Order and Procedure in the near future after voting Thursday to authorize drafting rules outlining how council meetings should be conducted and rules of conduct for council members.

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Williamson County held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week for River Ranch County Park, which will comprise more than 1,000 acres of meadowlands, wetlands and hills running along the South … more
After hearing tearful pleas from parents and an 11-year-old student in opposition to the proposed Scenario F for middle school attendance zoning, Leander ISD trustees voted unanimously to adopt that … more
A debate over efficiency came to the forefront during a June 6 meeting of the Leander City Council, though there was limited discussion of government transparency as the council voted to shift its … more
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen another half-cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.92/g on Sunday, Jan. 20, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This … more

Hundreds turned out to a Georgetown neighborhood Wednesday to try out the new voting systems purchased by Williamson County for the next elections.

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One student was saved from a flooded LISD bus on route to Stiles Middle School on Oct. 16 after a bus driver attempted to drive over a low-water crossing at 8:28 a.m. on County Road 177, heading east … more
Local gas prices have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.17/g over the weekend, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 Austin-area stations. Prices are 21.7 cents per … more
Concordia University Texas will add the first varsity esports program of its kind in Central Texas starting this fall. More than 100 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada … more
Rodney Robinson was declared the winner of the Cedar Park City Council Place 5 race by 2 votes Monday after the Cedar Park City Council canvassed the election results. The final count of the 9 … more
Property owners in Texas have until Jan. 31 to pay property taxes in full, or the unpaid balance will begin accruing interest and penalties. Payments can be made in person, online or by mail. … more
Austin gas prices have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.49/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations. Gas prices in Austin are 2.1 cents per gallon … more
With the opening of Danielson Middle School set for 2020, Leander ISD is set to begin a new review of attendance zones. LISD staff will present information to the board of trustees at its Jan. … more

The streets of Old Town in Leander will be filled to the brim next week with artisans, musicians and food vendors as part of the annual Old Town Street Festival.

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Cedar Park High School’s cheerleading squad won a second consecutive state title last weekend in Fort Worth. Cedar Park won the Class 5A Division I title with a combined score of 94.10, … more
Leander Fire Chief Bill Gardner will retire next month, after leading the department for eight years. The city said Assistant Chief Robert Curr will take over as interim fire chief effective upon … more
Cedar Park’s heralded Whole Foods 365 store is the only one of its kind in Central Texas, and now the Austin-based company says it is backing away from the smaller, value-focused concept.In an … more

Cedar Park's National Night Out celebration Tuesday drew between 40 and 50 block parties marking the event.

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