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Capital Metro will resume Saturday rail service starting on Saturday, Jan. 11, and will add the Leander rail station to the service for the first time.

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“There are a ton of people in this room who want their voice to be heard about a variety of issues. If they believe they could say something to change the hearts and minds of you guys up here, I … more

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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Williamson County resident Bill Kelberlau asked the Williamson County Commissioners to be more transparent at their meetings during the public comment portion of their meeting on Tuesday. Though not directly, Commissioner Valerie Covey responded to the concern, pointing out transparency on behalf of the Commissioners' Court.

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

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The Texas Lottery announced Wednesday morning that ticket with the recently drawn numbers for the $227 million jackpot was purchased in Cedar Park.

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“You might think this is just a regular pep rally or synergy rally, but actually it’s not,” Reed Elementary Principal Paige Collier said. “It’s extra special today. I have been keeping a little secret.” 


Collier turned students’ groans into cheers when it was announced that Reed Elementary School had received a Lighthouse Certification, a highly-regarded standard recognizing schools that have produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes as well as impacted staff, students, parents and the greater community. 

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In the middle of the budget year, the Williamson County Sheriff's Department asked Williamson County Commissioners permission for a lease-purchase agreement for a new ATV. Commissioners said no. 


Indeed, the idea didn't even get enough support to go to a vote. Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long's motion to approve the contract didn't even get a second. 

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The Cedar Park City Council held a public hearing Thursday on a proposal to modify the city's outdoor amusement ordinance, which could make it easier for businesses to pursue opening smaller amusements like batting cages and golf driving ranges.

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The Williamson County Commissioners Court vote Sept. 17 to pay for the funeral of a Leander veteran who died with no known family members and is inviting the public to attend his funeral this Thursday in Cedar Park.


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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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Open Cathedral Church announced Friday morning that its planned hosting of Drag Queen Story Time has changed... more

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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Parents and activists criticized the school district’s response to racist incidents and calls for action at recent school board meetings. District vows to do better, highlights its ongoing efforts … more

“It was me, I called him, I killed him."

The main suspect in last week's  fatal drive-by shooting had threatened the victim over exchanging texts with the suspect's ex-girlfriend, according to the police affidavit filed in Williamson County District Court.

The affidavit said Jose Ivan Aviles Loza, 26, of Bastrop, specifically targeted Fernando Lopez Chapparo, 22, of Austin, Aug. 3 at the intersection of East Whitestone Boulevard and the 183-A tollway in Cedar Park.

Police believe Loza may have used an  an AK-47 rifle.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say impersonated a law enforcement officer for the purpose of deceiving an elderly Williamson County couple in order to steal cash.Clifford Martin Cook II, … more
The newest revisions to library policy guidelines for the Leander Public Library has drawn criticism from at least one member of the Leander city council.Christine Sederquist is criticizing the … more
The Leander City Council will take up a proposal to spend up to $100,000 on a statue for the city’s Veterans Park during its March 7 meeting. The city solicited bids beginning in January to … more

Over the last three weeks, award-winning author Lilah Sturges, several Leander library staff members, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and even award-winning author Neil Gaiman have accused the City of Leander of discrimination for cancelling Sturges’ event last month.

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An overflow of more than 400 Williamson County veterans, police and residents filled Beck Funeral Home Thursday morning in Cedar Park to honor the Leander veteran who none of them knew and none of them had ever met.

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