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Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) will temporarily close its Cedar Park office beginning Nov. 1 for renovations. The utility cooperative says the updates will allow it to better serve its members … more
City of Austin Utilities has discovered that at least one customer had someone visit her house and tell her that her utilities would be disconnected if she didn't make a payment within a short time … more
The City of Cedar Park has hired Ben White, former Vice President of Economic Development for the Round Rock Chamber, as its new Director of Economic Development.  The position has been … more
Departing last Friday afternoon and returning Saturday evening, the second all women's Honor Flight Austin took 42 World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans from across Texas to Washington D.C. … more
The Texas Department of Transportation last week hosted an open house to discuss the proposed improvements to FM 734 (Parmer Lane) from RM 1431 to SH 45 North designed to reduce congestion and … more
The Jonestown Police Department and the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of … more
The city of Cedar Park’s regional notification system known as CPAlertMe — a member of the WarnCentralTexas Network — has changed its title to simply, Warn Central Texas. Warn Central … more
For many residents at Poet’s Walk in Cedar Park, the facility is a community and a home. Built in 2017, Poet’s Walk incorporates various tailored therapies into its programs for its 36 residents … more
The Leander library has canceled two events originally scheduled for June, purportedly after receiving public backlash over one of those events. Valeri Abrego-Liszewski, an Austin-based … more
After some negotiation, both cities of Cedar Park and Leander have accepted an alternate rate increase from Atmos Energy that reduces the burden of proposed new rates but increases consumption … more
Nine of the 13 candidates in the race for Board of Education appeared at a public forum last week to discuss challenges facing the school system.The forum, held at Concordia University, covered … more
Two dozen area schools and more than 100,000 area residents began the week under a boil-water notice and in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding.Though rainfall had slacked to a series of sporadic … more
For her 102nd birthday party, the only food she wanted was cheese, crackers and a cold beer. On Thursday, Martha “Marty” Wetherby, a former elementary school music teacher, celebrated her birthday at The Pointe at Cedar Park, a senior living home where she currently resides. more
Cedar Park homeowners will receive some relief from rising property taxes in the form of a homestead exemption on their appraised home value for the city portion of their next property tax … more
Texas home sales and home prices increased in the third quarter of 2018, while the Texas housing market continued to show signs of ‘normalization.'According to the Austin Board of Realtors, the … more
Rouse High School students were whisked off on a whirlwind adventure over this past summer. The students (ages 15-17) traveled abroad on an educational tour during the summer. Students were chosen … more
The Leander Public Library has canceled two events originally scheduled for June, purportedly after receiving public backlash over one of those events. Valeri Abrego-Liszewski, an Austin-based … more
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national … more
Thanks to a resolution passed by the Cedar Park City Council on Nov. 15, two life-sized statues of three military service members will be installed at the city's Veterans Memorial Park. The council … more
Each year, Pedernales Electric Cooperative makes annual contributions to local education foundations within, or surrounded by, its service territory.This year, PEC donated $1,000 each to 24 different … more
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