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A juvenile was taken into custody Friday for threatening to shoot up Deerpark Middle School, according to information released by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.


The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with a string of organized retail thefts at 4 H-E-B locations in Williamson County.


The Leander City Council voted Thursday to seek a 1 cent property tax rate reduction for Fiscal Year 2019-20, potentially setting up a seventh consecutive year of property tax reduction for the city.


Rep. John H. Bucy III (D) took an opportunity to discuss his platforms and the importance of bipartisan politics at Hill Country News’ inaugural Taproom Talk, led by HCN Editor at Large Richard Stone. 


The Cedar Park City Council received an update and report Thursday on the results of the Cedar Park Transit Study, which examines the public's interest in different types of public transit and what would be the strength, weakness and cost of these options.


The Leander City Council will receive a presentation from Premier Athletic Complex owner Jeff Buch "regarding a potential recreation center" starting 6 p.m. Thursday during their briefing workshop prior to the regular council meeting. 


Bucy discusses local legislation at Leander Chamber Luncheon on Tuesday.  He said House district 136 filed 31 bills, 18 bills were heard in the committee and seven were passed into law.


 CapMetro officials outlined an ambitious plans for several services expansions over the coming year, including launching a new ride-sharing service in Leander this November.

The Wolfpack, Cedar Park High School’s online student newspaper, last week reached No. 1 in the national rankings by the website Best of Student Newspapers Online. SNO aggregates more than 340 … more
The new Leander Fire Chief is trying something he hasn’t done in nearly a quarter century – starting a new job. more
The first-year criminal justice program at Glenn High School has won accolades at a skills competition and earned the right to compete at a state-level event in April. Bernie Acosta, the … more

A group of trailblazing parents addressed the importance of meaningful inclusion in special education at the Leander Independent School District board meeting Thursday. Several parents spoke about their own experiences with special education in LISD, and how those experiences will shape their children’s lives in the future. 

The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics Division was named Agency of the Year by the Texas Public Pool Council at its Annual Aquatic Conference in San Antonio. According to … more
For some in the debate over how to fund Texas' schools, "Robin Hood" is decidedly a villain. The program, baked into state education law since 1993, requires the state to take funding from … more
The Central Texas Mobility Authority says a move by the Texas Transportation Commission to release more than $100 million in federal funding clears the way for the agency to bring traffic congestion … more

Public comments on non-agenda items will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes at Leander City Council meetings, divided among speakers on a first-come, first-serve basis, due to the council voting 5-to-2 to approve a controversial ordinance amendment and implement decorum rules for the public.

Public comments on agenda items won't be capped. However, if 10 or more citizens sign up for an agenda item, their speaking time will shrink from 3 minute each to 2 minutes each.

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
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
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

As fireworks stands open for summer business, the Cedar Park Fire Department reminds everyone that most fireworks are illegal in and around Cedar Park.  In addition to potentially starting a fire, fireworks can result in serious injuries, particularly to children.

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