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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
Leander public library receives grantStaff ReportsThe Leander Public Library will begin a new program aimed at creating a national discussion about reading, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the American … 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
Leander’s popular annual outdoor festival, the Old Town Street Festival, opens in downtown Leander on Friday, May 18. Local and national artisans will bring handmade crafts and country music stars … 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
Two Democrats will face off in next Tuesday’s primary runoff election seeking the nomination to challenge longtime incumbent Republican John Carter of District 31. Carter’s district encompasses … 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
The top-rated movie theater in country will open a new location in Cedar Park as a part of the city’s first mixed-use development. The Cedar Park City Council last week unanimously approved an … 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
A Leander junkyard wants to change its image. Property owners in north Leander want to bring food trucks to town. The City of Leander will hear public comments on both proposals at their meeting … 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
With their roles reversed, the Timberwolves' cheerleaders were honored by athletes for winning the 5A UIL Spirit State Championship at a pep rally, Tuesday, Jan. 23. more
For Cedar Park citizens who have ever been curious about the ins and outs of how police work is done, there’s soon to be a golden opportunity to learn what it’s really like to “walk around” in an officer’s patrol boots. more
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a study to consider becoming a District of Innovation at its Nov. 16 meeting for flexibility in creating their academic calendar for 2018-19. more
Most technology in the modern world is run on code. From smartphones to cars to websites to entire factories, very little in our our modern world could operate without code — the language of … more
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