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The Cedar Park Police Department closed its front lobby area around noon Thursday and called in the Austin Police Department Bomb Squad after a "gentleman brought in old war ammo and other ordinances to be disposed of" by the department.

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A local Vietnam War veteran who rescued seven different people during that conflict rode a helicopter again for the first time in years last Thursday.

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Williamson County commissioners voted July 23 to move forward with a whittled down version of a roads and parks bonding package recommended in June by its citizens bond committee. The commissioners will vote on the specific language of the two bonds at their Aug. 6 meeting, which could put the bonds before the voters this November if it is approved. 

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Recent July campaign finance reports by candidates and PACs, covering April 25 to June 30, help show the flurry activity in the final month of the recent city council elections as well as show how much money washed into those races.

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Leander ISD announced Thursday night that it has named Dripping Springs ISD superintendent Bruce Gearing as the lone finalist to replace outgoing Superintendent Dan Troxell.

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The Leander City Council will consider several important agenda items Thursday, Aug. 1, during its briefing session and council meeting. The briefing session starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public but won’t be lived streamed nor voice recorded. The regular council meeting will start 7 p.m. and it will be live streamed.

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Cedar Park is launching its 2019 National Night Out kick-off party from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. this afternoon at Heritage Oak Park at 875 Quest Parkway.

The event is open to the public and will include music, a petting zoo, a climbing wall, a bounce house, the DPS Helicopter, foo and and drink and appearances by McGruff, the National Night Out Knight, Texas Stars Hockey and Austin Spurs.

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After months of controversy, the City of Volente has a new mayor.During a special called meeting on July 2, Village of Volente City Council appointed candidate Jana Nace as mayor following … more
Austin gas prices dropped 1.2 cents per gallon since last week, averaging $2.47/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 Austin-area stations. Local gas prices were 16.3 cents per … more
The Leander Public Library’s future remains uncertain Thursday as the Leander City Council voted to take no action on the City of Leander’s proposed revisions to several library policies. more
After hearing the results of a community survey on library programming followed by a presentation on proposed changes to the room rental and programming policies, the Leander City Council on Thursday … more
Dozens of members of the community stood in a packed Pat Bryson Municipal Hall Thursday night, waiting their turn to express vehement opposition to the Leander City Council’s possible move toward an exit... more

The Round Rock Police Department is currently looking for a suspect involved in a mid-April incident where the suspect struck and killed a man with a car in a hit-and-run, according to the police department.

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Ahead of tonight's Leander City Council Meeting, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Coalition Against Censorship and the Texas Library Association have all sent letters to Mayor Troy … more
A Leander City Council member says she’s concerned that the council’s new briefing session could stifle public debate and serve to keep contentious discussions out of public meetings. more
With a requirement that apartment complexes include a 100% masonry facade, Leander city leaders are attempting to slow the development of new apartment complexes... more

The Cedar Park headquartered aerospace company, Firefly Aerospace, announced on Tuesday an agreement with an Israeli company that will allow Firefly to develop a new lunar lander.

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The Williamson County Animal Shelter over the weekend was able to achieve a total of 63 adoptions of dogs and cats after offering 100 free adoptions as part of an initiative to challenge the community to help with overcrowding at the shelter.

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A proposal on Thursday's Leander City Council agenda could lead to the city asking voters to approve an exit from the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority system. more

Early morning visitors to the Starbucks at The Parke on Monday got a bonus item with their usual order of coffee: a chat with local police officials.

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