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Eighteen K-4 schools in the Leander Independent School District exceed the Texas cap class-size ratio of 22 students for every teacher in elementary schools. 

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Local parent Mavis Chase raised concerns over proposed changes to the Leander Independent School District bell schedule at the LISD Board Meeting on Thursday. The proposed changes would provide a 40-minute minimum time frame between drop-off times at elementary, middle and high schools in the district. 

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Heated arguments, shouting over each other and general incivility are no stranger to the Leander City Council dais, both in recent meetings and with past city councils.

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Williamson County Deputy Association President Brian Johns filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court against Williamson County and Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody alleging he was fired in retaliation for reporting an alleged criminal violation by Chody and other members of the office.

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The Leander City Council voted unanimously to agree to a settlement agreement with former Leander City Manager Kent Cagle over his lawsuit alleging he was unlawfully terminated for reporting a city official to law enforcement.

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Westside Elementary earned a national distinction, the prestigious Lighthouse School Certification from the “Leader in Me” program.

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The Lago Vista Independent School District adopted the 2019-2020 school year budget at a special meeting on Thursday. Lago Vista ISD also adopted the proposed tax rates for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Larkspur Elementary held a dedication ceremony on Friday. Larkspur Elementary Principal Tracie Montanio spoke to students, parents, faculty and Leander Independent School Board members. 


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Cedar Park Parks and Recreation department held Splash Jam, a Back-to-School bash, at Milburn Park on Sunday.

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Williamson County Patrol Division Cmdr. Steve Deaton has resigned amidst heavy criticism and controversy over several graphic social media post created by him depicting Barbies and Elf on the Shelf dolls depicting  the graphic dismemberment of a black athlete and jokes about date rape.

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The Leander Chamber of Commerce has established a new tourism subcommittee to oversee the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT Tax) funds it will oversee for the City of Leander in the near future. The … more

Cedar Park Police Department’s Financial Crimes Division Sergeant Scott Buchanan and Cedar Park Police Officer Anthony Bridgewater said there has been an increase in phone scams in the area. 

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The Cedar Park man accused of shooting and killing a Leander ISD science teacher and girls soccer coach will not be indicted after receiving a no-bill decision by a grand jury. 

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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For the third time in as many weeks, members of the public gave Williamson County Commissioners an earful about the sheriff’s department. The department — along with Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody and Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell — have come under fire recently for the way they’ve handled the fall out from a sheriff commander’s explicit social media posts.

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Cedar Park Council Mayor Pro Tem Mike Guevara is running for Texas House District 136 to challenge incumbent Texas Rep. John Bucy III (D-Austin) for the seat.

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Texas State Rep. John Bucy III (D-Austin) is hosting three paintings by a former Leander resident in his office at the Texas State Capitol through the month of August.

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