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Proposed stormwater drainage solution needed, Cedar Park residents say

When Tropical Storm Hermine pummeled Cedar Park with 12 hours of nonstop rain  in 2010, Susan Light and Roger Young found their home trapped in a funnel collecting stormwater runoff from … more

Cedar Park Council considers ordinance prohibiting drones over events

The Cedar Park City Council is considering an ordinance prohibiting the flying of unmanned aircraft, frequently called drones, over special events in the city. more

Lightning strikes in Leander and Cedar Park cause fires

Several homes were struck by thunderstorm lightning in Leander and Cedar Park last week, causing fires and more than $1 million in damage to three homes in Leander last week. A fire caused by lightning was also reported at a home on Paden Circle in Cedar Park. more

Leander ISD trustees consider building LED displays at regional stadiums

Leander ISD's football stadiums could be getting an eye-popping upgrade soon.  more

Hill Country News launches new website

There’s a whole new look to hillcountrynews.com. more

Region’s firefighters participate in fitness training

Firefighters from Cedar Park and Leander were among the men and women from 17 different Williamson County fire departments who participated in a five-day wellness-fitness training program at Georgetown Operations and Training Center last week. more

Independent investigation sought in Kelley Case

After a tearful appeal Thursday by Rosa Kelley, the mother of Greg Kelley, the Cedar Park City Council went into executive session and then returned to announce their intentions to order an … more

Leander Fire Dept. receives second highest insurance classification, may lower homeowner insurance premiums

The Leander Fire Department received the second highest rating for public protection classification last week from the Insurance Service Office. more

Two children killed in crash near Walmart in Cedar Park

Two children died in a crash near the Walmart in Cedar Park Wednesday afternoon, police said. more

Proposed Leander budget will slightly lower property tax rate

The Leander City Council has been presented with a proposed budget that will lower the city's property tax rate, but homeowners in Leander are expected to pay $73 more per year because of rising … more

Lago Vista to discuss increase in maximum building height standards at June 21 council meeting

The Lago Vista City Council will hold a public hearing and invite citizen input to discuss and consider approval of an ordinance detailing the procedures and standards of an increase in maximum … more

Beat the heat with frozen treats: Austin Ice Cream Festival takes place Aug. 12

Hot August heat waves got you down? Entertaining your kids on summer vacation got you feeling delirious? There’s soon to be an event the whole family can enjoy, all while enjoying some cold … more

New Leander law fines owners for illegally parked cars

Leander Police will begin citing owners of unoccupied vehicles that are parked in violation of city ordinances or state law, starting Oct. 1. more

Cedar Park passes resolution supporting toll road projects

Area residents who use the 183A toll road will likely see new tolls heading northbound to Liberty Hill and southbound into Austin in the coming years. The Central Texas Regional Mobility … more

Williamson County receives budget award

Williamson County has received a budget award from the Government Finance Officers Association. Budget Officer Ashlie Koenig said the award reflects the commitment of the county and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. more

Sweeping upgrades proposed for LISD Schools

A $453.8 million bond package was proposed at the LISD board meeting in June. The funds are mostly allocated for growth … more

Leander, Cedar Park prep for National Night Out

Neighborhoods throughout Leander and Cedar Park are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the National Night Out 2017 event. more

FEMA draws new flood map, changes may impact insurance rates

A newly-drawn map showing updated floodplain lines in Williamson and Travis counties may change insurance rates for some property owners and impact areas of development, and the deadline to appeal … more

Cedar Park officials discuss potential stormwater drainage program

In a town hall meeting at Riviera Springs Monday Nov. 6, city staff held an information session laying out how a reallocation of a portion of the city’s sales tax revenue could be dedicated to a city stormwater drainage and maintenance program.  more

Stormwater drainage improvements on the ballot

Cedar Park voters will decide on a ballot measure that would divert an eighth of a cent from the city’s Type A Sales Tax Fund to the general fund to help pay for stormwater drainage and related … more
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