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WilCo Sheriff unit busts Leander marijuana grow operation

Williamson County sheriff’s office is in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for two individuals after dismantling an indoor marijuana growing operation of 20 plants in a Leander home, Oct. 27, police said. more

Lakeline Sears closing doors in September

A longtime fixture in Lakeline Mall is closing in September. Sears Holdings Corporation last week announced that its store at Lakeline Mall will be closing in September, along with 72 other locations … more

Cedar Park picks final design engineer for Bell Boulevard realignment

Cedar Park is moving one step closer to realigning Bell Boulevard into a walkable, mixed-use development destination district. more

‘Heart of Bell Boulevard’ public workshop planned

‘Heart of Bell Boulevard’ public workshop planned Cedar Park officials seek input for future mixed-use development more

Police encourage vigilance after recent attack on Brushy Creek Trail

After a recently attempted assault on a woman jogging along Brushy Creek Trail, area police departments are encouraging citizens to stay safe when using outdoor parks and trails.Police are also … more

CAMPO Fails to Take Action on 620 Congestion at May Meeting

Several key meetings held in May aimed to shed light on proposed funding and fixes for congestion and road safety problems along RM 620 between Mansfield Dam and U.S. Highway 183. Residents shared … more

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter unveils new Canine Corral

STAFF REPORTSThe Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) opened its temporary dog shelter June 6 in the county's Livestock Show Barn in San Gabriel Park. The facility is celebrating the … more

Water drive collects nearly 20,000 bottles for donation

TruWest Credit Union’s Austin-area branches collected more than 2,000 pounds of water in a recent donation drive. The drive, a collaborative effort of TruWest’s metro Phoenix, Ariz., and Austin … more

Cedar Park woman donates 100 blankets to Leander animal shelter

For two years, Cedar Park resident Marita Rush spent her free time making intricately colorful crochet blankets, eventually making more than 100. On Dec. 21, she rolled in to a Leander animal shelter with a trunkful and donated the whole lot. more

Leander City Council approves budget

The Leander City Council voted 6-0 Thursday to ratify a proposed property tax rate reflected in its 2017-18 city budget and then voted 6-0 to approve the proposed $128 million annual budget. more

Texas 811 demonstrates mock pipeline rupture

The largest pipeline infrastructure in the nation lies right beneath the state of Texas. Texas811, the largest one-call contact center in the United States, aims to prevent damage and protect … more

Leander PD welcomes first K-9 officer

The Leander Police Department welcomed four new members on July 12 including Chaplain Joe Bob Ellison, Crime Scene Specialist Haley Williams, Officer John Carnley and K-9 Officer Kodi — a … more

Texas gold depository to be built in Leander

Leander will be the future home of the Texas Bullion Depository, the nation’s first state-administered gold depository, the Texas Comptroller said. more

Leander Council to hold public hearing on zoning for new preschool

The Leander City Council is expected to hear public comments on a proposed special use zoning permit for a new private preschool at its July 19 meeting. The proposed zoning exception, for a … more

Cedar Park reviewing Atmos Energy rate increase plan

A planned rate increase affecting Atmos Energy customers in Cedar Park won’t take effect, at least until October. The city council voted to postpone the increase and attempt to negotiate the … more

First Texas Gold Star monument to be dedicated in Cedar Park Saturday

A monument honoring Central Texas families who have lost loved ones to military service is planned to be placed at Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park, Saturday, Sept. 23. more

Williamson County launches new emergency preparation app

In the event of a natural disaster, a new smartphone app will be able to aid Williamson County residents with emergency communications, evacuation routes and creating a family preparedness plan, officials said. more

Cedar Park considers city charter amendments

When Cedar Park voters go to the polls for city elections this spring, they likely will be asked to vote on more than 20 amendments to the city charter in addition to marking ballots for city council … more

COOL Week interns gain museum curation insights

Vista Ridge Seniors Ricki Castanieto and Matthew Glattfelder took part in COOL week, an internship program for LISD high schools, which allows students to shadow an employee with a career in their targeted field.

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