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Benefield and Cornelius lead in mayoral campaign donations

Campaign finance reports filed in late March show Adam Benefield had the edge over Vic Villareal and Troy Hill in donations in the the race to replace outgoing Leander Mayor Chris Fielder. In … more

Turnout surges in early voting in Leander mayoral runoff

A contentious campaign has drawn voters to the polls to elect a new mayor in Leander. Early voting numbers surged by more than 12 percent, with … more

Capital Metro President and CEO Linda Watson announces retirement

Linda Watson, Capital Metro president and CEO, announced she will retire at the end of year after seven years as head of the region’s transportation agency. more

Approved Cedar Park budget lowers tax rate

The Cedar Park City Council approved a $193 million budget that will lower the city’s property tax rate for the fifth year in a row, officials said. more

LEEF gives $10,000 in grants to LISD programs

More than $10,000 was distributed to 15 LISD educators and their student organizations last month, providing funding for numerous special educational programs, equipment and events. more

Students gain experience teaching in American Sign Language

Leander ISD students fluent in American sign language helped teach history and work through homework problems with a group of deaf students at Deer Park Middle School in Round Rock ISD, last week during COOL week.

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Hill Country News moving offices

After 19 years at its location at 103 Woods Lane in Cedar Park, Hill Country News will be moving its offices to the Discovery Boulevard Business Park Friday, Sept. 22. more

26 students join forces with Dell

Twenty-six high school seniors from all over Leander ISD gained the experience of a lifetime to work with Dell on building computer hardware, data this week. This is the most students at one job site than any other in the program.

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Leander PD hosts self-defense class

Working with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Leander Police Department officers have been hosting self-defense classes for women ages 18 and older. more

LISD Trustees approve Aug. 16 start date for 2018-19 calendar

Leander ISD Board of Trustees chose an alternative 2018-19 school calendar at its Thursday, Feb. 15 meeting that will have classes starting Aug. 16 and summer break starting May 31.  more

Toll 183A rates increase

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority rang in 2018 with increasing toll charges at several TxTAG gates on US 183A, effectively adding 6 cents in charges for full passage. more

Round Rock girls found safe, kidnapper charged

The man who allegedly abducted two Round Rock girls, and remains a person of interest in their mother’s death, was charged with kidnapping Thursday afternoon. more

Leander candidates draw for ballot order

The City of Leander election campaign officially kicked off this morning as candidates for Mayor and City Council positions 2, 4 and 6 drew straws for ballot position in … more

Texas casting agency seeking teenage girls for lead and supporting roles in upcoming feature film

A Texas casting agency is searching for central Texas girls, age 12-14, to play lead and supporting roles in an upcoming feature film. more

Leander ISD trustees approve LED scoreboards

When the Friday night lights beam up for the 2018 high school football season in the Leander school district, new LED video scoreboards will be toting game scores and showing game replays in high resolution images at the A.C. Bible, John W. Gupton and Ed W. Monroe stadiums. more

LISD addresses bus driver shortage, raises pay

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday night to recruit and retain more bus drivers by raising their starting pay, offering bonuses and rewarding drivers with good work attendance records. more

Cedar Park council to consider resolution in support of more tolls on 183

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 14, the Cedar Park City Council will consider a resolution in support of two Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority projects that would add new … more

Democratic challenger to Carter finds noose on campaign sign

A Democratic congressional candidate challenger to longtime Rep. John Carter found a noose slung over her campaign sign Thursday. more

Local elections set in Cedar Park, Leander

The final candidates for election to city council seats in Cedar Park and Leander were set Friday when the deadline to file to run for office expired. Only one incumbent is seeking reelection in Cedar Park and both cities will have new faces in the mayors’ positions. more

LISD board approves raises for employees

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees gave final approval to a plan recommending raises averaging 2 percent for most district employees as well as an increase in the district’s contribution toward … more
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