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Leander Police Flag

Aaron George, left, a Leander police officer who lost his brother in Afghanistan, presented Leander Chief Gregory Minton a flag from Iraq on Peace Officers Memorial Day, a national day to honor fallen law enforcement officers from all across the … more

Williamson County reopens Greg Kelley sexual assault investigation

Former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley has always proclaimed his innocence in the case that put him behind bars for 25 years with no possibility of parole. Kelley, now 22 and serving his sentence at a Huntsville prison, was convicted … 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

Cedar Park implements stricter noise regulations

During its last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council adopted new noise regulations that limit the level of sound both residential and nonresidential properties are allowed to generate. Last spring, city staff performed a noise assessment study … 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

Area pet clinic offers new treatment for Canine Distemper

White Angel Animal Hospital, located in Austin, is making quite a name for itself. The facility offers experimental treatment for Canine Distemper, a very contagious and often fatal viral disease that affects many animals. The hospital’s owner … more

Program promotes interfaith understanding: The Red Bench encourages discussion among faith communities

Have you ever wanted to ask someone a question about his or her religion or beliefs, but didn’t for fear of coming off as rude? The Red Bench is a fix for this common dilemma. The Red Bench is an ongoing dialogue program designed to address … more

Protect yourself this holiday season

Many locals are out spending money on gifts and planning trips this holiday season. These seemingly harmless activities can quickly take a turn for the worse. Asst. Chief Jeff Hayes of the Leander Police Department said that although burglaries and … more

US DoED to collect data from Leander ISD: Data on special education will be used to monitor district performance

The U.S. Department of Education (DoED) will visit Leander ISD to gather data on special education processes and procedures. The department is conducting a review of the Texas Education Agency’s Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System … more

Leander students create program to help teens: Organization lets teens anonymously cope with problems

Keep your chin up. Be strong. Look on the bright side. Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you. Everything happens for a reason. All of these are well-meaning responses to someone who is coping with a personal battle. … more

Cedar Park 1997 Tornado

The roof on the Albertson’s store collapsed where the tornado impacted the building, injuring several people. Store manager Larry Fore was credited with saving as many as forty lives by guiding employees and customers into the store’s freezer … 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

Wilco Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 office closing next week

The office of Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 will be closed for court personnel training Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The office will resume normal business hours on Thursday, May 11.All due dates and Criminal … more

Concordia University to focus on environmental stewardship: Nature Fest set for March 31

Concordia University Texas will host its first annual Nature Fest, a day set aside for learning about and celebrating the natural resources uniquely available and accessible to Concordia Texas.On Friday, March 31 Nature Fest will include tours of … more

Globetrotters dribbling into HEB Center in July

Back by popular demand, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their unrivaled show back to the Austin area. As a special summertime engagement, the team will play one game for the first time at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Friday, July … more

Deck the halls safely this year

The holiday season is upon us and many families have already started decorating their homes and searching for that perfect tree. However, the Leander Fire Department urges locals to take precautions before diving headfirst into a box of Christmas … 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

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

African Children’s Choir to perform

The word-renowned African Children’s Choir is taking the stage in Leander soon. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children through education. Music for Life, the parent … more
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