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Leander Police Department presented flag to honor fallen peace officers

 The Leander Police Department has been presented with an combat flag from Iraq as part of its own front to honor fallen police officers on Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The flag was presented to Police Chief Gregory Minton on May 15 by a Leander … more

Elementary No. 26 gets name, principal selected

Leander ISD’s Elementary No. 26 now has a proper name. The Leander ISD board of trustees recently voted to name the school after Monta Akin, who retired in December 2015 after serving the district for more than 40 years.The new school will be … more

City Hall sneak peek: Leander Municipal Building could be renovated this time next year

By next Christmas, Leander residents might have a newly renovated city hall.During last week’s Leander City Council meeting, residents were able to check out new designs for both Pat Bryson Municipal Hall and its attached fire station. The … 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

Devine Lake Family Day and Kite Festival coming up

 Leander Parks and Recreation hosts the Annual Park Kite Festival each spring. This free family-friendly event will take place on March 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Devine Lake Park located at 1807 Waterfall Dr. in Leander. There will be awards for … more

WilCo offers New Year’s Eve fireworks advice

Family celebrations and the holidays go together, and sometimes that includes fireworks.  Many people will buy and use consumer fireworks to celebrate holidays and ring in the New Year.  If you choose to use consumer fireworks, please do so … more

St. David’s breaks ground on new Leander hospital

St. David’s HealthCare announced last week that it is building a freestanding emergency medical center at San Gabriel Parkway and Highway 183 in Leander. The groundbreaking last Thursday on the 52-acre parcel of land was the start of construction … more

Thanksgiving Feast

Matthew Miller enjoys holiday lunch with his grandmother, Josie Camacho at Block House Creek Elementary. The food service crew and staff at Block House Creek managed to feed more than 1,000 students and family members the last day of school … more

Juvenile Detention Center to expand

Williamson County Commissioners voted to set aside funds to expand the county’s Juvenile Detention Center last week.This measure was taken in anticipation of Texas Legislature raising the age in which criminal offenders are considered adults. … more

Rockin’ around the tree: Annual Cedar Park celebration to include city flag unveil

The sky over Cedar Park will be a little brighter this weekend.Nearly 30,000 lights will adorn the Heritage Oak on Quest Parkway on Friday evening. The City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the eighteenth annual Holiday Tree … more

Memorial Day

The leaders of Leander's VFW Post 10427 gathered at Reunion Ranch for the Military Appreciation Day activities. From left are: Terry Craig, Post Commander Dave Walden, Auxiliary President Phyllis Craig, Steve Hixon and Gilbert Vickers. more

Cedar Park community comes together for needy

 For more than two decades, the Cedar Park Police Department has led the way on a Blue Santa program that grows every year. Last year, Cedar Park’s Blue Santa served more than 250 families, including the efforts of much of the city staff, … more

New election legislation opposed by commissioners

Williamson County commissioners voted to formally oppose legislation that would alter the threshold for a rollback election for counties, municipalities and school districts.The commissioners declared their opposition to Senate Bill 2 and its … more

Hats off to you, grads

As the class of 2017 walked onto the floor to the rousing melody of "Pomp and Circumstance" by their school band, their long graduation gowns flowed like ribbons over the bare floor of the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Saturday, June 3. more

Advisory committee recommends school bond vote for Leander ISD

The Leander Independent School District has until Aug. 21 to make a decision about whether or not to seek a bond issue for the funding needed for new area schools. At its regular meeting last … more

Camp Bow Wow seeking permit to open in Cedar Park

The Cedar Park City Council is considering a request for a special use zoning permit by a nationally known, high tech, pet friendly dog boarding operation. Camp Bow Wow has asked the Cedar Park … more

Eighty-nine cats, one dog, seized from Florence animal shelter: WilCo Regional Animal Shelter takes in animals

Ninety animals have found themselves relocated to Georgetown after an animal cruelty complaint from the Texas Department of State Health Services triggered the investigation of their original home at the R.U.G Activity Center Animal Shelter in … more

WilCo ranked fourth-healthiest Texas county

The 2017 County Health Rankings revealed that Williamson County sits at No. 4 in the healthiest Texas Counties, following  Collin County, Hartley County and Denton County at No. 1. Travis County fell closely behind taking fifth place.The County … more

Car Show raises $12K for band

Despite the cool temperatures and constant rain, Rouse RockNRides Car Show still managed to draw hundred of spectators on Saturday. The annual show benefits the Rouse Raider High School Band Boosters and anyone with a car is encouraged to bring … more

Cedar woes also affect pets

In the past few weeks you’ve probably had the sniffles, or have been hearing someone sneezing. Cedar allergies have been very intense this winter. On Dec. 29, Austin broke a record for the highest cedar count in almost three decades with levels at … more
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