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Longtime county EMS senior director retires

 A longtime Williamson County employee retired late last month. Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed, a 36-year county employee, officially retired on April 26, just two days … more

Open for business: Leander’s Hero Way West project complete

Leander and WilCo officials and project partners celebrated the completion of Hero Way West by cutting a ribbon in the center lane of the street near Cherry Creek Catfish, Monday, Nov. 20. more

Leander PD celebrates 40th anniversary

Forty years ago, on January 21, 1978, the rural community of Leander voted to incorporate as the City of Leander. At the time the new city's population was just over 300. Leander's first mayor Joe … more

Cedar Park and Leander city offices, services observe Thanksgiving hours

City offices and services in Cedar Park and Leander will be closed this week to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. more

Van Arsdale wins in Cedar Park, Hill and Villarreal head to runoff for mayor in Leander

Cedar Park has a new mayor and a pair of candidates will head to a runoff election for Leander mayor. Voters also elected three new council members in each of the cities and passed 29 of 30 total … more

S.T.E.A.M. Week volcano experiments prove learning fun

"Learning needs to be fun. That’s the predominant philosophy behind the Goddard School,” according to Butch Aggen, owner of the Cedar Park school. more

Cedar Park selects New Hope Drive project engineer

The Cedar Park City Council authorized the next step toward designing the planned expansion for New Hope Drive to reach Sam Bass Road, at their Sept. 28 meeting. more

Kid reporter takes on Hurricane Harvey, Texas news

While most fifth grade boys are more concerned about Pokémon and Legos, Truman J. Hamade, a 10-year-old 5th grade student in Cedar Park, is reporting the news for a national publication. more

Mosquito sampling tests positive for West Nile Virus in Cedar Park

A sampling of mosquitoes collected from a trap location in Cedar Park tested positive for West Nile Virus, officials said. more

Black Friday in the Austin area: when do stores and shopping centers open?

The Domain, Lakeline Mall and Round Rock Premium Outlets will be offering extended holiday hours to accommodate the needs of busy shoppers, beginning on Thanksgiving.


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To the final frontier: LISD student graduates from Space Camp

Move over, Neil Armstrong. Another budding astronaut has entered the space race and, even at just 11 years old, he is itching to explore what lies beyond our solar system.Mason Azios, an incoming … more

Cedar Park approves city hall, public works renovations

Continued growth in Cedar Park means the city needs to continue expanding workspace for city employees. A $2.27 million contract approved by the Cedar Park City Council will create additional … more

Making a statement: Local high school student creates wearable art

Gracyn McGathy, an incoming Cedar Park High School junior, is combining fashion and paint to bring a unique aesthetic into the fashion world. As the head of her own clothing line, Gallaway Girl … more

LISD Educator continues Camacho legacy with A+ Foundation grant

For Camacho Elementary Instructional Coach Kristen Phipps, family and community are integral to a well-balanced, immersive education. That’s why after she was awarded nearly $1,000 from the the A+ … more

PEC accepting Community Grants applications

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for its Community Grants program. Eligible nonprofit organizations may apply through 5 p.m. on Oct. 1.PEC’s Community Grants program … more

Cedar Park murder-suicide leaves father dead, daughter on life support

Two men were killed and the 23-year-old niece of the shooter was critically wounded in what police say was a murder-suicide in Cedar Park on Saturday. John Michael Garcia, 45, of San Antonio was … more

Curtain call: three LISD high schools to begin musical productions this weekend

It’s opening night for three Leander ISD high schools, with each drama program ready to put on their own musical production. more

Police determine racing cause of fatal crash in Cedar Park

Cedar Park Police determined street racing caused a fatal crash near the intersection of West Whitestone Boulevard and Walton Way last week, killing two young children. more

New veterans park opens in Leander

On a calm Saturday morning, surrounded by the sounds of gentle fountains and the fluttering of dragonfly wings, members of the Leander City Council and the Leander Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10427 … more

A Rising Star: Young Tejano Musician Up for Best Female Artist

Mia Garcia, an 11-year-old from Austin, is making history as the youngest person to be nominated for Best New Female Artist at the Tejano Music Awards.Coming from a musical family, Garcia recorded … more
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