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Toll Free: Texas House bill calls for 183A access roads

A proposed Texas House bill is calling to stop several 183 North toll road projects until free access roads are constructed alongside the toll road in Cedar Park. 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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New method to evaluate LISD teachers, principals

Leander Independent School District might use a new method to evaluate the teachers and principals each year to restructure improvement recommendations.During the school board’s last meeting, members reviewed learning, evaluation and development … more

Proposed kennel withdraws building application

Officials for Pet Paradise, a luxury dog kennel planned for east Whitestone Blvd., have withdrawn their application for a special use permit following an opposition petition from neighboring landowners. more

Nonprofit obtains cave preserve in Cedar Park

There is a 4-acre cave preserve in Cedar Park that is not quite ready for explorers. However, if locals can hang tight there is a lot of educational experience to gain from this acquired property.The caves are part of the Wilcox Cave Preserve, … more

Leander police officer’s artwork developing international reputation

Leander’s assistant chief of police may be an officer of the law, but off-duty, he’s a renowned graphic artist. Jeffery Hayes, a primarily self-taught graphic artist, has developed an … more

Testimonies put Greg Kelley’s conviction into question

Was Greg Kelley, a 19-year-old former Leander High School football player, wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy at an in-home day care center in Cedar Park? more

Rouse, Vandegrift soccer to compete in state tournament

 HCN Sports schedule and results Two LISD girls soccer teams are headed to the state tournament. Vandegrift advanced to … more

No more labels? Not a problem: WilCo animal shelter drops breed labels for dogs

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is no longer using breed labels to identify its adoptable dogs. “The main focus is on the fact that 75 percent of the guesses are wrong when a staff member assigns a breed to a dog,” Community … more

What goes up, must come down? Cedar Park flag back to the drawing board

Cedar Park will reconsider the design of their new city flag after public outcry became too loud to ignore. At their last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted to reevaluate the design for the flag and take a public vote on it. The council … more

State sales tax holiday to help parents with back to school shopping

Friday through Sunday, Texas parents doing back to school shopping for their children will get a break on their sales taxes. more

Texas blood donation center is in “critical shortage” of blood

We Are Blood is experiencing a “critical shortage” of O Negative and O Positive blood. more

Hurricane Harvey will hit Texas Saturday, here’s what to expect

Tropical Storm Harvey strengthened into a hurricane Thursday, where it’s expected to bring potentially devastating flooding to coastal Texas, meteorologists said. more

Cedar Park first in region to launch ICAT program

The Cedar Park Police Department is the first in the Central Texas region to adopt the Police Executive Research Forum’s Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics (ICAT) Program.  This training reinforces the existing Cedar Park Police … more

Kelley asks Cedar Park Council to give him justice

Greg Kelley appeared before the Cedar Park City Council Thursday night and asked that Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix and Sgt. Chris Dailey be fired. more

Wilco Sheriff's Office to host Junior Deputy Academy

Thirty children in Williamson County will soon become the region’s youngest “crime fighters” in the police department’s first Junior Deputy Academy summer program in mid July. more

Leander tops ranking for ‘best place in Texas to raise a family’

Leander is the top city in Texas to raise a family, according to a study released by SmartAsset, a national mortgage and financial organization.SmartAsset said it gave Leander its top family ranking after analyzing data from more than 85 cities … more

Meals on Wheels names new President and CEO: Insider of 30 years takes over

Meals on Wheels Central Texas is now under new leadership as Dan Pruett stepped down after 13 years with the nonprofit organization. Pruett’s successor, Adam Hauser, has served as a Meals on Wheels board member for 17 years and has been delivering … more

Decorated military hero Mary Jennings Hegar announces candidacy for Congress

Mary Jennings Hegar, who grew up in Cedar Park and graduated from Leander High School, was scheduled to announce her candidacy Thursday, July 6 for the 31st District Congressional seat of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter. 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 Thursday, the school board's bond advisory committee … more
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