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Hegar, Oliver, Kopser and Roy win primary runoffs

In Tuesday’s primary runoff election, Leander High School graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar defeated Cedar Park physician Christine Eady Mann to win the Democratic … more

Leander ISD eyes Larkspur subdivision for new elementary school

After LISD’s $454.4 million bond was approved by voters Nov. 7, district officials are considering plans for a new elementary school in the rapidly growing, northernmost area of the district. more

Bombing suspect dead

After holding the greater Austin area at bay for nearly three weeks, police report the suspect in a series of bombings killed himself early Wednesday morning. Austin Interim Police Chief Brian … more

Cedar Park Media and Communications Office earns awards

The Cedar Park's Media and Communications Office has won six top awards for its community outreach and education efforts during the past year. more

Cedar Park Council approves Korean War statue for Veterans Memorial Park

The Cedar Park Council approved an agreement to commission the installation of a Korean War statue at Veterans Memorial Park at their Thursday meeting. The sculpture of a U.S. Marine who fought in … more

Texting and driving ban enforced statewide

As authorities gear up for the start of Labor Day weekend, a new statewide law banning texting and driving took effect Friday, Sept. 1. more

Cedar Park City Council votes to extend Brushy Creek trail system

The Cedar Park City Council agreed to spend up to $50,000 for a plan to extend the city’s 22-mile network of trails near Brushy Creek at its Jan. 25 meeting. more

5-vehicle rollover accident on RM 620 sends 10 to hospital

A five-vehicle accident involving a Lake Travis fire engine sent 10 to the hospital and backed up traffic on the already-congested RM 620 for hours last Wednesday. All four firefighters aboard … more

Leander approves microwave tower for police dispatch center

In April 2017, a contractor accidentally cut the lines to the City of Leander’s emergency dispatch system, causing all 911 calls to be rerouted to other agencies. It was the last of several similar … more

Cedar Park getting feet wet with new stormwater program

Now that Cedar Park voters have approved Proposition A, which redirects a portion of sales tax revenue from the city’s economic development fund to assist with stormwater drainage and street … more

LISD employees could see raises soon

The Leander ISD board of trustees reviewed a plan that would increase compensation for all district employees, approved the use of unassigned epinephrine on its campuses and considered programs … more

Freebirds World Burrito opens in Cedar Park

One of Austin’s soulful fast-casual burrito restaurants has come to roost in Cedar Park’s Parke retail center. more

Volunteers needed for Port Arthur cleanup days

Austin Disaster Relief Network organizers are looking for volunteers for major cleanup days in Texas coastal city of Port Arthur, where as many as 1,000 homes are still in need of repairs after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. 

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Free adoptions this weekend at WCRAS

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will hold a free adoption event for Memorial Day weekend. The public is invited to visit the shelter Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, from 11 … more

Austin Dog Alliance therapy dogs comfort families, veterans

There’s proven, chemical evidence of the positive bond that forms between a dog and its human owner. The same feel-good hormonal chemical released when people fall in love that leads to bonding — oxytocin — is released in both dogs and humans … more

New volunteer committee providing input on Leander senior center

There’s a new committee for the city of Leander, which consists entirely of volunteer senior citizens. more

Leander sets two polling places for upcoming runoff

Leander voters will have fewer polling places to cast their vote in the June 16 runoff election than in the May 5 local election. Candidates Troy Hill and Vic Villarreal will face off after edging … more

Sworn In: Council members sworn in at Leander meeting

Three Leander City Council members took their oaths of office at last Thursday’s council meeting following an official canvassing of votes after the May 5 election.Incumbent Michelle Stephenson was … more

New fire station breaks ground in Santa Rita Ranch

The Santa Rita Ranch development off north Ronald Reagan Boulevard will be the site of Liberty Hill’s second fire station, anticipating an increased need for emergency services along the … more

Leander Old Town Festival

Families from around the area came out to Leander's Old Town Street Festival to enjoy rides and games while sampling food and handmade crafts as well as live music. more
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