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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

Amazon acquires Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Austin-based health foods grocer Whole Foods Market is being acquired by online retail giant Amazon for more than $13 billion, the companies announced Friday. The deal has Amazon acquiring Whole Foods at $42 per share, including their net debt; … more

Driver alleged to have intentionally hit dog in Cedar Park

Cedar Park police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who didn’t slow down after injuring a dog on Thursday.Jennifer Gurgevich was visiting friends in Cedar Park for the Easter holiday when her dog,Gunner, got out from where they were staying and … more

Purses for domestic violence survivors

Many women carry a purse containing their car keys, a wallet and their phone. For women who are domestic violence survivors, a handbag can serve a much greater purpose. That’s why last week, Handbags for Hope made an appearance at T-Werx … 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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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

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Cedar Park PD gets new training facility

Police need to make split-second decisions in dangerous situations. A high-tech gun range will soon be operational to help Cedar Park police think faster and smarter.“We’re the first department in Texas to have this system,” Cedar Park Police … more

Cedar Park Fire Dept. HEATS Team teaches students fire safety

The Cedar Park Fire Department’s HEATS Team (Helping Educate About Today’s Safety) have been teaching elementary students about fire safety via some “super” songs and dance. more

LISD introduces program to address mental health issues

Five Leander ISD students have taken their own lives since the school year began. The district is taking proactive steps to address this issue with a program to help equip parents, students and community members with tools to identify individuals … more

Woof Worries

A proposed pet boarding facility off Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park has nearby community members concerned the 250-capacity “pet resort” will create a headache from the barking. more

TxDOT to launch traffic study of Parmer Lane in Cedar Park

The Texas Department of Transportation will be conducting a traffic study of Parmer Lane this month in Cedar Park, officials said. 

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LISD selects new AD

Jody Hormann is excited to come home. The former Leander and Vandegrift girls’ basketball coach was named the new athletic director on Friday, retuning to the area after spending two years in the same position with Prosper ISD.“LISD is a great … more

Leander Council approves Deerbrooke Public Improvement District

The Leander City Council Thursday unanimously approved a proposal for the establishment of the Deerbrooke Public Improvement District to help pay for roads, parks and other public amenities in the city's new 300-acre master planned community.The … more

Ham, Lady Raiders clinch playoff spot

Rouse senior Chelsea Ham has five home runs and a .426 batting average for the co-first place Lady Raiders. But none of the home runs are bigger than her last one.With Rouse and Georgetown tied 3-3 in the ninth inning last Friday, she crushed a 2-1 … more

Relief a reality: Little Elm Trail extension to relieve Cypress Creek Road is complete

Cedar Park and Williamson County officials joined together to dedicate the Little Elm Trail Extension Project last week. The project is part of an interlocal agreement with the county, providing drivers with an additional east-west route. The … more

Leander wrecks claims two lives: UPDATE

 Twenty-three-year old Angeline Caresse Hoyle of Cedar Park, and twenty-four-year-old Patrick Thompson Webb, Jr. of Houston, were found dead inside a Kia passenger car that had hit a tree in the 2900 block of Hero Way on Feb. 25. The fatal wreck … more

Trail of Trains concept proposed to Leander Council

The president of the Leander Chamber of Commerce briefed members of the Leander Council Thursday on plans for the creation of a Trail of Trains in the city to celebrate Leander's founding as a railroad town. more
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