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Leander ISD earns overall “B” in TEA accountability ratings

Leander ISD was among five area school districts to receive an overall ‘B’ grade in the first-ever Texas State Accountability Ratings released on Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency. The … more

Developer pitches for Leander bonds, proposes 1,200 homes

Leander stands to gain miles of road, a boost in property values and as many as 3,240 new residents from a proposed residential development presented to the City Council at a workshop at its Feb. 1 meeting.  more

Girls learn self-defense and raise funds for soccer boosters

Last Saturday, more than a hundred young women from across the area gathered at Vandegrift High School for a training program on how to defend themselves against parking lot attacks.The program, … more

Vista Ridge High employee resigns following student relationship investigation

A Vista Ridge High School assistant band director resigned following an investigation into claims of an inappropriate student relationship, Leander and Round Rock ISD officials said. In a letter … more

Another stop along the way

The City of Cedar Park will install a new traffic light near Running Brushy Middle School in time for school to start in August. Senior Traffic Engineer Stephen Hanuscin said the city received … more

Video of bus driver using cell phone sparks outrage

A video shared by a middle school student went viral and caused a stir among area parents last week. The video shows a charter bus driver using his cell phone while driving a busload of Leander ISD … more

Newly-elected Cedar Park mayor and council members sworn in

Three city council members and a new mayor were sworn in last week in Cedar Park. Newly elected Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale was sworn in on last Monday ahead of last the regularly scheduled May 24 … more

Second shooting victim dies

A 23-year-old woman shot in what police now say is a double murder-suicide in Cedar Park has died. Hailey Reyes, a resident of San Antonio, was declared dead on Monday. Reyes had been on life … more

Cedar Park police investigating carjacking at H-E-B

The Cedar Park Police Department is asking the public to help identify a man involved in a carjacking reported to have … more

DEA officials organize Prescription Take Back Day

On Saturday, Oct. 28, several sites throughout Williamson County will be partaking in a no-questions-asked Prescription Take Back Day. Officials are requesting the public bring any unused or expired prescription medication, including pet medicine, for disposal. more

Leander moves forward on residential architectural pattern book

The Leander City Council approved the creation of a residential pattern book at their Oct. 19 meeting that may provide future home buyers with a broader variety of architectural styles to choose from. more

Cedar Park, Leander and Georgetown police departments to receive and share SWAT robot

The ranks of three local police departments will grow in 2018 to include a robot that can allow police officers to stay out of the line of fire when diffusing crime scenes. more

Tiki-torch wielding man arrested for arson of Leander home

Williamson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man neighbors say intentionally burned down a home with a tiki torch on the Fourth of July, leaving the residents — also tenants of Dill’s — … more

Animal shelter ‘Fur Ball’ to fund expansions

The 8th annual Fur Ball silent auction gala, presented by the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, will soon be taking place to raise funds to expand the facility and its services.  more

Concerns spark over zoning as Hill sworn in

Residents hoping to persuade the Leander City Council to vote down a proposal that would have seen substantial commercial and industrial growth in near Oak Grove Road and Heritage Grove Road left … more

Leander council balks at consultant fee for pattern book

A plan that could have made building custom homes in Leander easier was halted last week when the city council balked at paying a consultant $78,000 to create a pattern book. more

Voters to consider seven state ballot propositions

Early voting is underway in Texas for the Nov. 7 special election, and voters are being asked to approve seven state constitution amendments.  more

Texas Advocacy Project delivers backpacks for domestic abuse victims

Backpacks for Hope is raising funds to provide children fleeing domestic abuse with new backpacks for the upcoming school year.Sponsored by the Texas Advocacy Project, Backpacks for Hope is now in … more

The Dancing Angel: Tribute paid to beloved CPHS dance teacher

It wasn’t hard to see that Stacy Kaye Danielson, longtime director of the Cedar Park High School dance teams, was loved by her community. She embodied the spirit of selflessness, kindness and … more

Clearing spaces: Parking Mobility helps cite parking violators

Cedar Park resident Mack Marsh volunteers several hours of his time each week working to help ensure that parking spaces set aside for the disabled are available to the disabled public. Marsh is … more
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