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Troxell presents ‘State of the District’: Growth, achievement and progress highlighted

Leander ISD Superintendent Dan Troxell presented the annual State of the District address at Hill Country Bible Church on Feb. 17. What’s on the horizon for Leander ISD? Growth, growth and more growth.“I want to begin by saying that the state of … more

County auditor celebrates 28 years

When David U. Flores steps down as Williamson County Auditor on Jan. 1, 2017, he will have served 28 years in his position. Back in 1989 when he was sworn in as county auditor, the county had less than 400 employees and an annual budget of $10.9 … more

Cedar Park businesses, homes destroyed by tornado 20 years ago this week

Current Cedar Park Fire Chief James Mallinger, a young firefighter who had been on the job just over a year, was one of the city's first responders on May 27, 1997 when a powerful tornado tore into Cedar Park destroying businesses, homes and … more

Leander Citywide Cleanup next month

Spring-cleaning anyone?Leander is hosting the 12th annual citywide cleanup April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s public works facility located on 607 Municipal Drive. It’s important for residents to have advance notice on this so they can … more

Follow the Star illuminates the season

It’s no longer a surprise to area residents that each holiday season, Cedar Park is home to the most elaborate living nativity scene in Central Texas. It’s marked by a spotlight, six-feet in diameter, beaming up in the night sky. The light … more

Cedar Park 1997 Tornado

This home in the Buttercup Creek subdivision was one of 11 homes declared a total loss. Several dozen more sustained severe damage during the storm. more

Management Corner: Take time to listen

‘A big-time change is coming.” This statement could be taken in a number of ways. Here are two. 1) In a few days, we will recognize and celebrate the new year. As we move from one year to the next year, we sense time changing in reference to … more

LISD approves 2017-18 calendar: February conference moved to August

The Leander ISD board of trustees approved a 2017-18 calendar at their board meeting last week. Various calendars were presented to the board at the Jan. 19 meeting. School board members received a presentation containing results from a survey … more

Voters unseat two CP council members, return Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Thomas

Voters in Cedar Park elected a pair of newcomers to the city council on Saturday, unseating Place 3 incumbent Lyle Grimes and Place 5 incumbent Jon Lux. Anne Duffy won the Place 3 seat with 57.67 percent of the vote (2004 votes) over incumbent … more

Funds approved for roadway improvement

At last week’s meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted in favor of awarding a construction contract for intersection improvements along Brushy Creek Road, Lakeline Boulevard and Discovery Boulevard.Dubbed the 2016 Roadway Intersection … more

Nameless Road gets a new name

Nameless Road is no more — at least in Leander. The Leander City Council voted 5 to 1 last Thursday to change the name of Nameless Road to Hero Way West all of the way to the western city limits. The vote for the name change of the historic road … more

Tiny homes on Leander’s horizon?

Big things come in small packages. The city of Leander kept that in mind when they approved changes to the city’s building code to allow for the construction of tiny houses within particular boundaries.  Leander is defining a tiny home as a … more

Dangerously Cute: Vandegrift to host women’s self defense seminar

Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. One out of every five college women are sexually assaulted.  Eighty … more

WilCo approves funds for prep work on animal shelter

Early next year, construction should be starting at Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. The shelter plans a 20,000-square-foot expansion of nearly $10 million. Last week, commissioners voted in favor of  spending up to $20,000 with Balcones … more

One dead, three injured in stabbing attack on UT Austin campus

UPDATE: UT Police Chief David Carter has identified the suspect in Monday's knife attack as 20-year-old UT student Kendrex J. White, from Killeen. Four male students were attacked before police arrived. Responding to a call for assistance, … more

Leander Blue Santa brings community together to help neighbors

Holiday cheer abounds this season as Leander Blue Santa gears up for another year of helping area families fulfill some of their Christmas wishes. The final day for a family to register to participate as a recipient in the toy donation program is … more

Cedar Park PD hosts training to avoid child abduction

Public servants must be prepared to teach children how to avoid and escape abduction. The Cedar Park Police Department is partnering with Strategos International to host one-day child abduction Train the Trainer Course for adults interested in … more

WilCo YMCA Teen Court seeking participants

Organizers for the 22nd Williamson County YMCA Teen Court program are seeking students to participate in mock trials on real life cases Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twin Lake YMCA … more

Cedar Park voters head to the polls Saturday as two council seats are contested

Cedar Park voters will head to the polls on Saturday to choose who will prevail to become part of the city’s leadership team for the next year. It is the only local race as this is an “off” year for elections in both the city of Leander and … more

12th Annual Bluegrass Festival scheduled for Leander

Six top bluegrass bands and a bevy of arts, crafts and food vendors will be featured at the City of Leander’s 12th annual Bluegrass Festival the weekend of Sept. 22. more
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