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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

CP Councilmen

The Cedar Park City Council and a group of citizens said goodbye last week to two departing councilmen last Thursday in an emotion-filled evening. Councilmen Lyle Grimes, left, and Jon Lux and Lyle Grimes were honored during last week’s council … more

Mike Knipstein named EMS Director

Williamson County Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed has selected Mike Knipstein, currently deputy director for Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), to be director of Williamson County EMS.Knipstein has been with … more

Director of the Year: Vista Ridge dance team director earns prestigious title

The Vista Ridge High School Star Steppers weren’t surprised they had a Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) Director of the Year leading their team. However, the honoree was not expecting the news.Araceli Lopez, the director in question, has … more

Leander begins annexation process

The City of Leander has initiated annexations for the final available sections of land that can be annexed into the city on Ronald Reagan Boulevard. Earlier this month, the Leander City Council approved a resolution that launched the annexation of … more

Recreation supervisor joins Leander's Parks and Rec

The City of Leander has a new recreation supervisor who will be dedicated to managing and creating community events. Heather Taylor, who has helped develop programs for young people at 10 military … more

Nameless Road

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. more

Departing Cedar Park councilmen honored

The Cedar Park City Council and a group of citizens said goodbye last week to two departing councilmen who were defeated in the May 6 election. In an emotion-filled evening, Councilmen Jon Lux and Lyle Grimes were honored at the council’s regular … more

Cedar Park Chamber could relocate to Town Center

The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce may construct headquarters in Town Center. The organization is looking to lease 1.396 acres from the city of Cedar Park so they can secure a headquarters there.The future building would sit south of the Cedar Park … more

LISD Board welcomes MacKay

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees swore in two returning members – Pam Waggoner and Grace Barber-Jordan – and welcomed new member, Jim MacKay at its meeting last week.Rather than vote to reorganize the board through the election of new officers, … more

Leander Police Flag

Aaron George, left, a Leander police officer who lost his brother in Afghanistan, presented Leander Chief Gregory Minton a flag from Iraq on Peace Officers Memorial Day, a national day to honor fallen law enforcement officers from all across the … more

Williamson County reopens Greg Kelley sexual assault investigation

Former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley has always proclaimed his innocence in the case that put him behind bars for 25 years with no possibility of parole. Kelley, now 22 and serving his sentence at a Huntsville prison, was convicted … more

Leander City Council approves budget

The Leander City Council voted 6-0 Thursday to ratify a proposed property tax rate reflected in its 2017-18 city budget and then voted 6-0 to approve the proposed $128 million annual budget. more

Program promotes interfaith understanding: The Red Bench encourages discussion among faith communities

Have you ever wanted to ask someone a question about his or her religion or beliefs, but didn’t for fear of coming off as rude? The Red Bench is a fix for this common dilemma. The Red Bench is an ongoing dialogue program designed to address … more

Protect yourself this holiday season

Many locals are out spending money on gifts and planning trips this holiday season. These seemingly harmless activities can quickly take a turn for the worse. Asst. Chief Jeff Hayes of the Leander Police Department said that although burglaries and … more

US DoED to collect data from Leander ISD: Data on special education will be used to monitor district performance

The U.S. Department of Education (DoED) will visit Leander ISD to gather data on special education processes and procedures. The department is conducting a review of the Texas Education Agency’s Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System … more

Leander students create program to help teens: Organization lets teens anonymously cope with problems

Keep your chin up. Be strong. Look on the bright side. Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you. Everything happens for a reason. All of these are well-meaning responses to someone who is coping with a personal battle. … more

Cedar Park 1997 Tornado

The roof on the Albertson’s store collapsed where the tornado impacted the building, injuring several people. Store manager Larry Fore was credited with saving as many as forty lives by guiding employees and customers into the store’s freezer … more

Wilco Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 office closing next week

The office of Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 will be closed for court personnel training Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The office will resume normal business hours on Thursday, May 11.All due dates and Criminal … more
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