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Rockin’ around the tree: Annual Cedar Park celebration to include city flag unveil

The sky over Cedar Park will be a little brighter this weekend.Nearly 30,000 lights will adorn the Heritage Oak on Quest Parkway on Friday evening. The City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the eighteenth annual Holiday Tree … more

Memorial Day

The leaders of Leander's VFW Post 10427 gathered at Reunion Ranch for the Military Appreciation Day activities. From left are: Terry Craig, Post Commander Dave Walden, Auxiliary President Phyllis Craig, Steve Hixon and Gilbert Vickers. more

Aid agreement to improve response times

Leander is now part of an emergency services network that could decrease crisis response times by up to six minutes in some areas of the city. The Automatic Aid Agreement between the City of Leander and Williamson County Emergency Services District … more

Cedar Park community comes together for needy

 For more than two decades, the Cedar Park Police Department has led the way on a Blue Santa program that grows every year. Last year, Cedar Park’s Blue Santa served more than 250 families, including the efforts of much of the city staff, … more

New election legislation opposed by commissioners

Williamson County commissioners voted to formally oppose legislation that would alter the threshold for a rollback election for counties, municipalities and school districts.The commissioners declared their opposition to Senate Bill 2 and its … more

Leander ponies up: New Old Town pub receives $75K grant

A new business in Leander’s Old Town district will receive a $75,000 grant from the City of Leander to open a brewpub in coming months. The city council approved the matching equity grant earlier this month as part of the city’s Old Town … more

Trump, Republicans lead way in Williamson County early voting

When Williamson County published early voting results Tuesday evening, most Republicans were staked to a solid lead. In the big race for president, county voters picked Trump over Clinton 51.3 to 41.9 percent, an advantage of 15,000 votes for … more

Advisory committee recommends school bond vote for Leander ISD

The Leander Independent School District has until Aug. 21 to make a decision about whether or not to seek a bond issue for the funding needed for new area schools. At its regular meeting last … more

Camp Bow Wow seeking permit to open in Cedar Park

The Cedar Park City Council is considering a request for a special use zoning permit by a nationally known, high tech, pet friendly dog boarding operation. Camp Bow Wow has asked the Cedar Park … more

Eighty-nine cats, one dog, seized from Florence animal shelter: WilCo Regional Animal Shelter takes in animals

Ninety animals have found themselves relocated to Georgetown after an animal cruelty complaint from the Texas Department of State Health Services triggered the investigation of their original home at the R.U.G Activity Center Animal Shelter in … more

One last journey for restored historic trunks

Almost exactly 165 years after Col. Charles C. Mason set off on the journey from North Carolina to the settlement of Bagdad, Texas, two historical artifacts that made the trip with him have been donated to the City of Leander. Trunks carrying the … more

WilCo ranked fourth-healthiest Texas county

The 2017 County Health Rankings revealed that Williamson County sits at No. 4 in the healthiest Texas Counties, following  Collin County, Hartley County and Denton County at No. 1. Travis County fell closely behind taking fifth place.The County … more

Car Show raises $12K for band

Despite the cool temperatures and constant rain, Rouse RockNRides Car Show still managed to draw hundred of spectators on Saturday. The annual show benefits the Rouse Raider High School Band Boosters and anyone with a car is encouraged to bring … more

Cedar woes also affect pets

In the past few weeks you’ve probably had the sniffles, or have been hearing someone sneezing. Cedar allergies have been very intense this winter. On Dec. 29, Austin broke a record for the highest cedar count in almost three decades with levels at … more

LISD seeks public input on its needs

Leander Independent School District is seeking participants for an online feedback forum to collect comments and questions for bond advisory committees to help address district growth.The rapidly growing district is expected to grow by another 6,000 … more

TEA updates rating system: New system has implications for Leander ISD

On Jan. 6, the Texas Education Agency will release a preliminary set of accountability ratings for school districts and campuses across the state based on the agency’s new A-F rating system. The public school accountability system change comes as … more
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