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Mosquito sampling tests positive for West Nile Virus in Cedar Park

A sampling of mosquitoes collected from a trap location in Cedar Park tested positive for West Nile Virus, officials said. more

WiFi now offered at Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park

Free WiFi is now available to visitors of Cedar Park’s Elizabeth Milburn Park. more

Riverbend staffer shot twice in Las Vegas

Danae Gibbs, a part time children’s ministry staff member at Riverbend Church, was one of the hundreds of wounded victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. more

City officials prepare for Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas Gulf Coast, officials in Northwest Austin and Williamson County are organizing and preparing for heavy rainfall and floods. more

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

Cedar Park selects New Hope Drive project engineer

The Cedar Park City Council authorized the next step toward designing the planned expansion for New Hope Drive to reach Sam Bass Road, at their Sept. 28 meeting. more

Community members assist driver, flip overturned van

About a dozen people in Cedar Park flipped an overturned van upright at the Bell Blvd. and Cypress Creek Rd. intersection following a traffic accident Wednesday evening, police said. more

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 — … 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

First Texas Gold Star monument to be dedicated in Cedar Park Saturday

A monument honoring Central Texas families who have lost loved ones to military service is planned to be placed at Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park, Saturday, Sept. 23. more

Capital Metro President and CEO Linda Watson announces retirement

Linda Watson, Capital Metro president and CEO, announced she will retire at the end of year after seven years as head of the region’s transportation agency. more

Mike Collier says he's Dan Patrick's 'Worst Nightmare"

Houston accountant Mike Collier, a graduate of Georgetown High School and the University of Texas in Austin, held a rally in Round Rock Saturday to announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor of … more

Council orders independent investigation on police actions in Kelley case

The Cedar Park City Council ordered an independent investigation into the police department's handling of the Greg Kelley investigation at Thursday's meeting. more

Hurricane Harvey down to Tropical Storm, rainfall, flooding still a risk

As of 1 p.m. today, Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm, however, the rainfall and flooding remains a threat and could continue for several days. 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

Dyslexia Decoded

Cami Cox, a dyslexic student at Baylor University, says Dr. Seuss books are still a challenge.  But undaunted, she will return this August as a sophomore and put in extra time to decipher … more

Regional police up DWI enforcement toward Labor Day

Both Cedar Park Police and Austin Police will be increasing their enforcement of drunk driving with similar procedures in the coming weeks leading up to Labor Day weekend, police said.  From … more

WilCo animal shelter needs to find homes for 100 cats in 3 days

For the first time in years, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has too many cats in need of adoptive or foster homes, officials announced Wednesday. 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

Suicide Task Force working to compile current data on mental health crisis

Concerned about the increasing number of suicides in Williamson County, a 16-member Suicide Task Force Review Team has begun an extensive effort to compile current data on what it believes is a mental health crisis. more
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