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Beat the heat with frozen treats: Austin Ice Cream Festival takes place Aug. 12

Hot August heat waves got you down? Entertaining your kids on summer vacation got you feeling delirious? There’s soon to be an event the whole family can enjoy, all while enjoying some cold … more

Sweeping upgrades proposed for LISD Schools

A $453.8 million bond package was proposed at the LISD board meeting in June. The funds are mostly allocated for growth … more

First-time teacher strives at building student relationships

Khione Stevenson knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was five years old. She dreamed about becoming one for 17 years and now, at 22 and full of nervous hope, she taught her first day as a full … more

Proposed kennel withdraws building application

Officials for Pet Paradise, a luxury dog kennel planned for east Whitestone Blvd., have withdrawn their application for a special use permit following an opposition petition from neighboring landowners. more

Texas blood donation center is in “critical shortage” of blood

We Are Blood is experiencing a “critical shortage” of O Negative and O Positive blood. more

Cedar Park picks final design engineer for Bell Boulevard realignment

Cedar Park is moving one step closer to realigning Bell Boulevard into a walkable, mixed-use development destination district. more

Hill Country News launches new website

There’s a whole new look to hillcountrynews.com. 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 PD hosts self-defense class

Working with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Leander Police Department officers have been hosting self-defense classes for women ages 18 and older. more

Leander ISD votes to put $454 million bond package before voters

Facing an explosion of growth, for the first time in 10 years the Leander ISD has decided to ask voters to approve a school bond package. 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

Overnight construction to cause closures on I-35 Sunday, Aug. 13

Construction of a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge on I-35 at FM 3406 Sunday will cause overnight road closures, TxDOT officials said. more

Hats off to you, grads

As the class of 2017 walked onto the floor to the rousing melody of "Pomp and Circumstance" by their school band, their long graduation gowns flowed like ribbons over the bare floor of the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Saturday, June 3. more

Cedar Park Fire Dept. HEATS Team teaches students fire safety

The Cedar Park Fire Department’s HEATS Team (Helping Educate About Today’s Safety) have been teaching elementary students about fire safety via some “super” songs and dance. more

Cedar Park to host stormwater drainage town halls

Cedar Park officials are seeking public input about a proposed stormwater drainage and associated street repairs program. The proposal would create a long-term solution for addressing stormwater drainage maintenance, priority improvement projects.

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Leander City Council considering mixed use town center

The Leander City Council is considering a proposal for a walkable downtown area with retail and game areas. more

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
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