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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

Cedar Park Council gets rosy financial report

Kent Meredith, Cedar Park's director of finance, presented the Cedar Park City Council with a rosy financial picture at their Thursday meeting. "Revenues were better than expected and expenditures were lower than expected," Meredith told the … more

Trail of Trains concept proposed to Leander Council

The president of the Leander Chamber of Commerce briefed members of the Leander Council Thursday on plans for the creation of a Trail of Trains in the city to celebrate Leander's founding as a railroad town. more

Follow-up test samples negative for West Nile Virus mosquitoes in Cedar Park

After an initial report of a sampling of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus in early October, Cedar Park officials are reporting two consecutive weeks of negative test results. more

VFW Post honors veterans on Memorial Day

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10427, which has been serving Cedar Park and Leander for over 40 years, held a free cookout Monday to honor America's fallen warriors. The public was invited to the event at the VFW Post on 8760 Ranch Rd. in Leander, … more

Texas casting agency seeking teenage girls for lead and supporting roles in upcoming feature film

A Texas casting agency is searching for central Texas girls, age 12-14, to play lead and supporting roles in an upcoming feature film. more

Cedar Park officials discuss potential stormwater drainage program

In a town hall meeting at Riviera Springs Monday Nov. 6, city staff held an information session laying out how a reallocation of a portion of the city’s sales tax revenue could be dedicated to a city stormwater drainage and maintenance program.  more

Cedar Park installing carbon monoxide detectors in Ford Explorers

Wary police officials in Cedar Park have installed carbon monoxide detectors in their fleet of Ford Explorer police interceptors after watching the Austin Police Department go through a months long … more

LISD supports school finance reform bill

Leander ISD has registered support for state House Bill 21, a school finance reform bill, which if passed will add a total of $6.5 million to district coffers in the next two fiscal years, said Terry Abbott, LISD chief communications officer.Abbott … more

Leander police officer’s artwork developing international reputation

Leander’s assistant chief of police may be an officer of the law, but off-duty, he’s a renowned graphic artist. Jeffery Hayes, a primarily self-taught graphic artist, has developed an … more

Testimonies put Greg Kelley’s conviction into question

Was Greg Kelley, a 19-year-old former Leander High School football player, wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy at an in-home day care center in Cedar Park? more

Wilco Sheriff's Office to host Junior Deputy Academy

Thirty children in Williamson County will soon become the region’s youngest “crime fighters” in the police department’s first Junior Deputy Academy summer program in mid July. more

Leander tops ranking for ‘best place in Texas to raise a family’

Leander is the top city in Texas to raise a family, according to a study released by SmartAsset, a national mortgage and financial organization.SmartAsset said it gave Leander its top family ranking after analyzing data from more than 85 cities … more

Hill Country News names new editor

Hill Country News is now under the leadership of a new editor. Nick Brothers, formerly of Fayetteville, Ark., was hired as managing editor of Hill Country News in May and started the new job May 30.  Prior to moving to the area, Brothers was … more

Volunteers needed for Port Arthur cleanup days

Austin Disaster Relief Network organizers are looking for volunteers for major cleanup days in Texas coastal city of Port Arthur, where as many as 1,000 homes are still in need of repairs after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. 

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Marina adds 71 new boat slips

The NorthShore Marina on Lake Travis celebrated their addition of 71 boat slips with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday, June 24. more

Decorated military hero Mary Jennings Hegar announces candidacy for Congress

Mary Jennings Hegar, who grew up in Cedar Park and graduated from Leander High School, announced her candidacy Thursday, July 6 for the 31st District Congressional seat of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter. more

Summer reading programs underway at the Cedar Park Library

Summer reading programs are underway at the Cedar Park Library. The popular library has become the go-to hotspot for Cedar Park residents featuring summer reading, kids chess, knitting classes, veteran's activities and reading and music programs for infants, toddlers and kindergarteners. more
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