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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, was scheduled to announce her candidacy Thursday, July 6 for the 31st District Congressional seat of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter. 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 Thursday, the school board's bond advisory committee … more

Toyota of Cedar Park dealership opens

At the grand opening of Toyota of Cedar Park, organizers rolled out the red carpet for an evening of food, drinks and live music celebrating the new car dealership Tuesday, June 6.A ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks from dealership executives … more

Pair of prom queens crowned at Leander High School

Abby Cano, a Leander High School senior and Downs Syndrome student, says she will always remember when Keilany Solano gave her a hug at the 2017 prom. But if she forgets, the prom queen tiara that Solano also passed on to her will be a … more

Cedar Park considers waste diversion initiatives

While Austin rolls out the next phase of their neighborhood composting program, Cedar Park officials and residents are considering adopting zero-waste initiatives and policies. more

LISD introduces program to address mental health issues

Five Leander ISD students have taken their own lives since the school year began. The district is taking proactive steps to address this issue with a program to help equip parents, students and community members with tools to identify individuals … more

Cedar Park Council may repeal and replace current zoning ordinances

In an effort to make zoning ordinances more helpful to citizens, the Cedar Park City Council will consider a recommendation from the city's planning and zoning commission to repeal and replace current zoning ordinances.The planning and zoning … more

Bring your dog to the bar?

Dog House Drinkery and Dog Park in Leander, a dog park and bar on 2.5 acres off of FM 1431, is part of the growing national trend by pet entrepreneurs who want to offer gathering places where dogs and their owners can socialize together while the … more

Whole Foods opens in Cedar Park

While everything may be ‘bigger in Texas,’ Whole Foods Market is banking on smaller to be the key for Cedar Park area customers. more

Cedar Park implements stricter noise regulations

During its last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council adopted new noise regulations that limit the level of sound both residential and nonresidential properties are allowed to generate. Last spring, city staff performed a noise assessment study … more

Area pet clinic offers new treatment for Canine Distemper

White Angel Animal Hospital, located in Austin, is making quite a name for itself. The facility offers experimental treatment for Canine Distemper, a very contagious and often fatal viral disease that affects many animals. The hospital’s owner … more

Williamson County launches new emergency preparation app

In the event of a natural disaster, a new smartphone app will be able to aid Williamson County residents with emergency communications, evacuation routes and creating a family preparedness plan, officials said. more

Approved Cedar Park budget lowers tax rate

The Cedar Park City Council approved a $193 million budget that will lower the city’s property tax rate for the fifth year in a row, officials said. more

Hill Country News moving offices

After 19 years at its location at 103 Woods Lane in Cedar Park, Hill Country News will be moving its offices to the Discovery Boulevard Business Park Friday, Sept. 22. more

Lena Elizabeth Brown

Lena Elizabeth Brown was arrested and charged with theft from the Wal-Mart store on Walton Way in Cedar Park. more

Cedar Park officer assaulted during traffic stop

A Cedar Park police officer is recovering after he was allegedly assaulted during a 3:14 a.m. traffic stop on Dec. 30.According to the Cedar Park Police Department, the officer pulled over 30-year-old Nicholas Curtis for not having a rear license … more

Healthy Knights 5K and Health Fair

Hill Country Christian School’s annual 5K was a success.  more

Cedar Park Council considers ordinance prohibiting drones over events

The Cedar Park City Council is considering an ordinance prohibiting the flying of unmanned aircraft, frequently called drones, over special events in the city. more

Animal Services program recognized

Leander Animal Services officers Leslie Wilson and Edna Stambaugh were presented with a Texas Municipal League award. more

Region’s firefighters participate in fitness training

Firefighters from Cedar Park and Leander were among the men and women from 17 different Williamson County fire departments who participated in a five-day wellness-fitness training program at Georgetown Operations and Training Center last week. more
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