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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

Cold snap could ice roads early next week

Weather forecasts calling for the possibility of snow and ice early next week has TxDOT gearing up to pretreat area roadways this weekend. more

Police determine racing cause of fatal crash in Cedar Park

Cedar Park Police determined street racing caused a fatal crash near the intersection of West Whitestone Boulevard and Walton Way last week, killing two young children. 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

Black Friday in the Austin area: when do stores and shopping centers open?

The Domain, Lakeline Mall and Round Rock Premium Outlets will be offering extended holiday hours to accommodate the needs of busy shoppers, beginning on Thanksgiving.


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

Leander council ready for first video coverage of meetings

March 15 is opening night for video broadcasts of Leander City Council meetings. The seven council members, city manager and supporting cast of city staff will appear on camera at the Pat Bryson … 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

No vets left behind: Judy Pierce and Heroes Night Out make the transition home from service a little easier

Judy Pierce and her husband run Heroes Night Out, an organization that hopes to make the transition from military to civilian life a little easier. 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
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