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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

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

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

Independent investigation sought in Kelley Case

After a tearful appeal Thursday by Rosa Kelley, the mother of Greg Kelley, the Cedar Park City Council went into executive session and then returned to announce their intentions to order an … more

Proposed Leander budget will slightly lower property tax rate

The Leander City Council has been presented with a proposed budget that will lower the city's property tax rate, but homeowners in Leander are expected to pay $73 more per year because of rising … more

Leander ISD reexamines early-release days

While preparing the 2017-18 school calendar, some LISD trustees questioned the practicality of early-release school days. Board members debated whether benefits to teachers and staff were worth the burden on parents.Leander ISD’s Karie Lynn … more

Williamson County receives budget award

Williamson County has received a budget award from the Government Finance Officers Association. Budget Officer Ashlie Koenig said the award reflects the commitment of the county and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. more

Leander, Cedar Park prep for National Night Out

Neighborhoods throughout Leander and Cedar Park are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the National Night Out 2017 event. more

Leander PD reveals the top collision sites

Each January, the Leander Police Department publishes the annual “Top 10 Collision Locations” list to let locals know where the department will be focusing their enforcement efforts. It also helps warn residents to use caution when travelling … more

Leander H.S. principal appointed to new role

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer will be taking over as the Executive Director of College and Career Pathways after the end of the school year. “I’ll miss my babies,” Spicer said. “I love them. My kiddos are absolutely amazing … more

Lookahead

Two local teams are preparing for the state tournament as the high school action on the baseball and softball fields prepares for the final push for the playoffs.  Rouse and Vandegrift's girls’ soccer teams both advanced to the state … more

Cedar Park Veterans Day parade and ceremony planned

The City of Cedar Park will pay tribute to the men and women in uniform, past and present, with the Veterans Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. more

Cedar Park woman charged with stealing from Wal-Mart

A Cedar Park woman is in jail after she allegedly stole more than $7,000 from a local Wal-Mart.Police say loss prevention officers at Wal-Mart in the 200 block of Walton Way discovered discrepancies in the cash register of Lena Elizabeth Brown, 19, … more

A year of promise: Leander mayor reflects on 2016, looks on

At a Jan. 24 Leander Chamber of Commerce meeting, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder gave the state of the city address, a city which now includes 48,000 residents.“This has been a record-breaking year for growth in Leander,” Fielder told the Hill … more

Preschool Fair helps parents decide: Event allows new families to interview schools

Selecting a preschool can be a daunting task for families. In order to help facilitate the process, MOMS club of Cedar Park (Moms Offering Moms Support), is hosting a preschool fair that allows parents to explore preschools located in Cedar Park, … more

Local students to tour Italy, Costa Rica: Travel group wants to be put to work

A group of local high school students will have the opportunity of a lifetime next summer. The students, ages 15-17, will be traveling abroad on an educational international adventure. Students were selected based on their character and on traits … more
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