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Keep the fur babies warm: Winter Blanket Drive collects fleece throws for shelter

Cedar Park’s Happy Tails Pet Resort is hosting a blanket drive for the dogs and cats at Texas Humane Heroes, an animal rescue shelter in Leander. New fleece throws are needed to help give rescue animals a warm place to stay while they wait to be … more

Biking without a light leads to arrest

A bicyclist stopped for riding without a light at night turned out to be a suspect in several Cedar Park-area burglaries.Cedar Park police officers stopped the suspect, Christopher David Harper, on April 18 and noticed that Harper’s bike and … more

Residents want pipeline rejected

Last week during Williamson County Commissioners Court, several runners and birdwatchers asked commissioners to vote against a proposed sewage pipeline in Berry Springs Park and Preserve, a park located outside of Georgetown.At this time, … more

O Christmas tree, let’s take down thee

If the verse “thy leaves are so unchanging” is no longer inspiring, never fear. Cedar Park and Leander both have opportunities to help locals recycle their evergreens. For those who live in Cedar Park, pack up the tree and head to the parking … more

Edible Books Contest coming up

This weekend, the Cedar Park Public Library is holding a Edible Book Contest. An edible book is a food-based creation that depicts a fictional or non-fictional literary work or literary character. It can look like a book in form and shape, be … more

Glenn H.S. theatre UIL performance advances: Underclassmen cast competes against juniors and seniors

Glenn High School’s theatre department isn’t letting their lack of upperclassmen get in the way of their strive for stardom. Under the direction of Neal Gage, the cast of the school’s One-Act Play, “Proof,” has been advancing through the … more

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center opens dedicated orthopedic center, now accepting patients

The Cedar Park Regional Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its Joint and Spine Center on the fourth floor of the hospital Aug. 1. more

Two more trains added to MetroRail fleet: Cedar Park, Leander residents expected to reap benefits

Those utilizing Capital Metro trains could see their wait times cut in half when two new trains come online. According to Capital Metro representatives, two new train cars entered Austin last Thursday. The cars had a long journey, coming from … more

Local weighs in on Women’s March on Washington: Cedar Park resident protested in D.C.

We talked to a Cedar Park resident and nurse who gave up her Saturday to hit the D.C. streets for the Women’s March on Washington. Read our Q&A with Diane Villarreal to hear about her experience. Why did you march? I went to Washington … more

Leander Prom Queens

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer (left) places a crown on Abby Cano. Keilany Solano (right) and Cano were ultimately both named LHS prom queens. more

LISD wants input on naming new school: District’s 26th elementary campus to open this August

Leander ISD is looking for public input on naming their next school.The district’s 26th elementary school will open in August for the 2017-18 school year. The naming process is underway, and nominations are being accepted until Jan. 20.According … more

Board discusses survey process

At their last meeting, the Leander ISD board was presented with a study process for a possible bond. Robert Stein, a Lena Gohlman Fox professor of political science at Rice University, explained that he has created public opinion polls for school … more

Kid reporter takes on Hurricane Harvey, Texas news

While most fifth grade boys are more concerned about Pokémon and Legos, Truman J. Hamade, a 10-year-old 5th grade student in Cedar Park, is reporting the news for a national publication. more

RockNRides Car Show this weekend

Rouse RockNRides Car Show will take place March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual show benefits the Rouse Raider High School Band Boosters. Expect music, food and prizes. Everyone and anything on wheels is encouraged to come out.Event organizer … more

New method to evaluate LISD teachers, principals

Leander Independent School District might use a new method to evaluate the teachers and principals each year to restructure improvement recommendations.During the school board’s last meeting, members reviewed learning, evaluation and development … more

Nonprofit obtains cave preserve in Cedar Park

There is a 4-acre cave preserve in Cedar Park that is not quite ready for explorers. However, if locals can hang tight there is a lot of educational experience to gain from this acquired property.The caves are part of the Wilcox Cave Preserve, … more

Rouse, Vandegrift soccer to compete in state tournament

 HCN Sports schedule and results Two LISD girls soccer teams are headed to the state tournament. Vandegrift advanced to … more

No more labels? Not a problem: WilCo animal shelter drops breed labels for dogs

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is no longer using breed labels to identify its adoptable dogs. “The main focus is on the fact that 75 percent of the guesses are wrong when a staff member assigns a breed to a dog,” Community … more

What goes up, must come down? Cedar Park flag back to the drawing board

Cedar Park will reconsider the design of their new city flag after public outcry became too loud to ignore. At their last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted to reevaluate the design for the flag and take a public vote on it. The council … more

State sales tax holiday to help parents with back to school shopping

Friday through Sunday, Texas parents doing back to school shopping for their children will get a break on their sales taxes. more
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