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Leander ISD gets their letter grades from state

Leander ISD’s accountability scores were a little more colorful than many anticipated. Leander ISD earned a B, an A, a D and a C respectively in the following four categories: Domain I - Student Achievement: How students perform on the … more

Austin Dog Alliance therapy dogs comfort families, veterans

There’s proven, chemical evidence of the positive bond that forms between a dog and its human owner. The same feel-good hormonal chemical released when people fall in love that leads to bonding — oxytocin — is released in both dogs and humans … more

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Cedar Park PD gets new training facility

Police need to make split-second decisions in dangerous situations. A high-tech gun range will soon be operational to help Cedar Park police think faster and smarter.“We’re the first department in Texas to have this system,” Cedar Park Police … more

LISD selects new AD

Jody Hormann is excited to come home. The former Leander and Vandegrift girls’ basketball coach was named the new athletic director on Friday, retuning to the area after spending two years in the same position with Prosper ISD.“LISD is a great … more

Leander Council approves Deerbrooke Public Improvement District

The Leander City Council Thursday unanimously approved a proposal for the establishment of the Deerbrooke Public Improvement District to help pay for roads, parks and other public amenities in the city's new 300-acre master planned community.The … more

Ham, Lady Raiders clinch playoff spot

Rouse senior Chelsea Ham has five home runs and a .426 batting average for the co-first place Lady Raiders. But none of the home runs are bigger than her last one.With Rouse and Georgetown tied 3-3 in the ninth inning last Friday, she crushed a 2-1 … more

Relief a reality: Little Elm Trail extension to relieve Cypress Creek Road is complete

Cedar Park and Williamson County officials joined together to dedicate the Little Elm Trail Extension Project last week. The project is part of an interlocal agreement with the county, providing drivers with an additional east-west route. The … more

Leander wrecks claims two lives: UPDATE

 Twenty-three-year old Angeline Caresse Hoyle of Cedar Park, and twenty-four-year-old Patrick Thompson Webb, Jr. of Houston, were found dead inside a Kia passenger car that had hit a tree in the 2900 block of Hero Way on Feb. 25. The fatal wreck … more

Reading in a Winter Wonderland

The Leander Public Library is putting on its Winter Wonderland Celebration this weekend.Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 10, the celebration features crafts, Christmas treats and even a visit from Santa himself. The Family Winter Reading … more

Gunner the Dog

Jennifer Gurgevich’s dog Gunner was injured in what appeared to be an intentional hit-and-run auto accident last Thursday. more

Holiday Inn Express may come to Leander

Leander does not have a hotel at this time and is mising out on revenue, particularly the Hotel Occupancy Tax. Visitors now must find lodging in nearby towns. However, Leander’s first hotel could break ground this summer behind the H-E-B Plus … more

Governor opens nominations for 2017 Star of Texas Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or … more

LISD seniors collaborate with local businesses

Each year, Leander ISD has their annual COOL Week (Career Opportunities On Location) for high school seniors throughout the district, which allows students to spend the week working as interns at various locations. These internships give students … more

Student conquers competitive art program

In downtown Austin, the renowned Contemporary Austin offers a program called Young Artists for high school students interested in the arts. Cynthia Acevedo, a teacher in Rouse High School’s art department, knew just the student to apply. Avery … more

Cedar Park flag unveiled

Cedar Park raised its flag for the first time during the city’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa’s Workshop at Heritage Oak Park on Friday. Fireworks shot out as the flag was unfurled from a 100-foot fire engine ladder in front of nearly … more

College transfer portal aids degree-seekers

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation (ICUTF) is partnering with the Texas Association of Community Colleges and College Consortium on a new initiative accelerating completion … more

Williamson County adopts $191 million budget

The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $191 million budget for fiscal year 2017-18 and reduced the overall county tax rate by one cent per $100 valuation as compared to last year. more

Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen opens in Cedar Park next month

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen is opening at a new location in Cedar Park in early July.  The new restaurant and bar, known for its appetizing menus, will open at 1310 Whitestone Blvd. near the corner of 183A and FM 1431. It will be the Austin … more

Rep. Tony Dale files sextortion bill

State Rep. Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) filed a bill in response to “sextortion,” a crime that he said is growing rapidly and that typically affects children who are using the internet. Sextortion is a relatively new form of sexual exploitation … more
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