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Cedar Park Council hires outside firm to investigate CPPD policies, procedures

The Cedar Park City Council last week authorized the city manager to hire an Illinois firm to conduct an independent review of police policies and procedures related to criminal investigations.

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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

Cedar Park to host stormwater drainage town halls

Cedar Park officials are seeking public input about a proposed stormwater drainage and associated street repairs program. The proposal would create a long-term solution for addressing stormwater drainage maintenance, priority improvement projects.

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Cedar Park Fire Dept. HEATS Team teaches students fire safety

The Cedar Park Fire Department’s HEATS Team (Helping Educate About Today’s Safety) have been teaching elementary students about fire safety via some “super” songs and dance. 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

WilCo Commissioner Cynthia Long seeks re-election

Republican businesswoman Cynthia Long will be seeking re-election in the 2018 GOP Primary election for Precinct 2 on the Williamson County Commissioners Court. 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

Mosquito sampling tests positive for West Nile Virus in Cedar Park

A sampling of mosquitoes collected from a trap location in Cedar Park tested positive for West Nile Virus, officials said. more

Cedar Park selects New Hope Drive project engineer

The Cedar Park City Council authorized the next step toward designing the planned expansion for New Hope Drive to reach Sam Bass Road, at their Sept. 28 meeting. more

Riverbend staffer shot twice in Las Vegas

Danae Gibbs, a part time children’s ministry staff member at Riverbend Church, was one of the hundreds of wounded victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. 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 Fire Dept. receives second highest insurance classification, may lower homeowner insurance premiums

The Leander Fire Department received the second highest rating for public protection classification last week from the Insurance Service Office. more

New Leander law fines owners for illegally parked cars

Leander Police will begin citing owners of unoccupied vehicles that are parked in violation of city ordinances or state law, starting Oct. 1. more

Leander PD hosts self-defense class

Working with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Leander Police Department officers have been hosting self-defense classes for women ages 18 and older. 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

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

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

First Texas Gold Star monument to be dedicated in Cedar Park Saturday

A monument honoring Central Texas families who have lost loved ones to military service is planned to be placed at Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park, Saturday, Sept. 23. more

Leander City Council approves budget

The Leander City Council voted 6-0 Thursday to ratify a proposed property tax rate reflected in its 2017-18 city budget and then voted 6-0 to approve the proposed $128 million annual budget. more
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