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Leander approves microwave tower for police dispatch center

In April 2017, a contractor accidentally cut the lines to the City of Leander’s emergency dispatch system, causing all 911 calls to be rerouted to other agencies. It was the last of several similar … more

Free adoptions this weekend at WCRAS

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will hold a free adoption event for Memorial Day weekend. The public is invited to visit the shelter Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, from 11 … more

WilCo to step up seat belt enforcement May 22 - June 4

Deputies with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up enforcement randomly beginning Tuesday, May 22 to June 4 as part of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign. “Seat … more

5-vehicle rollover accident on RM 620 sends 10 to hospital

A five-vehicle accident involving a Lake Travis fire engine sent 10 to the hospital and backed up traffic on the already-congested RM 620 for hours last Wednesday. All four firefighters aboard … more

New fire station breaks ground in Santa Rita Ranch

The Santa Rita Ranch development off north Ronald Reagan Boulevard will be the site of Liberty Hill’s second fire station, anticipating an increased need for emergency services along the … more

Leander Old Town Festival

Families from around the area came out to Leander's Old Town Street Festival to enjoy rides and games while sampling food and handmade crafts as well as live music. more

LISD employees could see raises soon

The Leander ISD board of trustees reviewed a plan that would increase compensation for all district employees, approved the use of unassigned epinephrine on its campuses and considered programs … more

Sworn In: Council members sworn in at Leander meeting

Three Leander City Council members took their oaths of office at last Thursday’s council meeting following an official canvassing of votes after the May 5 election.Incumbent Michelle Stephenson was … more

Leander considers special permits for classic car shop, food truck bar

A Leander junkyard wants to change its image. Property owners in north Leander want to bring food trucks to town. The City of Leander will hear public comments on both proposals at their meeting … more

Alamo Drafthouse coming to Cedar Park

The top-rated movie theater in country will open a new location in Cedar Park as a part of the city’s first mixed-use development. The Cedar Park City Council last week unanimously approved an … more

Voters to decide congressional races in runoff Tuesday

Two Democrats will face off in next Tuesday’s primary runoff election seeking the nomination to challenge longtime incumbent Republican John Carter of District 31. Carter’s district encompasses … more

Leander Old Town Street Festival this weekend

Leander’s popular annual outdoor festival, the Old Town Street Festival, opens in downtown Leander on Friday, May 18. Local and national artisans will bring handmade crafts and country music stars … more

Leander public library receives grant

Leander public library receives grantStaff ReportsThe Leander Public Library will begin a new program aimed at creating a national discussion about reading, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the American … more

Cedar Park murder-suicide leaves father dead, daughter on life support

Two men were killed and the 23-year-old niece of the shooter was critically wounded in what police say was a murder-suicide in Cedar Park on Saturday. John Michael Garcia, 45, of San Antonio was … more

Van Arsdale wins in Cedar Park, Hill and Villarreal head to runoff for mayor in Leander

Cedar Park has a new mayor and a pair of candidates will head to a runoff election for Leander mayor. Voters also elected three new council members in each of the cities and passed 29 of 30 total … more

Leander appealing new FEMA map

With the May 14 deadline to submit appeals to the newly released flood insurance rate map (FIRM) approaching, the City of Leander is making an appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on … more

Local election results

Two mayoral candidates in Leander will head to a runoff, while three women vying for council seats won election in that city. In Cedar Park, Corbin Van Arsdale handily won the mayoral race over challenger Bob Cornelius... more

Citizens for a Safe 620 forms after two recent fatalities

Morgan Briscoe said she has always been concerned about the severity and frequency of accidents along the stretch of RM 620 between the Cedar Park area and Mansfield Dam since moving to the area … more

Longtime county EMS senior director retires

 A longtime Williamson County employee retired late last month. Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed, a 36-year county employee, officially retired on April 26, just two days … more

FEMA draws new flood map, changes may impact insurance rates

A newly-drawn map showing updated floodplain lines in Williamson and Travis counties may change insurance rates for some property owners and impact areas of development, and the deadline to appeal … more
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