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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

Democrat Mike Collier announces candidacy, says he's Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's "Worst Nightmare"

Houston accountant Mike Collier, a graduate of Georgetown High School and the University of Texas in Austin, held a rally in Round Rock Saturday to announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor of Texas.  Collier, a Democrat, is seeking to unseat … 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

Amazon acquires Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Austin-based health foods grocer Whole Foods Market is being acquired by online retail giant Amazon for more than $13 billion, the companies announced Friday. The deal has Amazon acquiring Whole Foods at $42 per share, including their net debt; … more

Toyota of Cedar Park dealership opens

At the grand opening of Toyota of Cedar Park, organizers rolled out the red carpet for an evening of food, drinks and live music celebrating the new car dealership Tuesday, June 6.A ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks from dealership executives … more

Leander tops ranking for ‘best place in Texas to raise a family’

Leander is the top city in Texas to raise a family, according to a study released by SmartAsset, a national mortgage and financial organization.SmartAsset said it gave Leander its top family ranking after analyzing data from more than 85 cities … more

Cedar Park Council gets rosy financial report

Kent Meredith, Cedar Park's director of finance, presented the Cedar Park City Council with a rosy financial picture at their Thursday meeting. "Revenues were better than expected and expenditures were lower than expected," Meredith told the … more

Cedar Park family physician seeks to unseat Congressman Carter

A popular Cedar Park family physician, who calls herself "a no name upstart," is campaigning hard for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 31st District and has set her sights on defeating entrenched GOP Congressman John Rice Carter in next … more

Josh Abbott Band to headline Leander's Liberty Fest

The Leander City Council was told Thursday that Texas country music star Josh Abbott will headline next month's Liberty Fest, the city's annual Independence Day celebration. Council members were briefed on plans for the event by Leander Parks and … more

Hats off to you, grads

As the class of 2017 walked onto the floor to the rousing melody of "Pomp and Circumstance" by their school band, their long graduation gowns flowed like ribbons over the bare floor of the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Saturday, June 3. more

Hats off to you, grads: LISD class of 2017 graduates with distinction

As the class of 2017 walked onto the floor to the rousing melody of "Pomp and Circumstance" by their school band, their long graduation gowns flowed like ribbons over the bare floor of the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Saturday, June 3. In the nearly … more

Hill Country News names new editor

Hill Country News is now under the leadership of a new editor. Nick Brothers, formerly of Fayetteville, Ark., was hired as managing editor of Hill Country News in May and started the new job May 30.  Prior to moving to the area, Brothers was … more

VFW Post honors veterans on Memorial Day

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10427, which has been serving Cedar Park and Leander for over 40 years, held a free cookout Monday to honor America's fallen warriors. The public was invited to the event at the VFW Post on 8760 Ranch Rd. in Leander, … more

Memorial Day

The leaders of Leander's VFW Post 10427 gathered at Reunion Ranch for the Military Appreciation Day activities. From left are: Terry Craig, Post Commander Dave Walden, Auxiliary President Phyllis Craig, Steve Hixon and Gilbert Vickers. more

Leander Police Department presented flag to honor fallen peace officers

 The Leander Police Department has been presented with an combat flag from Iraq as part of its own front to honor fallen police officers on Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The flag was presented to Police Chief Gregory Minton on May 15 by a Leander … more

Williamson County reopens Greg Kelley sexual assault investigation

Former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley has always proclaimed his innocence in the case that put him behind bars for 25 years with no possibility of parole. Kelley, now 22 and serving his sentence at a Huntsville prison, was convicted … more

Cedar Park businesses, homes destroyed by tornado 20 years ago this week

Current Cedar Park Fire Chief James Mallinger, a young firefighter who had been on the job just over a year, was one of the city's first responders on May 27, 1997 when a powerful tornado tore into Cedar Park destroying businesses, homes and … more

Globetrotters dribbling into HEB Center in July

Back by popular demand, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their unrivaled show back to the Austin area. As a special summertime engagement, the team will play one game for the first time at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Friday, July … more

Nameless Road gets a new name

Nameless Road is no more — at least in Leander. The Leander City Council voted 5 to 1 last Thursday to change the name of Nameless Road to Hero Way West all of the way to the western city limits. The vote for the name change of the historic road … more

Cedar Park Council may repeal and replace current zoning ordinances

In an effort to make zoning ordinances more helpful to citizens, the Cedar Park City Council will consider a recommendation from the city's planning and zoning commission to repeal and replace current zoning ordinances.The planning and zoning … more
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