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St. David’s breaks ground on new Leander hospital

St. David’s HealthCare announced last week that it is building a freestanding emergency medical center at San Gabriel Parkway and Highway 183 in Leander. The groundbreaking last Thursday on the 52-acre parcel of land was the start of construction … more

Departing Cedar Park councilmen honored

The Cedar Park City Council and a group of citizens said goodbye last week to two departing councilmen who were defeated in the May 6 election. In an emotion-filled evening, Councilmen Jon Lux and Lyle Grimes were honored at the council’s regular … more

CP Councilmen

The Cedar Park City Council and a group of citizens said goodbye last week to two departing councilmen last Thursday in an emotion-filled evening. Councilmen Lyle Grimes, left, and Jon Lux and Lyle Grimes were honored during last week’s council … more

Voters unseat two CP council members, return Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Thomas

Voters in Cedar Park elected a pair of newcomers to the city council on Saturday, unseating Place 3 incumbent Lyle Grimes and Place 5 incumbent Jon Lux. Anne Duffy won the Place 3 seat with 57.67 percent of the vote (2004 votes) over incumbent … more

Cedar Park voters head to the polls Saturday as two council seats are contested

Cedar Park voters will head to the polls on Saturday to choose who will prevail to become part of the city’s leadership team for the next year. It is the only local race as this is an “off” year for elections in both the city of Leander and … more

Whole Foods opens in Cedar Park

While everything may be ‘bigger in Texas,’ Whole Foods Market is banking on smaller to be the key for Cedar Park area customers. more

Wilco Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 office closing next week

The office of Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 will be closed for court personnel training Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The office will resume normal business hours on Thursday, May 11.All due dates and Criminal … more

One dead, three injured in stabbing attack on UT Austin campus

UPDATE: UT Police Chief David Carter has identified the suspect in Monday's knife attack as 20-year-old UT student Kendrex J. White, from Killeen. Four male students were attacked before police arrived. Responding to a call for assistance, … more

Pair of prom queens crowned at Leander High School

Abby Cano, a Leander High School senior and Downs Syndrome student, says she will always remember when Keilany Solano gave her a hug at the 2017 prom. But if she forgets, the prom queen tiara that Solano also passed on to her will be a … 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

Leander Prom Queens

Leander High School senior Keilany Solano (left) congratulates senior Abby Cano on prom night. more

Christopher David Harper

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Cedar Park could get its first vertical mixed-use building soon

Public hearings on a proposed vertical mixed-use building that would house 263 residential apartments as well as office/retail space in Cedar Park drew no public comments at the council’s regular meeting on April 13.However, council members … 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

Jazz and Art on Main coming to Cedar Park

A new event featuring jazz musicians and an eclectic group of artists is coming to Cedar Park on April 28 and 29, said Hailey Dulde, city of Cedar Park recreation program specialist.Jazz and Art on Main will open to the public at 6 p.m., April 28 … more

Leander Police Department preparing for Drug Take Back day

Leander residents can properly dispose of expired or unused human and pet medications at the Drug Take Back program scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29 at the Leander Police Department, 705 Leander Drive.The purpose is to safely destroy … more

Driver alleged to have intentionally hit dog in Cedar Park

Cedar Park police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who didn’t slow down after injuring a dog on Thursday.Jennifer Gurgevich was visiting friends in Cedar Park for the Easter holiday when her dog,Gunner, got out from where they were staying and … 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 supports school finance reform bill

Leander ISD has registered support for state House Bill 21, a school finance reform bill, which if passed will add a total of $6.5 million to district coffers in the next two fiscal years, said Terry Abbott, LISD chief communications officer.Abbott … more

Cedar Park woman charged with stealing from Wal-Mart

A Cedar Park woman is in jail after she allegedly stole more than $7,000 from a local Wal-Mart.Police say loss prevention officers at Wal-Mart in the 200 block of Walton Way discovered discrepancies in the cash register of Lena Elizabeth Brown, 19, … more
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