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Leander H.S. principal appointed to new role

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer will be taking over as the Executive Director of College and Career Pathways after the end of the school year. “I’ll miss my babies,” Spicer said. “I love them. My kiddos are absolutely amazing … 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

Leander ISD names new area superintendent

Starting May 1, Dr. Laurelyn Arterbury, a 17-year veteran educator, will lead as an area superintendent for Leander ISD.Arterbury has served as executive director of college and career pathways at LISD since July of 2016. Prior to that, she was … more

Cedar Park Chamber could relocate to Town Center

The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce may construct headquarters in Town Center. The organization is looking to lease 1.396 acres from the city of Cedar Park so they can secure a headquarters there.The future building would sit south of the Cedar Park … more

US DoED to collect data from Leander ISD: Data on special education will be used to monitor district performance

The U.S. Department of Education (DoED) will visit Leander ISD to gather data on special education processes and procedures. The department is conducting a review of the Texas Education Agency’s Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System … 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

Troxell presents ‘State of the District’: Growth, achievement and progress highlighted

Leander ISD Superintendent Dan Troxell presented the annual State of the District address at Hill Country Bible Church on Feb. 17. What’s on the horizon for Leander ISD? Growth, growth and more growth.“I want to begin by saying that the state of … 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

Elementary No. 26 gets name, principal selected

Leander ISD’s Elementary No. 26 now has a proper name. The Leander ISD board of trustees recently voted to name the school after Monta Akin, who retired in December 2015 after serving the district for more than 40 years.The new school will be … more

Flag talk resumes in Cedar Park

Last week, the Cedar Park City Council discussed how to allow the public to participate in the reselection of the city flag.A flag was revealed in December at the annual holiday tree lighting event at Heritage Oak Park, but public outcry against the … more

Students make 3-D prosthetic hand for classmate

Students from Summit Christian Academy in Cedar Park didn’t need to ask "when are we going to use this in real life?" when they used a 3-D printer to make a classmate a prosthetic hand.Two weeks ago, fifth-grade students spent the day working on … more

Black History Month celebration soon

The city of Leander will hold its fourth annual Black History Month program Feb. 17 with special guest speaker Dr. Mark Clanton, MD, MPH and Chief Medical Officer of Accenture Operations. Leander Economic Development Manager and event organizer … more

LISD approves 2017-18 calendar: February conference moved to August

The Leander ISD board of trustees approved a 2017-18 calendar at their board meeting last week. Various calendars were presented to the board at the Jan. 19 meeting. School board members received a presentation containing results from a survey … 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 students create program to help teens: Organization lets teens anonymously cope with problems

Keep your chin up. Be strong. Look on the bright side. Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you. Everything happens for a reason. All of these are well-meaning responses to someone who is coping with a personal battle. … more

Cedar Park PD hosts training to avoid child abduction

Public servants must be prepared to teach children how to avoid and escape abduction. The Cedar Park Police Department is partnering with Strategos International to host one-day child abduction Train the Trainer Course for adults interested in … more

WilCo approves funds for prep work on animal shelter

Early next year, construction should be starting at Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. The shelter plans a 20,000-square-foot expansion of nearly $10 million. Last week, commissioners voted in favor of  spending up to $20,000 with Balcones … more

Purses for domestic violence survivors

Many women carry a purse containing their car keys, a wallet and their phone. For women who are domestic violence survivors, a handbag can serve a much greater purpose. That’s why last week, Handbags for Hope made an appearance at T-Werx … 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

Program promotes interfaith understanding: The Red Bench encourages discussion among faith communities

Have you ever wanted to ask someone a question about his or her religion or beliefs, but didn’t for fear of coming off as rude? The Red Bench is a fix for this common dilemma. The Red Bench is an ongoing dialogue program designed to address … more
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