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Residents back Cedar Park council’s Vietnam War statue redo

Cedar Park City Council members got some support Thursday night for their decision to turn down a Vietnam War statue because it didn’t include a woman.

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City of Leander opens new intramural sports turf field

The City of Leander unveiled nearly five acres of synthetic sports turf field at Robin Bledsoe Park earlier this month, paving the way for young athletes to enjoy soccer, lacrosse, flag football, field hockey and more. 

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Some lawmakers think free speech is endangered at Texas colleges. But what can they do about it?

Free speech on campus may be a hot-button issue, but it has spurred only tepid action in the Texas Capitol so far. After months of media conflagration, hand-wringing and attempts to push through … more

Leander candidates draw for ballot order

The City of Leander election campaign officially kicked off this morning as candidates for Mayor and City Council positions 2, 4 and 6 drew straws for ballot position in … more

Audit: Company behind Texas "clean coal" project used federal funds for liquor, limousines and lobbying

A now-bankrupt company that received a major federal stimulus grant to build a “clean coal” power plant in West Texas spent millions of taxpayer dollars on alcohol, lobbying, … more

Ambassador of Leander: Optometrist Jodie West recognized as one of Leander's leaders

From the moment Jodie West moved her optometrist practice, Texas Family Eyecare to Leander in 2008, she knew she wanted to get involved with the humble community. more

Local elections set in Cedar Park, Leander

The final candidates for election to city council seats in Cedar Park and Leander were set Friday when the deadline to file to run for office expired. Only one incumbent is seeking reelection in Cedar Park and both cities will have new faces in the mayors’ positions. more

LISD grieves for Florida victims, continues to focus on security

We are deeply saddened by the events that took place last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We are mourning with the nation over the tragic loss of innocent lives, … more

Hazard mitigation funding for Harvey recovery becomes available

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott traveled to Rockport and Houston on Feb. 13 to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of … more

PEC offering $100,000 in scholarships

Eligible high school and home-schooled seniors will have a shot at applying for various financial aid scholarships from Pedernales Electric Cooperative this month. more

Leander ISD trustees approve LED scoreboards

When the Friday night lights beam up for the 2018 high school football season in the Leander school district, new LED video scoreboards will be toting game scores and showing game replays in high resolution images at the A.C. Bible, John W. Gupton and Ed W. Monroe stadiums. more

Analysis: On Texas’ high property taxes, there’s plenty of blame to go around

Texas state senators are touchy, touchy, touchy when it comes time to hand out blame for rising property taxes. They’ve spent a decade hacking away at the state’s share of public … more

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warns three school districts to cease "unlawful electioneering"

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week issued cease and desist letters to three Texas school districts he says are conducting "unlawful electioneering," adding one more chapter to an ongoing … more

LISD Trustees approve Aug. 16 start date for 2018-19 calendar

Leander ISD Board of Trustees chose an alternative 2018-19 school calendar at its Thursday, Feb. 15 meeting that will have classes starting Aug. 16 and summer break starting May 31.  more

Texas Republicans getting almost 90 percent of money flowing into state elections

Political money follows political power, and in Texas that means it’s mostly going to Republicans, who scooped up almost 90 cents of every dollar that’s gone into state campaign coffers so far in … more

Trump tells Cornyn he's open to tweaking gun background check system

President Donald Trump told U.S. Sen. John Cornyn last Friday that he backs efforts by Texas' senior senator to revamp the nation's background check system for purchasing firearms, the White House … more

After Florida shooting, Texas Sen. John Cornyn plans to talk gun policy with a leading Democrat

Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said on Thursday that he wanted to sit down with one of the leading Senate Democrats to talk gun policy in the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting at a South Florida high school. more

Cruz braces Texas GOP for volatile election season amid Democratic enthusiasm

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is preparing Texas Republicans for a turbulent election year amid super-charged Democratic enthusiasm — including in his own re-election campaign.  more

Leander mayor’s race to include three candidates

Cedar Park and Leander residents have until 5 p.m. Friday to step forward to run for election to city council seats this year. Election day is May 5 and early voting is April 23-May 1. more

26 students join forces with Dell

Twenty-six high school seniors from all over Leander ISD gained the experience of a lifetime to work with Dell on building computer hardware, data this week. This is the most students at one job site than any other in the program.

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