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Council will require background checks for outside presenters; one business now won't build in Leander over vote; questions remain on whether vote will actually stop future protests


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Capital Metro will close Whitestone Boulevard/RM 1431 between U.S. 183/Bell Boulevard and Discovery Boulevard over the weekend while performing construction work on the railroad crossing.The section … more
The Leander City Council's finalist candidate in its search for a new City Manager has withdrawn from the search "due to personal reasons," according to a release from the the City of … more
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees voted Thursday to hire Dripping Springs ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing as the new the Leander ISD Superintendent. Gearing's contract is for three years with … more
The Leander City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to select The Colony, Texas City Manager Troy Powell as the finalist in their search for a new Leander City Manager.The council's vote also … more

AJ’s Bar & Grill and Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences aim to open their doors in the Old Town district within a month

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Former Leander City Manager Kent Cagle has filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting another official to law enforcement.

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As the City of Leander continues to receive high-profile, national criticism over its cancellation of a Drag Queen Story Time event and a transgender author’s planned appearance, the Leander City Council will take another crack at reviewing the city’s newest proposed revisions to Leander Public Library policies during Thursday’s council meeting.

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Over the last three weeks, award-winning author Lilah Sturges, several Leander library staff members, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and even award-winning author Neil Gaiman have accused the City of Leander of discrimination for cancelling Sturges’ event last month.

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The newest revisions to library policy guidelines for the Leander Public Library has drawn criticism from at least one member of the Leander city council.Christine Sederquist is criticizing the … more

The Cedar Park City Council held a public hearing Thursday on a proposal to modify the city's outdoor amusement ordinance, which could make it easier for businesses to pursue opening smaller amusements like batting cages and golf driving ranges.

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“It was me, I called him, I killed him."

The main suspect in last week's  fatal drive-by shooting had threatened the victim over exchanging texts with the suspect's ex-girlfriend, according to the police affidavit filed in Williamson County District Court.

The affidavit said Jose Ivan Aviles Loza, 26, of Bastrop, specifically targeted Fernando Lopez Chapparo, 22, of Austin, Aug. 3 at the intersection of East Whitestone Boulevard and the 183-A tollway in Cedar Park.

Police believe Loza may have used an  an AK-47 rifle.

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Cedar Park's National Night Out celebration Tuesday drew between 40 and 50 block parties marking the event.

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Hundreds turned out to a Georgetown neighborhood Wednesday to try out the new voting systems purchased by Williamson County for the next elections.

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With the Leander’s first hotel set to open this fall, the City of Leander will finally be able to utilize its new, specialized Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT Tax) to promote tourism to the city.

The Leander City Council voted Thursday to approve an agreement between the city and the Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center to coordinate the usage of up to 75 percent of the HOT Tax funds that will be collected in the future.

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The Leander City Council could finally be adopting an official Council Rules of Order and Procedure in the near future after voting Thursday to authorize drafting rules outlining how council meetings should be conducted and rules of conduct for council members.

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Leander is among hundreds of Texas cities throughout the state grappling with losing their ability to regulate building materials for most building exteriors and facing a “shot clock” style speed up of when plat applications must be approved following the recent passage of two bills by the Texas Legislature. 

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Cedar Park Police have arrested the suspect in connection with the Saturday, Aug. 3, fatal shooting at the intersection of East Whitestone Boulevard and 183A toll in Cedar Park.

Jose Ivan Aviles Loza, 26, was arrested 9 p.m. Monday night in the Houston area. Police were assisted in the capture by the Houston Police Department and other surrounding agencies.

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A local Vietnam War veteran who rescued seven different people during that conflict rode a helicopter again for the first time in years last Thursday.

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Dolls positioned to depict the graphic dismemberment of a black athlete or a joke about date rape were just some of the heavily criticized, now-deleted Facebook posts by a Williamson County Sheriff’s Office commander, who was the focus of a recent report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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