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Special education caps were the Texas Legislature's idea, educators say

After a federal report blasted Texas for failing kids with disabilities, educators and public education advocates are pointing the finger directly at state legislators who, they argue, first … more

Cedar Park HS cheer team takes home Spirit State Championship

After winning the UIL Spirit State Championship last weekend, the Cedar Park High School cheer squad’s 30 cheerleaders can now say they’re bonafide UIL state champs in their own right.

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Going further than prior proposals, Abbott unveils a plan to slow Texas property tax growth

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to "rein in skyrocketing property taxes" in Texas ... more

Leander ISD cancels school and all after-school programs Tuesday

All schools, facilities, offices and after-school programs and athletic events in Leander ISD will be canceled Tuesday, Jan. 16, district officials said.  more

Wintry mix, icy roads expected Monday night

A winter storm watch was issued for the Austin area for Monday night that will bring a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow with icy roads likely. more

Cedar Park City Council approves expanding scope of police department review to include patrols

The Cedar Park City Council Thursday approved expanding the scope of an ongoing independent review of its police department to include its patrol division. more

Cold snap could ice roads early next week

Weather forecasts calling for the possibility of snow and ice early next week has TxDOT gearing up to pretreat area roadways this weekend. more

Leander Mayor Chris Fielder will not seek re-election

After six years of city leadership, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder announced Friday morning he will not be seeking another term in 2018. more

Criticism builds for Texas DPS decision to lay off 117 older officers

In its latest attempt to address budget cuts, the Texas Department of Public Safety is again facing harsh criticism. Multiple lawmakers and the department’s officers association have … more

Proposed stormwater drainage solution needed, Cedar Park residents say

When Tropical Storm Hermine pummeled Cedar Park with 12 hours of nonstop rain  in 2010, Susan Light and Roger Young found their home trapped in a funnel collecting stormwater runoff from … more

Cedar Park City Council approves public safety statue to be built at CPPD

The men and women who work to keep Cedar Park safe are going to be recognized with a bronze statue outside the city’s police department. more

Feds say Texas illegally failed to educate students with disabilities

A U.S. Department of Education investigation concluded Thursday that Texas violated federal law by failing to ensure students with disabilities were properly evaluated and provided with an adequate … more

Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell says he won’t seek re-election

Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell announced Wednesday he will not be seeking re-election in May. more

Two children killed in crash near Walmart in Cedar Park

Two children died in a crash near the Walmart in Cedar Park Wednesday afternoon, police said. more

Leander ISD trustees consider building LED displays at regional stadiums

Leander ISD's football stadiums could be getting an eye-popping upgrade soon.  more

A.C. Bible leaves behind Leander legacy

Arthur Calvin Bible, the namesake of Bible Stadium at Leander High School, passed away last week at the age of 99, leaving behind a legacy of influence and community stewardship in Leander. more

St. David’s HealthCare opens new 24-hour emergency center in Leander

St. David’s HealthCare today announced the opening of St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander, which serves as an extension of St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center.

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Capital Metro increases capacity for Leander and Downtown Station MetroRail rides

Early morning Leander commuters headed to Austin will now have more trips offered at the Leander and Downtown MetroRail stations. more

LEEF gives $10,000 in grants to LISD programs

More than $10,000 was distributed to 15 LISD educators and their student organizations last month, providing funding for numerous special educational programs, equipment and events. more

Relatives report inadequate heating at more than 30 Texas prisons

More than 30 Texas prisons had heating issues during a cold snap that brought freezing temperatures to much of the state this week, according to reports by inmates’ family … more
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