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Leander’s popular annual outdoor festival, the Old Town Street Festival, opens in downtown Leander on Friday, May 18. Local and national artisans will bring handmade crafts and country music stars … more
Nine of the 13 candidates in the race for Board of Education appeared at a public forum last week to discuss challenges facing the school system.The forum, held at Concordia University, covered … more
Two dozen area schools and more than 100,000 area residents began the week under a boil-water notice and in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding.Though rainfall had slacked to a series of sporadic … more
Two Democrats will face off in next Tuesday’s primary runoff election seeking the nomination to challenge longtime incumbent Republican John Carter of District 31. Carter’s district encompasses … more
Cedar Park homeowners will receive some relief from rising property taxes in the form of a homestead exemption on their appraised home value for the city portion of their next property tax … more
Texas home sales and home prices increased in the third quarter of 2018, while the Texas housing market continued to show signs of ‘normalization.'According to the Austin Board of Realtors, the … more
The State Board of Education has voted to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and several other historical figures in the Texas social studies curriculum. The Texas Essential Knowledge and … more
The top-rated movie theater in country will open a new location in Cedar Park as a part of the city’s first mixed-use development. The Cedar Park City Council last week unanimously approved an … more
Rouse High School students were whisked off on a whirlwind adventure over this past summer. The students (ages 15-17) traveled abroad on an educational tour during the summer. Students were chosen … more
A Leander junkyard wants to change its image. Property owners in north Leander want to bring food trucks to town. The City of Leander will hear public comments on both proposals at their meeting … more
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.58/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the national … more
Thanks to a resolution passed by the Cedar Park City Council on Nov. 15, two life-sized statues of three military service members will be installed at the city's Veterans Memorial Park. The council … more
Each year, Pedernales Electric Cooperative makes annual contributions to local education foundations within, or surrounded by, its service territory.This year, PEC donated $1,000 each to 24 different … more
Hundreds of community members, police officers, firefighters, city staff, volunteers and Williamson County staff participated in this year's National Night Out. more
If the gavel-wielding silhouette of retiring Texas House Speaker Joe Straus will be the most conspicuous absence when the Legislature reconvenes in 2019, the empty chair of House State Affairs … more
Leander ISD is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the Ninth Annual AP District Honor Roll.  In order to receive the … more
With their roles reversed, the Timberwolves' cheerleaders were honored by athletes for winning the 5A UIL Spirit State Championship at a pep rally, Tuesday, Jan. 23. more
In September, the Texas Capitol was finally starting to calm down. A couple of contentious legislative sessions had pitted the Legislature’s Republican centrists against hard-line … more
Austin Community College is expanding the number of online courses and degree programs to meet a steep increase in demand for flexible educational opportunities.   “This is the … more
After receiving complaints from advocacy groups about officers getting education credit for taking a class taught by an anti-Islamic speaker, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement reversed an … more
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