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On a high note: Cedar Park HS student performs in Sydney, Australia

A Cedar Park saxophonist experienced the trip — and performance — of a lifetime this summer. Fifteen-year-old Will Lambert, who will be a sophomore at Cedar Park High School this month, was … more

Austin Energy warns of scam collection calls

The City of Austin Utilities is warning local customers that someone claiming to be from the company or Austin Energy, is demanding utility bill payment from customers within an hour, or else risk … more

Leander Council to set tax rate

The Leander City Council will take up the issue of setting the city’s tax rate at its Aug. 2 meeting. The Council will discuss and consider a proposal to adopt a tax rate for fiscal year 2018-2019 … more

Sammy Wallace named General Manager of the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

There’s a new general manager at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, and he’s glad to return to the area after spending the past two years in Midland.Sammy Wallace, a 20-plus-year veteran of the … more

Teens battling cancer rest and relax on Lake Travis

Twenty young cancer patients camped, relaxed and had “boatloads” of fun during the 28th annual “Teen Lake Escape” at the McIngvale Mansion in Lago Vista.Each year’s trip is free and is put … more

Cedar Park City Council makes changes to rules of procedure

At its last meeting on July 26, the Cedar Park City Council adopted a resolution to amend its own rules of procedure, including meeting dates and start times. The resolution adjusts the meeting times … more

Cedar Park teen strikes gold at national taekwondo competition

Off the martial arts competition ring, 13-year-old Zachary Hampton is funny, kind and somewhat quiet. On the ring, he is, quite literally, a lean, mean fighting machine. Hampton recently earned … more

Veterans eye improved service with VA expansion

Local veterans have been telling their elected officials that the local Veterans Administration needed to expand in order to handle a growing number of veterans who need healthcare. Those … more

Cedar Park Council to mull subdivision development guidelines

Citizens of Cedar Park will be able to participate in public hearing on proposed changes to ordinances regarding subdivisions and site developments at the July 26 City Council meeting.The changes … more

Lifeguards splash into action

The spraygrounds and pools of the Rock’N River Waterpark in Round Rock were transformed into a live scenario site at last Wednesday morning as teams from across the state participated in the … more

Leander Springs development takes a step forward

Hed: Leander Springs development takes a step forwardSubhead: Council passes PUD, asks developer to return with more details on projectA proposal for a mixed-use development that would feature … more

Cedar Park library hosting mini-con next month

Calling all cosplayers and comic aficionados! The Cedar Park Library will host its fourth annual Mini-Con Aug. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature a panel about cosplay, crafts and activities, … more

Leander Council to hold public hearing on zoning for new preschool

The Leander City Council is expected to hear public comments on a proposed special use zoning permit for a new private preschool at its July 19 meeting. The proposed zoning exception, for a … more

Cedar Park reviewing Atmos Energy rate increase plan

A planned rate increase affecting Atmos Energy customers in Cedar Park won’t take effect, at least until October. The city council voted to postpone the increase and attempt to negotiate the … more

Texas 811 demonstrates mock pipeline rupture

The largest pipeline infrastructure in the nation lies right beneath the state of Texas. Texas811, the largest one-call contact center in the United States, aims to prevent damage and protect … more

Leander PD welcomes first K-9 officer

The Leander Police Department welcomed four new members on July 12 including Chaplain Joe Bob Ellison, Crime Scene Specialist Haley Williams, Officer John Carnley and K-9 Officer Kodi — a … more

Water drive collects nearly 20,000 bottles for donation

TruWest Credit Union’s Austin-area branches collected more than 2,000 pounds of water in a recent donation drive. The drive, a collaborative effort of TruWest’s metro Phoenix, Ariz., and Austin … more

Leander teen to earn Eagle Scout rank

Nineteen-year-old Leander resident Todd Smith will be officially recognized as an Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 4. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts … more

Clearing spaces: Parking Mobility helps cite parking violators

Cedar Park resident Mack Marsh volunteers several hours of his time each week working to help ensure that parking spaces set aside for the disabled are available to the disabled public. Marsh is … more

Austin ending bag ban after Texas Supreme Court ruling

The city of Austin announced Tuesday it will no longer enforce its ban on plastic bags after the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a similar ban in Laredo violated state law, KUT reported last … more
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