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Abbott, Texas delegation ask Congress for hurricane relief funds

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and members of Lone Star State’s congressional delegation last week signed a letter seeking $18.7 billion in Texas-specific Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery funding in the next federal supplemental appropriations bill. more

Cedar Park woman files lawsuit after her car dropped seven stories

A Cedar Park woman who was injured July 13 when her car plunged seven stories off a parking garage deck in downtown Austin has filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court seeking $1 million in damages. more

Residents struggle with flooding

Officials and residents of Cedar Park and Leander struggled over the weekend and into the week to cope with the high wind and flood water that hit the Austin area as a result of Hurricane Harvey. more

Officials break ground on Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter expansion

More than a decade after the Wilco Regional Animal Shelter opened its doors to the lost and abandoned dogs and cats of the county, officials broke ground on a much-needed shelter expansion project Wednesday, Jan. 24. more

Hurricane Harvey assaults coast, then batters inland counties

AUSTIN — Hurricane Harvey slammed the middle Texas coast on Aug. 25, hammering the region from Rockport to Palacios before continuing inland as a tropical storm and causing widespread … more

Here's what to do in Cedar Park and Leander for the holidays

Whether you’re looking for a festive event to take the family to get some photos with santa or looking to take in some arts flavor, here are several local upcoming events sure to make your holidays bright. 

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MJ Hegar holds event in Coupland to officially kick off campaign for Congress

Joined by a cheering crowd of friends and supporters, Mary Jennings Hegar, the decorated Afghanistan war hero and author, officially kicked off her campaign Saturday for the District 31 congressional seat currently held by a longtime … more

No vets left behind: Judy Pierce and Heroes Night Out make the transition home from service a little easier

Judy Pierce and her husband run Heroes Night Out, an organization that hopes to make the transition from military to civilian life a little easier. more

Locals team up to feed Harvey first responders, survivors

A group of central Texans and about 800 pounds of pork, chicken, sausage, eggs and two big barbecue pit trucks to cook it all left for Seadrift, Texas Wednesday. more

Texas Senate approves teacher bonuses, benefits — but not pay raises

The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to give teachers bonuses and to improve retired teachers' health benefits  — but only after the bill's author removed a controversial provision … more

Texas Congressman says he'd challenge female GOP senators to a duel if they were men

A Texas GOP congressman says if the three female Republican senators who oppose a bill repealing Obamacare were men from South Texas, he might challenge them to a duel.  "The fact … more

Leander Library celebrates 30 years

With 30 years of serving Leander’s curious minds, the Leander Public Library will be celebrating its anniversary with a holiday open house, Saturday, Dec. 2. more

Book chronicles 40 years of Leander police history

To commemorate the Leander Police Department’s 40th anniversary, Asst. Chief Jeff Hayes has published a history book containing hundreds of police photos and documents from 1978 to today. more

Senate approves bills on "private school choice" and school finance study

The Texas Senate tentatively passed legislation Monday to subsidize private school tuition and a bill to study the system for funding public schools... more

Angel Tree honors victims of violent crime in Williamson County

The Williamson County community is invited to join the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office for the lighting of the county’s fifth Tree of Angels to honor victims of violent crime. more

Hegar, Oliver, Kopser and Roy win primary runoffs

In Tuesday’s primary runoff election, Leander High School graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar defeated Cedar Park physician Christine Eady Mann to win the Democratic … more

Texas Senate passes bill targeting public empoyee union dues

The Texas Senate late Tuesday night preliminarily approved legislation that would end the state's practice of collecting membership dues for certain public employees who are members of labor unions … more

Hurricane recovery continues with extension of disaster declaration

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 20 extended the disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Some 60 counties are included and they will continue to be eligible for … more

Texas Republican executive committee censures House Speaker Joe Straus

The State Republican Executive Committee voted to censure Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, on Saturday, dinging the outgoing state leader for standing in the way of the party leadership … more

Despite temporary gas shortages throughout Texas, officials say there's no fuel crisis

Texas gas stations are temporarily running out of fuel. However, officials say there’s no shortage of fuel in the state. more
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