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Leander ISD names new area superintendent

Starting May 1, Dr. Laurelyn Arterbury, a 17-year veteran educator, will lead as an area superintendent for Leander ISD.Arterbury has served as executive director of college and career pathways at LISD since July of 2016. Prior to that, she was … more

Cedar Park police make 14 DWI arrests during July Fourth holiday period

Officers of the Cedar Park Police Department arrested 14 people for driving while intoxicated during the Fourth of July holiday period, police said. The arrests were made during an expanded enforcement period from June 24 to July 5 as police … more

Local businesses collecting donations for flood victims

Several local businesses in Cedar Park and Leander are coordinating efforts to donate needed items to the Austin Disaster Relief Network. more

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

Flag talk resumes in Cedar Park

Last week, the Cedar Park City Council discussed how to allow the public to participate in the reselection of the city flag.A flag was revealed in December at the annual holiday tree lighting event at Heritage Oak Park, but public outcry against the … more

House, Senate must work toward agreement on state budget

AUSTIN — After more than 15 hours of floor debate, the Texas House of Representatives on April 7 approved a balanced, $218 billion, state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019.During the debate, state representatives proposed some 378 amendments to … 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

Education Connection strives to improve literacy: Organization wants every child reading before fourth grade

Education Connection was piloted in Leander ISD to combat literacy with a desire to have every child reading by the time they exit third grade. According to Education Connection organizers, research has identified third grade literacy as one of four … 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

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

Black History Month celebration soon

The city of Leander will hold its fourth annual Black History Month program Feb. 17 with special guest speaker Dr. Mark Clanton, MD, MPH and Chief Medical Officer of Accenture Operations. Leander Economic Development Manager and event organizer … more

Favor expands its on-demand delivery service to Cedar Park, Round Rock, Brushy Creek

People of the greater Austin metro area now have a new way to kick back and order in their lunch, dinner, or even groceries.  Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company, today announced the expansion of its Austin area delivery zone in all … 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

Kent Lester, a retired Army officer, aims to unseat U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter

A retired U.S. Army officer who lives in Cedar Park is the latest candidate to officially announce plans to try to unseat longtime Republican Rep. John Rice Carter, who has held the 31st District congressional seat for 14 years.Kent Lester, a West … more

Neighbors rally to support couple who lost their house in a fire

Tom and Stacey Jeannett were on their way to friend's wedding when they received a call that their home was on fire.   The Cedar Park Fire Department arrived in six minutes, long before the Jeannetts, but the house was a total loss.What happened … more

Roast and Toast honoring Cedar Park Mayor

On Feb. 11, a Roast and Toast honoring Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Put on by Twin Lakes Family YMCA, this black tie, red carpet event includes … 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

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
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