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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

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

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

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

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

Cedar Park roads, office closings for July 4

The City of Cedar Park is preparing for its annual Fourth of July Parade and Celebration to take place on Tuesday, July 4. Parade details (10 a.m.) The City of Cedar Park will host its Fourth Annual Fourth of July Parade on Tuesday, July 4, at … 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

Texans have one week left to register to vote in time for the 2018 primaries

Texans have one week left to register to vote in time for the 2018 primaries By Rishika Dugyala January 29, 2018 Texas will host the first statewide primaries of 2018 on March 6 and, with the … more

Pam Waggoner: Leading Lady of Leander ISD

Pam Waggoner held many roles in multiple organizations all of which work towards the goal of a better future for LISD students. more

With $2.4 million haul, Beto O'Rourke easily outraised Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to close out 2017

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, easily outraised U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz over the last three months in his campaign to unseat the Texas Republican, raking in over $2.4 million to Cruz's $1.9 … more

Hill Country News names new editor

Hill Country News is now under the leadership of a new editor. Nick Brothers, formerly of Fayetteville, Ark., was hired as managing editor of Hill Country News in May and started the new job May 30.  Prior to moving to the area, Brothers was … more
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