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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

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

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

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

Leander ISD eyes Larkspur subdivision for new elementary school

After LISD’s $454.4 million bond was approved by voters Nov. 7, district officials are considering plans for a new elementary school in the rapidly growing, northernmost area of the district. more

Check your TxTag accounts. There's been errors reported in statements, company says

Some TxTag users are reporting incorrect account statements in what appears to be a technical glitch, according to a statement from the highway digital toll company. The company said it has been working with EZTag and TollTag to have the toll … more

Cedar Park Media and Communications Office earns awards

The Cedar Park's Media and Communications Office has won six top awards for its community outreach and education efforts during the past year. more

Camp Bow Wow seeking permit to open in Cedar Park

The Cedar Park City Council is considering a request for a special use zoning permit by a nationally known, high tech, pet friendly dog boarding operation. Camp Bow Wow has asked the Cedar Park Council for the permit for the new business after … more

Cedar Park Council approves Korean War statue for Veterans Memorial Park

The Cedar Park Council approved an agreement to commission the installation of a Korean War statue at Veterans Memorial Park at their Thursday meeting. The sculpture of a U.S. Marine who fought in … more

Texting and driving ban enforced statewide

As authorities gear up for the start of Labor Day weekend, a new statewide law banning texting and driving took effect Friday, Sept. 1. more

Amazon acquires Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Austin-based health foods grocer Whole Foods Market is being acquired by online retail giant Amazon for more than $13 billion, the companies announced Friday. The deal has Amazon acquiring Whole Foods at $42 per share, including their net debt; … more

Driver alleged to have intentionally hit dog in Cedar Park

Cedar Park police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who didn’t slow down after injuring a dog on Thursday.Jennifer Gurgevich was visiting friends in Cedar Park for the Easter holiday when her dog,Gunner, got out from where they were staying and … more

Leander home sales up, Cedar Park sees decline

Last year was yet another record-breaking year for Austin-area home sales. The Austin Board of Realtors’ year-end 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report showed single-family home sales across the Austin and Round Rock area climbed 3.9 percent in … more

Proposed Mixed-Use Development

A rendering of a proposed mixed-use development, the first of its kind for Cedar Park, was presented at the April 13 city council meeting. more

Purses for domestic violence survivors

Many women carry a purse containing their car keys, a wallet and their phone. For women who are domestic violence survivors, a handbag can serve a much greater purpose. That’s why last week, Handbags for Hope made an appearance at T-Werx … more

Federal judge says again, Texas voter ID law is discriminatory

AUSTIN — U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi on April 10 ruled the State of Texas has failed to prove that the voter identification law was not written with discriminatory intent and purpose.The ruling came in response to a … more
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