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Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

AUSTIN-Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May 29. After taking the oath of office and being sworn … 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

Don Hemingway acquires Crystal Falls Realty

Crystal Falls Realty was recently acquired by founding Broker Associate Realtor Don Hemingway through Realty IQ, LLC, a brokerage firm he formed in 2016 in preparation for the acquisition. Hemingway played an integral role in establishing the … more

Freebirds World Burrito opens in Cedar Park

One of Austin’s soulful fast-casual burrito restaurants has come to roost in Cedar Park’s Parke retail center. more

Austin Dog Alliance therapy dogs comfort families, veterans

There’s proven, chemical evidence of the positive bond that forms between a dog and its human owner. The same feel-good hormonal chemical released when people fall in love that leads to bonding — oxytocin — is released in both dogs and humans … more

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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 incumbent. 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 the Korean War will be created by artist Max Glenn … more

Cedar Park PD gets new training facility

Police need to make split-second decisions in dangerous situations. A high-tech gun range will soon be operational to help Cedar Park police think faster and smarter.“We’re the first department in Texas to have this system,” Cedar Park Police … more

Christine Eady Mann suspends campaign

Dr. Christine Eady Mann, the first Democratic candidate to officially announce their bid for the 31at District Congressional seat in the 2018 elections, said Sunday she is suspending her campaign indefinitely. more

Library to participate in robotics training grant

The Cedar Park Public Library is excited to announce participation in the ‘Bots and Books @ Your Library grant. This grant provided the library with the supplies and training necessary to put on hands-on robotics programs for children ages seven … 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.  "We don’t often 'toot our own horns' but today we are doing so," Jennie Huerta, the communications … more

Cedar Park Fire Dept. HEATS Team teaches students fire safety

The Cedar Park Fire Department’s HEATS Team (Helping Educate About Today’s Safety) have been teaching elementary students about fire safety via some “super” songs and dance. more

LISD introduces program to address mental health issues

Five Leander ISD students have taken their own lives since the school year began. The district is taking proactive steps to address this issue with a program to help equip parents, students and community members with tools to identify individuals … more

Woof Worries

A proposed pet boarding facility off Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park has nearby community members concerned the 250-capacity “pet resort” will create a headache from the barking. more

Woof Worries: Neighbors, new business at odds about noise concerns

A proposed pet boarding facility off Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park has nearby community members concerned the 250-capacity “pet resort” will create a headache from the barking.Pet Paradise, the proposed high-end dog kennel, is planned to build … more

LISD selects new AD

Jody Hormann is excited to come home. The former Leander and Vandegrift girls’ basketball coach was named the new athletic director on Friday, retuning to the area after spending two years in the same position with Prosper ISD.“LISD is a great … more

City to offer $433,200 in incentives to oncology billing headquarters

During their last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted in favor of providing $433,200 in incentive payments to bring the headquarters of a cancer billing and consulting company to town.“It’s a headquarters operation, which is one of our … more

Senate backs bill that would roll back cellphone safety laws in dozens of Texas cities

The Texas Senate on Wednesday gave tentative approval to a measure that pre-empts local ordinances on drivers’ mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back safety laws in the 45 Texas cities where … more

Texas Senate passes bill to allow people to vote on whether a city can annex them

No filibuster was going to kill annexation reform in the Texas Senate this time around. The Senate on Wednesday tentatively passed Senate Bill 6, which would allow residents of areas up for … more
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