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Leander ISD releases two potential calendar options with DOI plan

Students in Leander ISD could be seeing their school year start on Thursday, Aug. 16 if the Board of Trustees approve a proposed 2018-19 academic calendar with a special state exemption. more

Marina adds 71 new boat slips

The NorthShore Marina on Lake Travis celebrated their addition of 71 boat slips with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday, June 24. more

Gunner the Dog

Jennifer Gurgevich’s dog Gunner was injured in what appeared to be an intentional hit-and-run auto accident last Thursday. more

Rising Tide: High Lake Travis level leads to local business boom

In July 2013, Lake Travis, the reservoir lake that provides drinking water for the Austin metro area, was a low 625 feet deep in the dead heat of a lingering drought. more

Understanding the $454 million LISD 2017 Bond

Leander ISD voters will decide next month to either enact or oppose a $454.4 million bond proposal that would construct four new schools, improve safety of facilities and accommodate for projected growth in the district.


H-E-B accepting entries for “Primo Picks” placement in stores

Think your homemade recipe has got what it takes to make it big time? more

Governor opens nominations for 2017 Star of Texas Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or … more

Cedar Park to host stormwater drainage town halls

Cedar Park officials are seeking public input about a proposed stormwater drainage and associated street repairs program. The proposal would create a long-term solution for addressing stormwater drainage maintenance, priority improvement projects.


State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Oct. 11 announced the establishment of the Hurricane Harvey Task Force on School Mental Health Supports to deliver needed attention to schools and higher education institutions impacted by the storm.


Wilco Sheriff's Office to host Junior Deputy Academy

Thirty children in Williamson County will soon become the region’s youngest “crime fighters” in the police department’s first Junior Deputy Academy summer program in mid July.The new program comes as an effort to increase relations between … more

College transfer portal aids degree-seekers

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation (ICUTF) is partnering with the Texas Association of Community Colleges and College Consortium on a new initiative accelerating completion … more

Texas Rangers to investigate famed Karolyi Ranch in wake of Nassar trial

Nearly a week after prominent USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to prison for the sexual assault of several female gymnasts, Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate … more

Dyslexia Decoded: Cedar Park native demonstrates life with dyslexia in simulation

Cami Cox, a dyslexic student at Baylor University, says Dr. Seuss books are still a challenge.  But undaunted, she will return this August as a sophomore and put in extra time to decipher college-level textbooks in her studies to become an … more

At University of Texas, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls for modernizing NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement is an important accord for the region — but it's also due for an update, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday during a speech at the … more

Williamson County adopts $191 million budget

The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $191 million budget for fiscal year 2017-18 and reduced the overall county tax rate by one cent per $100 valuation as compared to last year. more

Former Cedar Park teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship with a minor

A former Leander ISD teacher has been accused of sexual assault of a child and an inappropriate relationship with a minor, according to the Williamson County sheriff’s office. more

Health agency leader: "We welcome" audits into contracting issues

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission won’t fight an auditor coming through their doors — in fact, they welcome it. That’s what Charles Smith, executive commissioner … more

Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen opens in Cedar Park next month

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen is opening at a new location in Cedar Park in early July.  The new restaurant and bar, known for its appetizing menus, will open at 1310 Whitestone Blvd. near the corner of 183A and FM 1431. It will be the Austin … more

Where’s Carter?

Critics say longtime U.S. Rep. John R. Carter is isolated and unresponsive to constituents more

After lawsuit, Texas plans to install air conditioning in a stifling prison

The state of Texas plans to install air conditioning in a notoriously hot prison after reaching a settlement with inmates in a federal class action lawsuit, an attorney for the inmates said … more
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