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Cedar Park 1997 Tornado

This home in the Buttercup Creek subdivision was one of 11 homes declared a total loss. Several dozen more sustained severe damage during the storm. more

HCCM November Sunshine Award

Patti Watkins has been a volunteer with Hill Country Community Ministries for four years. She is regularly working multiple shifts in the food pantry, and also does a bread pickup run every week. She has also volunteered at other events, such as … more

Decorated military hero Mary Jennings Hegar announces candidacy for Congress

Mary Jennings Hegar, who grew up in Cedar Park and graduated from Leander High School, announced her candidacy Thursday, July 6 for the 31st District Congressional seat of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter.Hegar, a resident of Round … more

DEA officials organize Prescription Take Back Day

On Saturday, Oct. 28, several sites throughout Williamson County will be partaking in a no-questions-asked Prescription Take Back Day. Officials are requesting the public bring any unused or expired prescription medication, including pet medicine, for disposal. more

Management Corner: Take time to listen

‘A big-time change is coming.” This statement could be taken in a number of ways. Here are two. 1) In a few days, we will recognize and celebrate the new year. As we move from one year to the next year, we sense time changing in reference to … more

Leander moves forward on residential architectural pattern book

The Leander City Council approved the creation of a residential pattern book at their Oct. 19 meeting that may provide future home buyers with a broader variety of architectural styles to choose from. more

LISD approves 2017-18 calendar: February conference moved to August

The Leander ISD board of trustees approved a 2017-18 calendar at their board meeting last week. Various calendars were presented to the board at the Jan. 19 meeting. School board members received a presentation containing results from a survey … more

Acclaimed Children's Lighthouse Learning Center to open new Cedar Park location

A new location of the nationally acclaimed Children's Lighthouse Learning Center will open in Cedar Park next year. The learning center, which is hailed for its values-based early learning programs, will open at 2501 Brushy Creek Rd. It will be … more

Voters unseat two CP council members, return Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Thomas

Voters in Cedar Park elected a pair of newcomers to the city council on Saturday, unseating Place 3 incumbent Lyle Grimes and Place 5 incumbent Jon Lux. Anne Duffy won the Place 3 seat with 57.67 percent of the vote (2004 votes) over incumbent … more

Animal shelter ‘Fur Ball’ to fund expansions

The 8th annual Fur Ball silent auction gala, presented by the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, will soon be taking place to raise funds to expand the facility and its services.  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.In the Great Basin region near Mansfield Dam, The exposed Sometimes Islands … more

Leander, Cedar Park contenders in Austin-area Amazon HQ2 bid

Leander and Cedar Park and the Austin-Round Rock area are in the running to secure the next Amazon headquarters, which could mean a population boom and billions in revenue, city officials said.

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Voters to consider seven state ballot propositions

Early voting is underway in Texas for the Nov. 7 special election, and voters are being asked to approve seven state constitution amendments.  more

Funds approved for roadway improvement

At last week’s meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted in favor of awarding a construction contract for intersection improvements along Brushy Creek Road, Lakeline Boulevard and Discovery Boulevard.Dubbed the 2016 Roadway Intersection … more

Nameless Road gets a new name

Nameless Road is no more — at least in Leander. The Leander City Council voted 5 to 1 last Thursday to change the name of Nameless Road to Hero Way West all of the way to the western city limits. The vote for the name change of the historic road … more

Dangerous fugitive returned to South Carolina after Cedar Park arrest

A dangerous fugitive who fled a South Carolina prison in a daring escape worthy of a Hollywood script was arrested at a motel in Cedar Park last week by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said Jimmy … more

Tiny homes on Leander’s horizon?

Big things come in small packages. The city of Leander kept that in mind when they approved changes to the city’s building code to allow for the construction of tiny houses within particular boundaries.  Leander is defining a tiny home as a … more

Four arrested, one injured in Cedar Park shooting

Cedar Park police detained four suspects with one still at large in a shooting incident Wednesday night that left three people with minor injuries, police said. more

VFW Post honors veterans on Memorial Day

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10427, which has been serving Cedar Park and Leander for over 40 years, held a free cookout Monday to honor America's fallen warriors. The public was invited to the event at the VFW Post on 8760 Ranch Rd. in Leander, … more

Animals transported to Leander after fire

Forty-one dogs were rescued from a fire in Killeen that left them homeless.After arriving to the scene of the incident and seeing the number of animals living at the residence and in need of rescue, Killeen Animal Services contacted Texas Humane … more
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