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Senate races through agenda to get to other-than-Sunset bills

AUSTIN — The 85th Texas Legislature convened at the Capitol on July 18 for its first called session, the main purpose being for lawmakers to extend the life of certain state agencies scheduled for termination, and then to proceed to other … more

Community members assist driver, flip overturned van

About a dozen people in Cedar Park flipped an overturned van upright at the Bell Blvd. and Cypress Creek Rd. intersection following a traffic accident Wednesday evening, police said. more

Tax office offers tips for buying a used vehicle

The Williamson County tax assessor is urging residents to protect themselves when purchasing a used vehicle this holiday season, especially from online sources such as Craigslist.  more

Abbott gives lawmakers initial marching orders for special session

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 10 issued a formal proclamation for the special session that begins July 18, directing the Texas Legislature to extend expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board and other state boards that regulate psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and social workers. 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. Freebirds World Burrito will be opening its newest branch of casual Mexican fare at 5001 183A Toll Rd. Ste. R500 on Friday, July … more

Leander Police to purchase new vehicle and body cameras

While Leander officers have been wearing L3 Mobile Vision brand body cameras since 2014, the current system’s software and hardware can be unreliable. more

Leander Council adds charter changes to May 5 ballot

Election ballots for the May 5 Leander City Council election set at last Thursday’s meeting will include eight proposed amendments to the city charter. Early voting is April 23-May 1. more

Senate races through agenda to get to other-than-Sunset bills

The 85th Texas Legislature convened at the Capitol on July 18 for its first called session, the main purpose being for lawmakers to extend the life of certain state agencies scheduled for termination, and then to proceed to other matters. more

Krista Baty – Chance opportunity leads to unlikely path

It’s safe to say that there’s never a dull moment for Krista Baty. Not only is she the chief nursing officer at the Cedar Park Medical Center, but she is also the owner of FroYoz, the local … more

Governor demands action, calls lawmakers back to Austin

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 announced a special session of the Texas Legislature to begin on July 18 to address issues that went unresolved during the contentious 140-day regular session that ended May 29. more

Five former presidents come together at Texas A&M for hurricane relief

A high-spirited, Aggie-filled crowd of 10,000 roared to life Saturday evening as all five living former presidents took the stage at a benefit concert for the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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Overcrowding forces Williamson County Animal Shelter to ask for help

More than a hundred owners surrendered dogs to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter last month, straining resources and prompting fears that some animals may need to be euthanized if the … more

Cedar Park Police Department investigation questioned in Meagan Work case

A judge is expected to rule on March 21 on whether to suppress evidence in the case of a 23-year-old mother charged in connection with the death of her young son.Meagan Work, a former Leander High … more

State budget awaits final approval from governor

Governor Greg Abbott as of June 4 had not signed Senate Bill 1, the 2018-2019 state budget finally approved by both houses of the 85th Texas Legislature on May 27. SB 1 appropriates $216.8 billion in total spending for the state’s budget during the 2018-19 biennium. more

A new way of being human

 Christmas is just a few weeks away, and one of the central doctrines of that ancient Christian feast actually provides the answer to this whole mess.

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Developer pitches for Leander bonds, proposes 1,200 homes

Leander stands to gain miles of road, a boost in property values and as many as 3,240 new residents from a proposed residential development presented to the City Council at a workshop at its Feb. 1 meeting.  more

Girls learn self-defense and raise funds for soccer boosters

Last Saturday, more than a hundred young women from across the area gathered at Vandegrift High School for a training program on how to defend themselves against parking lot attacks.The program, … more

Vista Ridge High employee resigns following student relationship investigation

A Vista Ridge High School assistant band director resigned following an investigation into claims of an inappropriate student relationship, Leander and Round Rock ISD officials said. In a letter … more

Cedar Park businesses, homes destroyed by tornado 20 years ago this week

Current Cedar Park Fire Chief James Mallinger, a young firefighter who had been on the job just over a year, was one of the city's first responders on May 27, 1997 when a powerful tornado tore into Cedar Park destroying businesses, homes and … more

Mike Clark hoping second race is the key to winning seat in Congress

Mike Clark, a popular Democrat activist who was the Democratic nominee against longtime Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter in 2016 but lost handily, is hoping a second race will be the key to his goal of serving in Congress.Clark … more
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