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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

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11-13

The weekend of Aug. 11-13, some Texas shoppers can save money on certain items during the state's annual sales tax holiday.  The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers … more

Leander firefighters recognized for helping save heart attack victims

The Leander Fire Department was honored at a Leander City Council meeting in early June as a recipient of an award from the American Heart Association for saving the lives of heart attack patients. The firemen received the Mission Lifetime EMS Gold … 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.About 50 people were in attendance, including the Mayor of Jonestown Charles T. Powell and members of the Lago Vista … more

Dangerously Cute: Vandegrift to host women’s self defense seminar

Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. One out of every five college women are sexually assaulted.  Eighty … more

WilCo approves funds for prep work on animal shelter

Early next year, construction should be starting at Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. The shelter plans a 20,000-square-foot expansion of nearly $10 million. Last week, commissioners voted in favor of  spending up to $20,000 with Balcones … more

One dead, three injured in stabbing attack on UT Austin campus

UPDATE: UT Police Chief David Carter has identified the suspect in Monday's knife attack as 20-year-old UT student Kendrex J. White, from Killeen. Four male students were attacked before police arrived. Responding to a call for assistance, … more

Senate panel OKs budget for upcoming two-year period

A state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019 cleared the first in a series of hurdles when the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved committee substitute Senate Bill 1 on March 22.The legislation next moves to the full Senate for … more

Leander Blue Santa brings community together to help neighbors

Holiday cheer abounds this season as Leander Blue Santa gears up for another year of helping area families fulfill some of their Christmas wishes. The final day for a family to register to participate as a recipient in the toy donation program is … more

Cedar Park PD hosts training to avoid child abduction

Public servants must be prepared to teach children how to avoid and escape abduction. The Cedar Park Police Department is partnering with Strategos International to host one-day child abduction Train the Trainer Course for adults interested in … more

AG intervenes in ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ lawsuit

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Dec. 15 intervened in a lawsuit filed on behalf of nurse’s aide Dedra Shannon against the Killeen Independent School District over its decision to take down Shannon’s Christmas decoration.According … more

WilCo YMCA Teen Court seeking participants

Organizers for the 22nd Williamson County YMCA Teen Court program are seeking students to participate in mock trials on real life cases Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twin Lake YMCA … more

Cedar Park voters head to the polls Saturday as two council seats are contested

Cedar Park voters will head to the polls on Saturday to choose who will prevail to become part of the city’s leadership team for the next year. It is the only local race as this is an “off” year for elections in both the city of Leander and … more

Williamson County man charged with cruelty to livestock

A Williamson County man has been charged with three counts of cruelty to livestock after a tip led Williamson County officers to rescue more than a dozen starving horses.Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said Jesse Gonzales, Jr., 69, was … more

12th Annual Bluegrass Festival scheduled for Leander

Six top bluegrass bands and a bevy of arts, crafts and food vendors will be featured at the City of Leander’s 12th annual Bluegrass Festival the weekend of Sept. 22. more

CP Councilmen

The Cedar Park City Council and a group of citizens said goodbye last week to two departing councilmen last Thursday in an emotion-filled evening. Councilmen Lyle Grimes, left, and Jon Lux and Lyle Grimes were honored during last week’s council … more

Longtime hearing aid business to move to Medical Parkway

After a decade in Cedar Park’s Rail Yard Shopping Center, Cook Hearing and Balance is relocating to Medical Parkway next month.The business has served more than 5,000 patients since its opening. They offer hearing aids, hearing tests, balance … more

Mike Knipstein named EMS Director

Williamson County Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed has selected Mike Knipstein, currently deputy director for Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), to be director of Williamson County EMS.Knipstein has been with … more

Greg Kelley ruling may be delayed

Friends, family and supporters of Greg Kelley, who is seeking to overturn his 2014 conviction for super aggravated sexual assault of a child, are anxiously awaiting a ruling in the case by Williamson … more

Paxton asks high court to approve court-drawn House maps

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state’s 150 House districts to be … more
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