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The Leander Police Department welcomed four new members on July 12 including Chaplain Joe Bob Ellison, Crime Scene Specialist Haley Williams, Officer John Carnley and K-9 Officer Kodi — a … more
Leander will be the future home of the Texas Bullion Depository, the nation’s first state-administered gold depository, the Texas Comptroller said. more
The Leander City Council is expected to hear public comments on a proposed special use zoning permit for a new private preschool at its July 19 meeting. The proposed zoning exception, for a … more
President Donald Trump told U.S. Sen. John Cornyn last Friday that he backs efforts by Texas' senior senator to revamp the nation's background check system for purchasing firearms, the White House … more
A planned rate increase affecting Atmos Energy customers in Cedar Park won’t take effect, at least until October. The city council voted to postpone the increase and attempt to negotiate the … more
Political money follows political power, and in Texas that means it’s mostly going to Republicans, who scooped up almost 90 cents of every dollar that’s gone into state campaign coffers so far in … more
When Melinda Sandlin walked out of Discount Furniture in Austin in late 2014, she was sure the store had put her on a payment plan to buy a new bedroom suite worth $2,750. more
The Trump administration is guaranteeing Texas $135 million to continue helping more than 450,000 uninsured children and pregnant women ... more
Bill McRaven, the nationally famous and lately embattled chancellor of the University of Texas System, is stepping down in May. more
You won’t find the word “bonus” in the financial statements of the state of Texas. But an increasing percentage of the Republican-run state’s 149,000 full-time employees have … more
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week issued cease and desist letters to three Texas school districts he says are conducting "unlawful electioneering," adding one more chapter to an ongoing … more
Texas state senators are touchy, touchy, touchy when it comes time to hand out blame for rising property taxes. They’ve spent a decade hacking away at the state’s share of public … more
A now-bankrupt company that received a major federal stimulus grant to build a “clean coal” power plant in West Texas spent millions of taxpayer dollars on alcohol, lobbying, … more
Free speech on campus may be a hot-button issue, but it has spurred only tepid action in the Texas Capitol so far. After months of media conflagration, hand-wringing and attempts to push through … more
Candidates from Cedar Park and Leander are in the final run-up to the May 5 local elections. more
When Cedar Park voters go to the polls for city elections this spring, they likely will be asked to vote on more than 20 amendments to the city charter in addition to marking ballots for city council … more

Vista Ridge Seniors Ricki Castanieto and Matthew Glattfelder took part in COOL week, an internship program for LISD high schools, which allows students to shadow an employee with a career in their targeted field.

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Campaign finance reports filed in late March show Adam Benefield had the edge over Vic Villareal and Troy Hill in donations in the the race to replace outgoing Leander Mayor Chris Fielder. In … more
A contentious campaign has drawn voters to the polls to elect a new mayor in Leander. Early voting numbers surged by more than 12 percent, with … more
More than $10,000 was distributed to 15 LISD educators and their student organizations last month, providing funding for numerous special educational programs, equipment and events. more
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