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Approved Cedar Park budget lowers tax rate

The Cedar Park City Council approved a $193 million budget that will lower the city’s property tax rate for the fifth year in a row, officials said. more

LEEF gives $10,000 in grants to LISD programs

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

Students gain experience teaching in American Sign Language

Leander ISD students fluent in American sign language helped teach history and work through homework problems with a group of deaf students at Deer Park Middle School in Round Rock ISD, last week during COOL week.

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One last run on the ice

Bill White’s last turn around the ice was just as sweet as his first. The longtime Zamboni driver retired last Friday, April 13, after nine years of driving the Zamboni at H-E-B Center in Cedar … more

Hill Country News moving offices

After 19 years at its location at 103 Woods Lane in Cedar Park, Hill Country News will be moving its offices to the Discovery Boulevard Business Park Friday, Sept. 22. more

26 students join forces with Dell

Twenty-six high school seniors from all over Leander ISD gained the experience of a lifetime to work with Dell on building computer hardware, data this week. This is the most students at one job site than any other in the program.

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Leander PD hosts self-defense class

Working with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Leander Police Department officers have been hosting self-defense classes for women ages 18 and older. more

Suspect in Leander carjacking held in Bastrop

A man suspected in a Sept. 3 shooting and carjacking in Leander has been arrested by Bastrop County law enforcement officers and is being held in the Bastrop County Jail in lieu of $1.1 million in bail. more

LISD Trustees approve Aug. 16 start date for 2018-19 calendar

Leander ISD Board of Trustees chose an alternative 2018-19 school calendar at its Thursday, Feb. 15 meeting that will have classes starting Aug. 16 and summer break starting May 31.  more

Citizens, government agencies continue hurricane recovery work

Help-is-on-the-way announcements from the governor’s office came last week as residents of hard-hit counties of the state labored to pull themselves out the watery mire and windblown nightmare of Hurricane Harvey. more

Grants put new face on Leander's Old Town

When Linda Costa was looking for a site for a new bakery, a new grant program helped seal the deal on a location in Old Town Leander. more

Cedar Park teen strikes gold at national taekwondo competition

Off the martial arts competition ring, 13-year-old Zachary Hampton is funny, kind and somewhat quiet. On the ring, he is, quite literally, a lean, mean fighting machine. Hampton recently earned … more

Toll 183A rates increase

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority rang in 2018 with increasing toll charges at several TxTAG gates on US 183A, effectively adding 6 cents in charges for full passage. more

Cedar Park library hosting mini-con next month

Calling all cosplayers and comic aficionados! The Cedar Park Library will host its fourth annual Mini-Con Aug. 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature a panel about cosplay, crafts and activities, … more

Round Rock girls found safe, kidnapper charged

The man who allegedly abducted two Round Rock girls, and remains a person of interest in their mother’s death, was charged with kidnapping Thursday afternoon. more

Leander candidates draw for ballot order

The City of Leander election campaign officially kicked off this morning as candidates for Mayor and City Council positions 2, 4 and 6 drew straws for ballot position in … more

Lifeguards splash into action

The spraygrounds and pools of the Rock’N River Waterpark in Round Rock were transformed into a live scenario site at last Wednesday morning as teams from across the state participated in the … more

Texas casting agency seeking teenage girls for lead and supporting roles in upcoming feature film

A Texas casting agency is searching for central Texas girls, age 12-14, to play lead and supporting roles in an upcoming feature film. more

Leander ISD trustees approve LED scoreboards

When the Friday night lights beam up for the 2018 high school football season in the Leander school district, new LED video scoreboards will be toting game scores and showing game replays in high resolution images at the A.C. Bible, John W. Gupton and Ed W. Monroe stadiums. more

Veterans eye improved service with VA expansion

Local veterans have been telling their elected officials that the local Veterans Administration needed to expand in order to handle a growing number of veterans who need healthcare. Those … more
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