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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

Leander Citywide Cleanup next month

Spring-cleaning anyone?Leander is hosting the 12th annual citywide cleanup April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s public works facility located on 607 Municipal Drive. It’s important for residents to have advance notice on this so they can … 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

Commander Darlene Lewis puts community first

By helping others, Lewis works to bridge the gap between the Cedar Park community and police. more

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

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

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

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

Cedar Park, Leander and Georgetown police departments to receive and share SWAT robot

The ranks of three local police departments will grow in 2018 to include a robot that can allow police officers to stay out of the line of fire when diffusing crime scenes. 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

Judge recommends Greg Kelley be declared innocent

Greg Kelley’s four-year battle against the Cedar Park Police Department and the Williamson County Courts is one step closer to a possible conclusion. 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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Leander council balks at consultant fee for pattern book

A plan that could have made building custom homes in Leander easier was halted last week when the city council balked at paying a consultant $78,000 to create a pattern book. more

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

"Costly and unsustainable:" After spending $75 million, a troubled UT System technology institute shuts its doors

"Costly and unsustainable:" After spending $75 million, a troubled UT System technology institute shuts its doors February 7, 2018 After spending $75 million and struggling to create a signature … 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

More than half of Texas public school students are in districts where teacher certification isn’t required

More than half of Texas public school students are in districts that don't require teachers to be certified, according to state officials, due to a recent law giving schools more freedom on … more
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