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Leander, Cedar Park prep for National Night Out

Neighborhoods throughout Leander and Cedar Park are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the National Night Out 2017 event. more

FEMA draws new flood map, changes may impact insurance rates

A newly-drawn map showing updated floodplain lines in Williamson and Travis counties may change insurance rates for some property owners and impact areas of development, and the deadline to appeal … more

Cedar Park officials discuss potential stormwater drainage program

In a town hall meeting at Riviera Springs Monday Nov. 6, city staff held an information session laying out how a reallocation of a portion of the city’s sales tax revenue could be dedicated to a city stormwater drainage and maintenance program.  more

Governor extends aid for widespread needs caused by Hurricane Harvey

Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 20 extended his state disaster declaration for 60 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. more

Stormwater drainage improvements on the ballot

Cedar Park voters will decide on a ballot measure that would divert an eighth of a cent from the city’s Type A Sales Tax Fund to the general fund to help pay for stormwater drainage and related … more

Citizens for a Safe 620 forms after two recent fatalities

Morgan Briscoe said she has always been concerned about the severity and frequency of accidents along the stretch of RM 620 between the Cedar Park area and Mansfield Dam since moving to the area … more

Suspect in Cedar Park shooting arrested near Brenham

A man wanted for a Cedar Park shooting is facing multiple charges after being arrested last Monday near Brenham.Horacio Martinez, 33, was arrested while traveling through Washington County after a … more

Council to discuss double-digit Atmos Energy rate increase

The Cedar Park City Council will discuss a proposal by Atmos Energy that would raise rates on residential customers while decreasing rates on commercial and industrial customers. With a vote at … more

Austin-based deals app expands to Cedar Park area

An Austin-based, deal finding app recently expanded its services to the Cedar Park area, where local businesses are hosting specialized deals. Skout Deals is a location-based app that can help users … more

Cedar Park Veterans Day parade and ceremony planned

The City of Cedar Park will pay tribute to the men and women in uniform, past and present, with the Veterans Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. more

Cedar Park City Council approves public safety statue to be built at CPPD

The men and women who work to keep Cedar Park safe are going to be recognized with a bronze statue outside the city’s police department. more

Brushy Creek Lake Park dam reopens

Nearly a decade’s worth of work to improve the dam at Brushy Creek Lake Park came to a successful conclusion last week as officials from several governmental entities gathered to cut the ribbon and … more

Major Texas overhaul aims to improve the odds for students who begin college unprepared

As Texas tries to educate a growing number of college students who come from struggling schools or speak English as a second language, a grim stat highlights the challenge it faces: 60 percent of all … more

Criticism builds for Texas DPS decision to lay off 117 older officers

In its latest attempt to address budget cuts, the Texas Department of Public Safety is again facing harsh criticism. Multiple lawmakers and the department’s officers association have … more

The Bee’s Knees: Hive safely removed from new home in Mason Hills development

It’s not every day that new homemakers move into a residence not yet on the market. But, several dozen of them moved into the newly built luxury home at 1325 Ackerly Lane in Leander’s Mason Hills … more

New Texas law criminalizes drone use near animal farms

David Mimlitch was on his lunch break in 2011, flipping through the 606 aerial photos he had just taken with a drone outside Dallas, when he noticed something strange: a creek stained scarlet with … more

LISD offering free summer breakfast and lunch programs

Children ages 18 and younger can eat breakfast and lunch for free at five locations this summer. Leander ISD, in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture, will be serving free meals … more

Williamson County commissioners vote no on explanatory plaque for Confederate statue

Williamson County commissioners voted 4-1 to not take action on applying for a explanatory history plaque that would be placed next to a statue of a Confederate soldier near the county courthouse at their Nov. 14 meeting. more

Most fireworks are illegal in and just outside of Cedar Park

As fireworks stands open for summer business, the Cedar Park Fire Department reminds everyone that most fireworks are illegal in and around Cedar Park. In addition to potentially starting a fire, … more

Cedar Park gathers feedback for Bell Boulevard project

More than 150 Cedar Park residents took part in the city’s “Heart of Bell Boulevard” community workshop, where city staff provided an update on plans for the roadway and the proposed 52 acre mixed-use development. more
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