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Leander Fire Dept. receives second highest insurance classification, may lower homeowner insurance premiums

The Leander Fire Department received the second highest rating for public protection classification last week from the Insurance Service Office. more

Cruz: Congressional baseball shooting should be a "wake-up call"

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Saturday that the recent shooting at a congressional baseball practice should be a "wake-up call to us all," urging greater civility on both sides of the aisle. more

Proposed Leander budget will slightly lower property tax rate

The Leander City Council has been presented with a proposed budget that will lower the city's property tax rate, but homeowners in Leander are expected to pay $73 more per year because of rising … more

Beermakers' efforts to get Abbott's veto go flat

House Bill 3287, which Gov. Greg Abbott didn't veto, will force larger breweries to pay a distributor to deliver their beer — even if they're delivering it to on-site taprooms just yards away from where it's produced. more

Operation Secret Santa at Legacy

Stop by Legacy at Crystal Falls in Leander and take a star off their giving tree.Starting now, those who want to make a difference this holiday season can choose to participate in Operation Secret Santa program for seniors. Legacy at Crystal Falls, … more

Beat the heat with frozen treats: Austin Ice Cream Festival takes place Aug. 12

Hot August heat waves got you down? Entertaining your kids on summer vacation got you feeling delirious? There’s soon to be an event the whole family can enjoy, all while enjoying some cold … more

New Leander law fines owners for illegally parked cars

Leander Police will begin citing owners of unoccupied vehicles that are parked in violation of city ordinances or state law, starting Oct. 1. more

Despite "Texas miracle," affordable housing difficult for many urban dwellers

A new Harvard study found that Americans — especially poorer ones — are having a harder time find a suitable place to call home. Texas lawmakers, experts and development industry leaders say there are plenty of reasons why that's true here, too. more

Leander PostNet celebrates 10 year anniversary

PostNet in Leander is turning 10 years old – a significant milestone for the printing and shipping small business that opened at 651 N. US Highway 183 on Feb. 12, 2007, just two weeks before the opening of Leander’s first grocery store: The … more

Cedar Park Regional now offers Transoral Robotic Surgery

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center (CPRMC) now offers transoral robotic surgery to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This new modality has revolutionized surgery through providing improved visualization and access to the excess tissue in the tongue … more

Leander ISD reexamines early-release days

While preparing the 2017-18 school calendar, some LISD trustees questioned the practicality of early-release school days. Board members debated whether benefits to teachers and staff were worth the burden on parents.Leander ISD’s Karie Lynn … more

Williamson County receives budget award

Williamson County has received a budget award from the Government Finance Officers Association. Budget Officer Ashlie Koenig said the award reflects the commitment of the county and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. more

Texas Museum of Science and Technology renovates, opens two new exhibits

After closing in August for renovations, the Texas Museum of Science and Technology in Cedar Park has re-opened with permanent attractions and two brand new, interactive exhibitions. more

Sweeping upgrades proposed for LISD Schools

A $453.8 million bond package was proposed at the LISD board meeting in June. The funds are mostly allocated for growth … more

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

Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen opening in Cedar Park next month

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen is opening at a new location in Cedar Park in early July. The new restaurant and bar, known for its appetizing menus, will open at 1310 Whitestone Blvd. near the corner … more

Bryson subdivision gas station planned

During last week’s meeting, the Leander City Council discussed a high-end gas station that is planned in front of the Bryson subdivision. The development would include a fuel station, a convenience store and neighborhood retail. The council … 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

Once upon a time...

It’s Fable Fest time. That means the world of make believe is just ahead, and once upon a time is now. Saturday, the Cedar Park Library Foundation’s annual Fable Fest kicks off a weekend full of costumed fun throughout Cedar Park and Leander. … more

Houses of Hope: Organization provides permanent homes for the disabled

Bright, fortifying light streams through six-foot windows in the bedrooms of mentally and physically disabled residents who moved in January to their new forever home, a duplex built by Hope House on … more
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