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Cedar Park considers city charter amendments

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

COOL Week interns gain museum curation insights

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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Benefield and Cornelius lead in mayoral campaign donations

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

Turnout surges in early voting in Leander mayoral runoff

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

Capital Metro President and CEO Linda Watson announces retirement

Linda Watson, Capital Metro president and CEO, announced she will retire at the end of year after seven years as head of the region’s transportation agency. more

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

Drunk driving enforcement to increase during July 4 holiday weekend

Cedar Park police will be increasing patrols on major roadways for DWI enforcement this week. The Cedar Park Police Department is continuing its successful Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) this week through July 4th in an effort to … 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

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
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