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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.


Statewide driving-while-texting ban heads to Governor's desk

Texas Senate and House budget conferees met frequently last week and on May 20 managed to reach compromise on a $218 billion state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019. However, Senate Bill 1 must gain final approval from both the House and Senate in … more

Mike Neu

Mike Neu, the City of Leander's new Public Information Officer. more

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

Leander Police Department presented flag to honor fallen peace officers

 The Leander Police Department has been presented with an combat flag from Iraq as part of its own front to honor fallen police officers on Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The flag was presented to Police Chief Gregory Minton on May 15 by a Leander … 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

St. David's Leander

St. David’s HealthCare breaks ground on 52 acres of land in Leander for a new healthcare facility, to be constructed in phases. (left to right) Deborah Ryle, CEO, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center; Bridget Brandt, president, Leander Chamber … 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

Cedar Park Council approves plan for development of key Brushy Creek intersection

The Cedar Park City Council Thursday unanimously approved a plan for the development of 42 acres at the northwest corner of Parmer Lane and and Brushy Creek Road, ending a decade long struggle to find an agreed upon use for the triangle-shaped prime … 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

LISD addresses bus driver shortage, raises pay

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday night to recruit and retain more bus drivers by raising their starting pay, offering bonuses and rewarding drivers with good work attendance records. more

PEC offering $100,000 in scholarships

Eligible high school and home-schooled seniors will have a shot at applying for various financial aid scholarships from Pedernales Electric Cooperative this month. more

St. David’s breaks ground on new Leander hospital

St. David’s HealthCare announced last week that it is building a freestanding emergency medical center at San Gabriel Parkway and Highway 183 in Leander. The groundbreaking last Thursday on the 52-acre parcel of land was the start of construction … more
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