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House passes school finance reform bill

The Texas House of Representatives on April 19 approved school finance legislation that would reduce the amount of local tax dollars that property-rich school districts are required to share with other school districts under the so-called “Robin … more

Chuy’s opens in Cedar Park next month

Chuy’s, the iconic Tex-Mex restaurant known for its made-from-scratch food, margaritas made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and eclectic design, has begun hiring approximately 175 employees for its new Cedar Park location.Scheduled to open Jan. 31, … more

Leander H.S. principal appointed to new role

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer will be taking over as the Executive Director of College and Career Pathways after the end of the school year. “I’ll miss my babies,” Spicer said. “I love them. My kiddos are absolutely amazing … 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

Lookahead

Two local teams are preparing for the state tournament as the high school action on the baseball and softball fields prepares for the final push for the playoffs.  Rouse and Vandegrift's girls’ soccer teams both advanced to the state … more

Texell opens in Cedar Park

Texell Credit Union opened its first Cedar Park location and celebrated a grand opening this past weekend. Texell is located at 875 West Whitestone Boulevard, at the corner of Bagdad and Whitestone.Breakfast tacos were served at the grand opening … 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

Mike Collier says he's Dan Patrick's 'Worst Nightmare"

Houston accountant Mike Collier, a graduate of Georgetown High School and the University of Texas in Austin, held a rally in Round Rock Saturday to announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor of … more

Texas officials condemn “hate, bigotry” in Charlottesville

A white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 12 spurred several Texas officials to release statements condemning the violence that took place that killed one and … more

House, Senate have not yet engaged in back-and-forth on key bills

Not a single bill had been agreed to by the state House and Senate as of July 28, exactly 10 days into the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature. 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

Austin Dog Alliance therapy dogs comfort families, veterans

There’s proven, chemical evidence of the positive bond that forms between a dog and its human owner. The same feel-good hormonal chemical released when people fall in love that leads to bonding — … more

With retired teachers' health care at stake, legislators clash on fixes

When David Hatcher got a blood test at his oncologist's office two summers ago, the doctor spelled out his results decisively: “The bad news is you’ve got leukemia. The good news: It’s the kind … 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

In Texas House, property tax proposals range from minor tweaks to abolishment

Last week, amid a flurry of votes on more than a dozen other issues, the Texas Senate passed its main measure addressing Gov. Greg Abbott's call to reform the laws related to property taxes. On … 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

Cedar Park woman charged with stealing from Wal-Mart

A Cedar Park woman is in jail after she allegedly stole more than $7,000 from a local Wal-Mart.Police say loss prevention officers at Wal-Mart in the 200 block of Walton Way discovered discrepancies in the cash register of Lena Elizabeth Brown, 19, … more

A year of promise: Leander mayor reflects on 2016, looks on

At a Jan. 24 Leander Chamber of Commerce meeting, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder gave the state of the city address, a city which now includes 48,000 residents.“This has been a record-breaking year for growth in Leander,” Fielder told the Hill … 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

Cedar Park installing carbon monoxide detectors in Ford Explorers

Wary police officials in Cedar Park have installed carbon monoxide detectors in their fleet of Ford Explorer police interceptors after watching the Austin Police Department go through a months long … more
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