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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

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

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

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

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 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

Capital Highlights: Hurricane Harvey debris removal funding gains approval

Gov. Greg Abbott and leaders of the Texas Legislature on Nov. 9 announced the approval of $90 million in emergency state funding to help Hurricane Harvey disaster-declared counties pay for the removal of debris. 

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Regional police up DWI enforcement toward Labor Day

Both Cedar Park Police and Austin Police will be increasing their enforcement of drunk driving with similar procedures in the coming weeks leading up to Labor Day weekend, police said.  From … more

Cedar Park HS marching band wins state championship, Rouse HS places ninth

After a long season of after-school rehearsals, choreography training and music practice, two LISD marching bands made state history placing in the the top 10 at the UIL Class 5A Marching Band Contest at the Alamodome, Nov. 8.

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Leander Mayor Chris Fielder will not seek re-election

After six years of city leadership, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder announced Friday morning he will not be seeking another term in 2018. more

Leander council ready for first video coverage of meetings

March 15 is opening night for video broadcasts of Leander City Council meetings. The seven council members, city manager and supporting cast of city staff will appear on camera at the Pat Bryson … more
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