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Glenn H.S. theatre UIL performance advances: Underclassmen cast competes against juniors and seniors

Glenn High School’s theatre department isn’t letting their lack of upperclassmen get in the way of their strive for stardom. Under the direction of Neal Gage, the cast of the school’s One-Act Play, “Proof,” has been advancing through the … more

Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.”The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been filed in an effort to restrict access to restrooms, … more

House OKs reversing cuts to disabled children's therapy services

The Texas House gave tentative approval Thursday to a measure that would partially reverse a controversial cut to disabled children’s therapy services that was ordered by the 2015 … more

Almost 400,000 Texans' insurance at risk after Congress fails to renew CHIP

Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy after Congress failed to renew authorization for a federal program. Congressional authorization for the … more

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center opens dedicated orthopedic center, now accepting patients

The Cedar Park Regional Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its Joint and Spine Center on the fourth floor of the hospital Aug. 1. more

Flat-fee primary care helps fill niche for Texas’ uninsured

Darrell Kenyon had been punting for years on various medical issues — fatigue, headaches, mood swings. The 43-year-old uninsured carpenter was particularly worried about his blood … more

Free car seat event in Leander next month

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in conjunction with Austin-Travis County EMS to conduct a child car safety and booster seat fitting event for area residents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The safety seat … more

Texas officials respond to shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 50 dead

After a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concert attendees at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Texas officials condemned the violence while offering condolences and prayers.  The gunman, … more

Two more trains added to MetroRail fleet: Cedar Park, Leander residents expected to reap benefits

Those utilizing Capital Metro trains could see their wait times cut in half when two new trains come online. According to Capital Metro representatives, two new train cars entered Austin last Thursday. The cars had a long journey, coming from … more

Riverbend staffer shot twice in Las Vegas

Danae Gibbs, a part time children’s ministry staff member at Riverbend Church, was one of the hundreds of wounded victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. more

HCN gets new owners, Coleman named publisher

The Hill Country News, Cedar Park and Leander’s community newspaper for nearly 50 years, is now managed by Fenice Community Media Group.Second-generation newspaper executive Brandi Chionsini, formerly CEO of Taylor, Texas based Granite … more

Georgetown Confederate soldier statue stands amid controversy

While Confederate statues are being removed and taken down throughout the United States, a petition calling for a plaque with historical context to be added to a Confederate soldier monument is being circulated in Williamson County. more

Local weighs in on Women’s March on Washington: Cedar Park resident protested in D.C.

We talked to a Cedar Park resident and nurse who gave up her Saturday to hit the D.C. streets for the Women’s March on Washington. Read our Q&A with Diane Villarreal to hear about her experience. Why did you march? I went to Washington … more

Leander Council begins discussions on proposed $128 million budget

The Leander City Council Thursday officially began discussions of a proposed $128 million budget for FY 2017-18. City Manager Kent Cagle told council members the proposed budget lowers the property tax rate and maintains city services and infrastructure. more

WCRAS celebrates a decade of serving animals

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary of serving animals. On March 14, 2007, WCRAS opened its doors to the lost and abandoned animals of Round Rock, Hutto, Leander, Cedar Park and Williamson … more

Suicide Task Force working to compile current data on mental health crisis

Concerned about the increasing number of suicides in Williamson County, a 16-member Suicide Task Force Review Team has begun an extensive effort to compile current data on what it believes is a mental health crisis. more

Leander Prom Queens

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer (left) places a crown on Abby Cano. Keilany Solano (right) and Cano were ultimately both named LHS prom queens. more

LISD wants input on naming new school: District’s 26th elementary campus to open this August

Leander ISD is looking for public input on naming their next school.The district’s 26th elementary school will open in August for the 2017-18 school year. The naming process is underway, and nominations are being accepted until Jan. 20.According … more

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames city governments for "all our problems in America"

City governments, particularly those led by Democrats, are to blame for problems nationwide, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said during a nationally televised interview Friday.  "People are happy … more

Open for business: Leander’s Hero Way West project complete

Leander and WilCo officials and project partners celebrated the completion of Hero Way West by cutting a ribbon in the center lane of the street near Cherry Creek Catfish, Monday, Nov. 20. more
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