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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

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

Leander appealing new FEMA map

With the May 14 deadline to submit appeals to the newly released flood insurance rate map (FIRM) approaching, the City of Leander is making an appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on … 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

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

Longtime county EMS senior director retires

 A longtime Williamson County employee retired late last month. Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed, a 36-year county employee, officially retired on April 26, just two days … 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

Leander PD celebrates 40th anniversary

Forty years ago, on January 21, 1978, the rural community of Leander voted to incorporate as the City of Leander. At the time the new city's population was just over 300. Leander's first mayor Joe … more

House approves $1.8 billion package of school finance bills

The Texas House on Friday passed a package of bills that would put $1.8 billion into public schools and and help out struggling small, rural school districts. more

Cedar Park and Leander city offices, services observe Thanksgiving hours

City offices and services in Cedar Park and Leander will be closed this week to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. more

Van Arsdale wins in Cedar Park, Hill and Villarreal head to runoff for mayor in Leander

Cedar Park has a new mayor and a pair of candidates will head to a runoff election for Leander mayor. Voters also elected three new council members in each of the cities and passed 29 of 30 total … more

Feds draw thousands of comments on Texas' request to renew women's health funding

Thousands of advocates have flooded the federal government with comments this week, weighing in on whether it should reverse an Obama-era decision to strip Texas of millions in federal funding for a … more

Cedar Park, WilCo officials break ground on Fire Station No. 5

Cedar Park and Williamson County officials broke ground, shovel-in-hand on Fire Station No. 5 at a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 2, at 1501 Cottonwood Creek Trail. more

S.T.E.A.M. Week volcano experiments prove learning fun

"Learning needs to be fun. That’s the predominant philosophy behind the Goddard School,” according to Butch Aggen, owner of the Cedar Park school. more

Cedar Park selects New Hope Drive project engineer

The Cedar Park City Council authorized the next step toward designing the planned expansion for New Hope Drive to reach Sam Bass Road, at their Sept. 28 meeting. more

Why one of the largest counties in Texas is going back to paper ballots

Frank Phillips spent last Wednesday staring down 600 boxes of election materials — voted ballots, blank ballots, precinct records — sitting in a warehouse run by Denton County. After sitting in … more

Kid reporter takes on Hurricane Harvey, Texas news

While most fifth grade boys are more concerned about Pokémon and Legos, Truman J. Hamade, a 10-year-old 5th grade student in Cedar Park, is reporting the news for a national publication. more

Texas is putting troubled nursing homes on notice

Texas nursing homes beware: The state’s tolerance for mistakes is dropping fast. In September, a new state law takes effect that will make it more difficult for long-term care facilities cited … more

Leander City Council considering mixed use town center

The Leander City Council is considering a proposal for a walkable downtown area with retail and game areas. more
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