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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

Board discusses survey process

At their last meeting, the Leander ISD board was presented with a study process for a possible bond. Robert Stein, a Lena Gohlman Fox professor of political science at Rice University, explained that he has created public opinion polls for school … 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

Powwow, programs share Native American tradition

Robert Bass has a passion for sharing and preserving the traditions, heritage and culture of American Indians. A founding member of the Eagle Point Singers, an American Indian drum group based in Cedar Park that performs at schools, cultural … 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

Special session ends over impasse on property tax reform bill

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott gave legislators 20 must-pass items, but the lawmakers delivered only 12 bills to his desk during the first called session of the 85th Texas Legislature. Both the … more

Mosquito sampling tests positive for West Nile Virus in Cedar Park

A sampling of mosquitoes collected from a trap location in Cedar Park tested positive for West Nile Virus, officials said. more

RockNRides Car Show this weekend

Rouse RockNRides Car Show will take place March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual show benefits the Rouse Raider High School Band Boosters. Expect music, food and prizes. Everyone and anything on wheels is encouraged to come out.Event organizer … more

Is Texas handing over my voting data to the federal government?

Hey, Texplainer: Is Texas handing over my voting data to the federal government? more

School boards, cities sought to stop Gov. Abbott from signing drone bill

Organizations representing hundreds of Texas cities and school boards unsuccessfully urged Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this month to veto a bill aimed at restricting drone use around the state, worried … more

Toll Free: Texas House bill calls for 183A access roads

A proposed Texas House bill is calling to stop several 183 North toll road projects until free access roads are constructed alongside the toll road in Cedar Park. more

Texas Supreme Court throws out ruling that favored same-sex marriage benefits

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to … more

Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris

Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 27 announced the Texas Department of Transportation had collected more than 2.4 million cubic feet of debris left behind by Hurricane Harvey in roadways across the four districts hardest hit by the storm. more

New method to evaluate LISD teachers, principals

Leander Independent School District might use a new method to evaluate the teachers and principals each year to restructure improvement recommendations.During the school board’s last meeting, members reviewed learning, evaluation and development … more

Some counties question need of special courts for law enforcement

There’s one new law on the books intended to help police in Texas that has gotten less attention than several others in a year when lawmakers touted their “back the blue” bills. It’s a … more

Proposed kennel withdraws building application

Officials for Pet Paradise, a luxury dog kennel planned for east Whitestone Blvd., have withdrawn their application for a special use permit following an opposition petition from neighboring landowners. more

Nonprofit obtains cave preserve in Cedar Park

There is a 4-acre cave preserve in Cedar Park that is not quite ready for explorers. However, if locals can hang tight there is a lot of educational experience to gain from this acquired property.The caves are part of the Wilcox Cave Preserve, … more

Leander police officer’s artwork developing international reputation

Leander’s assistant chief of police may be an officer of the law, but off-duty, he’s a renowned graphic artist. Jeffery Hayes, a primarily self-taught graphic artist, has developed an … more
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