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Cedar Park considers waste diversion initiatives

While Austin rolls out the next phase of their neighborhood composting program, Cedar Park officials and residents are considering adopting zero-waste initiatives and policies. more

What is the Holy Spirit?

Faith Roundtable Column for Hill Country News for Nov. 23, 2017 Rev. Dale L. Chrisman, Rector, Trinity Anglican Church more

They failed to unseat Joe Straus and Byron Cook. Now, can they best the House leaders’ favored successors?

If the gavel-wielding silhouette of retiring Texas House Speaker Joe Straus will be the most conspicuous absence when the Legislature reconvenes in 2019, the empty chair of House State Affairs … more

How the "bathroom bill" helped push a Republican PAC to spend millions on moderates in Texas

In September, the Texas Capitol was finally starting to calm down. A couple of contentious legislative sessions had pitted the Legislature’s Republican centrists against hard-line … more

Cedar Park City Council explores local daycare regulations

In the aftermath of the conviction of Greg Kelley in 2014 for sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy in a daycare, some Cedar Park City Council members say additional local regulations may be needed to keep children safe. more

In reversal, Texas agency says ex-FBI agent who called Islam "barbaric and evil" can't train law enforcement

After receiving complaints from advocacy groups about officers getting education credit for taking a class taught by an anti-Islamic speaker, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement reversed an … more

Cedar Park Police Department is accepting applications for citizens academy

For Cedar Park citizens who have ever been curious about the ins and outs of how police work is done, there’s soon to be a golden opportunity to learn what it’s really like to “walk around” in an officer’s patrol boots. more

When Texas standardized tests have glitches, special education students can be deeply affected

When technical problems in 2016 affected more than 14,000 computerized State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness — or STAAR — tests, Sarah Martinez questioned whether online … more

WilCo Commissioner Cynthia Long seeks re-election

Republican businesswoman Cynthia Long will be seeking re-election in the 2018 GOP Primary election for Precinct 2 on the Williamson County Commissioners Court. more

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus creates work group to combat sexual harassment in the Legislature

Months after reports detailed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment at the state Capitol, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday announced another measure to address the issue … more

Everything you need to know to have a fun-filled Fall in Cedar Park and Leander

There was a noticeable cool streak in the air this week. Fall is finally working its way down to central Texas, and with it comes a bevy of fall festivals and activities for all ages. While you … more

LISD Board of Trustees consider method to end academic calendar earlier

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a study to consider becoming a District of Innovation at its Nov. 16 meeting for flexibility in creating their academic calendar for 2018-19. more

Hurricane recovery efforts continue with much still to do

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, … more

The way of the (Code) Ninja

Most technology in the modern world is run on code. From smartphones to cars to websites to entire factories, very little in our our modern world could operate without code — the language of … more

Abbott, Texas delegation ask Congress for hurricane relief funds

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and members of Lone Star State’s congressional delegation last week signed a letter seeking $18.7 billion in Texas-specific Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery funding in the next federal supplemental appropriations bill. more

Officials break ground on Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter expansion

More than a decade after the Wilco Regional Animal Shelter opened its doors to the lost and abandoned dogs and cats of the county, officials broke ground on a much-needed shelter expansion project Wednesday, Jan. 24. more

Here's what to do in Cedar Park and Leander for the holidays

Whether you’re looking for a festive event to take the family to get some photos with santa or looking to take in some arts flavor, here are several local upcoming events sure to make your holidays bright. 

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No vets left behind: Judy Pierce and Heroes Night Out make the transition home from service a little easier

Judy Pierce and her husband run Heroes Night Out, an organization that hopes to make the transition from military to civilian life a little easier. more

Leander Library celebrates 30 years

With 30 years of serving Leander’s curious minds, the Leander Public Library will be celebrating its anniversary with a holiday open house, Saturday, Dec. 2. more

Book chronicles 40 years of Leander police history

To commemorate the Leander Police Department’s 40th anniversary, Asst. Chief Jeff Hayes has published a history book containing hundreds of police photos and documents from 1978 to today. more
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