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The city of Cedar Park’s regional notification system known as CPAlertMe — a member of the WarnCentralTexas Network — has changed its title to simply, Warn Central Texas. Warn Central … more
For many residents at Poet’s Walk in Cedar Park, the facility is a community and a home. Built in 2017, Poet’s Walk incorporates various tailored therapies into its programs for its 36 residents … more
Federal officials said Texas should be doing even more to improve special education — and they're planning a visit early next year to check.In an October letter, officials from the U.S. Department … more
A federal judge has ruled Texas will continue to need oversight of how it cares for vulnerable children, even after sweeping legislative changes last year. In a 116-page opinion, U.S. District … more
Leander public library receives grantStaff ReportsThe Leander Public Library will begin a new program aimed at creating a national discussion about reading, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the American … more
After some negotiation, both cities of Cedar Park and Leander have accepted an alternate rate increase from Atmos Energy that reduces the burden of proposed new rates but increases consumption … more
A battle is brewing between the Texas Education Agency and school districts over who should shoulder the costs of federally mandated ACT and SAT exams for certain high school students.At the center … more
In cities across Texas, thousands marched on Saturday in support of women’s rights and to protest President Donald Trump one year after his inauguration.  Dallas and Austin saw … more
Leander’s popular annual outdoor festival, the Old Town Street Festival, opens in downtown Leander on Friday, May 18. Local and national artisans will bring handmade crafts and country music stars … more
Nine of the 13 candidates in the race for Board of Education appeared at a public forum last week to discuss challenges facing the school system.The forum, held at Concordia University, covered … more
Two dozen area schools and more than 100,000 area residents began the week under a boil-water notice and in the wake of heavy rainfall and flooding.Though rainfall had slacked to a series of sporadic … more
The Texas Commission on Public School Finance will meet for the first time Tuesday morning as it starts to develop legislative recommendations for overhauling a rundown system for funding public … more
Two Democrats will face off in next Tuesday’s primary runoff election seeking the nomination to challenge longtime incumbent Republican John Carter of District 31. Carter’s district encompasses … more
Cedar Park homeowners will receive some relief from rising property taxes in the form of a homestead exemption on their appraised home value for the city portion of their next property tax … more
Texas home sales and home prices increased in the third quarter of 2018, while the Texas housing market continued to show signs of ‘normalization.'According to the Austin Board of Realtors, the … more
The State Board of Education has voted to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and several other historical figures in the Texas social studies curriculum. The Texas Essential Knowledge and … more
Several recent national studies have found that dozens of public utilities in Texas supply tens of thousands of people with drinking water that contains illegal levels of … more
The top-rated movie theater in country will open a new location in Cedar Park as a part of the city’s first mixed-use development. The Cedar Park City Council last week unanimously approved an … more
Rouse High School students were whisked off on a whirlwind adventure over this past summer. The students (ages 15-17) traveled abroad on an educational tour during the summer. Students were chosen … more
When former state senator Kevin Eltife was appointed last year to the University of Texas System Board of Regents, he arrived with an attitude shared by many of his old colleagues: … more
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