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St. David’s breaks ground on new Leander hospital

St. David’s HealthCare announced last week that it is building a freestanding emergency medical center at San Gabriel Parkway and Highway 183 in Leander. The groundbreaking last Thursday on the 52-acre parcel of land was the start of construction … more

A.C. Bible leaves behind Leander legacy

Arthur Calvin Bible, the namesake of Bible Stadium at Leander High School, passed away last week at the age of 99, leaving behind a legacy of influence and community stewardship in Leander. more

Abbott welcomes Justice Department’s announcement about sanctuary cities

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on March 27 praised an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Department of Justice will withhold and take back federal funds from cities that do not comply with federal immigration laws and … more

Proposed stormwater drainage solution needed, Cedar Park residents say

When Tropical Storm Hermine pummeled Cedar Park with 12 hours of nonstop rain  in 2010, Susan Light and Roger Young found their home trapped in a funnel collecting stormwater runoff from … more

What it means for Texas colleges if Trump targets affirmative action

For about a year starting in June 2016, the practice of affirmative action in Texas university admissions seemed secure. The University of Texas at Austin won a U.S. Supreme Court case on the … more

Gov. Abbott slams House, doesn't rule out second special session

Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House — particularly Speaker Joe Straus — for the shortcomings of the special session and left the door open to calling another one. "I’m … more

Cedar Park could get its first vertical mixed-use building soon

Public hearings on a proposed vertical mixed-use building that would house 263 residential apartments as well as office/retail space in Cedar Park drew no public comments at the council’s regular meeting on April 13.However, council members … more

Software company leaving Austin for Cedar Park

The Cedar Park Town Center is about to become a lot more techy as a multichannel cloud call center software business moves into the area. During the council’s last meeting, members approved the purchase of 3.464 acres of land in the Town … more

Leander Fire Dept. receives second highest insurance classification, may lower homeowner insurance premiums

The Leander Fire Department received the second highest rating for public protection classification last week from the Insurance Service Office. more

Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen opening in Cedar Park next month

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen is opening at a new location in Cedar Park in early July. The new restaurant and bar, known for its appetizing menus, will open at 1310 Whitestone Blvd. near the corner … more

Major Texas overhaul aims to improve the odds for students who begin college unprepared

As Texas tries to educate a growing number of college students who come from struggling schools or speak English as a second language, a grim stat highlights the challenge it faces: 60 percent of all … more

With retired teachers' health care at stake, legislators clash on fixes

When David Hatcher got a blood test at his oncologist's office two summers ago, the doctor spelled out his results decisively: “The bad news is you’ve got leukemia. The good news: It’s the kind … 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

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

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

With 2018 election looming, Texas back in court over political maps

SAN ANTONIO — Eight months ahead of the 2018 primaries, Texas and its legal foes on Monday will kick off a week-long trial that could shake up races across the state. The state and minority … more

Kelley asks Cedar Park Council to give him justice

Greg Kelley appeared before the Cedar Park City Council Thursday night and asked that Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix and Sgt. Chris Dailey be fired. more

Judge blocks Texas secretary of state from giving voter information to Trump commission

A Texas district judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos from handing voter information to President Donald Trump's voter fraud investigation … more

Decorated military hero Mary Jennings Hegar announces candidacy for Congress

Mary Jennings Hegar, who grew up in Cedar Park and graduated from Leander High School, was scheduled to announce her candidacy Thursday, July 6 for the 31st District Congressional seat of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter. more

Advisory committee recommends school bond vote for Leander ISD

The Leander Independent School District has until Aug. 21 to make a decision about whether or not to seek a bond issue for the funding needed for new area schools. At its regular meeting last Thursday, the school board's bond advisory committee … more
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