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White nationalist rally at Texas A&M University has been canceled

Saying they’re concerned about student safety, Texas A&M University leaders announced Monday that they have canceled a planned white nationalist rally on campus … more

Texas back in federal court over anti-"sanctuary cities" law

Attorneys for the state of Texas are set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, … more

"Disappointed" House accepts Senate's changes to school finance bill

After three hours of private negotiations and almost two hours of public debate Tuesday, the Texas House decided to agree with the Senate's decision to strip funding and reforms from a school finance … more

Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Republican governors meeting in Austin

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Austin next week to address Republican governors' yearly meeting, according to the group.  Pence, the former Indiana governor, will deliver a speech Nov. 15 … more

Lena Elizabeth Brown

Lena Elizabeth Brown was arrested and charged with theft from the Wal-Mart store on Walton Way in Cedar Park. more

Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more … more

With no state-approved textbooks, Texas ethnic studies teachers make do

When 16-year-old Adán Zylberberg was in need of a book about Malcolm X for an ethnic studies project, Elizabeth Close handed him a copy of "Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography," which brought to life … more

Cedar Park Council considers ordinance prohibiting drones over events

The Cedar Park City Council is considering an ordinance prohibiting the flying of unmanned aircraft, frequently called drones, over special events in the city. more

Region’s firefighters participate in fitness training

Firefighters from Cedar Park and Leander were among the men and women from 17 different Williamson County fire departments who participated in a five-day wellness-fitness training program at Georgetown Operations and Training Center last week. more

Independent investigation sought in Kelley Case

After a tearful appeal Thursday by Rosa Kelley, the mother of Greg Kelley, the Cedar Park City Council went into executive session and then returned to announce their intentions to order an … more

Proposed Leander budget will slightly lower property tax rate

The Leander City Council has been presented with a proposed budget that will lower the city's property tax rate, but homeowners in Leander are expected to pay $73 more per year because of rising … more

Williamson County receives budget award

Williamson County has received a budget award from the Government Finance Officers Association. Budget Officer Ashlie Koenig said the award reflects the commitment of the county and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. more

Feds say Texas illegally failed to educate students with disabilities

A U.S. Department of Education investigation concluded Thursday that Texas violated federal law by failing to ensure students with disabilities were properly evaluated and provided with an adequate … more

Leander, Cedar Park prep for National Night Out

Neighborhoods throughout Leander and Cedar Park are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the National Night Out 2017 event. more

Bryson subdivision gas station planned

During last week’s meeting, the Leander City Council discussed a high-end gas station that is planned in front of the Bryson subdivision. The development would include a fuel station, a convenience store and neighborhood retail. The council … more

Governor extends aid for widespread needs caused by Hurricane Harvey

Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 20 extended his state disaster declaration for 60 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. more

Leander PD reveals the top collision sites

Each January, the Leander Police Department publishes the annual “Top 10 Collision Locations” list to let locals know where the department will be focusing their enforcement efforts. It also helps warn residents to use caution when travelling … more

Leander H.S. principal appointed to new role

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer will be taking over as the Executive Director of College and Career Pathways after the end of the school year. “I’ll miss my babies,” Spicer said. “I love them. My kiddos are absolutely amazing … more

Lookahead

Two local teams are preparing for the state tournament as the high school action on the baseball and softball fields prepares for the final push for the playoffs.  Rouse and Vandegrift's girls’ soccer teams both advanced to the state … more

Texell opens in Cedar Park

Texell Credit Union opened its first Cedar Park location and celebrated a grand opening this past weekend. Texell is located at 875 West Whitestone Boulevard, at the corner of Bagdad and Whitestone.Breakfast tacos were served at the grand opening … more
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