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Glenn H.S. theatre UIL performance advances: Underclassmen cast competes against juniors and seniors

Glenn High School’s theatre department isn’t letting their lack of upperclassmen get in the way of their strive for stardom. Under the direction of Neal Gage, the cast of the school’s One-Act Play, “Proof,” has been advancing through the … more

House OKs reversing cuts to disabled children's therapy services

The Texas House gave tentative approval Thursday to a measure that would partially reverse a controversial cut to disabled children’s therapy services that was ordered by the 2015 … more

Almost 400,000 Texans' insurance at risk after Congress fails to renew CHIP

Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy after Congress failed to renew authorization for a federal program. Congressional authorization for the … more

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center opens dedicated orthopedic center, now accepting patients

The Cedar Park Regional Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its Joint and Spine Center on the fourth floor of the hospital Aug. 1. more

Flat-fee primary care helps fill niche for Texas’ uninsured

Darrell Kenyon had been punting for years on various medical issues — fatigue, headaches, mood swings. The 43-year-old uninsured carpenter was particularly worried about his blood … more

Two more trains added to MetroRail fleet: Cedar Park, Leander residents expected to reap benefits

Those utilizing Capital Metro trains could see their wait times cut in half when two new trains come online. According to Capital Metro representatives, two new train cars entered Austin last Thursday. The cars had a long journey, coming from … more

HCN gets new owners, Coleman named publisher

The Hill Country News, Cedar Park and Leander’s community newspaper for nearly 50 years, is now managed by Fenice Community Media Group.Second-generation newspaper executive Brandi Chionsini, formerly CEO of Taylor, Texas based Granite … more

Georgetown Confederate soldier statue stands amid controversy

While Confederate statues are being removed and taken down throughout the United States, a petition calling for a plaque with historical context to be added to a Confederate soldier monument is being circulated in Williamson County. more

Leander Prom Queens

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer (left) places a crown on Abby Cano. Keilany Solano (right) and Cano were ultimately both named LHS prom queens. more

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames city governments for "all our problems in America"

City governments, particularly those led by Democrats, are to blame for problems nationwide, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said during a nationally televised interview Friday.  "People are happy … more

Feds draw thousands of comments on Texas' request to renew women's health funding

Thousands of advocates have flooded the federal government with comments this week, weighing in on whether it should reverse an Obama-era decision to strip Texas of millions in federal funding for a … more

Cedar Park, WilCo officials break ground on Fire Station No. 5

Cedar Park and Williamson County officials broke ground, shovel-in-hand on Fire Station No. 5 at a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 2, at 1501 Cottonwood Creek Trail. 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

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

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

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

Federal judge tosses new Texas voter ID law; state plans to appeal

A federal judge has tossed out a new law softening Texas’ strict voter identification requirements. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Wednesday ruled that Senate Bill 5, signed by Gov. … more
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