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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the scene that played out among the Greater Arlington Missionary Baptist Church’s wooden pews was, in some ways, reminiscent of the civil rights movement … more
While Texas' infant mortality rate is lower than the national average, a new study shows wide variations in rates across different areas of the state and among different racial groups. The … more
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an official, nonbinding opinion Wednesday saying school districts cannot drive students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational … more
After candidate filing began last week for Cedar Park and Leander's May 5 city elections, vacancies in the cities' mayor positions quickly drew interest. Corbin Van Arsdale filed for mayor … 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
The Leander Fire Department will add a fifth firehouse in 2019 to keep pace with population growth on the west side of the city.  more
Cedar Park Police determined street racing caused a fatal crash near the intersection of West Whitestone Boulevard and Walton Way last week, killing two young children. more
It’s opening night for three Leander ISD high schools, with each drama program ready to put on their own musical production. more
Round Rock Premium Outlets is under new management.  more
After a federal report blasted Texas for failing kids with disabilities, educators and public education advocates are pointing the finger directly at state legislators who, they argue, first … more

After winning the UIL Spirit State Championship last weekend, the Cedar Park High School cheer squad’s 30 cheerleaders can now say they’re bonafide UIL state champs in their own right.

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Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to "rein in skyrocketing property taxes" in Texas ... more
All schools, facilities, offices and after-school programs and athletic events in Leander ISD will be canceled Tuesday, Jan. 16, district officials said.  more
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