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LISD selects new AD

Jody Hormann is excited to come home. The former Leander and Vandegrift girls’ basketball coach was named the new athletic director on Friday, retuning to the area after spending two years in the same position with Prosper ISD.“LISD is a great … more

City to offer $433,200 in incentives to oncology billing headquarters

During their last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted in favor of providing $433,200 in incentive payments to bring the headquarters of a cancer billing and consulting company to town.“It’s a headquarters operation, which is one of our … more

Senate backs bill that would roll back cellphone safety laws in dozens of Texas cities

The Texas Senate on Wednesday gave tentative approval to a measure that pre-empts local ordinances on drivers’ mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back safety laws in the 45 Texas cities where … more

Leander Council approves Deerbrooke Public Improvement District

The Leander City Council Thursday unanimously approved a proposal for the establishment of the Deerbrooke Public Improvement District to help pay for roads, parks and other public amenities in the city's new 300-acre master planned community.The … more

Ham, Lady Raiders clinch playoff spot

Rouse senior Chelsea Ham has five home runs and a .426 batting average for the co-first place Lady Raiders. But none of the home runs are bigger than her last one.With Rouse and Georgetown tied 3-3 in the ninth inning last Friday, she crushed a 2-1 … more

Relief a reality: Little Elm Trail extension to relieve Cypress Creek Road is complete

Cedar Park and Williamson County officials joined together to dedicate the Little Elm Trail Extension Project last week. The project is part of an interlocal agreement with the county, providing drivers with an additional east-west route. The … more

Leander wrecks claims two lives: UPDATE

 Twenty-three-year old Angeline Caresse Hoyle of Cedar Park, and twenty-four-year-old Patrick Thompson Webb, Jr. of Houston, were found dead inside a Kia passenger car that had hit a tree in the 2900 block of Hero Way on Feb. 25. The fatal wreck … more

Reading in a Winter Wonderland

The Leander Public Library is putting on its Winter Wonderland Celebration this weekend.Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 10, the celebration features crafts, Christmas treats and even a visit from Santa himself. The Family Winter Reading … more

Gunner the Dog

Jennifer Gurgevich’s dog Gunner was injured in what appeared to be an intentional hit-and-run auto accident last Thursday. more

Holiday Inn Express may come to Leander

Leander does not have a hotel at this time and is mising out on revenue, particularly the Hotel Occupancy Tax. Visitors now must find lodging in nearby towns. However, Leander’s first hotel could break ground this summer behind the H-E-B Plus … more

Governor opens nominations for 2017 Star of Texas Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or … more

LISD seniors collaborate with local businesses

Each year, Leander ISD has their annual COOL Week (Career Opportunities On Location) for high school seniors throughout the district, which allows students to spend the week working as interns at various locations. These internships give students … more

Student conquers competitive art program

In downtown Austin, the renowned Contemporary Austin offers a program called Young Artists for high school students interested in the arts. Cynthia Acevedo, a teacher in Rouse High School’s art department, knew just the student to apply. Avery … more

State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Oct. 11 announced the establishment of the Hurricane Harvey Task Force on School Mental Health Supports to deliver needed attention to schools and higher education institutions impacted by the storm.

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Cedar Park flag unveiled

Cedar Park raised its flag for the first time during the city’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Santa’s Workshop at Heritage Oak Park on Friday. Fireworks shot out as the flag was unfurled from a 100-foot fire engine ladder in front of nearly … more

Wilco Sheriff's Office to host Junior Deputy Academy

Thirty children in Williamson County will soon become the region’s youngest “crime fighters” in the police department’s first Junior Deputy Academy summer program in mid July.The new program comes as an effort to increase relations between … more

College transfer portal aids degree-seekers

The Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation (ICUTF) is partnering with the Texas Association of Community Colleges and College Consortium on a new initiative accelerating completion … more

Dyslexia Decoded: Cedar Park native demonstrates life with dyslexia in simulation

Cami Cox, a dyslexic student at Baylor University, says Dr. Seuss books are still a challenge.  But undaunted, she will return this August as a sophomore and put in extra time to decipher college-level textbooks in her studies to become an … more

Williamson County adopts $191 million budget

The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $191 million budget for fiscal year 2017-18 and reduced the overall county tax rate by one cent per $100 valuation as compared to last year. more

Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen opens 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 of 183A and FM 1431. It will be the Austin … more
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