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You won’t find the word “bonus” in the financial statements of the state of Texas. But an increasing percentage of the Republican-run state’s 149,000 full-time employees have … more
The man who allegedly abducted two Round Rock girls, and remains a person of interest in their mother’s death, was charged with kidnapping Thursday afternoon. more
When Cedar Park voters go to the polls for city elections this spring, they likely will be asked to vote on more than 20 amendments to the city charter in addition to marking ballots for city council … more
When Linda Costa was looking for a site for a new bakery, a new grant program helped seal the deal on a location in Old Town Leander. more
Bill McRaven, the nationally famous and lately embattled chancellor of the University of Texas System, is stepping down in May. more
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority rang in 2018 with increasing toll charges at several TxTAG gates on US 183A, effectively adding 6 cents in charges for full passage. more
The Trump administration is guaranteeing Texas $135 million to continue helping more than 450,000 uninsured children and pregnant women ... more
When Melinda Sandlin walked out of Discount Furniture in Austin in late 2014, she was sure the store had put her on a payment plan to buy a new bedroom suite worth $2,750. more
For two years, Cedar Park resident Marita Rush spent her free time making intricately colorful crochet blankets, eventually making more than 100. On Dec. 21, she rolled in to a Leander animal shelter with a trunkful and donated the whole lot. more
Karen Faulkner has been working as a registrar for Leander ISD for more than 20 years. After noticing that students were often hungry in the classroom, she decided to do something about it. more

A fast-growing for-profit education company is set to bring more than 100 new jobs to Cedar Park with the relocation of its headquarters beginning in 2019.

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate relationships by Texas Juvenile Justice Department personnel.On Dec. 13 Abbott … more
Registered nurses may be able to pursue bachelor's of science in nursing degrees at Austin Community Colleges following approval of its first bachelor's program in fall 2018. more
A plan that could have made building custom homes in Leander easier was halted last week when the city council balked at paying a consultant $78,000 to create a pattern book. more
The ranks of three local police departments will grow in 2018 to include a robot that can allow police officers to stay out of the line of fire when diffusing crime scenes. more
Greg Kelley’s four-year battle against the Cedar Park Police Department and the Williamson County Courts is one step closer to a possible conclusion. more
While Leander officers have been wearing L3 Mobile Vision brand body cameras since 2014, the current system’s software and hardware can be unreliable. more

As a rare downpour of fluffy white snow fell throughout Texas, Ryan was one of several Leander ISD employees who drove the 200-square miles of the district roadways to personally survey weather conditions before making a final decision about any cancellation or delay for Friday Dec. 8.

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The Williamson County tax assessor is urging residents to protect themselves when purchasing a used vehicle this holiday season, especially from online sources such as Craigslist.  more

Area students could get out of school a week earlier starting with the 2018-19 school year if Leander ISD follows through on pursuing an exemption that allows the school year to start and end a week earlier than the current calendar. 

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