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PEC Board of Directors elects officers

At its regular meeting on Aug. 20 at the Marble Falls District Office, the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors elected officers for a one-year term. Paul Graf, District 6 Director, was … more

Austin Energy hosting community event on reducing utility bills

A fourth community outreach meeting to help customers manage and lower their utility bills this summer is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Riverbend Church (Building Quad 4), 4214 N. … more

The Dancing Angel: Tribute paid to beloved CPHS dance teacher

It wasn’t hard to see that Stacy Kaye Danielson, longtime director of the Cedar Park High School dance teams, was loved by her community. She embodied the spirit of selflessness, kindness and … more

After Harvey, questions remain about whether registry helped people with disabilities

One woman, in a wheelchair, sat in water to her waist when emergency responders arrived. They could not accommodate her chair and told her they’d come back. They never did. … more

Beto O'Rourke schedules campaign stop in Cedar Park

Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, is on a march to visit every county in Texas as a part of his race against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. Next week, O'Rourke will visit … more

Leander aims to drop tax rate in face of rising home values

If the Leander City Council adopts the proposed fiscal year 2019 budget as presented, homeowners in the city could see minimal change in their city tax bill despite rising property values. At … more

Tumble Tech gymnastics athletes reach for the sky

Tumble Tech opened in 2015 in Cedar Park with the mission of providing area athletes an aerial sports sanctuary and a positive environment for kids. Recently, two of its young students, gymnasts Leah … more

Win or lose, Beto O’Rourke’s campaign against Ted Cruz could shape Texas politics for years

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke's campaign for U.S. Senate has caught so much fire throughout the state that the new favorite betting game in Texas politics is “How close can he get to Ted Cruz in November?” more

Making a statement: Local high school student creates wearable art

Gracyn McGathy, an incoming Cedar Park High School junior, is combining fashion and paint to bring a unique aesthetic into the fashion world. As the head of her own clothing line, Gallaway Girl … more

Leander ISD earns overall “B” in TEA accountability ratings

Leander ISD was among five area school districts to receive an overall ‘B’ grade in the first-ever Texas State Accountability Ratings released on Wednesday by the Texas Education Agency. The … more

To the final frontier: LISD student graduates from Space Camp

Move over, Neil Armstrong. Another budding astronaut has entered the space race and, even at just 11 years old, he is itching to explore what lies beyond our solar system.Mason Azios, an incoming … more

Texas school districts receive first official A-F grades amid protests from educators

Texas gave its school districts their first official grades Wednesday, fueling the fire of a years-long political debate over whether an A-F rating system will help parents determine the best … more

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urges Teacher Retirement System not to raise health care premiums

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is urging the Teacher Retirement System not to raise health care premiums for retired teachers, arguing that state lawmakers should take on the burden of increased … more

LISD Educator continues Camacho legacy with A+ Foundation grant

For Camacho Elementary Instructional Coach Kristen Phipps, family and community are integral to a well-balanced, immersive education. That’s why after she was awarded nearly $1,000 from the the A+ … more

Cedar Park approves city hall, public works renovations

Continued growth in Cedar Park means the city needs to continue expanding workspace for city employees. A $2.27 million contract approved by the Cedar Park City Council will create additional … more

PEC accepting Community Grants applications

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for its Community Grants program. Eligible nonprofit organizations may apply through 5 p.m. on Oct. 1.PEC’s Community Grants program … more

New teachers will share the halls with new students next week

The start of a new school year creates excitement, anxiety among the new faces on campus. And it’s not just the students who share those emotions. Many of those new faces are first-time … more

Renovated Pat Bryson Municipal Hall brings city departments together

Extensive renovations to Leander’s Pat Bryson Municipal Hall are nearly complete. The facility now houses five city departments — Municipal Court, Economic Development, Building … more

Large indoor sports complex coming to Cedar Park

A pair of hockey rinks and indoor and outdoor turf fields will help anchor a new sports park to be located at the 120-acre Scottsdale Crossing development site along the 183A Toll … more

Parents encouraged to add vaccinations to back-to-school list

Headline: Parents encouraged to add vaccinations to back-to-school listSubhead: Local districts have higher than average vaccination exemption ratesIt’s almost time for kids to head back to school, … more
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