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Leander Citywide Cleanup next month

Spring-cleaning anyone?Leander is hosting the 12th annual citywide cleanup April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s public works facility located on 607 Municipal Drive. It’s important for residents to have advance notice on this so they can … more

Mike Clark hoping second race is the key to winning seat in Congress

Mike Clark, a popular Democrat activist who was the Democratic nominee against longtime Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter in 2016 but lost handily, is hoping a second race will be the key to his goal of serving in Congress.Clark … more

Cedar Park 1997 Tornado

This home in the Buttercup Creek subdivision was one of 11 homes declared a total loss. Several dozen more sustained severe damage during the storm. more

Decorated military hero Mary Jennings Hegar announces candidacy for Congress

Mary Jennings Hegar, who grew up in Cedar Park and graduated from Leander High School, announced her candidacy Thursday, July 6 for the 31st District Congressional seat of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter.Hegar, a resident of Round … more

LISD approves 2017-18 calendar: February conference moved to August

The Leander ISD board of trustees approved a 2017-18 calendar at their board meeting last week. Various calendars were presented to the board at the Jan. 19 meeting. School board members received a presentation containing results from a survey … more

Acclaimed Children's Lighthouse Learning Center to open new Cedar Park location

A new location of the nationally acclaimed Children's Lighthouse Learning Center will open in Cedar Park next year. The learning center, which is hailed for its values-based early learning programs, will open at 2501 Brushy Creek Rd. It will be … more

Voters unseat two CP council members, return Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Thomas

Voters in Cedar Park elected a pair of newcomers to the city council on Saturday, unseating Place 3 incumbent Lyle Grimes and Place 5 incumbent Jon Lux. Anne Duffy won the Place 3 seat with 57.67 percent of the vote (2004 votes) over incumbent … more

Rising Tide: High Lake Travis level leads to local business boom

In July 2013, Lake Travis, the reservoir lake that provides drinking water for the Austin metro area, was a low 625 feet deep in the dead heat of a lingering drought.In the Great Basin region near Mansfield Dam, The exposed Sometimes Islands … more

Funds approved for roadway improvement

At last week’s meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted in favor of awarding a construction contract for intersection improvements along Brushy Creek Road, Lakeline Boulevard and Discovery Boulevard.Dubbed the 2016 Roadway Intersection … more

Nameless Road gets a new name

Nameless Road is no more — at least in Leander. The Leander City Council voted 5 to 1 last Thursday to change the name of Nameless Road to Hero Way West all of the way to the western city limits. The vote for the name change of the historic road … more

Dangerous fugitive returned to South Carolina after Cedar Park arrest

A dangerous fugitive who fled a South Carolina prison in a daring escape worthy of a Hollywood script was arrested at a motel in Cedar Park last week by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said Jimmy … more

Tiny homes on Leander’s horizon?

Big things come in small packages. The city of Leander kept that in mind when they approved changes to the city’s building code to allow for the construction of tiny houses within particular boundaries.  Leander is defining a tiny home as a … more

ACC aims to launch bachelor’s of science in nursing degree program

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

Animals transported to Leander after fire

Forty-one dogs were rescued from a fire in Killeen that left them homeless.After arriving to the scene of the incident and seeing the number of animals living at the residence and in need of rescue, Killeen Animal Services contacted Texas Humane … more

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 11-13

The weekend of Aug. 11-13, some Texas shoppers can save money on certain items during the state's annual sales tax holiday.  The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving shoppers … more

Leander firefighters recognized for helping save heart attack victims

The Leander Fire Department was honored at a Leander City Council meeting in early June as a recipient of an award from the American Heart Association for saving the lives of heart attack patients. The firemen received the Mission Lifetime EMS Gold … more

Marina adds 71 new boat slips

The NorthShore Marina on Lake Travis celebrated their addition of 71 boat slips with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday, June 24.About 50 people were in attendance, including the Mayor of Jonestown Charles T. Powell and members of the Lago Vista … more

Dangerously Cute: Vandegrift to host women’s self defense seminar

Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. One out of every five college women are sexually assaulted.  Eighty … more

WilCo approves funds for prep work on animal shelter

Early next year, construction should be starting at Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. The shelter plans a 20,000-square-foot expansion of nearly $10 million. Last week, commissioners voted in favor of  spending up to $20,000 with Balcones … more

One dead, three injured in stabbing attack on UT Austin campus

UPDATE: UT Police Chief David Carter has identified the suspect in Monday's knife attack as 20-year-old UT student Kendrex J. White, from Killeen. Four male students were attacked before police arrived. Responding to a call for assistance, … more
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