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12th Annual Bluegrass Festival scheduled for Leander

Six top bluegrass bands and a bevy of arts, crafts and food vendors will be featured at the City of Leander’s 12th annual Bluegrass Festival the weekend of Sept. 22. more

CP Councilmen

The Cedar Park City Council and a group of citizens said goodbye last week to two departing councilmen last Thursday in an emotion-filled evening. Councilmen Lyle Grimes, left, and Jon Lux and Lyle Grimes were honored during last week’s council … more

Longtime hearing aid business to move to Medical Parkway

After a decade in Cedar Park’s Rail Yard Shopping Center, Cook Hearing and Balance is relocating to Medical Parkway next month.The business has served more than 5,000 patients since its opening. They offer hearing aids, hearing tests, balance … more

Director of the Year: Vista Ridge dance team director earns prestigious title

The Vista Ridge High School Star Steppers weren’t surprised they had a Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) Director of the Year leading their team. However, the honoree was not expecting the news.Araceli Lopez, the director in question, has … more

Recreation supervisor joins Leander's Parks and Rec

The City of Leander has a new recreation supervisor who will be dedicated to managing and creating community events. Heather Taylor, who has helped develop programs for young people at 10 military … more

Nameless Road

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. more

Christine Eady Mann suspends campaign

Dr. Christine Eady Mann, the first Democratic candidate to officially announce their bid for the 31at District Congressional seat in the 2018 elections, said Sunday she is suspending her campaign indefinitely."I am deeply saddened to announce the … more

Departing Cedar Park councilmen honored

The Cedar Park City Council and a group of citizens said goodbye last week to two departing councilmen who were defeated in the May 6 election. In an emotion-filled evening, Councilmen Jon Lux and Lyle Grimes were honored at the council’s regular … more

Blanket drive a big success

Happy Tails Pet Resort announced that their Winter Blanket Drive benefiting Texas Humane Heroes was successful.Thanks to the generosity from the community and clients, they were able to donate 98 blankets to the nonprofit pet adoption agency this … more

Cedar Park Chamber could relocate to Town Center

The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce may construct headquarters in Town Center. The organization is looking to lease 1.396 acres from the city of Cedar Park so they can secure a headquarters there.The future building would sit south of the Cedar Park … more

Feeding families: Karen Faulkner of Student Charities provides consistency in the lives of hungry students

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

Leander Police Flag

Aaron George, left, a Leander police officer who lost his brother in Afghanistan, presented Leander Chief Gregory Minton a flag from Iraq on Peace Officers Memorial Day, a national day to honor fallen law enforcement officers from all across the … more

Leander Council briefed on plans for creation of Trail of Trains

Bridget Brandt, the president of the Leander Chamber of Commerce, briefed members of the Leander Council Thursday on plans for the creation of a Trail of Trains in the city to celebrate Leander's founding as a railroad town. Work is underway by … more

Williamson County reopens Greg Kelley sexual assault investigation

Former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley has always proclaimed his innocence in the case that put him behind bars for 25 years with no possibility of parole. Kelley, now 22 and serving his sentence at a Huntsville prison, was convicted … more

Leander City Council approves budget

The Leander City Council voted 6-0 Thursday to ratify a proposed property tax rate reflected in its 2017-18 city budget and then voted 6-0 to approve the proposed $128 million annual budget. more

BYOB no longer allowed at Liberty Fest under new rule

Leander's annual Liberty Fest is expecting more than 12,000 people at its Independence Day celebration featuring fireworks, food and music. City officials want to make sure participants enjoy themselves while observing new rules and safety … more

Texas to receive $135M to keep Children's Health Insurance Program alive through February

The Trump administration is guaranteeing Texas $135 million to continue helping more than 450,000 uninsured children and pregnant women ... more

UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven will resign in May

Bill McRaven, the nationally famous and lately embattled chancellor of the University of Texas System, is stepping down in May. more

Program promotes interfaith understanding: The Red Bench encourages discussion among faith communities

Have you ever wanted to ask someone a question about his or her religion or beliefs, but didn’t for fear of coming off as rude? The Red Bench is a fix for this common dilemma. The Red Bench is an ongoing dialogue program designed to address … more

Across Texas government, bonuses to state employees have grown

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
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