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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

Abbott announces sweeping plan to combat sexual misconduct, human trafficking

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday announced a sweeping proposal aimed at better protecting people from human trafficking as well as tackling sexual misconduct allegations at the Texas Capitol and … 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

"Bathroom bill" fizzles as Republican primary issue

The "bathroom bill," once touted as a surefire issue for the 2018 Republican primaries, is barely registering in them with less than a month until Election Day. Last year, state lawmakers waded … 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

Here's how Texans can get involved in their party conventions

Texas primary season is quickly approaching, which means some Texans are wondering how they can engage with state politics beyond just casting votes. by Regina Mack and Sierra Juarez, The Texas Tribune Feb. 7, 2018 Today’s Texplainer … 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

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

WilCo YMCA Teen Court seeking participants

Organizers for the 22nd Williamson County YMCA Teen Court program are seeking students to participate in mock trials on real life cases Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twin Lake YMCA … more

Cedar Park voters head to the polls Saturday as two council seats are contested

Cedar Park voters will head to the polls on Saturday to choose who will prevail to become part of the city’s leadership team for the next year. It is the only local race as this is an “off” year for elections in both the city of Leander and … more

Williamson County man charged with cruelty to livestock

A Williamson County man has been charged with three counts of cruelty to livestock after a tip led Williamson County officers to rescue more than a dozen starving horses.Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said Jesse Gonzales, Jr., 69, was … more

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

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

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
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