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Cedar Park community comes together for needy

 For more than two decades, the Cedar Park Police Department has led the way on a Blue Santa program that grows every year. Last year, Cedar Park’s Blue Santa served more than 250 families, including the efforts of much of the city staff, … more

New election legislation opposed by commissioners

Williamson County commissioners voted to formally oppose legislation that would alter the threshold for a rollback election for counties, municipalities and school districts.The commissioners declared their opposition to Senate Bill 2 and its … more

McAlister's Deli is giving away free iced tea today

In honor of National Iced Tea month, McAlister's Deli will say thank you to its guests by treating each of them to a 32-ounce glass of McAlister's iced tea, today, Thursday June 29.  From open to close today, McAlister's Deli will give away its … more

Leander ponies up: New Old Town pub receives $75K grant

A new business in Leander’s Old Town district will receive a $75,000 grant from the City of Leander to open a brewpub in coming months. The city council approved the matching equity grant earlier this month as part of the city’s Old Town … more

Trump, Republicans lead way in Williamson County early voting

When Williamson County published early voting results Tuesday evening, most Republicans were staked to a solid lead. In the big race for president, county voters picked Trump over Clinton 51.3 to 41.9 percent, an advantage of 15,000 votes for … more

The biggest and best Fourth of July celebrations in the Austin area

It’s that wonderful, hot-as-heck time once again in our fair and free country. It’s time to fire up that grill, crack open some cold ones, inflate those pool toys and stock up on the mother of all personal fireworks displays like there’s no … more

Salata to open its first Cedar Park restaurant: Restaurant offers healthy options

Salata – the Next Generation Salad Bar – opened its first Cedar Park restaurant March 23. It is the third Salata in the Austin area and among nearly 60 nationwide.“We are very excited to welcome residents and workers in Cedar Park to our … more

Advisory committee recommends school bond vote for Leander ISD

The Leander Independent School District has until Aug. 21 to make a decision about whether or not to seek a bond issue for the funding needed for new area schools. At its regular meeting last … more

Camp Bow Wow seeking permit to open in Cedar Park

The Cedar Park City Council is considering a request for a special use zoning permit by a nationally known, high tech, pet friendly dog boarding operation. Camp Bow Wow has asked the Cedar Park … more

Eighty-nine cats, one dog, seized from Florence animal shelter: WilCo Regional Animal Shelter takes in animals

Ninety animals have found themselves relocated to Georgetown after an animal cruelty complaint from the Texas Department of State Health Services triggered the investigation of their original home at the R.U.G Activity Center Animal Shelter in … more

One last journey for restored historic trunks

Almost exactly 165 years after Col. Charles C. Mason set off on the journey from North Carolina to the settlement of Bagdad, Texas, two historical artifacts that made the trip with him have been donated to the City of Leander. Trunks carrying the … more

Abbott signs bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion

Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed a bill that will require Texas women to pay an extra health insurance premium for non-emergency abortions, one of three abortion-related items the governor placed on … more

Potbelly Sandwich Shop opens in Cedar Park

On Tuesday, Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened a new location in Cedar Park in The Parke shopping center. Well known for fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, salads and live, local music, Potbelly has earned a national reputation as one of the best places … more

Bill regulating do-not-resuscitate orders heads to governor's desk

The Texas Senate on Tuesday evening voted to adopt a House-amended version of Senate Bill 11, which requires doctors to obtain explicit legal permission from patients before issuing … more

Get An Edge on College Prep Tests

(NewsUSA) - The college application process and the college prep testing that goes along with it can be overwhelming for students and families. Tests such as the SAT and ACT are an important element of the application process, and therefore a source … more

WilCo ranked fourth-healthiest Texas county

The 2017 County Health Rankings revealed that Williamson County sits at No. 4 in the healthiest Texas Counties, following  Collin County, Hartley County and Denton County at No. 1. Travis County fell closely behind taking fifth place.The County … more

Car Show raises $12K for band

Despite the cool temperatures and constant rain, Rouse RockNRides Car Show still managed to draw hundred of spectators on Saturday. The annual show benefits the Rouse Raider High School Band Boosters and anyone with a car is encouraged to bring … more

Cedar woes also affect pets

In the past few weeks you’ve probably had the sniffles, or have been hearing someone sneezing. Cedar allergies have been very intense this winter. On Dec. 29, Austin broke a record for the highest cedar count in almost three decades with levels at … more

LISD seeks public input on its needs

Leander Independent School District is seeking participants for an online feedback forum to collect comments and questions for bond advisory committees to help address district growth.The rapidly growing district is expected to grow by another 6,000 … more

House Republicans to caucus on speaker rules

Texas House Republicans will meet early Wednesday to discuss procedures for electing a speaker, a move that opponents of current Speaker Joe Straus have heralded as a victory. At issue: whether to … more
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