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African Children’s Choir to perform

The word-renowned African Children’s Choir is taking the stage in Leander soon. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children through education. Music for Life, the parent … more

Mike Neu

Mike Neu, the City of Leander's new Public Information Officer. more

Leander Police Department presented flag to honor fallen peace officers

 The Leander Police Department has been presented with an combat flag from Iraq as part of its own front to honor fallen police officers on Peace Officers Memorial Day.  The flag was presented to Police Chief Gregory Minton on May 15 by a Leander … more

Suspect in Leander carjacking held in Bastrop

A man suspected in a Sept. 3 shooting and carjacking in Leander has been arrested by Bastrop County law enforcement officers and is being held in the Bastrop County Jail in lieu of $1.1 million in bail. more

Citizens, government agencies continue hurricane recovery work

Help-is-on-the-way announcements from the governor’s office came last week as residents of hard-hit counties of the state labored to pull themselves out the watery mire and windblown nightmare of Hurricane Harvey. more

Helping hooves: Leander horse-led therapy program gives clients unbridled connection

Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”Kelly Jones, owner of South Wind Equestrian Center in Leander, agrees.For a while, her business offered boarding, riding lessons, … more

Drunk driving enforcement to increase during July 4 holiday weekend

Cedar Park police will be increasing patrols on major roadways for DWI enforcement this week. The Cedar Park Police Department is continuing its successful Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) this week through July 4th in an effort to … more

St. David's Leander

St. David’s HealthCare breaks ground on 52 acres of land in Leander for a new healthcare facility, to be constructed in phases. (left to right) Deborah Ryle, CEO, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center; Bridget Brandt, president, Leander Chamber … more

Elementary No. 26 gets name, principal selected

Leander ISD’s Elementary No. 26 now has a proper name. The Leander ISD board of trustees recently voted to name the school after Monta Akin, who retired in December 2015 after serving the district for more than 40 years.The new school will be … more

City Hall sneak peek: Leander Municipal Building could be renovated this time next year

By next Christmas, Leander residents might have a newly renovated city hall.During last week’s Leander City Council meeting, residents were able to check out new designs for both Pat Bryson Municipal Hall and its attached fire station. The … more

Cedar Park Council approves plan for development of key Brushy Creek intersection

The Cedar Park City Council Thursday unanimously approved a plan for the development of 42 acres at the northwest corner of Parmer Lane and and Brushy Creek Road, ending a decade long struggle to find an agreed upon use for the triangle-shaped prime … more

Devine Lake Family Day and Kite Festival coming up

 Leander Parks and Recreation hosts the Annual Park Kite Festival each spring. This free family-friendly event will take place on March 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Devine Lake Park located at 1807 Waterfall Dr. in Leander. There will be awards for … more

WilCo offers New Year’s Eve fireworks advice

Family celebrations and the holidays go together, and sometimes that includes fireworks.  Many people will buy and use consumer fireworks to celebrate holidays and ring in the New Year.  If you choose to use consumer fireworks, please do so … more

Juvenile Detention Center to expand

Williamson County Commissioners voted to set aside funds to expand the county’s Juvenile Detention Center last week.This measure was taken in anticipation of Texas Legislature raising the age in which criminal offenders are considered adults. … more

Memorial Day

The leaders of Leander's VFW Post 10427 gathered at Reunion Ranch for the Military Appreciation Day activities. From left are: Terry Craig, Post Commander Dave Walden, Auxiliary President Phyllis Craig, Steve Hixon and Gilbert Vickers. more

Central Texas Food Bank receives $40,000 grant

The Central Texas Food Bank received a $40,000 grant from the Randalls Foundation and Hunger Is to help feed hungry children. This grant was made possible by Randalls customers and employees who contributed generously during a month-long in-store … 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

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
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