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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

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

Texans in favor of all 7 constitutional amendments

All seven constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot were approved by Texas voters, according to results released Tuesday evening by the Texas Secretary of State’s office.  With … more

Texas Legislature ends special session without passing property tax measure

The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott's top priority. Hours earlier, the House abruptly … more

TEA updates rating system: New system has implications for Leander ISD

On Jan. 6, the Texas Education Agency will release a preliminary set of accountability ratings for school districts and campuses across the state based on the agency’s new A-F rating system. The public school accountability system change comes as … more
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