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PEC offering $100,000 in scholarships

Eligible high school and home-schooled seniors will have a shot at applying for various financial aid scholarships from Pedernales Electric Cooperative this month. more

Hazard mitigation funding for Harvey recovery becomes available

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott traveled to Rockport and Houston on Feb. 13 to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of … more

LISD grieves for Florida victims, continues to focus on security

We are deeply saddened by the events that took place last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We are mourning with the nation over the tragic loss of innocent lives, … more

Local elections set in Cedar Park, Leander

The final candidates for election to city council seats in Cedar Park and Leander were set Friday when the deadline to file to run for office expired. Only one incumbent is seeking reelection in Cedar Park and both cities will have new faces in the mayors’ positions. 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

Relatives report inadequate heating at more than 30 Texas prisons

More than 30 Texas prisons had heating issues during a cold snap that brought freezing temperatures to much of the state this week, according to reports by inmates’ family … more

Ambassador of Leander: Optometrist Jodie West recognized as one of Leander's leaders

From the moment Jodie West moved her optometrist practice, Texas Family Eyecare to Leander in 2008, she knew she wanted to get involved with the humble community. 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

Residents back Cedar Park council’s Vietnam War statue redo

Cedar Park City Council members got some support Thursday night for their decision to turn down a Vietnam War statue because it didn’t include a woman.

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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

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
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