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First-time teacher strives at building student relationships

Khione Stevenson knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was five years old. She dreamed about becoming one for 17 years and now, at 22 and full of nervous hope, she taught her first day as a full … more

Proposed kennel withdraws building application

Officials for Pet Paradise, a luxury dog kennel planned for east Whitestone Blvd., have withdrawn their application for a special use permit following an opposition petition from neighboring landowners. more

Texas blood donation center is in “critical shortage” of blood

We Are Blood is experiencing a “critical shortage” of O Negative and O Positive blood. more

Everything you need to know for the Central Texas solar eclipse on Aug. 21

Come lunchtime on Monday, Aug. 21, you might notice the light outside suddenly shifting as a new moon moves into the path of the sun, creating a large shadow. more

Cedar Park picks final design engineer for Bell Boulevard realignment

Cedar Park is moving one step closer to realigning Bell Boulevard into a walkable, mixed-use development destination district. more

Hill Country News launches new website

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Cedar Park lands transportation startup company, city to gain 230 jobs

A $1.3 million economic development package approved by the Cedar Park City Council Thursday night will help bring a Pennsylvania transportation company and more than 230 jobs to the city. more

DEA officials organize Prescription Take Back Day

On Saturday, Oct. 28, several sites throughout Williamson County will be partaking in a no-questions-asked Prescription Take Back Day. Officials are requesting the public bring any unused or expired prescription medication, including pet medicine, for disposal. more

Leander PD hosts self-defense class

Working with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Leander Police Department officers have been hosting self-defense classes for women ages 18 and older. more

Leander ISD votes to put $454 million bond package before voters

Facing an explosion of growth, for the first time in 10 years the Leander ISD has decided to ask voters to approve a school bond package. more

Leander PD celebrates 40th anniversary

Forty years ago, on January 21, 1978, the rural community of Leander voted to incorporate as the City of Leander. At the time the new city's population was just over 300. Leander's first mayor Joe … more

St. David’s HealthCare opens new 24-hour emergency center in Leander

St. David’s HealthCare today announced the opening of St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander, which serves as an extension of St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center.


Officials break ground on Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter expansion

More than a decade after the Wilco Regional Animal Shelter opened its doors to the lost and abandoned dogs and cats of the county, officials broke ground on a much-needed shelter expansion project Wednesday, Jan. 24. more

Despite Texans' support, effort to repeal health care law narrowly defeated in U.S. Senate

The efforts of U.S. Senate Republicans to repeal former President Obama's 2010 health care law collapsed early Friday morning, thanks to a shocking defection from U.S. Sen. John McCain … more

College tuition in Texas is poised to climb slightly in 2018

College in Texas will become a little more expensive in 2018. more

Lawmakers file dozens of bills as Abbott officially calls special session

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a declaration for a special session of the Texas Legislature Monday, formally inviting lawmakers back to Austin to pass “sunset legislation” that will keep several key … more

Vista Ridge High employee resigns following student relationship investigation

A Vista Ridge High School assistant band director resigned following an investigation into claims of an inappropriate student relationship, Leander and Round Rock ISD officials said. In a letter … more

Overnight construction to cause closures on I-35 Sunday, Aug. 13

Construction of a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge on I-35 at FM 3406 Sunday will cause overnight road closures, TxDOT officials said. more

House, Senate have not yet engaged in back-and-forth on key bills

Not a single bill had been agreed to by the state House and Senate as of July 28, exactly 10 days into the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature. more

Leander ISD cancels school and all after-school programs Tuesday

All schools, facilities, offices and after-school programs and athletic events in Leander ISD will be canceled Tuesday, Jan. 16, district officials said.  more
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