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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.

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Capital Metro increases capacity for Leander and Downtown Station MetroRail rides

Early morning Leander commuters headed to Austin will now have more trips offered at the Leander and Downtown MetroRail stations. more

LEEF gives $10,000 in grants to LISD programs

More than $10,000 was distributed to 15 LISD educators and their student organizations last month, providing funding for numerous special educational programs, equipment and events. 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

Democratic challenger to Carter finds noose on campaign sign

A Democratic congressional candidate challenger to longtime Rep. John Carter found a noose slung over her campaign sign Thursday. more

LISD addresses bus driver shortage, raises pay

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday night to recruit and retain more bus drivers by raising their starting pay, offering bonuses and rewarding drivers with good work attendance records. more

Across Texas government, bonuses to state employees have grown

You won’t find the word “bonus” in the financial statements of the state of Texas. But an increasing percentage of the Republican-run state’s 149,000 full-time employees have … more

Round Rock girls found safe, kidnapper charged

The man who allegedly abducted two Round Rock girls, and remains a person of interest in their mother’s death, was charged with kidnapping Thursday afternoon. more

Cedar Park considers city charter amendments

When Cedar Park voters go to the polls for city elections this spring, they likely will be asked to vote on more than 20 amendments to the city charter in addition to marking ballots for city council … more

Grants put new face on Leander's Old Town

When Linda Costa was looking for a site for a new bakery, a new grant program helped seal the deal on a location in Old Town Leander. more

UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven will resign in May

Bill McRaven, the nationally famous and lately embattled chancellor of the University of Texas System, is stepping down in May. more

Toll 183A rates increase

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority rang in 2018 with increasing toll charges at several TxTAG gates on US 183A, effectively adding 6 cents in charges for full passage. more

Texas to receive $135M to keep Children's Health Insurance Program alive through February

The Trump administration is guaranteeing Texas $135 million to continue helping more than 450,000 uninsured children and pregnant women ... more

How renting furniture in Texas can land you in jail

When Melinda Sandlin walked out of Discount Furniture in Austin in late 2014, she was sure the store had put her on a payment plan to buy a new bedroom suite worth $2,750. more

Cedar Park woman donates 100 blankets to Leander animal shelter

For two years, Cedar Park resident Marita Rush spent her free time making intricately colorful crochet blankets, eventually making more than 100. On Dec. 21, she rolled in to a Leander animal shelter with a trunkful and donated the whole lot. more

Feeding families: Karen Faulkner of Student Charities provides consistency in the lives of hungry students

Karen Faulkner has been working as a registrar for Leander ISD for more than 20 years. After noticing that students were often hungry in the classroom, she decided to do something about it. more

Company to bring 107 jobs to Cedar Park

A fast-growing for-profit education company is set to bring more than 100 new jobs to Cedar Park with the relocation of its headquarters beginning in 2019.

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Abbott asks Rangers to investigate reports of misconduct

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate relationships by Texas Juvenile Justice Department personnel.On Dec. 13 Abbott … more

ACC aims to launch bachelor’s of science in nursing degree program

Registered nurses may be able to pursue bachelor's of science in nursing degrees at Austin Community Colleges following approval of its first bachelor's program in fall 2018. more

Leander council balks at consultant fee for pattern book

A plan that could have made building custom homes in Leander easier was halted last week when the city council balked at paying a consultant $78,000 to create a pattern book. more
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