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Leander Police to purchase new vehicle and body cameras

While Leander officers have been wearing L3 Mobile Vision brand body cameras since 2014, the current system’s software and hardware can be unreliable. more

Leander ISD's no-call on snow day draws fire

As a rare downpour of fluffy white snow fell throughout Texas, Ryan was one of several Leander ISD employees who drove the 200-square miles of the district roadways to personally survey weather conditions before making a final decision about any cancellation or delay for Friday Dec. 8.

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Tax office offers tips for buying a used vehicle

The Williamson County tax assessor is urging residents to protect themselves when purchasing a used vehicle this holiday season, especially from online sources such as Craigslist.  more

Leander ISD Trustees move forward with District of Innovation plan

Area students could get out of school a week earlier starting with the 2018-19 school year if Leander ISD follows through on pursuing an exemption that allows the school year to start and end a week earlier than the current calendar. 

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Overcrowding forces Williamson County Animal Shelter to ask for help

More than a hundred owners surrendered dogs to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter last month, straining resources and prompting fears that some animals may need to be euthanized if the … more

A new way of being human

 Christmas is just a few weeks away, and one of the central doctrines of that ancient Christian feast actually provides the answer to this whole mess.

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Former Cedar Park teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship with a minor

A former Leander ISD teacher has been accused of sexual assault of a child and an inappropriate relationship with a minor, according to the Williamson County sheriff’s office. more

TxDOT to launch traffic study of Parmer Lane in Cedar Park

The Texas Department of Transportation will be conducting a traffic study of Parmer Lane this month in Cedar Park, officials said. 

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New volunteer committee providing input on Leander senior center

There’s a new committee for the city of Leander, which consists entirely of volunteer senior citizens. more

Making spirits bright: 72,000 lights illuminate Heritage Oak Tree in Cedar Park

All at once, tens of thousands of white lights wrapped around a century-old oak tree lit up at Heritage Oak Park on a warm Dec. 1 evening in Cedar Park. more

Volunteers needed for Port Arthur cleanup days

Austin Disaster Relief Network organizers are looking for volunteers for major cleanup days in Texas coastal city of Port Arthur, where as many as 1,000 homes are still in need of repairs after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. 

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Highway fund, rainy day fund receive hefty infusions

AUSTIN — State Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 29 announced the transfer of $1.47 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund, with $734 million going into each fund.The … more

Leander ISD eyes Larkspur subdivision for new elementary school

After LISD’s $454.4 million bond was approved by voters Nov. 7, district officials are considering plans for a new elementary school in the rapidly growing, northernmost area of the district. more

Angel Tree honors victims of violent crime in Williamson County

The Williamson County community is invited to join the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office for the lighting of the county’s fifth Tree of Angels to honor victims of violent crime. more

Pam Waggoner: Leading Lady of Leander ISD

Pam Waggoner held many roles in multiple organizations all of which work towards the goal of a better future for LISD students. more

Hurricane recovery continues with extension of disaster declaration

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 20 extended the disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Some 60 counties are included and they will continue to be eligible for … more

Leander Library celebrates 30 years

With 30 years of serving Leander’s curious minds, the Leander Public Library will be celebrating its anniversary with a holiday open house, Saturday, Dec. 2. more

Here's what to do in Cedar Park and Leander for the holidays

Whether you’re looking for a festive event to take the family to get some photos with santa or looking to take in some arts flavor, here are several local upcoming events sure to make your holidays bright. 

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LISD Board of Trustees consider method to end academic calendar earlier

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a study to consider becoming a District of Innovation at its Nov. 16 meeting for flexibility in creating their academic calendar for 2018-19. more

How Texans can get help if they’ve experienced sexual harassment at work

Former lawmakers and legislative aides have told The Texas Tribune that sexual harassment regularly goes unchecked at the state Capitol. more
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