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Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell says he won’t seek re-election

Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell announced Wednesday he will not be seeking re-election in May. more

Two children killed in crash near Walmart in Cedar Park

Two children died in a crash near the Walmart in Cedar Park Wednesday afternoon, police said. more

Leander ISD trustees consider building LED displays at regional stadiums

Leander ISD's football stadiums could be getting an eye-popping upgrade soon.  more

A.C. Bible leaves behind Leander legacy

Arthur Calvin Bible, the namesake of Bible Stadium at Leander High School, passed away last week at the age of 99, leaving behind a legacy of influence and community stewardship in Leander. 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.

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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
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