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Devine Lake Family Day and Kite Festival coming up

 Leander Parks and Recreation hosts the Annual Park Kite Festival each spring. This free family-friendly event will take place on March 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Devine Lake Park located at 1807 Waterfall Dr. in Leander. There will be awards for … 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

Animals transported to Leander after fire

Forty-one dogs were rescued from a fire in Killeen that left them homeless.After arriving to the scene of the incident and seeing the number of animals living at the residence and in need of rescue, Killeen Animal Services contacted Texas Humane … more

Cedar Park implements stricter noise regulations

During its last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council adopted new noise regulations that limit the level of sound both residential and nonresidential properties are allowed to generate. Last spring, city staff performed a noise assessment study … more

Helping hooves: Leander horse-led therapy program gives clients unbridled connection

Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”Kelly Jones, owner of South Wind Equestrian Center in Leander, agrees.For a while, her business offered boarding, riding lessons, … more

Area pet clinic offers new treatment for Canine Distemper

White Angel Animal Hospital, located in Austin, is making quite a name for itself. The facility offers experimental treatment for Canine Distemper, a very contagious and often fatal viral disease that affects many animals. The hospital’s owner … more

Car Show raises $12K for band

Despite the cool temperatures and constant rain, Rouse RockNRides Car Show still managed to draw hundred of spectators on Saturday. The annual show benefits the Rouse Raider High School Band Boosters and anyone with a car is encouraged to bring … more

Board discusses survey process

At their last meeting, the Leander ISD board was presented with a study process for a possible bond. Robert Stein, a Lena Gohlman Fox professor of political science at Rice University, explained that he has created public opinion polls for school … more

Director of the Year: Vista Ridge dance team director earns prestigious title

The Vista Ridge High School Star Steppers weren’t surprised they had a Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) Director of the Year leading their team. However, the honoree was not expecting the news.Araceli Lopez, the director in question, has … more

Leander Citywide Cleanup next month

Spring-cleaning anyone?Leander is hosting the 12th annual citywide cleanup April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s public works facility located on 607 Municipal Drive. It’s important for residents to have advance notice on this so they can … more

Local produce startup launches in Leander

Vinder, inc. (www.veggievinder.com), an online community marketplace for homegrown produce, launched in Leander and 30 other cities across six states on Feb. 26 with growers and buyers eagerly waiting for the live launch. Vinder is a … more

RockNRides Car Show this weekend

Rouse RockNRides Car Show will take place March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual show benefits the Rouse Raider High School Band Boosters. Expect music, food and prizes. Everyone and anything on wheels is encouraged to come out.Event organizer … more

Residents want pipeline rejected

Last week during Williamson County Commissioners Court, several runners and birdwatchers asked commissioners to vote against a proposed sewage pipeline in Berry Springs Park and Preserve, a park located outside of Georgetown.At this time, … more

No more labels? Not a problem: WilCo animal shelter drops breed labels for dogs

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is no longer using breed labels to identify its adoptable dogs. “The main focus is on the fact that 75 percent of the guesses are wrong when a staff member assigns a breed to a dog,” Community … more

Leander H.S. principal appointed to new role

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer will be taking over as the Executive Director of College and Career Pathways after the end of the school year. “I’ll miss my babies,” Spicer said. “I love them. My kiddos are absolutely amazing … more

Leander wrecks claims two lives: UPDATE

 Twenty-three-year old Angeline Caresse Hoyle of Cedar Park, and twenty-four-year-old Patrick Thompson Webb, Jr. of Houston, were found dead inside a Kia passenger car that had hit a tree in the 2900 block of Hero Way on Feb. 25. The fatal wreck … more

Leander ISD names new area superintendent

Starting May 1, Dr. Laurelyn Arterbury, a 17-year veteran educator, will lead as an area superintendent for Leander ISD.Arterbury has served as executive director of college and career pathways at LISD since July of 2016. Prior to that, she was … more

Cedar Park Chamber could relocate to Town Center

The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce may construct headquarters in Town Center. The organization is looking to lease 1.396 acres from the city of Cedar Park so they can secure a headquarters there.The future building would sit south of the Cedar Park … more

US DoED to collect data from Leander ISD: Data on special education will be used to monitor district performance

The U.S. Department of Education (DoED) will visit Leander ISD to gather data on special education processes and procedures. The department is conducting a review of the Texas Education Agency’s Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System … more

Holiday Inn Express may come to Leander

Leander does not have a hotel at this time and is mising out on revenue, particularly the Hotel Occupancy Tax. Visitors now must find lodging in nearby towns. However, Leander’s first hotel could break ground this summer behind the H-E-B Plus … more
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