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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

Troxell presents ‘State of the District’: Growth, achievement and progress highlighted

Leander ISD Superintendent Dan Troxell presented the annual State of the District address at Hill Country Bible Church on Feb. 17. What’s on the horizon for Leander ISD? Growth, growth and more growth.“I want to begin by saying that the state of … more

LISD seniors collaborate with local businesses

Each year, Leander ISD has their annual COOL Week (Career Opportunities On Location) for high school seniors throughout the district, which allows students to spend the week working as interns at various locations. These internships give students … more

Library to participate in robotics training grant

The Cedar Park Public Library is excited to announce participation in the ‘Bots and Books @ Your Library grant. This grant provided the library with the supplies and training necessary to put on hands-on robotics programs for children ages seven … more

Elementary No. 26 gets name, principal selected

Leander ISD’s Elementary No. 26 now has a proper name. The Leander ISD board of trustees recently voted to name the school after Monta Akin, who retired in December 2015 after serving the district for more than 40 years.The new school will be … more

Flag talk resumes in Cedar Park

Last week, the Cedar Park City Council discussed how to allow the public to participate in the reselection of the city flag.A flag was revealed in December at the annual holiday tree lighting event at Heritage Oak Park, but public outcry against the … more

Students make 3-D prosthetic hand for classmate

Students from Summit Christian Academy in Cedar Park didn’t need to ask "when are we going to use this in real life?" when they used a 3-D printer to make a classmate a prosthetic hand.Two weeks ago, fifth-grade students spent the day working on … more

Blanket drive a big success

Happy Tails Pet Resort announced that their Winter Blanket Drive benefiting Texas Humane Heroes was successful.Thanks to the generosity from the community and clients, they were able to donate 98 blankets to the nonprofit pet adoption agency this … more

Four issues raised to emergency status

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial “State of the State” address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31. In exercising his prerogative as governor, Abbott presented a short list of emergency items for … more

Black History Month celebration soon

The city of Leander will hold its fourth annual Black History Month program Feb. 17 with special guest speaker Dr. Mark Clanton, MD, MPH and Chief Medical Officer of Accenture Operations. Leander Economic Development Manager and event organizer … more

LISD approves 2017-18 calendar: February conference moved to August

The Leander ISD board of trustees approved a 2017-18 calendar at their board meeting last week. Various calendars were presented to the board at the Jan. 19 meeting. School board members received a presentation containing results from a survey … more

LISD selects new AD

Jody Hormann is excited to come home. The former Leander and Vandegrift girls’ basketball coach was named the new athletic director on Friday, retuning to the area after spending two years in the same position with Prosper ISD.“LISD is a great … more

Leander students create program to help teens: Organization lets teens anonymously cope with problems

Keep your chin up. Be strong. Look on the bright side. Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can never hurt you. Everything happens for a reason. All of these are well-meaning responses to someone who is coping with a personal battle. … more
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