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Free car seat event in Leander next month

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in conjunction with Austin-Travis County EMS to conduct a child car safety and booster seat fitting event for area residents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The safety seat … more

Marches come one day after inauguration

AUSTIN — Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington.President Trump closed his 16-minute inaugural address by saying: “Together, we will … more

A year of promise: Leander mayor reflects on 2016, looks on

At a Jan. 24 Leander Chamber of Commerce meeting, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder gave the state of the city address, a city which now includes 48,000 residents.“This has been a record-breaking year for growth in Leander,” Fielder told the Hill … more

Leander home sales up, Cedar Park sees decline

Last year was yet another record-breaking year for Austin-area home sales. The Austin Board of Realtors’ year-end 2016 Central Texas Housing Market Report showed single-family home sales across the Austin and Round Rock area climbed 3.9 percent in … more

Leander PD reveals the top collision sites

Each January, the Leander Police Department publishes the annual “Top 10 Collision Locations” list to let locals know where the department will be focusing their enforcement efforts. It also helps warn residents to use caution when travelling … more

Local students to tour Italy, Costa Rica: Travel group wants to be put to work

A group of local high school students will have the opportunity of a lifetime next summer. The students, ages 15-17, will be traveling abroad on an educational international adventure. Students were selected based on their character and on traits … more

How to say and do just the right thing when a co-worker loses a loved one

(BPT) - Knowing how to support a grieving co-worker can be one of the most challenging situations you face in your workplace. You want to express your sympathy and help your colleague, but you also don’t want to cross any professional … more

Don Hemingway acquires Crystal Falls Realty

Crystal Falls Realty was recently acquired by founding Broker Associate Realtor Don Hemingway through Realty IQ, LLC, a brokerage firm he formed in 2016 in preparation for the acquisition. Hemingway played an integral role in establishing the … more

Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

AUSTIN-Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May 29. After taking the oath of office and being sworn … more

New county auditor named

The district judges of Williamson County appointed Jerri L. Jones as the new county auditor for Williamson County. Jones has more than 20 years of financial experience including payroll, budgeting, accounting, and analyzing cost data for major … more

CPHS to put on fashion show, funds to go toward Project Graduation

Cedar Park High School has a trendy way of raising money for Project Graduation. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, CPHS seniors will walk the catwalk at the Twin Creeks Country Club. Attendees can shop Kendra Scott's new spring jewelry line and enjoy a … more

Education Connection strives to improve literacy: Organization wants every child reading before fourth grade

Education Connection was piloted in Leander ISD to combat literacy with a desire to have every child reading by the time they exit third grade. According to Education Connection organizers, research has identified third grade literacy as one of four … more

What goes up, must come down? Cedar Park flag back to the drawing board

Cedar Park will reconsider the design of their new city flag after public outcry became too loud to ignore. At their last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted to reevaluate the design for the flag and take a public vote on it. The council … more

Cedar Park school for autistic children ceases operations: Closure a blow to students, parents

The Hector Ponce Academy for autistic children was forced to shut its doors after two donors backed out of their $100,000 commitment. After only four months of operation, owner Tina Ponce learned the donors were not going to continue with their … more

Get An Edge on College Prep Tests

(NewsUSA) - The college application process and the college prep testing that goes along with it can be overwhelming for students and families. Tests such as the SAT and ACT are an important element of the application process, and therefore a source … more

Roast and Toast honoring Cedar Park Mayor

On Feb. 11, a Roast and Toast honoring Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Put on by Twin Lakes Family YMCA, this black tie, red carpet event includes … more

Leander PostNet celebrates 10 year anniversary

PostNet in Leander is turning 10 years old – a significant milestone for the printing and shipping small business that opened at 651 N. US Highway 183 on Feb. 12, 2007, just two weeks before the opening of Leander’s first grocery store: The … more

Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.”The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been filed in an effort to restrict access to restrooms, … more

Cedar woes also affect pets

In the past few weeks you’ve probably had the sniffles, or have been hearing someone sneezing. Cedar allergies have been very intense this winter. On Dec. 29, Austin broke a record for the highest cedar count in almost three decades with levels at … more

Cedar Park intersections some of most hazardous: Two intersections make list of most dangerous in state

Two of the most dangerous intersections in Texas are located in Cedar Park. A Houston attorney used data from TxDOT to create a list of the most dangerous intersections in the state based on reported accidents, injuries and deaths. The office of … more
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