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Accident on 183A claims life of Salado HS senior

A 17-year-old high school senior from Salado High School was killed in a rollover accident on Highway 183A Monday night.  Victoria Celeste DeKay of Belton died in the single-vehicle accident near the Park Street Bridge in Cedar Park when the … more

Lena Elizabeth Brown

Lena Elizabeth Brown was arrested and charged with theft from the Wal-Mart store on Walton Way in Cedar Park. more

Gunner the Dog

Jennifer Gurgevich’s dog Gunner was injured in what appeared to be an intentional hit-and-run auto accident last Thursday. more

Lookahead

Two local teams are preparing for the state tournament as the high school action on the baseball and softball fields prepares for the final push for the playoffs.  Rouse and Vandegrift's girls’ soccer teams both advanced to the state … more

Rouse, Vandegrift soccer to compete in state tournament

 HCN Sports schedule and results Two LISD girls soccer teams are headed to the state tournament. Vandegrift advanced to … more

Ham, Lady Raiders clinch playoff spot

Rouse senior Chelsea Ham has five home runs and a .426 batting average for the co-first place Lady Raiders. But none of the home runs are bigger than her last one.With Rouse and Georgetown tied 3-3 in the ninth inning last Friday, she crushed a 2-1 … more

HCN gets new owners, Coleman named publisher

The Hill Country News, Cedar Park and Leander’s community newspaper for nearly 50 years, is now managed by Fenice Community Media Group.Second-generation newspaper executive Brandi Chionsini, formerly CEO of Taylor, Texas based Granite … more

House, Senate must work toward agreement on state budget

AUSTIN — After more than 15 hours of floor debate, the Texas House of Representatives on April 7 approved a balanced, $218 billion, state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019.During the debate, state representatives proposed some 378 amendments to … more

Edible Books Contest coming up

This weekend, the Cedar Park Public Library is holding a Edible Book Contest. An edible book is a food-based creation that depicts a fictional or non-fictional literary work or literary character. It can look like a book in form and shape, be … more

LISD seeks public input on its needs

Leander Independent School District is seeking participants for an online feedback forum to collect comments and questions for bond advisory committees to help address district growth.The rapidly growing district is expected to grow by another 6,000 … more

Meals on Wheels names new President and CEO: Insider of 30 years takes over

Meals on Wheels Central Texas is now under new leadership as Dan Pruett stepped down after 13 years with the nonprofit organization. Pruett’s successor, Adam Hauser, has served as a Meals on Wheels board member for 17 years and has been delivering … more

Cedar Park PD gets new training facility

Police need to make split-second decisions in dangerous situations. A high-tech gun range will soon be operational to help Cedar Park police think faster and smarter.“We’re the first department in Texas to have this system,” Cedar Park Police … more

LISD introduces program to address mental health issues

Five Leander ISD students have taken their own lives since the school year began. The district is taking proactive steps to address this issue with a program to help equip parents, students and community members with tools to identify individuals … more

Abbott welcomes Justice Department’s announcement about sanctuary cities

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on March 27 praised an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Department of Justice will withhold and take back federal funds from cities that do not comply with federal immigration laws and … more

New method to evaluate LISD teachers, principals

Leander Independent School District might use a new method to evaluate the teachers and principals each year to restructure improvement recommendations.During the school board’s last meeting, members reviewed learning, evaluation and development … more

WilCo ranked fourth-healthiest Texas county

The 2017 County Health Rankings revealed that Williamson County sits at No. 4 in the healthiest Texas Counties, following  Collin County, Hartley County and Denton County at No. 1. Travis County fell closely behind taking fifth place.The County … more

Rep. Tony Dale files sextortion bill

State Rep. Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) filed a bill in response to “sextortion,” a crime that he said is growing rapidly and that typically affects children who are using the internet. Sextortion is a relatively new form of sexual exploitation … more

Glenn H.S. theatre UIL performance advances: Underclassmen cast competes against juniors and seniors

Glenn High School’s theatre department isn’t letting their lack of upperclassmen get in the way of their strive for stardom. Under the direction of Neal Gage, the cast of the school’s One-Act Play, “Proof,” has been advancing through the … more

Texell opens in Cedar Park

Texell Credit Union opened its first Cedar Park location and celebrated a grand opening this past weekend. Texell is located at 875 West Whitestone Boulevard, at the corner of Bagdad and Whitestone.Breakfast tacos were served at the grand opening … more

Central Texas Food Bank receives $40,000 grant

The Central Texas Food Bank received a $40,000 grant from the Randalls Foundation and Hunger Is to help feed hungry children. This grant was made possible by Randalls customers and employees who contributed generously during a month-long in-store … more
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