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Thanksgiving Feast

Matthew Miller enjoys holiday lunch with his grandmother, Josie Camacho at Block House Creek Elementary. The food service crew and staff at Block House Creek managed to feed more than 1,000 students and family members the last day of school … more

Cedar Park PD to get new training facility

Traditionally, firearms training focuses on simply hitting a target. But for the Cedar Park Police Department, a new state-of-the- art facility is going to emphasize not firing the weapon as much as firing it. “This is as much about … more

Cedar Park community comes together for needy

 For more than two decades, the Cedar Park Police Department has led the way on a Blue Santa program that grows every year. Last year, Cedar Park’s Blue Santa served more than 250 families, including the efforts of much of the city staff, … more

Leander Blue Santa brings community together to help neighbors

Holiday cheer abounds this season as Leander Blue Santa gears up for another year of helping area families fulfill some of their Christmas wishes. The final day for a family to register to participate as a recipient in the toy donation program is … more

Follow the Star illuminates the season

It’s no longer a surprise to area residents that each holiday season, Cedar Park is home to the most elaborate living nativity scene in Central Texas. It’s marked by a spotlight, six-feet in diameter, beaming up in the night sky. The light … more

Austin Children’s Dentistry welcomes new dentist

Austin Children’s Dentistry welcomes Dr. Litza LeFebre to its North Austin location. Born in Cuba, she spent her childhood in Florida, before obtaining her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine and her … more

Cedar Ridge accepting donations

In its ongoing efforts to help improve the community it serves, Cedar Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center is accepting donations for Texas Baptist Children’s Home. To make a donation, simply bring wrapping paper and household items to the … more

Honoring veterans

Leander Middle School welcomed the 3rd Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Hood to its Veterans Day assembly. more

Honoring veterans

The Leander High School JROTC presented the colors as part of the school’s Veterans Day ceremony Friday. The event also included music from the Lion Heart Singers, dance by the Blue Belles and an honoring of veterans by teacher Bill Robertson. more

What freedom means

The fourth-grade teachers at Camacho Elementary spent nine weeks teaching lessons to help students understand the meaning of the word freedom. The final step was the reflection piece. Below are examples of students’ thoughts about the process of … more

State of celebration

Cedar Park beat Rouse 3-2 (25-22, 25-19, 14-25, 17-25, 17-15) Saturday afternoon at Texas Southern University to advance to the UIL: State Tournament. The Lady Timberwolves face Lucas Lovejoy Friday at 1 p.m. in the state semifinal at the Curtis … more

Leander ISD maintenance plan on schedule

With dozens of projects on tap on dozens of campuses throughout the district, the LISD maintenance staff stays busy keeping facilities in order. The current fiscal year plan calls for $9.1 million in maintenance costs as part of a 10-year $56 … more

Leander ponies up: New Old Town pub receives $75K grant

A new business in Leander’s Old Town district will receive a $75,000 grant from the City of Leander to open a brewpub in coming months. The city council approved the matching equity grant earlier this month as part of the city’s Old Town … more

HCCM serving more than ever

As many as 1,500 people seek out assistance form Hill Country Community Ministries (HCCM) each month, but to the staff and volunteers, each individual is special. “Everyone has a story,” said executive director Tiesa Hollaway, who likes to … more

Lock down lifted at Cedar Park High School

The lock down at Cedar Park high School has been lifted with one student in custody, but no weapon found on the campus. The notification below was sent to campus parents: The lockdown has been lifted at Cedar Park High School. LISD thanks the … more

No students injured in LISD bus accident

As a Leander ISD bus was driving its route this morning, it was involved in an accident turning onto Steiner Ranch Boulevard from FM 620. No students were on board the bus at the time of incident, according to Leander ISD officials. According … more

Nov. 10: Cedar Park Council News & Notes

 • Water Reclamation Plant Council approved a contract for $1.1 million with Excel Construction Services for scheduled facility improvements at the city's water reclamation facility. • CPPD Shooting Range The council approved spending … more

Cedar Park signs off on firefighter contract

The City of Cedar Park demonstrated its support for its firefighters with unanimous passage of a new three-year contract that will include pay increases for all members of the department. “I’m glad to be able to put forward a much more … more

Leander High salutes veterans

The Leander High School community will come together Friday morning for its annual tradition of saluting area veterans. “There is a long tradition at Leander High School of honoring veterans on their day,” said Debbie Patek.  “We try to … more

Aid agreement to improve response times

Leander is now part of an emergency services network that could decrease crisis response times by up to six minutes in some areas of the city. The Automatic Aid Agreement between the City of Leander and Williamson County Emergency Services District … more
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