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Trump, Republicans lead way in Williamson County

In an election for the ages that was too close to call nationally late into Tuesday night, Williamson County and the State of Texas were not so in doubt. Texas and the county maintained their red state reputations, but higher turnout made some … more

Trump, Republicans lead way in Williamson County early voting

When Williamson County published early voting results Tuesday evening, most Republicans were staked to a solid lead. In the big race for president, county voters picked Trump over Clinton 51.3 to 41.9 percent, an advantage of 15,000 votes for … more

You are more than able to handle life’s problems

The obstacles of life and pressures of reality can sometimes bring you down. You can feel discouraged and defeated, with the promise of tomorrow far and out of reach. I want you to know that although the winds and the waves of life may beat upon … more

What would Jesus undo?

One of the most interesting aspects of ministry is discovering the kinds of issues people want addressed and then working with my worship team to do so. Our current series takes the old cliche WWJD; i.e., “What Would Jesus Do?” and instead … more

Powwow, programs share Native American tradition

Robert Bass has a passion for sharing and preserving the traditions, heritage and culture of American Indians. A founding member of the Eagle Point Singers, an American Indian drum group based in Cedar Park that performs at schools, cultural … more

One mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile Virus

A mosquito sample collected last week from a location in Cedar Park has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This testing is part of the City of Cedar Park’s proactive participation in the Williamson County and Cities Health District’s mosquito … more

Where have all the clowns gone?

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were getting ourselves situated in the living room with some after supper coffee while watching the little bit of TV. These days, a little bit of TV is about all a person can handle. Nothing quite … more

Don’t cheapen Jesus’ sacrifice

I just returned from a vacation in Nashville. The rest was great, the food awesome, and the country music at the Grand Ole Opry outstanding. But the highlight of our journey was a trip to the town of Franklin, Tenn., where we toured the homes and … more

Two Commandments that we break every day

Inspired by our presidential election, my last two sermons were on the two of the Ten Commandments most of us break every day. Thou Shalt Not Steal and Thou Shalt Not Lie. Now you’re thinking “I’ve never robbed a bank or lied under oath in … more

Georgetown sample tests positive for West Nile

A mosquito trap sample collected on the north side of downtown Georgetown has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This testing is part of the City of Georgetown’s participation in the Williamson County and Cities Health District’s Integrated … more

Police search for suspect in pair of bank robberies

Area police are searching for a suspect in a pair of Monday bank robberies. The first was Compass Bank (201 N. US Hwy 183) in Leander shortly after 11 a.m. according to the Leander Police Department. The second, reported just after 3 p.m. by Lago … more

Student cuts Rouse teacher with art knife

A teacher at Rouse High School sustained non-life threatening injuries to her hand Oct. 20 when a student, 17-year-old Ryland Gonzalez, cut her with an X-Acto knife in an art class. The teacher was transported to St. David’s North Medical … more

One last journey for restored historic trunks

Almost exactly 165 years after Col. Charles C. Mason set off on the journey from North Carolina to the settlement of Bagdad, Texas, two historical artifacts that made the trip with him have been donated to the City of Leander. Trunks carrying the … more

Think safety first this Halloween

Local officials are hoping for more treats than tricks for residents celebrating through the Halloween weekend, urging parents to plan safely and ensure children use caution. Not much has changed in terms of Halloween safety precautions over the … more

Once upon a time...

It’s Fable Fest time. That means the world of make believe is just ahead, and once upon a time is now. Saturday, the Cedar Park Library Foundation’s annual Fable Fest kicks off a weekend full of costumed fun throughout Cedar Park and Leander. … more

Healthy Knights 5K and Health Fair

Hill Country Christian School’s annual 5K was a success.  more

Healthy Knights 5K and Health Fair

On a sun-soaked afternoon in Cedar Park this past Friday, Hill Country Christian School of Austin hosted its fifth annual “Grow Stronger. Serve Longer” 5K & Health Fair on its campus sponsored by the school’s Healthy Knights, a Parent Teacher … more

Early voting requirements and information

The Nov. 8 election is just around the corner. Early voting will take place beginning Oct. 24 and ending Nov. 4. Fifteen permanent early voting locations will be available throughout Williamson County, but mobile sites are also accessible. Come … more

Animal Services program recognized

Leander Animal Services officers Leslie Wilson and Edna Stambaugh were presented with a Texas Municipal League award. more

Leander wins Texas Municipal League award: Animal Services program recognized

Leander’s “LPD Social Media Reunites Pets” program was recognized by the Texas Municipal League. On Oct. 5, city representatives from around Texas gathered for the annual Texas Municipal League Conference held at the Austin Convention … more
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