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Proposed Mixed-Use Development

A rendering of a proposed mixed-use development, the first of its kind for Cedar Park, was presented at the April 13 city council meeting. more

Christopher David Harper

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Cedar Park could get its first vertical mixed-use building soon

Public hearings on a proposed vertical mixed-use building that would house 263 residential apartments as well as office/retail space in Cedar Park drew no public comments at the council’s regular meeting on April 13.However, council members … more

House passes school finance reform bill

The Texas House of Representatives on April 19 approved school finance legislation that would reduce the amount of local tax dollars that property-rich school districts are required to share with other school districts under the so-called “Robin … more

Biking without a light leads to arrest

A bicyclist stopped for riding without a light at night turned out to be a suspect in several Cedar Park-area burglaries.Cedar Park police officers stopped the suspect, Christopher David Harper, on April 18 and noticed that Harper’s bike and … more

Jazz and Art on Main coming to Cedar Park

A new event featuring jazz musicians and an eclectic group of artists is coming to Cedar Park on April 28 and 29, said Hailey Dulde, city of Cedar Park recreation program specialist.Jazz and Art on Main will open to the public at 6 p.m., April 28 … more

Leander Police Department preparing for Drug Take Back day

Leander residents can properly dispose of expired or unused human and pet medications at the Drug Take Back program scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29 at the Leander Police Department, 705 Leander Drive.The purpose is to safely destroy … more

Federal judge says again, Texas voter ID law is discriminatory

AUSTIN — U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi on April 10 ruled the State of Texas has failed to prove that the voter identification law was not written with discriminatory intent and purpose.The ruling came in response to a … more

Driver alleged to have intentionally hit dog in Cedar Park

Cedar Park police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who didn’t slow down after injuring a dog on Thursday.Jennifer Gurgevich was visiting friends in Cedar Park for the Easter holiday when her dog,Gunner, got out from where they were staying and … more

Governor opens nominations for 2017 Star of Texas Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or … more

LISD supports school finance reform bill

Leander ISD has registered support for state House Bill 21, a school finance reform bill, which if passed will add a total of $6.5 million to district coffers in the next two fiscal years, said Terry Abbott, LISD chief communications officer.Abbott … more

Cedar Park woman charged with stealing from Wal-Mart

A Cedar Park woman is in jail after she allegedly stole more than $7,000 from a local Wal-Mart.Police say loss prevention officers at Wal-Mart in the 200 block of Walton Way discovered discrepancies in the cash register of Lena Elizabeth Brown, 19, … more

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
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