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Eighty-nine cats, one dog, seized from Florence animal shelter: WilCo Regional Animal Shelter takes in animals

Ninety animals have found themselves relocated to Georgetown after an animal cruelty complaint from the Texas Department of State Health Services triggered the investigation of their original home at the R.U.G Activity Center Animal Shelter in … more

Software company leaving Austin for Cedar Park

The Cedar Park Town Center is about to become a lot more techy as a multichannel cloud call center software business moves into the area. During the council’s last meeting, members approved the purchase of 3.464 acres of land in the Town … more

Bryson subdivision gas station planned

During last week’s meeting, the Leander City Council discussed a high-end gas station that is planned in front of the Bryson subdivision. The development would include a fuel station, a convenience store and neighborhood retail. The council … more

Tiny homes on Leander’s horizon?

Big things come in small packages. The city of Leander kept that in mind when they approved changes to the city’s building code to allow for the construction of tiny houses within particular boundaries.  Leander is defining a tiny home as a … more

Dangerously Cute: Vandegrift to host women’s self defense seminar

Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. One out of every five college women are sexually assaulted.  Eighty … more

Concordia University to focus on environmental stewardship: Nature Fest set for March 31

Concordia University Texas will host its first annual Nature Fest, a day set aside for learning about and celebrating the natural resources uniquely available and accessible to Concordia Texas.On Friday, March 31 Nature Fest will include tours of … more

Potbelly Sandwich Shop opens in Cedar Park

On Tuesday, Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened a new location in Cedar Park in The Parke shopping center. Well known for fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, salads and live, local music, Potbelly has earned a national reputation as one of the best places … more

Cedar Park first in region to launch ICAT program

The Cedar Park Police Department is the first in the Central Texas region to adopt the Police Executive Research Forum’s Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics (ICAT) Program.  This training reinforces the existing Cedar Park Police … more

WCRAS celebrates a decade of serving animals

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary of serving animals. On March 14, 2007, WCRAS opened its doors to the lost and abandoned animals of Round Rock, Hutto, Leander, Cedar Park and Williamson … more

Devine Lake Family Day and Kite Festival coming up

 Leander Parks and Recreation hosts the Annual Park Kite Festival each spring. This free family-friendly event will take place on March 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Devine Lake Park located at 1807 Waterfall Dr. in Leander. There will be awards for … more

Juvenile Detention Center to expand

Williamson County Commissioners voted to set aside funds to expand the county’s Juvenile Detention Center last week.This measure was taken in anticipation of Texas Legislature raising the age in which criminal offenders are considered adults. … more

Animals transported to Leander after fire

Forty-one dogs were rescued from a fire in Killeen that left them homeless.After arriving to the scene of the incident and seeing the number of animals living at the residence and in need of rescue, Killeen Animal Services contacted Texas Humane … more

Cedar Park implements stricter noise regulations

During its last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council adopted new noise regulations that limit the level of sound both residential and nonresidential properties are allowed to generate. Last spring, city staff performed a noise assessment study … more

Helping hooves: Leander horse-led therapy program gives clients unbridled connection

Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”Kelly Jones, owner of South Wind Equestrian Center in Leander, agrees.For a while, her business offered boarding, riding lessons, … more

Area pet clinic offers new treatment for Canine Distemper

White Angel Animal Hospital, located in Austin, is making quite a name for itself. The facility offers experimental treatment for Canine Distemper, a very contagious and often fatal viral disease that affects many animals. The hospital’s owner … more

Car Show raises $12K for band

Despite the cool temperatures and constant rain, Rouse RockNRides Car Show still managed to draw hundred of spectators on Saturday. The annual show benefits the Rouse Raider High School Band Boosters and anyone with a car is encouraged to bring … more

Board discusses survey process

At their last meeting, the Leander ISD board was presented with a study process for a possible bond. Robert Stein, a Lena Gohlman Fox professor of political science at Rice University, explained that he has created public opinion polls for school … more

Director of the Year: Vista Ridge dance team director earns prestigious title

The Vista Ridge High School Star Steppers weren’t surprised they had a Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) Director of the Year leading their team. However, the honoree was not expecting the news.Araceli Lopez, the director in question, has … more

Leander Citywide Cleanup next month

Spring-cleaning anyone?Leander is hosting the 12th annual citywide cleanup April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s public works facility located on 607 Municipal Drive. It’s important for residents to have advance notice on this so they can … more

Local produce startup launches in Leander

Vinder, inc. (www.veggievinder.com), an online community marketplace for homegrown produce, launched in Leander and 30 other cities across six states on Feb. 26 with growers and buyers eagerly waiting for the live launch. Vinder is a … more
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