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1431 widening project to continue into 2019

Traffic tie-ups on East Whitestone Boulevard will continue through early spring of 2019 as road widening is expected to continue for several more months. According to Diann Hodges, TxDOT spokesperson … more

Analysis: Texas lawmakers asked for a study on open government. They’re still waiting.

It makes little sense to scold someone without first reminding them that they are supposed to take care of something — and that they haven’t taken care of it yet. Hold the … more

Lawmakers: Change state law that bars Texans in default on student loans from renewing work licenses

State lawmakers, including some of the most conservative members of the Texas House, say changes should be made to a state statute that bars workers from renewing their professional licenses if … more

Girls learn self-defense and raise funds for soccer boosters

Last Saturday, more than a hundred young women from across the area gathered at Vandegrift High School for a training program on how to defend themselves against parking lot attacks.The program, … more

Krista Baty – Chance opportunity leads to unlikely path

It’s safe to say that there’s never a dull moment for Krista Baty. Not only is she the chief nursing officer at the Cedar Park Medical Center, but she is also the owner of FroYoz, the local … more

School Resource Officers make LISD a safer environment

Aurora Grimes is a familiar sight for anyone visiting Leander High School. She’s usually near the front of the building, but students and teachers alike see her regularly throughout each school … more

Lawmakers weigh changing Texas law that lets rent-to-own stores file criminal charges on customers

After hearing tales of shady dealing and criminal charges being filed against Texans who fall into the crosshairs of rent-to-own companies, the chairman of the state House Business and Industry … more

In recovering Sutherland Springs, Cornyn touts gun background check bill

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — The flag they raised over the church Friday morning came from Washington, D.C., as did the law they were there to celebrate. Five months after a gunman killed … more

HAPPY EASTER!

It was eggs and Easter baskets as Rockbridge Church in Cedar Park played host to nearly 100 Easter egg hunting children and families on Saturday, March 31. more

Suede rocks more than 2000 people in Elizabeth Milburn Park

Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park rocked last night, March 30, as more than 2000 excited concertgoers came to see Suede Austin. The band kept the audience captivated with covers of hit songs from … more

First responders raise money at McDonalds for the 100 Club of Central Texas

Cedar Park first responders pitched in behind the counter of McDonalds throughout Texas in order to raise money for the 100 Club of Central Texas. According to Etta Moore, executive director, the … more

Bombing suspect dead

After holding the greater Austin area at bay for nearly three weeks, police report the suspect in a series of bombings killed himself early Wednesday morning. Austin Interim Police Chief Brian … more

H-E-B issues precautionary recall

H-E-B has issued a product recall of H-E-B branded Cranberry Turkey Salad products. The recall affects those products with a sell-by date of March 19 or earlier because of potentially … more

S.T.E.A.M. Week volcano experiments prove learning fun

"Learning needs to be fun. That’s the predominant philosophy behind the Goddard School,” according to Butch Aggen, owner of the Cedar Park school. more

Leander PD celebrates 40th anniversary

Forty years ago, on January 21, 1978, the rural community of Leander voted to incorporate as the City of Leander. At the time the new city's population was just over 300. Leander's first mayor Joe … more

Leander council ready for first video coverage of meetings

March 15 is opening night for video broadcasts of Leander City Council meetings. The seven council members, city manager and supporting cast of city staff will appear on camera at the Pat Bryson … more

Leander Council signs on to financing plan for Chapman Parks

The Leander City Council approved a rezoning request for the Chapman Parks development on Thursday night. The council also accepted a landowner petition to allow developers to create a financing … more

Being here now

In the Fall of 1971 I found my copy of Be Here Now, Baba Ram Dass’ classic introduction to Eastern Thought. I read it, and put it in a prominent and safe place in my library. From time to time, as … more
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