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Cedar Park getting feet wet with new stormwater program

Now that Cedar Park voters have approved Proposition A, which redirects a portion of sales tax revenue from the city’s economic development fund to assist with stormwater drainage and street … more

Leander ISD takes important step to safeguard student health

Following a public hearing last week, the LISD Board of Trustees approved of the use of unassigned epinephrine on district campuses in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC).Our intention is to … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Robison

Trick question.There may be as many as 5,000 religions and at least 5,000 correct names for God extant in the world today.And, to make matters more interesting, there is only one God.The good news is … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Chrisman

I will confess when I read the editor’s Roundtable assignment, I was semi-panicked. On the surface, it seemed a difficult theological conundrum and he really had me sweating. After I analyzed it, … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Mark Brown

In response to May’s roundtable question, to believe God is hiding is subjective. It is important to establish we believe the Word of God to be truth therefore according to the Word, God does not … more

FAITH ROUNDTABLE: Wilcoxson

The question Scott Coleman has posed for this Roundtable is a very common one, but it will be easier to handle if we break it down into three assertions:The first: God hides. That may be true of the … more

LETTER: Mayors prayer breakfast isn't offensive

To the editor: In the March 15 edition of the Hill Country News, a gentleman, Brian Bolton, write in concerning the, "First Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast" to express his concern that elected … more

Two is good, four is better

Leander resident Jeff Jenkins told Leander City Council members, “To take away voting places, you’re taking away someone’s right to vote." … more

Obscure Federal Program Displaces Workers

The federal government has created yet another immigration employment hurdle for U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers, according to a new report. After obtaining data … more

Leander sets two polling places for upcoming runoff

Leander voters will have fewer polling places to cast their vote in the June 16 runoff election than in the May 5 local election. Candidates Troy Hill and Vic Villarreal will face off after edging … more

My plain old Coca-Cola is disappearing

There are so many news stories, not all bad — but most of them not good — that occupy the dinner table discussions at my home. We’ve shed tears, shared frustrations, debated politics and … more

Six LISD schools recognized by state honor roll

Six Leander ISD schools have been named to the 2017–2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll. Laura Welch Bush, River Ridge and Rutledge elementary schools, Canyon Ridge … more

Best of the Best 2018

Hill Country News 05/24/2018

Inside this week's Hill Country News: Our 2018 Best of the Best magazine. You — our readers — voted. Here are the results. Check it out here more

Santa Fe High School had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. Ten people still died.

They, like so many others, thought they had taken the steps to avoid this. The school district had an active-shooter plan, and two armed police officers walked the halls … more

Hegar, Oliver, Kopser and Roy win primary runoffs

In Tuesday’s primary runoff election, Leander High School graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar defeated Cedar Park physician Christine Eady Mann to win the Democratic … more

Leander approves microwave tower for police dispatch center

In April 2017, a contractor accidentally cut the lines to the City of Leander’s emergency dispatch system, causing all 911 calls to be rerouted to other agencies. It was the last of several similar … more

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott touts immediate plans to stop school shootings, but avoids talk of a special session

After a closed door meeting Tuesday on school safety and gun violence, Gov. Greg Abbott proposed a series of initiatives to prevent future school shootings, though he largely avoided talk … more

Property tax fix starts with appraisal review boards

Property taxes in Texas are a lot like dealing with a fresh wound.Every year, we vent our rage because our property tax bills go up. Lately, they go up a lot. We’re wounded yet again.But serious, … more
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