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Academic success continues to be at the forefront for Leander ISD

We take tremendous pride in our students’ successes in Leander ISD. This fall, LISD students claimed remarkable accomplishments in arts and athletics programs, but I would like to take a moment to also recognize our academic programs and high-achieving students for their successes in the classroom. Our Advanced Placement program earned a place on the annual AP District Honor Roll for the third consecutive year. more

Two children killed in crash near Walmart in Cedar Park

Two children died in a crash near the Walmart in Cedar Park Wednesday afternoon, police said. more

Hurricane Harvey will hit Texas Saturday, here’s what to expect

Tropical Storm Harvey strengthened into a hurricane Thursday, where it’s expected to bring potentially devastating flooding to coastal Texas, meteorologists said. more

New Leander law fines owners for illegally parked cars

Leander Police will begin citing owners of unoccupied vehicles that are parked in violation of city ordinances or state law, starting Oct. 1. more

Despite temporary gas shortages throughout Texas, officials say there's no fuel crisis

Texas gas stations are temporarily running out of fuel. However, officials say there’s no shortage of fuel in the state. more

Open for business: Leander’s Hero Way West project complete

Leander and WilCo officials and project partners celebrated the completion of Hero Way West by cutting a ribbon in the center lane of the street near Cherry Creek Catfish, Monday, Nov. 20. more

Texas Ranger testifies Greg Kelley treated unfairly, acknowledges two additional suspects

A Texas Ranger testified at a packed Williamson County court hearing Thursday that he believed Kelley had been treated unfairly. more

Understanding the $454 million LISD 2017 Bond

Leander ISD voters will decide next month to either enact or oppose a $454.4 million bond proposal that would construct four new schools, improve safety of facilities and accommodate for projected growth in the district.

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Leander, Cedar Park contenders in Austin-area Amazon HQ2 bid

Leander and Cedar Park and the Austin-Round Rock area are in the running to secure the next Amazon headquarters, which could mean a population boom and billions in revenue, city officials said.

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Cedar Park HS cheer team takes home Spirit State Championship

After winning the UIL Spirit State Championship last weekend, the Cedar Park High School cheer squad’s 30 cheerleaders can now say they’re bonafide UIL state champs in their own right.

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Express catcher Brett Nicholas earns third major league call-up

When Brett Nicholas was growing up, his family went to Safeco Field in Seattle to watch the Mariners play. One summer, he told his grandpa he’d leave him a ticket to watch him play there. more

Texas State comes up just short in conference opener

Texas State needed 99 yards to force at least overtime. It got 98. The Bobcats’ forced a turnover on their own 1-yard line with under three minutes remaining and drove nearly the entire length of the field. more

Elizabeth Smart reclaims her truth in Lifetime biopic

Why didn't she run? Why didn't she scream? Why didn't she tell puzzled bystanders or suspicious cops that she was, indeed, Elizabeth Smart?  more

Big second half propels Texas A&M past Louisiana-Lafayette

All Tyrel Dodson could think of was his grandma’s smile. The sophomore linebacker struggled to put into words what it felt like seeing open field ahead of him after his 40-yard pick six in the second half. more

Rouse seniors shine in Austin-area All-Star game

Chelsea Ham went out in style. The outgoing Rouse senior pitched the first three innings and blasted a home run at the Greater Austin All-Star Softball Game at Westlake last week. Three other Lady … more

Texans hoping to build chemistry before camp begins

The Texans ended OTAs early last week since coming together after the NFL draft in April. The team will relocate to The Greenbrier in West Virginia for training camp beginning on July 26. more

Williamson County commissioners vote no on explanatory plaque for Confederate statue

Williamson County commissioners voted 4-1 to not take action on applying for a explanatory history plaque that would be placed next to a statue of a Confederate soldier near the county courthouse at their Nov. 14 meeting. more

Vandegrift’s season opener selected to be part of inaugural Football Day in Texas

Vandegrift is one of three Austin-area games that will get some extra coverage when they kick off the football season on Sept. 1. more

St. Paul & The Broken Bones join Daryl Hall & John Oates at H-E-B Center, Sept. 22

Powerhouse rock & soul ensemble St. Paul & The Broken Bones will perform at H-E-B center at Cedar Park on Sept. 22 in support of their sophomore release Sea Of Noise. more
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