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Llamas for mommas

Cutline for all photos: A group of Leander ISD SELF 2 Independence students were ready for Mother's Day, thanks to a class project. With the help of their teachers, they painted a "Llama for their … more

Leander considers special permits for classic car shop, food truck bar

A Leander junkyard wants to change its image. Property owners in north Leander want to bring food trucks to town. The City of Leander will hear public comments on both proposals at their meeting … more

Alamo Drafthouse coming to Cedar Park

The top-rated movie theater in country will open a new location in Cedar Park as a part of the city’s first mixed-use development. The Cedar Park City Council last week unanimously approved an … more

Voters to decide congressional races in runoff Tuesday

Two Democrats will face off in next Tuesday’s primary runoff election seeking the nomination to challenge longtime incumbent Republican John Carter of District 31. Carter’s district encompasses … more

Leander Old Town Street Festival this weekend

Leander’s popular annual outdoor festival, the Old Town Street Festival, opens in downtown Leander on Friday, May 18. Local and national artisans will bring handmade crafts and country music stars … more

Leander public library receives grant

Leander public library receives grantStaff ReportsThe Leander Public Library will begin a new program aimed at creating a national discussion about reading, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the American … more

Angel in disguise

America is on the ride of our lives, and if you are like me, you spend a lot of time trying to understand what this is all about. After living under the leadership of one of the best educated … more

Dealing with Tuesday, the worst day of the week

The worst day of the week for me is Monday. That means that I’m starting a new week and usually I have to start from scratch. All the things around me that annoy me, make me itchy and I have to … more

The ‘why’ behind bad grades

The end of the school year has a tendency to bring crises to my attention.I’m a graduate teaching assistant, which means I have more face-to-face contact with the students than the professor I work … more

Broader consequences of pulling put of Iran deal

President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly called 'the Iran Deal,' has gained us nothing, and could potentially cost us much more … more

Hiring season is in full swing for Leander ISD

This time of year is always busy for our human resources department. Much like the real estate market and the weather in Central Texas, things heat up in the late spring and early summer as families … more

They failed to unseat Joe Straus and Byron Cook. Now, can they best the House leaders’ favored successors?

If the gavel-wielding silhouette of retiring Texas House Speaker Joe Straus will be the most conspicuous absence when the Legislature reconvenes in 2019, the empty chair of House State Affairs … more

In reversal, Texas agency says ex-FBI agent who called Islam "barbaric and evil" can't train law enforcement

After receiving complaints from advocacy groups about officers getting education credit for taking a class taught by an anti-Islamic speaker, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement reversed an … more

How the "bathroom bill" helped push a Republican PAC to spend millions on moderates in Texas

In September, the Texas Capitol was finally starting to calm down. A couple of contentious legislative sessions had pitted the Legislature’s Republican centrists against hard-line … more

Riding With Cats … Again

I served three year-long tours of duty in Iraq, and for the most part am okay but have nearly lost my mind during the chaotic cruises with the cats. First, there’s Maggie. She had what appeared … more

Stars, IceHogs square off in Western Conference Finals

Curtis McKenzie was a rookie the last time the Stars made it to the Western Conference Finals. Texas went on to lift the Calder Cup that season and the season launched McKenzie into the NHL. more

Cedar Park murder-suicide leaves father dead, daughter on life support

Two men were killed and the 23-year-old niece of the shooter was critically wounded in what police say was a murder-suicide in Cedar Park on Saturday. John Michael Garcia, 45, of San Antonio was … more

Glenn's Gaby Thomas wins two medals at State Track & Field meet

Gaby Thomas is the latest athlete to make Glenn High School history. more

Leander senior Gavin Davis finishes ninth at state track meet

Gavin Davis made a promise to all his friends and teammates that he’d make it to the state track meet one way or another after an injury derailed his sophomore season. more
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