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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

Express catcher Cameron Rupp embracing Texas homecoming

With Cameron Rupp, what you see is what you get. more

Free adoptions this weekend at WCRAS

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will hold a free adoption event for Memorial Day weekend. The public is invited to visit the shelter Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, from 11 … more

Hard-line conservatives lose big in Texas House runoffs

If most Texas House Republican primary runoffs split the party into two warring factions, voters on Tuesday clearly chose a side. Establishment Republicans backed by groups like the Associated … more

Voter turnout in a Texas Democratic gubernatorial runoff hasn’t been this low in nearly 100 years

A tiny fraction of Texas registered voters had an outsized impact on the May 22 runoffs. Here’s a look at what you need to know about Tuesday night’s election returns — and what … more

Stars take 3-0 series lead over IceHogs with OT win in Game 3

The Stars beat the Rockford IceHogs 6-5 in overtime to take a 3-0 series lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals and move within one game of a spot in the Calder Cup Finals. more

Vandegrift's Hailey Derrickson finishes T27 at state golf tournament

Vandegrift junior Hailey Derrickson finished in a tied for 27th at the girls’ state golf tournament at Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown on Tuesday. more

Lawsuit claims one of Texas' top Republican judges fired his secretary for supporting Democrats on social media

A former secretary to a judge on Texas’ highest criminal court, a nine-member panel of Republicans, claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that she was fired for her Democratic-leaning … more

WilCo to step up seat belt enforcement May 22 - June 4

Deputies with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up enforcement randomly beginning Tuesday, May 22 to June 4 as part of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign. “Seat … more

Seven Vandegrift athletes compete at state tennis tournament

Seven Vandegrift tennis players competed at the individual tennis state championship Thursday and Friday in College Station. more

5-vehicle rollover accident on RM 620 sends 10 to hospital

A five-vehicle accident involving a Lake Travis fire engine sent 10 to the hospital and backed up traffic on the already-congested RM 620 for hours last Wednesday. All four firefighters aboard … more

New fire station breaks ground in Santa Rita Ranch

The Santa Rita Ranch development off north Ronald Reagan Boulevard will be the site of Liberty Hill’s second fire station, anticipating an increased need for emergency services along the … more

Defenseless Driving

My eldest and most expensive child recently reached one of those teen milestones that parents often consider with a combination of dread and hopefulness. No, I'm not referring to her first solo trip … more

Leander Old Town Festival

Families from around the area came out to Leander's Old Town Street Festival to enjoy rides and games while sampling food and handmade crafts as well as live music. more

McKenzie's Overtime Goal Lifts Stars Over Rockford in Game 2

They say comfort comes from familiarity. The Texas Stars are plenty familiar with overtime. more

LISD employees could see raises soon

The Leander ISD board of trustees reviewed a plan that would increase compensation for all district employees, approved the use of unassigned epinephrine on its campuses and considered programs … more

Stars drop Rockford in Game 1 of Conference Finals

Sometimes the most important goals are the ugly ones. You won't see them on a highlight reel, but they might just help win a tight, physical Calder Cup Playoff game. more

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus creates work group to combat sexual harassment in the Legislature

Months after reports detailed a pervasive culture of sexual harassment at the state Capitol, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday announced another measure to address the issue … more
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