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Trump tells Cornyn he's open to tweaking gun background check system

President Donald Trump told U.S. Sen. John Cornyn last Friday that he backs efforts by Texas' senior senator to revamp the nation's background check system for purchasing firearms, the White House … more

Amid mounting debate over toll lanes, transportation commissioner says it's time for 'new blood'

One of the state’s most influential transportation officials on Feb. 8 said he’s stepping down from the board that oversees the Texas Department of Transportation to make way for “new blood.”  more

After Florida shooting, Texas Sen. John Cornyn plans to talk gun policy with a leading Democrat

Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said on Thursday that he wanted to sit down with one of the leading Senate Democrats to talk gun policy in the wake of Wednesday's mass shooting at a South Florida high school. more

Cruz braces Texas GOP for volatile election season amid Democratic enthusiasm

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is preparing Texas Republicans for a turbulent election year amid super-charged Democratic enthusiasm — including in his own re-election campaign.  more

Cedar Park wins two medals at Swimming & Diving State Meet

Both times Dominic Toledo Sanchez hit the water for the Cedar Park relay Saturday afternoon, the team was on the outside looking in. Both times the Timberwolves brought home the hardware. more

Rouse senior Summer Fullwood caps off career in state consolation final

Summer Fullwood could barely hold back the tears as she stepped out of the pool for the final time.  more

Vandegrift swim team not intimidated by big stage

The biggest stage in high school swimming wasn’t too big for a young Vandegrift team. more

Vista Ridge senior overcomes illness to qualify for consolation final

Vista Ridge senior Ethan Gogulski was up against a lot more than 23 other swimmers at the Swimming & Diving State Meet prelims on Friday night. more

Cedar Park girls' advance to regional quarterfinals

And then there was one. more

Ten Cedar Park swimmers competing for state title

Dominic Toledo Sanchez was a busy man on Friday afternoon and his schedule won’t get any lighter on Saturday. more

Rouse junior Gabriel Wood prepping for state title swim

Gabriel Wood was poised for a triumphant comeback one year after missing out on a chance at a state title by the slimmest of margins. more

"Black Panther" Claws His Way To The Top

There’s a new kind of Marvel superhero on the prowl. Black Panther isn’t just a different kind of comic-book movie, though, touched with politics and James Bond adventure. It’s a … more

Leander mayor’s race to include three candidates

Cedar Park and Leander residents have until 5 p.m. Friday to step forward to run for election to city council seats this year. Election day is May 5 and early voting is April 23-May 1. more

26 students join forces with Dell

Twenty-six high school seniors from all over Leander ISD gained the experience of a lifetime to work with Dell on building computer hardware, data this week. This is the most students at one job site than any other in the program.


Students gain experience teaching in American Sign Language

Leander ISD students fluent in American sign language helped teach history and work through homework problems with a group of deaf students at Deer Park Middle School in Round Rock ISD, last week during COOL week.


COOL Week interns gain museum curation insights

Vista Ridge Seniors Ricki Castanieto and Matthew Glattfelder took part in COOL week, an internship program for LISD high schools, which allows students to shadow an employee with a career in their targeted field.


The flowers man: Lakeline Oaks resident surprises ladies with flowers every week

Since July of last year, 84-year-old Andy Carver has made it his mission to buy a bouquet of flowers each week and give them to a widowed woman resident at Lakeline Oaks as a surprise. No one knows who it will be, they just know “Andy is the flower man.” 


Rouse boys' basketball wins first district title

Add a boys’ basketball banner to the wall in the Rouse gym. more

Four LISD girls' basketball teams advance to area round

Four LISD girls’ basketball teams are moving on to the area round of the playoffs. 


Cedar Park City Council rejects Vietnam War veteran statue over diversity concerns

The Cedar Park City Council rejected a plan for a new Veteran’s Memorial Park statue at its Feb. 8 meeting. Two female council members said it’s time for more women to be represented in the city’s military service memorials. more
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