Local News
Local News

UPDATE: Cedar Park Police deem suspicious package at church safe

The Cedar Park Police Department deemed a suspicious package discovered Thursday at Kingdom Church located in Discovery Business Park in Cedar Park to be safe and have cleared the scene after the …

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Impact of Corona Virus

WilCo reports 56 new cases, four deaths due to COVID-19

Williamson County reported 56 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Monday, according to the WilCo dashboard. There were 23 cases on Saturday, no new cases reported on Sunday and 33 on …

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Hospital Perspectives During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear just how much communities rely on their local hospitals and also how much we rely on you. During the past few weeks, we’ve felt an outpouring of support and we are grateful to everyone who has delivered a meal, sewn a facemask, left a card, or who has just reached out to our caregivers and support teams to say – thank you.

EDUCATION
School News

Leander ISD board discusses potential extension to virtual learning, phase-in plan

The Leander ISD board discussed an extension to the virtual learning for an additional four weeks to better implement a phase-in plan at the regular meeting on Aug. 20.

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STATE & REGION

The Census has 20 days left — unless it doesn't

A federal judge on Saturday ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to halt its plans to wind down operations a month early.The temporary restraining order, issued by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, was the …

Commentary

Do it for football. Do it for Texas

Last week, it was my pleasure to lead a reporter’s round table discussion during a regional press convention of mostly small, weekly newspapers.It was all virtual, of course — isn’t everything? …

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Elections

WilCo launches mail ballot tracking system

“The voters drove us to it!” Christopher Davis, WilCo’s election administrator joked — sort of — as his department rolled out the new service Friday.

Sports
High School Sports

Cedar Park alum Austin Smith blossoming into top pitcher

Austin Smith will be the first to tell you he’s not the most effective hitter.