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Local pop artist Bill Whiting or “WillyB,” known for his brightly-colored pop art acrylic paintings and community art projects in Cedar Park, said he believes creativity and the arts offer hope during the coronavirus pandemic.  more
Williamson County Animal Services Director Cheryl Schneider will be retiring on Thursday, May 7 after 13 years of life-saving and dedicated service to the four-legged residents of the county ... but first, a virtual retirement celebration to raise funds for Jane’s Fund, the WilCo Regional Animal Shelter’s medical fund.  more

It's very nearly impossible to navigate suburban Texas without a car. That's why the recent anonymous gift of three cars to Hill Country Community Ministries will make a real difference to three local families.


"They really wanted to donate anonymously so that it'd truly be a gift to a family in need," said HCCM Executive Director Tiessa Holloway.

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Local bookstore Patchouli Joe’s co-owner Diane Mayes received a $500 holiday bonus from bestselling author James Patterson. 


Patchouli Joe's owners Diane and Joe Mayes said they turned the holiday bonus awarded to them into a Christmas bonus for their own employees. 


Joe said both he and a regular customer of Patchouli Joe’s had nominated Diane, who was shocked to who have been chosen as a recipient for this prestigious grant for independent bookstores. 

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If you don't have a church home but are interested in attending a Christmas Eve worship service — of, if you just want to try something different, here are some opportunities in the area, including … more

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Cedar Park pop artist Bill Whiting, or WillyB, has a long resume of creative endeavors. He has been a stand-up comedian, documentary maker, song writer, musician, radio dj, actor and an artist of all kinds - portraiture, collage and illustrations to name a few. Most currently, Whitting seems fixated on pop art. 


Whiting’s brightly-colored acrylic paintings of pop culture icons, hearts, flowers or something abstract cannot be missed when visiting any local event where he is selling or displaying his work. 

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Everywhere you look, lights are going up, trees are being decorated and stockings are being hung. The sales ads are plenty, but so are the many memories you can make with your loved ones this holiday season in Hill Country. 

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Cedar Park City Council member Rodney Robinson, whose final day in the military was on Sept. 30, is dealing with the same challenge thousands of veterans face each year – leaving a professional they have served in since high school and struggling to find a way to translate their years of experience into a civilian job.

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“Everything comes in waves,” local artist Matthew Flynn said.


A 31-year-old Round Rock resident, raised in Cedar Park, Matthew Flynn paints feelings, thoughts, ideas and obsessions with hard lines, soft colors and a psychedelic aesthetic. 

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If the weather forecasters are correct, Halloween will dawn gloomy, windy and cold but clear off by the time Trick-or-Treaters take to the streets in search of the usual mischief.In other words, a … more
If the weather forecasters are correct, Halloween will dawn gloomy, windy and cold but clear off by the time Trick-or-Treaters take to the streets in search of the usual mischief.In other words, a … more

Local artist Adrian Matthys, of Cedar Park, began creating unique wood-carved art pieces just four short years ago. A talent born out of a work retreat now acts as a stress reliever and even earns Matthys a little bit of extra spending money. 

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Round Rock's Chalk Walk Arts Festival featured several chalk art murals by individuals, businesses, students and organizations on Friday and Saturday at the Dell Diamond Stadium.

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United Way of Williamson County held its largest Day of Caring since its beginning 18 years ago on Saturday, with over 423 registered volunteers working on 37 projects all over Williamson County. 

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Local parent Mavis Chase raised concerns over proposed changes to the Leander Independent School District bell schedule at the LISD Board Meeting on Thursday. The proposed changes would provide a 40-minute minimum time frame between drop-off times at elementary, middle and high schools in the district. 

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There will be a planned water outage on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 9:00 am - noon for select areas for scheduled water system improvements and fire hydrant replacements.Those areas include:• A … more

Westside Elementary earned a national distinction, the prestigious Lighthouse School Certification from the “Leader in Me” program.

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The Lago Vista Independent School District adopted the 2019-2020 school year budget at a special meeting on Thursday. Lago Vista ISD also adopted the proposed tax rates for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Larkspur Elementary held a dedication ceremony on Friday. Larkspur Elementary Principal Tracie Montanio spoke to students, parents, faculty and Leander Independent School Board members. 


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Cedar Park Parks and Recreation department held Splash Jam, a Back-to-School bash, at Milburn Park on Sunday.

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