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Williamson County Commissioners allocated an additional $10 million of the county's $93 million CARES Act funds to the WilCo Forward Small Business Grant Program Tuesday, bringing the total allocated funds for Phase 1 of the program to $35 million.  more
The City of Cedar Park honored the accomplishments of local graduating seniors from Leander ISD's three biggest high schools attended by Cedar Park residents  by illuminating City Hall buildings … more
Prior to speaking to print media about the re-opening process in Williamson County that began at 8 a.m. Monday, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell commented on the death of George Floyd and the ongoing protests that resulted.  more
A  man was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and felony intoxication manslaughter following a t 10:30 p.m. May 21  accident where a woman was allegedly fatally struck by … more

The Williamson County WilCo Forward grant program is helping more than 1,600 local small businesses with their financial woes, as they deal with the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has created. A total of more than $18.5 million has been issued since the program launched May 6. 

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The planned Lakeline Park project moved closer to development Thursday after the Cedar Park City Council held the first reading and public hearing for the proposed rezoning of 200 acres of land to … more
The Cedar Park Police Department is investigating  an early Thursday morning shooting incident at an apartment complex at 2000 S. Lakeline Boulevard.Police officers responded to the 3 a.m. call … more

Williamson County is preparing to ramp up in-person access to County offices by June 1. County buildings will reopen by following procedures to ensure the safety of the public and county employees.  

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Lakeline Park as part of the Bell Boulevard Redevelopment project. A different park is being developed further north along Bell … more

The Leander Independent School District announced the hiring of a new Chief Technology Officer at a meeting on May 21. Beginning July 6, Jason Miller will be leading the Technology Services departments as well as the district’s vision for technology and innovation.

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After a heated debate last week, the Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 4-3 in favor of a compensation plan paying a one-time 2% lump sum payment to be dispersed in Fall 2020. Board Vice President Aaron Johnson and Trustees Grace Barber-Jordan and Elexis Grimes voted against the proposed plan.  more
The coronavirus pandemic created unprecedented challenges for city governments throughout the country and locally posed a test of leadership for Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale and Leander Mayor … more
Cedar Park City Council member Dorian Chavez spoke about his re-election campaign Saturday during the Texas Freedom Rally protest held outside the State Capitol in Austin, which aimed to pressure … more
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the triple bell schedule as presented at a meeting Thursday, following a lengthy process of adjustments and input from Trustees, staff and the community.  more
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments, via telephone, on Tuesday, June 2 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the following phone number: (512) 943-1422.  more

 The Williamson County Wilco Forward grant program, which was started to provide financial assistance to local businesses impacted by COVID-19, has issued more than $15 million in grants as of May 21. A total of 1,287 checks have been mailed to business owners who needed support to get back on their feet.  

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The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with Federal, State and local health officials, will begin a phased restart of some 2020 Census field operations in select geographic areas this week, including parts of Central Texas. 

Beginning next week, operations will resume at the Williamson County (Leander) Area Census Office (ACO).

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Leander was the fastest growing large city  in the South and West regions of the U.S. from July 2018 to July 2019, increasing its population by 12 percent by adding an estimated 6,684 new … more
The Leander City Council approved $10,000 in grants for three Leander businesses Thursday night in the third round of grant approvals for the city's new COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant … more
Williamson County Commissioners, on Tuesday, officially filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Robert Chody and Big Fish Entertainment, for the continued filming of “Live PD,” but it seems County Judge Bill Gravell may have been aware of the new contract earlier than others.  more
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