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"There has to be change," Mike Gleason, candidate for Williamson County Sheriff, said. "These people need their jobs. My platform ... is to bring safety and job security to our employees. " 

Gleason officially announced his run against incumbent Sheriff Robert Chody at his campaign kick-off party on  Jan. 15 at 2020 Market, Scratch Kitchen and Bar in Georgetown. 

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Austin gas prices have fell another 3.2 cents per gallon over the past week, averaging $2.34/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations. Gas prices in the Austin area were down … more

Due to a failed agenda item last week involving a loan agreement for a pricey ATV submitted by Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell suggested the commissioners court should require regular agenda items to be sponsored by either himself or one of the commissioners before it can be placed on the agenda. 

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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The Leander City Council's finalist candidate in its search for a new City Manager has withdrawn from the search "due to personal reasons," according to a release from the the City of … more

The Cedar Park High School Band won their third University Interscholastic League (UIL) state championship in a row on Tuesday night. The Rouse Raider High School Band finished fourth in the state, and Glenn High School, in only its fourth year, made its first trip to the state competition this year.

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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
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees voted Thursday to hire Dripping Springs ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing as the new the Leander ISD Superintendent. Gearing's contract is for three years with … more

Former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley had his conviction on child sexual assault charges overturned Wednesday by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which ruled no "reasonable juror" would have convicted him.

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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 Cedar Park Police Department is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that occurred 1:48 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Walmart parking lot at 201 Walton Way.

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Restaurants in Cedar Park and Leander face an impossible choice between closing their doors to comply with a public health emergency or staying open at a financial loss to keep their employees … more
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 Cedar Park City Council will consider Thursday reducing local restaurants' regulatory burden and saving them money by extending how long their Health Department permits can be used when participating in city-sponsored events.

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Council will require background checks for outside presenters; one business now won't build in Leander over vote; questions remain on whether vote will actually stop future protests


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The Leander City Council will consider Thursday a proposal to limit public comments at council meeting to only agenda items and implement decorum rules.

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The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Wilco Autism Intervention Team program issued a statement on Monday regarding new communication efforts between law enforcement officials and individuals with special needs, in accordance with the ‘Samuel Allen’ law or Senate Bill 976.

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The 37-year-old nonprofit Hill Country Community Ministries (HCCM) will soon drastically limit when and where area residents can access its food bank and food pantry.The change will begin Monday, May … more

The Leander City Council voted 4-to-2 Thursday to impose new fees for open record requests by the public  for data held by City of Leander and approved setting one unified mailing address and email address to receive all records requests.

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Showtime plans to air a new five-part documentary "Outcry" this March during Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival about former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley's 2014 conviction for criminal sexual misconduct and his struggles to eventually be officially exonerated of the crime this November in Williamson County District Court.

Showtime plans to premiere the series at the festival before airing it on Showtime starting April 3.

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