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Under the Communicable Diseases tab on the Leander Independent School District Health Services Department web page, the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been added to the list.

LISD said the district is monitoring developments regarding the outbreak of the potentially-deadly respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.

Williamson County Commissioners voted to issue a demand letter to Sheriff Robert Chody, Big Fish Entertainment, A&E Network, Hearst Communications, Disney ABC Television Group and any other necessary entities or individuals to immediately cease and desist using WilCo facilities, vehicles or property for purposes of filming, producing or publishing “Live PD” or any other type of television series or production.  more
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

In a memorandum sent to all local law enforcement, County Attorney Dee Hobbs debunked rumors about individuals being asked to provide "employer letters" when outside of their residence during Williamson County's stay-at-home orders. 

Cedar Park Interim Police Chief Mark Harmon and Leander Police Chief Greg Minton also released statements via social media addressing the misinformation. 

The Cedar Park City Council took the unprecedented move Thursday of going exclusively online for its meeting, and unanimously voted to postpone the May 2 municipal elections to Nov. 3, as part of the … more

A juvenile was taken into custody Friday for threatening to shoot up Deerpark Middle School, according to information released by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.


The Leander Independent School District will continue to suspend normal school operations through April 13, aligning with the Travis and Williamson County stay-home order. 

The Cedar Park City Council unanimously approved an up to $22 million construction contract to cover the City of Cedar Park's portion of the $107 million Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater System … more
The City of Leander will launch its Community Survey for its Leander Comprehensive Plan overhaul starting Saturday, Feb. 1.The 16-person Leander Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee is appointed … more

Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) has received notification of the first covid-19 death in Williamson County.


The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with a string of organized retail thefts at 4 H-E-B locations in Williamson County.


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.


The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) announced three new positive covid-19 cases on Saturday, one of the new cases resulted in the County's first death, bringing the total to 37.??


Democratic candidates for the Texas 31 Congressional District answered difficult questions at a forum held on Jan. 25 at the Round Rock Public Library. 

Family physician in Cedar Park Dr. Christine Mann, sales and management consultant Dan Janjigian, Round Rock City Council member Tammy Young and retirement consultant Eric Hanke answered questions and discussed what they would bring to the table if elected. Computer engineer Donna Imam was slated to participate in the forum, however, she was unable to attend. 

The Leander City Council is seeking stricter oversight with heavier consequences against any former city official, commissioner or city employee performing paid lobbying for a project before the … more
After receiving over $93 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Aid, also known as the CARES Act, Williamson County Commissioners will make decisions allocating some of the funds to local businesses and various county agencies to cover costs of additional needs, resources and services that have arisen because of the ongoing crisis.  more

The Leander City Council voted Thursday to seek a 1 cent property tax rate reduction for Fiscal Year 2019-20, potentially setting up a seventh consecutive year of property tax reduction for the city.


Rep. John H. Bucy III (D) took an opportunity to discuss his platforms and the importance of bipartisan politics at Hill Country News’ inaugural Taproom Talk, led by HCN Editor at Large Richard Stone. 


The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) announced five new positive covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to 42.??

The City of Lago Vista announced Thursday it will cancel Lago Fest 2020, its biggest annual festival, until next year due to public safety concerns related to the still ongoing coronavirus … more
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