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Leander Mayor Troy Hill outlined his ambitious vision for Leander's future growth Tuesday, Jan. 28, during his delivery of the annual State of the City address, which was held at Hill Country Bible … more
Leander Mayor Troy Hill issued an order Thursday temporarily relaxing the City of Leander's sign regulations for "essential businesses" as defined by the recent "shelter in place" emergency orders … more
Two men are facing federal charges in connection to a group of six suspects being accused of a string of regional robberies stretching from Cedar Park to Houston.Cedar Park Police responded at 2:30 … more
CORRECTION: The City plans to reopened Elizabeth Milburn Park Pool on June 15 with limited capacity.The City of Leander will reopen Robin Bledsoe Park pool and splash pad Saturday as part of its … more
A couple hundred  peaceful protesters gathered at the Williamson  County  Courthouse in Georgetown on Wednesday, June 3, in protest of police brutality like many others around the country over the last several days, after the untimely death of George Floyd. more

“For 91 years, I’ve never been denied a place to worship,” 14-year resident at The Ranch at Cedar Park Jean Hinkle said. “It’s never been taken away.” 

Residents were told last Friday via a community newsletter that church services were no longer allowed to gather anywhere on the premises, other than in their own apartments. 

“In the newsletter, it said you can’t come here to worship anymore, you can worship in your apartments,” Hinkle said. “That’s not the same.” 

Williamson County ranked 7th in the state for its self-response rate for the 2020 Census with a rate of 64.4%. As of June 3, 59.8% responded online.  more

Williamson County Clerk Nancy Rister asked the Williamson County Commissioners Court to make an exception to their compensation policy, but not utilizing full salary after a reorganization dropped salaries by $10,000. The request failed. 

“I take pride in trying to keep my budget low,” Rister said. “When it comes to the General Fund, I don’t spend money when I don’t need to.” 

Rister explained that funds for the salary request would be taken from the Special Fund. She also said that it is important to hire internally, as she did with an assistant supervisor position. 


Incumbent (R) Sheriff Robert Chody out-raised and outspent everyone in the entire county in his campaign for re-election. Chody raised $23,945 and spent $56,267.36. He received several large donations, including $7,500 from Dr. Michael Daigle, $5,000 from Troy and Mary Rodriguez, $2,500 from Jim Schwertner and three $1,000 donations from other individual donors. 

Mike Gleason, retired Williamson County Police Chief, is running as a Democrat against Chody. Gleason raised and spent substantially less than Chody, raising $2,678.30 and spending $1,992.50.

“In Leander ISD, we unequivocally condemn racism, discrimination and exclusion of all kinds,” Leander Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing said during the 11th installment of the school district’s “Let’s Learn with Bruce and Friends” video series on June 3. more

As fireworks stands open for summer business, the Cedar Park Fire Department reminds everyone that most fireworks are illegal in and around Cedar Park.  In addition to potentially starting a fire, fireworks can result in serious injuries, particularly to children.

The Leander City Council approved an update to its Rules of Procedure in a 6-1 vote, with Council member Christine Sederquist dissenting. Sederquist said she was concerned about the wording in a portion of the new rules requiring council members to meet in-person at the physical meeting location unless it is “unreasonably difficult or impossible” to do so.  more

In a major funding shift, the Leander City Council voted 6-to-1 to begin redirect 15 percent of all future revenues generated from developers through the City of Leander's Parkland Dedication requirements to the city's Public Arts Fund.

The planned 240,000-square-foot multisport complex and retail development The Crossover, which launched the iSports name when it originally announced its ambitious plans for Cedar Park, reported … more

The City of Austin's unprecedented decision to cancel the South by Southwest festival for the first time in its 34-year history is expected to have economic ripple effects across Travis and Williamson counties and beyuond over the coming year.


A Cedar Park local of seven years celebrated his 100th birthday last Wednesday with a small crowd of around 30 family members – many of them spanning generations on the family tree.


Williamson County Commissioners unanimously approved the $25 million WilCo Forward Covid-19 small business grant program Tuesday, with the anticipation that applications will be available online at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6. 

With their roles reversed, the Timberwolves' cheerleaders were honored by athletes for winning the 5A UIL Spirit State Championship at a pep rally, Tuesday, Jan. 23. more
Chief Deputy Mike Pendley with the Williamson County Precinct One Constable’s Office was named Deputy of the Year at the 75th Annual Justice of the Peace and Constables Association Education … 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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