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The Leander City Council approved a sizable right-of-way swap with the developer of the planned $715 million Northline development Thursday during their regular meeting. A combined total of nearly … 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.” 

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

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.


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. 

Respected former Leander Mayor Pat Bryson died Thursday, Jan. 30, at the age of 79."Our community has benefited so much from her life and work," Mayor Troy Hill said in a city release. "Leander would … more
Whether the City of Leander will go forward with constructing the proposed Leander Recreation Center is now uncertain following a heated debate during a Thursday, Feb. 6, city council meeting.The … more
The Leander City Council will review and consider its options during Thursday's meeting regarding whether to continue with the proposed Leander Recreation Center, which Leander voters approved by … 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
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

The Leander Independent School District is currently seeking input from the community via a survey regarding elementary attendance zones for the 2021-22 school year. 

The district said the survey question is “What considerations are important to you for Leander ISD to include in a charter used to create and adopt new elementary school attendance zones for the 2021-22 school year?” 

The submission window for the elementary zoning survey will close Tuesday, Feb. 11. The survey can be found here under the Community Feedback tab. 


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. 


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 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

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.

Leander Mayor Troy Hill will deliver the annual State of the City speech Tuesday at Hill Country Bible Church at 11880 Hero Way W #600 in Leander.The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each … more
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a full-day prekindergarten plan for eligible students with a 5-1 vote. Vice President Aaron Johnson and Trustees Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia, Jim MacKay, Paw Waggoner and Elexis Grimes voting yes while Trustee Grace Barber-Jordan voted no and President Trish Bode abstained. more

Cedar Park Chief of Police Sean Mannix announced Friday he will be retiring from the police department.

Texas Congressional District 31 candidate and Cedar Park physician Dr. Christine Mann criticized Cedar Park Council member Tim Kelly during a council meeting for his series of inflammatory posts … more

With the next Cedar Park City Council election heating up, the first batch of campaign finance reports released Wednesday, Jan. 15, already shows big money donations from a small, concentrated collection of donors have returned to dominate local fundraising for the 2020 races.

Cedar Park pastor Hanoi Avila has also dropped out of his council race.

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