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 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.  


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).

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
Williamson County officials Tuesday rescinded the state of emergency declared as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration has been in effect since March 14. At the same time, the county reported that 23% of WilCo’s paramedic force is in at-home quarantine with confirmed Covid-19 tests results or awaiting those results. more
The Leander City Council will consider Thursday applying for funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant program.The agenda … more
Local pop artist Bill Whiting or “WillyB,” known for his brightly-colored pop art acrylic paintings and community art projects in Cedar Park, said he believes creativity and the arts offer hope during the coronavirus pandemic.  more
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees and administration are still not seeing eye-to-eye on the times presented for the newest version of the triple-tier bell schedule that may possibly be implemented in the 2020-2021 school year. more
The City of Cedar Park began a limited reopening of the Cedar Park Public Library, certain department lobbies and city park facilities and amenities Monday as part of the larger reopening effort … more
Several Steiner Ranch parents spoke out against the discontinuation of bus service for their students in the upcoming school year, as proposed in the Leander Independent School District’s 2020-2021 Hazardous Routes Plan, at a LISD Board of Trustees meeting Thursday.  more
The Leander Independent School District invites students and staff to participate in  a digital time capsule, #1LISD VOICE Time Capsule, to document life, learning, teaching and all of the ups-and-downs in this unique and challenging time. 

More than $7.5 million has been given out to small businesses as part of Williamson County’s WilCo Forward grant program.  more
The Leander Independent School District made several announcements Friday regarding summer school, testing and pre-kindergarten registration.  more
Starting May 17 through May 23, Williamson County is saluting the hard work and dedication of hundreds of people in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) field, including Williamson County EMS, for National Emergency Medical Services Week.   more
The City of Cedar Park anticipates a City General Fund revenue shortfall ranging between $2.4 million and $4.4 million for the current Fiscal Year 2020 City Budget due to the local impacts of the … more

Williamson County EMS has five employees that have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees were in self-quarantine prior to their diagnosis and have not had contact with the public since being diagnosed. All employees are being monitored at home.  

Approximately 80 percent of 700 responding Williamson County businesses partially or fully closed their business or significantly reduced their hours in April in response to the coronavirus pandemic, … more
The Austin Police Department is searching for a man in connection with robbery that occurred around Thursday afternoon at Northwest Austin Walmart, located at 3201 RM 620 North near Cedar Park.Police … more
The Cedar Park City Council will discuss Thursday during their regular meeting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. The Council meeting will be held online-only via … more
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