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The Leander City Council meeting on Thursday, May 7, was the only city council meeting in Williamson County and the surrounding region to return to in-person meeting last week. The Council shift to … more
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron flew over Austin Wednesday afternoon but, on the way, took a couple of loops over Cedar Park and Leander.   Scott Coleman, … more
Few things could more perfectly encapsulate the age of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic than the recently renewed interest and popularity of local drive-in movie theaters.Each night, … more
WilCo Forward, Williamson’s County’s small business grant program, has issued 198 checks to local businesses as of May 11, accounting for $2.8 million of the $25 million allocated for the program.  more
Leander ISD will take action steps for improving their special education services after a district-wide, parent-led effort to review practices and procedures, the district announced May 11. more
A 40-year old Leander man has been charged with misdemeanor assault by contact for allegedly assaulting a Leander H-E-B cashier Sunday morning over the store's meat limit.Leander Police Department … more
Have you thought about what it would be like to be tested for the coronavirus? Very few of us have been. Until recently, you had to exhibit Covid-19 symptoms, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or have been on the front line to even be considered for a test. more
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will  honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with flights over San Antonio and Austin on May 13.  more
The Leander City Council approved an additional $80,000 in grants for 23 additional Leander businesses under the City of Leander's new COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program.The City has $48,000 … more
The Hill Country News has launched a small business stimulus program for locally owned and operated companies impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. The newspaper has set aside $100,000 in matching funds to help local businesses promote that they are open, when they are open and under what conditions. more
The Showtime document "Outcry," which documents former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley's conviction for sexual misconduct with a child and subsequent full exoneration, has a new … more
The Leander City Council will hold its first in-person meeting in a month Thursday at the Council meeting. While it is open to the public, the City will be limiting the number of people who can … more
Former Leander High School football star Greg Kelley, who was convicted of sexual misconduct with a child in 2014 and subsequently exonerated in 2019, is suing the City of Cedar Park, former police … more
Free public Covid-19 testing is now available in Williamson County, but how exactly does it work?  more
On Monday, the Leander Independent School District donated 49 iPads to the Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin to help doctors and nurses treat patients during the coronavirus pandemic.  more
Williamson County Animal Services Director Cheryl Schneider will be retiring on Thursday, May 7 after 13 years of life-saving and dedicated service to the four-legged residents of the county ... but first, a virtual retirement celebration to raise funds for Jane’s Fund, the WilCo Regional Animal Shelter’s medical fund.  more
As of May 3, Williamson County’s self-response rate for the 2020 Census was 60.2%, higher than both the U.S. rate of 56.6% and the Texas rate of 51.2%. Travis County’s rate was 55.6%, with 55.3% self-responding in Austin.  more
"Did we even open?" That was the angry question a man asked out-loud Friday inside the newly reopened Lakeline Mall.The man, who declined to be interviewed for this story, vocalized many local … more
Williamson County Commissioners approved their choice of legal services  in their fight against the filming and production of "Live PD" at a meeting Tuesday.   more

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. 

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