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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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While some high schools have been selling yard signs for their Class of 2020, the Leander High School staff delivered a yard sign to every Leander High School senior for free on Friday.  more
The Leander Independent School District announced Friday that they are moving 2020 graduation ceremonies to July 9-11 at the HEB Center.  more

While the Williamson County Commissioners Court discussed and approved funding for a $25 million small business grant program on Friday, WilCo Attorney Dee Hobbs sent a cease and desist letter to the court on behalf of Sheriff Robert Chody in response to the court’s demand to stop production of "Live PD" on Tuesday.  

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WilCo Commissioners unanimously approved a $25 mil small business grant program called WilCo Forward, at a special meeting Friday. 

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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
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 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
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
A total of $200,000 in grants were dispersed Monday, April 20, to 63 Cedar Park businesses through the City of Cedar Park's newly implemented Small Business Assistance Program, which aimed to help … more
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell announced Tuesday that the county has received  $93,382,340.10 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Aid, also known … more
The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the borrowing of the remaining $271.9 million in bond 2017 projects at a meeting last week, with Trustee Elexis Grimes stating her concern about the bond projects set for approval. more
Bell County Deputy John Andrew Rhoden was killed early Sunday while assisting the Williamson County Sheriff's Department with a vehicle pursuit. more
For the last month, the Cedar Park City Council was unified, polite and efficient in its meetings for the first time in nearly a year as Council members put aside divisiveness to focus on working … more
The Cedar Park City Council will consider Thursday whether to approve a construction contract covering up to a maximum of $22 million in funding from the City of Cedar Park to cover its portion of … more
The Leander City Council approved $60,000 in business grants Tuesday for the first batch of 16 business who applied for the City of Leander's new COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program.The Council … more
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