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Two local mothers spoke last week about how their lives were shattered in 2021 when they each lost a son to a fentanyl overdose not long after their sons had graduated from Leander ISD. They … more
Texas Children's Hospital is opening its first Austin hospital just north of Cedar Park's boundaries on Feb. 20. Located at 9835 North Lake Creek Parkway in the Austin portion of Williamson … more
The Leander Police Department released the identity of the 41-year-old woman hit and killed by a CapMetro train back in November 2023. Police finally located and notified the family of Naomi … more
A new CapMetro Rail station at Q2 Stadium will be ready for passengers on the opening day of Austin FC's home schedule, Feb. 24. McKalla Station, just outside the east entrance to the stadium, … more
Leander will enter Stage 4 water restrictions, which prohibits all nonessential outdoor water usage, starting Feb. 12 and running for up to six weeks as a precaution while the Brushy Creek Regional … more
Fundraising was small ahead of the kickoff of this year's local municipal elections - but even the early totals show big money donations might dominate fundraising in local elections again. … more
After district officials presented with the proposed final scenario for the Elementary Schoo No. 30 attendance zoning map to at the Leander ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 18, the board opted … more
A dead bat found in the 4500 block of Three Arrows Court in Cedar Park tested positive for rabies this week. Cedar Park has periodically had live and dead bats test positive for rabies in recent … more
Four new, first-time candidates have filed to challenge incumbent city council candidates in Leander and Cedar Park. The filing period for running for local city council elections began on Jan. … more
Despite lingering cold from the freezing temperatures that caused the original event to be postponed, a sizeable crowd turned out Saturday, Jan. 27, for the rescheduled MLK Day March and Celebration. … more
A Grandview Hills Elementary School student self-reported on Wednesday, Jan. 17, that they had accidentally brought a backpack to school containing a gun and a knife instead of their school … more
A Cedar Park man facing a felony charge for allegedly using a wooden board to assault multiple people before setting a house on fire was found incompetent to stand trial and is being temporarily … more
The City of Leander plans to impose Stage 4 water restrictions, which prohibits all nonessential water usage, in mid-February while the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority (BCRUA) replaces its … more
The City of Leander will host its postponed MLK Day March and Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 27.  The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., was originally going to be held on the … more
A special education teacher at Leander High School is on administrative leave after being charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Michael Winters was arrested Saturday … more
On June 2, a family was shattered and the local LGBTQ+ community lost its sense of safety just as Pride Month was starting. According to the charging affidavit, 24-year-old Black gay woman Akira … more
Leander and all other area cities have canceled their MLK Day events planned for Monday after the rush of freezing temperatures turned out to be colder than expected.  The organizers have … more
Leander is gearing up for its third annual MLK Day event this Monday, Jan. 15. Organized in collaboration with the Leander Public Art and Culture Commission and the City of Leander, the theme … more
Former Williamson County state District Judge Burt Carnes, 74, and his wife Susan, 74, were both shot and killed by their son late Monday night, Jan. 8, according to the arrest affidavit filed in … more
2023 was a year of disappointment for Cedar Park, Leander and Williamson County's economic development plans. In Leander, the $1 billion Leander Springs failed to reach even its first … more
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