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Follow-up test samples negative for West Nile Virus mosquitoes in Cedar Park

After an initial report of a sampling of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus in early October, Cedar Park officials are reporting two consecutive weeks of negative test results.

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Do you plan to vote in the Leander ISD bond election on Nov. 7?

Leander ISD voters will decide next month to either enact or oppose a $454.4 million bond proposal that would construct four new schools, improve safety of facilities and accommodate for projected growth in the district. Early voting begins Oct. 23

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State & Region

In Austin, Sessions touts Trump's hardline stance on immigration

During a visit to Austin on Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a harsh rebuke of what he called the “open borders” lobby, praised the Texas Legislature for passing a controversial immigration enforcement measure and doubled down on some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial proposals, including the construction of a wall of the country’s border.

High School Sports

Parker, Vandegrift run over Vista Ridge

When Vandegrift and Vista Ridge get together, there has never been a shortage of points. Friday night was no different, but it saw a new record in the LISD rivalry.

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School News

LISD meets with Fish & Wildlife on status of second road to VHS

Leander ISD has a second meeting this week with local representatives of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as it continues the discussion on building a second access road to Vandegrift HS through the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.

Editorials
Elected to represent

We believe strongly that elected officials should be responsive to all of their constituents, regardless of party affiliation and regardless of voting history.

Bathroom bill is bad for Texas, officials, readers say

Texas House members have the chance to save open government

We see them trollin’, they hatin’

The age of ‘easily offended’

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