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Wilco names new senior director of emergency services

Chris Connealy has been appointed by the Williamson County Commissioners Court to serve as senior director of Emergency Services effective July 16. Connealy takes the role following the retirement of …

This Week's Poll
Do you agree with Leander reducing polling places for its mayoral runoff?

The city council approved just two polling places for the June 16 mayoral runoff, citing the $4,000 cost per location as a primary reason. The city council election which led to the runoff had four …

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State & Region

Santa Fe High School had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. Ten people still died.

They, like so many others, thought they had taken the steps to avoid this. The school district had an active-shooter plan, and two armed police officers walked the halls …

High School Sports

Leander ISD baseball sees 50 athletes named to All-District baseball lists

Rouse led Leander ISD with 12 baseball players named to the All-District and superlative lists.

More High School Sports
Triple threat: Glenn's Gabby Thomas qualifies for state meet in three events Gabby Thomas didn’t start long jumping until midway through this season. Now she’s going to the biggest high school meet in Texas.
Vista Ridge, San Antonio Holmes face off in second round The Vista Ridge softball team is using the high intensity of the last part of district play as a boost as the second round of the playoffs begin.
High school soccer players face tough choices with development academies in the mix This was the first year when some high school soccer players were forced to make a tough decision.
Texas Stars

Stars reflect on run to Calder Cup Finals

Travis Morin will gladly trade a chance at getting in some early summer golf for extra hockey.

Round Rock Express
Grizzlies polish off four-game sweep against Express The Express have fallen into the same rut every game they’ve played against the Fresno Grizzlies this season.
Andrus embraces role as mentor in short time with Express Elvis Andrus embraced his role as a mentor, even if it was just for a couple days.
Express offense sputters in loss to Grizzlies For the second straight game, the Express bats had trouble getting going.
Astros prospect flirts with no-hitter as Grizzlies down Express The last time Trent Thornton’s parents came out to see him play, he had one of the worst outings of the season. They flew to Round Rock from Charlotte to watch their son face the Express on Saturday and got an entirely different show.
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School News

Leander ISD partners with Concordia on leadership training

Potential Leander ISD teachers have the option to earn their Master of Education degree with a specialization in Education Administration through a unique partnership with Concordia University Texas. …

Editorials
Two is good, four is better

Leander resident Jeff Jenkins told Leander City Council members, “To take away voting places, you’re taking away someone’s right to vote." …

“All politics is local.”

Attention candidates: visionaries needed for mayor

The Leander ISD 2017 Bond: Footing the bill

Letters
LETTER: Mayors prayer breakfast isn't offensive

To the editor: In the March 15 edition of the Hill Country News, a gentleman, Brian Bolton, write in concerning the, "First Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast" to express his concern that elected …

LETTER: The needy are often stubborn and slothful

Letter to the editor - 10/5/17

Commentary
Faith Commentary
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