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Operation Secret Santa at Legacy

Stop by Legacy at Crystal Falls in Leander and take a star off their giving tree.Starting now, those who want to make a difference this holiday season can choose to participate in Operation Secret Santa program for seniors. Legacy at Crystal Falls, … more

Preschool Fair helps parents decide: Event allows new families to interview schools

Selecting a preschool can be a daunting task for families. In order to help facilitate the process, MOMS club of Cedar Park (Moms Offering Moms Support), is hosting a preschool fair that allows parents to explore preschools located in Cedar Park, … more

Keep the fur babies warm: Winter Blanket Drive collects fleece throws for shelter

Cedar Park’s Happy Tails Pet Resort is hosting a blanket drive for the dogs and cats at Texas Humane Heroes, an animal rescue shelter in Leander. New fleece throws are needed to help give rescue animals a warm place to stay while they wait to be … more

Residents want pipeline rejected

Last week during Williamson County Commissioners Court, several runners and birdwatchers asked commissioners to vote against a proposed sewage pipeline in Berry Springs Park and Preserve, a park located outside of Georgetown.At this time, … more

O Christmas tree, let’s take down thee

If the verse “thy leaves are so unchanging” is no longer inspiring, never fear. Cedar Park and Leander both have opportunities to help locals recycle their evergreens. For those who live in Cedar Park, pack up the tree and head to the parking … more

Edible Books Contest coming up

This weekend, the Cedar Park Public Library is holding a Edible Book Contest. An edible book is a food-based creation that depicts a fictional or non-fictional literary work or literary character. It can look like a book in form and shape, be … more

Visions of humans danced in their heads: Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter offers holiday foster program

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…Interested in changing that?The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) hopes families can make room for a furry friend this holiday season. At … more

Free car seat event in Leander next month

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be working in conjunction with Austin-Travis County EMS to conduct a child car safety and booster seat fitting event for area residents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. The safety seat … more

No more labels? Not a problem: WilCo animal shelter drops breed labels for dogs

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is no longer using breed labels to identify its adoptable dogs. “The main focus is on the fact that 75 percent of the guesses are wrong when a staff member assigns a breed to a dog,” Community … more

What goes up, must come down? Cedar Park flag back to the drawing board

Cedar Park will reconsider the design of their new city flag after public outcry became too loud to ignore. At their last meeting, the Cedar Park City Council voted to reevaluate the design for the flag and take a public vote on it. The council … more

Leander Police Department preparing for Drug Take Back day

Leander residents can properly dispose of expired or unused human and pet medications at the Drug Take Back program scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 29 at the Leander Police Department, 705 Leander Drive.The purpose is to safely destroy … more

Students make 3-D prosthetic hand for classmate

Students from Summit Christian Academy in Cedar Park didn’t need to ask "when are we going to use this in real life?" when they used a 3-D printer to make a classmate a prosthetic hand.Two weeks ago, fifth-grade students spent the day working on … more

Jazz and Art on Main coming to Cedar Park

A new event featuring jazz musicians and an eclectic group of artists is coming to Cedar Park on April 28 and 29, said Hailey Dulde, city of Cedar Park recreation program specialist.Jazz and Art on Main will open to the public at 6 p.m., April 28 … more

Education Connection strives to improve literacy: Organization wants every child reading before fourth grade

Education Connection was piloted in Leander ISD to combat literacy with a desire to have every child reading by the time they exit third grade. According to Education Connection organizers, research has identified third grade literacy as one of four … more

Black History Month celebration soon

The city of Leander will hold its fourth annual Black History Month program Feb. 17 with special guest speaker Dr. Mark Clanton, MD, MPH and Chief Medical Officer of Accenture Operations. Leander Economic Development Manager and event organizer … more

Roast and Toast honoring Cedar Park Mayor

On Feb. 11, a Roast and Toast honoring Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. Put on by Twin Lakes Family YMCA, this black tie, red carpet event includes … more

CPHS to put on fashion show, funds to go toward Project Graduation

Cedar Park High School has a trendy way of raising money for Project Graduation. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, CPHS seniors will walk the catwalk at the Twin Creeks Country Club. Attendees can shop Kendra Scott's new spring jewelry line and enjoy a … more

A Full Plate

Roman Lewis (left) waits for a piece of cake to add to his Thanksgiving feast last Friday at Block House Creek Elementary. more

Purses for domestic violence survivors

Many women carry a purse containing their car keys, a wallet and their phone. For women who are domestic violence survivors, a handbag can serve a much greater purpose. That’s why last week, Handbags for Hope made an appearance at T-Werx … more

Woof Worries

A proposed pet boarding facility off Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park has nearby community members concerned the 250-capacity “pet resort” will create a headache from the barking. more
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