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Animal shelter ‘Fur Ball’ to fund expansions

The 8th annual Fur Ball silent auction gala, presented by the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, will soon be taking place to raise funds to expand the facility and its services.  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

Dyslexia Decoded

Cami Cox, a dyslexic student at Baylor University, says Dr. Seuss books are still a challenge.  But undaunted, she will return this August as a sophomore and put in extra time to decipher … more

Summer reading programs underway at the Cedar Park Library

Summer reading programs are underway at the Cedar Park Library. The popular library has become the go-to hotspot for Cedar Park residents featuring summer reading, kids chess, knitting classes, veteran's activities and reading and music programs for infants, toddlers and kindergarteners. 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

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

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

Here's where you can volunteer in the Cedar Park, Leander area this Thanksgiving

There are several ways to lend a helping hand this Thanksgiving holiday in Central Texas. Here’s a few ways to get involved. 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

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

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

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

Governor opens nominations for 2017 Star of Texas Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Star of Texas Award, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. The Star of Texas awards honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or … more

LISD seniors collaborate with local businesses

Each year, Leander ISD has their annual COOL Week (Career Opportunities On Location) for high school seniors throughout the district, which allows students to spend the week working as interns at various locations. These internships give students … more

Dangerously Cute: Vandegrift to host women’s self defense seminar

Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. One out of every five college women are sexually assaulted.  Eighty … more

WilCo approves funds for prep work on animal shelter

Early next year, construction should be starting at Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. The shelter plans a 20,000-square-foot expansion of nearly $10 million. Last week, commissioners voted in favor of  spending up to $20,000 with Balcones … more

Cedar Park PD hosts training to avoid child abduction

Public servants must be prepared to teach children how to avoid and escape abduction. The Cedar Park Police Department is partnering with Strategos International to host one-day child abduction Train the Trainer Course for adults interested in … more

Program promotes interfaith understanding: The Red Bench encourages discussion among faith communities

Have you ever wanted to ask someone a question about his or her religion or beliefs, but didn’t for fear of coming off as rude? The Red Bench is a fix for this common dilemma. The Red Bench is an ongoing dialogue program designed to address … more
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