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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

Healthy Knights 5K and Health Fair

Hill Country Christian School’s annual 5K was a success.  more

Two Commandments that we break every day

Inspired by our presidential election, my last two sermons were on the two of the Ten Commandments most of us break every day. Thou Shalt Not Steal and Thou Shalt Not Lie. Now you’re thinking “I’ve never robbed a bank or lied under oath in … more

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

Once upon a time...

It’s Fable Fest time. That means the world of make believe is just ahead, and once upon a time is now. Saturday, the Cedar Park Library Foundation’s annual Fable Fest kicks off a weekend full of costumed fun throughout Cedar Park and Leander. … more

Shelter expansion underway: Project aims to end overcrowding, house more homeless pets

After two years of discussions, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is moving forward with a $10 million expansion project that will double their 15,000-square-foot shelter.The no-kill shelter, which opened in 2007, received funds from … more

Where have all the clowns gone?

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were getting ourselves situated in the living room with some after supper coffee while watching the little bit of TV. These days, a little bit of TV is about all a person can handle. Nothing quite … 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

Healthy Knights 5K and Health Fair

On a sun-soaked afternoon in Cedar Park this past Friday, Hill Country Christian School of Austin hosted its fifth annual “Grow Stronger. Serve Longer” 5K & Health Fair on its campus sponsored by the school’s Healthy Knights, a Parent Teacher … more

Powwow, programs share Native American tradition

Robert Bass has a passion for sharing and preserving the traditions, heritage and culture of American Indians. A founding member of the Eagle Point Singers, an American Indian drum group based in Cedar Park that performs at schools, cultural … 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
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