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Extra, Extra

In the past few weeks, you might have noticed that the paper that has been coming to your house for years is no longer in your driveway. Don’t worry, it’s not personal. With the explosive growth in both Leander and Cedar Park we have started … more

Spring forward?

Daylight saving time is something that people love or hate depending on the time of the year. This weekend, we will be setting our clocks an hour ahead. However, this might become a thing of the past in Texas.Three bills filed this legislative … more

Prescription for disaster

As costs surrounding healthcare in the United States continue to rise, Americans see example after example of how problematic the for-profit model has become.The latest high-profile examples have come from the pharmaceutical world, including … more

A civic red flag

The Cedar Park City Council was right about one thing – a flag matters to the city’s residents. The city has found itself in a mess of opinions and critiques in response to the public unveiling in early December of the new Cedar Park flag, … more

Americans can’t disagree on facts

“I think sometimes we can disagree with facts.”– White House Press Secretary Sean SpicerPolicy aside, the Trump presidency got off to an odd beginning Saturday when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made some specific claims about … more

We see them trollin’, they hatin’

Perhaps sitting behind a computer and telling someone off makes some people feel tough and powerful. It’s easier than ever to bash someone when you can do it anonymously in the safety of your screen, never having to make eye contact or have any … more

Thanks through giving

How often in your life have you considered fresh vegetables or apples to be a treat added to your diet? When locals in need show up at Hill Country Community Ministries for groceries, those are the kinds of things that bring smiles and feelings … more

All hands on deck

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.Very few Americans or migrants in this country today can trace their family tree to roots that were here in the very beginning. We can almost … more

Go vote

When the polls opened before dawn on Oct. 24, a mother stood in line outside the Cedar Park Public Library to cast her ballot. She had a young baby, probably not yet a year old, strapped to her chest, and a little girl in hand who was still wearing … more

No time to raise ethics questions

Monday night, in a U.S. House GOP conference meeting, Republicans voted 119-74 to essentially gut the independent power of the Office of Congressional Ethics.Not 24 hours later, the same Republicans were reversing course, already weary of the … more

Can we dictate the Constitution?

Maine Governor Paul LePage, known for his tirades and outlandish comments, has struck again, this time implying that Donald Trump could “show some authoritarian power in our country and bring back the rule of law.”Has an elected official ever … more

March on over

Monday night will have all the fanfare of a Friday night at Bible Stadium when Leander ISD marching bands take the field to show off their skills for the community.Whether there’s a little nostalgia deep down for the excitement of a marching band … more

The age of ‘easily offended’

Generation snowflake. The age of outrage. Butthurt. Pick your phrase, but that’s where we are.We thought about running an April Fools’ Day editorial last week. However, we considered the amount of chaos that could have erupted from the readers … more

COOL Week students benefit local businesses

Students in Leander ISD are spending this week diving straight into the business world.Career Opportunities On Location (COOL) is a program that matches students with businesses related to their career goals, giving them firsthand experience into a … more

Bathroom bill is bad for Texas, officials, readers say

Why aren’t our top politicians listening to Texas business executives and law enforcement officials about issues concerning our economic future? more

Be resolute, be involved

The new year is upon us and for 2017 our plan should be to be resolute. There’s no more room to be on the sidelines in America, watching the country rush by as we sit in the comfort of our own lives. There is no more comfort zone. There is no … more

Defend yourself by being aware

On Saturday, about 200 children learned self-defense skills thanks to a partnership between the Cedar Park Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office hosted its second Children’s Self Defense Academy to … more

A Day Without a Woman

Last week, it was extremely difficult to find anyone in Cedar Park or Leander who was participating in the A Day Without a Woman strike. In fact, there were several locals who had no idea what the movement was at all.For those who don’t know, last … more

Don’t be left out

After what seems like a lifetime of campaigning, debates and lobbying for donations, the 2016 general election is now less than 60 days away.For those not registered to vote, there is less than a month left to make sure you are set to participate in … more

Celebrate our parks

One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that established the U.S. National Park Service.A century and 410 sites later, the United States boasts a shining example of how to protect natural treasures and sites of historic … more
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