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Beat the heat with frozen treats: Austin Ice Cream Festival takes place Aug. 12

Hot August heat waves got you down? Entertaining your kids on summer vacation got you feeling delirious? There’s soon to be an event the whole family can enjoy, all while enjoying some cold … more

Houses of Hope: Organization provides permanent homes for the disabled

Bright, fortifying light streams through six-foot windows in the bedrooms of mentally and physically disabled residents who moved in January to their new forever home, a duplex built by Hope House on … more

S.T.E.A.M. Week volcano experiments prove learning fun

"Learning needs to be fun. That’s the predominant philosophy behind the Goddard School,” according to Butch Aggen, owner of the Cedar Park school. more

Kid reporter takes on Hurricane Harvey, Texas news

While most fifth grade boys are more concerned about Pokémon and Legos, Truman J. Hamade, a 10-year-old 5th grade student in Cedar Park, is reporting the news for a national publication. more

Everything you need to know to have a fun-filled Fall in Cedar Park and Leander

There was a noticeable cool streak in the air this week. Fall is finally working its way down to central Texas, and with it comes a bevy of fall festivals and activities for all ages. While you … more

Here's what to do in Cedar Park and Leander for the holidays

Whether you’re looking for a festive event to take the family to get some photos with santa or looking to take in some arts flavor, here are several local upcoming events sure to make your holidays bright. 

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No vets left behind: Judy Pierce and Heroes Night Out make the transition home from service a little easier

Judy Pierce and her husband run Heroes Night Out, an organization that hopes to make the transition from military to civilian life a little easier. more

Locals team up to feed Harvey first responders, survivors

A group of central Texans and about 800 pounds of pork, chicken, sausage, eggs and two big barbecue pit trucks to cook it all left for Seadrift, Texas Wednesday. more

Pam Waggoner: Leading Lady of Leander ISD

Pam Waggoner held many roles in multiple organizations all of which work towards the goal of a better future for LISD students. more

Making spirits bright: 72,000 lights illuminate Heritage Oak Tree in Cedar Park

All at once, tens of thousands of white lights wrapped around a century-old oak tree lit up at Heritage Oak Park on a warm Dec. 1 evening in Cedar Park. more

Marina adds 71 new boat slips

The NorthShore Marina on Lake Travis celebrated their addition of 71 boat slips with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday, June 24. more

Rising Tide: High Lake Travis level leads to local business boom

In July 2013, Lake Travis, the reservoir lake that provides drinking water for the Austin metro area, was a low 625 feet deep in the dead heat of a lingering drought. more

Krista Baty – Chance opportunity leads to unlikely path

It’s safe to say that there’s never a dull moment for Krista Baty. Not only is she the chief nursing officer at the Cedar Park Medical Center, but she is also the owner of FroYoz, the local … more

Commander Darlene Lewis puts community first

By helping others, Lewis works to bridge the gap between the Cedar Park community and police. more

The flowers man: Lakeline Oaks resident surprises ladies with flowers every week

Since July of last year, 84-year-old Andy Carver has made it his mission to buy a bouquet of flowers each week and give them to a widowed woman resident at Lakeline Oaks as a surprise. No one knows who it will be, they just know “Andy is the flower man.” 

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Feeding families: Karen Faulkner of Student Charities provides consistency in the lives of hungry students

Karen Faulkner has been working as a registrar for Leander ISD for more than 20 years. After noticing that students were often hungry in the classroom, she decided to do something about it. more

One last run on the ice

Bill White’s last turn around the ice was just as sweet as his first. The longtime Zamboni driver retired last Friday, April 13, after nine years of driving the Zamboni at H-E-B Center in Cedar … more

Ambassador of Leander: Optometrist Jodie West recognized as one of Leander's leaders

From the moment Jodie West moved her optometrist practice, Texas Family Eyecare to Leander in 2008, she knew she wanted to get involved with the humble community. more

A.C. Bible leaves behind Leander legacy

Arthur Calvin Bible, the namesake of Bible Stadium at Leander High School, passed away last week at the age of 99, leaving behind a legacy of influence and community stewardship in Leander. more

The Samaritan of Cedar Park

Erika Pratt is passionate about the work she does at Samaritan Health Ministries. Starting her career as a secretary for a hospital in Waco, Pratt completed her degree at Baylor. She went on to work … more
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