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The cities of Cedar Park and Leander would like to remind citizens that fireworks are illegal to possess within city limits.

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Christmas TowneChristmas might officially be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some holiday fun with your family and friends. Bring the family to the Free Chistmas … more

A man accused of "threatening to shoot passing motorists" was hospitalized Saturday evening  following an officer-involved shooting around 11:45 p.m. in a field in the 900 block of Bagdad Road, near the intersection with Whitestone Boulevard, said Cedar Park Chief of Police Sean Mannix early Sunday morning during a media briefing.

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Originally from Buffalo, New York, Cedar Park pop artist Bill Whiting, or WillyB, has a long resume of creative endeavors. He has been a stand-up comedian, documentary maker, song writer, musician, radio dj, actor and an artist of all kinds - portraiture, collage and illustrations to name a few. Most currently, Whitting seems fixated on pop art. 


Whiting’s brightly-colored acrylic paintings of pop culture icons, hearts, flowers or something abstract cannot be missed when visiting any local event where he is selling or displaying his work. 

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The Leander City Council and Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Cap Metro) officials celebrate the launch Thursday, Dec. 19, of the new Pickup rideshare app service in Leander.


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The Leander City Council will celebrate the launch of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority system's pickup service for Leander prior to Thursday's council meeting.

During the regular council meeting, the council will also consider directing staff to seek Requests for Qualifications for a third-party consultant to study meeting Leander's water supply needs for future growth. 

Lastly, the  council will consider selecting the 15 members for the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, which will help in the update of the city's Comprehensive Plan.

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Williamson County Commissioners discussed the $35 million park bond adopted in the November election and the polling locations for the upcoming primary election at their Dec. 10 meeting. 

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The Leander Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing find some common ground when it comes to their collaborative effort to redefine performance objectives for Goals 1-7 of the District Improvement Plan that was approved at a prior meeting in November. 

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Cedar Park is experiencing explosive growth that allows it to tackle new, category larger opportunities, developments and challenges on par with "graduating from junior high to high school," Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale said Wednesday, Dec. 11 following his annual State of City address.

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 The Cedar Park Police Department reported Saturday afternoon that they are now conducting a "homicide investigation" related to the"suspicious circumstances" around a Cedar Park mother's disappearance from her home at 2505 Cypress Lane, according to Assistant Chief of Police Mike Harmon.

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The planned entertainment complex Spare Birdie Public House kicked off its construction Thursday, Dec. 12, with a groundbreaking ceremony in Cedar Park.

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Two Cedar Park High School students were arrested Thursday, Dec. 12, for making terroristic threats against the high school's students and staff, according to a release by the Cedar Park Police Department.

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BKA Wealth Consulting CEO and co-founder Eric Boyce will announce this week he plans to run for the Cedar Park City Council Place 4 seat in the 2020 elections. 

Boyce is running for the seat currently occupied by Council member Mike Guevara, who will vacate the position next year to challenge Texas Rep. John Bucy III for the Texas House District 136 seat. 

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After more than four decades with Leander ISD, Cedar Park Middle School principal and earth science teacher Sandra Nell Capley Stewart will retire Dec. 20.A packed room of more than 200 fellow … more

The Leander City Council took the first step Thursday towards potentially developing the historic Davis House and the neighboring vacant lot between it and the Leander Chamber of Commerce by authorizing staff to conduct a survey of both properties and draft "as-built" drawings of the Davis House.

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The Leander City Council is considering repealing city regulation that requires developers to plant several trees while building in the City of Leander's right-of-ways alongside streets. The council voted Nov. 21 to direct staff to bring back possible repeal language at a future meeting for them to review.

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The Leander City Council will consider Thursday whether to authorize city staff to prepare "as-built drawings" of the historic Davis House, which are required for developing a site, and to conduct a survey of the Davis House and the nearby vacant lot between it and the Leander Chamber of Commerce.  

In a separate agenda item, the council will also hear a presentation during their briefing session from Austin developer Bill Pohl regarding the proposed Leander Springs project.

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Rouse High School Freshman Ava Mongoven addressed the Leander Independent School District Board about gun violence at last week’s meeting. 


“Our school’s culture has been shifted from being one of learning and growth to being underlined with fear and intimidation of gun violence,” Mongoven said. “Growing up in a generation of school shootings is a complete nightmare.” 


Mongoven said she does not know any student that feels safe in school. 


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The Leander Independent School District began teaching their chosen human sexuality curriculum, Austin LifeGuard (ALG), in October. LISD Communications Coordinator Matt Mitchell said the district has used the same program for at least 13 years. 


Review of the human sexuality curriculum occurs every three years through the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), for grades 7, 8 and 9. 


“SHAC looks at several different curriculums noting the requirements from the state and determines which curriculum to recommend for use in LISD,” Mitchell said. 


In 2018, the LISD SHAC reviewed the ALG, Big Decisions and Scott and White curriculums. Ultimately, the subcommittee recommended that LISD continue their partnership with ALG, at a cost of $35,000. The LISD School Board at the time, approved the recommendation. 

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