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Capital Metro increases capacity for Leander and Downtown Station MetroRail rides

Early morning Leander commuters headed to Austin will now have more trips offered at the Leander and Downtown MetroRail stations. more

LEEF gives $10,000 in grants to LISD programs

More than $10,000 was distributed to 15 LISD educators and their student organizations last month, providing funding for numerous special educational programs, equipment and events. more

Democratic challenger to Carter finds noose on campaign sign

A Democratic congressional candidate challenger to longtime Rep. John Carter found a noose slung over her campaign sign Thursday. more

LISD addresses bus driver shortage, raises pay

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a plan Thursday night to recruit and retain more bus drivers by raising their starting pay, offering bonuses and rewarding drivers with good work attendance records. more

Round Rock girls found safe, kidnapper charged

The man who allegedly abducted two Round Rock girls, and remains a person of interest in their mother’s death, was charged with kidnapping Thursday afternoon. more

Cedar Park considers city charter amendments

When Cedar Park voters go to the polls for city elections this spring, they likely will be asked to vote on more than 20 amendments to the city charter in addition to marking ballots for city council … more

Toll 183A rates increase

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority rang in 2018 with increasing toll charges at several TxTAG gates on US 183A, effectively adding 6 cents in charges for full passage. more

Cedar Park woman donates 100 blankets to Leander animal shelter

For two years, Cedar Park resident Marita Rush spent her free time making intricately colorful crochet blankets, eventually making more than 100. On Dec. 21, she rolled in to a Leander animal shelter with a trunkful and donated the whole lot. more

Company to bring 107 jobs to Cedar Park

A fast-growing for-profit education company is set to bring more than 100 new jobs to Cedar Park with the relocation of its headquarters beginning in 2019.

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ACC aims to launch bachelor’s of science in nursing degree program

Registered nurses may be able to pursue bachelor's of science in nursing degrees at Austin Community Colleges following approval of its first bachelor's program in fall 2018. more

Leander council balks at consultant fee for pattern book

A plan that could have made building custom homes in Leander easier was halted last week when the city council balked at paying a consultant $78,000 to create a pattern book. more

Cedar Park, Leander and Georgetown police departments to receive and share SWAT robot

The ranks of three local police departments will grow in 2018 to include a robot that can allow police officers to stay out of the line of fire when diffusing crime scenes. more

Leander Police to purchase new vehicle and body cameras

While Leander officers have been wearing L3 Mobile Vision brand body cameras since 2014, the current system’s software and hardware can be unreliable. more

Leander ISD's no-call on snow day draws fire

As a rare downpour of fluffy white snow fell throughout Texas, Ryan was one of several Leander ISD employees who drove the 200-square miles of the district roadways to personally survey weather conditions before making a final decision about any cancellation or delay for Friday Dec. 8.

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Overcrowding forces Williamson County Animal Shelter to ask for help

More than a hundred owners surrendered dogs to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter last month, straining resources and prompting fears that some animals may need to be euthanized if the … more

Former Cedar Park teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship with a minor

A former Leander ISD teacher has been accused of sexual assault of a child and an inappropriate relationship with a minor, according to the Williamson County sheriff’s office. more

TxDOT to launch traffic study of Parmer Lane in Cedar Park

The Texas Department of Transportation will be conducting a traffic study of Parmer Lane this month in Cedar Park, officials said. 

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New volunteer committee providing input on Leander senior center

There’s a new committee for the city of Leander, which consists entirely of volunteer senior citizens. more

Volunteers needed for Port Arthur cleanup days

Austin Disaster Relief Network organizers are looking for volunteers for major cleanup days in Texas coastal city of Port Arthur, where as many as 1,000 homes are still in need of repairs after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. 

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Leander ISD eyes Larkspur subdivision for new elementary school

After LISD’s $454.4 million bond was approved by voters Nov. 7, district officials are considering plans for a new elementary school in the rapidly growing, northernmost area of the district. more
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