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Texas' infant mortality rates vary across state, among ethnic groups, study shows

While Texas' infant mortality rate is lower than the national average, a new study shows wide variations in rates across different areas of the state and among different racial groups. The … more

Texas attorney general says it's illegal for schools to bus kids to polling places

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an official, nonbinding opinion Wednesday saying school districts cannot drive students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational … more

Local mayor’s races draw early candidates

After candidate filing began last week for Cedar Park and Leander's May 5 city elections, vacancies in the cities' mayor positions quickly drew interest. Corbin Van Arsdale filed for mayor … more

For a second year, Women's March draws thousands across Texas

In cities across Texas, thousands marched on Saturday in support of women’s rights and to protest President Donald Trump one year after his inauguration.  Dallas and Austin saw … more

Leander Council OKs 5th fire station in west side of town

The Leander Fire Department will add a fifth firehouse in 2019 to keep pace with population growth on the west side of the city.  more

Police determine racing cause of fatal crash in Cedar Park

Cedar Park Police determined street racing caused a fatal crash near the intersection of West Whitestone Boulevard and Walton Way last week, killing two young children. more

Curtain call: three LISD high schools to begin musical productions this weekend

It’s opening night for three Leander ISD high schools, with each drama program ready to put on their own musical production. more

New management appointed to Round Rock Premium Outlets

Round Rock Premium Outlets is under new management.  more

Special education caps were the Texas Legislature's idea, educators say

After a federal report blasted Texas for failing kids with disabilities, educators and public education advocates are pointing the finger directly at state legislators who, they argue, first … more

Cedar Park HS cheer team takes home Spirit State Championship

After winning the UIL Spirit State Championship last weekend, the Cedar Park High School cheer squad’s 30 cheerleaders can now say they’re bonafide UIL state champs in their own right.

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Going further than prior proposals, Abbott unveils a plan to slow Texas property tax growth

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to "rein in skyrocketing property taxes" in Texas ... more

Leander ISD cancels school and all after-school programs Tuesday

All schools, facilities, offices and after-school programs and athletic events in Leander ISD will be canceled Tuesday, Jan. 16, district officials said.  more

Wintry mix, icy roads expected Monday night

A winter storm watch was issued for the Austin area for Monday night that will bring a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow with icy roads likely. more

Cedar Park City Council approves expanding scope of police department review to include patrols

The Cedar Park City Council Thursday approved expanding the scope of an ongoing independent review of its police department to include its patrol division. more

Cold snap could ice roads early next week

Weather forecasts calling for the possibility of snow and ice early next week has TxDOT gearing up to pretreat area roadways this weekend. more

Leander Mayor Chris Fielder will not seek re-election

After six years of city leadership, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder announced Friday morning he will not be seeking another term in 2018. more

Criticism builds for Texas DPS decision to lay off 117 older officers

In its latest attempt to address budget cuts, the Texas Department of Public Safety is again facing harsh criticism. Multiple lawmakers and the department’s officers association have … more

Proposed stormwater drainage solution needed, Cedar Park residents say

When Tropical Storm Hermine pummeled Cedar Park with 12 hours of nonstop rain  in 2010, Susan Light and Roger Young found their home trapped in a funnel collecting stormwater runoff from … more

Cedar Park City Council approves public safety statue to be built at CPPD

The men and women who work to keep Cedar Park safe are going to be recognized with a bronze statue outside the city’s police department. more

Feds say Texas illegally failed to educate students with disabilities

A U.S. Department of Education investigation concluded Thursday that Texas violated federal law by failing to ensure students with disabilities were properly evaluated and provided with an adequate … more
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