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Hearing into Greg Kelley conviction continues, family issues statement

UPDATED: State District Judge Donna King ruled that no bond would be set for Greg Kelley today. more

Texas Ranger testifies Greg Kelley treated unfairly, acknowledges two additional suspects

A Texas Ranger testified at a packed Williamson County court hearing Thursday that he believed Kelley had been treated unfairly. more

Bathroom bill debate highlights barriers to updating birth certificate in Texas

Though he tries to avoid restrooms “at all costs,” high school student Jason Foster says they’re sometimes unavoidable at school. Leander Independent School District requires students to … more

Toll Free: Texas House bill calls for 183A access roads

A proposed Texas House bill is calling to stop several 183 North toll road projects until free access roads are constructed alongside the toll road in Cedar Park. more

Lightning strikes in Leander and Cedar Park cause fires

Several homes were struck by thunderstorm lightning in Leander and Cedar Park last week, causing fires and more than $1 million in damage to three homes in Leander last week. A fire caused by lightning was also reported at a home on Paden Circle in Cedar Park. more

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

Sweeping upgrades proposed for LISD Schools

A $453.8 million bond package was proposed at the LISD board meeting in June. The funds are mostly allocated for growth … more

Proposed kennel withdraws building application

Officials for Pet Paradise, a luxury dog kennel planned for east Whitestone Blvd., have withdrawn their application for a special use permit following an opposition petition from neighboring landowners. more

Everything you need to know for the Central Texas solar eclipse on Aug. 21

Come lunchtime on Monday, Aug. 21, you might notice the light outside suddenly shifting as a new moon moves into the path of the sun, creating a large shadow. more

Hill Country News launches new website

There’s a whole new look to hillcountrynews.com. more

Leander ISD votes to put $454 million bond package before voters

Facing an explosion of growth, for the first time in 10 years the Leander ISD has decided to ask voters to approve a school bond package. more

Greg Kelley released on bond

Greg Kelley, who was convicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child in 2014, was released on $50,000 bond today by District Judge Donna King pending a recommendation from the judge on whether Kelley should be … more

Despite Texans' support, effort to repeal health care law narrowly defeated in U.S. Senate

The efforts of U.S. Senate Republicans to repeal former President Obama's 2010 health care law collapsed early Friday morning, thanks to a shocking defection from U.S. Sen. John McCain … more

Lawmakers file dozens of bills as Abbott officially calls special session

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a declaration for a special session of the Texas Legislature Monday, formally inviting lawmakers back to Austin to pass “sunset legislation” that will keep several key … more

Overnight construction to cause closures on I-35 Sunday, Aug. 13

Construction of a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge on I-35 at FM 3406 Sunday will cause overnight road closures, TxDOT officials said. more

House, Senate have not yet engaged in back-and-forth on key bills

Not a single bill had been agreed to by the state House and Senate as of July 28, exactly 10 days into the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature. more

Hats off to you, grads

As the class of 2017 walked onto the floor to the rousing melody of "Pomp and Circumstance" by their school band, their long graduation gowns flowed like ribbons over the bare floor of the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Saturday, June 3. more

Texas officials condemn “hate, bigotry” in Charlottesville

A white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 12 spurred several Texas officials to release statements condemning the violence that took place that killed one and … more

Leander City Council considering mixed use town center

The Leander City Council is considering a proposal for a walkable downtown area with retail and game areas. 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
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