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Austin-area home sales up 1.1 percent this year

Home sales in the Cedar Park and Leander areas continued to climb over the summer, with prices on the rise as well. According to the 2018 2nd quarter Texas Quarterly Housing Report, home sales … more

Confessions of a Rangerette: Local dancers give their exclusive look

An international icon known for their high kicks and patriotic costumes, not much has changed for the Kilgore College Rangerettes’ style. In 1939, Kilgore College Dean B.E. Masters decided that the … more

Cities and neighborhoods preparing for National Night Out

Neighborhoods across Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock are joining thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out event. This year’s NNO will be on Oct. 3, from 6 to 9 … more

Cedar Park City Council holds first-ever Council Chat

Members of the Cedar Park City Council and city staff hosted a first-ever ‘Council Chat,’ taking off-the-agenda questions from residents and providing answers to any who attended the Sept. 4 … more

LISD Board works to keep students cool

After hearing stories from concerned parents about excessive heat on school buses and heat-exhausted children coming home after school, the Leander ISD board took action by directing administration … more

A Life of Service: Leander’s first police chief dies one day after 91st birthday

Those who knew and served with Cecil D. “C.D.” Hill said the man who became the City of Leander’s first police chief was someone willing to lend his hand to those in need.  Hill was … more

Wilco lifts burn ban after weekend rains

Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis on Monday lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County.Gattis' office advises residents to remain cautious with any outdoor burning activities … more

TxDOT: Two out of three child safety seats misused

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children. The Texas Department of Transportation is joining safety advocates statewide to bring awareness to Texas parents, reminding them to … more

The way of the (Code) Ninja

Most technology in the modern world is run on code. From smartphones to cars to websites to entire factories, very little in our our modern world could operate without code — the language of … more

New veterans park opens in Leander

On a calm Saturday morning, surrounded by the sounds of gentle fountains and the fluttering of dragonfly wings, members of the Leander City Council and the Leander Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10427 … more

A Rising Star: Young Tejano Musician Up for Best Female Artist

Mia Garcia, an 11-year-old from Austin, is making history as the youngest person to be nominated for Best New Female Artist at the Tejano Music Awards.Coming from a musical family, Garcia recorded … more

Senate candidate O’Rourke speaks to packed house in Cedar Park

There was not one vacant seat at Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s town hall meeting last Wednesday morning, as the Democratic challenger to Senator Ted Cruz spoke to a packed house at the Cedar Park … more

CTRMA approves veterans toll discount

The CTRMA has approved a toll discount program, allowing participating qualified veterans to drive toll-free, starting on Nov. 1, on the 183A toll, the 290 toll, the 71 toll lane, and the future 183 … more

Cedar Park plans 35th annual National Night Out festivities

The City of Cedar Park is planning a National Night Out Kick-Off party in September, as a part of its 35th year of participation in the police and community initiative. The event will include … more

Come one, Come all: Ben Hur Shrine Circus performs in Cedar Park this weekend

The Shrine Circus has returned to H-E-B Center at Cedar Park with six performances scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. The Ben Hur Shriners will host the Carden Circus, the only … more

New mixed-use development planned in Cedar Park

A new 126-acre development called Indigo Ridge North could add a major retail, office and restaurant development to the northeast section of Cedar Park. Previously a planned development, the … more

H-E-B Center hosting ‘Brunch with Elephants’

The 2018 Ben Hur Shrine Circus and the H-E-B Center are partnering to give guests the opportunity to spend some time with the circus’ elephants as they eat a hearty elephant-friendly … more

A Heated Issue: Leander ISD board considering solutions to hot buses

With outdoor temperatures rising above 100 degrees this month, temperatures aboard some Leander ISD school buses have also swelled, with some reporting temperatures above 115 degrees. “It was … more

Christian Brothers Automotive opens Leander location

A retired firefighter and his wife have opened a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise in Leander. It is the city’s first and the fourth Christian Brothers Automotive location in the greater … more

Domino’s delivers with new ‘pizza theater’ concept

Domino’s Pizza recently unveiled one of its new ‘pizza theater’ concepts in Jonestown, allowing customers to see every step in the process of creating their pizza order. Before 2009, the … more
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