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Texas' unpopular statewide standardized test is once again caught in legislative crosshairs, this time after a controversial Texas Monthly article questioned whether the test was evaluating … more
Leander ISD trustees will review an additional attendance zoning scenario at the April 4 board meeting in preparation for an expected final decision on zoning changes in May. The zoning changes are … more
State regulators have zeroed in on a Williamson County man they say illegally soliciting investments in a medical device product. Texas State Securities Board regulators last week ordered … more
The Leander City Council approved more than a half-million dollars for construction of the final phase of the city’s Veterans Park, including $100,000 on an eagle sculpture for the park at its … more
Local gas prices have risen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.17/g over the weekend, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 Austin-area stations. Prices are 21.7 cents per … more
The Texas Senate State Affairs Committee last week advanced the first bill that’s not dubbed an emergency item by Gov. Greg Abbott: one that prevents cities from requiring paid sick leave for their … more
With more and more Texans seeking relief from shock medical bills, two prominent lawmakers — one Republican, one Democrat — are pushing far-reaching legislation that would bar emergency care … more
Thomas K. Ridpath of Cedar Park, Texas passed away at his home on Feb. 26, 2019. Formerly of Richmond, Indiana, he was born Aug. 30, 1945 to Myra K. and Thomas C. Ridpath. He is survived by his wife … more
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say impersonated a law enforcement officer for the purpose of deceiving an elderly Williamson County couple in order to steal cash.Clifford Martin Cook II, … more
The Texas Senate on Monday unanimously passed a bill that would provide $5,000 annual pay raises for full-time classroom teachers and librarians, at a cost of $4 billion over the next two … more
The Leander City Council will take up a proposal to spend up to $100,000 on a statue for the city’s Veterans Park during its March 7 meeting. The city solicited bids beginning in January to … more
The Logeman family has much to be grateful for after their 10th grade daughter, Catherine, survived a cardiac arrest at the beginning of the school year thanks to life-saving CPR instructions … more
Leander ISD’s annual COOL Week, or Career Opportunities on Location, has become a rite of passage for career-oriented seniors within the district. Each year, the program provides students an … more
Gasoline prices in Austin have risen 9.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.13/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the … more
Billy Brooks anxiously waits for a pair of Leander ISD students to arrive at COBB Tuning in North Austin on Feb. 18. Brooks is underprepared and doesn’t really know what to expect when the students … more
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that most high school seniors have faced. But for today’s students, this question takes on a whole new light. No longer allowed to get … more
In Texas, property taxes keep local governments like cities, counties and school districts operating and pay for everything from police officers’ salaries to city street repairs and classroom … more
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees approved a series of major maintenance projects for 2019, reviewed the district’s performance on an annual Texas scorecard and continued the discussion for a … more
WASHINGTON — More than one-third of the money President Donald Trump wants to redirect from other federal programs to build a border barrier is likely to be unavailable from the sources he has … more
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of district staff to leave bus routes unchanged for the upcoming 2019-20 school year, allowing district administration and a citizens … more
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