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Protect yourself this holiday season

Many locals are out spending money on gifts and planning trips this holiday season. These seemingly harmless activities can quickly take a turn for the worse. Asst. Chief Jeff Hayes of the Leander Police Department said that although burglaries and … more

Cedar Park Regional now offers Transoral Robotic Surgery

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center (CPRMC) now offers transoral robotic surgery to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This new modality has revolutionized surgery through providing improved visualization and access to the excess tissue in the tongue … more

Reading in a Winter Wonderland

The Leander Public Library is putting on its Winter Wonderland Celebration this weekend.Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 10, the celebration features crafts, Christmas treats and even a visit from Santa himself. The Family Winter Reading … more

Mike Knipstein named EMS Director

Williamson County Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed has selected Mike Knipstein, currently deputy director for Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), to be director of Williamson County EMS.Knipstein has been with … more

Operation Secret Santa at Legacy

Stop by Legacy at Crystal Falls in Leander and take a star off their giving tree.Starting now, those who want to make a difference this holiday season can choose to participate in Operation Secret Santa program for seniors. Legacy at Crystal Falls, … more

Deck the halls safely this year

The holiday season is upon us and many families have already started decorating their homes and searching for that perfect tree. However, the Leander Fire Department urges locals to take precautions before diving headfirst into a box of Christmas … more

LISD Board welcomes MacKay

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees swore in two returning members – Pam Waggoner and Grace Barber-Jordan – and welcomed new member, Jim MacKay at its meeting last week.Rather than vote to reorganize the board through the election of new officers, … more

Rockin’ around the tree: Annual Cedar Park celebration to include city flag unveil

The sky over Cedar Park will be a little brighter this weekend.Nearly 30,000 lights will adorn the Heritage Oak on Quest Parkway on Friday evening. The City of Cedar Park Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the eighteenth annual Holiday Tree … more

HCCM November Sunshine Award

Patti Watkins has been a volunteer with Hill Country Community Ministries for four years. She is regularly working multiple shifts in the food pantry, and also does a bread pickup run every week. She has also volunteered at other events, such as … more

Kase Jacob Brady

Lindsey and Jake Brady are proud to announce the arrival of their first born, Kase Jacob Brady. Kase was born at 3:01 a.m. in New Braunfels, Texas on July 24, 2016. Weighing in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 20 inches long. Kase’s maternal … more

A Full Plate

Roman Lewis (left) waits for a piece of cake to add to his Thanksgiving feast last Friday at Block House Creek Elementary. more

Thanksgiving Feast

Matthew Miller enjoys holiday lunch with his grandmother, Josie Camacho at Block House Creek Elementary. The food service crew and staff at Block House Creek managed to feed more than 1,000 students and family members the last day of school … more

Cedar Park PD to get new training facility

Traditionally, firearms training focuses on simply hitting a target. But for the Cedar Park Police Department, a new state-of-the- art facility is going to emphasize not firing the weapon as much as firing it. “This is as much about … more

Cedar Park community comes together for needy

 For more than two decades, the Cedar Park Police Department has led the way on a Blue Santa program that grows every year. Last year, Cedar Park’s Blue Santa served more than 250 families, including the efforts of much of the city staff, … more

Leander Blue Santa brings community together to help neighbors

Holiday cheer abounds this season as Leander Blue Santa gears up for another year of helping area families fulfill some of their Christmas wishes. The final day for a family to register to participate as a recipient in the toy donation program is … more

Follow the Star illuminates the season

It’s no longer a surprise to area residents that each holiday season, Cedar Park is home to the most elaborate living nativity scene in Central Texas. It’s marked by a spotlight, six-feet in diameter, beaming up in the night sky. The light … more
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