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12th Annual Bluegrass Festival scheduled for Leander

Six top bluegrass bands and a bevy of arts, crafts and food vendors will be featured at the City of Leander’s 12th annual Bluegrass Festival the weekend of Sept. 22. more

Greg Kelley ruling may be delayed

Friends, family and supporters of Greg Kelley, who is seeking to overturn his 2014 conviction for super aggravated sexual assault of a child, are anxiously awaiting a ruling in the case by Williamson … more

Recreation supervisor joins Leander's Parks and Rec

The City of Leander has a new recreation supervisor who will be dedicated to managing and creating community events. Heather Taylor, who has helped develop programs for young people at 10 military … more

WilCo YMCA Teen Court seeking participants

Organizers for the 22nd Williamson County YMCA Teen Court program are seeking students to participate in mock trials on real life cases Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Twin Lake YMCA … more

Community members assist driver, flip overturned van

About a dozen people in Cedar Park flipped an overturned van upright at the Bell Blvd. and Cypress Creek Rd. intersection following a traffic accident Wednesday evening, police said. more

First-time teacher strives at building student relationships

Khione Stevenson knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was five years old. She dreamed about becoming one for 17 years and now, at 22 and full of nervous hope, she taught her first day as a full … more

Williamson County adopts $191 million budget

The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $191 million budget for fiscal year 2017-18 and reduced the overall county tax rate by one cent per $100 valuation as compared to last year. more

Where’s Carter?

Critics say longtime U.S. Rep. John R. Carter is isolated and unresponsive to constituents more

Flood-related suffering, relief efforts grow in Harvey’s wake

AUSTIN — Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and … more

Texting and driving ban enforced statewide

As authorities gear up for the start of Labor Day weekend, a new statewide law banning texting and driving took effect Friday, Sept. 1. more

Despite temporary gas shortages throughout Texas, officials say there's no fuel crisis

Texas gas stations are temporarily running out of fuel. However, officials say there’s no shortage of fuel in the state. more

Locals team up to feed Harvey first responders, survivors

A group of central Texans and about 800 pounds of pork, chicken, sausage, eggs and two big barbecue pit trucks to cook it all left for Seadrift, Texas Wednesday. more

Local businesses collecting donations for flood victims

Several local businesses in Cedar Park and Leander are coordinating efforts to donate needed items to the Austin Disaster Relief Network. more

Cedar Park woman files lawsuit after her car dropped seven stories

A Cedar Park woman who was injured July 13 when her car plunged seven stories off a parking garage deck in downtown Austin has filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court seeking $1 million in damages. more

Hurricane Harvey assaults coast, then batters inland counties

AUSTIN — Hurricane Harvey slammed the middle Texas coast on Aug. 25, hammering the region from Rockport to Palacios before continuing inland as a tropical storm and causing widespread … more

Residents struggle with flooding

Officials and residents of Cedar Park and Leander struggled over the weekend and into the week to cope with the high wind and flood water that hit the Austin area as a result of Hurricane Harvey. more

Austin area remains in flash flood warning as Harvey stalls

As rainfall continues from a stalled, crawling Hurricane Harvey, a flash flood warning has been set through Wednesday night in parts of Williamson and Travis Counties. more

Hurricane Harvey down to Tropical Storm, rainfall, flooding still a risk

As of 1 p.m. today, Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm, however, the rainfall and flooding remains a threat and could continue for several days. more

Suicide Task Force working to compile current data on mental health crisis

Concerned about the increasing number of suicides in Williamson County, a 16-member Suicide Task Force Review Team has begun an extensive effort to compile current data on what it believes is a mental health crisis. more

City officials prepare for Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas Gulf Coast, officials in Northwest Austin and Williamson County are organizing and preparing for heavy rainfall and floods. more
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