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Bombing suspect dead

After holding the greater Austin area at bay for nearly three weeks, police report the suspect in a series of bombings killed himself early Wednesday morning. Austin Interim Police Chief Brian … more

H-E-B issues precautionary recall

H-E-B has issued a product recall of H-E-B branded Cranberry Turkey Salad products. The recall affects those products with a sell-by date of March 19 or earlier because of potentially … more

S.T.E.A.M. Week volcano experiments prove learning fun

"Learning needs to be fun. That’s the predominant philosophy behind the Goddard School,” according to Butch Aggen, owner of the Cedar Park school. more

Leander PD celebrates 40th anniversary

Forty years ago, on January 21, 1978, the rural community of Leander voted to incorporate as the City of Leander. At the time the new city's population was just over 300. Leander's first mayor Joe … more

Leander council ready for first video coverage of meetings

March 15 is opening night for video broadcasts of Leander City Council meetings. The seven council members, city manager and supporting cast of city staff will appear on camera at the Pat Bryson … more

Leander Council signs on to financing plan for Chapman Parks

The Leander City Council approved a rezoning request for the Chapman Parks development on Thursday night. The council also accepted a landowner petition to allow developers to create a financing … more

Being here now

In the Fall of 1971 I found my copy of Be Here Now, Baba Ram Dass’ classic introduction to Eastern Thought. I read it, and put it in a prominent and safe place in my library. From time to time, as … more

Here's what happened in the 2018 Texas primaries

As polls opened in the Texas primaries on Tuesday, The Texas Tribune laid out seven key questions for election night. Now that the smoke is clearing, here are the answers … more

Here are results from primary races for Texas' eight open congressional seats

Despite contributing millions of her own dollars to her campaign, GOP fundraiser Kathaleen Wall failed to make it to a runoff in Texas' 2nd Congressional District, which was one of eight open … more

Leander ISD addresses campus safety, security

In the aftermath of a deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead by a lone gunman, Leander ISD officials are addressing the district’s current safety and security systems with parents and students. more

Residents back Cedar Park council’s Vietnam War statue redo

Cedar Park City Council members got some support Thursday night for their decision to turn down a Vietnam War statue because it didn’t include a woman.

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City of Leander opens new intramural sports turf field

The City of Leander unveiled nearly five acres of synthetic sports turf field at Robin Bledsoe Park earlier this month, paving the way for young athletes to enjoy soccer, lacrosse, flag football, field hockey and more. 

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Some lawmakers think free speech is endangered at Texas colleges. But what can they do about it?

Free speech on campus may be a hot-button issue, but it has spurred only tepid action in the Texas Capitol so far. After months of media conflagration, hand-wringing and attempts to push through … more

Leander candidates draw for ballot order

The City of Leander election campaign officially kicked off this morning as candidates for Mayor and City Council positions 2, 4 and 6 drew straws for ballot position in … more

Audit: Company behind Texas "clean coal" project used federal funds for liquor, limousines and lobbying

A now-bankrupt company that received a major federal stimulus grant to build a “clean coal” power plant in West Texas spent millions of taxpayer dollars on alcohol, lobbying, … more

Ambassador of Leander: Optometrist Jodie West recognized as one of Leander's leaders

From the moment Jodie West moved her optometrist practice, Texas Family Eyecare to Leander in 2008, she knew she wanted to get involved with the humble community. more

Local elections set in Cedar Park, Leander

The final candidates for election to city council seats in Cedar Park and Leander were set Friday when the deadline to file to run for office expired. Only one incumbent is seeking reelection in Cedar Park and both cities will have new faces in the mayors’ positions. more

LISD grieves for Florida victims, continues to focus on security

We are deeply saddened by the events that took place last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We are mourning with the nation over the tragic loss of innocent lives, … more

Hazard mitigation funding for Harvey recovery becomes available

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott traveled to Rockport and Houston on Feb. 13 to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of … more
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