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LISD board approves raises for employees

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees gave final approval to a plan recommending raises averaging 2 percent for most district employees as well as an increase in the district’s contribution toward … more

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter unveils new Canine Corral

STAFF REPORTSThe Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) opened its temporary dog shelter June 6 in the county's Livestock Show Barn in San Gabriel Park. The facility is celebrating the … more

CAMPO Fails to Take Action on 620 Congestion at May Meeting

Several key meetings held in May aimed to shed light on proposed funding and fixes for congestion and road safety problems along RM 620 between Mansfield Dam and U.S. Highway 183. Residents shared … more

Police encourage vigilance after recent attack on Brushy Creek Trail

After a recently attempted assault on a woman jogging along Brushy Creek Trail, area police departments are encouraging citizens to stay safe when using outdoor parks and trails.Police are also … more

Lakeline Sears closing doors in September

A longtime fixture in Lakeline Mall is closing in September. Sears Holdings Corporation last week announced that its store at Lakeline Mall will be closing in September, along with 72 other locations … more

Another stop along the way

The City of Cedar Park will install a new traffic light near Running Brushy Middle School in time for school to start in August. Senior Traffic Engineer Stephen Hanuscin said the city received … more

Bridging the gaps

The City of Cedar Park has approved $270,000 to fill in gaps in eight sidewalks around town and to construct ADA-compliant ramps in six other locations.The 14 locations are part of phase 4 of the … more

United Way's free tax prep serves record number of residents

United Way Free Tax Prep Sets Record for Number of Clients ServedMore than 1,500 Williamson County residents received free income tax preparation services this year through the United Way of … more

TxDMV warns buyers to beware of flood-damaged vehicles

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is urging Texans to do their research before buying a new or used car.“Giving someone a new or used car as a graduation gift may earn you an ‘A’ … more

Second shooting victim dies

A 23-year-old woman shot in what police now say is a double murder-suicide in Cedar Park has died. Hailey Reyes, a resident of San Antonio, was declared dead on Monday. Reyes had been on life … more

Video of bus driver using cell phone sparks outrage

A video shared by a middle school student went viral and caused a stir among area parents last week. The video shows a charter bus driver using his cell phone while driving a busload of Leander ISD … more

Newly-elected Cedar Park mayor and council members sworn in

Three city council members and a new mayor were sworn in last week in Cedar Park. Newly elected Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale was sworn in on last Monday ahead of last the regularly scheduled May 24 … more

Cedar Park getting feet wet with new stormwater program

Now that Cedar Park voters have approved Proposition A, which redirects a portion of sales tax revenue from the city’s economic development fund to assist with stormwater drainage and street … more

Leander sets two polling places for upcoming runoff

Leander voters will have fewer polling places to cast their vote in the June 16 runoff election than in the May 5 local election. Candidates Troy Hill and Vic Villarreal will face off after edging … more

Santa Fe High School had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice. Ten people still died.

They, like so many others, thought they had taken the steps to avoid this. The school district had an active-shooter plan, and two armed police officers walked the halls … more

Hegar, Oliver, Kopser and Roy win primary runoffs

In Tuesday’s primary runoff election, Leander High School graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar defeated Cedar Park physician Christine Eady Mann to win the Democratic … more

Leander approves microwave tower for police dispatch center

In April 2017, a contractor accidentally cut the lines to the City of Leander’s emergency dispatch system, causing all 911 calls to be rerouted to other agencies. It was the last of several similar … more

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott touts immediate plans to stop school shootings, but avoids talk of a special session

After a closed door meeting Tuesday on school safety and gun violence, Gov. Greg Abbott proposed a series of initiatives to prevent future school shootings, though he largely avoided talk … more

Free adoptions this weekend at WCRAS

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will hold a free adoption event for Memorial Day weekend. The public is invited to visit the shelter Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, from 11 … more

Hard-line conservatives lose big in Texas House runoffs

If most Texas House Republican primary runoffs split the party into two warring factions, voters on Tuesday clearly chose a side. Establishment Republicans backed by groups like the Associated … more
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