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Texas Congressman says he'd challenge female GOP senators to a duel if they were men

A Texas GOP congressman says if the three female Republican senators who oppose a bill repealing Obamacare were men from South Texas, he might challenge them to a duel.  "The fact … more

Check your TxTag accounts. There's been errors reported in statements, company says

Some TxTag users are reporting incorrect account statements in what appears to be a technical glitch, according to a statement from the highway digital toll company. The company said it has been working with EZTag and TollTag to have the toll … more

Cedar Park Council approves Korean War statue for Veterans Memorial Park

The Cedar Park Council approved an agreement to commission the installation of a Korean War statue at Veterans Memorial Park at their Thursday meeting. The sculpture of a U.S. Marine who fought in the Korean War will be created by artist Max Glenn … more

Cedar Park Media and Communications Office earns awards

The Cedar Park's Media and Communications Office has won six top awards for its community outreach and education efforts during the past year.  "We don’t often 'toot our own horns' but today we are doing so," Jennie Huerta, the communications … more

Leander ISD hires new head of Information Technology

Leander ISD hired a new executive to oversee IT for the district, officials said. Superintendent of Schools Dan Troxell, Ph.D., announced Laurie Vondersaar as the new Senior Executive Director for Information Technology Services. “As the new … more

Mike Clark hoping second race is the key to winning seat in Congress

Mike Clark, a popular Democrat activist who was the Democratic nominee against longtime Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter in 2016 but lost handily, is hoping a second race will be the key to his goal of serving in Congress.Clark … more

Dangerous fugitive returned to South Carolina after Cedar Park arrest

A dangerous fugitive who fled a South Carolina prison in a daring escape worthy of a Hollywood script was arrested at a motel in Cedar Park last week by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said Jimmy … more

Abbott gives lawmakers initial marching orders for special session

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 10 issued a formal proclamation for the special session that begins July 18, directing the Texas Legislature to extend expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board and other state boards that regulate psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and social workers. more

Favor expands its on-demand delivery service to Cedar Park, Round Rock, Brushy Creek

People of the greater Austin metro area now have a new way to kick back and order in their lunch, dinner, or even groceries.  Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company, today announced the expansion of its Austin area delivery zone in all … more

Marina adds 71 new boat slips

The NorthShore Marina on Lake Travis celebrated their addition of 71 boat slips with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday, June 24. more

Wilco Sheriff's Office to host Junior Deputy Academy

Thirty children in Williamson County will soon become the region’s youngest “crime fighters” in the police department’s first Junior Deputy Academy summer program in mid July. more

Decorated military hero Mary Jennings Hegar announces candidacy for Congress

Mary Jennings Hegar, who grew up in Cedar Park and graduated from Leander High School, was scheduled to announce her candidacy Thursday, July 6 for the 31st District Congressional seat of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter. more

Marina adds 71 new boat slips

The NorthShore Marina on Lake Travis celebrated their addition of 71 boat slips with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Saturday, June 24.About 50 people were in attendance, including the Mayor of Jonestown Charles T. Powell and members of the Lago Vista … more

Rising Tide: High Lake Travis level leads to local business boom

In July 2013, Lake Travis, the reservoir lake that provides drinking water for the Austin metro area, was a low 625 feet deep in the dead heat of a lingering drought.In the Great Basin region near Mansfield Dam, The exposed Sometimes Islands … more

Kent Lester, a retired Army officer, aims to unseat U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter

A retired U.S. Army officer who lives in Cedar Park is the latest candidate to officially announce plans to try to unseat longtime Republican Rep. John Rice Carter, who has held the 31st District congressional seat for 14 years.Kent Lester, a West … more

Cedar Park police make 14 DWI arrests during July Fourth holiday period

Officers of the Cedar Park Police Department arrested 14 people for driving while intoxicated during the Fourth of July holiday period, police said. The arrests were made during an expanded enforcement period from June 24 to July 5 as police … more

Acclaimed Children's Lighthouse Learning Center to open new Cedar Park location

A new location of the nationally acclaimed Children's Lighthouse Learning Center will open in Cedar Park next year. The learning center, which is hailed for its values-based early learning programs, will open at 2501 Brushy Creek Rd. It will be … more

Williamson County man charged with cruelty to livestock

A Williamson County man has been charged with three counts of cruelty to livestock after a tip led Williamson County officers to rescue more than a dozen starving horses.Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said Jesse Gonzales, Jr., 69, was … more

Lawmakers plan to file teacher pay legislation in special session

A special session of the Texas Legislature, called by Gov. Greg Abbott, is set to begin on July 18. The agenda is big. more

Telling Texas political fortunes is easy, with a map

Three federal judges in San Antonio are listening to arguments about what’s wrong and right about the state’s political districts. But you go to elections with the districts you have, and the … more
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