About us

Since 1968, Hill Country News has served readers in Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Lago Vista and Northwest Austin.

Hill Country News is an award-winning news organization and a proud member of the Texas Press Association, Texas Community Newspapers Association, Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce, Leander Chamber of Commerce and the North Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce as well as America's Newspapers. 

Our print edition is published weekly on Thursdays and delivered to subscribers by U.S. mail and carriers and distributed via more than 120 rack and newsdealer locations in Williamson and Travis counties. We reach more than 120,000 readers online at www.hillcountrynews.com and through our social media presence on Facebook (facebook.com/HillCountryNews), Twitter @HillCountryNws and our @HCNSports Twitter feed. Our daily headlines email has an opt-in subscriber base of more than 11,600 recipients.

We are a proud member of the Fenice Community Media Group of publications. Visit www.fenicecommunitymedia.com to learn more about us.

Hill Country News is the 2021 winner of the Texas Press Association's General Excellence Award and the Sweepstakes Award, presented to the publication judged to be the best in its classification among hundreds of media organizations in the State of Texas.  

Our History

Founded in 1967 as the Lake Travis News by Harold H. Breadlow, the Hill Country News has been an eyewitness to the incorporation and growth of Cedar Park and Leander, along with the explosive growth of the Northwest suburban Austin. We have strived to report the news in an unbiased manner, telling both sides of the story even when neither side cared to hear the other's point of view. The open-minded approach of listening to all sides about local issues has helped keep the Hill Country News as the utmost authority on what is happening in our coverage area. 


The opinions expressed by individual columnists and writers of Letters to the Editor are their own opinions, and in no way should be interpreted as the opinion of Hill Country News, any individual employee, its parent company, nor of any advertiser whose advertisement happens — through ad placement and layout design — to appear on a page with a columnist's column.