Cedar Park | Leander

Leander campus lands on ACC Prop. 1 bond

Leander campus lands on ACC Prop. 1 bond

Leander will be home to a new $60 million Austin Community College campus if voters favor a bond initiative approved by the ACC board of trustees June 16.

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H-E-B store manager Rick Nevels cut the ribbon at the July 18 reopening of the Cedar Park store at Bell and Whitestone boulevards.

Stephen Burnett

Remodeled H-E-B debuts in Cedar Park

On July 18, H-E-B at the northeast corner of Bell and Whitestone boulevards held a grand reopening to celebrate the store’s 25th anniversary and to unveil the store’s $10 million, 5,200-square-foot expansion. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

LSCC receives grant money, pens open letter to patients

Health care nonprofit Lone Star Circle of Care took another step toward sustainability last week when it received $426,984 in grant funding from St. David’s Foundation. more »

Jul 22, 2014 Georgetown

Round Rock ISD trustee applications accepted through Aug. 18

Round Rock ISD is accepting prospective candidate applications for five of the seven open trustee positions through Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. Candidates will be elected at-large in November and serve without compensation. more »

Jul 18, 2014 Northwest Austin

Cedar Park to reveal draft of updated comprehensive plan

Residents and businesses in Cedar Park will have a final opportunity to provide feedback about the city’s updated comprehensive plan during public presentations in July. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park City Council explores food trailer regulation

Cedar Park City Council is considering whether to broaden policies for mobile food vendors in the city, following discussion at City Council’s July 10 meeting. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander (1 Comments)

Outdoor kennels at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter were built after the facility was opened in 2007 to help deal with overcrowding, Services Director Cheryl Schneider said.

Photo by Kate Morris

Leaders weighing shelter expansion

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is working to find a solution to its biggest problem—limited space—which employees agree is long overdue, Services Director Cheryl Schneider said. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Georgetown

Preview: Leander City Council to consider new land annexations

Leander City Council on July 17 will hold final public hearings regarding city annexations of two properties that total about 163 acres. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Concordia University Texas moves ahead with innovation center project

Beginning this fall entrepreneurs in the northwest area of Austin may have a new resource to get their business ideas off the ground. more »

Jun 11, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Chairs for use in classrooms arrive June 19 at the new Founders Classical Academy in Leander.

Photo by Stephen Burnett

Leander charter school to open in August

Founders Classical Academy staffers have been working to recruit parents, enroll students and order supplies for the Aug. 25 opening of Leander’s first full-time classical charter school. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander (2 Comments)

Council proceeds with TOD changes

On July 3, Leander City Council heard the first reading regarding a redrawn map and updated special zoning regulations for the city’s transit-oriented development, or TOD, district. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

City Council approves e-cigarette restrictions

On July 10, Cedar Park City Council approved an ordinance banning electronic cigarette possession by minors or e-cigarette sales to minors. City Council also approved an ordinance that forbids anyone from using e-cigarettes in city buildings. more »

Jul 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Brewer talks incentives, new business at Cedar Park Chamber luncheon

Cedar Park Economic Development Director Phil Brewer discussed the city’s economic growth including its new businesses, available incentives and future projects during the July 9 Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more »

Jul 15, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, was hired as the new executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. He will replace former executive director Maureen McCoy, who retired in February.

Courtesy Houston-Galveston Area Council

CAMPO announces new executive director

Ashby Johnson, a University of Texas alum, is returning to Austin to become executive director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. more »

Jul 9, 2014 Northwest Austin

WilCo elected officials get salary increases

Williamson County commissioners voted on the salaries for elected officials in the 2014–15 fiscal year. more »

Jul 8, 2014 Georgetown (2 Comments)

Chikungunya virus found in Williamson County resident

Health officials have confirmed the first case in Texas of the viral disease chikungunya in a Williamson County resident, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. more »

Jul 7, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

Texas DMV prepares for transition to single sticker system

Next March, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles will begin transitioning over to a new vehicle inspection and registration system that will require motorists to display only one windshield sticker. more »

Jul 2, 2014 Cy-Fair (3 Comments)

TxDOT awards Capital Metro $50 million for MetroRail expansion

On June 26, the governing board of the Texas Department of Transportation approved awarding Capital Metro $50 million to purchase four additional MetroRail cars and to build a permanent downtown Austin station. more »

Jun 25, 2014 Northwest Austin

The 100th issue: A look back

The Cedar Park/Leander edition premiered in April 2006. One hundred issues later, we’re looking back at topics from our edition’s first year and how they have evolved.

Business: Centex Playscape Refurbishers

Photo by Richard Guerrero

What started as a home-based business of refurbishing aging playscapes for one Cedar Park entrepreneur has grown into a full-service enterprise of installing custom-designed playscapes and treehouses complete with just about any comfort imaginable.

Inside Information: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Photo courtesy Chuck Sexton

West of Leander and Cedar Park, the expansive vistas at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge reflect the long view taken by those who work to conserve the unique landscape.

Real Estate Report

Home sales skyrocketed in Cedar Park and Leander in the past four years, and local real estate experts say this hot market requires prepared, decision-ready buyers.

Dining: Tokai Restaurant Japanese Hibachi & Sushi

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

When Wendy Wei and Ricky Chen decided to open a sushi restaurant in Cedar Park in 2007, they wanted to incorporate flavors and recipes from Chen’s experience as a chef in Tokyo.

Business: Northwest Soccer Club

Photo by Richard Guerrero

Soccer players of all ages can sharpen their skills at Northwest Soccer Club, an outdoor facility that provides recreational and social soccer play for enthusiasts.

Volunteer Guide 2014

Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community.


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