A proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot could help repair the state’s ailing highway system, including heavily traveled Central Texas roads.more »
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A new reservoir similar to Lake Travis will be built along the Colorado River by 2017. more »
Firefly Space Systems will headquarter in Cedar Park pending the approval of an incentive agreement by City Council and the finalization of a building lease. more »
The Leander ISD school board voted Aug. 28 to keep its property tax rate level, swayed in part by rising property values and worries about increased strain on tax-fatigued landowners. more »
Hero Way could become home to an office park and an industrial facility after Leander City Council voted Aug. 21 to rezone two Hero Way properties. more »
As Leander ISD plans to open Christine Camacho Elementary School in fall 2015 and Tom Glenn High School in fall 2016, district staffers are considering how to populate the new campuses. more »
The Leander ISD school board heard a progress update from staff Sept. 4 about the district’s anti-bullying initiatives. more »
Residents of Bella Vista and Twin Creeks in south Cedar Park have another chance to choose whether they want their subdivisions to be annexed by the city before the end of 2014. more »
Cities located in the Austin urbanized area but outside Capital Metro’s service area will now be able to access federal transit dollars designated for transit services in the region. more »
City officials on Sept. 8 advanced efforts to build a PGA-quality golf course at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin where there are 735 acres long earmarked for golf use. more »
Leander residents will pay property taxes of 65.29 cents per $100 of assessed valuation if Leander City Council approves its proposed rates for 2014–15. more »
A manufacturer of high-tech lithium ion battery systems will move to Cedar Park after City Council on Sept. 4 approved two incentive agreements for the company’s headquarters. more »
On Aug. 28, Cedar Park City Council heard city staffers’ recommendations for ordinances that would permit mobile food vendors in the city. more »
Harmony School of Political Science and Communication opened in 2011, and already the school has earned the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies designation. more »
During an Aug. 26 groundbreaking ceremony, local leaders said traffic congestion and lane closures associated with a 16-month construction project on East Whitestone Boulevard will be worthwhile. more »
Shady Oak Junction opened with new features Aug. 2 at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander. more »
Business: Visual Lyrics Floral Artistry
Photo by Emilie Lutostanski
Donna Bennett, who is a graphic artist, started Visual Lyrics in 1985, initially offering wall murals and hand-painted clothing. She later added flower arrangements to the business’s offerings, and in 1999 her daughter Trisha joined her as a co-owner.
Parks within two hours’ drive of Cedar Park and Leander offer multiple types of camping options from RV to primitive hike-in sites. Outdoor activities include boating, caving, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving, swimming and water skiing. As the weather cools this fall, use this guide to find and explore some of the state’s most scenic areas.
View Q&As with candidates and election information pertinent to Cedar Park, Leander and far Northwest Austin residents.
Dining: La Tapatía
Photo by Richard Guerrero
On a Friday afternoon in late August, the wait staff at La Tapatía saw a steady stream of families and single diners passing through the front door in search of quality Jalisco-style dishes.
People: Eloy Fernandez
Photo by Emilie Lutostanski
For the past four years, Eloy Fernandez has created mobile food trucks and trailers using unconventional sources including armored vehicles, metal shipping containers, an ambulance, a fire truck and RVs.
Find out what progress is being made on roads near you.
Business: Bettie Bangs Salon
Photo by Lyndsey Taylor
When retro hairstylists Stephanie Koon, Kristen Noble and Kelly Reneau opened their salon, they decided on a pinup and rockabilly theme to showcase their personal fashion senses.
Leander ISD Education Focus 2014
Discover test scores, attendance zones and school feeder patterns for Leander ISD.
Nonprofit: Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
The musicians who play in the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra are a diverse set of performers—high-tech workers, public school music teachers, business owners and stay-at-home parents.
Market data for Cedar Park and Leander
Healthcare Directory 2014–15
Stories, news briefs, and local doctor and hospital listings in Cedar Park and Leander
- Healthcare Directory (PDF)
- Regional hospitals (PDF)
- Area physicians (PDF)
- Dell Children’s opens new unit at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
- Repairing the ‘safety net’
- Schools, growth keep state nursing shortage in check on local level
- Arise Healthcare system expands
- Seton uses MRIs for stroke research
- Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet County
- Hand to Hold
- Horses help treat trauma, disorders
- Seasonal allergy guide (PDF)
Volunteer Guide 2014
Discover ways to get involved in local nonprofits and give back to your community.