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Leander lays out vision for commercial concentrations

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Leander lays out vision for commercial concentrations

Leander residents can see exactly where city leaders will promote future commercial development after City Council voted to approve the city’s first future land-use plan Aug. 7.

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Harmony charter school nabs Texas STEM designation

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 »

Aug 29, 2014 Northwest Austin

WilCo Commissioners Court adopts budget

On Aug. 26 the Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a $243 million budget, which includes both salary increases and additional personnel. more »

Aug 27, 2014 Georgetown

Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell said the 16-month pass-through project on East Whitestone Boulevard will bring traffic delays but also long-term benefits for the city.

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East Whitestone pass-through project begins

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 »

Aug 27, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

LISD budget, tax rate approval set for Aug. 28

The Leander ISD school board will hold a special meeting Aug. 28 at the support services building, 1900 Cougar Country Drive, Cedar Park, at 7 p.m. to approve the 2014–15 budget and property tax rate. more »

Aug 25, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park resident Levi Lambert serves food in Austin on Aug. 8 out of the school bus he converted into a food trailer. He said he hopes to open Lambert's Foodapalooza, a food trailer park, in Cedar Park in 2015.

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Cedar Park mulls food trailer rules

When entrepreneurs Andy and Mai Lan Bradford sought to open a food trailer in Cedar Park earlier this year, they discovered the city lacks any specific direction on how or if mobile food vendors can operate. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Round Rock ISD to offer free meals to at-risk students

At-risk students attending Round Rock ISD schools will now receive breakfast and lunch for free beginning in the 2014­–15 school year. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

ACC offers employers on-site continuing education

ACC’s continuing education department works with employers in a variety of industries to develop employees’ skills in technology, manufacturing, communication and more. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

John LaCaze opened Rougarou Gumbo on US 183 in Leander.

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IMPACT ROUNDUP: Rougarou Gumbo now open in Leander; Cedar Park Sprouts coming soon

John LaCaze opened Rougarou Gumbo on July 14 at 1909 US 183, Ste. 107A, Leander. Cedar Park’s first Sprouts Farmers Market will open at 7 a.m. Aug. 27 with a celebration and giveaways through Sept. 6. more »

Aug 22, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Williamson County commissioners prioritized affordable housing June 3, making it possible for Habitat for Humanity to receive more funding through the Community Development Block Grant.

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WilCo prioritizes affordable housing

Williamson County commissioners voted June 3 to make access to affordable housing in the county a high priority, a step that allows organizations such as Habitat for Humanity the ability to receive funding from the county’s CDBG. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander (2 Comments)

Shady Oak Junction opens in Leander with added train, new features

Shady Oak Junction opened with new features Aug. 2 at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander. more »

Aug 21, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Districts prepare for SAT changes

When current high school freshmen take the SAT tests in 2016—as well as those who take the college readiness assessment exam in subsequent years—they will encounter a redesigned test focused on eight key changes made by College Board. more »

Aug 20, 2014 , Cedar Park | Leander

Concordia University Texas expands course options for nursing and adds online programs

In an effort to meet industry demands for higher-qualified nurses, Concordia University Texas is expanding its nursing coursework options this fall. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

Decision delayed on LCRA revised water management plan

A long-term plan for keeping the Austin area’s primary water supply intact was introduced August 15 but its approval remains uncertain. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Central Austin

Capital Metro receives $50 million from TxDOT for MetroRail expansion

Capital Metro is moving forward with plans to upgrade its downtown MetroRail station and purchase four new rail cars that will double the capacity of the 32-mile commuter line through a $50 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Updated: Leander City Council approves Hero Way site rezoning

On Aug. 21, Leander City Council approved rezoning a 41-acre property north of Hero Way from single-family rural use to heavy commercial use by a vote of 5-2. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Businesses in The Shops at Crystal Falls will begin to open in late fall.

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North Lakeline Boulevard expansion helps bring new business to Leander

Some Leander residents may find services and stores closer to home after The Shops at Crystal Falls shopping center opens in the fall at the southeast corner of Crystal Falls Parkway and the newly expanded North Lakeline Boulevard. more »

Aug 20, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center board selects interim executive director

Kelly Tourere Forister was appointed the interim executive director for the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center on Aug. 7 after Brenda Staples resigned from the position. more »

Aug 19, 2014 Georgetown

Craig “Skip” Butroff carves meat for more than 150 people at the Meals on Wheels barbecue and silent auction fundraiser.

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Meals on Wheels hosts fundraiser at Leander VFW

Meals on Wheels of Williamson and Burnet County hosted a barbecue and silent auction fundraiser Aug. 2 at Leander VFW Post 10427, amassing more than $5,000 for meals for senior citizens. more »

Aug 14, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Williamson County accepts preliminary proposed Budget

Commissioners approved a preliminary proposed 2014–15 budget Aug. 5 that is larger than the 2013–14 budget and includes significant cost increases to hire additional personnel. more »

Aug 11, 2014 Georgetown

Cedar Park city leaders propose 2014–15 budget

On Aug. 14, Cedar Park City Council will hold the first public hearing for the proposed 2014–15 budget. more »

Aug 11, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

LISD names two new Leander schools

The Leander ISD school board approved the names of High School No. 6 and Elementary School No. 25 on Aug. 7. more »

Aug 8, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

From left: Matthew Melchor, Jordan Melchor, Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q owner Morris Melchor, Mayor Matt Powell and Quinten Melchor gathered to round up barbecue items to ship to city leaders of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

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Cedar Park packs barbecue for hockey rival St. John’s

On Aug. 5, Mayor Matt Powell began preparing a conciliatory package for St. John’s city leaders—a box that will contain Texas barbecue sauces, rubs and barbecue meats courtesy of Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q. more »

Aug 6, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Upgrades anticipated for Austin-area Time Warner Cable customers

Austin will join Los Angeles and New York City as the only cities nationwide to receive Internet and television upgrades from Time Warner Cable, the company announced July 31. more »

Aug 5, 2014 Central Austin (4 Comments)

Workers modify a traffic signal pole July 19 at the newly reopened intersection of Crystal Falls Parkway and US 183 in Leander.

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Leander reopens Crystal Falls Parkway at US 183

Drivers can again use the intersection of Crystal Falls Parkway and US 183 in Leander after city engineers reopened the junction July 19. more »

Jul 30, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park City Council hears more about videoconferencing risks

Council members could join meetings by video, but Assistant City Manager Josh Selleck said video links could bring technical and legal challenges. more »

Jul 30, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Mundhenk named CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care

Rhonda Mundhenk has been named the permanent replacement for Pete Perialas as CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care, the health care provider announced July 24. more »

Jul 24, 2014 Georgetown

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.

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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 (1 Comments)

Beverage: Roasters Coffee Cafe

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Eric and Wendy Neat said they want to make Roasters Coffee Cafe more than a local coffee shop. Since the couple reopened the Little Elm Trail business in April 2013, they have offered space for individuals to work or relax, and for groups to meet.

Nonprofit: Austin Steam Train Association

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In July, the Cedar Park-based Austin Steam Train Association hired new executive director Lil Serafine to help its train-centered tourism stay on track.

Dining: Tony C's Pizza | Wine Bar

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The secret to a perfectly charred pizza crust with caramelized toppings, according to restaurateur Tony Ciola, is the oven.

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Business: Floyd Piano Company

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David Floyd said he has been around pianos most of his life. But while he tickled the ivories as a music student starting at the age of 5, Floyd said he discovered his true passion was working on the instruments to ensure perfect harmony.

Business: 101 Mobility Austin

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After extensive research into business concepts that allowed the couple to help others while earning a living, the Dowdens quit their executive positions and moved from the Tyler area to open the 101 Mobility Austin in Cedar Park in April 2012.

Pizza Guide

From classic New York–style to deep-dish and vegan varieties, the area of Cedar Park, Leander and far Northwest Austin is home to more than two dozen pizza restaurants. Use this guide to find a new pizza parlor or learn more about an old favorite spot.

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Volunteer Guide 2014

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