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November ballot measure aims to drive road funding

November ballot measure aims to drive road funding

A proposition on the Nov. 4 ballot could help repair the state’s ailing highway system, including heavily traveled Central Texas roads.

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LCRA proceeds with new reservoir, revised water management plan

A new reservoir similar to Lake Travis will be built along the Colorado River by 2017. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Central Austin

Aerospace technology company earns initial OK for $1.225M in Cedar Park incentives

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 »

Sep 17, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Leander ISD OKs tax rate, $258.5 million operating budget

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 »

Sep 17, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

At the Cedar Park Center, Texas Stars left wing Brendan Ranford displays the American Hockey League's 2014 Calder Cup to fans during a June 19 championship rally.

Courtesy Mike Connell/Texas Star

Changes coming to Cedar Park Center

A sale of the Texas Stars hockey team and 17 acres near the Cedar Park Center could bring development nearby and changes behind the scenes of the center. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Leander City Council approves rezoning for Hero Way tracts

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 »

Sep 17, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

The construction of Tom Glenn High School is underway in Leander.

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

New attendance zone talks begin in LISD

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 »

Sep 17, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Leander ISD reports 36 instances of bullying on campuses in 2013–14

The Leander ISD school board heard a progress update from staff Sept. 4 about the district’s anti-bullying initiatives. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Leander ISD marks the opening of Reed Elementary School with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting Sept. 10. Cynthia Reed, Leonard Reed's widow, and community leaders spoke about the officer, who served in the Cedar Park Police Department from 2006–10.

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

LISD’s 24th elementary school opens

Reed Elementary School, Leander ISD’s newest school at 1515 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, opened Aug. 25 along with all other 36 campuses in the district. more »

Sep 17, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Bella Vista and Twin Creeks may be annexed to Cedar Park by end of 2014

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 »

Sep 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

CAMPO OKs options for non-Capital Metro cities to access federal transit funds

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 »

Sep 10, 2014 Austin Metro

Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park could soon be the home of a pro-quality golf facility capable of hosting PGA Tour events.

Courtesy city of Austin

Austin targets PGA-quality golf course

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 »

Sep 10, 2014 Central Austin (1 Comments)

WilCo Commissioners Court OKs 2014–15 tax rate

On Sept. 9 the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a 2014–15 total property tax rate of $0.4865 per $100 assessed valuation. more »

Sep 9, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander (2 Comments)

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

Leander City Council mulls 2014–15 tax rate and budget

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 »

Sep 8, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Voltabox Chief Operating Officer Rick Herndon said he hopes to hire 35 skilled employees for the company’s new Cedar Park headquarters.

Stephen Burnett

City Council approves Voltabox incentives

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 »

Sep 5, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander (1 Comments)

Cedar Park city staffers propose mobile food vendor permits

On Aug. 28, Cedar Park City Council heard city staffers’ recommendations for ordinances that would permit mobile food vendors in the city. more »

Sep 3, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander (1 Comments)

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.

Stephen Burnett

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 (1 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

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.

Camping guide

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.

VOTE 2014

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.

Transportation Updates

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.

Real Estate

Market data for Cedar Park and Leander

Volunteer Guide 2014

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

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LCP Connected

A guide to Cedar Park and Leander in 2014

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