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Cities set budgets for 2014–15

Homeowners in Cedar Park and Leander will pay lower property tax rates in fiscal year 2014–15 after both city councils approved new tax rates for their FY 2014–15 budgets in September.

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Some Leander voters asked to use paper ballots

Voters who live in the Block House Creek Municipal Utility District in Leander are being encouraged to use emergency paper ballots because of a programming error with the Williamson County Elections Department’s touch-screen voting machines. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 3 Comments

Rotary Club to host Ebola preparedness session

The Rotary Club of Cedar Park plans to hold a special program Oct. 28 that will include information about local response and preparedness for the Ebola virus. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Test engineers Brent Bauer (left) and Chris Minns work on a dynamometer calibration at Dana Holding Corp. in Cedar Park. The company was incentivized by the city in 2013 to create 80 jobs.

Photo by David Weaver

Cedar Park incentivizes 200 rocket science jobs

Cedar Park’s space technology industry is poised to grow by 200 jobs by 2019 following City Council’s approval of a $1.225 million incentive deal Sept. 25. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Judge retires after 37 years of service

Williamson County commissioners bid farewell to 26th District Court Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield at their regular meeting Oct. 21. more »

Oct 22, 2014 Georgetown

Austin Community College is proposing a new four-year nursing program in which the school's past graduates can upgrade their associate's degrees to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. If approved by the state, the new program could begin by 2017.

Joe Lanane

ACC seeks to add bachelor's nursing program

Nursing students in Austin Community College's associate degree program may soon be able to obtain their Bachelor of Science in nursing without transferring. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Central Austin

UPDATED: Judge strikes down state's voter ID law; law still in effect for Nov. 4 election

U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ruled Oct. 9 that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. However, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled Oct. 14 that the state's voter ID law would remain in effect for the Nov. 4 election. more »

Oct 10, 2014 Austin Metro

Austin Spurs Head Coach Ken McDonald speaks to members of the media during a press conference Oct. 15.

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

Austin Toros change team name, announce sponsor

The Austin Toros are now the Austin Spurs, the NBA Development League team's owner, Spurs Sports & Entertainment, announced Oct. 15. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Nonprofit plans its first affordable housing complex near Lakeline Station

Nonprofit Foundation Communities is slated to begin construction on an affordable housing complex near Capital Metro’s Lakeline Station Park & Ride in 2015 to provide low-income families with access to public transportation, retail and jobs. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 2 Comments

Commission paints plans for local art

The Leander Public Arts Commission hopes to encourage paintings, sculptures, mosaics and other public art through the establishment of the city’s first arts master plan, which Leander City Council approved Sept. 18. more »

Oct 15, 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—such as Cedar Park, Round Rock, Georgetown, Lakeway, Buda and Kyle—will now be able to access federal transit dollars designated for transit services in the region. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Benbrook Ranch Park in north Leander may be home to three new baseball fields and a pavilion by fall 2015.

Stephen Burnett

Leander City Council approves funding for three new baseball fields

By fall 2015 Leander and Cedar Park baseball players might be swinging the bat at new fields in Benbrook Ranch Park in north Leander. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

City schedules Bella Vista and Twin Creeks annexation hearings

Cedar Park City Council will decide in December whether to annex two subdivisions that would add 858 acres and about 1,400 houses to the city of Cedar Park. more »

Oct 13, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Williamson County may see faster evidence testing

Williamson County commissioners are working out the details for an interlocal agreement with the Texas Department of Public Safety to speed up felony and misdemeanor controlled substance and blood alcohol evidence testing. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Georgetown

PEC to lower power delivery rates in December

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members could see lower electric bills in December after the PEC Board of Directors voted to reduce the cooperative’s delivery charge. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 2 Comments

PDQ to open Cedar Park restaurant in November

PDQ Restaurants announced Oct. 1 plans to open its first Central Texas location in Cedar Park by early November. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

New residential community slated for 50-acre tract on RR 620

Homebuilder Taylor Morrison is set to develop a 140-site detached condominium residential community at 9100 N. RR 620, between RR 2222 and Anderson Mill Road, said Adib Khoury, vice president of land resources. more »

Oct 2, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

On Sept. 30, Concordia University Texas, together with their Texas Department of Transportation partner, unveiled a new program aimed at keeping college drivers safe—U in the Driver Seat.

Leslee Bassman

Concordia University unveils safety program aimed at impaired driving

Flanked by campus administrators and educators, a group of Concordia University Texas students presented a new program Sept. 30 to promote impaired driving awareness on the college campus. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Lake Travis | Westlake

City Council OKs incentives for pediatric offices, tech company

The developers of a $20 million pediatric health care facility near Cedar Park Regional Medical Center are eligible for $257,900 in reimbursements after Cedar Park City Council approved the incentive deal Sept. 25. more »

Sep 26, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Leander City Council OKs 2014–15 property tax rate and budget

Leander homeowners will pay a lower property tax rate of $0.65292 per $100 of valuation in fiscal year 2014–15 after Leander City Council approved the rate Sept 22. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

The 86-bed Marriott hotel is planned for Discovery Boulevard in Cedar Park, behind the Costco that opened in late 2013.

Courtesy Worth Hotels LLC

Worth Hotels announces plans for Marriott in Cedar Park

Worth Hotels LLC announced Sept. 23 that it will open a new 86­-room hotel in Cedar Park by the the end of March 2016. more »

Sep 24, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander 5 Comments

Regional fall events guide

With the arrival of autumn, Cedar Park, Leander and surrounding communities have a variety of fall events geared toward children, families and individuals. From haunted houses to pumpkin patches to fall festivals, use this guide to find seasonal entertainment close to home.

Business: Sew Crazy

Photo by Elizabeth Hunter

When Tina Gossack opened Sew Crazy almost two years ago, she used her creativity to design a colorful retail space that serves both as an outlet for her artistic abilities and an inspiration to other crafters.

Transportation Updates

Find out what progress is being made on roads near you.

History: Bagdad Cemetery

Photo by David Weaver

Though no records exist detailing the cause of death, the burial of 3-year-old John L. Babcock in 1857 marks the beginning of Bagdad Cemetery in Leander.

Business: Chad Wright Creative

Courtesy Chad Wright

Chad Wright may not yet be a household name, but his print and design studio in Leander has crafted distinctive marketing campaigns for clients including the Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce, Leander ISD and churches from Austin to Fort Worth.

Dining: Highlights Gametime Grill

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

The owners of Highlights Gametime Grill said they have hit a home run with their sports bar concept.

Education Focus 2014

Discover test scores, attendance zones and school feeder patterns for Leander ISD and Round Rock ISD.

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.

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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