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.more »
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Council members could join meetings by video, but Assistant City Manager Josh Selleck said video links could bring technical and legal challenges. more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Leander City Council on July 17 will hold final public hearings regarding city annexations of two properties that total about 163 acres. more »
Beginning this fall entrepreneurs in the northwest area of Austin may have a new resource to get their business ideas off the ground. more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.