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New mixed-use project coming to Parmer Lane

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New mixed-use project coming to Parmer Lane

Developers have not announced its name, but a new Parmer Lane project could help change the face of Cedar Park, offering a vision for future mixed-use sites.

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Leander to honor Black History Month on Feb. 27

The city of Leander’s Black History Month program is returning for a second year. more »

Feb 26, 2015 8:46 AM Cedar Park | Leander

WilCo commissioners considering bonds

Williamson County commissioners are expected to vote March 10 to approve a $70 million bond plan that would help fund county building and facility needs. more »

Feb 25, 2015 11:57 AM Georgetown

City Council approves expanded Palmera MUD

Leander’s undeveloped Palmera municipal utility district, or MUD, is set to double its original size after Leander City Council voted Feb. 19 to add about 220.3 acres to the district. more »

Feb 20, 2015 12:33 PM Cedar Park | Leander

Construction continues at the northwest corner of RM 1431 and Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park.

Photo by David Weaver

Town Center sold to Retail Properties of America

On Feb. 19, The Ainbinder Company closed a deal to sell Town Center in Cedar Park to Retail Properties of America for $39.1 million, effective immediately. more »

Feb 20, 2015 10:14 AM Cedar Park | Leander

The nonprofit Texas Museum of Science & Technology, or TXMOST, will open the doors of Central Texas’ first science and technology museum March 20 on Toro Grande Drive.

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Cedar Park science museum will open March 20

The nonprofit Texas Museum of Science & Technology, or TXMOST, will open the doors of Central Texas’s first science and technology museum March 20 on Toro Grande Drive in Cedar Park. more »

Feb 17, 2015 4:04 PM Cedar Park | Leander

Texas Legislature to consider allowing Travis Co. to raise vehicle fees for road projects

Two bills filed by Austin lawmakers could give Travis County the authority to increase vehicle registration fees by $10 to fund transportation projects. more »

Feb 19, 2015 4:55 PM Northwest Austin

Leander to seek funding for local hazard mitigation

Photo by David Weaver

Leander to seek funding for local hazard mitigation

For more than a year city leaders, consultants and a citizens committee have worked to build Leander’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, a guide for how the city is preparing for and reducing the risk of threats to the community. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Camp Sloop is a website that hosts information on summer camps taking place from Georgetown to New Braunfels.

Camp Sloop

Austin-area families invited to Feb. 22 summer camp fair

Camp Sloop, founded by Rebecca Cole and Rebecca D'Amico, provides camp organizations a free way to list their events and parents a free way to search for area summer camps. more »

Feb 18, 2015 10:00 AM Central Austin

Photo by Jessica Richardson

Leander ISD students take on COOL Week

Career Opportunities on Location, or COOL Week, is offered to LISD seniors. The mission of the program is to give students an opportunity to test out possible career paths before graduation. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM , Cedar Park | Leander

The church’s expansion plans include a two-story, 16,038-square-foot classroom building.

Rendering courtesy New Hope Firs

New Hope First Baptist plans 2015 expansion

Facing increasing attendance with limited parking, planners with New Hope First Baptist Church in Cedar Park hope to expand the church in 2015. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Texas DMV to transition to single sticker

Advocates of Texas’ new single-sticker system are hoping it results in a more efficient process for inspecting vehicles and renewing their registration as well as safer cars on the road and fewer fraudulent stickers. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Capital Metro to expand Lakeline Park & Ride facility

With a $50 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, Capital Metro is moving forward with plans to double the capacity and frequency of its MetroRail commuter line. more »

Feb 18, 2015 9:39 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Students collected trash during Texas CityLab’s Trash Walk at The University of Texas, where the first CityLab program was launched for the 2014–15 school year.

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City partners with UT for learning lab

Leander Students and faculty of The University of Texas will conduct research this fall in Leander as part of Texas CityLab. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Austin enforces hands-free law

Cedar Park and Leander have few limits on cell phone use while driving. But as of Jan. 1 drivers in Austin must put down their cell phones and keep their hands on the steering wheel. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM , Cedar Park | Leander

Apartment options increasing

A real estate advisory firm is forecasting a record increase in the number of new apartment leases in Cedar Park and Leander in 2015, especially along the US 183 corridor. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Complaint filed against Austin City Council member for alleged state law violation

A former Travis County judge has filed a complaint against District 6 Councilman Don Zimmerman for how campaign funds were allocated. more »

Feb 6, 2015 5:03 PM Central Austin

In addition to toll rebates, Carma is offering 30 days’ use of its Tesla Model S for one Carma member who tags #LoveMyCommute on Twitter or Facebook.

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

Toll reimbursement program expands to all Central Texas roads

Carma, a transportation technology company that promotes carpooling, announced Feb. 10 that it will expand its toll reimbursement program to toll fares on all major Ausitn-area tollways through June 30. more »

Feb 11, 2015 3:32 PM Austin Metro

University of Texas President Bill Powers (second from left) and Texas A&M interim President Mark Hussey (third from left) were joined by Sen. Judith Zaffirini (center) and other supporters on Feb. 4 to ask the Texas legislature for more funding.

Jennifer Curington

University presidents ask Texas legislature for more funding

Longhorns and Aggies set aside school rivalry on Feb. 4 to encourage legislators in the Texas House and Senate for more state funding. more »

Feb 5, 2015 12:30 PM Central Austin

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 board selects nine of 13 Bond Oversight Advisory Committee members

A 13-member citizen committee will oversee how Austin Community College spends nearly $386 million in bond money approved by district voters last November. more »

Feb 3, 2015 7:53 AM Central Austin

More than 20 pizzas such as the Brooklyn Heights Classic come in three sizes. ($11.99–$26.99)

Photo by Emilie Boenig

IMPACT ROUNDUP: Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria to open in Leander; Lakeline Mall preps to open two new stores

Owner Pat Stafford is planning to open a second location of Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria Ristorante in Leander and several new stores are coming to Lakeline Mall in Cedar Park. more »

Jan 28, 2015 11:29 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Leander Business: Circle D Nurseries

Photo by David Weaver

When Circle D Nurseries opened its Leander location in 2012, the 5-acre property on San Gabriel Parkway was set up with efficiencies such as quick service and water management in mind, manager Bill Jensen said.

Vote 2015

The Leander and Cedar Park city councils and the Leander ISD board of trustees are potentially poised for change this May when voters will decide who they want to represent local residents.

Dining: Cedro Ristorante Pizzeria

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Restaurateur James Sun said he wanted to choose a name that held significance to the Cedar Park area when he opened a restaurant in March 2014 in the Lakeline Market shopping center.

Guide: Parks, Picnics and more

Athletes, families, pet owners and trail lovers can find plenty of options among Cedar Park and Leander’s abundant city, county and neighborhood parks.

Inside Information

Texas law allows a variety of exemptions from local property taxes. A partial exemption removes either a percentage or a fixed dollar amount of the property’s value from taxation, and a total exemption excludes the entire property from taxation. In essence exemptions lower the total property value amount that is taxed by an entity.

Guide: Composting

How to turn fruit scraps, newspapers and more into homemade garden growth

Development: RR 620

RR 620 experiencing residential, commercial construction boom

Nonprofit: Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA Austin

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

When Diane Owens began having recurring back pain in 2011, she said her health was transformed by the combination of physical therapy and tai chi, a practice she calls a “moving meditation.”

Cedar Park Business: Classic Charms

Photo by David Weaver

Fifteen years ago Liz Broussard said she was a single, stay-at-home mom who, on a whim, started a business in what she saw as an untapped market in the jewelry industry.

Volunteer Guide 2015

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

Education Focus 2014

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

Transportation Updates

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

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Market data for Cedar Park and Leander

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