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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Round Rock ISD’s board of trustees adopted a $1.3375 per $100 of valuation property tax rate as well as changes to the sexual education curriculum more »
A law firm found that allegations of misconduct against Round Rock ISD trustee Diane Cox concerning an alleged abuse of power were false, the firm announced Sept. 18. more »
A new reservoir similar to Lake Travis will be built along the Colorado River by 2017. more »
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
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.
Find out what progress is being made on roads near you.
History: Bagdad Cemetery
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
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.
View Q&As with candidates and election information pertinent to Cedar Park, Leander and far Northwest Austin residents.
- State and local candidates
- Q&A: Texas House of Representatives Dist. 136 candidates
- Q&A: Williamson County Commissioner Precinct 2 candidates
- Q&A: Austin Community College Board of Trustees; November tax cap, bond election
- Q&A: Austin Mayor, Austin City Council District 6 candidates
- Q&A: Travis County Judge candidates
- Q&A: Round Rock ISD trustee candidates
Dining: Highlights Gametime Grill
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.
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.
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.