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Voters to choose Cedar Park and Leander councils

Voters to choose Cedar Park and Leander councils

Fourteen candidates are running for a total of seven seats on the Cedar Park and Leander city council daises, giving voters the power to change or maintain the government in their respective cities on election day, May 9.

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At an April 7 public meeting, Cedar Park city staffers and city-hired consultants presented a vision of a redeveloped Bell Boulevard with pedestrian-friendly shops and restaurants.

Stephen Burnett

Bell Boulevard study could focus on relocated highway

Cedar Park City Council on April 24 encouraged city staffers to continue researching a proposal that would include relocating a portion of Bell Boulevard and creating a new pedestrian-friendly downtown district. more »

Apr 24, 2015 11:37 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Local movie premiere aims to spark movement for kindness

On April 23, OnBuzz, a local film distribution and marketing firm, will host the red carpet premiere of “Little Boy,” a full-length feature film depicting a young boy determined to bring his father home alive from World War II. more »

Apr 21, 2015 12:17 PM Austin Metro

Sam's Club in northwest Austin, at the northeast corner of SH 25 and Toll 183A, held a grand opening April 16.

Stephen Burnett

Sam's Club opens on Lakeline Mall Drive

Sam’s Club opened its fifth location in the Austin area April 16 at 10901 Lakeline Mall Drive. more »

Apr 17, 2015 5:17 PM Leander | Cedar Park

Part of the trail at Brushy Creek Lake Park will close, likely in late fall for about one year during construction to modernize the park’s dam and provide trail improvements.

Photo by David Weaver

Brushy Creek park dam and trail to receive improvements

In September 2010, Tropical Storm Hermine brought widespread flooding to Williamson County, dropping nearly 11 inches of rain in 24 hours in areas including Cedar Park. more »

Apr 15, 2015 6:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park 1 Comments

New affordable housing planned for Cedar Park

A new apartment complex with up to 256 units on Bagdad Road could help fill a price gap in Cedar Park’s affordable housing, a developer told Cedar Park City Council on March 12. more »

Apr 15, 2015 6:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park 2 Comments

Cedar Park names new assistant city manager and library director

On April 10 the city of Cedar Park named Katherine Caffrey, former director of community affairs, as new assistant city manager. The city also named Julia Mitschke as new library director. more »

Apr 14, 2015 6:39 PM Leander | Cedar Park

Leander council votes down emergency center incentives

City Council voted March 19 to deny city incentives for a proposed emergency center at the northeast corner of Crystal Falls Parkway and Lakeline Boulevard. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Restaurants may permit dogs on patios

Restaurant owners in Cedar Park can now apply with the city to allow dogs on their outdoor patios because of a new ordinance approved by City Council on March 26. more »

Apr 14, 2015 6:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Williamson County clears the air

The Environmental Protection Agency will finalize a new ground-level ozone standard by October that could impact road development and industrial growth projects in Williamson County if it is not met. more »

Apr 8, 2015 5:06 AM Georgetown 1 Comments

Additional US 183 toll lanes could cost $500M-$600M

Adding two toll lanes in both directions on US 183 between RM 620 and MoPac is likely to cost between $500 million and $600 million. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

WilCo moves forward with bond plan, discusses debt amount

Commissioners have set a bond plan in motion for building and facility needs that could reach as much as $70 million. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

FRA rescinds quiet zones at three Cedar Park railroad crossings

Train horns are sounding at three railroad crossings in Cedar Park after the Federal Railroad Administration rescinded the crossings’ quiet zones, about a month after the FRA rescinded a quiet zone at the Hero Way railroad crossing in Leander. more »

Apr 1, 2015 4:02 PM Leander | Cedar Park

County promotes water safety

Williamson County will recognize the month of April as April Pools Day to raise drowning awareness and promote swimming safety. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:13 PM Georgetown

Texas DMV fixes programming glitch affecting registration bills under new sticker system

​The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has fixed a programming glitch that affected 320,000 registration renewal notices sent out to drivers under the new one-sticker system. more »

Mar 25, 2015 11:03 AM Austin Metro 1 Comments

Williamson County economic development organizations announce new partnership

Eight Williamson County economic development organizations announced the formation of a new partnership March 18. The partnership will have a website and a launch party at the county courthouse April 15. more »

Mar 18, 2015 1:31 PM Austin Metro 2 Comments

At the Texas Museum of Science and Technology in Cedar Park, a human plastinate from the Body Worlds traveling exhibit strikes a pose familiar to rodeo fans.

Stephen Burnett

First science and technology museum in Central Texas opens in Cedar Park

Nonprofit Texas Museum of Science & Technology, or TXMOST, opens its doors as Central Texas’ first science and technology museum March 20 at a temporary location at 1220 Toro Grande Drive in Cedar Park. more »

Mar 18, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park 4 Comments

Leander business experiences boom

Shoppers in Leander are contributing to an overall increase in sales tax revenue collected, and city officials attribute the economic uptick to a rise in population and home and commercial construction. more »

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

Bell Blvd. improvement survey draws feedback

Drivers on Bell Boulevard south of Whitestone Boulevard often encounter heavy traffic. But business owners say poor visibility and limited road access keeps the same commuters from finding them more »

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

Cedar Park Public Library garners award for excellence achievement

The Texas Municipal Library Director’s Association awarded the Cedar Park Public Library with the 2014 Achievement in Library Excellence Award at the Feb. 26 City Council meeting. more »

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

Williamson County commissioners will vote on whether to approve a bond plan.

Courtesy Williamson County Commi

Commissioners consider $70M bond

Williamson County Commissioners are expected to vote March 24 to approve a $70 million bond plan that would help fund county building and facility needs through certificates of obligation. more »

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

Leander Business: Cedar Rock Railroad

Photo by David Weaver

The quarter-scale train carries passengers along a 1.3-mile route through Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander.

Parks & Arts

Cedar Park plans show visions for city parks and public art

Dining: Local Slice

Photo courtesy Local Slice

Owners David and Erica Huynh opened Local Slice on Cypress Creek Road in 2013 and also own Cedar Park sports bar Top Spin with another business partner.

Cedar Park Business: Delysia Chocolatier

Photo by David Weaver

Nicole Patel, owner of Delysia Chocolatier, has an uncommon background for a confectioner: engineering. Patel applies her technical background to perfecting her sweet treat designs at Delysia Chocolatier.

History: Williamson County during the Civil War

Courtesy The Williamson Museum

Contradictory past revealed in new exhibit

Election Guide

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.

Guide: Summer Camps

Our annual Summer Camp Guide includes listings of local organizations in Austin, Cedar Park and Leander. The guide is organized by camp theme, such as academic, art, day camps, performing arts and sports. This list is not comprehensive.

Nonprofit: AGE of Central Texas

Photo courtesy AGE of Central Te

AGE of Central Texas is a nonprofit organization based in Austin that has made “tackling the challenges of aging with expert solutions” its mission.

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.

Real Estate

Market data for Cedar Park and Leander

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