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Parks, trails plans emerge in Leander

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Parks, trails plans emerge in Leander

To meet the demand of Leander’s growing population and residents’ desire for a high quality of life, city leaders have appropriated funds to purchase and plan new parks as well as build additions to existing parks and trails.

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Changes sought for property appraisal statute

The Williamson Central Appraisal District and other members of the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts aim to lobby for reforms to the way commercial property values are determined during the upcoming 84th Texas legislative session, which begins more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:55 AM , Cedar Park | Leander

Kit Coates leads an outdoor storytime, one of the library’s many children’s programs.

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Library presents findings from visitor survey

In 2014 the Cedar Park Public Library held an Internet survey to determine who uses the library and what the growing city and surrounding areas would like to see change. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Leander ISD, counties issue legislative priorities

The 84th Texas Legislature convenes Jan. 13. Commissioners in Travis and Williamson counties and Leander ISD board members have stated their highest priorities for new or revised laws. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park open to food trailers after council OKs new mobile vendor rules

​Food trailers could roll into Cedar Park after City Council on Nov. 20 approved two new regulations that define mobile food vendors and food trailer courts in the city. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Leander open to water group inclusion

Plans to form a Central Texas water coalition stalled in late November when Hays County commissioners turned down a proposal that would have potentially included the city of Leander and Travis County. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:35 AM , Cedar Park | Leander

Athletic Parents Booster Club volunteers Litza Gonzales (left) and Becky Buzzard work at a concession stand.

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Nonprofits find source for fundraising opportunities at Cedar Park Center

At the Cedar Park Center, nonprofit organizations from throughout the community can participate in a fundraising program offered by Aramark, the food and beverage provider for the arena. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:30 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Community Wildfire Protection Plan nearly complete

Since August, Wildland-Urban Interface Specialist Will Boettner of the Texas A&M Forest Service has been assessing the risk wildfires pose to homes and businesses in Leander. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:40 AM Cedar Park | Leander

During the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce's Dec. 10 luncheon, Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell announced the city had so far gathered about $10.2 million in sales tax revenue in FY 2013–14.

Stephen Burnett

Cedar Park collects record sales tax revenue in FY 2013–14

The city of Cedar Park collected almost $10.2 million in sales tax revenue in fiscal year 2013–14, Mayor Matt Powell announced Dec. 9 at a Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more »

Dec 12, 2014 1:54 PM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Hicks Cedar Park LLC, Cedar Park Center arena manager and Texas Stars hockey team owner, will sell the management and team ownership to Northland Properties Corp. effective Dec. 15.

Stephen Burnett

Council OKs sale of Cedar Park Center management

The Cedar Park Center will be under new management and the Texas Stars hockey team will be under new ownership after Cedar Park City Council on Dec. 11 approved the sale to Northland Properties Corp. more »

Dec 12, 2014 4:30 PM Cedar Park | Leander

The Starlight Village subdivision planned for Horizon Park Boulevard in Leander features '60s-style architecture, as represented in a sample rendering.

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New '60s-style subdivision planned in Leander

Houses with mid-20th century-style architectural design will be built in Leander after City Council approved a planned unit development for a 5.69-acre property Dec. 4. more »

Dec 10, 2014 2:12 PM Cedar Park | Leander 14 Comments

From left: State Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park, State Rep. Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock, and Gonzales' chief of staff Chris Sanchez participated in Williamson County's Dec. 2 meeting to discuss priorities for the 2015 state legislative session.

Stephen Burnett

WilCo commissioners, state leaders discuss legislative priorities

Two state representatives and a state senator joined Williamson County commissioners Dec. 2 for a meeting to explore county leaders’ hopes for the 2015 Texas legislative session. more »

Dec 3, 2014 5:51 PM Cedar Park | Leander

Project Connect, I-35 projects approved for inclusion in CAMPO’s draft 2040 plan

The Central Texas region’s transportation planning organization approved including a list of public transit and road projects, including in Project Connect and on I-35, in the draft 2040 long-range plan. more »

Dec 9, 2014 11:48 AM Northwest Austin

A backhoe operator uses the vehicle’s jackhammer on concrete next to the closed right-turn lane that leads from East Whitestone Boulevard to Ronald Reagan Boulevard.

Stephen Burnett

CAMPO approves funds for Whitestone gap project

The city of Cedar Park can begin expanding East Whitestone Boulevard from four to six lanes between Market Street and Cottonwood Creek Trail after the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization approved $9.14 million for the project. more »

Dec 5, 2014 12:55 PM Cedar Park | Leander

Updated: City Council approves Twin Creeks and Bella Vista annexation

On Dec. 22 at midnight, residents of the Bella Vista and Twin Creeks neighborhoods will become official residents of the city of Cedar Park. more »

Dec 12, 2014 1:55 PM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Courtesy Judge Samuel T. Biscoe

Retiring Travis County Judge Samuel T. Biscoe cites county growth and complexity as concerns during tenure on Commissioners Court

Following 25 years on the dais of the Travis County Commissioners Court, Judge Samuel T. Biscoe is set to retire Dec. 31. more »

Dec 4, 2014 2:40 PM Lake Travis | Westlake

Representatives from the Texas Workforce Commission present a $2.75 million check to Austin Community College to be used for workforce training at Samsung, TNT Solutions and Voltabox of Texas.

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ACC awarded $2.75M grant for tech job training

Austin Community College announced Nov. 24 that it will provide specialized training for three Central Texas technology firms with funding from a $2.75 million grant awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission. more »

Nov 25, 2014 3:49 PM Cedar Park | Leander

On Nov. 20, Cedar Park City Council and city staffers thanked the city’s Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee for the group’s efforts since February 2013 to update the comp plan.

Stephen Burnett

Cedar Park City Council OKs comprehensive plan update

On Nov. 20, Cedar Park City Council approved an updated version of the city’s comprehensive plan intended to outline the city’s long-term vision for growth and guide future zoning decisions. more »

Nov 21, 2014 3:00 PM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

ACC bans e-cigs effective Jan. 5

The Austin Community College District board of trustees voted Nov. 17 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all ACC properties. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM Central Austin

The first annual Living Leander Community Expo in November 2013 featured an indoor festival that showcased Leander's businesses, organizations and restaurants.

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Living Leander Community Expo set for Nov. 21

The Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Living Leander Community Expo promises a broader showcase of Leander’s wares than the inaugural event in 2013. more »

Nov 19, 2014 1:17 PM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Leander ISD announced Nov. 13 that Lucas Janda is the lone finalist for the district's chief financial officer position.

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LISD names top finalist for CFO position

Leander ISD announced Nov. 13 that Lucas Janda is the lone finalist for the district’s chief financial officer position, which will be vacant when Ellen Skoviera, assistant superintendent of business and operations, retires at the end of December. more »

Nov 19, 2014 11:02 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Volunteer Guide 2015

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

Business: Enchanted Rock & Landscape Supplies

Photo by David Weaver

Enchanted Rock & Landscape Supplies offers contractors and homeowners a plethora of materials, such as stone, soils, mulch and firewood, to enhance a home’s value and livability.

Business: Combat Vapors

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

To help customers fight their cigarette-smoking habits, Combat Vapors owners Kelli Neaville and Julie Dube arm patrons with the right equipment, including electronic vaporizing devices, accessories such as atomizers and batteries and e-juice.

Transportation Updates

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

Dining: Moonie's Burger House

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In December 2005 Moonie’s Burger House opened its first restaurant location in Cedar Park, where guests were served what was later voted the best burger in town for eight consecutive years.

People: Pauline Lam, re

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Cedar Park Public Library director reflects on her career

Education Focus 2014

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

VOTE 2014

For those who believe the months of November and December are the most wonderful time of the year, gift-giving can be an essential part of getting in the holiday spirit. From jewelry to edibles to camping gear, many local retailers offer residents gift options that will support small businesses. Use this guide to find the perfect item for a loved one, colleague, family member or friend, and be inspired by the local offerings this holiday season.

Real Estate

Market data for Cedar Park and Leander

Regional Winter Events guide

During the holiday season the Austin area is bustling with events that are filled with twinkling lights, live musical performances, food, shopping and more. Explore nearby festivities using this guide.

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