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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

Expansions: The Post Beer Bar

Since January, The Post Beer Bar, located at 601 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, has offered a full liquor bar to its customers. more »

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Cedar Park / Leander Impacts

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

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

Erica Huynh, co-owner of Local Slice, said the mural inside the restaurant includes paintings of her children.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Local Slice

Local Slice has served New York-style pizza in Cedar Park for two years and has become so popular among customers that the owners decided to open a second location in April in Austin at 8201 Cross Park Drive. more »

Apr 14, 2015 12:00 AM 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

Delysia Chocolatier owner Nicole Patel has a background in engineering and decided to pursue a career as a confectioner six years ago.

Photo by David Weaver

Delysia Chocolatier

Nicole Patel, owner of Delysia Chocolatier, has an uncommon background for a confectioner: engineering. more »

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

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

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 , Leander | Cedar Park

Students practice tai chi at the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA Austin Chapter location in Cedar Park.

Photo by Lyndsey Taylor

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA Austin

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.” more »

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

The plan for a more than 25-acre site southeast of Parmer Lane and Ranch Trails Court includes a blend of pedestrian and vehicle access to living and working spaces.

Rendering courtesy Land Use Solu

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. more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park 2 Comments

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 Leander | Cedar Park

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 Leander | Cedar Park

Liz Broussard, known to some as the Charm Lady, started selling charms and beads in 2000.

Photo by David Weaver

Classic Charms

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. more »

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

Town Center Development in 2014 included the addition of 16 businesses.

Photo by David Weaver

Town Center takes root in Cedar Park

In 2014 the Town Center shopping plaza at Toll 183A and Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park expanded from a single Costco store to 16 businesses. In 2015 the project is still growing and continues to encourage new development nearby. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:55 AM Leander | Cedar Park

The 2014–15 Cedar Park City Council, from left: Don Tracy, Stephen Thomas, Lowell Moore, Mayor Matt Powell, Mayor Pro Tem Jon Lux, Corbin Van Arsdale and Lyle Grimes

Photo by courtesy city of Cedar

Cedar Park City Council

Big decisions made in 2014 and top issues for 2015 more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:45 AM , Leander | Cedar Park