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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cedar Park City Council

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

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

The Tokai menu features new specials.

Photo by Emilie Lutostanski

Tokai Restaurant Japanese Hibachi & Sushi

In addition to traditional Japanese fare, such as sushi rolls, grilled foods and more, Tokai Restaurant Japanese Hibachi & Sushi expended its menu in late summer to offer a new selection of Chinese dishes and chef specials. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:45 AM Leander | Cedar Park 1 Comments

The Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. team is preparing to open in February.

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Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.

Construction is underway on Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. in Cedar Park, with an expected opening date at the end of February. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Work continues on Whitestone Boulevard widening, new intersection in Cedar Park

In August the city of Cedar Park broke ground on an 18-month pass-through project to widen and improve East Whitestone Boulevard. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Jackie Washington and her son, Chris, help operate Sweet Shack Candy Shop.

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Sweet Shack Candy Shop

When the Washington family opened Sweet Shack Candy Shop on July 4, there were just three shelves—custom-built by co-owner Winefred Washington—to hold the sugary treats and bulk candy sold at the store. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Kyle Dalton started Local Eat and Drink in March and has since hired two new drivers.

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Local Eat and Drink

Kyle Dalton said he was inspired to start his business, Local Eat and Drink, by individuals like himself who did not want to drive to pick up a to-go order from a local restaurant. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:30 AM Leander | Cedar Park

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City approves new manager, new team owner at Cedar Park Center

The Cedar Park Center has a new manager, and the Texas Stars hockey team has a new owner effective Dec. 15, after Cedar Park City Council on Dec. 11 approved both sales to Northland Properties Corp. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:20 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Growth coming near Whitestone Wal-Mart

Cedar Park’s second Wal-Mart opened May 21 northeast of the intersection of Ronald Reagan and East Whitestone boulevards. The retailer has since drawn more developers to the intersection. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:20 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Kim and Ken Jahns renamed their eatery.

Photo by Stephen Burnett

Sidelines Sports Grille

Ken and Kim Jahns became the new owners of JT’s Sports Grille in February after former owners J.T. and Julie Vail moved to Florida. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Austin’s Furniture Outlet changed its name in October to highlight all-new products.

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Austin’s Furniture Outlet

In October, Austin’s Consignment Depot changed its name to Austin’s Furniture Outlet. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park

Angie’s Barber Shop owner Angela Holt said many of her customers have been coming to her for years.

Photo by David Weaver

Angie’s Barber Shop

With 55 years of combined experience in the industry, stylists at Angie’s Barber Shop offer haircuts, shaves and trims. The no-fuss, no-frills salon keeps things simple, and that is what customer Leonard Yager said he likes about the business. more »

Jan 21, 2015 12:00 AM Leander | Cedar Park