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Cedar Park | Leander September 2012

The Shops at Avery Ranch, located at the corner of Parmer Lane and Avery Ranch Boulevard, will add several new businesses this fall.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Avery Ranch community adds final piece of retail puzzle

Avery Ranch residents will soon have an array of new retail offerings as developers finalize deals to complete the community’s commercial corridor. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:06 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Local entities approve tax rates, budgets

Leander ISD, the City of Cedar Park and the City of Leander passed their annual budgets and tax rates in August and September. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:05 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park’s population appeal denied

edar Park city officials have no available recourse following the U.S. Census Bureau’s ruling that 48,932 people lived within the city limits in April 2010. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:04 AM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

City of Leander website to receive redesign

Changes are coming to the City of Leander’s official website after City Council approved up to $27,000 for an online upgrade. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:03 AM Cedar Park | Leander

During an interview with Community Impact Newspaper, Bookstop and Hoovers founder Gary Hoover said entrepreneurs should be curious, take the business seriously and become an industry expert.

Photo by Annie-Lee Taylor

Gary Hoover

Gary Hoover is an entrepreneur, lecturer and owner of a personal library of more than 50,000 books. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

General Manager's note — September 2012

Many of my fondest family memories occurred in the great outdoors, particularly while fishing along the Gulf Coast. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Blue Star Mothers (left to right) Pamela Moldenhauer and Cindy Blankenship create posters that honor many of Williamson County’s fallen service members. They also create service banners for area military families.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Blue Star Mothers of America

While military service members rely on boot camp to help prepare them for what lies ahead, no such training is made available to the mothers whose sons and daughters sacrifice for their country. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander 3 Comments

Pilot Knob vineyard spans more than 3 acres.

Photo by Traci Rodriguez

Texas wine industry grows

Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the nation, according to the Texas Department of Agriculture. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

From left: Mike Elling, Rob Elling and Reno Sumagaysay make up the Flippin’ Burgers full-time staff.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Flippin’ Burgers

Brothers Rob and Mike Elling have a lot to reflect upon in their first year owning and operating Flippin’ Burgers in Cedar Park. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander 1 Comments

Wes Skaggs, Crystal Falls Golf Course head professional, said substantial early July rainfall provided enough water for nearly the entire golfing season.

Photo by Joe Lanane

Area golf courses begin to bounce back from drought

The game must go on at Crystal Falls Golf Course and Avery Ranch Golf Club despite more than four months combined of temperatures topping 100 degrees in each of the past two summers. more »

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Cedar Park | Leander

Local authorities fight endangered species listing

A proposal to add four salamander species living in Travis and Williamson counties to the endangered species list has garnered opposition from many local government officials, residents and landowners. more »

Sep 13, 2012 5:04 AM Georgetown

West Nile virus found in Texas and WilCo

Recent rainfall and warm temperatures have brought back an all too familiar worry for Texans. Swarms of mosquitos are not only threatening itchy bites, but also infection of the West Nile virus. more »

Sep 13, 2012 5:02 AM Georgetown

Lisa (left) and Glenn Morris (far right) unveil the new plaque that will hang outside the Army Specialist Matthew Troy Morris Post Office Building while Congressman John Carter (second from left) and Cedar Park Postmaster Antonio Gracia look on.

Joe Lanane

Post office renamed after slain Cedar Park soldier

Cedar Park honored one of its fallen heroes Sept. 7 when it officially dedicated the city's post office in honor of Army Spc. Matthew Troy Morris. more »

Sep 7, 2012 3:43 PM Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park will be the home of a new Costco big-box store by the end of 2014 after a $6 million development deal was approved Sept. 6.

Courtesy Ainbinder Company

Cedar Park approves Costco development agreement

Costco is scheduled to open in Cedar Park by the end of 2014 because of a $6 million development agreement approved Sept. 6 by City Council. more »

Sep 6, 2012 8:29 PM Cedar Park | Leander 10 Comments

Williamson County commissioners approve budget, tax rate

The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved the county's 2012–13 budget and tax rates during its meeting Aug. 28. more »

Aug 28, 2012 3:32 PM Georgetown