Emilie Boenig Lutostanski

Emilie has reported on education, business, city and county news since 2009. After a stint as a radio reporter in her hometown of New Braunfels, she wrote for the Temple Daily Telegram and later joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2011. As an editor, Emilie covers transportation, development, city and education news in Cedar Park and Leander including Leander ISD.

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Guests order lunch April 10 at In-N-Out Burger's new Cedar Park Town Center location. The eatery is one of several new businesses that contribute to the city's sales tax revenue.

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Sales tax collections climb

Three Cedar Park Town Center restaurants opened in late March and early April, bringing a wave of new dining options. A portion of the sales tax collected at these and other retailers will go to the city and contribute to a rising trend. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

Cedar Park City Council OKs incentive deal for third H-E-B

Preliminary plans to bring a third H-E-B to Cedar Park are underway after Cedar Park City Council approved a $500,000 incentive agreement with the San Antonio-based grocery store chain April 10. more »

Apr 16, 2014 , Cedar Park | Leander

Crews work on several homebuilder welcome centers in Travisso's model home park.

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Home construction begins in Travisso

Construction on the first of thousands of houses in the Travisso neighborhood is underway about 0.8 miles east of Nameless Road on FM 1431 in Leander. more »

Apr 16, 2014 , Cedar Park | Leander (1 Comments)

Cities ranked among best to own a home

Among cities in Texas with populations greater than 25,000, Leander was ranked No. 3 and Cedar Park was ranked No. 6 for homeownership in a recent study by a national consumer advocacy website. more »

Apr 16, 2014 Cedar Park | Leander

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Brooklyn Heights chef Jamie Hollinger (left) and owner Pat Stafford serve a menu of pasta, salads, wings, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, pizzas and large pizza slices, which start at $3.99.

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Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria Ristorante

When restaurant industry veteran Pat Stafford purchased Brooklyn Heights Pizzeria Ristorante in January 2008, he said he expected to be obtaining a small neighborhood restaurant. more »

Sep 19, 2013 Cedar Park | Leander

Updated: Leander ISD postpones bond sale

The Leander ISD board of trustees is set to discuss selling more than $162 million worth of bonds to finance technology, security upgrades and the construction of High School No. 6. more »

Jul 17, 2013 Cedar Park | Leander

[From left] Chefs Raj Antony and Ramesh Guptashah, owner Sonia Arora, cashier Jessica Balderas and manager Binu Thomas serve customers at the restaurant located in the back of the 1890 Ranch Shopping Center.

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Naanfull Indian Grill

The creators behind the Naanfull Indian Grill concept wanted to fill what they considered a gap in the local restaurant industry. They decided to begin serving customizable wraps, rice bowls and salads as well as traditional Indian platters to a new more »

May 16, 2013 Cedar Park | Leander (1 Comments)

Owner Amy Sanborn bought out her former business partner in May and renamed the restaurant Amy’s China Cuisine. She said her customers can expect the same service and food with a few new dishes.

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Amy’s China Cuisine

Amy Sanborn, owner of Amy’s China Cuisine, believes loyal customers are one of her restaurant’s greatest assets. She works seven days a week to ensure a smooth operation, which includes paying special attention to her guests. more »

Nov 15, 2012 Cedar Park | Leander