1. Cedar Park and Leander National Night Out events take place on Tuesday
After rain caused the cities of Cedar Park and Leander to postpone National Night Out events scheduled for last week, the events are rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 10. National Night Out brings together police and communities in outdoor neighborhood activities. Read more.
2. Cedar Park mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile Virus
After the West Nile Virus was detected in a mosquito sample, the city of Cedar Park is enhancing monitoring and testing, according to a statement from the city and Williamson County. Find out more.
3. Round Rock City Council member to run for Williamson County judge seat
Frank Leffingwell, a Republican, announced Wednesday that he will run for the Williamson County judge seat in November 2018. Learn more.
4. Pedernales Electric Cooperative to offer solar rate option
PEC members will be able to sign up for a new solar power rate starting in December. Billing for the rate begins in February. Find out more.
5. Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long announces re-election bid
Long, who represents Cedar Park, Leander, Liberty Hill and portions of Austin, announced she will run for re-election in the March 2018 Republican Primary. Read more.
6. Williamson County Sheriff to bolster event security after mass shooting in Las Vegas
Commander Steve Deaton said he will bring dump trucks full of sand to block streets and have snipers ready during an upcoming concert in Northwest Austin after the shooting in Las Vegas. Learn more.
7. Central Texas launches Text to 911 program
Residents of Travis and Williamson county now have the option to text 911 instead of calling, if they use one of four cellphone service providers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Spring or T-Mobile. Find out more.
8. Cedar Park broke ground on its fifth fire station
Williamson County and the city of Cedar Park held a groundbreaking ceremony for the fire station on Cottonwood Creek Trail in Cedar Park last week. Learn more.
9. Brushy Creek Lake park and dam expected to reopen in April
A portion of Brushy Creek Regional Trail has been closed since June 2016 for renovations to Brushy Creek Lake Park and the adjacent dam. Read more.