1. Proposed $1 billion development with hotel, residences, 4-acre crystalline lagoon coming to Leander
Leander Springs, a 78-acre, mixed-use project with retail, restaurants, entertainment, hospitality, office and residential components, is coming to town, Leander Mayor Troy Hill announced Oct. 15.
Published Oct. 15
2. Longer school days, less traffic: Leander ISD approves new bell schedule
After nearly two years of discussions and revisions, the Leander ISD board of trustees approved a new bell schedule for the 2020-21 school year at its May 21 meeting.
Published May 26
3. LIST: What is open, closed in Texas and how businesses can operate
Gov. Greg Abbott released Phase 1 and Phase 2 of his plan to reopen Texas businesses with staggered opening dates, varying capacities and business-specific guidelines.
Published May 22
4. More than half of Leander ISD enrollment picks preferred instruction method
The choices for all grades were 48% in-person, 46% virtual and 6% hybrid—offered only in elementary—according to LISD data.
Published July 31
5. Cedar Park officer Chris Dailey resigns following complaint from mayor, council member over Greg Kelley investigation
Sgt. Chris Dailey, the former Cedar Park Police Department detective who oversaw the investigation of Greg Kelley, resigned from the department July 9 effective immediately, according to the city.
Published July 9
6. Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix named new Burnet chief
Burnet City Manager David Vaughn confirmed Mannix accepted the position in a July 8 email to Community Impact Newspaper. Mannix withdrew from the position on the day he was set to begin.
Published July 8
7. 290-acre, mixed-use project proposed in Leander
District 2243, a proposed planned-unit development, was presented to City Council at its July 2 meeting. The project's zoning change request was later denied.
Published July 13
8. Thunderbirds' Austin hospital flyover delayed to 3:40 p.m. May 13 due to weather
The Thunderbirds have been conducting flyovers of area hospitals to salute health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Published May 12
9. Black Lives Matter protest, march scheduled for June 19 in Cedar Park
Organizer Ashley Thompson said there will be speeches and an opportunity to register to vote before the march begins.
Published June 16
10. Former Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix withdraws from Burnet chief position
The resignation follows a July 8 complaint that Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale and Council Member Mike Guevara filed with the Williamson County district attorney.
Published July 13