5 things to know in Leander and Cedar Park this week, May 30-June 2

The chief executive officer of Pedernales Electric Cooperative resigned last week.

The chief executive officer of Pedernales Electric Cooperative resigned last week.

From recent news to LISD events, here are a five things that Cedar Park and Leander residents should know this week.

1. Cedar Park population grew at 12th-fastest rate nationally in 2016

U.S. Census data released last week shows that Cedar Park was the fifth fastest-growing city in Texas behind Conroe, Frisco, McKinney and Georgetown.

2. CEO of Pedernales Electric Cooperative resigned last week

John Hewa resigned from his position as chief executive officer of Pedernales Electric Cooperative last week. Tracy Golden, the cooperative’s chief financial officer, will fulfill the duties of chief executive officer until an interim chief executive officer is selected.

3. Leander ISD discusses proposed roadway to Vandegrift, Four Points Tuesday

Leander ISD hosts a public forum regarding the construction of a second access road onto the Vandegrift High School and Four Points Middle School campuses on May 30. 6:30 p.m. Vandegrift High School Auditorium, 9500 McNeil Drive, Austin. 512-570-0000. www.leanderisd.com

 4. Retiring Leander ISD employees honored Thursday

Leander ISD employees who retired during the 2016-2017 school year will be honored by Leander ISD Board of Trustees and administration at a reception on June 1. The board meeting follows the reception. 5:30 p.m. Leander Extended Opportunity Center, 300 S. West Drive, Leander. 512-570-0000. www.leanderisd.com

5. Worth the trip: Exhibit opens at Williamson Museum Friday

The Williamson Museum hosts an exhibit opening with light refreshments during Georgetown’s First Friday event. Bonnie Dennis’s paintings will be on display at the museum while downtown shops stay open late. 6 p.m. 716 S. Austin Avenue, Georgetown. 512-943-1670. www.williamsonmuseum.org
By Abby Bora
Abby Bora started at Community Impact Newspaper in May 2017. After working as a reporter, she became editor of the Cedar Park-Leander edition in October 2018. She covers Leander ISD and city government. Bora graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications studies.


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