Take a look at the top 10 stories this year in Cedar Park and Leander

An article about the DICK's Sporting Goods and Field & Stream stores that opened in Cedar Park is among the most-viewed stories this year in Leander and Cedar Park.

An article about the DICK's Sporting Goods and Field & Stream stores that opened in Cedar Park is among the most-viewed stories this year in Leander and Cedar Park.

It may be hard to believe, but 2017 is already more than halfway over. Here’s a look at the most popular articles so far this year in Leander and Cedar Park, ranked by number of visitors.

1. DICK’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream announce opening in Cedar Park 

The top story is a February piece about how DICK’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream both opened stores inside The Parke shopping center in Cedar Park on March 3. This was the 677th Dick’s store and 29th Field & Stream store nationwide.

2. Cedar Park Chuy’s opens in The Parke

Another article about a new opening in The Parke shopping center takes second place. Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy’s opened inside the Parke shopping center on Jan. 31, the same day the story was published.

3. Leander paves the way for tiny homes

In March, Leander City Council approved changes to the city’s building regulations to allow for tiny homes, and the story earned third place so far this year. Tiny homes are defined as a facility between 140 and 700 square feet.

4. Old, Nameless Road in Leander renamed

This story from May announced that Leander would change signs for roads Old FM 2243 or Nameless Road to Hero Way West. City staff determined that renaming the roadway Hero Way West would allow nearly all existing street address numbers to remain unchanged.

5. Texas utility commission approves route for LCRA Round Rock-Leander transmission line

An article about the Public Utility Commission of Texas’s approval of a route for transmission lines running from Round Rock to Cedar Park and Leander was published in May. The route will travel down Hero Way and run along Ronald Reagan Boulevard before hitting RM 1431.

6. AMC Theatres to open in former Regal Cinema location at Lakeline Mall

This January Impact said AMC Theatres is coming to Lakeline Mall in the fall. AMC plans to invest several million dollars to upgrade the 45,000-square-foot, nine-screen theater.

7. 10 things to look for in 2017 in Cedar Park and Leander

A look at the year ahead from January touched on real estate and population growth, annexations, park projects and public safety investments.

8. Residents to see change at Lime Creek Quarry in 2018

Last month’s article about Lime Creek Quarry announced that outbound commercial trucks will not be allowed to take left turns out of the quarry, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

9. Nordstrom Rack to open at The Parke shopping center

Another addition to The Parke shopping center, a Nordstrom Rack, opened in spring 2017. While the original article was posted in 2016, the story earned a spot as ninth most-viewed post in 2017.

10. 2017 Summer Camp Guide for Cedar Park and Leander

This noncomprehensive guide to local summer camps was published in March. It includes nearly 50 summer camps available at art schools, churches, day care centers and other facilities throughout Cedar Park, Leander and Austin.
By


MOST RECENT

Pitmaster Orie King serves up a brisket platter at OG’s Barbeque at the Cedar Pork food truck park. (Leila Saidane/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mixed cuisine food truck park fills ‘food void’ in Cedar Park

Cedar Pork Food Park offers bbq, burgers, tacos and more.

Williamson County Commissioners Court will discuss allocating the remaining CARES Act funding during its Dec. 14 meeting. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County officials discuss how to spend remaining federal coronavirus relief funding

County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer said the county has approximately $18 million remaining of the $93.4 million Williamson County received from the CARES Act.

The Gringo's location in Katy is pictured. A new Conroe location is planned for late 2022. (Courtesy NewQuest Properties)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Gringo's restaurant confirmed for Conroe Waterfront Center; Austin’s longest-standing H-E-B to be rebuilt and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 7.

The neighborhood has a pool, clubhouse and playground on Heritage Park Drive.
Featured neighborhood: Heritage Park

Take a peek inside this Cedar Park neighborhood.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland and US Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta announced the lawsuit against Texas on Dec. 6. (Screenshot courtesy of Department of Justice)
U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit alleges Texas' redistricting maps discriminate against voters of color

The suit alleges that the Texas Legislature redrew the maps to reduce voters of colors' influence on elections.

The 6.5-mile project will be an important connection for the pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks, according to city officials. (Courtesy Austin Public Works)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: City of Austin begins design of urban trail on abandoned rail corridor; 12 things to do in and around New Braunfels this holiday season and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 6.

Consuelo Mendez Middle School has consistently received poor ratings from the Texas Education Agency. (Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: State could take over AISD school board if poorly-rated campus does not improve; new furniture store to open in McKinney and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 3.

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida. (Courtsey Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank CEO Derrick Chubbs steps down

Derrick Chubbs is leaving Austin for a food bank in Florida.

A mosquito trap tested positive for West Nile virus Dec. 2 in Cedar Park near RM 1431 and West New Hope Road, according to the Williamson County and Cities Health District. (Courtesy Pexels)
Mosquito trap in Cedar Park tests positive Dec. 2 for West Nile virus

This is the second positive test reported in Williamson County this week.

The work is expected to last into early 2026. (Amy Denney/Community Impact Newspaper)
183 North project on track to begin in early 2022

The project will add two tolled and one non-tolled lane in each direction.

The school board will consider whether to call a special election to fill the vacancy or make an appointment. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI TEXAS ROUNDUP: Hays CISD to hold special meeting on resignation of board member; Montgomery approves plan for downtown and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas in Texas as of Dec. 2.