Cedar Park and Leander’s top 10 articles of 2017

Look back at the year with this countdown of the 10 most popular articles about Leander and Cedar Park on Community Impact Newspaper’s website from Jan. 1-Dec. 27.



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

Just as we look back on the year now, readers looked forward at the year ahead in January with this article about important 2017 topics.






9. Texas utility commission approves route for LCRA Round Rock-Leander transmission line
The Public Utility Commission of Texas voted in favor of a route for a proposed transmission line running from Round Rock to Leander in a decision that has since been contested by several cities involved and a landowner group.






8. AMC Theatres to open in former Regal Cinema location at Lakeline Mall
The only Impact in the top 10, this story announced an upgraded movie theater at the mall.






7. Meet the Simpsons: Husband and wife principals of Leander, Rouse high schools share their stories
Chris and Christine Simpson serve as high school principals in Leander ISD, and their shared profile piece was among the most-read articles of the year.






6. Old, Nameless Road in Leander renamed Thursday
Old FM 2243 West and a portion of Nameless Road inside Leander city limits were renamed to Hero Way West after a decision by Leander City Council on May 18.






5. Leander paves the way for tiny homes
Leander City Council approved building regulation modifications to allow for Council to review requests for tiny homes in the single family urban manufactured housing district.






4. Cedar Park Chuy’s opens in The Parke today
The Austin-based Tex-Mex restaurant opened Jan. 31.






3. Leander police to issue parking citations to unoccupied vehicles violating law starting Oct. 1
Common violations include parking in front of a driveway or within 20 feet of an intersection’s crosswalk.






2. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream announce opening in Cedar Park
The Parke shopping center proved a popular topic, as the announcement for the stores’ opening on March 3 was the second most-viewed story of the year.






  1. Low water crossings closed in Cedar Park and Leander


After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in late August, this article on low water crossings was updated daily to keep readers in the know about local closures, topping the list of popular articles from 2017.


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The new H-E-B store is located on Ronald Reagan Boulevard in north Leander. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
New H-E-B in Leander opening soon

The store is scheduled to open Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Austin commission OKs development plan near Lady Bird Lake; shopping center coming to Porter and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 15.

Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)
20 fall activities to do across Central Texas; Grand Donuts coming to Georgetown and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

The Smoking Joint is now open under the umbrella of Click Click Chew virtual food hall in Cypress. (Courtesy Kirsten Gilliam)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: More restaurant, retail space could be coming to north Frisco development; Locatelli’s owners launch virtual food hall in Cypress, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 14.

The Lash Lounge opened a Cedar Park location Oct 12 in the 1890 Ranch Shopping Center. (Courtesy The Lash Lounge)
The Lash Lounge now open in Cedar Park

The studio offers four types of eyelash extensions, eyelash lifts, eyelash tinting, brow tinting, brow threading and microblading.

A rendering is shown of a flexible space inside Panther Creek High School, which includes learning stairs and a collaboration board. The school's attendance zones are drawn to pull from Lone Star and Memorial high schools. (Courtesy Corgan)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Frisco ISD proposes attendance zone modifications; concerns are voiced over Grogan's Mill Village Center vacancies, plus more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 13.

Grand Donuts is opening soon in Georgetown. (Brittany Andes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grand Donuts coming to Georgetown; new businesses open in Central Austin and more area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Passengers wait in a security checkpoint line at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The three existing checkpoints would receive machine upgrades but would remain largely unchanged. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport moves one step closer to adding fourth security checkpoint at main terminal

The airport had its fourth busiest day ever on Oct. 8, which officials attribute in part to the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the University of Texas versus the University of Oklahoma football game.

Gov. Greg Abbott on Oct. 11 signed an executive order banning all COVID-19 vaccine mandates (Courtesy Office of the Governor)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Gov. Abbott signs order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates; Frisco businesses seek to solve area workforce shortage, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 12.

Black Sugar Caffe is expecting a soft opening Oct. 14. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coffee shop to open in Round Rock Oct. 14; New Braunfels airport changes name and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

The $772.2 million bond includes projects such as new school construction, technology updates and aging school improvements. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Voters to consider $772M Leander ISD bond in November election

Bond projects include new school construction, technology updates and aging school improvements.