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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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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