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Leander on-demand bus service called Pickup launches Dec. 17

Leander residents will be able to request on-demand bus service starting Dec. 17


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Outdoor music venue in Cedar Park receives noise complaints for two-day music festival

A two-day outdoor music event held at a Cedar Park business in November prompted some residential neighbors to complain about what they called excessively loud music



2019 Volunteer Guide: 26 ways to give back in Cedar Park and Leander

Help out Cedar Park and Leander communities in a number of ways throughout the year by volunteering with local nonprofit groups.


Leander ISD hires principals for Leander MS, Naumann ES

The Leander ISD board of trustees voted to hire two principals at its Dec. 12 meeting


Leyla’s Mediterranean Cafe now open in Cedar Park

The restaurant opened Dec. 6 on Whitestone Boulevard.


Cedar Park moves forward with flooding mitigation project along Block House Creek

Cedar Park City Council voted Dec. 12 to move forward with the design of the Block House Creek Channelization project.



Leander ISD trustees approve 2020-21 calendar; first day of school is Aug. 13

The district's board of trustees adopted the academic calendar for the 2020-21 school year Dec. 12


DATA: Austin Regional Clinic gave thousands of flu tests after Thanksgiving; second spike possible during holidays

Austin Regional Clinic gave more than 4,500 flu tests leading up to Thanksgiving.


River Ranch County Park breaks ground on new interpretive center

The interpretive center will offer classroom and meeting space, as well as exhibits about the park.


Spare Birdie Public House breaks ground in Cedar Park

Members of the community gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for Spare Birdie Public House Dec. 12.



Cedar Park mayor gives updates on Alamo Drafthouse, other development

Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale delivered his annual State of the City speech Dec. 12 at the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Hill Country Bible Church.


Montessori Kids Universe opens in Cedar Park

Montessori Kids Universe—a new private school that offers day care and instruction to children from six weeks to six years old—has opened in Cedar Park.


Travis County begins contract negotiations for women’s jail facility as overall jail population continues to decline

The county has planned to build a new, separate women’s facility for years, despite some pushback from local activists.




Texas Children’s Hospital eyes further expansion in Austin with purchases of land

Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital has closed on the purchase of two plots of land in the Austin area.


Most early voting polling locations finalized for March 2020 primaries

Court establishes primary early voting locations ahead of March 2020 elections.


2020 primary election: Candidates file to run for offices representing Cedar Park and Leander

Read the list of candidates who filed for the March 3 primary elections.


Indoor cycling studio coming to Cedar Park

StarCycle, an indoor cycling studio, plans to open in Cedar Park in January



As pollen counts rise in Central Texas, learn about cedar fever and allergy prevention

As temperatures cool heading into the winter season in Central Texas, pollen counts from Ashe juniper trees begin to climb, causing seasonal allergies referred to locally by residents as “cedar fever.”


Cedar Park cook honored for grilling millionth steak

Cedar Park resident Jose Luis Sanchez has been recognized by his employer, LongHorn Steakhouse, for grilling an estimated one million steaks.


Williamson County elected officials candidates have filed for March 2020 primary election

The deadline to file for a place on the Nov. 2020 ballot was Dec. 9. A total of ten county elected positions are open, including two on the commissioners court.


Jaguar, Land Rover dealership under construction on RM 620 in Northwest Austin

Construction is underway on the first Austin-area Park Place Dealership, which will sell Jaguars and Land Rovers.



Delia Garza files for Travis County attorney race, will finish term as Austin Mayor Pro Tem

Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza filed her candidacy paperwork Dec. 9 to run for Travis County attorney as a Democrat.


Nonprofit group presents $20,000 to Cedar Park Public Library

Friends of the Cedar Park Library presented a ceremonial check for $20,000 to the Cedar Park Public Library on Dec. 5.