Cedar Park - Leander

Stay informed about the latest local news in Cedar Park and Leander, including LISD, Leander and Cedar Park city councils, and transportation and development updates.

4:34 PM Jun 24, 2022 CDT

Leander ISD rolls out new bell schedules for the 2022-23 school year

The Leander ISD board approved a new bell schedule allowing at least 45 minutes between each level for the 2022-23 school year.


Officials urge Texans to attend local fireworks shows for July Fourth amid widespread drought

As Texas experiences a dry summer, burn bans and fireworks restrictions are in place in various counties. Fireworks are always prohibited on U.S. Forest Service land.


‘The state's highest environmental honor’: Texas Environmental Excellence Awards return for 30th year

For the 30th year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will honor people and groups for their achievements in environmental protection and preservation.



First presumptive case of monkeypox detected in Travis County

First presumptive case of monkeypox has been detected in Travis County.


Leander ISD board approves $451.9M budget for FY 2022-23, assumes tax rate election in November

The budget approval includes a pay increase of 5% on the midpoint for teachers, nurses and counselors; a 4% midpoint raise for all other staff; a $15 per hour minimum hourly wage; and an increased substitute pay rate.


U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: What’s next for Texas?

Texas is one of 13 states with a "trigger law" that is set to take effect within 30 days and will effectively criminalize all abortions in Texas, unless someone's life is threatened if they remain pregnant.


Williamson County issues fireworks restrictions for July 4 to promote safety

Williamson County and fireworks businesses are voluntarily stopping sales of aerial fireworks.



100 latest commercial projects filed for new construction, renovation in the Austin metro

From Round Rock to San Marcos, see the latest plans for new construction and renovations filed for restaurants, bars, residential communities and businesses.


Mobility City now open in Cedar Park

Mobility City is an equipment supplier that specializes in repairs; battery replacements for power wheelchairs and scooters; equipment sanitization; and more.


Food truck Eat my Biscuits to move from Georgetown to Cedar Park

The gourmet Southern biscuits food truck is relocating from Georgetown to the Brushy Creek Food Park at 2301 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park, on July 1.


Public safety director: Law enforcement response to Uvalde shooting was ‘abject failure'

During a public Senate hearing regarding the shooting in Uvalde, Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw said law enforcement waited 74 minutes to neutralize the gunman while they "waited for a key that was never needed."



Williamson County issues countywide burn ban for up to 90 days

Due to severe drought conditions, including high heat and winds, the county is banning outdoor burning.


Q&A: NAMI Central Texas program director speaks on pandemic and mental health

Rebecca Farrell sat down with Community Impact Newspaper to discuss the effects the pandemic had on mental illness across the country.


Williamson County files suit against city of Austin over plans to convert hotel to shelter

If successful, the suit would stop the nonprofit from creating homeless housing at the former Candlewood Suites location in Williamson County in violation of restrictions for the intended use of that property.


Cedar Park Regional Medical Center reflects on 15 years of growth

After years of consistent growth since its establishment in 2007, Cedar Park Regional Medical Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary in December.



Central Texas experts project formula shortage to last through summer, offer resources

With the local and nationwide formula shortage expected to last another two to four months, local experts are providing options for families.


Construction to begin on multifamily portion of Crystal Village development in Leander

Crystal Village is located on 65 acres at the southeast corner of 183A Toll and East Crystal Falls Parkway.


Central Texas hospital systems invest billions in expansions to keep pace with population boom

The region is on pace to gain more than 600 hospital beds in the next three years, including two new hospitals in growing suburban areas, two new children’s hospitals in Northwest Austin, a new behavioral health hospital and expansions at seven existing facilities.


Action Behavior Centers provides therapy to children with autism in Cedar Park, Leander

Action Behavior Centers was founded in 2016 with the mission to provide readily accessible care of the highest quality to kids with autism spectrum disorder.



16 clinics, urgent care centers and emergency rooms to seek treatment at in Cedar Park, Leander area

Treatment, staffing and facility equipment vary among emergency rooms, retail clinics and urgent care centers.


Travis County increases homestead exemptions by $10K for senior, disabled residents

The commissioners approved increasing the homestead exemption to $110,000 for residents age 65 and up as well as those with disabilities.


Leander ISD school board discusses safety and security measures, new system updates

LISD looks to issue all students identification badges as a part of new safety and security improvements.