1:20 PM Feb 14, 2020 CST

Project leaders share details on planned robotics arena in Cedar Park

Gensler Austin, an architectural and design firm, announced plans Feb. 13 to build a “Topgolf-style” robotics arena in Cedar Park.


5 candidates file for 3 seats on the Upper Brushy Creek WCID board for the May 2020 election

Two of three seats up for Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District board of directors are uncontested.


Cedar Park OKs incentives for Red Horn expansion, construction business

Cedar Park City Council approved economic development incentive agreements totaling $202,500 for the introduction of a new business and the expansion of another in the city.



Cedar Park may reduce details included in written records of meetings

Cedar Park City Council discussed reducing the detail it includes in its written records of council meetings.


TxDOT: Toll 183A frontage roads construction to start in 2023

Motorists in Cedar Park may have to wait until 2026 before they can drive frontage roads along a nearly 3-mile stretch of Toll 183A.


‘Topgolf-style’ robotics arena coming to Cedar Park

An Austin architectural and design firm plans to build a large arena for robotics competitions and entertainment in Cedar Park.


The first coronavirus case in Texas was just confirmed. Here is what Austinites need to know about the virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in San Antonio this morning, according to a news release from the federal agency.



Cedar Park Public Library to dedicate multilingual area Feb. 15

Cedar Park Public Library will dedicate its World Language Center at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 15.



Leander's new library director starts Feb. 17

Peggy Parrish will start Feb. 17 as the new Leander Public Library director, according to a city press release.


MAP: Early voting locations for the 2020 primaries in Williamson County

Early voting begins Feb. 18. Primary election day is March 3.



Leander mayor tells LISD trustees that city could have 4,000-5,000 new apartments within 4 years

It had been nearly 2 1/2 years since Leander ISD’s board of trustees and Leander City Council held a joint meeting.


Travis County group urges bond reforms after settlement in Harris County

Work group members recommended a series of bond reforms at a Feb. 11 Travis County Commissioners Court meeting.


Leander ISD lays out tentative school construction schedule through 2027

At a Feb. 11 joint meeting between Leander ISD and Leander City Council, an LISD official said seven new elementary schools—six of them in the Leander area—could be built in the district by August 2027.


Travis County OKs request to decommission 192 jail beds

Travis County commissioners approved a request from the county sheriff to decommission nearly 200 jail beds.



Travis County announces new intergovernmental relations officer

Travis County commissioners announced Feb. 11 the hiring of Julie Wheeler as intergovernmental relations officer.


Commissioners allocate $2M of remaining capital improvement allotment for FY 2019-20

The county's capital improvement program budget had $3.3 million left to be allocated.


Onyx Wellness Boutique opening Feb. 14 on Bell Boulevard in Cedar Park

Onyx Wellness Boutique will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 1 p.m. Feb. 14.


LISD trustees to meet with Leander City Council on Feb. 11

A meeting between Leander ISD’s board of trustees and Leander City Council will take place Feb. 11 in Leander.



Travis County judges issue order to expand pretrial release for misdemeanor defendants

Travis County criminal court judges issued a standing order Feb. 7 to expand the use of personal bonds for misdemeanor defendants. Advocates say the order does not go far enough.


Central Health Equity Policy Council to hone in on improving health care experience for local LGBTQ patients and staff

Central Health Equity Policy Council announced it will work to improve health care experiences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer adults.


29-acre parcel on Toll 183A in Leander closer to development

At its Feb. 6 meeting, Leander City Council unanimously approved two measures related to the 29.04-acre parcel.


Leander to repair 'rapidly failing' intersection at Travisso Parkway and FM 1431

The construction will take place more than 2,000 feet from the nearest occupied home, according to the city.



Leander ISD: Winkley Elementary community may have been exposed to mumps

Students and staff at Winkley Elementary School in Leander may have been exposed to an individual with mumps.