6:30 PM Nov 30, 2020 CST

UPDATED: 23 nonprofits in the Cedar Park, Leander areas to donate to on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is Dec. 1. Learn more about each organization and find donation information here.


Williamson County reports 214 new coronavirus cases, 1 death Dec. 1

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Williamson County.


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board launches campaign to boost college enrollment

The decline in college enrollment across the state of Texas has prompted several agencies to partner up and create online resources for students and counselors.



Williamson County adds more than 1,000 reported coronavirus cases Nov. 25-30

The county's positivity rate, or rate at which test return postiive, sits at 8.15%, data shows.


Health and Soul Fitness offering in-person and online workouts in Cedar Park

Even as restrictions ease and more in-person events may safely happen, Pam Moorhead said she will always offer a mix of online options going forward.


New Braunfels to host regional spelling bee and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from Central Texas.


Family-run restaurant brings Polish bites to Leander

Susie and Andy Szymczyk opened their Polish restaurant as a way to bring the flavors of Poland to Texas.



Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.


Williamson County reports 337 new cases of coronavirus Nov. 24

Of the total cases reported to date, 11,304 are estimated to have recovered, and there are an estimated 806 active cases in Williamson County as of Nov. 24.


New mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus in Cedar Park

Seventeen mosquito trap samples have tested positive for the West Nile virus in Williamson County this year. This is the most samples reported in a year for the county since its testing program began in 2012.


October home sales increased 22% in Cedar Park, 50% in Leander

In Leander, October home sales increased 50% from 2019, with 153 closed sales.



Williamson County funds COVID-19 convalescent plasma program

Some 252 Williamson County patients have received the therapy of the 1,300 total patients.


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.


P. Terry's to open in Pflugerville in January and more Central Texas news

Read the latest Central Texas business and community news.


376 new cases, 2 additional deaths reported in Williamson County from Nov. 20-23

As of Nov. 23, there are 63 patients hospitalized, 23 in intensive care units and 12 on a ventilator.



Williamson County reports 203 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death Nov. 20

Williamson County reported 203 new cases of the coronavirus and one death Nov. 20.


Kalahari Resorts & Conventions celebrates grand opening in Round Rock and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular stories from the past week from the Austin area.


Inaugural interactive light festival coming soon to Bee Cave and more Central Texas updates

Read the latest business and community news from the Austin area.


Residents protect graves of first Williamson County judge and his family

Mariann Laughlin has worked the last 16 years to preserve her family’s cemetery, the nearby Fisk family cabin and the stories of her ancestors.



Round Rock Express will have a new affiliate after Astros announce departure

A new affiliate is expected to be announced soon for the 2021 season at the Dell Diamond.


Texas Education Agency authorizes schools to close doors for 14 days due to coronavirus-related staffing concerns

Campuses can now instate a hybrid or fully remote instruction model for up to 14 days if adequate instructional staffing is not possible due to high numbers of COVID-19 cases among employees.


Leander ISD to give employees $800 stipends for pandemic-related costs

The Leander ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the stipends Nov. 19.


Williamson County enters red phase of COVID-19 transmission, reports 126 new cases Nov. 19

“The increasing transmission rate and movement into the WCCHD red phase is a great opportunity to remind people during this Thanksgiving season to wear a mask, wash hands frequently, and keep six feet of distance from others not in your household," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said in a Nov. 19 statement.