3:06 PM Oct 28, 2019 CDT

Capital Metro to resume rail service to downtown Austin on Nov. 4, expand service to Leander

MetroRail service in and out of downtown Austin resumes Nov. 4, and Capital Metro is also expanding rail service to Leander.


Voter turnout less than 3% in first week of early voting in Williamson County

Less than 3% of the Williamson County voters turned out to the polls in the first week of early voting ahead of the Nov. 5 elections, according to county data.




ASK THE EDITOR: When does flu season start?

Every year, it seems like companies start spreading information about flu season, and when to get a flu shot, earlier and earlier. But when is flu season, and when should people get their flu shots?


MUD taxes can remain higher than city rates, officials say

David Flores was only 22 years old when he bought a house in Anderson Mill West, a municipal utility district, or MUD, south of Cedar Park, in 2004.


School district consulting firm moving from Austin to Cedar Park

MSB Consulting, a consulting firm for school districts, is moving its headquarters from Austin to Cedar Park.


Leander reaches $349K settlement with former city manager Kent Cagle

The city of Leander and former Leander city manager Kent Cagle have reached a settlement agreement in which the city has agreed to pay $349,000.



Coffee With Impact: JT McCormick went from a horrific upbringing to being a CEO

Severe neglect, sexual abuse, violence, poverty: JT McCormick readily and publicly discusses these defining aspects of his upbringing. Told in shocking detail, it quickly becomes evident for those who attend his speeches that the stories of his childhood are necessary to elucidate how he emerged from it all to become what he describes as a success story.



D1 Training to open in The Crossover sports complex in Cedar Park in 2020

Note: Perardi Development, which is building The Crossover, recently changed the sports complex's name from iSports.


River Place scraps pet portion of controversial trail fee, and letter from TPWD emerges rebutting district's defense of fee

The board of directors for the River Place Limited District in Northwest Austin has decided it will no longer charge $10 for pets that accompany humans using its nature trail, but humans will still have to pay the fee during designated hours.



GUIDE: Fall festivals, activities in Cedar Park, Leander in October 2019

Fall is here, and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate in Cedar Park and Leander, whether it involves checking out a family-friendly festival, getting out into nature or venturing into a haunted house. Here are some events and ideas for how to get out of the house this fall.


Leander Public Library Director Priscilla Donovan is leaving

Priscilla Donovan's last day as Leander Public Library's director will be Nov. 1, according to an Oct. 24 statement from Library Systems & Services.


Leander pizzeria owner places in world pizza competition

Daniel Saccone, the founder and owner of Saccone's Pizza & Subs in Leander, placed 15th in the annual Trofeo Caputo—translated as "pizza trophy"—world championship competition, according to a restaurant press release.


Upcoming events in Cedar Park and Leander for October-November 2019

Here is your guide to activities in Cedar Park and Leander at the end of October and beginning of November. …



Deep Roots ATX Salon now open in Cedar Park

Deep Roots ATX Salon opened Oct. 11 at 1300 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. The salon offers a variety of …


Hewlett Packard signs lease at Paloma Ridge on FM 620

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a lease for a 27,326-square-foot space in (HPE) at Paloma Ridge, a …


Adopt a dog, cat, kitten or rabbit for free Oct. 26 at the Williamson County Animal Shelter

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is hosting a free adoption event this Saturday, Oct. 26. The first 50 adoptions of adult dogs, adult cats, kittens and rabbits will be paid for by A+ Federal Credit Union.




Children’s Lighthouse of Brushy Creek now open in Cedar Park

Children’s Lighthouse of Brushy Creek opened Sept. 16 in Cedar Park. The early learning school is located at 2501 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park. Children’s Lighthouse welcomes children 6 weeks to 12 years.


0.38% of registered voters turn out in Travis County on first day of early voting

Just over 3,000 people—or 0.38% of registered voters—cast their ballots on the first day of early voting Travis County.