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Williamson County increases over 65, disabled tax exemption amounts

The Williamson County Commissioners Court voted to increase the tax exemption amounts for disabled people and those over the age of 65 during an Oct. 22 meeting.


Developers change name of iSports to The Crossover in Cedar Park

Note: This article has been updated to show that iSports plans to be renamed The Crossover, not the name previously reported that had been confirmed by Perardi Development and the developer's website . The website has since been updated to reflect the correct name.


Seven area chambers of commerce announce support for Williamson County roads and parks bond

Seven area chambers of commerce pledged support Oct. 22 for the proposed $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond in front of the Williamson County Courthouse.



Central Texas transportation agency seeks input on 2045 long-range plan

A Central Texas transportation planning agency started its public input process Oct. 21 for its 2045 long-range plan , which looks at how the region will be connected over the next 25 years.


Halal/kosher restaurant coming to Cedar Park

Leyla's Mediterranean Cafe—a family-owned restaurant specializing in halal/kosher, vegan and vegetarian …


Cedar Park receives economic development award for bringing Hyliion headquarters to city

The city of Cedar Park received a Community Economic Development Award Oct. 10 from the Texas Economic Development Council. The award recognizes cities’ exceptional contributions toward the economic vitality of their communities and Texas, according to a press release from the city.


Cities of Leander, Cedar Park update budgets, adjust tax rates to manage growth

As Cedar Park and Leander continue to experience population growth, local leaders are adjusting budgets to meet demands.



0.5% of voters turn out to the polls in Williamson County on first day of early voting

About 1,700 voters turned out for the first day of early voting in Williamson County on Oct. 21, accounting for 0.5% of the vote, according to Williamson County Elections.


Chinese, Hawaiiain barbecue restaurant now open in Lakeline area of Austin

TLLT BBQ began serving customers in late July at 11301 Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 300, Austin. The restaurant …


Leander's Lakewood Park to feature performance stage pavilion

A performance stage is being added to Leander’s future Lakewood Park.


Dolphin Indian Kitchen in Cedar Park is now Yak N Yeti

Dolphin Indian Kitchen has new owners and a new name. Now called Yak N Yeti, the restaurant still serves …



Leander ISD begins process of bringing security upgrades to last 10 schools

Leander ISD’s board of trustees took the next step to bring major security enhancements to its last 10 schools lacking them at a regular meeting Oct. 17.


Assistant city manager of Galveston selected as Leander's next city manager

Rick Beverlin, current assistant city manager of Galveston, has been named the finalist for Leander’s next city manager.


Centex Playscapes relocates from Cedar Park to Hutto

Centex Playscapes has relocated from Cedar Park to Hutto. The business, formerly located on Old Highway 183 in Cedar Park, began operating at 2013 CR 108, Hutto, on Oct. 1. Centex Playscapes restores and relocates playsets as well as designs and builds custom playsets, treehouses and ziplines. Owner Colin Saunders said the business creates both modern and natural playscapes and strives to be as affordable as possible.


Leander ISD sexual education classes begin Oct. 21

Seventh- through ninth-grade Leander ISD students will learn about human reproduction, sexuality and abstinence in a series of three-day classes, according to an LISD press release.



Sabino's Pizza Pub now open in Leander area

Sabino’s Pizza Pub opened Sept. 26 in the Shops at San Gabriel Ridge at 2082 US 183, Ste. 110, Leander. The …


New state law prohibits mobile voting, causes 'substantial' loss to Travis County

A new state law that took effect Sept. 1 and prohibits the use of temporary polling places will hinder voter turnout in Travis County, local officials said.


Data: Leander home sales skyrocket 32.1%; Cedar Park home prices rebound

Single-family home sales in Leander jumped 32.1% in September compared to the same month last year, according to the Austin Board of Realtors' monthly housing report.


Williamson County Sheriff's Office granted $100,000 to solve cold cases

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office received commissioners' approval Oct. 15 to accept a grant of $100,000 to fund its Cold Case Task Force and Coalition Project.



Local nonprofit Brady's Bridge plans to open after-school care program in Leander

Local nonprofit Brady’s Bridge is opening an after-school care program for kids of all abilities, including those with special needs. The space will be located at 1501 CR 269, Leander. The opening date is pending permit approvals to begin remodel and construction, according to the organization’s director, Tabitha Fry. Fry said she is hopeful to open by the end of the year or January.


Leander City Council interviews finalists for city manager position

Leander City Council interviewed city manager candidates during a special called meeting Oct. 14.