4:29 PM Jul 27, 2020 CDT

Apartment boom coming to Leander

Leander has 1,677 apartment units in eight complexes currently being built—surpassing the total number of apartments built in the city built between 2015 and June 30


Williamson County mosquito traps test positive for West Nile virus three weeks in a row

The samplings were taken near the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park.


Avoid voting-by-mail mishaps by submitting application, ballot early for November election

“The sooner we have applications, the sooner we can process them, the sooner we can have them on the list ready to be fulfilled as soon as that ballot it ready," Williamson County Elections Administrator Chris Davis said.



Gov. Greg Abbott extends early voting period for November election

Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30.


Sen. John Cornyn's Smithsonian museum for American Latinos bill passes House vote

“Close to 40 percent of all Texans identify as Hispanic, and their history is an integral part of Texas history that must be recognized and remembered,” Cornyn said. “By creating a new museum in the Smithsonian Institution, we can honor American Latino contributions and highlight their stories for future generations.”


See how COVID-19 impacted Williamson County this past week

Between July 20-26, Williamson County reported 416 additional cases of the coronavirus and 22 deaths.


Sarah Eckhardt wins state Senate District 14 race after Eddie Rodriguez concedes

Rodriguez announced July 27 he will focus his efforts on winning a Democratic majority in the Texas House.



Bell Boulevard realignment road construction to begin in late August

Road construction will not interfere with regular traffic on Bell Boulevard.


Leander ISD registration for virtual, online or hybrid instruction opens; deadline is Aug. 6

Leander ISD has opened online registration for district families to decide what form of learning their students will receive starting Sept. 8.





Reported daily coronavirus cases continue to drop in Williamson County

The county also reported one additional death, bringing the death toll to 90.


Q&A: Medical expert discusses what parents, teachers should consider when schools reopen in 2020-21

As the new school year approaches, districts are tasked with protecting students and staff from further COVID-19 spread while parents face tough decisions.


Some Ann Taylor, Loft locations close as parent company files for bankruptcy

As a result of the bankruptcy, the business will close all Catherines locations; many Justice stores; and a few Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey stores nationwide.


Cedar Park will remodel 2 fire stations to reduce firefighters' carcinogen exposure

Rooms in Fire Stations Nos. 2 and 3 will be remodeled to reduce firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens and hazardous vehicle emissions.



Circuit of The Americas cancels 2020 F1 U.S. Grand Prix

The internationally attended event was scheduled for Oct. 23-25.



Leander ISD forms committee to study dress code

Leander ISD trustees delayed a vote on proposed amendments to the 2020-21 student dress code in order to further examine the document that mandates what students can and cannot wear.


Bipartisan bill introduced by Texas, Minnesota senators to provide relief to independent music venues

The Save Our Stages Act would provide grants worth six months of financial support for independent live music and entertainment venues.



Federal regulatory change could affect environmental reviews, infrastructure projects in Texas

The Trump administration said a new update to the National Environmental Policy Act is aimed at streamlining reviews for a variety of federal projects.


Leander ISD reconsiders hybrid learning model, potentially shaking up learning choices

Leander ISD is researching the possibility of offering elementary students a third instructional option—hybrid learning—for the 2020-21 school year. LISD is also researching replacing in-person instruction with hybrid learning at the high school level.