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Leander ISD educators receive $13,836 in grants

The Leander Educational Excellence Foundation awarded $13,836 to 14 Leander ISD campuses and the administration office Sept. 26.


Education Focus 2019: Leander ISD feeder patterns

The above chart reveals the feeder patterns for schools in Leander ISD.


Workforce Solutions debuts new 'flagship' career center in Northeast Austin

Workforce Solutions Capital Area relocated its North Austin career center to a nearly 71,000-square-foot facility near Rundberg Lane in Northeast Austin after the lease of its previous location—on Airport Boulevard, north of the ACC Highland development—expired.



Float spa True Rest to open in Cedar Park by early 2020

A float spa is opening in Cedar Park in early 2020. True Rest Cedar Park will offer float therapy, a tool used to promote relaxation, athletic recovery, pain relief and better sleep. Clients float for an hour or more in 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt.


Education Focus 2019: Leander ISD scores, ratings

The above tables reveal test results from the 2018-19 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, exam for Leander ISD. Community Impact Newspaper publishes STAAR results by campus and school district.


Federal student aid application period now open for ACC students

Austin Community College students seeking financial aid may now apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid program, according to an ACC press release.


25 overdose deaths prevented by Round Rock Opioid Emergency Response Pilot Project, data shows

Since the Opioid Emergency Response Pilot Project began in the city of Round Rock in 2018, approximately 25 lives have been saved, said Annie Burwell, director of the Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team.



Williamson County and Cities Health District to host public hearings on swimming pool program

The Williamson County and Cities Health District is seeking public input on a proposed order to implement a regulatory program requiring permitting and inspection for all public and semi-public swimming pools, spas and interactive water features, according to a news release.


Williamson County Sheriff's Office releases new app to bolster communication with department

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office released a new mobile app geared toward improving community policing efforts and providing an additional resource to residents, according to a Sept. 27 news release.


Cedar Park City Council discusses rules of procedure amid residents' concerns over council members' social media posts

Cedar Park City Council is looking into stricter council rules of procedure, as residents continue to speak out against council members’ conduct on social media.


Cedar Park adopts lowest tax rate in 22 years

Cedar Park lowered its property tax rate for the seventh year in a row. The rate is the lowest one the city has seen in 22 years, according to city officials.



Williamson County Commissioners name 2020 Census committee members

Commissioners named 13 members of the Williamson County Complete County Committee for the 2020 Census on Sept. 24.


Following Travis County approval of $290.8 million budget, Central Health sets tax rate to bump average tax bill by $20

Central Health, Travis County’s taxpayer-backed health care district, will spend approximately $30 million more on health care services in the upcoming year than it did this past year, according to Central Health budget documents.


Tao Massage coming to Cedar Park

Tao Massage is about to open a second location—and the first in Cedar Park—at 2800 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 110.


Resale shop Play It Again Sports opens Sept. 26 in Lakeline area

Play It Again Sports, a sports resale concept, is opening Sept. 26 at 11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Cedar Park. The …



Austin Community College to open new manufacturing incubator in 2020

Ed Latson, executive director of the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association, said in the six years he has been working in his current position, the biggest challenge local manufacturers have faced is attracting and maintaining talent.


Williamson County Sheriffs, ICE program have detained over 400 undocumented individuals

Nearly 11,000 inmates have been booked into Williamson County jail since Oct. 1, 2018. In that time, 402 immigration status detainers were issued by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, county data shows.


Core Progression to open in Lakeline area in November

Core Progression is scheduled to open Nov. 9 at 9800 N. Lake Creek Parkway, Ste. 100, Austin. The gym offers …


Travis County commissioners approve fiscal year 2019-20 tax rate and budget in response to 'terrible public policy'

Despite concern for taxpayers and reticence about matching the 8% rollback rate, Travis County commissioners voted unanimously to approve its $1.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2019-20 and a tax rate of $0.369293 per $100 of taxable value to balance it.



Travis County commissioners approve pilot to provide medical examiner services to Williamson County

Travis County commissioners voted unanimously Sept. 24 to approve a pilot program in which the Travis County medical examiner’s office will provide investigative services in Precinct 2 of Williamson County.