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Mosquito traps continue to test positive for West Nile virus in Williamson County

This is the third time the Williamson County and Cities Health District has reported mosquitoss positive with the virus since July.

Gov. Greg Abbott declares state of disaster in 23 counties ahead of tropical storms Marco, Laura

In preparation for the landfalls of both tropical storms Marco and Laura this week, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation declaring a state of disaster in 23 coastal counties on Aug. 23, which was subsequently approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and President Donald Trump Aug. 24.

Small roadside fires on the rise in Lakeway and more Central Texas news

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Fajita Drive is Kyle's newest road name and more top Central Texas news

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No new deaths, 41 new coronavirus cases reported Aug. 21 in Williamson County

The WCCHD also reported 25% of hospital beds, 17% of ICU beds and 81% of ventilators are available.

Williamson County declares local disaster and prohibits outdoor burning

The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings.  It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery or other natural vegetation.

Leander water usage exceeds 2015 projections by 37%

Upcoming city water projects serve as "catch-up" to move water at the needed rate.

Texas Education Agency announces new COVID-19 tracking system for public schools

Texas school systems will be required to report COVID-19 cases to the state, and this data will be posted publicly starting next month.

Leander bans camping in public areas

The ordinance bans camping in public areas and establishes a $500 violation fine per day or partial day.

Leander ISD officials offer phased-in, in-person learning plan recommendation to school board

The board will vote during its Aug. 27 meeting on a Texas Education Agency waiver allowing the district to have phased-in learning.

Leander ISD officials: vendor miscalculations caused technology issues

“We had anticipated starting the school year smoothly and obviously that didn’t happen,” LISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing told the board during their Aug. 20 meeting.

Williamson County coronavirus positivity rate rising again after drop

The county also saw a decrease in number of estimated active cases, down to 646.

Business updates from around the area and more Central Texas news

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Home prices jump in July across Cedar Park, Leander

Average home prices jumped 4.6% in Cedar Park and 10.1% in Leander in year-over-year sales, according to July data from the Austin Board of Realtors.

'Honestly, the industry is kind of in shambles': Williamson County wedding industry gets knocked down again

Weddings and events are on track to lose an entire year of work due to coronavirus restrictions.

Texas Workforce Commission applies for additional unemployment benefit funding

The Texas Workforce Commission has reported 3.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment relief since mid-March.

Central Health proposes tax rate increase for FY 2020-21 budget

In order to generate revenue to fund the delivery of nearly $18 million in additional health care services, Central Health is looking to raise its property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.

Stiles Switch BBQ to open in Cedar Park and more Central Texas news

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Williamson County reports five additional coronavirus deaths Aug. 19

With the five additional deaths, the total is now 110.

Austin Public Health says University of Texas return poses complicated situation for COVID-19 prevention

The University of Texas at Austin begins its fall semester Aug. 26.

Find out if you have one of the most popular dog breeds in the Cedar Park and Leander area

Check out this graphic depicting the eight most popular breeds in the area.

Guns Warehouse: Cedar Park business serving community and law enforcement since 2015

After nearly 20 years of working in and owning gun shops in Austin, Russ Friesz decided to look homeward for his next business venture.

Leander animal shelters see record pet adoptions, adjust practices for COVID-19

The shelter has found homes for 75 dogs and 31 cats from Jan. 1-June 30.