Cedar Park - Leander

Stay informed about the latest local news in Cedar Park and Leander, including LISD, Leander and Cedar Park city councils, and transportation and development updates.

12:50 PM Jun 1, 2022 CDT

Hampton Inn & Suites Cedar Park North Austin now open

Hampton Inn & Suites Cedar Park North Austin will have a grand opening on June 17 from 1-4 p.m.



Early voting for June 11 Leander City Council runoff election runs May 31-June 7

Two seats on Leander City Council advanced to a runoff because no single candidate received more than 50% of the vote during the May 7 election.



Workforce Solutions Capital Area announces Hire Local plan, 1,000 job training scholarships

The plan will encourage employers to hire locally while helping train individuals for higher-skilled jobs.


Construction on Mutts Canine Cantina underway in Northwest Austin

Mutts Canine Cantina broke ground on a facility in Northwest Austin in mid-April.


6 Austin-area events to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Austin-area cities will hold several LGBTQ pride events this summer, some for the first time.


Travis County Tax Office HQ moving to Nelda Wells Spears Building in June

The building is named after Nelda Wells Spears, the first Black tax assessor-collector in Texas, and the move will begin in June.



New medical clinics now open, coming soon in Leander

The Leander location of Austin Diagnostic Clinic opened in March. Unity Clinic of Texas, a nonprofit medical clinic, is anticipated to open in the fall.


Cedar Park, Leander city councils approve construction agreements for next phase in BCRUA project

All three member cities—Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock—have approved the contractor agreement for the next phase in the Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority deep water intake project, which will benefit the cities' water supply.


Hill Country Anxiety now open in Cedar Park

Hill Country Anxiety offers therapy treatment for anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tic disorders and more.


Central Texas Food Bank expands home delivery to Williamson County

Eligible households will receive a 30-pound box of nonperishable food at their doorstep each month.



Leander Modern Dentistry recently opened, accepting new patients

Leander Modern Dentistry is now open, offering dental veneers, teeth whitening, cavity filling and more.


Nonprofit Foundation Communities to build 8 affordable housing complexes for low-income Austinites

The organization helps families and single adults transition out of homelessness by providing reduced rent and services for success.


Williamson County allocates $72.5 million toward water infrastructure

The American Rescue Plan Act dollars will go toward 15 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure across Williamson County.


We Are Blood to hold May 26 mobile drive to honor Uvalde victims

Austin residents looking to donate can attend the mobile drive or donate at any of the organization's three locations.



Cedar Park elected officials to be sworn in; council to discuss Place 1 vacancy

Jim Penniman-Morin will join the council as mayor, and Mel Kirkland, Eric Boyce and Heather Jefts will rejoin the council in their previous seats.


Harmony Public Schools to offer fully virtual option for students

On May 23, Harmony Public Schools announced it will offer full online learning options to all students during the 2022-23 school year, according to a press release from the charter school system.


Jenny Garcia Sharon secures Republican nomination for newly formed Austin congressional district

Garcia Sharon will face U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett for the 37th Congressional District this November.


Leander ISD school board approves compensation increases for 2022-23 school year

The LISD school board also approved a one-time retention payment for all employees. The payment amount will be determined in future board actions.



100 commercial permits filed recently in the Austin metro

See construction plans filed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for new restaurants, bars, stores, residential communities and more.


Capital Metro board names Dottie Watkins interim CEO

Outgoing President and CEO Randy Clarke will become the general manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority this summer.