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Ask the editor: How and when do I vote in Cedar Park and Leander?

This spring, the cities of Cedar Park and Leander will each elect three city council members. Election day is May 4. However, you can vote early. There are two early voting locations in Cedar Park and one in Leander. Early voting takes place Monday, April 22-Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and


Williamson County crash shuts down Highway 183 in both directions

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A crash has shut down Highway 183 at State highway 138 due to a crash on Saturday. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office tweeted about the crash north of Liberty Hill around 6:30 p.m.


Convicted Texas serial killer Edward Howard Bell dies in

An investigation is underway in the death of a Texas serial killer. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed to ABC13 Eyewitness News Edward Howard Bell died Saturday while in their custody.


North Texas Mr. Jim’s Restaurant Temporarily Shuts Down After Employees Allegedly Put Miralax On Pizza

SPRINGTOWN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas Mr. Jim’s Pizza has been temporarily shut down after health inspectors found that three employees put a laxative onto pizza that was eaten by another employee, police said.


Road and trail project updates in Leander, Cedar Park for April 2019

Learn about the latest road and trail project updates in Cedar Park and Leander. 1. The North Brushy Street streetscape project reconstructs two blocks of the street, which is located in Leander’s Old Town district. The project, which has faced multiple weather-related delays, is estimated to be com


Firefighters battle large house fire in northwest Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Fire Department is battling a blaze at a northwest Austin home on Saturday evening. Firefighters were called out to 10907 Buckthorn Dr., near Oakview Neighborhood Park, a little before 8 p.m.


Cedar Park-Leander Weekend Weather Forecast

CEDAR PARK-LEANDER, TX — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy until afternoon. Partly cloudy in the morning. Clear throughout the day.


Is Highway 29 too dangerous? According to some in Liberty Hill, yes

LIBERTY HILL, Texas — It's one of the roads in central Texas we report on a lot -- Highway 29 in Liberty Hill, where crashes or near-crashes happen every week. That's what's given the road a bad rap.


Verify: Would legalizing and taxing marijuana boost the Texas economy?

Whenever we do a story about proposals to legalize marijuana in Texas, viewers bring up how it could be a money maker for the state, pointing to the tax dollars Colorado is raking in.


Texas Cancer Center Ousts 3 Chinese Scientists Over Concerns Of Data Theft

HOUSTON (CBDSFW.COM/AP) — Prominent cancer center MD Anderson in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research.


CTX man 'wrongfully removed' from American Airlines flight

KILLEEN, TX — A Central Texas man said he was kicked off an American Airlines flight and left to find his own way home. Dana Holcomb was headed back to Killeen after his 53rd birthday celebration in Las Vegas, but when he got on a connecting flight in Phoenix, Arizona, there was a problem.


Austin woman arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman in her car

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police Department arrested a woman last Tuesday, April 16 on the charge of robbery by assault in the 1500 block of Reagan Hill Drive. The suspect, Bridgette Roberson, 57, allegedly entered a victim’s vehicle without permission, according to court documents.


Simply Sold turns accessible bathroom into reality for Round Rock man

Annie Colson, 81, and her son Earl Colson, 58, have faced their share of challenges since he had a catastrophic stroke in 2013. He's mostly in a wheelchair and she's not as strong as she used to be to care for him.


Longtime Central Texas educator passes away

MCGREGOR, Texas (KWTX) A longtime local educator passed away Friday night after an accident. In a statement to KWTX, Superintendent James Lenamon called Jerry Lynch a dedicated and beloved member fo the McGregor Independent School District family.


Suspect accused of chasing Austin man with knife at Garrison Park

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A knife-wielding suspect allegedly chased a man after he inappropriately touched his girlfriend at Garrison Park, court documents said. Officers responded to the park located at 6001 Manchaca Road right next to Crockett High School in south Austin last Tuesday after a caller said a m


Texas District Attorney Seeks Changes in Drug Pros­e­cu­tions

AUSTIN, Texas — The district attorney for one of the largest counties in Texas is introducing new drug-prosecution protocols that are expected to increase the number of case dismissals and referrals to diversion programs.


Take a look inside some of Austin's 'weirdest' homes

AUSTIN, Texas — Tucked away in the wooded Westlake area sits the distinct white stucco home known as the BloomHouse. It doesn't look like any home you have ever seen. Owner Dave Klaunch said it's not supposed to, per the architect, Charles Harker.


Lobbyists Back Teen Trying to End Texas Confederate Holiday

Months after the removal of a plaque in the Texas Capitol that rejected slavery's role in the Civil War, a push to abolish a state holiday honoring Confederate soldiers has returned with the backing of high-powered lobbyists. But it still faces long odds.


Hopdoddy's new drive-thru, Austin's new traffic plan, and more popular stories

Editor's note: Alright, this weekend we've got a pet parade to walk, a swimming hole to jump in, and a special counsel's report to read. Let's dive right into the week's most popular stories.


Austin beer company creates CBD-inspired beer

AUSTIN, Texas — April 20, or 4/20 as many people know it, has continued to grow as a holiday just like the cannabis industry has nationwide. Now an Austin-based beer company is preparing for what could be a crossing over of two industries.