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Leander ISD Students, Educators Meet With Legislators  Patch.com

Leander ISD Students, Educators Met With Lawmakers - Cedar Park-Leander, TX - Much was accomplished during 'PTA Rally Day' at Texas Capitol, including ...



Leander High School Senior Earns Pilot License  Patch.com

Leander HS Senior Earns Pilot License - Cedar Park-Leander, TX - Rebekah Hui was one of just 120 Air Force ROTC cadets worldwide chosen for the flight ...



LISD will accept transfer requests to 25 schools for 2019-20  Hillcountrynews

Parents of Leander ISD students wishing to transfer their child to a different campus will be able to apply for transfers for a limited number of campuses ...



Leander football coach Tim Smith resigns  Austin American-Statesman

After four seasons, Tim Smith has resigned as the head football coach and athletic coordinator at Leander High School according to a Leander school district ...



Kris Price named Leander football coach  Hillcountrynews

Kris Price walked into Leander High School the same day he was to be introduced as the next head football coach and was encouraged by what he saw.



LISD bands win big  Hillcountrynews

Leander ISD's bands continue to excel, with Vista Ridge winning first place in the UIL 6A Marching Band contest Several of Leander ISD's high school marching ...



Where To Vote For Nov. 6, 2018, Election In Cedar Park, Leander  Patch.com

Where To Vote In Cedar Park, Leander - Cedar Park-Leander, TX - The upcoming elections will be among the most consequential in recent memory, and ...



Jan 24 | Broadway Musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" | Cedar Park-Leander, TX  Patch.com

Thursday January 24 2019: Leander High School's Fine Arts Department will be presenting the Broadway comedy musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie,...



New football coaches named at Leander, Johnson high schools  Austin American-Statesman

Kristopher Price, who has been the defensive coordinator at Keller for the past five years, has been hired as head football coach and athletics coordinator at ...



Meet the Simpsons: Husband and wife principals of Leander, Rouse high schools share their stories  Community Impact Newspaper

Sep 20, 2017: Husband and wife Chris and Christine Simpson both serve as high school principals in Leander ISD. Chris is the new principal of Leander High ...



LISD offering free summer breakfast and lunch programs  Hillcountrynews

Children ages 18 and younger can eat breakfast and lunch for free at five locations this summer. Leander ISD, in partnership with the Texas Department of ...



Simpson named principal of Leander High School  Community Impact Newspaper

Apr 21, 2017: Wiley Middle School Principal Chris Simpson has been named the new principal of Leander High School, LISD Superintendent Dan Troxell ...



Make it Grande: Former LHS student makes music for Ariana Grande  Hillcountrynews

Brian Malik Baptiste, known just as “Malik,” is a 2014 graduate of Leander High School and a budding musician known for his proficient sound layering ability.



School Resource Officers make LISD a safer environment  Hillcountrynews

Aurora Grimes is a familiar sight for anyone visiting Leander High School. She's usually near the front of the building, but students and teachers alike see her ...



Pearl Harbor survivor to be honored in Leander  Austin American-Statesman

Right after Horace Hamilton finished breakfast on the USS Phoenix cruiser ship, he noticed planes flying overhead. At first, he said, he thought it was U.S. planes ...



Pair of prom queens crowned at Leander High School  Hillcountrynews

Abby Cano, a Leander High School senior and Downs Syndrome student, says she will always remember when Keilany Solano gave her a hug at the 2017 ...



Here is Leander ISD's calendar for the 2017-18 school year  Community Impact Newspaper

Sep 21, 2017: September 25 Festival of the bands 26 Choral Showcase 27 Leander ISD College Fair October 7 SAT Testing Day 9 Staff development/student ...



Teachers at new Leander high school won't have assigned classrooms  KXAN.com

Staff, architects, parents and members of the community helped plan the "neighborhood concept" also know as flexible space at Glenn High School.



LaRue, Leander sprint past Weiss in season opener  Hillcountrynews

It's no surprise to any member of the Leander football team just how electrifying Addison LaRue can be.



Leander ISD trustees consider building LED displays at regional stadiums  Hillcountrynews

Leander ISD's football stadiums could be getting an eye-popping upgrade soon. The board of trustees is currently reviewing a plan to add LED video screens at ...



Leander ISD parents concerned after recent teen suicides  KVUE

Five Leander ISD students have committed suicide since the school year began according to parents and students in the district.



Alternate suspect in Greg Kelley case sentenced in unrelated charges  Austin American-Statesman

A man who authorities deemed an "alternative suspect" in a case that led to the child sexual assault conviction of former Leander high school football player ...



Curtain call: three LISD high schools to begin musical productions this weekend  Hillcountrynews

It's opening night for three Leander ISD high schools, with each drama program ready to put on their own musical production.



AC Bible leaves behind Leander legacy  Hillcountrynews

Arthur Calvin Bible, the namesake of Bible Stadium at Leander High School, passed away last week at the age of 99, leaving behind a legacy of influence and ...



Leander HS principal appointed to new role  Hillcountrynews

Leander High School Principal Tiffany Spicer will step into her role as the new Executive Director of College and Career Pathways this summer.



Sweeping upgrades proposed for LISD Schools  Hillcountrynews

A $453.8 million bond package was proposed at the LISD board meeting in June. The funds are mostly allocated for growth …



Student-created anti-bullying club is now in every Leander school  Austin American-Statesman

It's Friday morning, an hour before classes start, and a group of students is crowded around a teacher's desk, chatting about the weekend, the upcoming winter ...



Leander stays alive with sweep of Lake Travis  Hillcountrynews

Leander knew the consequences of a loss Tuesday night and showed up with a vengeance. The Lady Lions swept Lake Travis 3-0 (25-23, 28-26, 31-29) to stay ...



FOOTBALL: Tim Smith looks to restore LHS to prominence  Hillcountrynews

New Leander High School head football coach Tim Smith has spent the last decade in LISD as an assistant coach. Smith will now look to restore confidence at ...



Students at multiple Central Texas schools walk out for stricter gun laws  KVUE

Students in Central Texas continued to rally for stricter gun laws after the shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.



Tim Smith  Community Impact Newspaper

Sep 14, 2016: Tim Smith, Leander High School's head football coach and athletic coordinator, came to Texas by way of Illinois and said he has always had a ...



Leander ISD hires first female athletics director  KVUE

Leander Independent School District is making a little bit of history with the district's first female athletics director.



15-year old girl Meagan Allen kills herself in Leander High School bathroom  Daily Mail

Friends of Meagan Allen failed to take her remarks seriously and were shattered later to discover she had gone ahead with her suicide plan.



LEEF gives $10000 in grants to LISD programs  Hillcountrynews

More than $10000 was distributed to 15 LISD educators and their student organizations last month, providing funding for numerous special educational ...



Student Laptops Coming to Leander Schools  Patch.com

Cedar Park-Leander, TX - For fee, tech program will give students laptops, tablets to help them learn.



Cedar Park High School cheer squad wins Spirit State Championship  Austin American-Statesman

Cheerleading teams from across Texas headed to Fort Worth to stunt their stuff last weekend. Four Leander ISD schools took part in the annual UIL Spirit State ...



City of Leander opens new intramural sports turf field  Hillcountrynews

The City of Leander unveiled nearly five acres of synthetic sports turf field at Robin Bledsoe Park earlier this month, paving the way for young athletes to enjoy ...



Girl, 15, commits suicide with gun in bathroom of Leander High School in Texas  New York Daily News

A Texas high school freshman fatally shot herself inside a school bathroom as her classmates walked the hallways and sat in classrooms outside, authorities ...



Leander football team bolstered by two-way players  Hillcountrynews

Leander senior Alex Hensley begins practice like anybody else. He puts on his jersey and starts training with the linebackers. After the coach gives him the all ...



Leander ISD valedictorians achieved their ‘destiny’  Austin American-Statesman

Becoming valedictorians of their respective high schools did not surprise twins Amulya and Abhishek Pratapa."If we didn't [become valedictorians] it would be ...



LHS alum now running IB program  Hillcountrynews

Last year's Leander High School International Baccalaureate (IB) students set new records, and Kate Hauenstein, the new IB coordinator, is prepared to help ...



New high school boasts neighborhood concept  Hillcountrynews

In less than two weeks, Glenn High School will welcome 600 freshman and sophomores. The first day of school won't be the first time the doors were open to ...



LHS AFJROTC recognized as distinguished unit  Hillcountrynews

Leander High School's Air Force JROTC unit has been selected as one of 276 units to receive the 2017-2018 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award.



Judge recommends Greg Kelley be found innocent  FOX 7 Austin

A Williamson County judge is recommending that Greg Kelley be found innocent. The former Leander High School football star was convicted of two counts of ...



Simpson chosen to helm Rouse High School  Hillcountrynews

Christine Simpson, most recently the Leander Middle School principal, will be serving as Rouse High School's principal this coming school year.“I've always had ...



Leander football coach Bridges named new LISD athletic director  Hillcountrynews

Leander ISD athletics has a new leader after Lee Bridges was named the new district athletic director last Friday. “I certainly didn't expect it,” Bridges said in a ...



Leander ISD volleyball update  Hillcountrynews

Leander Lions Pilar Gonzaba (3) in action during a high school volleyball game between Leander High School and Cedar Ridge High School at Leander High ...



Know where to vote in Cedar Park, Leander  Community Impact Newspaper

Oct 18, 2016: Early voting locations WILLIAMSON COUNTY Oct. 24-Nov. 4 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 30 from noon-6 p.m. Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., ...



State lawyer says Greg Kelley could prove actual innocence in sex assault case  Austin American-Statesman

A lawyer appointed by the highest criminal court in Texas has lodged concerns over an effort to overturn the sexual assault conviction of a former Leander High ...



LISD test scores beat state and national averages  Hillcountrynews

Last school year, Leander ISD students beat the state and national averages on the ACT college-entrance exam and students at Cedar Park High School beat ...



Sloan lands dream job as new CPHS principal  Hillcountrynews

When John Sloan heard there was a job opening for a new principal at Cedar Park High School, he jumped at the opportunity. After working for five years as ...



Cedar Park Police Department investigation questioned in Meagan Work case  Hillcountrynews

A judge is expected to rule on March 21 on whether to suppress evidence in the case of a 23-year-old mother charged in connection with the death of her young ...



Cedar Park HS cheer team takes home Spirit State Championship  Hillcountrynews

After winning the UIL Spirit State Championship last weekend, the Cedar Park High School cheer squad's 30 cheerleaders can now say they're bonafide UIL ...



TIMELINE: Greg Kelley case  KVUE

A look back at the events of the Greg Kelley case from his arrest to the recently discovered evidence that led to the reopening of the sexual assault case.



Kincaid announces retirement from Burnet High School  Burnet Bulletin

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN After four years of serving as principal of Burnet High School and with 32 years of *service* in public education, ...



Lake Travis school district to welcome nearly 11,000 students  Austin American-Statesman

The Lake Travis school district will welcome almost 11000 students this school year, jumping up 400 more students over last year's enrollment number.District ...



Westlake girls, Lake Travis boys win team titles at district track  Austin American-Statesman

Westlake's girls won the overall team title at the District 25-6A track meet April 3-4 at Leander High School, while Lake Travis won the boys team title.



Spencer Bryce Holbrook - Liberty Hill Independent  Liberty Hill Independent

Spencer Bryce Holbrook, 19, of Leander, Texas, was born into Heaven on February 11, 2017. His earthly birthday was December 11, 1997, in Austin, Texas, ...



Students honor their teachers at STAR banquet  Hillcountrynews

Leander High School girls basketball coach Jonathan Lamb was one of more than two dozen Leander ISD educators recognized by their students for the special ...



Special Olympics Texas Offered Thrill Of Victory Without Agony Of Defeat [UPDATED]  Patch.com

Cedar Park-Leander, TX - 800-plus athletes participated in Leander event where they displayed not only physical feats but a triumph of the human spirit.



Here are the parks and trails to visit in Cedar Park and Leander  Community Impact Newspaper

Apr 5, 2017: Trails Cedar Park 1. Anderson Mill Trail This 2.5-mile sidewalk follows Anderson Mill Road from Cashell Woods Road to Lime Creek Road. 2.



LISD names new principals, schools  Hillcountrynews

Leander ISD board members voted to name the district's sixth high school, which is set to open in the fall of 2016, Tom Glenn High School, after the long-serving ...



Lake Travis dominates all-district baseball selections  Austin American-Statesman

After rolling to the District 25-6A baseball title, Lake Travis earned plenty of honors on the recently released all-district team.Lake Travis junior third baseman and ...



Leander bull riding shoot out draws 500  Hillcountrynews

A bull riding festival with live music and vendors drew more than 500 spectators April 2. Many longtime Leander residents said they don't remember Leander ...



Shattered Dreams program delivers shocking message about drinking and driving  Hillcountrynews

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Drinking and driving, however, is not a game. Leander High School's Student Council hosted its biannual ...



Authorities reopen Greg Kelley child sex assault case, ID new suspect  KVUE

Williamson County authorities and the Texas Rangers have reopened the sexual assault case that led to the conviction of Greg Kelley, a former Leander High ...



Drinkwater named new Lewisville ISD fine arts director  Star Local Media

Lewisville ISD (LISD) announced Monday the appointment of Amanda Drinkwater as the district's new Director of Fine Arts. Drinkwater will oversee art, band, ...



Greg Kelley: What we know about his case so far  KVUE

Greg Kelley, a former Leander High School football star, was convicted in 2014 of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy in a case that led to an outpouring of ...



WRESTLING: Vista Ridge finishes second at regionals; Rouse and Leander send grapplers to state  Hillcountrynews

The Vista Ridge wrestling team closed out the UIL Class 5A, Region IV wrestling tournament in second place overall — the highest team finish of the five ...



Judge recommends Greg Kelley be declared innocent  Hillcountrynews

Kelley, a former Leander High School football player who was convicted and sent to prison in 2014 on charges of super aggravated sexual assault of a child, ...



National Signing Day: Who's leaving Austin? Who's incoming? Find out here.  KVUE

We took all our coverage of National Signing Day and centralized it to one place! Enjoy!



Leander HS administrator recognized: Melissa King-Knowles named AP of the Year  Hillcountrynews

Assistant principal of Leander High School, Melissa King-Knowles, was named AP of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals ...



Hearing to present alternative suspect in Greg Kelley case unfolds Wednesday  WFAA

The three-day hearing for Greg Kelley has been months in the making after prosecutors confirmed they are investigating whether someone else may have ...



Red Oak hires Boise States Chris Ross as new head football coach  Waxahachie Daily Light

Rest easy Hawk fans — Red Oak has its new football coach. And he comes with quite the resume. The Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved ...



Texas Ranger testifies Greg Kelley treated unfairly, acknowledges two additional suspects  Hillcountrynews

A Texas Ranger testified at a packed Williamson County court hearing Thursday that he believed Kelley had been treated unfairly.



Greg Kelley case: How we got here  KXAN.com

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) -- A public hearing to present new evidence in the Greg Kelley case is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2 in front of ...



Job market, cost of tuition influences valedictorians' plans for the future  Hillcountrynews

In Leander ISD, girls ruled this year, as female valedictorians were named at each of the district's five high schools. This year's valedictorians are Amanda Wu ...



Community wonders: Justice served, or another Wilco wrongful conviction?  Hillcountrynews

Hundreds of Greg Kelley's supporters gathered outside the Williamson County jail in 2014 to protest what they say is a wrongful conviction, in hopes of drawing ...



Longtime CPHS coach arrested charges of sexual contact with former students  Hillcountrynews

Cedar Park police last week arrested a longtime Leander ISD employee on charges of indecency with a child by sexual contact. Timothy “Timo” Sheard, who has ...



Kaitlyn Callie Kaker and Sean Gregory Griffin  Wise County Messenger

Kaitlyn Callie Kaker of Midland, daughter of Jack and Laura Belcher of Paradise, will marry Sean Gregory Griffin of Midland, son of Karen Hoogendorn and ...



Cedar Park and Leander commercial developments to look for in 2017  Community Impact Newspaper

Jan 21, 2017: Here are several commercial developments that are already online or could open in 2017. Cedar Park 1. Arbor Park Near the intersection of ...



Spirit of Waxahachie wins area competition, qualifies for first-ever 6A state championship  Waxahachie Daily Light

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS The Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Band placed first in the UIL 6A Area B marching contest Saturday, which qualified the band for the ...



Lee Bridges named head football coach at Leander  Austin American-Statesman

Lee Bridges was named the Leander High School athletic coordinator and head football coach on Thursday when the board of trustees approved the hire.



Local coach accused of having sexual relationship with students  CultureMap Austin

KVUE — A cross country coach from Cedar Park High School, accused of having a sexual relationship with former students, is in jail. Charged with th.



Decorated military hero Mary Jennings Hegar announces candidacy for Congress  Hillcountrynews

Mary Jennings Hegar, a decorated Afghanistan military hero and an author, has announced her candidacy for the congressional seat of incumbent Republican ...



Drinkwater sets the tone  The Cross Timbers Gazette

Band Director Amanda Drinkwater followed her passion for music and racks up awards for Marcus High School. (Photo by Helen's Photography). The foyer-hall ...



Leander football player charged with sexual assault  Hillcountrynews

A standout football player at Leander High School has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Gregory Raymond Kelley, 18, who ...



Leander girls pull out thrilling win over Vandegrift  Hillcountrynews

The Leander girls basketball team came back from a double-digit deficit last Friday night to beat Vandegrift in overtime, keeping the Lady Lions' playoff hopes ...



UIL state wrestling meet this weekend in Austin  Hillcountrynews

Three wrestlers from Leander High School will join a host of student athletes from Leander ISD this weekend at the UIL Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament, ...



Pedestrian crosswalk across Bagdad finally open  Hillcountrynews

Naarah McKinney presses the button to officially open Leander's first pedestrian crosswalk across Bagdad Road in front of Leander High School last Friday ...



Professional companies profiting from student fundraisers  KXAN.com

A KXAN Investigation finds professional fundraising companies often keep at least half of the money students raise during fundraising campaigns.



7 of Williamson County's most controversial court cases  Austin American-Statesman

Newly available evidence has reopened the sexual assault case involving a 4-year-old boy and former Leander high school football player Greg Kelley by ...



Father speaks for first time about loss of two children in car crash  KENS5.com

NEAR FREDERICKSBURG -- For the first time, the father of two teenagers killed in a pileup crash speaks with KENS 5.



MJ Hegar holds event in Coupland to officially kick off campaign for Congress  Hillcountrynews

MJ Hegar, a decorated Afghanistan war hero, spoke to a cheering crowd of supporters Saturday at the Old Coupland Dance Hall. She was officially kicking off ...



Some Jerk Stole Money From Charitable Grilled Cheese Truck Melted  Eater Austin

Melted Grilled Cheese, the charitable truck that donates all of its profits to International Justice Mission launched by a high school student, was robbed this week.



Teens face possible life in prison in connection with Leander robbery with BB gun  Hillcountrynews

LEANDER — Two teens are facing a possibility of imprisonment for life after they were arrested in connection with a robbery near Leander High School that ...



Q&A With Todd Dodge, Head Coach Of Austin Westlake  TexasHSFootball.com

TexasHSFootball.com chats with Austin Westlake head coach Todd Dodge on the eve of the upcoming 2017 season.



Pride of Cove Winter Guard wins state championship  The Killeen Daily Herald

SAN MARCOS — Third place, second place and finally three first-place awards. The Copperas Cove High School Pride of Cove Winter Guard worked tirelessly ...



CCHS color guard maintains reputation at state championship  The Killeen Daily Herald

COLLEGE STATION—The Copperas Cove High School Pride of Cove Winter Guard was the reigning champion at the Texas Color Guard Circuit State ...



Human Values Fest: Kids can submit art, music, dance, writing for contest  Austin American-Statesman

The Institute of Sathya Sai Education, with support from local schools and *service* organizations, invites all schools, community *service* organizations, art and ...



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