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Capital Metro to Launch Three Pilot Programs This Summer

(From Community Impact Newspaper) — Capital Metro is testing the waters this summer with expanded MetroRail service hours on weekends and free rides for students on all services.The three pilot programs, launching June 8-Sept. 1, will help inform the agency’s decisions on implementing long-term plans, Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke said at a…

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Leander Growth & Development 2018 Update

Assistant City Manager Tom Yantis

On Jan. 23, Assistant City Manager Tom Yantis presented the city’s annual growth and development update to community partners and business owners at a Leander Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Yantis showed statistics on single- and multi-family housing, population growth rates and additional forecasts compiled by the City of Leander planning department. Leander Growth &…

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5th Annual Black History Month Celebration

The City of Leander will be hosting the 5th Annual Black History Month Celebration on February 16th at 6:30pm. “African Americans in the Times of War” Featuring event speaker: State Representative Nicole Collier, District 95 Dinner will be served at 6:00, program begins at 6:30. Lots of fabulous door prizes! Tickets can be purchased on…

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St. David’s HealthCare Opens New Emergency Center

St. David's Emergency Center

(STDAVIDS.COM) — St. David’s HealthCare announced the opening of St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander, which serves as an extension of St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center. The 11,200-square-foot emergency center will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as a full-service emergency department. It is located at…

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Texas Bullion Depository to be Headquartered in City of Leander

Texas Bullion Depository

(COMPTROLLER.TEXAS.GOV) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that the city of Leander will be the future home of the Texas Bullion Depository. Construction on a multi-acre site is expected to begin in early 2018. The site was selected by Austin-based Lone Star Tangible Assets (LSTA), the vendor selected by the Comptroller’s office to build and…

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Leander ranks No. 3 in Best Small Cities for Families

NerdWallet

In a recent NerdWallet comparison of cities and towns around the country, Leander ranked No. 3 in its Best Small Cities for Families category. NerdWallet examined the data for 944 cities across the U.S. with populations of 25,000 to 75,000 residents to find the top options that offer the best combination of affordability, growth and prosperity, and family-friendliness.…

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City Grant Helps CMP Management Relocate to Leander

CMP Management - Old Town Leander

The City of Leander recently awarded CMP Management, an Austin-based management service provider for professional associations, a $20,000 grant as part of its Old Town Incentive Program after the company committed to relocate to the City’s Old Town District earlier this year. “CMP is exactly the type of company Leander is looking to attract,” says…

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Leander Takes #1 for Best Places to Raise a Family in Texas

In a new study, SmartAsset analyzed 87 Texas cities to find the best places to raise a family in the Lone Star State, and Leander takes the number one spot! Leander offers some of the best education opportunities in the state. The city has a graduation rate of 96%, the seventh-highest rate in the study.…

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Leander Top City in Texas for Job Growth

Leander continues to show very strong growth, including overall job growth.  The JournalTimes recently ran a story about the highest job growth City in every state, with the highest job growth in the State of Texas, Leander came in #7 overall. From the JournalTimes.com – The City in Every State with the Highest Job Growth…

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Leander Ranked #3 in the Nation! “Best Small Cities for Families” – Forbes

Forbes magazine reported that Leander ranked #3 in the country in a recent study on the best small cities for families.  The ranking cited Leander’s connection to Austin via Capital Metro’s commuter rail, the affordability of housing, the percentage of families with children and the City’s growth rate. For further details: NerdWallet – Full research…

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