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Hello, neighbors! It’s me again, Meagan Falcon, your host of the Cedar Park-Leander Daily.

Let’s get this Saturday started off right. Here’s everything worth knowing today in Cedar Park-Leander.

First, today’s weather:

Find out what’s happening in Cedar Park-Leander with free, real-time updates from Patch.

A t-storm around in the p.m.. High: 75 Low: 65.

Weekend forecast:

Find out what’s happening in Cedar Park-Leander with free, real-time updates from Patch.

Seasonally warm and humid conditions stick around through the weekend with a cold front slated to move through early on Monday.

Here are the top stories today in Cedar Park-Leander:

  1. A mosquito trap sample in Cedar Park tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the Williamson County and Cities Health District said Thursday. This is the 12th time this season a mosquito trap has tested positive for the virus. A mosquito trap in Leander also tested positive for the virus earlier this week. (Cedar Park-Leander Patch)
  2. Austin ISD Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said that the State of Texas could take over the board if an AISD middle school’s failing ratings doesn’t improve. Here’s the latest. (Community Impact Newspaper)
  3. The Central Texas Food Bank is on pace to spend ten times more than it did before the pandemic this month. It says the need to feed more people, along with inflation and supply chain issues, is to blame. (FOX 7 Austin)
  4. Two Austin police officers have been cleared of all charges by a Travis County grand jury in an officer-involved shooting case that happened at a north Austin hotel in January. (North Austin-Pflugerville Patch)
  5. CapMetro is working on launching a new committee, the Public Safety Advisory Committee, aimed to help develop and steer the new transit police force program. They need 10 people and at present, just 12 people have applied. Here’s how you can join. (KXAN.com)

Today in Cedar Park-Leander:

  • Old Town Christmas Festival – Leander Public Library. (9 a.m.)
  • LHS Blue Belle Dance Clinic – Leander High School. (9 a.m.)
  • Holiday Open Clay Day. (9 a.m.)

Things to do this weekend:

December has officially arrived to the Austin Metro, which means there will be several area events that will help everyone get into the holiday spirit. To help you, we’ve made a list.

Here’s a list of events for: Things To Do In Austin Metro Dec. 2-5

Your Patch Holiday Guide :

From holiday shows to Christmas light displays, there will be plenty of things to do. Here’s our list of events happening in the metro area for the holidays this season.

Cedar Park-Leander Patch Notebook

  • Cedar Park Police Department: “We are happy to announce that we earned FIRST place in the state and 5th in the Nation for National Night Out for cities of our size! Congratulations to our AWESOME community for helping to make the 2021 NNO one for the ages!” (Facebook)
  • Austin Bulldog Rescue: “Happy tails!! Smidge has been adopted!! ♥️ Smidge is home for the holidays and is going to be yodeling carols with her forever family.” (Facebook)
  • City of Cedar Park, Texas-City Government: “A mosquito trap from near West Whitestone Boulevard (RM 1431) and West New Hope Drive has tested positive for West Nile Virus.” (Facebook)
  • The Rotary Club of Cedar Park – Leander: “We are honored to serve and be featured on our District FB page!!??” (Facebook)
  • 1st Fire Safety: “You might want to consider buying a firefighter calendar this year with the new year around the corner. It could be a collectors item If next year Next years feature drones.” (Facebook)

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Meagan Falcon

Meagan covers local news for Patch in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Pflugerville.

About Meagan: I was born and raised in Corpus Christi and spent three years covering breaking news and things to do in South Texas before I moved to the Austin Metro. When I am not reporting the news, I am enjoying a good book, tending to my garden and spending time with my pup. I am a green thumb novice so if y’all have gardening tips, I would love some.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Cedar Park-Leander Daily? I’m all ears. You can email me at meagan.falcon@patch.com.

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