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Happy Tuesday, neighbors! Your host Meagan Falcon, here.

While we may have had a chilly weekend, I hope everyone was able to have a fantastic Saturday and Sunday. Let’s kickoff today’s newsletter with some good vibes and everything you need to know today in town.

First, today’s weather:

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Drizzle in the morning. High: 72 Low: 66.

Weekly forecast:

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A steady warm-up is expected this week across all of south central Texas. As moisture in the low-levels increases, look for some shower chances to the east and morning fog. High temperatures will climb into the 70s and lower 80s with overnight lows mainly in the 60s. Rain chances return for Friday night out ahead of the next cold front, which will arrive on Saturday.

Here are the top 5 stories today in Cedar Park-Leander:

  1. More than 480 homes are in construction for the Horizon Lake development in Leander, according to Taylor Morrison and Pulte homebuilders. (Cedar Park-Leander Patch)
  2. Austin ISD leaders on Monday hosted a conference to discuss a handful of proposals, including possible raises for all classified employees in the 2022-23 school year. (Community Impact Newspaper)
  3. The University of Texas at Austin reports three people may have tested positive for the new omicron variant over the weekend. The three cases mark the first reports of the highly contagious variant in Austin-Travis County. (Austin Patch)
  4. An executive with an Austin-based auto dealership has been indicted for his involvement in the plot to kidnap and murder a man and woman in Tennessee. (Austin Patch)
  5. Three Austin nonprofits were selected to receive a $50,000 grant from Austin FC and Q2 Holdings Inc.‘s first Q-mmunity Gives grant program. (Austin Patch)

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From my notebook:

  • Twin Lakes Family YMCA: “#MotivationMonday Kick start your fitness journey today.. What are you waiting for?! ?” (Facebook)
  • 1st Fire Safety: “Here at 1st Fire Safety we’re wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. Attached are some Holiday Fire Safety tip reminders to remember so that you light up your trees and hearts not your homes!” (Facebook)
  • Cedar Park Public Library: “The Library will be closed on Thursday morning, December 16 for Staff Development from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Library will re-open at 1:30 p.m., and resume regular hours until 9:00 p.m.” (Facebook)
  • Austin Bulldog Rescue: “THIS SATURDAY!!! ? Come out to @pinthousebeer Saturday 12/18 from 12-4, and meet the Grinch from 1-3! You’ll also be able to meet and greet some of our Adoptabulls and alums and our volunteer teams. ALL AGES WELCOME!” (Facebook)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Old Town Village: “Question. – Does anyone know what’s being built by the hardware store on 183 just before the turn for South St?” (Nextdoor)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Tuesday off right! See you tomorrow morning for another update.

Your friendly neighborhood journalist,

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.

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