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Rise and shine, Cedar Park-Leander! It’s me again, your host Meagan Falcon of the Cedar Park-Leander Daily.

Let’s get you all caught up to start this Wednesday, Dec. 15 off on an informed note. Here’s everything worth knowing today in Cedar Park-Leander.

First, today’s weather:

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Low clouds and fog breaking. High: 77 Low: 68.

Weekly weather forecast:

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Expect cloudy skies with some light showers and/or drizzle. Patchy fog will also develop overnight into Wednesday morning. Warmer weather will continue through Friday before the next front will bring rain and cooler temps.

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

  1. On Tuesday, Williamson County commissioners voted to withhold federal funds from Round Rock and Leander ISD. The reason: they have “X-rated” reading selections available to students. Here’s what we know. (Cedar Park-Leander Patch)
  2. Williamson County officials have settled the wrongful death lawsuit of Javier Ambler II on Tuesday for $5 million. Ambler died in police custody in 2019 while the TV show “Live PD” was recording the arrest. (Round Rock Patch)
  3. Austin plans to extend its COVID-19 restrictions that mandate masking in public schools and will impose penalties for violating the public order. The announcement comes a day after reports of the omicron variant was likely detected in Austin-Travis County. (Austin Patch)
  4. For weeks, Travis County detectives investigated allegations of a Texas-based coach, and USA Gymnastics member, sexually assaulted a woman the year before. The man turned himself in on Tuesday. (KXAN.com)
  5. Crude oil prices have been fluctuating due to concerns over the omicron variant of the coronavirus, causing gas prices to drop, AAA Texas finds. (FOX 7 Austin)

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From my notebook:

  • Henry Middle School: “Congratulations to our own, Kaden Arnot! Such a well-rounded and dedicated HMS Hawk!” (Facebook)
  • Visit Cedar Park Texas: “‼️ TICKET GIVEAWAY ‼️⁠ ⁠ ?? The PBR Velocity Tour is taking over The H-E-B Center January 14-15, 2022 and you have chance to win a 4 pack of tickets! ?⁠ ⁠ To enter, follow us on Facebook and tag a friend in the comments section.” (Facebook)
  • YMCA Camp Twin Lakes: “Join us for a season of C H E E R and celebrate the holidays at the Y! • Christmas Holiday Camp options ?? Click below to view all the different camps happening! Register Today ➡️ https://bit.ly/2XNkzI3” (Facebook)
  • Twin Lakes Family YMCA: “A Night of Christmas Fun with Mrs. Claus is happening THIS Saturday, December 18th! ? This event is our regular Kid’s Night Out program, but with a festive Christmas twist. Get your child in the holiday spirit, sign up today!” (Facebook)
  • Cedar Park Public Library: “Need some dinner inspiration for busy weeks? Discover freezer meals with these resources! http://ow.ly/AWIW50GN1xz #WithCPPL #Dinner #MealPlanning” (Facebook)

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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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