🌱 No sirens? + Book Prohibition & ‘Heroes’ + New counseling office

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First today’s weather:

Sunny and pleasant. High: 71 Low: 43.

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

  1. Videos show the March 21 tornadoes catching people on guard, and some wonder why the tornado sirens did not go off and warn people. Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said: “I think the biggest resource we have is our local media and our local meteorologists. Sirens are an option, I do not know if they are the best option today, in today’s world with all the technology available. ” Leander does not have sirens, and officials say “there are faster ways to alert people, including messages sent directly to your phone.” (KXAN)
  2. School board meetings have become a place for parents to “be a hero.” “The higher, the more outrageous, the more backed-by-others-in-blue-shirts / red-shirts / people-with-signs, the more attention they get citizens.” For example, the Leander woman who waved a pink sex toy “to draw attention to the contents of books that were made available as optional reading for high school students.” Anyone who searches for “book bans” can see her name, and people remember the “dildo” lady who gives her “hero status”. Hero syndrome gives people a sense of purpose, and some say it nourishes the book ban, book burning, prayer circles and lawsuits that now accompany the noisy school board meetings. (Book Riot)
  3. Austin Counseling and Trauma Specialists opened a new counseling office in Cedar Park, located at 507 Denali Pass Dr. Ste 305. The original office is a parking lot over Denali Pass and will still be in operation. The counselors are “trained in various methods and techniques to provide clients with a variety of therapy approaches.” (Digital Journal)

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Today in Cedar Park-Leander:

  • Pencils Sotrytimeat Cedar Park Public Library (9:45)
  • Storytime for toddlersat Cedar Park Public Library (10:30)
  • Move-n-Groove Storytimeat Leander Public Library (10:45)
  • Preschool historyat Cedar Park Public Library (11:15 a.m.)
  • Reading with Gracie (Bow Wow Reading Dog)at Leander Public Library (16:00)
  • City council meetingand Cedar Park City Council Chambers (6 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Come to the Open House on March 26 and see a beautiful three bedroom home on Cottonwood Cove! See the link for details and more homes for sale. (Cedar Park-Leander Patch)
  • Watch the first round of the UIL 5A football playoffs on March 25th! Leander Glenn High School will play against Dripping Springs High School. Click on the link for more information. (Hays Free Press)
  • Cedar Park High school girls basketball was ranked number 11 on the MaxPreps Top 25 List! See the full ranking here. (MaxPreps)

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Rose Mendez

About me: Rose Mendez is a freelance writer. She is studying English literature at Hunter College. She loves reading, walking around town and coffee!

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