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  • DISCOVER LEANDER www.leandercc.org LEANDER COmmuNIty PROfILE & mEmbERShIP DIRECtORy

  • DISCOVER LEANDER www.leandercc.org LEANDER COmmuNIty PROfILE & mEmbERShIP DIRECtORy

    LOCATIONLeander is located approximately

    26 miles north to northwest of down-

    town Austin, texas, on uS highway 183.

    this Central texas community consists

    of 21.20 square miles at this time. the

    community is in the far southwest

    corner of Williamson County.

    Accessibility to and from Leander is via

    State highway 29, San Gabriel Parkway,

    fm 2243, Crystal falls Parkway, uS high-

    way 183 and 183-A tollway, bagdad Rd.,

    and Lakeline blvd.

    Leander is 303447N to 303439N latitudeand 975114E to 75106E longitude.

    Visit us online at www.leandercc.org

    The Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce has promoted Leander as The Rising Star of Central Texas for nearly 25 years. And Leanders future has never looked more bright and promising than today.

    Leander residents and businesses have a deep appreciation for

    the quality of life our community offers bolstered by the highly distinguished Leander Independent School District and unified Chamber and City economic development initiatives. With a stable city government and Chamber, City and School District relationships our small business community enjoys some unique opportunities for growth. Through the monthly Business

    The Ris ing Star of C entra l Texas

    Greater Leander Chamber Commerce10 N. Brushy Street / P.O. Box 6Leander, TX 7866(1) 9-1907(1) 9-911 Fax

    Map / Location .................................. 4

    Welcome to Leander ......................... 5

    Chamber Board of Directors ............. 6

    Chamber Membership Application ... 7

    Leander Legends .............................. 8

    Government Officials ....................... 9

    Economic Development .................. 10

    Transportation ................................ 11

    Demographics ................................. 12

    Primary Employers.......................... 13

    Chamber Benefits / Programs ......... 14

    Leadership Leander ........................ 15

    Living in Leander ............................ 16

    Education ........................................ 18

    Leander ISD Schools ....................... 20

    Helpful Phone Numbers .................. 22

    Community Services ....................... 23

    Public Safety and Healthcare ......... 24

    Climate, Environment, Tourism ....... 25

    Parks and Recreation ...................... 27

    Dining Guide ................................... 30

    Churches / Places of Worship .......... 31

    Buyers Guide (Categorical List) ............ 32

    Membership Directory (Alpha List) ..... 50

    Advertisers Index ........................... 53

    Welcome to LeanderCONTENTS

    Kathy Estes, ChairmanThe Greater Leander Chamber of Commerce

    Circle, small business owners have the chance to network and learn from each other as well as get acquainted with some of the major employers in Leander. The Real Estate Roundtable allows all individuals and businesses interested in Commercial Real Estate Development to hear economic updates and share opportunities they have to help Leander grow. On our popular annual Bus Tour, participants see firsthand over 1,100 acres of property ready to be developed, hear about new developments being planned and can personally meet and visit with the movers and shakers that make it all happen.

    At the heart and soul of the Chamber are our 300+ members and we continue to be the point of first contact for newcomers to our community. The Chamber strives to provide opportunities and beneficial information to business members and residents alike, in the spirit of true partner-ship, serving the entire community.

  • 6 DISCOVER LEANDER www.leandercc.org LEANDER COmmuNIty PROfILE & mEmbERShIP DIRECtORy 7

    Directory now available online in 3-D View

    (Clockwise from top left) Laura Wickett, Dick Ellis, Seth tanner, Patricia yore (Secretary), Debra harrison (Staff), Skip Dunnett, Ed Kelley, tammy Walker, Rick Coonce, Jason Dishongh (Immediate Past Chairman), Donna Sherill (Vice Chairman), mary bradshaw (President), Kathy Estes (center). Absent Stephanie Samuels (Treasurer). Photos by Ed Kelley Photography.

    As one of the fastest growing

    cities in Central texas, Leander

    has experienced tremendous

    development with major retail

    shopping hubs, expansion

    of residential developments,

    transit Oriented Development

    (tOD) progress, population reaching more than

    30,000, as well as additional schools, restaurants and

    small businesses. Since 2005, the Greater Leander

    Chamber of Commerce has grown by more by than

    400 percent. It serves as the single most utilized

    source of information for civic, community and

    business resources in Leander and its surrounding

    communities, the Chamber office makes maps,

    phone books, information brochures, local news-

    papers and publications available for visitors to

    browse through or take home.

    BARBARA SMITH

    2010 Board of Directors

    and Staff

  • 8 DISCOVER LEANDER www.leandercc.org LEANDER COmmuNIty PROfILE & mEmbERShIP DIRECtORy 9

    The town of Leanderwas surveyed in 1882. The merchants of Bagdad, then a thriving town with many businesses, refused to let the railroad come through their town. The railroad company offered the men of Bagdad $1,000 but they turned it down. The land for Leander, one mile east of Bagdad, was pur-chased by the railroad, and sold to individuals. The railroad track was completed in 1884. At the celebration and barbecue, the railroad com-pany requested that the town be named Leander for Leander Catfish Brown who worked for them. Some say Brown was the first depot agent in Leander. This new railroad line prompted the merchants to move their businesses from Bagdad to the new town of Leander.

    DINOSAUR TRACKS1/2 mile upstream on the S. San Gabriel River. To locate the dinosaur tracks travel north on US Hwy 183, turn left to access the road leading to the river, park and wade upstream. Ruts cut in the early 1800s by wagon trains crossing the river are also visible.

    MASON RANCH (Top) and STAGE COACH HOUSEThese historical landmarks on Bagdad Rd. were on the stage line from Austin to Lampasas.

    THE ORIGINALCRYSTAL FALLS(Bottom right) Recently discovered, this half-ton limestone rock features chiseled graffiti names, dates and drawings dating back to 1871.

    LEANDERTHAL LADYThe remains of a 10,000 yr. old Indian woman was discovered on FM 1431 in 1983. She was named after Leander becauseit rhymed with Neanderthal.

    BAGDAD CEMETERY Several Civil War veterans can be found in this cemetery established in 1857. It is also in the Hollywood motion picture, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    DINOSAUR TRACKS1/2 mile upstream on the S. San Gabriel River. To locate the dinosaur tracks travel north on US Hwy 183, turn left to access the road leading to the river, park and wade upstream. Ruts cut in the early 1800s by wagon trains crossing the river are also visible.

    MASON RANCH (Top) and STAGE COACH HOUSEThese historical landmarks on Bagdad Rd. were on the stage line from Austin to Lampasas.

    THE ORIGINALCRYSTAL FALLS(Bottom right) Recently discovered, this half-ton limestone rock features chiseled graffiti names, dates and drawings dating back to 1871.

    LEANDERTHAL LADYThe remains of a 10,000 yr. old Indian woman was discovered on FM 1431 in 1983. She was named after Leander becauseit rhymed with Neanderthal.

    BAGDAD CEMETERY Several Civil War veterans can be found in this cemetery established in 1857. It is also in the Hollywood motion picture, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    The town of Leanderwas surveyed in 1882. The merchants of Bagdad, then a thriving town with many businesses, refused to let the railroad come through their town. The railroad company offered the men of Bagdad $1,000 but they turned it down. The land for Leander, one mile east of Bagdad, was pur-chased by the railroad, and sold to individuals. The railroad track was completed in 1884. At the celebration and barbecue, the railroad com-pany requested that the town be named Leander for Leander Catfish Brown who worked for them. Some say Brown was the first depot agent in Leander. This new railroad line prompted the merchants to move their businesses from Bagdad to the new town of Leander.

    The town of Leanderwas surveyed in 1882. The merchants of Bagdad, then a thriving town with many businesses, refused to let the railroad come through their town. The railroad company offered the men of Bagdad $1,000 but they turned it down. The land for Leander, one mile east of Bagdad, was pur-chased by the railroad, and sold to individuals. The railroad track was completed in 1884. At the celebration and barbecue, the railroad com-pany requested that the town be named Leander for Leander Catfish Brown who worked for them. Some say Brown was the first depot agent in Leander. This new railroad line prompted the merchants to move their businesses from Bagdad to the new town of Leander.

    The town of Leanderwas surveyed in 1882. The merchants of Bagdad, then a thriving town with many businesses, refused to let the railroad come through their town. The railroad company offered the men of Bagdad $1,000 but they turned it down. The land for Leander, one mile east of Bagdad, was pur-chased by the railroad, and sold to individuals. The railroad track was completed in 1884. At the celebration and barbecue, the railroad com-pany requested that the town be named Lean