Mike Parker

Editor, Pflugerville Pflag & Round Rock Leader

Mike Parker is editor of the Round Rock Leader and Pflugerville Pflag community newspapers. He previously worked on the Austin American-Statesman webdesk. Before that he oversaw the Cedar Park-Leander Statesman, which covered Cedar Park, Leander, Northwest Austin and southwestern Williamson County. Mike joined Austin Community Newspapers, an affiliate of the American-Statesman, in May 2005 as editor of the North Lake Travis Log. The weekly paper covered Jonestown, Lago Vista and Point Venture for 30 years before publishing its final issue in September 2011. In 2008, Mike helped create two new publications: the Cedar Park Citizen and Leander Ledger. Both papers were the impetus for creating the CPL Statesman, a weekly newspaper, in March 2012. The newspaper was delivered to nearly 30,000 homes until publishing its final issue Oct. 30, 2013. Mike has written for magazines and newspapers since his freshman year at Texas State University. He and his wife have a son and daughter. He enjoys playing guitar and bass, reading real crime novels and watching old episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Latest from Mike Parker

Round Rock police chief: Action should come on school safety
 Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said he felt a sense of ensuing action after participating in the first of Gov. Greg Abbott’s roundtable discussions Tuesday at the Capitol. As the sole police chief attending the roundtable Tuesday, Banks said he expects action to be taken by Abbott and state officials following mass shootings at...

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Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks said he felt a sense of ensuing action after participating in the first of Gov. Greg Abbott’s roundtable discussions Tuesday at the Capitol. As the sole police chief attending the roundtable Tuesday, Banks said he expects action to be taken by Abbott and state officials following mass shootings at...
No suspect found after SWAT team enters home outside Pflugerville
 6:40 p.m. update: A Travis County SWAT team entered a home outside Pflugerville and did not find the person they received a call about, the Travis County sheriff’s office said. The call in the 1600 block of Morning Mist Lane is now considered resolved, the sheriff’s office said. “There are no indications that the public...

Posted: 19 hours ago

6:40 p.m. update: A Travis County SWAT team entered a home outside Pflugerville and did not find the person they received a call about, the Travis County sheriff’s office said. The call in the 1600 block of Morning Mist Lane is now considered resolved, the sheriff’s office said. “There are no indications that the public...
National Guard, agencies training at Lake Pflugerville Wednesday
 The city of Pflugerville is telling visitors and nearby residents at Lake Pflugerville not to be alarmed by training exercises being conducted Wednesday by the Texas National Guard and partnering agencies. The National Guard, Austin Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and numerous other state, federal and military agencies...

Posted: 2 days ago

The city of Pflugerville is telling visitors and nearby residents at Lake Pflugerville not to be alarmed by training exercises being conducted Wednesday by the Texas National Guard and partnering agencies. The National Guard, Austin Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and numerous other state, federal and military agencies...
Living Spaces holding celebration events for Pflugerville store opening
 Living Spaces furniture store is holding several events leading up to the grand opening of its 500,000-square-foot center in Pflugerville on Friday. Festivities kick off with a performance by Craig Campbell 5 p.m. Tuesday. The country artist has five charted hits including “Keep Them Kisses Comin,’” &ldquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Living Spaces furniture store is holding several events leading up to the grand opening of its 500,000-square-foot center in Pflugerville on Friday. Festivities kick off with a performance by Craig Campbell 5 p.m. Tuesday. The country artist has five charted hits including “Keep Them Kisses Comin,’” &ldquo...
Pflugerville Rotary Club provides $25,000 in student scholarships
 The Rotary Club of Pflugerville made a notably positive mark in the community this month by finishing a tree planting project and providing $25,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors. The club’s project involved over 40 members planting 45 trees at 1849 Park and 10 trees at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter for shading and beautification...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Rotary Club of Pflugerville made a notably positive mark in the community this month by finishing a tree planting project and providing $25,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors. The club’s project involved over 40 members planting 45 trees at 1849 Park and 10 trees at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter for shading and beautification...
Round Rock ISD to name admin building after longtime staffer
 The Round Rock school district is honoring one of its longest-serving staff members, who friends and co-workers said worked behind the scenes in helping superintendents and board trustees lead the district. The board of trustees agreed with overwhelming public support in renaming the district’s administration building as the Lillie...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Round Rock school district is honoring one of its longest-serving staff members, who friends and co-workers said worked behind the scenes in helping superintendents and board trustees lead the district. The board of trustees agreed with overwhelming public support in renaming the district’s administration building as the Lillie...
Pflugerville ISD funding design to connect Windermere campuses
 The Pflugerville school district is contracting with a firm to create an architectural design for connecting the Windermere primary and elementary campuses, though the school board has yet to determine whether construction will occur. The board approved a maximum cost of $255,000 in designing a connector to the campuses on Grand Avenue Parkway...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Pflugerville school district is contracting with a firm to create an architectural design for connecting the Windermere primary and elementary campuses, though the school board has yet to determine whether construction will occur. The board approved a maximum cost of $255,000 in designing a connector to the campuses on Grand Avenue Parkway...