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City Manager Kent Cagle terminated by Leander Council

Leander City Manager Kent Cagle was terminated “with cause” from his position Monday in a 6-to-1 vote by the Leander City Council. It was a sudden turn of events, as the council announced a …

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High School Sports

Monte, O'Keefe bring home solid performances at state meet

By the time Anthony Monte finished his 12th lap around the track at Mike A. Meyers Stadium on Saturday night, he was understandably a little tired. 

Professional Sports

Bold dominate Tulsa Roughnecks FC in U.S. Open Cup

Bold head coach Marcelo Serrano knew the risks of putting two aggressive forwards out for the first U.S. Open Cup game in Austin in four years. His decision paid off big time.

College Football
Four Glenn football players to continue careers in college Jeff Diaku didn’t know much about football when he first got to Glenn and after the first year he played, he wanted to quit. But something clicked at the end of his junior season.
Glenn standout Nate Hatter to walk on at Texas Nate Hatter has never been one to balk at the first sight of a challenge, but next chapter in his football career is undoubtedly going to be his biggest one yet. 
Houston hires Dana Holgorsen as head coach Dana Holgorsen was born and played college football in Iowa and he spent the last eight years at West Virginia, but he still thinks Houston is home. 
Houston fires Major Applewhite after two seasons Major Applewhite has been fired as Houston football coach after two seasons in charge of the Cougars, according to a release from the school. 
State & Region

This session's biggest mental health bill got killed on a technicality — then resurrected

A major mental health bill prioritized by the state's top leaders as a way to help prevent school shootings was partially revived late Tuesday night hours after it appeared to have been abruptly killed...

Movies

Jim Jarmusch isn't making a political statement with 'The Dead Don't Die'

CANNES, France — Leave it to Jim Jarmusch to put the dead in deadpan. The writer-director brings his trademark laid-back style and delight in subverting genre to "The Dead Don't Die," a …

Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones': 7 (possibly futile) hopes for Sunday's season finale

Spoiler alert: This column contains details about the fifth episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones." In case you haven't heard the faint screams emanating from your Twitter feed, the …

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School News

VRHS student receives second prestigious scholarship

A Vista Ridge High School student was awarded the highly-selective Gates Scholarship on April 26, the second prestigious scholarship he’s received in five months.  Quincy Johnson, a …

Editorials
San Francisco's ban on facial recognition tech goes too far

One of the byproducts of the rapidly increasing power of microchips is the proliferation of chip-powered cameras and devices that are constantly watching and, in some cases, recording the world in …

It is possible to fight sex trafficking, and these stories give us hope

When you fight fire with fire, everyone gets burned

The Trump economy powers on

Letters
LETTER: Mr. Hahn gets it wrong in his letter

Dear Editor,I read with interest the letter printed in last week’s paper by Mr. David Hahn, responding to a column by Carl Golden about President Trump’s treatment of the media. Here are my …

LETTER: Shriners should stop using animals in circuses

LETTER: Glad President Trump Calls the Media Out

Commentary
Faith Commentary
    • We do not give up

      Last month, the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, at age 75, made an appearance in a Hong Kong court room to defend himself against the charge of being …

    • God’s providence means He has a plan for you

      The word “providence” comes from Latin “pro” (ahead) and “videre” (to see). Literally, to see ahead or to have knowledge of the …

    • What you take with you

      After months of evading the task, my wife and I finally sat down and updated our wills. I was the evader, actually. This subject had been on my …

    • Happy nobodies

      Thomas Edison. Marie Curie. Steve Jobs. Leonardo Da Vinci. Even for those of us who mostly slept through science class, we recognize these …

    • What would Jesus do?

      From the Rig Veda dated two thousand years before the birth of Christ: “From darkness lead me to light, from the unreal lead me to the real, …