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Construction on New Hope slows drivers down

Some drivers say problems with construction on an extension of New Hope Drive doesn’t appear to be helping traffic, despite the project’s overall goal of increasing capacity for traffic traveling …

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High School Football

Cedar Park faces well-rounded LBJ to start playoff run

The final exam for Cedar Park is about to begin.

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College & Pro Football

In football, CTE skeptics like Merril Hoge challenge brain-damage conclusions, but Doug Baldwin cites 'common sense'

Scientists will tell you that CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Former Steelers running back Merril Hoge might say it stands for Conclusions That Exaggerate.

State & Region

Texas Democrats’ biggest win on election night may have been the courts

It wasn’t Beto O’Rourke. But in the sleepiest branch of government — the judiciary — Texas Democrats cleaned up on Election Day, flipping the four influential state …

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School News

LISD names principal for new elementary school

Leander ISD’s nearly-completed 27th elementary school, located in the Larkspur development, has its principal. Leander ISD Superintendent Dan Troxell announced late last month that Tracie …

Editorials
Texas Republicans: You have the power; use it wisely

The trouble with power is always what you do with it once you get it.Hold on to it too long, and you risk losing sight of how you got it in the first place.It's something the Texas GOP might do well …

Trump and Congress have addressed the opioid crisis. Now it's Texas' turn.

Texas' latest Nobel winner says there's a simple thing we need to do to keep winning the prize

Unprepared for the next deadly deluge

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
    • Anger Danger

      “We all know things are bad — worse than bad — they’re crazy,” began the fictional Howard Beale in the film entitled, “Network.” …

    • The golden repair

      One of the more articulate poets of antiquity was the harp-playing shepherd boy turned warrior and king, known as David. He wrote roughly half …

    • Dreaming of a commercial-free world

      It was one of those really busy weeks where there was hardly enough time to breathe. For myself, I was glad the week was over and I could relax …

    • Thank you, Captain Rickenbacker

      It was this week more than seventy-five years ago, that one of the most harrowing personal dramas of the Second World War played itself out on a …

    • You are a cut above

      You are a cut above. Almighty God has anointed you and created you to excel.  A cut above means you stand out. The Bible tells us of a man …