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Hundreds of protesters and LGBTQ supporters descend on Leander for Pride Festival and Story Time

The staccato rat-ta-tat of a snare drum by supporters of the Leander Pride Festival and Story Time couldn’t quite overpower the steady proclamations of protesters …

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High School Sports

Vandegrift finishes second at state golf tournament

For the second year in a row, the Vandegrift boys’ golf team is adding a second-place trophy to the case. 

Professional Sports

Raptors win first NBA championship as Leonard leads way

OAKLAND, Calif. – It's why you miss birthdays and anniversaries, why you know hotel beds better than your own. It's why it feels like you spend more time in the air than on the ground, why you have …

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

Gov. Greg Abbott signs $11.6 billion school finance measure into law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law one of lawmakers' biggest achievements this year, a massive overhaul of Texas' long-beleaguered school finance system.

Movies

'X-Men' mutant Dark Phoenix doesn't start the fire

I mean, whatever with the "X-Men" movies. It's hard to even rent an opinion on the discrete strengths and weaknesses of a franchise that has devolved to the point of "Dark Phoenix," a lavishly brutal …

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

LISD board approves Scenario F for attendance zoning

After hearing tearful pleas from parents and an 11-year-old student in opposition to the proposed Scenario F for middle school attendance zoning, Leander ISD trustees voted unanimously to adopt that …

Editorials
Leander council’s meetings should be in full view

Last Thursday, the Leander City Council approved a change to its meeting schedule that will create a separate twice-monthly meeting of council members, so council members can meet with the City …

Proposed meeting change would reduce government transparency

Bias in facial recognition technology needs to be fixed

No pardons for U.S. war criminals

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
    • 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 …

    • Things don't change, people do

      Every year as the calendar turns from May to June, I think of David, a long-ago neighbor of mine. David was old enough to be my father, and his …

    • What does "Game of Thrones" viewership say about us?

      Folks are still talking about the big ":Game of Thrones" finale, but now that that all the excitement has died down perhaps we should step back …

    • A hero for justice

      Buried in “Section 4, Lot 2738-B” of Arlington National Cemetery is First Lieutenant William McBryar: Buffalo Soldier, Medal of Honor …

    • And then it was Friday

      Like many people, I try planning and arranging my week so I can accomplish as much as possible.For example, the Gracious Mistress of the …