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First Texas Gold Star monument to be dedicated in Cedar Park Saturday

A monument honoring Central Texas families who have lost loved ones to military service is planned to be placed at Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park, Saturday, Sept. 23.

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Should communities and neighborhoods be annexed into cities by a public vote?

Following a new law passed by the Texas Lege this summer, cities will have to put annexation plans up for a vote by the territory’s residents before the annexation can move ahead. Do you agree that communities and neighborhoods should be annexed with a vote?

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New law aims to help elderly Texans fooled by scammers

Prompted by a man she had never met, an elderly woman in Dallas County recently decided to sell her home and wire the $200,000 windfall to a mysterious bank account, a victims advocate …

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Vandegrift holds off late Leander charge

Volleyball truly is a game of runs and Vandegrift and Leander found that out firsthand on Tuesday night.

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More LISD students earning IB diplomas, passing scores

Leander High School’s Class of 2017 earned a record high of International Baccalaureate diplomas, school officials said.

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The age of ‘easily offended’

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      Lucy, Emily, and I were driving to Mimi’s house and talking about who knows what. I’m sure it was something I was doing wrong. You know, …

    • Christianity vs. White Supremacy

      Earlier this week, Rev. Joseph C. Parker Jr. of David Chapel Baptist Church in Austin, addressed the Charlottesville alt-right rally and the …

    • Austin isn’t Washington D.C.

      Since I entered public service in 2009, first as a member of the Cedar Park City Council and now as a state representative, I’ve met thousands …

    • Fruitful Family and Friends

      I’m always up to trying new things. A couple of weeks ago, I tried figs. I even climbed a ladder, fought with bees, and picked them—figs, …

    • Should President Trump Quit?

      Should President Donald Trump quit? A large percentage of Americans voted against him and continue to dislike him.

Faith Commentary
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      My church posted the sign that’s pictured with this column out by the entrance to our facility. Twice now, someone has taken it down.

    • Breaking down the Protestant Reformation

      This year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so over the last few months, I’ve been writing about some of the …

    • Stop Thinking That Way

      Most of our lives we have heard “the sky is the limit.”  The bible teaches us, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. What has caused you …

    • The Endless Flow of Ink

      This past week I had my yearly visit with my doctor. Believe me, it was no vacation but it did vacate the cash in my wallet. It was not the loss …

    • Trip to the Holy Land is life changing

      I’ve been privileged to travel to the Holy Land twice in the past seven years. I’ll lead another group next January on a 10-day …