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Gasoline prices in the Austin area have fallen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.16/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with … more
Williamson County offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Dec. 24-26, as well as on Jan. 1, 2019 for the New Year’s holiday. The Commissioners Court will not meet Dec. 25, 2018 and will … more
About 120 residents attended a TxDOT open house on Nov. 29 at Dell Pickett Elementary School to discuss a corridor study on RM 2243 between 183A and I-35 in Williamson County. Already one of the … more
It's not a lot of fun to be a U.S. House Republican in Texas these days. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as president two years ago, the Texas delegation in Congress has undergone extraordinary change. more
A partnership between Texas Humane Heroes and Tomlinson’s Feed in Cedar Park is helping hundreds of pets find new homes every month. In its 17th year, the relationship places around 2,500 pets each … more
For the first time in a decade, the number of children without health insurance in the United States has risen — and Texas again has the largest share. A Georgetown University Center for … more
eto O'Rourke, coming off a closer-than-expected race against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is no longer ruling out a 2020 presidential run. more
The Trump administration has quietly resumed separating immigrant families at the border, in some cases using vague or unsubstantiated allegations... more
Leander police are investigating a local man who was hurt while making homemade explosives at his house when some of the materials caught fire and caused an explosion Saturday evening, according to a … more
After a recent slew of damning headlines regarding conditions within Texas prisons, reform advocates and lawmakers are hopeful that the timing is right to get legislation passed creating … more
By the end of Election Day, the political maps of the state’s suburban and swing counties had a peculiar blue tint.The blue washed over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and crept up on suburban counties … more
Shoppers from Williamson County and beyond came out in droves last week, seeking Black Friday sales. Jana Griswold, area director of marketing for Lakeline Mall, said the ‘shopping holiday’ … more
In order to track and identify lost dogs and cats, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter implemented new facial recognition technology in October.The regional shelter now offers the community … more
A battle is brewing between the Texas Education Agency and school districts over who should shoulder the costs of federally mandated ACT and SAT exams for certain high school students.At the center … more
Local single-family home were at a record-breaking high in October, as early demand for fourth-quarter deliveries led to a new all-time high number of sales in Central Texas. The numbers, … more
The next vaccine fight could be coming to a daycare near you.Texans for Vaccine Choice, a group focused on anti-vaccine policy, says it has received hundreds of calls and emails from parents of … more
Federal officials said Texas should be doing even more to improve special education — and they're planning a visit early next year to check.In an October letter, officials from the U.S. Department … more
It was a Sunday night in the middle of August, and the Texas House Freedom Caucus had grown frustrated with state Rep. Dennis Bonnen. more
Like it or not, the 2020 election cycle has already arrived in Texas. Votes were still being tallied in the Nov. 6 midterm elections... more
AUSTIN – Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in October, down from 3.8 percent in September 2018, reaching its lowest level since the state unemployment data series … more
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