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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
Thanks to a resolution passed by the Cedar Park City Council on Nov. 15, two life-sized statues of three military service members will be installed at the city's Veterans Memorial Park. The council … more
The State Board of Education has voted to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and several other historical figures in the Texas social studies curriculum. The Texas Essential Knowledge and … more
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.33/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with the … more
With the holiday season underway, the Cedar Park Police Department is ramping up enforcement efforts to keep local roads safe from impaired and distracted drivers.“Thanksgiving is ordinarily one of … more
Home for the holidays? There are many ways to celebrate and help others in Cedar Park, Leander and surrounding areas. Here are some events to bring cheer to your holiday season whether it be seeing a … more
When Denise Taylor heard police sirens, she rushed to the porch of her Chicago apartment to look down the street. more
Pedernales Electric Cooperative will offer 10 local high school students the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital next summer as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s … more
The head of the Federal Communications Commission got on his high horse this week and told phone companies they better do something about robocalls. Or else."Combating illegal robocalls is our top … more
The parents of two Cedar Park girls, aged 5 and 6, accused of never sending their children to school or teaching them to communicate have both been arrested and charged with first-degree … more
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