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Cedar Park lands transportation startup company, city to gain 230 jobs

A $1.3 million economic development package approved by the Cedar Park City Council Thursday night will help bring a Pennsylvania transportation company and more than 230 jobs to the city. more

More than half of Texas public school students are in districts where teacher certification isn’t required

More than half of Texas public school students are in districts that don't require teachers to be certified, according to state officials, due to a recent law giving schools more freedom on … more

"Costly and unsustainable:" After spending $75 million, a troubled UT System technology institute shuts its doors

"Costly and unsustainable:" After spending $75 million, a troubled UT System technology institute shuts its doors February 7, 2018 After spending $75 million and struggling to create a signature … more

How a federal proposal could affect millions of dollars in Texas workers' tips

A U.S. Department of Labor proposal that could change how workers in Texas and the rest of the nation receive tips is facing greater scrutiny after a report revealed the department withheld an … more

Texas denied thousands of students special ed services. Does the policy go back to George W. Bush's presidency?

In the wake of a scathing federal report last month blasting Texas for excluding thousands of students from special education, a wave of accusations has rolled through the state's education … more

Cedar Park Police Department investigation questioned in Meagan Work case

A judge is expected to rule on March 21 on whether to suppress evidence in the case of a 23-year-old mother charged in connection with the death of her young son.Meagan Work, a former Leander High … more

Despite sunny economy, Texas budget forecast is dreary

The Texas economy is growing healthily, but that doesn’t mean state budget writers will have more money at their disposal next year, state officials said Tuesday … more

Developer pitches for Leander bonds, proposes 1,200 homes

Leander stands to gain miles of road, a boost in property values and as many as 3,240 new residents from a proposed residential development presented to the City Council at a workshop at its Feb. 1 meeting.  more

Leander Council adds charter changes to May 5 ballot

Election ballots for the May 5 Leander City Council election set at last Thursday’s meeting will include eight proposed amendments to the city charter. Early voting is April 23-May 1. more

Federal judge grants Texas request to block Obama-era restrictions on criminal background checks in hiring

The federal government can't enforce in Texas a rule limiting the use of criminal background checks in hiring, a federal judge in Lubbock ruled Thursday. As part of a years-long legal quest to … more

White House to withdraw controversial nominee to head Council on Environmental Quality

The White House plans to withdraw its controversial nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, according to two administration officials briefed on the matter … more

After land office inks Harvey contract, Land Commissioner George P. Bush gets donations from contractor

The government’s seemingly sluggish response to Hurricane Harvey has been a headache for Land Commissioner George P. Bush, whose office plays a major role in getting Texans back into damaged … more

H-E-B accepting entries for “Primo Picks” placement in stores

Think your homemade recipe has got what it takes to make it big time? more

After lawsuit, Texas plans to install air conditioning in a stifling prison

The state of Texas plans to install air conditioning in a notoriously hot prison after reaching a settlement with inmates in a federal class action lawsuit, an attorney for the inmates said … more

Health agency leader: "We welcome" audits into contracting issues

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission won’t fight an auditor coming through their doors — in fact, they welcome it. That’s what Charles Smith, executive commissioner … more

Leander ISD releases two potential calendar options with DOI plan

Students in Leander ISD could be seeing their school year start on Thursday, Aug. 16 if the Board of Trustees approve a proposed 2018-19 academic calendar with a special state exemption. more

Cedar Park City Council asks voters to consider drainage program

In an effort to address flooding in neighborhoods with aging infrastructure, the Cedar Park City Council is asking voters to decide on reallocating a portion of sales tax revenue to fund a stormwater drainage and street repair program. more

Analysis: In Texas elections, size matters

The two big political parties are often presented as equals, each in position at any given time to prevail in an election … more

At University of Texas, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calls for modernizing NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement is an important accord for the region — but it's also due for an update, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday during a speech at the … more

Does business group's use of "dark money" for its political action committee follow state ethics rules?

The Texas Association of Business, the state’s de facto chamber of commerce, hasn’t been reluctant to talk about its opposition to last year’s “bathroom bill” that … more
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