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In the face of a sexual harassment allegation, state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, has hired two Austin attorneys and denied ... more
The University of Texas at Austin is looking into an accusation that state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, sent sexually explicit material to a graduate student ... more
The morning of Oct. 2, 2017 was not the first time that India Landry, a senior at Windfern High School outside Houston, refused to stand when the Pledge of Allegiance came on over the intercom. more
Thanks to a partnership between the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and local police forces, several newly appointed Texas Peace Officers will help clean up local crime.Eight cadets graduated … more
Texas’ violent crime rate inched up slightly in 2017, continuing an upward trajectory that began in 2015. more
Avid swimmers and mermaid fanatics in the Austin area will be able to fulfill their dreams of sprouting colorful tails and becoming part of the undersea world with the addition of a new school called … more
Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been fired after the fatal shooting of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man in his apartment. more
Leander ISD will host its annual Festival of Bands on Monday.LISD high school marching bands and auxiliaries will perform in exhibition marching performances with an exclusive massed performance … more
Congressional leaders are just days away from a deadline to work out a compromise on a massive farm bill or risk a lapse in funding for crucial safety net programs used by thousands of Texas farmers. more
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three safety seats are not used correctly. St. David’s Emergency Center in Leander will host a free car safety … more
After recent heavy rains in the Central Texas area, a sampling of mosquitoes taken at an expanded trapping site in Cedar Park has tested positive for West Nile Virus in September. The testing is … more
After exploring the idea and stirring worries and warnings from retired teachers and elected officials, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas opted Friday not to raise monthly ... more
Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke engaged in a fierce clash Friday night, exposing deep rifts — and a clear choice for Texas voters over immigration, police brutality, gun violence and the best way to deal with President Donald Trump ... more
Lora Moser has done the impossible. After being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 2 in 1979, her family was told to expect her not to live past her teen years, Moser is now 40 years old and still … more
A fight is brewing between Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Republicans on the State Board of Education over investment funds they manage to generate school funding. more
Home sales in the Cedar Park and Leander areas continued to climb over the summer, with prices on the rise as well. According to the 2018 2nd quarter Texas Quarterly Housing Report, home sales … more
For 12 years, the Austin Dog Alliance has been working to bring dogs and humans together in the best of ways. The nonprofit, founded in 2006 by executive director Debi Krakar, was established … more
An international icon known for their high kicks and patriotic costumes, not much has changed for the Kilgore College Rangerettes’ style. In 1939, Kilgore College Dean B.E. Masters decided that the … more
A dozen days after an unarmed black man was shot and killed in his apartment in Dallas, the white off-duty police officer who killed him remains on the job. more
Neighborhoods across Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock are joining thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out event. This year’s NNO will be on Oct. 3, from 6 to 9 … more
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