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Texas Legislature ends special session without passing property tax measure

The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott's top priority. Hours earlier, the House abruptly … more

Abbott signs bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion

Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed a bill that will require Texas women to pay an extra health insurance premium for non-emergency abortions, one of three abortion-related items the governor placed on … more

"Disappointed" House accepts Senate's changes to school finance bill

After three hours of private negotiations and almost two hours of public debate Tuesday, the Texas House decided to agree with the Senate's decision to strip funding and reforms from a school finance … more

Bill regulating do-not-resuscitate orders heads to governor's desk

The Texas Senate on Tuesday evening voted to adopt a House-amended version of Senate Bill 11, which requires doctors to obtain explicit legal permission from patients before issuing … more

Capital Metro to launch transit services in Round Rock

The City of Round Rock will launch extended Cap Metro transit service on Monday, Aug 21. The new service will be free for the first week, August 21-25, for Routes 50, 51, and 52. The community is … more

White nationalist rally at Texas A&M University has been canceled

Saying they’re concerned about student safety, Texas A&M University leaders announced Monday that they have canceled a planned white nationalist rally on campus … more

Cedar Park rolls out online water usage monitoring service

Cedar Park residents now have the option to monitor their water usage on the hour through a new utility web portal service, officials said. more

White nationalist rally at Texas A&M to feature Richard Spencer; counter protest planned

As the nation watched tension between white nationalists and counter protestors turn violent Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, worries began to emerge that the discord would come to a Texas … more

Texas House approves "compromise" city annexation bill

Legislation that would allow Texans to vote on whether cities in large counties can annex areas outside of their limits — a contentious issue that prompted a filibuster in May — got one step … more

After 2015 legalization, Texans may be able to buy medical cannabis oil by January

In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the first bill allowing any growing or sale of marijuana in Texas. The Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized the selling … more

Overnight construction to cause closures on I-35 Sunday, Aug. 13

Construction of a new southbound to northbound U-turn bridge on I-35 at FM 3406 Sunday will cause overnight road closures, TxDOT officials said. more

Council orders independent investigation on police actions in Kelley case

The Cedar Park City Council ordered an independent investigation into the police department's handling of the Greg Kelley investigation at Thursday's meeting. more

Senate education chair: House school finance plan "not a long-term solution"

The Texas Senate's education chairman said Tuesday that he would not accept a House proposal to put $1.8 billion into public schools … more

New Texas law allows merchants to decline card purchases without ID

A law that takes effect in January will allow Texas merchants to ask for photo identification for credit and debit card purchases – and turn down transactions if a buyer won’t show it. The aim … more

WilCo animal shelter needs to find homes for 100 cats in 3 days

For the first time in years, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has too many cats in need of adoptive or foster homes, officials announced Wednesday. more

Toll Free: Texas House bill calls for 183A access roads

A proposed Texas House bill is calling to stop several 183 North toll road projects until free access roads are constructed alongside the toll road in Cedar Park. more

Proposed kennel withdraws building application

Officials for Pet Paradise, a luxury dog kennel planned for east Whitestone Blvd., have withdrawn their application for a special use permit following an opposition petition from neighboring landowners. more

Testimonies put Greg Kelley’s conviction into question

Was Greg Kelley, a 19-year-old former Leander High School football player, wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy at an in-home day care center in Cedar Park? more

State sales tax holiday to help parents with back to school shopping

Friday through Sunday, Texas parents doing back to school shopping for their children will get a break on their sales taxes. more

House passes bills to give retired teachers relief from rising costs

The Texas House on Aug. 1 approved House Bill 20, legislation appropriating $212.7 million from the “rainy day” reserve fund to help defray rising healthcare costs for retired school employees. more
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