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Cedar Park physician Christine Mann launches congressional bid for TX-31 seat

Dr. Christine Mann, a Cedar Park family physician and a longtime Democratic activist with a record of fighting for women's rights, kicked off her congressional campaign for Texas’s 31st …

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Texas' Driver Responsibility Program ends next month. Here's what that means for you.

More than 600,000 Texans will immediately be eligible to have their driver's licenses reinstated after the program's Sept. 1 repeal. The system was widely criticized for adding additional annual fees on top of the price of tickets, but all pending surcharges will soon be waived.

Gov. Greg Abbott says he can keep plumbing board alive without special session

Gov. Greg Abbott claimed Tuesday he can keep Texas' plumbing board alive without calling a special legislative session, as he reassured plumbers who were worried their profession will no longer …

Texas lawmakers boosted special education funding this year, prompting hope for more from advocates

Texas lawmakers left the Capitol this week with some hits and some misses for a state special education program that has faced intense federal scrutiny in the past few years. As the …

Texas has more than 200 freestanding ERs. Lawmakers just passed bills to combat patient confusion and price gouging.

Ten years ago, Texas became the first state to allow licenses for independent freestanding emergency rooms. Since then, just over 200 have opened their doors around Texas, according to state …

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Leander Council approves HOT Tax agreement as first hotel opening nears

With the Leander’s first hotel set to open this fall, the City of Leander will finally be able to utilize its new, specialized Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT Tax) to promote tourism to the city.

The Leander City Council voted Thursday to approve an agreement between the city and the Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center to coordinate the usage of up to 75 percent of the HOT Tax funds that will be collected in the future.

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