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Hill Country News sweeps newspaper contest for second year in a row

The Hill Country News won Sweepstakes for its division at the Texas Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest for the second year in a row. The awards were presented to winners on July 30 …

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With rural Texas watching, Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke dig in on school vouchers fight

A battle over school vouchers is mounting in the race to be Texas governor, set into motion after Republican incumbent Greg Abbott offered his clearest support yet for the idea in May. His …

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UIL Council studying possible changes to baseball playoffs

The UIL Legislative Council will further study a proposal that would require a best-of-three series in all rounds of the Class 5A-6A baseball postseason after hearing a presentation at the most recent council meeting last week.

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Manchester City stops in Houston on preseason tour

English and Mexican soccer powers collided at NRG Stadium as reigning English Premier League Champions Manchester City downed Club America 2-1.

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS
Because of Texas abortion law, her wanted pregnancy became a medical nightmare New, untested abortion bans have made doctors unsure about treating some pregnancy complications, which has led to life-threatening delays and trapped families in a limbo of grief and …
Inspection reports reflect the desperation and danger youths face in Texas juvenile prisons Every month, independent investigators visit the five juvenile prisons in Texas to evaluate how each is doing its job, and whether the children in their care are being well treated.
At CPAC, conservative Texans show Donald Trump loyalty and support for another presidential run In the corner of the brightly lit, heavily bannered conference hall for this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, an empty jail cell sets the scene of a Make America …
Texas Republicans rally their base at CPAC, but draw criticism over Hungarian prime minister’s appearance Texas Republican officials at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday prodded attendees to suit up for a “red wave” in the upcoming November midterm elections, criticizing …
Lawyers for Alex Jones turned over evidence that contradicted his testimony Conspiracy theorist and media personality Alex Jones was confronted with several pieces of evidence Wednesday that contradicted his own testimony during his defamation trial, where the parents of a …
More people are catching coronavirus a second time, heightening long COVID risk, experts say Emerging evidence suggests that catching the coronavirus a second time can heighten long-term health risks, a worrisome development as the circulation of increasingly contagious …
Two US cost gauges surpass estimates, stoking inflation concern Two key U.S. inflation gauges posted larger-than-forecast increases on Friday, heightening concerns that prices will remain persistently high and prompt continued aggressive interest-rate increases …
Gas prices nosedive, down fifth straight week For the fifth consecutive week, the nation’s average gas price has fallen, declining 15.8 cents from a week ago to $4.51 per gallon on Monday. Prices in the Austin area fell even further, down 19.5 …
Mortgage rate forecast: Recession worries may keep rates in check Many factors are putting upward and downward pressure on mortgage rates, and prospective borrowers have observed a seesaw pattern in the cost to finance a home recently.While the benchmark 30-year …
Big, boxy apartment buildings are multiplying faster than ever Amid the materials shortages, price hikes and other craziness of the housing market last year, something remarkable happened. U.S. builders completed more apartments in large multi-unit buildings …
US jobless claims fall slightly, remain near five-month high Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance fell, though remained near January levels, suggesting that labor market conditions are moderating. Initial unemployment claims decreased by 2,000 to …
Deadline approaching in Texas for SBA disaster loans for property There is a July 5 deadline to apply for a Small Business Administration federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the severe storms and tornadoes in Bastrop, Grayson, Houston, Jack, …
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