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Cedar Park Council approves TIRZ for $400M regional destination center; final agreement vote this Thursday

The Cedar Park City Council approved Nov. 10 the creation of a tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) to help fund public infrastructure for a planned $400 million mixed-use development.Now, the …

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A Texas program that backs school districts’ bond debt is about to reach its limit — and it could mean raising taxes

A state-backed program that for decades has helped school districts get the lowest interest rates possible on bonds is about to reach its limit — and if it does, districts might find themselves …

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Vandegrift, Dripping Springs set for high-stakes rematch

Vandegrift will look to get some revenge for its only loss of the season Friday night when it takes on Dripping Springs in the regional final.

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Denton Ryan five-star linebacker Anthony Hill decommits from Texas A&M

Denton Ryan linebacker Anthony Hill — a five-star recruit and the top-ranked prospect at his position nationwide — announced that he is de-commiting from Texas A&M on Monday.

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Robert Lozoya started a recent shift as a nurse manager for Carillon, Lubbock’s biggest senior home, at 7 a.m.For the next 12 hours, he triaged his duties, picking up the slack for the …
The smell of fresh-cut evergreens of different shapes and sizes permeated the air at Patton Christmas Trees in Dallas, where shoppers are expected to take home about a thousand trees in the coming …
Discussions about gender identity in schools are likely targets for the upcoming legislative session as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott alluded to his support for stopping such …
The Biden administration has approved plans to build the nation’s largest oil export terminal off the Gulf Coast of Texas, which would add 2 million barrels per day to the U.S. oil export …
An estimated 94% of people in the U.S. have been infected with the COVID-19 virus at least once, according to according to a new paper from researchers at Harvard’s School of Public Health.The big …
The American outbreak of avian influenza is officially the worst on record with 50.54 million dead birds, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The highly pathogenic virus was found at a …
Deal-hunting Americans shrugged off sky-high inflation on Black Friday, spending in record-breaking numbers online even as brick-and-mortar stores enjoyed the fading of COVID-19 concerns.Customers …
Delegates at the U.N. climate talks, which looked on the verge of collapse Saturday morning, quickly agreed on a historic deal to pay poorer countries for harm caused by global warming, before …
Recurring applications for U.S. unemployment benefits rose to the highest since February, suggesting that Americans who are losing their job are having more trouble finding a new one in a labor …
Recessions are more than just a slowing economy, volatile stock market and a bad spell of data. Behind the numbers and jargon are real people — and real livelihoods at stake.Think about the economy …
The IRS has some good news for workers who use traditional or Roth IRAs to save for retirement. In 2023, you’ll be able to contribute an additional $500 to either account. It’s the first increase …
The complaints, fears and angst surrounding changes at troubled tech giant Twitter began unraveling on its own platform by the very people who report the news — journalists.First it began when …
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