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Cedar Park Council approves Town Center development agreement; Town Center Park improvements planned

Two restaurants and an office building along with a new trailhead and a second sculpture garden for Town Center Park will be coming to Cedar Park's Town Center neighborhood under the new economic …

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Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given initial House approval

The Texas House has given preliminary approval to legislation that takes aim at critical race theory and would limit what public school students can be taught about the United States’ history …

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McNeil's Jarvis Anderson, Round Rock's Preston York highlight area results at State Track and Field meet

McNeil sophomore Jarvis Anderson came to the State Track & Field meet on Saturday with dreams of a podium.

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Jared Walsh’s four hits lead Angels’ rally over Astros

The inning technically began with a soft pop out by Mike Trout. It was the sound of Jared Walsh barreling up a baseball, however, that signaled the Angels’ rally was …

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Texas GOP’s voting restrictions bill could be rewritten behind closed doors after final House passage As opposition to Texas Republicans’ proposed voting restrictions continues to intensify, state lawmakers’ deliberations over the GOP priority legislation could soon go behind closed …
Bills to legalize casino gambling, sports betting stall in Texas Legislature Hopes that lawmakers would give voters the choice to legalize gambling in Texas just aren’t in the cards this year. Despite gambling interests throwing millions of dollars and …
Top political aide to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller arrested in alleged scheme to take money in exchange for hemp licenses The top political consultant to Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller was arrested Thursday on allegations that he participated in a scheme to solicit money and campaign contributions for state hemp …
Texas’ larger cities would face financial penalties for cutting police budgets under bill approved by House The Texas House on Friday passed a bill to financially penalize the state's largest cities if they cut their police budgets. The measure was sent to the Senate after two days of heated debate and …
Senate panel deadlocks on Democratic elections overhaul bill A Senate panel deadlocked on a Democratic bill to set federal standards on voting access, with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell leading a day-long effort to thwart legislation he …
Liz Cheney says Trump and supporters ‘at war with Constitution’ Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said former President Donald Trump and his loyalists are undermining democracy and risk inciting more violence by persisting in their false claim of a …
Hackers find easy prey as US ignores one warning after another The ransomware attack that shut down the nation’s biggest fuel pipeline prompted an all-too familiar question in the corridors of power in Washington and boardrooms across the country: Can …
Job openings in US surge to a record high 8.12 million U.S. job openings surged in March to a record high, underscoring the rapid increase in labor demand as vaccinations accelerate and states reopen their economies. The number of available positions …
Google selling users’ personal data despite promise, federal court lawsuit claims  Google is making a fortune by selling users’ personal information despite the company’s pledge that it never sells the data, a lawsuit filed this week claims. “Google promises …
Employers, governors push myth that unemployment checks keep lazy workers home In a rational world, employers desperate to fill jobs would do everything they could to make their workplaces seem attractive: They'd raise wages, offer bonuses and show themselves to be caring and …
Why April’s disappointing jobs report may not be so bad for Biden In a stunning surprise for forecasters, U.S. employers added only 266,000 new jobs in April, far below what most experts had predicted and a reminder that the future course of an …
Kashkari has ‘zero sympathy’ for Wall Street critics of Fed Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari said he has “zero sympathy” for critics on Wall Street, who slam the central bank’s aggressive support of the U.S. …
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