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Leander schools hosted this year's Thanksgiving festivities through the help of 336 district-wide parent volunteers, after a semester of staffing shortages in departments like the cafeteria.

Wheels & Warriors, an annual charity car, truck and bike show to benefit military, first responders, their families and those in need, was held at Haute Spot in Cedar Park on Saturday, Sept. 25. more
The shrinking paychecks and job losses of 2020 could prove a bit helpful now, as college students and families make a pitch for financial aid for the 2022-23 school year. Smaller incomes, after … more
It was 20 years ago — a full generation — that terrorists flew passenger planes full of people into the Pentagon and the World Trades towers. And, on that day, it all changed.Where were you on … more
Joey Chestnut better start scarfing nuts and berries. That may help counteract the nearly 46 hours he may have lopped off his life by gulping a winning 76 hot dogs at this year’s … more
Elizabeth Groenweghe got a kidney transplant 14 years ago. She now takes several medications to prevent her body from rejecting her transplant organ. But these medications also weaken her immune … more
Just as airlines are trying to get back to normal, new fears might keep many travelers off the jetway. Given the rampant spread of COVID-19 variants and a spate of summer … more
Soon, Apple announced recently, it will enable doctors to monitor health data from their patients’ phones and watches between visits, part of the push into health care that Tim Cook, … more
Advocates are citing growing mental health concerns during the pandemic and the implementation of a 2020 law for a new national suicide hotline as reasons to attach suicide … more
An epochal new report from the world’s top climate scientists warns that the planet will warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius in the next two decades without drastic moves to eliminate greenhouse gas … more
Andrea Mosterman, an associate professor of history at the University of New Orleans, was already dismayed that she had to wait three days to secure a COVID-19 test at a Walgreens near her home after … more
Peyton Thetford straddles two Americas. Inside the intensive care unit at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, the 27-year-old nurse has witnessed a dramatic … more
WASHINGTON — High unemployment experienced by Black and Hispanic women throughout the pandemic will persist long after it is over unless the federal government and employers take targeted … more
The cotton's gone. The alfalfa barely exists. "Can you even call this a farm?" asked Nancy Caywood, standing on a rural stretch of land her Texas grandfather settled nearly a century … more
A population equivalent to that of Germany — 83 million people — could be killed by 2100 because of rising temperatures caused by greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a new study that … more
America’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is around 60% for ages 12 and up. That’s not enough to reach so-called herd immunity, and in states like Missouri — where a number of counties … more
Back to school sales should get a boost after millions of families banked their first monthly advance for the child tax credit in July. Another monthly payment is around the corner come Aug. 13, … more
As the car pulled into her driveway, Lauren expected to find her daughters’ play and home school room more organized when she entered her home. Instead, she walked into an entirely new house filled … more
How many times have you been frustrated by finding pesky insects busily chewing away on the lovely flowers or vegetables you planted? Pests like aphids and stink bugs can certainly do … more
For the first time in eight decades, fewer than 50% of Americans say they belong to a church, synagogue or mosque amid an ongoing steep decline in religious attendance ... more
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