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Leander plans special meeting Monday to discuss City Manager Kent Cagle's employment

The Leander City Council plans to hold a special meeting Monday morning to discuss the employment of Leander City Manager Kent Cagle...

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High School Sports

Glenn softball optimistic after successful season

Glenn head softball coach Marissa Guzman heard it on the bus on the way back from the Grizzlies’ second-round playoff game: ‘We’ll get them next year.’ 

Professional Sports

Bold dominate Tulsa Roughnecks FC in U.S. Open Cup

Bold head coach Marcelo Serrano knew the risks of putting two aggressive forwards out for the first U.S. Open Cup game in Austin in four years. His decision paid off big time.

College Football
Four Glenn football players to continue careers in college Jeff Diaku didn’t know much about football when he first got to Glenn and after the first year he played, he wanted to quit. But something clicked at the end of his junior season.
Glenn standout Nate Hatter to walk on at Texas Nate Hatter has never been one to balk at the first sight of a challenge, but next chapter in his football career is undoubtedly going to be his biggest one yet. 
Houston hires Dana Holgorsen as head coach Dana Holgorsen was born and played college football in Iowa and he spent the last eight years at West Virginia, but he still thinks Houston is home. 
Houston fires Major Applewhite after two seasons Major Applewhite has been fired as Houston football coach after two seasons in charge of the Cougars, according to a release from the school. 
State & Region

Texas Senate passes bill to kill program that critics say can trap poor people in a cycle of debt

Texas may finally kill the widely unpopular Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say leaves low-income drivers with costly bills and without their licenses. A bill to end the program …

Movies

Jim Jarmusch isn't making a political statement with 'The Dead Don't Die'

CANNES, France — Leave it to Jim Jarmusch to put the dead in deadpan. The writer-director brings his trademark laid-back style and delight in subverting genre to "The Dead Don't Die," a …

Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones': 7 (possibly futile) hopes for Sunday's season finale

Spoiler alert: This column contains details about the fifth episode of the final season of "Game of Thrones." In case you haven't heard the faint screams emanating from your Twitter feed, the …

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School News

Vandegrift named one of Texas’ top high schools

Vandegrift High School is one of the top 100 high schools in Texas and part of the top 1000 in the nation, according to a newly released ranking of high schools. The list, created by U.S. News & …

Editorials
It is possible to fight sex trafficking, and these stories give us hope

When we think about a problem as terrible and widespread as sexual trafficking is in this world, we can be overwhelmed by the idea of confronting it. It is so big and so awful, what can any one …

When you fight fire with fire, everyone gets burned

The Trump economy powers on

20 years after Columbine, we live under the gun

Letters
LETTER: Mr. Hahn gets it wrong in his letter

Dear Editor,I read with interest the letter printed in last week’s paper by Mr. David Hahn, responding to a column by Carl Golden about President Trump’s treatment of the media. Here are my …

LETTER: Shriners should stop using animals in circuses

LETTER: Glad President Trump Calls the Media Out

Commentary
Faith Commentary
    • God’s providence means He has a plan for you

      The word “providence” comes from Latin “pro” (ahead) and “videre” (to see). Literally, to see ahead or to have knowledge of the …

    • What you take with you

      After months of evading the task, my wife and I finally sat down and updated our wills. I was the evader, actually. This subject had been on my …

    • Happy nobodies

      Thomas Edison. Marie Curie. Steve Jobs. Leonardo Da Vinci. Even for those of us who mostly slept through science class, we recognize these …

    • What would Jesus do?

      From the Rig Veda dated two thousand years before the birth of Christ: “From darkness lead me to light, from the unreal lead me to the real, …

    • Reform begins within

      Some of the best advice I received about writing came from a venerable source. It was a quote from Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain: …