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"Disappointed" House accepts Senate's changes to school finance bill

After three hours of private negotiations and almost two hours of public debate Tuesday, the Texas House decided to agree with the Senate's decision to strip funding and reforms from a school finance … more

Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Republican governors meeting in Austin

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Austin next week to address Republican governors' yearly meeting, according to the group.  Pence, the former Indiana governor, will deliver a speech Nov. 15 … more

Proposed stormwater drainage solution needed, Cedar Park residents say

When Tropical Storm Hermine pummeled Cedar Park with 12 hours of nonstop rain  in 2010, Susan Light and Roger Young found their home trapped in a funnel collecting stormwater runoff from … more

Congress is eyeing big Medicaid cuts. Here’s why it matters to Texas families.

As Republicans debate health care reform, there is one issue on the mind of many Texas families: Medicaid reform. more

Lena Elizabeth Brown

Lena Elizabeth Brown was arrested and charged with theft from the Wal-Mart store on Walton Way in Cedar Park. more

Obituary: Kenneth Odell Werline

Kenneth Odell Werline was born March 25, 1948 in Courtney, Okla. and passed away Feb. 17, 2017 in Moore, Okla.  Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ima Bell (Farrow) Werline, and brother Randy Werline.Survivors include his … more

What it means for Texas colleges if Trump targets affirmative action

For about a year starting in June 2016, the practice of affirmative action in Texas university admissions seemed secure. The University of Texas at Austin won a U.S. Supreme Court case on the … more

Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – from rural central California to the boroughs of New York City, were exposed to potentially unsafe water more … more

With no state-approved textbooks, Texas ethnic studies teachers make do

When 16-year-old Adán Zylberberg was in need of a book about Malcolm X for an ethnic studies project, Elizabeth Close handed him a copy of "Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography," which brought to life … more

Flags for vets

I’m going to use my space this week to brag on a friend of mine. more

Ride-hailing nonprofit struggles to survive in Austin

RideAustin, one of several small companies that started operations in Austin last year after Uber and Lyft left the city, is now seeing its ridership cut in half since the two returned to town. more

Considering a bond election

In January, the LISD Board of Trustees formed the 2017 Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) to study the district’s present and future facility, technology and ancillary needs. The intent of this committee is to help the Board determine whether it is … more

Cedar Park Council considers ordinance prohibiting drones over events

The Cedar Park City Council is considering an ordinance prohibiting the flying of unmanned aircraft, frequently called drones, over special events in the city. more

Gov. Abbott slams House, doesn't rule out second special session

Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House — particularly Speaker Joe Straus — for the shortcomings of the special session and left the door open to calling another one. "I’m … more

Texas A&M outlasts Arkansas is overtime in Arlington

Death. Taxes. Texas A&M and Arkansas going to overtime at Jerryworld. more

Cedar Park boys finish 3rd at cross country state meet

Travian Holst’s 100th straight day of running ended with some hardware. 

Holst individually finished 21st overall with a time of 15:54.07, helping the Cedar Park boys’ cross country team finish in third place at the UIL state cross country meet Saturday morning at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. 

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Vandegrift performs at Midwest Clinic

The Vandegrift High School percussion ensemble performed in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the Midwest International Clinic and Conference in Chicago over winter break.

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Texas voters wary of making changes to the U.S. Constitution

Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature proposal to get the states together to revise the U.S. Constitution is a nonstarter with most Texas voters, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune … more

Free kick perfection

Abby Schraeder, center, scored a perfect free kick to tie the game, but Rouse lost to Aledo 3-2 in extra time Thursday afternoon at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown. more

City of Jonestown CUP Brinigar Request

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Jonestown will be holding a public hearing to consider a request by Stephen Brinigar for a Conditional Use Permit in accordance with Chapter 14: Zoning Code, Sec. 14.02.081(b)(7) … more
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