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Back in the federal courthouse where most of an eight year-long case has played out, the fight over forcing Texas back under federal oversight of its mapmaking appeared to … more
The Texas House unanimously moved Thursday to repeal the tough-to-kill Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say traps low-income drivers in a cycle of debt. more
The much-discussed 'blue wave' never really came ashore, though many incumbents in longtime Republican strongholds like Williamson County felt the effects of a surge in Democrat voting. In … more
Texans who shop online could soon see purchase prices go up — filling the state treasury by roughly a half-billion dollars over the next two years — thanks to a proposed new mechanism … more
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke Tuesday evening in what appeared likely to be one of the closest U.S Senate races in Texas in decades. more
A bill before the Texas Senate seeks to prevent social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints. Supporters say it would protect the free exchange … more
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were neck and neck with their Democratic challengers throughout Tuesday night but eventually prevailed as election results poured in. more
Texas lawmakers are expected to debate a plan this week that would raise the taxes consumers pay when they go shopping in order to lower the taxes homeowners and business owners pay on their … more
When it comes to who or what is using up all that internet bandwidth out there, Netflix is the biggest of the big, according to a new report from research firm Sandvine, which said Netflix is … more
In January, when the Texas Legislature convenes for the 86th legislative session, the Republicans’ 95-55 advantage over the Democrats will shrink to 83-67... more
The Leander City Council approved the appointment of David Carroll as the city’s new assistant city manager during its Jan. 3 meeting. Carroll, a local real estate developer, will replace Tom … more
Gas prices in the Austin area dropped 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51/g this Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations. Gas prices in Austin were 9.3 cents … more
Ask a border lawmaker from Texas how much President Donald Trump’s decision to send the military to the U.S.-Mexico border will cost taxpayers, and the response could be a shrug of the shoulders. … more
Governor Abbott Appoints Cain And Chody To Advisory Committee to The Texas Board Of Criminal Justice On Offenders With Medical Or Mental ImpairmentsTexas Governor Greg Abbott last week appointed … more
The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday morning about whether Texas should be able to ban doctors from performing the most common second-trimester abortion procedure, called dilation and evacuation. more
As Texas’ Republican leadership calls for property tax cuts and a school finance overhaul, the Texas House on Monday pitched a bold proposal: Pump roughly $7 billion more state funds into public … more
Residents, community leaders and law enforcement from around the country stood together for the 35th annual National Night Out on Oct. 2.The city of Leander hosted 38 simultaneous block parties and … more
Gun-carrying civilian groups and border vigilantes have heard a call to arms in President Donald Trump’s warnings about threats to American security posed by caravans of Central American migrants... more
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers to provide immediate assistance to victims of various criminal and crisis circumstances including, but not limited to … more
Neighborhoods across Cedar Park, Leander and Round Rock are joining thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out event. This year’s NNO will be on Oct. 3, from 6 to 9 … more
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