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The announcement on Tuesday that Nikki Haley soon plans to step down as ambassador to the United Nations underscores the degree to which President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with advisers willing to press his nationalist "America first" agenda ... more
WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal's subpoena for six years of President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns. Now, Neal … more
If the Leander City Council adopts the proposed fiscal year 2019 budget as presented, homeowners in the city could see minimal change in their city tax bill despite rising property values. At … more
A hard-charging Hurricane Michael strengthened to a ferocious Category 4 storm overnight, with powerful winds reaching 145 mph as it heads toward the Florida Panhandle on track to strike somewhere near Panama City Wednesday afternoon. more
The City of Cedar Park's high-profile mixed use project, Destination: Bell Boulevard, has a master developer. The Cedar Park City Council voted unanimously to approve RedLeaf, LLC — the … more
Texas House members approved a bill late Friday night that would bar local governments from contracting with abortion providers and could keep Austin from supporting a low-income … more
Tumble Tech opened in 2015 in Cedar Park with the mission of providing area athletes an aerial sports sanctuary and a positive environment for kids. Recently, two of its young students, gymnasts Leah … more
A new probe reveals that Navy submarine sailors compiled a list of female crew members that ranked them according to their attractiveness level.The "rape list" comprised female sailors aboard the USS … more
Last October, Texas education officials told lawmakers they would likely owe the federal government $33 million for illegally decreasing funding for kids with disabilities. They reassured them it was … more
April is National Autism Awareness Month and two local families living with autism share what their lives look like, how their children might behave differently from other children, and how lack of … more
After months of controversy, the City of Volente has a new mayor.During a special called meeting on July 2, Village of Volente City Council appointed candidate Jana Nace as mayor following … more
A student at Cedar Park Middle School was diagnosed with whooping cough earlier this week and Leander ISD recommended parents check with a doctor to determine if their children were exposed to the … more
Less than 24 hours after the Texas House gave preliminary approval to a bill reducing the criminal penalties for Texans found to possess small amounts of marijuana, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared … more
Another attendance rezoning option cleared a milestone at the April 4 Leander ISD board meeting, with Scenario D being approved for presentation at a pair of community meetings this … more
Ahmir Johnson knows what can happen when people who look like him get in law enforcement’s crosshairs. The senior at Round Rock High School recalled hearing stories earlier this year of … more
A local business executive formed a team to conquer Mount Kilimajaro, raising $20,000 for charity in the process.David Lesniak, a resident of Northwest Austin who lives within the Leander ISD school … more
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
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