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Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin are the only Texas schools to rank in the top 50 nationwide, according to rankings released today from U.S. News & World report ... more
The Leander City Council approved a rezoning request for the Chapman Parks development on Thursday night. The council also accepted a landowner petition to allow developers to create a financing … more
On a rainy day last week, a few dozen students were working in the back wing of Hays High School, carefully crafting updos on mannequins in the school’s salon … more
An early projection has Texas decreasing state funding to public education, and largely using local taxes to fill the gap. more
Weather forecasts calling for the possibility of snow and ice early next week has TxDOT gearing up to pretreat area roadways this weekend. more
A federal judge has rejected a race-based challenge to the way Texans fill seats on the state’s highest courts. more
Beto O’Rourke came close — but no cigar. In one of the nation’s closest-watched elections, Beto O’Rourke lost a tight race to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. But Texas Democrats … more
The Cedar Park City Council Thursday approved expanding the scope of an ongoing independent review of its police department to include its patrol division. more
Two mayoral candidates in Leander will head to a runoff, while three women vying for council seats won election in that city. In Cedar Park, Corbin Van Arsdale handily won the mayoral race over challenger Bob Cornelius... more
A program meant to help underserved populations enroll in and navigate the federal health insurance marketplace has slashed millions in funds for grassroots Texas groups, according to the agency that manages the program. more
President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo expressed confidence Wednesday that the Saudi government could be trusted to investigate the disappearance and … more
The Texas congressional delegation is poised to lose significant clout on Capitol Hill after the Democrats on Tuesday took control of the U.S. House and Texas voters … more
A Hispanic or black child in Texas is three times as likely to live in poverty than a white child. Hispanic and black households face a gap of tens of thousands of dollars ... more
By the end of Election Day, the political maps of the state’s suburban and swing counties had a peculiar blue tint. The blue washed over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and crept up on … more
Amber Guyger, the off-duty Dallas officer who shot and killed a man in his apartment last week, may be treated as a civilian, not police, under the law ... more
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte for physically assaulting a reporter on the eve of a special election last year. Addressing a rally in … more
Fourteen of the 35 gay, bisexual and transgender candidates who ran for office in Texas during the midterms claimed victory Tuesday night — a 40 percent success rate in deep-red Texas … more
A winter storm watch was issued for the Austin area for Monday night that will bring a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow with icy roads likely. more
The state’s budget situation improves as the financial load on Texas property owners increases. That makes for noisy and gnarly politics. more
Texas' decision to spend $33.3 million less on students with disabilities in 2012 will likely cost it millions in future federal funding after a Wednesday afternoon 5th U.S. Circuit Court of … more
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