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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
The Four Points area Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee Black team cheerleaders finished in first place at the national championships in Orlando, Florida last month. The Four Points Pop Warner Viper football … 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
A section of U.S. 183 in Leander was closed last Friday night after police say a man who intentionally walked into traffic was hit by the driver of a Ford F-650. The pedestrian, reported to be a … 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
Doing your taxes isn't just about placing the correct numbers in the boxes of a form and then, as many hope, collecting a refund. There's also how you feel about your taxes."It's a very emotional … 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
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
On a muggy Fourth of July night just outside Austin, Rep. Beto O’Rourke walked on stage wearing a light blue button-down, with a Texas-size American flag in the background. more
Outgoing Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday advised his counterpart in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to “listen more and talk less” during next year’s legislative … more
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