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Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been fired after the fatal shooting of Botham Jean, an unarmed black man in his apartment. more
Texas’ violent crime rate inched up slightly in 2017, continuing an upward trajectory that began in 2015. more
With the May 14 deadline to submit appeals to the newly released flood insurance rate map (FIRM) approaching, the City of Leander is making an appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on … more
The morning of Oct. 2, 2017 was not the first time that India Landry, a senior at Windfern High School outside Houston, refused to stand when the Pledge of Allegiance came on over the intercom. more
The Shrine Circus has returned to H-E-B Center at Cedar Park with six performances scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. The Ben Hur Shriners will host the Carden Circus, the only … more
Hate crimes rose in the U.S. by more than 17 percent in 2017, the third straight year that such prejudice-motivated attacks have risen, according to a report the FBI released Tuesday. It is the … more
 A longtime Williamson County employee retired late last month. Senior Director of Emergency Services John Sneed, a 36-year county employee, officially retired on April 26, just two days … more
Forty years ago, on January 21, 1978, the rural community of Leander voted to incorporate as the City of Leander. At the time the new city's population was just over 300. Leander's first mayor Joe … more
Cedar Park has a new mayor and a pair of candidates will head to a runoff election for Leander mayor. Voters also elected three new council members in each of the cities and passed 29 of 30 total … more
"Learning needs to be fun. That’s the predominant philosophy behind the Goddard School,” according to Butch Aggen, owner of the Cedar Park school. more
The University of Texas at Austin is looking into an accusation that state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, sent sexually explicit material to a graduate student ... more
In the face of a sexual harassment allegation, state Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, has hired two Austin attorneys and denied ... more
H-E-B has issued a product recall of H-E-B branded Cranberry Turkey Salad products. The recall affects those products with a sell-by date of March 19 or earlier because of potentially … more
Maria, an immigrant from Mexico, spends most of her time tending to her sick husband, Gerardo. After a stroke nearly killed him in 2011 ... more
Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee for governor, swung away at Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in their first and only debate Friday evening ... more
A mother offers to buy her son's textbooks and pay for a tutor, promising not to reduce her financial support for his education. more
The head of the Federal Communications Commission got on his high horse this week and told phone companies they better do something about robocalls. Or else."Combating illegal robocalls is our top … more
For the third time in the last year, a sitting state senator is facing an allegation of sexual misconduct. And for the third time in the last year, the Senate has had the same response: Do nothing — at least at first. more
“So you’re getting pulled over...” The Texas Education Agency has sent school districts the educational material to teach high schoolers how to properly interact with law enforcement during traffic stops. more
The next vaccine fight could be coming to a daycare near you.Texans for Vaccine Choice, a group focused on anti-vaccine policy, says it has received hundreds of calls and emails from parents of … more
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