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It wasn’t Beto O’Rourke. But in the sleepiest branch of government — the judiciary — Texas Democrats cleaned up on Election Day, flipping the four influential state … more
A major mental health bill prioritized by the state's top leaders as a way to help prevent school shootings was partially revived late Tuesday night hours after it appeared to have been abruptly killed... more
DALLAS – A relative of the man who opened fire outside downtown Dallas' federal building this week warned the FBI in 2016 that he shouldn't be allowed to buy a gun because he was depressed and … more
A fight is brewing between Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Republicans on the State Board of Education over investment funds they manage to generate school funding. more
In a move that will likely prompt legal challenges, President Donald Trump’s administration announced Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security will implement a new policy that will … more
After exploring the idea and stirring worries and warnings from retired teachers and elected officials, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas opted Friday not to raise monthly ... more
Starting Nov. 1, McDonald’s customers will be able to satisfy their morning hunger with Triple Breakfast Stacks, a new breakfast sandwich with a secret menu flair. Triple Breakfast Stacks come … more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward prosecutors said Monday they have begun investigating last week's encounter in which deputies were recorded pepper-spraying, tackling and punching teens outside a … more

One by one, officials on the Williamson County Commissioners Court on Sunday gave their reasoning on why a proposal to fly pride and POW/MIA flags at county buildings was something they couldn’t vote in favor of. 

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Congressional leaders are just days away from a deadline to work out a compromise on a massive farm bill or risk a lapse in funding for crucial safety net programs used by thousands of Texas farmers. more
"Full House" star Lori Loughlin wants prosecutors to show their hand before she argues any major motions in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for the actress, her fashion designer … more

Around 600 people attended a showcase on Wednesday of future development plans for a slice of Cedar Park near a section of U.S. 183. 

The event was called “A Day in the Bell District” and its goal was to give residents an idea of what the completed development, extending across 52 acres near the section of U.S. 183 between Park Street and Brushy Creek Road, might feel like.

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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
NEW YORK – Lawyers for more than a dozen other media outlets, including the New York Daily News, will ask a Manhattan judge to keep open a court proceeding against disgraced movie mogul Harvey … more
Texas’ violent crime rate inched up slightly in 2017, continuing an upward trajectory that began in 2015. more
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday set the stage for a landmark civil rights decision next year on whether gay, lesbian and transgender employees are protected nationwide from being fired or … more
Gas prices across the Austin area fell another 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations. Prices 0.4 cents per gallon … 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
WASHINGTON – There's nothing like waiting until the last minute — as long as waiting doesn't make the problem worse. Therein lies the conundrum facing lawmakers and 2020 presidential … more
Three newly-elected council members were sworn in and Mayor Troy Hill outlined an ambitious list of goals he wants to accomplish in the coming year during the Leander City Council’s May 16 … more
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