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BALTIMORE _ The first gathering of the nation's Catholic bishops since this summer's wave of anger and recrimination at the hierarchy's handling of clergy sex abuse opened Monday with a stunning … more
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38/g on Monday, Nov. 12, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with … more
Brad Holland, CEO of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center has announced that he will leave Cedar Park Regional Medical Center in December, 2018 to pursue a new professional opportunity. The hospital … more
President Donald Trump reportedly plans to stop financial aid to millions of Americans in Puerto Rico still dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The president believes, without … more
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority plans to increase tolls across its network of toll roads beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The increases, scheduled to range from 1-3 cents per toll booth on … more
Brian Malik Baptiste, known just as “Malik,” is a 2014 graduate of Leander High School and a budding musician known for his proficient sound layering ability.Baptiste was in the process of making … 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
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
Leander, Cedar Park and Round Rock will join forces with the City of Austin to manage an expansion of the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater System. The expansion, approved unanimously on Oct. 18, sets … 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
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
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
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
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
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
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were neck and neck with their Democratic challengers throughout Tuesday night but eventually prevailed as election results poured in. more
Judge Edna Staudt was presented the 2018 Glenn Shepard Servant Leadership Award on Oct. 30 in the Williamson County Precinct 2 Courtroom by Tony Moline, president and CEO of the Cedar Park Chamber of … 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
In January, when the Texas Legislature convenes for the 86th legislative session, the Republicans’ 95-55 advantage over the Democrats will shrink to 83-67... more
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke Tuesday evening in what appeared likely to be one of the closest U.S Senate races in Texas in decades. more
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