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The Texas Health and Human Services Commission won’t fight an auditor coming through their doors — in fact, they welcome it. That’s what Charles Smith, executive commissioner … more
The state of Texas plans to install air conditioning in a notoriously hot prison after reaching a settlement with inmates in a federal class action lawsuit, an attorney for the inmates said … more
After arguing its case in a federal appeals court Wednesday, Texas will soon know whether its decision to spend $33.3 million less on students with disabilities in 2012 will cost it millions in future federal funding. more
The government’s seemingly sluggish response to Hurricane Harvey has been a headache for Land Commissioner George P. Bush, whose office plays a major role in getting Texans back into damaged … more
The White House plans to withdraw its controversial nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, according to two administration officials briefed on the matter … more
The federal government can't enforce in Texas a rule limiting the use of criminal background checks in hiring, a federal judge in Lubbock ruled Thursday. As part of a years-long legal quest to … more
The Texas economy is growing healthily, but that doesn’t mean state budget writers will have more money at their disposal next year, state officials said Tuesday … more
In the wake of a scathing federal report last month blasting Texas for excluding thousands of students from special education, a wave of accusations has rolled through the state's education … more

As a rare downpour of fluffy white snow fell throughout Texas, Ryan was one of several Leander ISD employees who drove the 200-square miles of the district roadways to personally survey weather conditions before making a final decision about any cancellation or delay for Friday Dec. 8.

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A U.S. Department of Labor proposal that could change how workers in Texas and the rest of the nation receive tips is facing greater scrutiny after a report revealed the department withheld an … more

Area students could get out of school a week earlier starting with the 2018-19 school year if Leander ISD follows through on pursuing an exemption that allows the school year to start and end a week earlier than the current calendar. 

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After hearing tales of shady dealing and criminal charges being filed against Texans who fall into the crosshairs of rent-to-own companies, the chairman of the state House Business and Industry … more
BC-HEALTHCARE-COST:MS _ business (800 words) Cost of family health coverage nears $20,000 in US (HAS TRIM) more
Aurora Grimes is a familiar sight for anyone visiting Leander High School. She’s usually near the front of the building, but students and teachers alike see her regularly throughout each school … more
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to uphold all but one of the state's political districts, a three-judge federal panel in San Antonio on Tuesday ordered that the state's maps should stay in … more
Texas gave its school districts their first official grades Wednesday, fueling the fire of a years-long political debate over whether an A-F rating system will help parents determine the best … more
Gasoline prices in the Austin area have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63 per gallon on Sunday, Oct. 7, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This … more
The Williamson County tax assessor is urging residents to protect themselves when purchasing a used vehicle this holiday season, especially from online sources such as Craigslist.  more
A new trade deal the United States reached earlier this month with Mexico and Canada will tamp down uncertainty for American farmers and manufacturers ... more
While Leander officers have been wearing L3 Mobile Vision brand body cameras since 2014, the current system’s software and hardware can be unreliable. more
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