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In report, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasts economic growth, record unemployment

The state of our state is strong, Gov. Greg Abbott pledged in a report released Monday. The 42-page “Report to the People of Texas,” which highlights the status of … more

Bombing suspect dead

After holding the greater Austin area at bay for nearly three weeks, police report the suspect in a series of bombings killed himself early Wednesday morning. Austin Interim Police Chief Brian … more

Check your TxTag accounts. There's been errors reported in statements, company says

Some TxTag users are reporting incorrect account statements in what appears to be a technical glitch, according to a statement from the highway digital toll company. The company said it has been working with EZTag and TollTag to have the toll … more

New allegations in border fence lawsuit: racketeering, bribes and money laundering

The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in McAllen. Amid surf and turf and expensive scotch, a Hidalgo County official said he would meet with … more

Cedar Park Media and Communications Office earns awards

The Cedar Park's Media and Communications Office has won six top awards for its community outreach and education efforts during the past year. more

At Koch network retreat, Cornyn acknowledges a need for a tax reform sales job

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, acknowledged last Saturday that Republicans will need to fight to sell their tax overhaul that was recently signed into law by President … more

Camp Bow Wow seeking permit to open in Cedar Park

The Cedar Park City Council is considering a request for a special use zoning permit by a nationally known, high tech, pet friendly dog boarding operation. Camp Bow Wow has asked the Cedar Park Council for the permit for the new business after … more

Cedar Park Council approves Korean War statue for Veterans Memorial Park

The Cedar Park Council approved an agreement to commission the installation of a Korean War statue at Veterans Memorial Park at their Thursday meeting. The sculpture of a U.S. Marine who fought in … more

Does business group's use of "dark money" for its political action committee follow state ethics rules?

The Texas Association of Business, the state’s de facto chamber of commerce, hasn’t been reluctant to talk about its opposition to last year’s “bathroom bill” that … more

Texting and driving ban enforced statewide

As authorities gear up for the start of Labor Day weekend, a new statewide law banning texting and driving took effect Friday, Sept. 1. more

Analysis: In Texas elections, size matters

The two big political parties are often presented as equals, each in position at any given time to prevail in an election … more

Cedar Park City Council votes to extend Brushy Creek trail system

The Cedar Park City Council agreed to spend up to $50,000 for a plan to extend the city’s 22-mile network of trails near Brushy Creek at its Jan. 25 meeting. more

Amazon acquires Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Austin-based health foods grocer Whole Foods Market is being acquired by online retail giant Amazon for more than $13 billion, the companies announced Friday. The deal has Amazon acquiring Whole Foods at $42 per share, including their net debt; … more

Driver alleged to have intentionally hit dog in Cedar Park

Cedar Park police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who didn’t slow down after injuring a dog on Thursday.Jennifer Gurgevich was visiting friends in Cedar Park for the Easter holiday when her dog,Gunner, got out from where they were staying and … more

‘Leander is never silent on what matters’ mayor says during final city address

The City of Leander is ready to move into a bold new chapter of development and growth and build upon its previous accomplishments, Mayor Chris Fielder said Tuesday during his final State of the City address.  more

Proposed Mixed-Use Development

A rendering of a proposed mixed-use development, the first of its kind for Cedar Park, was presented at the April 13 city council meeting. more

Federal judge says again, Texas voter ID law is discriminatory

AUSTIN — U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi on April 10 ruled the State of Texas has failed to prove that the voter identification law was not written with discriminatory intent and purpose.The ruling came in response to a … more

Freebirds World Burrito opens in Cedar Park

One of Austin’s soulful fast-casual burrito restaurants has come to roost in Cedar Park’s Parke retail center. more

Volunteers needed for Port Arthur cleanup days

Austin Disaster Relief Network organizers are looking for volunteers for major cleanup days in Texas coastal city of Port Arthur, where as many as 1,000 homes are still in need of repairs after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. 


Austin Dog Alliance therapy dogs comfort families, veterans

There’s proven, chemical evidence of the positive bond that forms between a dog and its human owner. The same feel-good hormonal chemical released when people fall in love that leads to bonding — oxytocin — is released in both dogs and humans … more
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