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The University of Texas System Board of Regents last Thursday unanimously voted to authorize its flagship university in Austin to arrange for a private group to construct and manage a new $338 … more
In Tuesday’s primary runoff election, Leander High School graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar defeated Cedar Park physician Christine Eady Mann to win the Democratic … more
Texans are divided on how Republican President Donald Trump is doing in the White House. Two years ago, Trump handily won the vote in Texas, 4.6 million votes to the 3.8 million who voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton.  more
After seven days of requiring residents in America's 11th largest city to boil water and warning them of a potential shortage without reduced consumption, Austin Water officially lifted its boil … more
Gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.97/g by New Year's Eve, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 stations in Austin. This compares with … more
Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke engaged in a fierce clash Friday night, exposing deep rifts — and a clear choice for Texas voters over immigration, police brutality, gun violence and the best way to deal with President Donald Trump ... more
Williamson County employee Deanna Vaters and her husband built a meticulously-decorated gingerbread replica of the Williamson County Annex in Cedar Park for the holidays. The county placed the … more
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday restored net neutrality rules in California that were repealed under the Trump administration, setting up a legal battle with the federal government ... more
Cedar Park's ongoing transit study moves into another phase in January, with the first of a series of public meetings scheduled for Jan. 16. at the Cedar Park Recreation Center. The city council … more
The 2014 farm bill expired Sunday, ending dozens of programs and putting others in a holding pattern until four key lawmakers either produce a replacement ... more
Round Rock's bustling downtown nightlife scene got a boost and then word of a possible bust in December.The city gave final approval to an ordinance extending from midnight until 2 a.m. the hours … more
Williamson County Commissioners Court will begin live streaming its weekly meetings with its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 12. The Travis County Commissioners Court already live streams its … more
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
A tiny fraction of Texas registered voters had an outsized impact on the May 22 runoffs. Here’s a look at what you need to know about Tuesday night’s election returns — and what … more
President Donald Trump on Monday lauded the new trade accord with Canada and Mexico as the most important ever for the United States and "a historic win" for American farmers, manufacturers and autoworkers. more
The Lower Colorado River Authority is accepting applications for grants for community projects throughout the month of January. Grants of up to $50,000 are available.Applications for the Community … more
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization chair Will Conley resigned earlier this week, noting that he plans to begin a "different chapter" in his professional career. "Over the past nine … more
A former secretary to a judge on Texas’ highest criminal court, a nine-member panel of Republicans, claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that she was fired for her Democratic-leaning … more
In its effort to make the airport security screening process faster, the Transportation Security Administration is employing new high-tech baggage scanners, facial-recognition cameras and … more
Leander ISD will name its 28th elementary school for the district’s former executive director of elementary curriculum, Nancy Tarvin. The school is tentatively set to open for the 2020-21 school … more
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