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Long-winding Texas voting rights litigation spotlights Gov. Greg Abbott's role

Days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the scene that played out among the Greater Arlington Missionary Baptist Church’s wooden pews was, in some ways, reminiscent of the civil rights movement … more

WilCo animal shelter needs to find homes for 100 cats in 3 days

For the first time in years, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has too many cats in need of adoptive or foster homes, officials announced Wednesday. more

How Texans can get help if they’ve experienced sexual harassment at work

Former lawmakers and legislative aides have told The Texas Tribune that sexual harassment regularly goes unchecked at the state Capitol. more

Federal judge says Texas still needs oversight to fix its "broken" foster care system

A federal judge has ruled Texas will continue to need oversight of how it cares for vulnerable children, even after sweeping legislative changes last year. In a 116-page opinion, U.S. District … more

Leander public library receives grant

Leander public library receives grantStaff ReportsThe Leander Public Library will begin a new program aimed at creating a national discussion about reading, thanks to a $2,000 grant from the American … more

For a second year, Women's March draws thousands across Texas

In cities across Texas, thousands marched on Saturday in support of women’s rights and to protest President Donald Trump one year after his inauguration.  Dallas and Austin saw … more

Leander Old Town Street Festival this weekend

Leander’s popular annual outdoor festival, the Old Town Street Festival, opens in downtown Leander on Friday, May 18. Local and national artisans will bring handmade crafts and country music stars … more

Cedar Park family physician seeks to unseat Congressman Carter

A popular Cedar Park family physician, who calls herself "a no name upstart," is campaigning hard for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 31st District and has set her sights on defeating entrenched GOP Congressman John Rice Carter in next … more

Texas panel set to discuss school finance fix. Can they iron out lawmakers’ disagreements?

The Texas Commission on Public School Finance will meet for the first time Tuesday morning as it starts to develop legislative recommendations for overhauling a rundown system for funding public … more

Voters to decide congressional races in runoff Tuesday

Two Democrats will face off in next Tuesday’s primary runoff election seeking the nomination to challenge longtime incumbent Republican John Carter of District 31. Carter’s district encompasses … more

New Texas law allows merchants to decline card purchases without ID

A law that takes effect in January will allow Texas merchants to ask for photo identification for credit and debit card purchases – and turn down transactions if a buyer won’t show it. The aim … more

Cedar Park and Leander police collecting toys for Blue Santa program

Area police collecting toys for Blue Santa program more

Why are Texas' smaller utilities not cleaning up drinking water?

Several recent national studies have found that dozens of public utilities in Texas supply tens of thousands of people with drinking water that contains illegal levels of … more

Alamo Drafthouse coming to Cedar Park

The top-rated movie theater in country will open a new location in Cedar Park as a part of the city’s first mixed-use development. The Cedar Park City Council last week unanimously approved an … more

Senate education chair: House school finance plan "not a long-term solution"

The Texas Senate's education chairman said Tuesday that he would not accept a House proposal to put $1.8 billion into public schools … more

Kevin Eltife joined the UT System as an outspoken critic. Now he might reshape it.

When former state senator Kevin Eltife was appointed last year to the University of Texas System Board of Regents, he arrived with an attitude shared by many of his old colleagues: … more

Leander considers special permits for classic car shop, food truck bar

A Leander junkyard wants to change its image. Property owners in north Leander want to bring food trucks to town. The City of Leander will hear public comments on both proposals at their meeting … more

Josh Abbott Band to headline Leander's Liberty Fest

The Leander City Council was told Thursday that Texas country music star Josh Abbott will headline next month's Liberty Fest, the city's annual Independence Day celebration. Council members were briefed on plans for the event by Leander Parks and … more

Are lawmakers' business ties with public entities a conflict of interest?

Like most higher education institutions, Houston Community College officials had a lot they wanted state legislators to do for them in Austin earlier this year … more

City officials prepare for Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas Gulf Coast, officials in Northwest Austin and Williamson County are organizing and preparing for heavy rainfall and floods. more
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