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Texas' homeless youth slip through cracks of disjointed support system, new report says

Gage Kemp was 17 when he first became homeless. “The home I grew up in, there was a lot of drug abuse and violence, and I got bullied a lot,” Kemp said. more

Texas attorney general says it's illegal for schools to bus kids to polling places

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an official, nonbinding opinion Wednesday saying school districts cannot drive students to polling places unless the trip serves an educational … more

Toyota of Cedar Park dealership opens

At the grand opening of Toyota of Cedar Park, organizers rolled out the red carpet for an evening of food, drinks and live music celebrating the new car dealership Tuesday, June 6.A ribbon cutting ceremony with remarks from dealership executives … more

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

After 2015 legalization, Texans may be able to buy medical cannabis oil by January

In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed the first bill allowing any growing or sale of marijuana in Texas. The Texas Compassionate Use Act legalized the selling … more

Pair of prom queens crowned at Leander High School

Abby Cano, a Leander High School senior and Downs Syndrome student, says she will always remember when Keilany Solano gave her a hug at the 2017 prom. But if she forgets, the prom queen tiara that Solano also passed on to her will be a … more

Cedar Park considers waste diversion initiatives

While Austin rolls out the next phase of their neighborhood composting program, Cedar Park officials and residents are considering adopting zero-waste initiatives and policies. more

White nationalist rally at Texas A&M to feature Richard Spencer; counter protest planned

As the nation watched tension between white nationalists and counter protestors turn violent Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, worries began to emerge that the discord would come to a Texas … more

Hurricane recovery efforts continue with much still to do

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, … more

Leander Library celebrates 30 years

With 30 years of serving Leander’s curious minds, the Leander Public Library will be celebrating its anniversary with a holiday open house, Saturday, Dec. 2. more

Texas Republican executive committee censures House Speaker Joe Straus

The State Republican Executive Committee voted to censure Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, on Saturday, dinging the outgoing state leader for standing in the way of the party leadership … more

Texans have one week left to register to vote in time for the 2018 primaries

Texans have one week left to register to vote in time for the 2018 primaries By Rishika Dugyala January 29, 2018 Texas will host the first statewide primaries of 2018 on March 6 and, with the … 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

MJ Hegar holds event in Coupland to officially kick off campaign for Congress

Joined by a cheering crowd of friends and supporters, Mary Jennings Hegar, the decorated Afghanistan war hero and author, officially kicked off her campaign Saturday for the District 31 congressional seat currently held by a longtime incumbent. more

Making spirits bright: 72,000 lights illuminate Heritage Oak Tree in Cedar Park

All at once, tens of thousands of white lights wrapped around a century-old oak tree lit up at Heritage Oak Park on a warm Dec. 1 evening in Cedar Park. more

LISD introduces program to address mental health issues

Five Leander ISD students have taken their own lives since the school year began. The district is taking proactive steps to address this issue with a program to help equip parents, students and community members with tools to identify individuals … more

TxDOT to launch traffic study of Parmer Lane in Cedar Park

The Texas Department of Transportation will be conducting a traffic study of Parmer Lane this month in Cedar Park, officials said. 

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Texas Senate passes bill to allow people to vote on whether a city can annex them

No filibuster was going to kill annexation reform in the Texas Senate this time around. The Senate on Wednesday tentatively passed Senate Bill 6, which would allow residents of areas up for … more

Disabled Texans say bathroom bill could further complicate their lives

For Octavio Armendariz, using the bathroom while he’s home is no big deal. When the autistic eight-year-old is out in public with his mom, it’s a different story … more

Leander ISD Trustees move forward with District of Innovation plan

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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