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Four years later, Texas still not drug testing unemployment benefit applicants (video)

In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed a law allowing for the drug testing of certain out-of-work Texans applying for unemployment. Republicans say politics is the reason they haven't been able to … more

Cedar Park and Leander city offices, services observe Thanksgiving hours

City offices and services in Cedar Park and Leander will be closed this week to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. more

Open for business: Leander’s Hero Way West project complete

Leander and WilCo officials and project partners celebrated the completion of Hero Way West by cutting a ribbon in the center lane of the street near Cherry Creek Catfish, Monday, Nov. 20. more

Amid blowback over accounting maneuver, TxDOT drops financing idea for several toll projects

State transportation leaders said late Thursday they will drop plans for using an accounting maneuver to get around a constitutional prohibition on some toll projects. more

Texas leaders call for training on sexual harassment — but can't require it for lawmakers

Top Texas lawmakers have called for reviews of sexual harassment policies at the state Capitol following reports detailing how current procedures ... more

Cedar Park HS marching band wins state championship, Rouse HS places ninth

After a long season of after-school rehearsals, choreography training and music practice, two LISD marching bands made state history placing in the the top 10 at the UIL Class 5A Marching Band Contest at the Alamodome, Nov. 8.

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In Austin, Pence makes pitch for "across the board" tax cuts

Vice President Mike Pence pressed the White House's case for a major tax code overhaul by the end of the year during a speech Wednesday ... more

Williamson County Sheriff's Office to host church security summit

WilCo Sheriff’s Office places of worship security summit When: 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19 Where: Celebration Church , 601 Westinghouse Rd. in Georgetown. more

Capital Highlights: Hurricane Harvey debris removal funding gains approval

Gov. Greg Abbott and leaders of the Texas Legislature on Nov. 9 announced the approval of $90 million in emergency state funding to help Hurricane Harvey disaster-declared counties pay for the removal of debris. 

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Cedar Park gathers feedback for Bell Boulevard project

More than 150 Cedar Park residents took part in the city’s “Heart of Bell Boulevard” community workshop, where city staff provided an update on plans for the roadway and the proposed 52 acre mixed-use development. more

After Sutherland Springs shooting, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn files bill on background checks

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced the release of bipartisan legislation Thursday aimed at strengthening the federal background check database ... more

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 leaders call for reviews of Capitol sexual harassment policies

Texas leaders are calling for a review of sexual harassment policies at the state Legislature following a Texas Tribune story detailing ... more

Williamson County commissioners vote no on explanatory plaque for Confederate statue

Williamson County commissioners voted 4-1 to not take action on applying for a explanatory history plaque that would be placed next to a statue of a Confederate soldier near the county courthouse at their Nov. 14 meeting. more

He thought he had a free court-appointed lawyer. Then he got a bill for $10,000

After Kelly Unterburger and his girlfriend were pulled over for speeding in 2011, a state trooper searched the car ... more

At the Texas Capitol, victims of sexual harassment must fend for themselves

Disgust overwhelmed her when she felt his tongue on her hand. A Capitol staffer, she had been at a large party celebrating the end of a legislative session a few years ago ... more

Candidate filing opens for 2018 elections in Texas

The 2018 election season is officially underway in Texas. Candidate filing began Saturday for next year's March 6 primaries ... more

Cedar Park Veterans Day parade and ceremony planned

The City of Cedar Park will pay tribute to the men and women in uniform, past and present, with the Veterans Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. more

Austin-based deals app expands to Cedar Park area

An Austin-based, deal finding app recently expanded its services to the Cedar Park area, where local businesses are hosting specialized deals. Skout Deals is a location-based app that can help users … more

With no state-approved textbooks, Texas ethnic studies teachers make do

When 16-year-old Adán Zylberberg was in need of a book about Malcolm X for an ethnic studies project, Elizabeth Close handed him a copy of "Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography," which brought to life … more
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