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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

Ride-hailing nonprofit struggles to survive in Austin

RideAustin, one of several small companies that started operations in Austin last year after Uber and Lyft left the city, is now seeing its ridership cut in half since the two returned to town. more

Cedar Park selects New Hope Drive project engineer

The Cedar Park City Council authorized the next step toward designing the planned expansion for New Hope Drive to reach Sam Bass Road, at their Sept. 28 meeting. more

Community members assist driver, flip overturned van

About a dozen people in Cedar Park flipped an overturned van upright at the Bell Blvd. and Cypress Creek Rd. intersection following a traffic accident Wednesday evening, police said. more

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 — … 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

Christine Eady Mann suspends campaign

Dr. Christine Eady Mann, the first Democratic candidate to officially announce their bid for the 31at District Congressional seat in the 2018 elections, said Sunday she is suspending her campaign indefinitely. more

First Texas Gold Star monument to be dedicated in Cedar Park Saturday

A monument honoring Central Texas families who have lost loved ones to military service is planned to be placed at Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Park, Saturday, Sept. 23. more

Capital Metro President and CEO Linda Watson announces retirement

Linda Watson, Capital Metro president and CEO, announced she will retire at the end of year after seven years as head of the region’s transportation agency. more

Mike Collier says he's Dan Patrick's 'Worst Nightmare"

Houston accountant Mike Collier, a graduate of Georgetown High School and the University of Texas in Austin, held a rally in Round Rock Saturday to announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor of … more

Texas is putting troubled nursing homes on notice

Texas nursing homes beware: The state’s tolerance for mistakes is dropping fast. In September, a new state law takes effect that will make it more difficult for long-term care facilities cited … more

Is Texas handing over my voting data to the federal government?

Hey, Texplainer: Is Texas handing over my voting data to the federal government? 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

Council orders independent investigation on police actions in Kelley case

The Cedar Park City Council ordered an independent investigation into the police department's handling of the Greg Kelley investigation at Thursday's meeting. more

Hurricane Harvey down to Tropical Storm, rainfall, flooding still a risk

As of 1 p.m. today, Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm, however, the rainfall and flooding remains a threat and could continue for several days. more

Woof Worries

A proposed pet boarding facility off Whitestone Blvd. in Cedar Park has nearby community members concerned the 250-capacity “pet resort” will create a headache from the barking. more

Dyslexia Decoded

Cami Cox, a dyslexic student at Baylor University, says Dr. Seuss books are still a challenge.  But undaunted, she will return this August as a sophomore and put in extra time to decipher … more

‘Sanctuary city’ bill passes in Texas House

During his “State of the State” address on Jan. 31, Governor Greg Abbott declared legislation banning so-called “sanctuary cities” to be one of his top priorities and an emergency item, saying: “Elected officials don’t get to pick and … more

U.S. Supreme Court ruling could imperil Texas sex offender rules

Texas rules barring some sex offenders from using certain websites were thrown into jeopardy Monday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a similar statute in North Carolina violates the … more

Beermakers' efforts to get Abbott's veto go flat

House Bill 3287, which Gov. Greg Abbott didn't veto, will force larger breweries to pay a distributor to deliver their beer — even if they're delivering it to on-site taprooms just yards away from where it's produced. more
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