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Fourteen of the 35 gay, bisexual and transgender candidates who ran for office in Texas during the midterms claimed victory Tuesday night — a 40 percent success rate in deep-red Texas … more
Outgoing Texas House Speaker Joe Straus on Wednesday advised his counterpart in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to “listen more and talk less” during next year’s legislative … more
Texas' decision to spend $33.3 million less on students with disabilities in 2012 will likely cost it millions in future federal funding after a Wednesday afternoon 5th U.S. Circuit Court of … more
By the end of Election Day, the political maps of the state’s suburban and swing counties had a peculiar blue tint. The blue washed over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and crept up on … more
The Texas congressional delegation is poised to lose significant clout on Capitol Hill after the Democrats on Tuesday took control of the U.S. House and Texas voters … more
Beto O’Rourke came close — but no cigar. In one of the nation’s closest-watched elections, Beto O’Rourke lost a tight race to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. But Texas Democrats … more
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were neck and neck with their Democratic challengers throughout Tuesday night but eventually prevailed as election results poured in. more
Judge Edna Staudt was presented the 2018 Glenn Shepard Servant Leadership Award on Oct. 30 in the Williamson County Precinct 2 Courtroom by Tony Moline, president and CEO of the Cedar Park Chamber of … more
The much-discussed 'blue wave' never really came ashore, though many incumbents in longtime Republican strongholds like Williamson County felt the effects of a surge in Democrat voting. In … more
In January, when the Texas Legislature convenes for the 86th legislative session, the Republicans’ 95-55 advantage over the Democrats will shrink to 83-67... more
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke Tuesday evening in what appeared likely to be one of the closest U.S Senate races in Texas in decades. more
A pair of Austin psychologists were found guilty this month of conspiracy and fraud in a healthcare kickback scheme. A 68-year-old Cedar Park man pleaded guilty earlier in the case.William Joseph … more
Ask a border lawmaker from Texas how much President Donald Trump’s decision to send the military to the U.S.-Mexico border will cost taxpayers, and the response could be a shrug of the shoulders. … more
The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday morning about whether Texas should be able to ban doctors from performing the most common second-trimester abortion procedure, called dilation and evacuation. more
Gun-carrying civilian groups and border vigilantes have heard a call to arms in President Donald Trump’s warnings about threats to American security posed by caravans of Central American migrants... more
Williamson County judges have appointed Anthony Odiorne as a new associate judge in the Magistrate’s Office. Odiorne was previously a private attorney in Georgetown. Prior to that, he was a … more
People are holding on to their aging smartphones longer, squeezing out a few more months of use before trading them in, a report indicates. In the United States, iPhones traded in between July 1 … more
Since launching his bid for U.S. Senate last year, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke has painted Republican incumbent Ted Cruz as a senator whose national ambitions have distracted him from his Texas duties. more
More than a year and a half after a double homicide shooting, survivor Jaclyn Burden, 24, met with the first responders who saved her life.Burden said March 15, 2017 was the most terrifying day of … more
When Michael O'Neil tried to pay the company that inspected the condo he bought last summer, he had no idea there was a company on the East Coast with a nearly identical name and an email … more
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