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House approves $1.8 billion package of school finance bills

The Texas House on Friday passed a package of bills that would put $1.8 billion into public schools and and help out struggling small, rural school districts. more

Why one of the largest counties in Texas is going back to paper ballots

Frank Phillips spent last Wednesday staring down 600 boxes of election materials — voted ballots, blank ballots, precinct records — sitting in a warehouse run by Denton County. After sitting in … more

With 2018 election looming, Texas back in court over political maps

SAN ANTONIO — Eight months ahead of the 2018 primaries, Texas and its legal foes on Monday will kick off a week-long trial that could shake up races across the state. The state and minority … more

Kelley asks Cedar Park Council to give him justice

Greg Kelley appeared before the Cedar Park City Council Thursday night and asked that Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix and Sgt. Chris Dailey be fired. more

Judge blocks Texas secretary of state from giving voter information to Trump commission

A Texas district judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos from handing voter information to President Donald Trump's voter fraud investigation … more

Decorated military hero Mary Jennings Hegar announces candidacy for Congress

Mary Jennings Hegar, who grew up in Cedar Park and graduated from Leander High School, was scheduled to announce her candidacy Thursday, July 6 for the 31st District Congressional seat of longtime Republican U.S. Rep. John Rice Carter. more

Advisory committee recommends school bond vote for Leander ISD

The Leander Independent School District has until Aug. 21 to make a decision about whether or not to seek a bond issue for the funding needed for new area schools. At its regular meeting last Thursday, the school board's bond advisory committee … 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

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

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

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

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

Cedar Park Council may repeal and replace current zoning ordinances

In an effort to make zoning ordinances more helpful to citizens, the Cedar Park City Council will consider a recommendation from the city's planning and zoning commission to repeal and replace current zoning ordinances.The planning and zoning … more

Lawmakers plan to file teacher pay legislation in special session

A special session of the Texas Legislature, called by Gov. Greg Abbott, is set to begin on July 18. The agenda is big. more

Abbott gives lawmakers initial marching orders for special session

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 10 issued a formal proclamation for the special session that begins July 18, directing the Texas Legislature to extend expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board and other state boards that regulate psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and social workers. more
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