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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. 


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

‘Heart of Bell Boulevard’ public workshop planned

‘Heart of Bell Boulevard’ public workshop planned Cedar Park officials seek input for future mixed-use development more

Cedar Park officials discuss potential stormwater drainage program

In a town hall meeting at Riviera Springs Monday Nov. 6, city staff held an information session laying out how a reallocation of a portion of the city’s sales tax revenue could be dedicated to a city stormwater drainage and maintenance program.  more

Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Republican governors meeting in Austin

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Austin next week to address Republican governors' yearly meeting, according to the group.  Pence, the former Indiana governor, will deliver a speech Nov. 15 … more

Texans in favor of all 7 constitutional amendments

All seven constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot were approved by Texas voters, according to results released Tuesday evening by the Texas Secretary of State’s office.  With … more

Voters OK $454.4 million Leander ISD bond

Voters approved a $454.4 million bond package on Election Day, which will allow Leander ISD to address the rapid district growth, safety and facility improvements throughout the district. more

Texas back in federal court over anti-"sanctuary cities" law

Attorneys for the state of Texas are set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, … more

Texas gold depository to be built in Leander

Leander will be the future home of the Texas Bullion Depository, the nation’s first state-administered gold depository, the Texas Comptroller said. more
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