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Two is good, four is better

Leander resident Jeff Jenkins told Leander City Council members, “To take away voting places, you’re taking away someone’s right to vote." … more

A Commonwealth of Consciousness

The dictionary definition of Liberty is: “the power or scope to act as one pleases,” and as Independence Day reminds us, we love to celebrate our liberty. But somehow in my lifetime, we have … more

Obscure Federal Program Displaces Workers

The federal government has created yet another immigration employment hurdle for U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers, according to a new report. After obtaining data … more

On Independence Day, America Struggles to Remain Sovereign

For decades, Democratic and Republican White Houses have winked at border and interior immigration enforcement, tolerated catch and release, abided sanctuary cities, ignored visa overstays, looked … more

Property tax fix starts with appraisal review boards

Property taxes in Texas are a lot like dealing with a fresh wound.Every year, we vent our rage because our property tax bills go up. Lately, they go up a lot. We’re wounded yet again.But serious, … more

LETTER: Mr. Hahn gets it wrong in his letter

Dear Editor,I read with interest the letter printed in last week’s paper by Mr. David Hahn, responding to a column by Carl Golden about President Trump’s treatment of the media. Here are my … more

LETTER: Shriners should stop using animals in circuses

(This letter was submitted in response to the Hill Country News' publication of photos from a recent appearance of the Shrine Circus at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park)Dear Editor,It’s hard to … more

Life is a journey: Break the cycle

Life is a journey. Some seasons bring peace and you feel covered by grace. Other seasons seem to be engulfed with obstacles the size of mountains.

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So many tax lies, so little time

In most cases, it’s best practice to cut through the media noise and go straight to the source to understand what’s happening in public policy. Donald Trump’s tax plan is not one of those cases.  more

LETTER: Mayors prayer breakfast isn't offensive

To the editor: In the March 15 edition of the Hill Country News, a gentleman, Brian Bolton, write in concerning the, "First Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast" to express his concern that elected … more

Defenseless Driving

My eldest and most expensive child recently reached one of those teen milestones that parents often consider with a combination of dread and hopefulness. No, I'm not referring to her first solo trip … more

For Memorial Day - Serving Those Who Serve Us

Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active military service. But the day gives us a special opportunity to serve those who serve us.According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, … more

It’s a miracle baby

I was tired. I went to bed that night without getting a shower. My stinky golf clothes were on the floor. I think I slept for 45 minutes when it started. It was a little past 1:00 a.m. on Friday the 13th. 

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Trump is a problem, not the problem

On MLK day I listened to an interview on the NPR program “Fresh Air” with Melba Pattillo Beals. She was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. more

The Media's Trump Crisis of the Week

What's the mainstream liberal media's most overblown Trump crisis of the week?First, it was the president's tweet calling former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog" for betraying him and his … more

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