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Renovated Pat Bryson Municipal Hall brings city departments together

Extensive renovations to Leander’s Pat Bryson Municipal Hall are nearly complete. The facility now houses five city departments — Municipal Court, Economic Development, Building …

High School Sports

Rouse volleyball not lowering expectations after state tournament appearance

Rouse volleyball coach Jacob Thompson is most looking forward to seeing the growth of his team this season.

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Vandegrift's Hailey Derrickson finishes T27 at state golf tournament Vandegrift junior Hailey Derrickson finished in a tied for 27th at the girls’ state golf tournament at Legacy Hills Golf Club in Georgetown on Tuesday.
Seven Vandegrift athletes compete at state tennis tournament Seven Vandegrift tennis players competed at the individual tennis state championship Thursday and Friday in College Station.
Glenn's Gaby Thomas wins two medals at State Track & Field meet Gaby Thomas is the latest athlete to make Glenn High School history.
College & Pro Football

Texans' Watt, Clowney getting back into prime football shape

Two of the Texans’ best pass rushers are getting back to football shape.

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State & Region

Texas elections to move forward without changes to state House district map despite racial gerrymander finding

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to uphold all but one of the state's political districts, a three-judge federal panel in San Antonio on Tuesday ordered that the state's maps should stay in …

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School News

Summer program for teens focuses on technology and emotional wellness

Before Concordia’s halls will fill with students ready for another school year, the university was recently host to a different kind of academia. Teens from six different school districts, …

What is an editorial, anyway?

It’s common for those of us in the news business to hear people confuse the terms “article,” story” and “column.” Despite all appearing in the paper, a “column” is not related to the …

Dissent is essential to our democracy

Two is good, four is better

“All politics is local.”

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 …

LETTER: The needy are often stubborn and slothful

Letter to the editor - 10/5/17

    • The news by the numbers

      "90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving."No need to check the math …

    • Facebook's Off the Mark Zuckerberg

      Every time Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg opens his mouth he somehow manages to stick his foot in it. It's not so much what he says that is …

    • How to Get Involved

      Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote an essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words. “The people who say that …

    • Trump's 27 Loaded Questions

      Question 1: "Do you believe that the media purposely tries to divide Republicans in order to help elect Democrats?"Question 2: When did you stop …

    • When the Government Knows What's Best For You

      When government "nudges" people into new behaviors, resistance is often ugly.Eric Garner died because a Democratic governor sent the message …

Faith Commentary
    • God’s plan for your success

      Do not settle for a portion of the vision God has given you. The dreams, sparks of genius, creativity, ingenuity, the vision, plans, the …

    • Going out of our minds

      A man is walking through the grocery store with a screaming, flailing toddler in his shopping cart. The child is inconsolable, and the man is …

    • All the Time in the World

      By RONNIE MCBRAYER, Faith ColumnistImagine that tomorrow you awake to find $1,440 deposited into your bank account. That’s not enough to make …

    • Born to belong

      Americans are ferocious individualists. We glorify the single, the personal, and the independent. And while there is no “I” in “team,” …

    • Oops, I fell for it again

      An old saying more or less defines my life, “What we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history.”When I was younger, I assumed …