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Keith Ginter inducted into Round Rock Express Hall of Fame

Keith Ginter didn’t know what to expect when he was part of the minor league team that left Jackson, Mississippi for Round Rock in 2000. But when he got to Texas, his expectations were more than fulfilled. 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

“All politics is local.”

That phrase, often associated with former House Speaker Tip O’Neill, is worth remembering. While statewide and congressional races are certainly meaningful, local elections have a more … more

Local teams benefit from 7-on-7 competition

Just as the summer is heating up, the 7-on-7 football season is starting to wind down. Five LISD schools and Anderson are nearly done with a four-week 7-on-7 league that has taken place the last … more

Stellar Texans defense looking to get even better

The Texans already had the best defense in the league, but as they wrap up the first full week of training camp in West Virginia, Kareem Jackson knows it can be even better. more

Texas defense stands strong in win at Iowa State

Defense reigned supreme on Thursday night as the Texas Longhorns opened Big 12 play with a 17-7 road win at Iowa State. In a rare weeknight game, Texas looked to continue their … 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

Blessed are the merciful

Bryan Stevenson is an inspirational figure who founded and leads the “Equal Justice Initiative.” The mission statement of his organization reads: “Ending mass incarceration and excessive … more

Mike Collier says he's Dan Patrick's 'Worst Nightmare"

Houston accountant Mike Collier, a graduate of Georgetown High School and the University of Texas in Austin, held a rally in Round Rock Saturday to announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor of … more

Should President Trump Quit?

Should President Donald Trump quit? A large percentage of Americans voted against him and continue to dislike him. more

Texas officials condemn “hate, bigotry” in Charlottesville

A white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 12 spurred several Texas officials to release statements condemning the violence that took place that killed one and … more

This Week's TV Best Bets

The Toy Box, Season Premiere! In its second season, the toy-inventor competition welcomes a new rotating panel of five kid judges per episode, featuring … more

Cedar Park City Council approves public safety statue to be built at CPPD

The men and women who work to keep Cedar Park safe are going to be recognized with a bronze statue outside the city’s police department. more

Brushy Creek Lake Park dam reopens

Nearly a decade’s worth of work to improve the dam at Brushy Creek Lake Park came to a successful conclusion last week as officials from several governmental entities gathered to cut the ribbon and … more

House, Senate have not yet engaged in back-and-forth on key bills

Not a single bill had been agreed to by the state House and Senate as of July 28, exactly 10 days into the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature. more

Major Texas overhaul aims to improve the odds for students who begin college unprepared

As Texas tries to educate a growing number of college students who come from struggling schools or speak English as a second language, a grim stat highlights the challenge it faces: 60 percent of all … more

Cedar Ridge rolls over Westwood in playoff tuneup, 49-3

Cedar Ridge handily defeated Westwood in the regular season finale at Dragon Stadium 49-3 on Friday night. With both teams preparing for the postseason, the win earned Cedar Ridge the 13-6A title.

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Criticism builds for Texas DPS decision to lay off 117 older officers

In its latest attempt to address budget cuts, the Texas Department of Public Safety is again facing harsh criticism. Multiple lawmakers and the department’s officers association have … more

Facebook knows what about me?

A chat window opened on my computer screen. A Facebook "friend" I didn't know began communicating with me."Happy birthday, Tom!" wrote the woman."Who told you it was my birthday?" I wrote back."You … more

Austin Dog Alliance therapy dogs comfort families, veterans

There’s proven, chemical evidence of the positive bond that forms between a dog and its human owner. The same feel-good hormonal chemical released when people fall in love that leads to bonding — … more
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