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Leander Council to hold public hearing on zoning for new preschool

The Leander City Council is expected to hear public comments on a proposed special use zoning permit for a new private preschool at its July 19 meeting. The proposed zoning exception, for a … more

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 down the line that New York was losing a billion dollars … more

Getting serious about the Golden Rule

You may have attempted to keep an open mind as you have listened to the justifications many people give for why they support the current President of the United States.On June 6, 2018 I posted one of … more

Unaccompanied Alien Children

Unaccompanied Alien Children. That’s the official nomenclature assigned to some 12,000 minors held in custody by the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (O.R.R.). And make no mistake about … more

Vacation Checklist

If you're getting ready for summer vacation, here's a handy checklist of things you won't need. A map. Remember those? I'm referring to the kind you got for free at the gas station. When spread … more

Cedar Park reviewing Atmos Energy rate increase plan

A planned rate increase affecting Atmos Energy customers in Cedar Park won’t take effect, at least until October. The city council voted to postpone the increase and attempt to negotiate the … more

OBITUARY: David Lee Dorsett

David Lee Dorsett of Cedar Park, TX, passed away on July 9, 2018 at the age of 71.  He was an Austin native and a true Texan through and through.  David was born to Hulen … more

Texas 811 demonstrates mock pipeline rupture

The largest pipeline infrastructure in the nation lies right beneath the state of Texas. Texas811, the largest one-call contact center in the United States, aims to prevent damage and protect … more

Leander PD welcomes first K-9 officer

The Leander Police Department welcomed four new members on July 12 including Chaplain Joe Bob Ellison, Crime Scene Specialist Haley Williams, Officer John Carnley and K-9 Officer Kodi — a … more

An Unsettling, Dark Role For Amy Adams In HBO's "Sharp Objects"

Ask anyone who grew up in a small town.Change rarely amounts to a lick of good. Family businesses make local royalty of the generations who run them. Know your place and mind your own business. … more

Refill My Popcorn, Please "Skyscraper"

Summer movie season is in full swing and we have really been salivating for a big action disaster film. Never fear, fans of beating the heat in your local multiplex, “Skyscraper” is here to give … more

Express struggle in lopsided loss to Dodgers

Sunday was not Round Rock’s best night. more

Water drive collects nearly 20,000 bottles for donation

TruWest Credit Union’s Austin-area branches collected more than 2,000 pounds of water in a recent donation drive. The drive, a collaborative effort of TruWest’s metro Phoenix, Ariz., and Austin … more

Leander teen to earn Eagle Scout rank

Nineteen-year-old Leander resident Todd Smith will be officially recognized as an Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 4. Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts … more

Express down Dodgers in first game after All-Star break

Hanser Alberto is on a roll. more

Clearing spaces: Parking Mobility helps cite parking violators

Cedar Park resident Mack Marsh volunteers several hours of his time each week working to help ensure that parking spaces set aside for the disabled are available to the disabled public. Marsh is … more

Dear young couple that I surprised last week

Greetings in the Name of the Lord.I’m the guy in the black dress that was tapping on the window of your car at 5:45am. And, yeah, I know: when you’re sitting in your car with nothing on but your … more

The day wartime London stopped to watch Yanks play baseball

Exactly 100 years ago last week, in World War I England, a baseball game like no other before or since was played.On July 4, 1918, before an enthusiastic crowd that included King George V, Queen Mary … more
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