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Guzman continues to climb in Rangers organization

Ronald Guzman doesn’t let outside pressure get to him. In fact, any pressure he even recognizes is self-imposed. The … more

Middlebrooks hits two bombs as Round Rock tops New Orleans

 Will Middlebrooks once again powered the Express to a win. The powerful third baseman clubbed his eighth and ninth home … more

Round Rock powers past New Orleans in series opener

Drew Robinson and Will Middlebrooks returned to Round Rock lineup and immediately made an impact. Both hit a … more

Glenn using this season as dress rehearsal

If Glenn head coach Rob Schoenfeld thinks of this season as a dress rehearsal for the team’s first varsity year next season, so far so good for the Grizzlies. more

Q&A: Joaquin Cortez

We had the opportunity to talk with Cortez about the sculpture and his artwork he's been doing across the state. He's currently pursuing a project in Ft. Worth. more

Amazon acquires Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Austin-based health foods grocer Whole Foods Market is being acquired by online retail giant Amazon for more than $13 billion, the companies announced Friday. The deal has Amazon acquiring Whole Foods at $42 per share, including their net debt; … more

The mythology of the Reformation

This year, 2017, is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so, for the last few months, I’ve been using these columns to examine some of the consequences of that event. But, … more

"War for the Planet of the Apes" is a battle for the ages

“War for the Planet of the Apes” caps off one of the most surprising film trilogies to come out of Hollywood in recent years, and does it with one of the year’s best action films this year. more

LISD teams compete in Week 3 of local 7-on-7 league

The third week of the LISD 7-on-7 league took place at Cedar Park on Tuesday evening. Cedar Park hosted Rouse, … more

"Fifty Shades Darker" and no shades deeper

Scores read the “Fifty Shades” novels and scores flocked to the theatre for the first disappointing film installment of the wildly popular, super-soft-porn novels. Grey and Steel are back in “Fifty Shades Darker.” While the sex scenes are … more

My Garden of Life

I just finished watering my crops. Since most of them are planted in 5-gallon buckets with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage, I have to water them just about every day. It seems that the ones planted into the earth stay hydrated longer and appear healthier than the ones in the buckets. They simply have a better foundation. more

ACL offering discounts for students and military members

Students and servicemen and women will be able to buy their tickets for Austin City Limits at a discounted rate in an upcoming sale. more

‘Healthier’ is actually a relative term

I planned on killing my first deer this year. It would have been nice to have that trophy buck hanging on my wall next to Jesus, Bo Jackson and Velvet Elvis, but that touch of class will have to wait until next year. I may not have been blessed with … more

Statewide driving-while-texting ban heads to Governor's desk

Texas Senate and House budget conferees met frequently last week and on May 20 managed to reach compromise on a $218 billion state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019. However, Senate Bill 1 must gain final approval from both the House and Senate in … more

Massive opening expected for Marvel’s "Guardians 2"

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will constantly be compared to its predecessor, but even so, it entertains with wit and zeal. Like the first, Guardians 2 is visually stunning, making the most of CGI, costumes, and character creations to present … more

"Before I Fall" familiar, but compelling

Living in a perpetual loop does not sound appealing at all, but living in a loop that ends in disaster sounds horrific, but that is what happens to Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) in “Before I Fall.” Directed by Ry Russo-Young and written Maria … more

Maintaining careful financial stewardship

With tax season still in the rearview mirror for most of us, and with our district’s budget planning in full force, I wanted to share some information about Leander ISD’s financial standing. As a public education system, funded by taxpayer … more

"Life" lacks star factor

Life --- a condition that includes the capacity for growth, reproduction, function and change -- and the subject of the latest sci-fi thriller, Life, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. Director Daniel Espinosa creates a visually-stunning … more

Federal court invalidates part of Texas congressional map

Federal judges invalidated two Texas congressional districts Tuesday, ruling that they must be fixed by either the Legislature or a federal court. A three-judge panel in San Antonio unanimously … more

Congress is eyeing big Medicaid cuts. Here’s why it matters to Texas families.

As Republicans debate health care reform, there is one issue on the mind of many Texas families: Medicaid reform. more
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