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Little House's Nellie Talks About Her Mom, Voice Actress Norma Macmillan

Children raised by entertainers don’t always follow in their parents’ footsteps. But Alison Arngrim did, finding fame overnight at the age of 11 playing bratty Nellie Oleson in the hit NBC series … more

L’Esperance scores in OT, Texas tops Tucson in Pacific Division Finals

Joel L’Esperance’s habit of crashing the net paid off in a big way Friday night. more

Cedar Park's Kaitlyn Childress sets two personal best times at State Track & Field meet

Kaitlyn Childress started running 5Ks and eventually became addicted to running. more

Round Rock's early lead not enough in loss to New Orleans

One inning wasn’t enough to propel the Express. more

A Merely Passing Grade: A Review of Life of the Party

College is a time for young minds to develop. We go to school to learn. We go to school to grow. And let’s face it, we also go to school to party. If you’re thinking, “What better … more

Leander's Elizabeth Roca motivated by 'Competitive Love' on journey to state meet

Elizabeth Roca sent Leander head coach Gigi Heermans text after a second-place finish in the prelims at the district meet earlier this season: “I’m ready for tomorrow."

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Turn off and tune out

The average American watches 30 hours of television or recorded programing each week. He or she spends 16 hours of the week dedicated exclusively to social media. Add these numbers to the hours spent … more

Bad Theology is harmful to us all

Bad Theology is harmful to us allBy AIDAN WILCOXSON, HCN Faith ColumnistI’m going to be using some of my Hill Country News columns to explore a topic that has an impact on all of us: Bad … more

Banks defend their right to be dishonest

“Greed is good,” proclaimed Gordon Gekko, lead character in a 1987 film lampooning the low ethics of the high finance barons of Wall Street.You might think that, surely, this Hollywood portrayal … more

The Alternate States of America

We, in America, have been living in alternate states of reality for quite some time. They are neither red or blue. They are states of consciousness and perception.New borders and boundaries have been … more

LETTER: The needy are often stubborn and slothful

To the editor:In Chuck Robison’s “Little White Lies We Tell Ourselves,” the quote by Stephen Colbert he used in his article that “...we are to love the poor and serve the needy without … more

Round Rock school wins H-E-B Rising Star award

A Round Rock ISD elementary school teacher won a statewide award for excellence in education earlier this month. Allie Duffy, who teaches at Joe Lee Johnson Elementary, was named one of two … more

Reclaim Arts Academy’s “Wizard” draws high praise

A recent production of “The Wizard of Oz” by Marble Falls-based Reclaim Arts Academy drew sizeable crowds and substantial praise during its recent run. The production, held April 27 and 28 … more

Teacher Appreciation Week

Van Arsdale wins in Cedar Park, Hill and Villarreal head to runoff for mayor in Leander

Cedar Park has a new mayor and a pair of candidates will head to a runoff election for Leander mayor. Voters also elected three new council members in each of the cities and passed 29 of 30 total … more

Triple threat: Glenn's Gabby Thomas qualifies for state meet in three events

Gabby Thomas didn’t start long jumping until midway through this season. Now she’s going to the biggest high school meet in Texas. more

Leander ISD partners with local law enforcement to keep students safe

Leander ISD is in something of a unique position: because of its size (more than 200 square miles), the district falls under the jurisdictions of multiple law enforcement agencies. Travis County, … more

Stars blank Roadrunners to take 3-1 series lead in Pacific Division Finals

Goals from Curtis McKenzie and defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk gave the Stars a 2-0 win over the Tucson Roadrunners at home Wednesday night to give Texas a 3-1 lead in the Pacific Division Finals. more

Leander appealing new FEMA map

With the May 14 deadline to submit appeals to the newly released flood insurance rate map (FIRM) approaching, the City of Leander is making an appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on … more

Local election results

Two mayoral candidates in Leander will head to a runoff, while three women vying for council seats won election in that city. In Cedar Park, Corbin Van Arsdale handily won the mayoral race over challenger Bob Cornelius... more
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