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Applications accepted for historical commission appointees

Williamson County currently has openings for appointments to the Williamson County Historical Commission. The WCHC is designated to coordinate and supervise historic preservation under the direction …

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Threats against Texas schools terrify parents, heighten safety concerns

Parents are keeping their children out of school and districts are on high alert this week after threats were made against at least 12 school districts across Texas, leading to …

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Gisella Maul to enroll early at Texas, skip final year with Cedar Park

Cedar Park girls’ basketball guard Gisella Maul will not play her senior year with the Timberwolves and will enroll early at Texas.

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Austin FC loses 'bite' in shut out loss at Seattle Sounders

SEATTLE — The playoff-clinching celebration will have to wait for Austin FC.

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While Texas counties have to notify taxpayers before increasing elected officials’ salaries, they likely don’t have to have to give such advance notice when using federal COVID-19 relief …
As Texas faces an increasingly fraught environmental future from climate change, a new approach to conservation is growing. Drought conditions have created a two-pronged problem for Texas …
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home in a truck driven by his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, to avoid being served a subpoena Monday, according to an affidavit filed in federal …
The Texas Comptroller’s office approved and paid out a record $309 million in unclaimed property during the past fiscal year, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today.This is the third time the …
August electricity bills for U.S. consumers jumped the most since 1981, gaining 15.8% from the same period a year ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Natural gas bills, which crept …
Mortgage rates jumped to a shocking 6% as homeownership grows even more unaffordable for many homebuyers.The average rate for a 30-year-fixed mortgage hit a level not seen since the 2008 housing …
Librarians and their legislative allies are pushing publishers of electronic books to lower their prices and relax licensing terms, an effort that could make it easier for millions of library users …
Why are you getting virtually no interest on your savings?After all, mortgage interest rates are nearly twice as high as they were at the start of the year, thanks largely to the Federal Reserve’s …
U.S. employers added jobs at a healthy, yet more moderate pace in August, offering little evidence of any kind of definitive slowdown despite a jump in unemployment.Nonfarm payrolls increased 315,000 …
The August U.S. jobs report contained hints of a long-awaited increase in labor supply. The big question for the central bank is whether that can continue even as it attempts to engineer an economic …
Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance fell for the second week, suggesting that employers are holding on to workers despite growing economic uncertainty. Initial unemployment claims …
U.S. consumer borrowing surged in June, reflecting a jump in credit-card balances and a record increase in non-revolving lending that includes auto and school loans. Total credit increased $40.2 …
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