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National Guard, WilCo's VaxMob reaches home bound seniors

Last week, 40 homebound seniors in Williamson County received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 virus thanks to the efforts of the VaxMob …

EDUCATION

STAAR testing adds pressure to final weeks as frantic Texas school year nears end

After a tumultuous year that has seen students falling behind and teachers simultaneously conducting classes remotely and in person, Texas public schools face a pressurized final six weeks …

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Vandegrift comes alive in second half to advance to state title game

BRYAN — Vandegrift senior Grace Borer sometimes gets a hard time from her teammates in practice because of her consistently powerful and accurate kicks from long range.

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As Zalatoris rises to challenge Spieth, are we witnessing the birth of another great Texas golf rivalry?

Going into the final round of the 2011 Champions Invitational — a top-drawer high school tournament with a list of winners over the last 15 years that includes the likes of …

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Texas coronavirus cases haven't surged since Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mask order. Experts warn it's too soon to celebrate. More than a month has passed since Gov. Greg Abbott ended virtually all statewide restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Nationwide, new coronavirus cases are on …
Texas Senate approves bail bill that would keep more people in jail if they can’t post cash bonds The Texas Senate on Wednesday approved the chamber’s priority bail legislation that aims to keep more people accused or previously convicted of violent crimes in jail before trial unless they …
Transgender students in Texas would be barred from school sports teams matching their gender identity under a bill advanced by state Senate Transgender students would be banned from competing on school sports teams based on their gender identity under a bill that received initial approval by the Texas Senate on Wednesday.
Texas Senate revives push to block cities' paid sick leave ordinances The Texas Senate has revived a push to ban cities and counties from requiring companies to provide specific employee benefits like paid sick leave.
Pfizer CEO says third COVID-19 booster shot ‘likely’ needed within a year of getting vaccinated Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla predicted Thursday that people who have received the company’s COVID-19 vaccine will “likely” need a third booster shot within a year to ...
Supreme Court expansion bill faces serious blocks across political spectrum Before a quartet of Democratic members of Congress could take to the steps of the Supreme Court on Thursday to tout a new bill that would expand the number of justices from nine to …
Does COVID-19 test positivity still matter? Vaccines are upending trusted virus metrics About four out of every 10 Floridians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — a shift in the pandemic landscape that has upended the meaningfulness of various …
Proposal to give Washington, DC, statehood heads toward House vote The Democratic-controlled House Oversight Committee approved a bill to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state, sending it to a vote on the House floor as soon as next week.
Southwest Airlines is bringing back 2,700 flight attendants in time for summer travel Southwest Airlines plans to bring back all of its flight attendants who voluntarily took time away last year at the urging of the company — another sign the carrier is confident about the …
US jobless claims jump, showing choppy labor-market recovery Applications for U.S. state unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose for a second week, underscoring the uneven nature of the labor market recovery.Initial claims in …
Airlines hustling to unwind pandemic cutbacks with surge in summer travel ahead Airlines are planning for a surge in summer travel that could make skies look like it’s 2019 again, but it will take a lot of work to get planes and employees ready. The four big U.S. …
You might get a letter from IRS about a mistake on your tax return A lot of confusion relating to stimulus checks — and how to claim a tax credit for any money still owed — is triggering trouble, extra letters and delays as people file their 2020 tax …
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