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Gravell discusses re-opening county; comments on protests

Prior to speaking to print media about the re-opening process in Williamson County that began at 8 a.m. Monday, Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell commented on the death of George Floyd and the ongoing protests that resulted. 

Impact of Corona Virus

Another person dies from Covid-19 in WilCo; death is county's 25th

WilCo health officials reported late Monday that another resident has died as the result of Covid-19. The death, to a woman in her 80s, is the 25th fatality and the third since Thursday.

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Hospital Perspectives During the COVID-19 Crisis

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School News

LISD welcomes Jason Miller as new chief technology officer

The Leander Independent School District announced the hiring of a new Chief Technology Officer at a meeting on May 21. Beginning July 6, Jason Miller will be leading the Technology Services departments as well as the district’s vision for technology and innovation.


Texas officials urge calm after a weekend of protests

Curfews remain in place in Dallas and Fort Worth. Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Dallas today.


It's okay if it's hard to find the words

It’s not often that I am at a loss for words. But, here we are … early on a Tuesday morning, decidedly past my deadline, and I remain at a loss.Saturday morning, I was all set. I knew that I …

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Texas recommends people bring their own hand sanitizer to vote this summer

The secretary of state suggested that voters "may want to consider" voting curbside if they have symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever, cough or sore throat, when they arrive at a polling place.

High School Sports

UIL suspends all sectioned activities until further notice

The UIL is suspending all sanctioned activities, including practices and workouts, until further notice due to COVID-19, according to a press release.