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Cedar Park Council approves Town Center development agreement; Town Center Park improvements planned

Two restaurants and an office building along with a new trailhead and a second sculpture garden for Town Center Park will be coming to Cedar Park's Town Center neighborhood under the new economic …

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Texas public schools couldn’t require critical race theory lessons under bill given initial House approval

The Texas House has given preliminary approval to legislation that takes aim at critical race theory and would limit what public school students can be taught about the United States’ history …

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McNeil's Jarvis Anderson, Round Rock's Preston York highlight area results at State Track and Field meet

McNeil sophomore Jarvis Anderson came to the State Track & Field meet on Saturday with dreams of a podium.

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Jared Walsh’s four hits lead Angels’ rally over Astros

The inning technically began with a soft pop out by Mike Trout. It was the sound of Jared Walsh barreling up a baseball, however, that signaled the Angels’ rally was …

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Texas law now allows alcohol to go from restaurants after Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill Alcohol to go is now law in Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed a bill to permanently allow Texans to include alcohol in take-out orders from restaurants, achieving a shared goal of …
After Texas House rejects Senate changes, bill allowing permitless carrying of handguns will get hashed out behind closed doors The Texas House on Wednesday rejected changes the Senate made to a Republican-backed proposal to allow Texans to carry handguns without a license, sending the bill behind closed doors for further …
Medicaid expansion for uninsured Texans had bipartisan support, but lawmakers won't pass it this session An effort to expand government health care for working poor Texans is likely dead for this legislative session, supporters say — mired in conservative opposition and faced with a …
Texas GOP’s voting restrictions bill could be rewritten behind closed doors after final House passage As opposition to Texas Republicans’ proposed voting restrictions continues to intensify, state lawmakers’ deliberations over the GOP priority legislation could soon go behind closed …
Biden rides high in polls as Americans back his handling of pandemic President Joe Biden is riding a wave of approval as Americans overwhelmingly back his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a new AP-NORC poll revealed Monday. As he nears four months in the White …
Colonial Pipeline restarts 5 days after after cyberattack The largest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. is returning to service, recovering from a cyberattack late Friday that sent pump prices surging and triggered shortages across the Eastern U.S. The …
CDC panel recommends Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children as young as 12 Children as young as 12 should receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to protect them from COVID-19 and help end the pandemic, a panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …
Inflation brews for US producers while services wages pick up Inflation continues to brew in America’s industrial heartland as growing materials shortages cascade into record-long delivery times and leave manufacturers struggling to keep pace with an …
'It's like a war,' restaurateur says of struggle to find workers What if all of the country's restaurants reopened their doors following a year-long pandemic that forced massive layoffs and hardly anyone showed up? To work. It's more than a …
Google selling users’ personal data despite promise, federal court lawsuit claims  Google is making a fortune by selling users’ personal information despite the company’s pledge that it never sells the data, a lawsuit filed this week claims. “Google promises …
Employers, governors push myth that unemployment checks keep lazy workers home In a rational world, employers desperate to fill jobs would do everything they could to make their workplaces seem attractive: They'd raise wages, offer bonuses and show themselves to be caring and …
Why April’s disappointing jobs report may not be so bad for Biden In a stunning surprise for forecasters, U.S. employers added only 266,000 new jobs in April, far below what most experts had predicted and a reminder that the future course of an …
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