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Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter critically overcrowded, asks for help to save lives

Experiencing severe overcrowding, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is calling for help from the community to save the lives of multiple animals in its care. "Over the past several …

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Spirit Batons fight cancer

Amber Sorenson, a Stony Point High School junior, was named the Twirling to Fight Cancer high school ambassador. She earned this distinction after participating a nationwide contest in May 2021, …

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Davis, Sanchez win gold medals for Vandegrift at State Track & Field meet

Just over a year ago, when Cristion Davis has his junior season come to end at the regional meet, all he could think about was getting back in the gym.

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Andrew Tarbell rises to the moment in Austin FC's win over Houston Dynamo

Austin FC goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell’s routine doesn’t change depending on his role in the starting lineup or the intensity of the opponent.

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Republican Texas House races become high-dollar affairs as Tuesday’s primary runoff nears The Republican primary runoffs for Texas House are brimming with cash as dueling GOP factions scramble to get the last word in for the Tuesday contests. The only major campaign finance reports in …
Texas librarians face harassment as they navigate book bans Librarian Suzette Baker said she faced a hard choice last year when her boss asked her to hide a book on critical race theory behind the counter. “OK, I’ll look into it,” Baker …
Why Ken Paxton’s supporters in the Texas attorney general race are unbothered by his mounting scandals SPRING BRANCH — On the first day of early voting for his Republican primary runoff, Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke to a crowd of supporters where he barely acknowledged the contest and …
Most Texans support legalizing pot, but Gov. Greg Abbott says no Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is unmoved by a new poll revealing that a majority of Texans support legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use. Abbott said Tuesday that …
Democrats press Biden to go big on forgiving student loan debt Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and fellow Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Raphael Warnock pitched President Joe Biden to go big with student loan forgiveness during a White …
Russian soldier pleads guilty to war crime; Mariupol fighters’ fate uncertain As the first Russian soldier to be tried for war crimes pleaded guilty to killing a Ukrainian civilian, fears grew Wednesday over the fate of hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers who …
Biden condemns Buffalo mass shooting as terrorism and denounces white supremacy as ‘a poison’ President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned Saturday’s deadly mass shooting in Buffalo as a “racist rampage” and an act of “domestic terrorism,” calling on Americans …
Sweeping, limited or no powers at all? What’s at stake in the mask mandate appeal The definition of “sanitation.” An old court case that involves an underwear manufacturer. Whether people had a fair chance to express their opinions about wearing masks on planes.These disparate …
Biggest winners and losers from the Fed’s interest rate hike Last week, the Federal Reserve announced that it is raising interest rates by half a percentage point, bumping the federal funds rate to a target range of 0.75 to 1.00 percent. The move follows an …
Small businesses worry final aid package will neglect them again Steven Gentile had to shut down his amusement park for the entire 2020 season, burning through his emergency fund halfway through the year and taking on over $1 million in …
Costly beer and cars? Consumers, and profits, fine with that Consumers seem undaunted by higher prices of everything from luxury cars to beer, letting companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and BMW AG boost profits despite economic threats ranging from …
Delta CEO predicts busy summer travel season Even as he sees long-term changes to how people work and travel for business, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said international and business passengers are coming back strong. Travel across the …
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