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CapMetro rail station at Q2 Stadium to open with Austin FC season Feb. 24

A new CapMetro Rail station at Q2 Stadium will be ready for passengers on the opening day of Austin FC's home schedule, Feb. 24. McKalla Station, just outside the east entrance to the stadium, …

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LISD enrollment growth slower than previous years

Leander ISD’s student enrollment will grow less rapidly than in pervious years, according to the district’s annual demographic report by Population and Survey Analysts. Contributing …

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Round Rock HS athletes sign with college programs

Nine Round Rock High School student athletes recently signed letters of intent committing to collegiate sports programs. Pictured: Molly Cravens, volleyball, Stephen F. Austin University; Samuel …

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This week's football schedule

Bi-District Playoffs : Friday: Vandegrift (10-0) vs Lake Travis (8-2) Monroe Stadium, 7 p.m.; McNeil (6-4) vs Bowie (4-6) Kelly Reeves Stadium, 7 p.m. …

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Texas’ main voucher bill seeks to avoid other states’ mistakes but keeps ideas that attracted criticism The Texas Senate’s main school voucher proposal this special session, which was given approval in the Texas Senate on Thursday, closely resembles two of the biggest such programs in the …
Texas parents who care for their disabled children full time will lose money after pay raise Inside an Austin high-rise north of the Texas Capitol in August, tearful parents lined up for a state health commission meeting to beg agency officials not to increase caretaking wages. It would …
The summer’s record heat has caused costly damage to Texas water systems The hottest summer on record for many Texas cities has brought millions of dollars in damage to municipal plumbing and the loss of huge volumes of water during a severe drought. Authorities …
New Texas law bars animal cruelty offenders from owning animals for five years Texas lawmakers are making it harder for those convicted of animal cruelty to own any animals – at least for the next five years after their initial offense. The animal possession ban or …
Meta threatens to remove news content from Facebook, Instagram if forced to pay news publishers Meta Platforms Inc. said it would end news content on Facebook and Instagram in Canada if lawmakers pass legislation to force social-networking platforms to pay media publishers to feature their …
US job gains and wages pick up, signaling labor resilience U.S. hiring and workers’ pay gains accelerated in April, showing signs of labor-market resilience and fresh inflationary pressures in the face of economic headwinds.  Nonfarm payrolls …
Half of trans and nonbinary youth in the US ‘seriously considered’ suicide in the past year: survey About half of young trans and nonbinary youth in the U.S. seriously contemplated suicide in the past year, as a record-breaking number of bills restricting the rights of LGBTQ people — especially …
More young adults are living paycheck to paycheck in the US The share of young people who struggle to cover everyday bills jumped from a year ago, while that of seniors living paycheck to paycheck leveled off, according to a report. The survey, conducted by …
April 17 is deadline for filing business property tax renditions April 17 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts. Different deadlines apply for certain regulated property, according to Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar's …
Who pays for your rewards? Indebted cardholders, paper finds Credit cards with rewards are rewarding only for those who know how to profit from the system, according to a paper released by the Federal Reserve. Consumers with higher credit scores benefit …
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