Why does Texas have so many elections, and why do few people vote in them?

State representative. County judge. Judge for the court of criminal appeals. The ballot goes on and on. A voter in Harris County can expect as many as 90 contests in this November’s general …

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Applications accepted for historical commission appointees

Williamson County currently has openings for appointments to the Williamson County Historical Commission. The WCHC is designated to coordinate and supervise historic preservation under the direction …


US jobless claims rise slightly, still near lowest since May

Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance ticked up from an almost four-month low, suggesting demand for workers remains healthy despite an increasingly uncertain economic outlook.Initial …

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Twitter begins testing edit button: ‘this is happening and you’ll be okay’

Twitter’s long-awaited — and controversial — edit button is finally here.The social media company announced Thursday that it has started testing the option internally before plans to roll it …