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 2021-09-09 20:48 

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Average Leander homeowner will pay $36 less in property taxes...

The average Leander homeowner will pay $36 less in property taxes because the City Council lowered the tax rate to 47.9 cents per $100 valuation....

 2021-09-09 20:30 

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Lake Travis district moves special ed program to new campus, raising concerns for families...

The move from Rough Hollow to Lakeway Elementary came just one year after the program was split between three campuses....

 2021-09-09 20:08 

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Hundreds of Smithville, Bastrop students have active COVID-19 cases, data shows...

As of Tuesday, 179 Smithville ISD students, 17 staff members had active COVID-19 infections. In Bastrop ISD, 237 students and 43 workers infected....

 2021-09-09 19:52 

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Austin software maker Eventus lands $30 million to continue growth...

The financial services software firm says it plans to expand its technology and grow its workforce....

 2021-09-09 18:59 

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Texas Hill Country will have a Monopoly game. Residents can pitch ideas for the board....

The Hill Country version of the classic board game will launch next spring as one of the first U.S. regional versions....

 2021-09-09 18:37 

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When does Daylight Saving Time end? It's almost time to 'fall back' in Texas...

The end of daylight saving time is soon approaching, when most people nationwide will have to reset their clocks one hour back....

 2021-09-09 18:32 

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Fantasy football: Week 1 position rankings as NFL kicks off...

With the kickoff of the NFL season comes the kickoff of fantasy football. Dallas visits Tampa Bay to open the season....

 2021-09-09 18:23 

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Tributes, stair climbs in Central Texas planned for 20th anniversary of 9/11...

Saturday will mark 20 years since the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C....

 2021-09-09 18:17 

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Faces off the Field: Colby Napier, senior running back, McCallum...

Our Face off the Field for Friday is Colby Napier, a running back for the McCallum football team....

 2021-09-09 18:01 

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Austin invites vendor applicants for Community Navigator Program...

The city of Austin's Economic Development Department is inviting vendors to apply to administer the Community Navigator Program....

 2021-09-09 17:16 

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These Austin ISD schools have moved lunch outside amid the pandemic...

All students at eight Austin elementary schools and one middle school eat lunch outside every school day. Other schools rotate students outside....

 2021-09-09 16:50 

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Key rallies help Anderson top rival McCallum in volleyball showdown...

Trojans overcome late deficits in three sets to claim first place in district...

 2021-09-09 16:00 

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Scottie Scheffler earned Ryder Cup bid with strong Austin showing...

Former Texas golf star's appearance in the WGC-Dell Match Play finals helps him get nod to Ryder Cup team...

 2021-09-09 16:00 

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Fact-check: Has every American who wanted to leave Afghanistan already out?...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said all Americans who...

 2021-09-09 15:37 

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Need to get tested for COVID-19? Here are some places you can go in Austin...

Getting tested for the virus if you are feeling ill can help the Austin area avoid a potential surge from the holiday gatherings....

 2021-09-09 15:00 

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As disparities arise, Austin ISD works to expand outdoor eating, learning in schools...

The district and the Austin Ed Fund are stepping up financial support for outdoor eating and learning to address inequities across campuses....

 2021-09-09 14:30 

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Another office project is in the works in rapidly growing East Austin...

The three-story building is expected to be ready for tenants in August 2022....

 2021-09-09 14:00 

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Young: The road to Kabul via Saigon...

In both Vietnam and Afghanistan, policymakers turned the civilian business of war-making over to the war machine....

 2021-09-09 13:00 

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Glenn-Pflugerville matchup highlights Thursday's Central Texas high school football games...

These are the top high school football games in Central Texas for Thursday, Sept. 9....

 2021-09-09 12:00 

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Upon Further Review: New coach, new attitude fuel Akins football...

The Eagles football team is off to a 2-0 start. That might not sound like much but it's pretty big for a team that's not accustomed to winning at all....

 2021-09-09 11:00 

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Not contenders, Round Rock Express will have a say in who wins the Triple-A West crown...

The Round Rock Express are not contenders to win the Triple-A West championship. But the Express can help determine who does secure the title....

 2021-09-09 06:01 

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New mobile clinic offers free COVID-19 testing in Bastrop County...

A new COVID-19 mobile testing clinic will travel around Bastrop County to offer free virus testing. It will be in Smithville daily through Sept. 18....

 2021-09-08 23:57 

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Round Rock triathlete Melissa Wheeler raising awareness of pulmonary fibrosis...

Round Rock resident Melissa Wheeler raises, celebrates awareness of pulmonary fibrosis this September after her diagnosis three years ago....

 2021-09-08 23:52 

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New Georgetown billboard urges removal of Confederate statue at Williamson County courthouse...

The Southern Poverty Law Center has paid for a billboard urging for the removal of the Confederate statue outside the Williamson County courthouse....

 2021-09-08 23:45 

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Here's what Austin City Council districts could look like after redistricting...

Austin is reworking City Council districts to account for 2020 population growth since the last redistricting effort in 2013....

 2021-09-08 22:12 

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Williamson County jail official says most inmates refuse to be tested for COVID-19...

More than 90% of the people booked into the Williamson County Jail are refusing to get tested for coronavirus, an official said....

 2021-09-08 21:26 

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Chamber Chatter: Wings, beer, live music: Smithville Wingfest & Chili Cook-A-Roo on Sept. 25...

The Smithville Wingfest & Chili Cook-A-Roo on Sept. 25 includes a cornhole tournament this year as well as our first annual street dance....

 2021-09-08 20:49 

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Bohls, Golden: It's going to be a long NFL season for Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans fans...

The NFL season kicks off Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys travel to the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers....

 2021-09-08 20:40 

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Despite fewer patients, Travis County sets record in daily COVID deaths, tallies 1,000 dead over pandemic...

Austin Public Health saw a second day of decreases in the seven-day average of hospitalizations as total COVID deaths surpassed 1,000 in Travis County....

 2021-09-08 18:57 

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Gov. Greg Abbott wants to eliminate rape. More than 90% of sexual assault cases in Texas are never reported....
 2021-09-08 18:45 

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Without Watson and Watt, little hope for Texans to improve...

Last season was a terrible one for the Houston Texans as they started 0-4 to cost coach Bill O'Brien his job and finished 4-12....

 2021-09-08 17:57 

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Westlake volleyball 'hitting its stride,' tops Cedar Ridge in 5 sets...

Chaps topple state-ranked Raiders in final nondistrict contest...

 2021-09-08 17:56 

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Funeral for second Austin police officer to die of COVID-19 scheduled for Thursday...

Sgt. Steve Urias died on Aug. 26, the Police Department said. He had worked for Austin police 32 years....

 2021-09-08 17:48 

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Wimberley implements mass notification system...

The city of Wimberley has partnered with CivicReady to implement its mass notification system....

 2021-09-08 17:39 

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Smithville senior outside hitter Kiyanna Sampson leads Tigers past Jarrell...

Sampson, a 5-foot-5 senior, displayed her vertical leap and lethal right arm in a non-district victory against Jarrell 25-16, 25-20, 25-22...

 2021-09-08 17:21 

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Austin High volleyball sweeps Round Rock in final district tuneup...

Maroons, other District 26-6A teams all top 25-6A counterparts...

 2021-09-08 16:01 

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'Magical thinking': Greg Abbott, defending Texas abortion law, said he will 'eliminate all rapists'...

Gov. Greg Abbott was responding to a question about why the state's new abortion ban does not include exceptions for cases of rape or incest....

 2021-09-08 15:32 

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Georgetown volleyball stretches win streak to 3 against Weiss...

Slow start hampers Wolves in final nondistrict action...

 2021-09-08 14:54 

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Here's what you need to know about buying beer and wine in Texas on Sundays...

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill in June allowing Texans to buy beer and wine beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays....

 2021-09-08 14:48 

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Lake Travis volleyball 'comes out with attitude,' edges Vandegrift in 5...

Cavs, Vipers each start district play Friday...

 2021-09-08 14:47 

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Daddy Days: A September day to remember...

To a freshman in high school, the details of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on American soil was generally understood by the student body. But the importance and magnitude of this was not. It would be soon enough....

 2021-09-08 14:09 

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Williamson County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 62% of people fully vaccinated...

Here's how many Williamson County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of Sept. 7, according to data....

 2021-09-08 14:04 

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Travis County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 62% of people fully vaccinated...

Here's how many Travis County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of Sept. 7, according to data....

 2021-09-08 14:00 

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Fact-check: Is a person dangling from a helicopter, as shown in a viral video, being executed by the Taliban?...

A video shared by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, among others, of a person hanging from a helicopter is not a Taliban execution....

 2021-09-08 14:00 

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Douthat: The American empire is in retreat, but it can't be toppled by the Taliban...

There are very few paths back from empire, back to just being an ordinary nation, that don't involve a truly wrenching fall....

 2021-09-08 13:05 

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Letters to the editor: How are you, Texas? It'll get better....

Austin American-Statesman Letters to the editor: Sept. 8, 2021...

 2021-09-08 13:00 

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Cedar Ridge setter Faith Cox, McCallum nab Statesman's weekly volleyball honors...

Cedar Ridge setter Faith Cox has 805 assists on the season, averaging nearly 10 assists a set and led the Raiders to two wins last week....

 2021-09-08 12:00 

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Williamson County officials swing for the fence in bid to land Samsung plant...

The potential incentives Williamson County could offer Samsung are likely to easily surpass $1 billion over the multidecade life of the project....

 2021-09-08 11:00 

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UT students, Texas NAACP file federal civil rights complaint over 'The Eyes of Texas'...

University of Texas students and the Texas NAACP claim UT is discriminating against Black students by its use of the "The Eyes of Texas."...

 2021-09-07 23:37 

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Pflugerville offers walk-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Public Library...

The city of Pflugerville will administer a walk-up COVID-19 vaccination site in partnership with Austin Public Health....

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