Lawsuit: Former Williamson deputy says report of illegal activities led to his firing – News – Austin American-Statesman

ROUND ROCK — A former sheriff's deputy has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Williamson County, saying he was fired in July because he reported that the sheriff had illegally used county workers and county money on...

Guest commentary: Bridge dispute put Texas, Oklahoma in troubled waters – News – Austin American-Statesman

Texas and Oklahoma have had a rivalry for many years. Generations of bad jokes and good-natured ribbing has sprung up because of it, and it has filled many afternoons of college football. But in one bizarre incident in the...

Will state officials backtrack on protections for a rare lizard in the West Texas oil patch? – News – Austin American-Statesman

In a clash between habitat conservation for a rare lizard native to West Texas and oil and gas interests, the Trump administration, in league with officials from a major subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, appears close to quashing...

Will new green card rule mean Central Texas immigrants forego food, medical needs? – News – Austin American-Statesman

Central Texas advocacy groups and attorneys say they worry immigrants will forego vital nutritional and medical care after a new federal policy takes effect Oct. 15 that will make it harder for green card applicants to live...