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DPS increases enforcement for

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AUSTIN With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging drivers to make safety a top priority this holiday, as increased travel can present additional challenges for drivers.

Lung cancer can be a silent killer

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to educate the public about the potential causes and risk factors of the disease. According to the CDC, each year, more people die of lung cancer than any other type of cancer.

Williams calls on passage of Save Our Stages Act

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Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) last week delivered remarks calling on Speaker Pelosi to bring the Save Our Stages Act to the House floor for a vote as standalone legislation. His bipartisan bill introduced in July would create a grant program within the Small Business Administration to aid independent live music venues impacted by restrictions and government mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BBB: Tips for a safe start to holiday shopping season

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This year, the holidays feel especially important to those searching for a sense of normalcy in an abnormal time. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), shoppers anticipate spending nearly $1,000 on gifts, decorations, food and additional “non-gift” items for themselves.

Democrat women active in the Highland Lakes

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Democrats in the Highland Lakes area are a strong and growing population. The party of LBJ, Ann Richards, and Barbara Jordan pulled in 24 percent of votes cast in Burnet County and 21 percent of votes in Llano County in the 2018 senatorial election.