The Morning Texan: Rain, 'Orange is the New Black' and more


While Austin has had a dry week, that might all end tonight. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of rain tonight. As of Friday morning, the National Weather Service says that is the only chance of rain this weekend. Today's high is 99 degrees.

Here is some morning reading:

Yesterday's most read story online: From Jenji Kohan, the creator of the award-winning television series “Weeds,” comes the new Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” About a woman with a complicated history landing in an all-female federal prison, this show is a must-watch. Check out our review here.

In case you missed it: The first student housing project to be built on University-owned land but developed and maintained by an outside company opened Tuesday.

What you have to read: The United States Senate passed a bipartisan agreement Wednesday on student loan rates, nearly a month after the July 1 deadline. Student interest rates for subsidized loans hiked from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent after the July deadline because of the struggle for a Senate agreement.