Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Local video stores thrive, refute national trend

Jessica Lee September 6, 2011

With Blockbuster filing for bankruptcy last year and closing about 900 of its stores, it may come as a surprise that local video stores such as Vulcan Video and Waterloo Records & Video are still able...

Ping-pong buddies establish league with relaxed vibe

Aaron West August 31, 2011

Friends and business partners Dustin Maxey and Richard Panter play a quick game of table tennis at Lavaca Street Bar & Grill. They trash-talk each other jokingly as they hit the ball back and forth,...

More families ‘unschooling’ their kids

The Associated Press August 30, 2011

School’s never out for 14-year-old Zoe Bentley. Nor is it ever in. The perky teen from Tucson, Ariz., explores what she likes, when she likes as deeply as she chooses every day of the year. As an...

Rare Gypsy fortune-teller incites ownership conflicts

The Associated Press August 30, 2011

VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. — The Gypsy sat for decades in a restaurant amid the Old West kitsch that fills this former gold rush town, her unblinking gaze greeting the tourists who shuffled in from the...

Longhorn Salsa shakes up diverse world of UT clubs

Paige Harriman August 29, 2011

Waiting anxiously for his musical cue, dance instructor Dwip Banerjee clasps his salsa partner. In front of him stands a throng of people, all keen on learning the art of salsa. Banerjee exhales slowly,...

Out of Bounds comedy festival to use interactive sketches

Kenny Chilton August 29, 2011

Comedy lovers in Austin and beyond will rejoice when the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival begins on Tuesday, bringing 500 comedians to perform in 80 shows over the week leading up to Labor Day. The Out of...

A bold renaissance for Tupperware, redefined

Leanne Italie August 25, 2011

Cindy Hallman-Morris grew up with Tupperware’s burping bowls, gelatin rings and pickle keeper, but she considered herself a casual buyer of the brand once she had her own kids. Until this year,...

Local sign painter brings unique designs into modern businesses

Aaron West August 24, 2011

You might not have ever met Gary Martin, but if you’ve ever taken a drive through Austin, chances are you’ve seen his handiwork. Martin is an Austin-based sign painter who designs and...

Dressing up and belting it out like only a princess could

Katie Stroh August 24, 2011

The Alamo Drafthouse’s Downtown and Lake Creek locations will be putting on the Pop Princess Sing-Along event for its third and final show of the year tonight. Audience members are invited to dress...

Fitness expert offers tips for working out in dorms

Aleksander Chan August 24, 2011

Editor’s note: All illustrations by Daily Texan comics artist Andrew Craft. The freshman 15, the somewhat arbitrarily measured amount of weight often gained by first-year college students, is the...

Duo takes pride in safely transporting possessions

Aaron West August 8, 2011

Editor’s Note: The Daily Texan reminds readers that listings on Craigslist carry no guarantees or insurance for services rendered, and employing unlicensed movers comes with a number of risks. Paul...

Law holds bartenders more accountable than minors

Gerald Rich August 4, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the last installment in a three-part series on underage drinking, focusing on the role of bartenders. Any system of rules and regulations based on controlling alcohol...