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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

UT students say new congressional zone consolidates student votes but excludes underrepresented communities in Riverside

UT students say new congressional zone consolidates student votes but excludes underrepresented communities in Riverside

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared as part of the October 5th flipbook.  Highly student populated areas around UT may gain a new U.S. House seat and have greater consolidated voting power if...

Austin-Travis County Sobering Center expands program’s scope

Austin-Travis County Sobering Center expands program’s scope

Sophie Ryland, News Reporter October 25, 2021
The center, which opened in 2018, serves as a safe space for people under the influence of drugs or alcohol as an alternative to jail or hospitalization.
ACL results in few COVID-19 cases

ACL results in few COVID-19 cases

Kevin Vu, News Reporter October 25, 2021
Even though thousands of people attended ACL over its two weekends at the beginning of October, Austin health officials said 36 COVID-19 cases were attributed to the festival.
UT students help Austin animal shelter solve over-intake problem

UT students help Austin animal shelter solve over-intake problem

Henry Hays, News Reporter October 19, 2021

Five UT students partnered with the Austin Animal Center to help identify and solve the shelter’s capacity problems and inform people on what to do when they find a stray animal. The students are...

Austin-Travis County to vote on Prop A, students encourage UT community to vote

Austin-Travis County to vote on Prop A, students encourage UT community to vote

Marisa Huerta October 17, 2021

Austin voters will decide whether to increase the Austin Police Department’s budget to the highest number recorded in history at the Nov. 2 local election. If voters pass Proposition A, the city would...

Students celebrate city approval of Austin Climate Equality Plan

Students celebrate city approval of Austin Climate Equality Plan

Marisa Huerta October 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 flipbook. UT students and other community members gathered outside City Hall on Thursday to celebrate City Council’s approval...

Waterloo Park reopens to public after decade of closure

Waterloo Park reopens to public after decade of closure

Koshik Mahapatra October 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 flipbook. Visitors can now come to the newly reimagined Waterloo Park, which reopened in August for the first time in a decade as...

More police officers will not help counter rising homicide rates, UT study finds

More police officers will not help counter rising homicide rates, UT study finds

Tori Duff, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 27 flipbook. No correlation exists between the number of sworn police officers and homicide rates in Austin or nationally, according...

New app-based pizza restaurant comes to The Drag

New app-based pizza restaurant comes to The Drag

Ubah Moallim October 3, 2021

A new pizza restaurant with an app-based membership reward program will open on the corner of 23rd and Guadalupe street in October.  Dollar Slice Club uses an app that charges a $5 monthly subscription...

Make the season worthwhile with 6 fun fall activities in Austin

Make the season worthwhile with 6 fun fall activities in Austin

Peyton Sims October 3, 2021

With pumpkin spice flavors around every corner and a crisp breeze in the air, the beloved season of fall has officially begun.  Set aside a day with family or friends to make new memories in Austin,...

UT Students join Women’s March at State Capitol

UT Students join Women’s March at State Capitol

Leila Saidane October 2, 2021

UT students joined about 1,000 protestors in a march to the Capitol on Saturday to oppose Texas’ recent passing of the country’s most restrictive abortion law. Several UT student protestors voiced...

Austin city council names Joe Chacon next police chief

Austin city council names Joe Chacon next police chief

Tori Duff, News Reporter October 1, 2021

The Austin City Council confirmed Joe Chacon as the new police chief Thursday after several months of community feedback and interviews with candidates in search for a chief that would help advance public...