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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Pro-Palestine protesters gather outside of the Capitol on Sunday.

Hundreds gather at Capitol for second statewide pro-Palestine protest this year in commemoration of Nakba Day

Kylee Howard, Associate News Editor May 19, 2024

Hundreds of protesters gathered and marched in front of the Capitol and downtown Austin Sunday afternoon, following the Texas Department of Public Safety closing the official grounds two days earlier.  Arranged...

ACLU sues Travis County for not providing attorneys at arrestees’ first hearings

ACLU sues Travis County for not providing attorneys at arrestees’ first hearings

Christian DeBrady, General News Reporter April 25, 2024

Travis County’s criminal justice system is under scrutiny after failing to provide arrestees legal representation at their first judicial hearing — known as Counsel at First Appearance, or CAFA —...

Carmen Llanes Pulido (top left), Kathie Tovo (top right), Kirk Watson (bottom left), Doug Greco (bottom right)

Who’s on the ballot for Austin mayor?

Matthew Gomez, General News Reporter April 24, 2024

Mayor Kirk Watson announced his bid to run for re-election on April 10, making him the fourth candidate to enter the race. The other candidates are Carmen Llanes Pulido, Doug Greco and Kathie Tovo.  Kirk...

Community members discuss emotional distress, challenges of phone theft at Austin bars

Community members discuss emotional distress, challenges of phone theft at Austin bars

Max Kinser, General Projects Reporter April 24, 2024

Gracie Warhurst’s phone used to have on it a funny picture of her dad, who passed away in 2020. She remembers the picture well; he was at Whataburger after a football game holding up one of the numbered...

City of Austin launches left-turn calming pilot program

City of Austin launches left-turn calming pilot program

Abby Breyfogle, General News Reporter April 23, 2024

The City of Austin is set to finish the installation of its left-turning safety program in the next month.  The left-turn calming pilot program implements treatments to improve pedestrian safety at...

Austin poet advocates for adult poet laureate program

Austin poet advocates for adult poet laureate program

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter April 23, 2024

When Austinite KB Brookins discovered every other major city in Texas had an adult poet laureate program, they hoped to create one. “Poet laureates (are) essentially stewards of poetry in their local...

A person bikes on Guadalupe Street on April 17, 2024.

City of Austin bans parking in bike lanes, provides extra enforcement

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 22, 2024

The Austin City Council ratified a resolution on April 4 banning parking cars in bike lanes, along with approving enforcement of it through new means and equipment. The resolution specifically directs...

A staff member walks into the Austin Pets Alive John Davenport Building on April 10, 2024.

Austin Pets Alive! to open new location in first installment of four-phase expansion plan

Emily DeMotte, General News Reporter April 19, 2024

Austin Pets Alive! will open its new transport hub location in Elgin, Texas, on Monday after announcing plans in late March to expand to four greater-Austin locations, according to a press release.  The...

West Campus on Jan. 26, 2023.

City Council passes resolution, amends University Neighborhood Overlay

Olivia Dilley, Senior News Reporter April 18, 2024

Austin City Council passed a resolution to amend the University Neighborhood Overlay on Thursday to make West Campus more affordable and accessible for students.  The newest proposal focuses on student...

Junior chemical engineering major Gaby Bastidas collects a free taco provided by Parking and Transportation Services outside the Perry-Castañeda Library during the Bike to UT Day event on April 16, 2024. Tacos and coffee were offered to the first 200 registered cyclists who showed up.

Bike to UT Day celebrates student cyclists’ contributions to more sustainable University

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter April 16, 2024

The University Parking and Transportation Services Department held Bike to UT Day on Tuesday to promote cycling and celebrate cyclists' contribution to campus by reducing pollution and traffic congestion.  Students...

Few working street lights line Graham Pl and Rio Grande St. The City of Austin plans to upgrade more than 400 streetlights in West Campus by the end of the year.

Amid crime, safety concerns, West Campus community members determine a path forward

Kylee Howard and Jaelyn Rodriguez April 15, 2024

Hajin Park is exhausted.  She is exhausted from classes, homework and thinking about post-graduation life, and on top of it all, she is worried about her well-being as a woman in West Campus. “It...

City of Austin hires T.C. Broadnax Jr. as city manager

City of Austin hires T.C. Broadnax Jr. as city manager

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter April 15, 2024

The Austin City Council hired T.C. Broadnax Jr. as Austin’s next city manager on April 4. The council fired former city manager Spencer Cronk for his mismanagement of last year’s winter storm. Interim...

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