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

Mass shooting in downtown Austin: 12 injured, 1 deceased, 1 in critical condition

Mass shooting in downtown Austin: 12 injured, 1 deceased, 1 in critical condition

Sheryl Lawrence June 17, 2021

Content warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of gun violence and death. Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 14 flipbook. One person died and 13 people were...

UT-Austin study helps City of Austin provide support for homeless population during COVID-19

UT-Austin study helps City of Austin provide support for homeless population during COVID-19

Kevin Vu June 10, 2021

UT-Austin’s COVID-19 Modeling Consortium developed a calculation for the number of isolation beds the city would need for people experiencing homelessness in an epidemic through a study published May...

Citizens protest new abortion law outside Texas Capitol 

Citizens protest new abortion law outside Texas Capitol 

Sheryl Lawrence May 29, 2021

Protestors gathered outside the Texas Capitol on Saturday in protest of Senate Bill 8, which bans abortions when a heartbeat can be detected. On May 19, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law one of the most...

Dr. Mark Escott to become city of Austin chief medical officer, Dr. Desmar Walkes for medical director/health authority

Dr. Mark Escott to become city of Austin chief medical officer, Dr. Desmar Walkes for medical director/health authority

Sheryl Lawrence May 7, 2021

Dr. Desmar Walkes will be the city of Austin’s next medical director and health authority after Dr. Mark Escott resigned as interim health authority to become the city of Austin’s chief medical officer.  These...

UT Health Austin, Austin Public Health vaccine completion rates remain higher than national average

UT Health Austin, Austin Public Health vaccine completion rates remain higher than national average

Anastasia Goodwin May 5, 2021

As the White House reports more people across the country are skipping their second dose vaccine appointments, UT Health Austin continues to see high rates of full vaccinations, a UT Health Austin spokesperson...

Austin creates Emergency Communications Department to handle 911 calls, moves other department functions

Austin creates Emergency Communications Department to handle 911 calls, moves other department functions

Tori Duff May 5, 2021

The Austin City Council approved a budget amendment April 22 that will move functions and funding from the Austin Police Department to new city departments, including an Emergency Communications Department...

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Austin city special election results announced: Proposition B passes, criminalizes anyones that sits, lies down or camps in public areas downtown or near campus

Lauren Abel May 1, 2021

The city of Austin announced the results of the May 1, 2021 special municipal election Saturday evening. All eight propositions on the city of Austin ballot would amend the city charter if they received...

Know what you’re voting for: May 1 ballot propositions explained

Know what you’re voting for: May 1 ballot propositions explained

April 27, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Austin residents can vote on propositions covering camping bans for unhoused people, rearranging the Austin City...

What to know about Proposition B on the May 1 ballot

What to know about Proposition B on the May 1 ballot

Tori Duff April 23, 2021
Austin voters will cast their ballot on eight different propositions May 1, including Proposition B, which would reinstate the camping ban for Austin’s unhoused population.
City officials and community advocates release plan to house 3,000 unsheltered residents by 2024

City officials and community advocates release plan to house 3,000 unsheltered residents by 2024

Tori Duff April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. The Summit to Address Unsheltered Homelessness in Austin released a report Thursday detailing a plan to house 3,000...

Shooting leaves 3 dead near The Arboretum, suspect arrested Monday morning

Shooting leaves 3 dead near The Arboretum, suspect arrested Monday morning

Tori Duff April 18, 2021
Three people were pronounced dead after the Austin Police Department responded to reports of an active shooter at Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway on Sunday afternoon.
Students experience disruptions to Wi-Fi during largely online semester

Students experience disruptions to Wi-Fi during largely online semester

Claire Stevens April 6, 2021

Adyson De La Torre, physical culture and sports sophomore, has experienced disruptions to her internet connection several times a week since the winter stor “Ever since the storm, (even though) it’s...