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Organizers, campaigns work to bring students to the polls for runoffs to decide Austin mayor, city council seats

Organizers, campaigns work to bring students to the polls for runoffs to decide Austin mayor, city council seats

December 1, 2022

After substantial student turnout in the Nov. 9 midterms election, Austin voters and UT students will head back to the polls to decide the next mayor and three city council seats. Although the runoff...

LGBTQ+ community finds ways to move forward post-election

LGBTQ+ community finds ways to move forward post-election

November 29, 2022

The day after the election, some members of UT’s LGBTQ+ community received an email from a professor, checking in on them after the “stress and struggle” of election night.  “We did get through...

Where to get a Thanksgiving meal in Austin

Where to get a Thanksgiving meal in Austin

November 22, 2022

This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, Nov. 24, and whether you are choosing to spend the day scarfing down pumpkin pie or resting, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of places to get a warm Thanksgiving...

Country Music Television set to become another hot tourist weekend, promoting economic benefit for Austin

Country Music Television set to become another hot tourist weekend, promoting economic benefit for Austin

November 22, 2022

On Nov. 2, country star Kelsea Ballerini joined Carrie Underwood on stage during her concert at the Moody Center to announce the Country Music Television Awards’ move to Austin after a two decade run...

Local Starbucks employees protest Red Cup Day, claim lack of union negotiations

Local Starbucks employees protest Red Cup Day, claim lack of union negotiations

November 21, 2022

Over 100 Starbucks stores across the nation, including the 45th Street and North Lamar Boulevard location, held protests Nov. 17 over stalled union contract negotiations, employees said.  In June,...

Amid high numbers of alcohol-related deaths statewide, UT aims to shift drinking culture

Amid high numbers of alcohol-related deaths statewide, UT aims to shift drinking culture

November 18, 2022

A quarter of deaths that occur among 20 to 34-year-olds in Texas result from excessive alcohol use, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Nov. 1.  The study...

Underpaid at UT takes labor action in front of PCL

Underpaid at UT takes labor action in front of PCL

November 18, 2022

Editor's note: A previous version of this story said that unionizing is not an option in Texas, which is incorrect. That statement has been removed for accuracy. The Texan regrets this error. Amid rising...

As prices to live in West Campus keep rises, students seek relief

As prices to live in West Campus keep rises, students seek relief

November 18, 2022

People know West Campus for its convenient proximity to UT, its massive student population — and over the past few years —  its booming rent prices.   Rent in West Campus hasn’t increased as...

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Thirteen plead guilty to 2020 West Campus drug ring charges; four set to jury trial next year

November 15, 2022

Thirteen of the 17 people arrested for their involvement in a 2020 drug trafficking scandal in West Campus, including the operation’s leader Varun Prasad, have plead guilty this year, KXAN reported....

Hybrid cafe, bar opens in West Campus on historical Freedman land

Hybrid cafe, bar opens in West Campus on historical Freedman land

November 11, 2022

On Oct. 26, the Cauldron Cafe opened its doors to the public. The property, wedged between the two buildings that make up Hilltop Apartments on 2402 San Gabriel, encompasses part of what was once Wheatville...

Austin City Council votes to fund tenant education program, protects renters’ right to organize

Austin City Council votes to fund tenant education program, protects renters’ right to organize

November 11, 2022

The Austin City Council voted on Oct. 13 to fund tenants’ rights assistance and an education program through the Austin Tenant Council, in addition to voting on Oct. 27 to protect tenants’ rights to...

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Austin mayoral, City Council District 9 races move to runoff

November 9, 2022

The Austin mayoral race will go to a runoff between Celia Israel and Kirk Watson.  The runoff election will be Dec.13. State representative Celia Israel will face off against former state senator and...

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