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

Influx of car thefts prompts extra warnings from UTPD

Allie Kolechta March 21, 2011

A string of car burglaries caused University police to warn all students who park on campus to hide everything in their vehicles, including GPS docks and power cords. Since Feb. 25, 59 burglaries have...

Austin becomes ‘no-kill’ city for pets

Joe Layton March 11, 2011

Puppies and kitties rejoiced when the city announced its status as a no-kill city this month. The city earned the designation for the first time in February, when 92 percent of animals that went into...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, SXSW cause transportation changes

Donovan Sanders March 11, 2011

Drivers will face detours and road closures downtown from today until March 20. City officials will close the streets because of the 25th annual South By Southwest Music and Media Conference, which...

Bill seeks to end texting while driving

Allie Kolechta March 10, 2011

A wrecked pick-up truck stood out against the Capitol lawn Wednesday as legislators and members of the media mourned the death of 17-year-old Alex Brown and discussed ways to prevent texting while driving. The...

Public-based growth plan to be voted on by city council

Allie Kolechta March 9, 2011

Austin’s next 30 years could be decided at tomorrow’s City Council meeting, when council members look at whether or not to endorse a plan for the future of the city. City Council will hold a public...

Austin police report confirms declining violent crime rates

Marty McAndrews March 8, 2011

Citywide violent and property crimes reached a six-year low late last month, according to a new Austin Police Department report. According to the report, citywide violent crime decreased by 19.1 percent,...

Iraqi refugee styles student hair at event

Matthew Stottlemyre March 7, 2011

At a Hyde Park house where 12 UT students speak to one another in Arabic, a hair stylist new to the country offered haircuts as an opportunity to build her clientele base Sunday. Intesaar Abu-Jus, 47,...

Austin police expand patrols to discourage driving drunk

Katrina Tollin March 7, 2011

Austin police made 29 arrests in the Sixth Street area Saturday night, including 11 arrests for public intoxication. APD designated Saturday and Tuesday part of the No Refusal Initiative to reduce the...

Sky’s the limit

Jasmin Sun March 7, 2011

Regardless of age, many Austin residents remembered what it was like to be a kid again Sunday. Despite traffic congestion around the area and a lack of parking spaces, thousands of adults and children...

City ordinance implements parking meter time extension

Shamoyita DasGupta March 4, 2011

Patrons of Downtown Austin should carry more loose change starting in August 2011, after City Council members voted 6-1 Thursday to implement an ordinance that will extend hours for parking meters. Currently,...

City Council to vote on ordinance to increase parking meters hours

Allie Kolechta March 3, 2011

Parking may be even more of a pain for students and Austin residents if the City Council approves an ordinance in today’s meeting that would increase parking meter hours. The Downtown Commission and...

Former mayors discuss Austin’s growth

Allie Kolechta March 1, 2011

The upcoming general elections could bring changes to the city government and a major bond package that would affect every area of city life, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell said. Leffingwell opened...