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

Austin Museum of Art turns down lease renewal, faces daunting laundry list of tasks

Amy Thornton March 1, 2011

The Austin Museum of Art announced last week that it would not renew the lease in October for its downtown space, adding to the list of major changes the nonprofit is currently undergoing. The organization’s...

Activist organizations hold rivaling gun trade-in events

Marty McAndrews February 28, 2011

  Gun rights activists aiming to arm and protect law-abiding citizens protested Saturday against a city commission’s gun buyback program. The Greater Austin Crime Commission, a...

Activist organizations hold rivaling gun trade-in events

February 28, 2011

Gun rights activists aiming to arm and protect law-abiding citizens protested Saturday against a city commission’s gun buyback program. The Greater Austin Crime Commission, a private organization...

‘Slice’s’ fire dies down

Allistair Pinsof February 28, 2011

  Starting today, UT students and faculty will have to walk further than the Drag for an authentic slice of New York pizza. On Sunday, owner and New York native Gene Meshbane closed Hot...

Panel explores plight of homeless Austinites

Marty McAndrews February 27, 2011

Homeless individuals sat across from academic experts on homelessness to share their perspectives on poverty in Austin and share their stories at the opening of a new exhibition. Studio art graduate...

Proposed bills could harshen penalties, update statutes

Allison Kroll February 23, 2011

Texans could have to watch out for 116 new criminal offenses, depending on the success of bills in the Texas State House of Representatives. Each session, lawmakers propose dozens of pieces of legislation...

Immigrants rally to Capitol for reform

Jody Serrano February 23, 2011

Editor’s Note: Portions of the interviews were translated from Spanish to English. Chemistry freshman Adrian Reyna and his family filed for citizenship before they came to the United States from...

Wisconsin conflict inspires Austinites to march in support

Yvonne Marquez February 22, 2011

More than 100 union and community supporters marched to the Capitol from the Texas chapter of the AFL-CIO headquarters on Lavaca and 11th streets to send a message of solidarity to public employees...

North Campus tire slasher arrested

Marty McAndrews February 18, 2011

The Austin Police Department arrested a North Campus tire-slashing vigilante after releasing a warrant early Thursday. Tommy Joe Kelley was involved in at least five separate documented cases of...

Radio experts offer tips to ambitious musicians

William James Gerlich February 16, 2011

Industry insiders revealed the secrets of how to make it big as a recording artist during a talk Tuesday night. Panelists Zannie K. of Clear Channel’s The Beat, Leah Manners of KOOP and KAZI’s...

Moody Theater opens to tune of Texas country icon

Jono Foley February 15, 2011

Willie Nelson played his second show at the new Austin City Limits Moody Theater on Monday night. The state-of-the-art theater, located on Willie Nelson Boulevard, will be the new home to Austin...

Ceremony recognizes fallen workers

Marty McAndrews February 13, 2011

The Workers Defense Project student initiative held a remembrance ceremony Friday for three workers that fell from the 11th floor of the 21 Rio luxury apartments during the 2009 construction. Students...