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

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...

Texas Senate to deliberate on legislation for abortions

Allison Kroll February 11, 2011

Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a six-part series examining how bills during the 82nd legislative session will impact students. A pre-abortion sonogram bill will head to the Senate...

High school teachers impart creationism over evolution

Shamoyita DasGupta February 9, 2011

A high percentage of public high school biology teachers are choosing to teach creationism instead of evidence for evolution in their classrooms, according to a survey published in the Jan. 28 issue of...

Sex trafficking talk explores global policy

Marty McAndrews February 9, 2011

Local feminist groups filtered transnational sex trafficking through an economic lens at a Tuesday lecture, providing local, national and global frameworks for the issue. The Center for Women’s...

Safety commission strives to improve response to 911 calls

Allison Kroll February 8, 2011

Austin’s emergency call system may need further planning and revision, members of the Public Safety Commission said in a meeting Monday. Concerns about the 911 system include a lack...

APD notes increase in accidents as city combatted icy streets

Allison Kroll February 7, 2011

Frost-covered roads following Friday’s wintry weather led to more than 400 accidents in and around the Austin area, according to the Austin Police Department. The subfreezing weather that began Tuesday...

Texas student groups join to talk about human rights

Marty McAndrews February 7, 2011

Texas representatives of Amnesty International bumped into ballerinas and activist groups during the global human rights organization’s 2011 Amnesty Texas State Conference at Ballet Austin. Lily Vo,...

Standoff on Guadalupe Street ends after four hours

Claire Cardona February 5, 2011

After more than four hours of negotiating, police walked out with the man who barricaded himself inside his third-floor apartment at the Venue on Guadalupe and Fruth streets, according to KVUE. Austin...

SWAT, Austin Police negotiating with armed non-UT student at Venue apartments

Aziza Musa and Lena Price February 5, 2011

Austin Police responded to a SWAT call Saturday afternoon after a man, who police believe is not a UT student, locked himself inside his apartment at the Venue on 29th and Guadalupe Streets. Police...

Most-wanted criminals list increases arrests

Allison Kroll February 4, 2011

A list of most-wanted individuals released by the Austin Police Department leads to the arrest of about one out of every four criminals each week, an APD sergeant said. Austin’s Top Offenders list...

‘Friday Night Lights’ author critiques athletic programs

Jake Hong February 4, 2011

The lights glowed Thursday night as author and sports journalist Buzz Bissinger took the stage to offer critical commentary on today’s high school and college sports programs. Bissinger wrote the book...

Austin records unusual freeze, meteorologists expect snow

Jody Serrano February 4, 2011

This week’s biting cold and frozen precipitation are quite unusual for Central Texas, said meteorologists. The temperatures in the low 20s made Thursday the coldest Feb. 3 on record, according...