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

Harry Potter spellbinds fans

Amy Thornton November 19, 2010

  The lines forming throughout Austin on Thursday afternoon had nothing to do with football games or music festivals. The people standing in line waved wands, shouted words like “expelliarmus”...

Organization seeks to help immigrants earn fair pay

Yvonne Marquez November 19, 2010

Editor’s Note: Portions of interviews in this story were translated from Spanish. Felix Jimenez, an immigrant from Vera Cruz, Mexico, worked for an Austin roofing company for one year without receiving...

Haitian amputees tour United States, compete at Capitol

Yvonne Marquez November 16, 2010

Emmanuel Ladouceur was on the bottom floor of a three-story building with his family when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti last January. A goalkeeper for a local soccer team, Ladouceur lost his...

APD reports increase in homicides during 2010

Aziza Musa November 16, 2010

The Austin Police Department is facing its fifth spike in the number of murders committed during the past 15 years — despite an overall drop in the violent crime rate. Murder rates usually average...

Austin expenditures open to public through online database program

Anna Fata November 16, 2010

Austin residents can now view how the city is putting their tax dollars to use. The city launched eCheckbook, an online database of city expenditures, on its website Friday. Residents can browse the...

Architecture firms build enormous sculptures from canned goods to benefit Austin food bank

Allie Kolechta November 14, 2010

Roller coasters, cornucopias and giant armadillos constructed out of 19,000 cans of food to feed the hungry line the halls of Barton Creek Square Mall. The monuments are part of the third annual...

Event remembers deceased homeless with lunch, movie

Lauren Giudice November 14, 2010

As the sun rose Sunday morning, members of a local homeless advocacy group read the names of 168 homeless men and women who died in Austin this year, and mourners hung origami birds on the Tree of Remembrance...

Restaurants to replace vancancy on the Drag

Allison Harris November 12, 2010

Three new restaurants will debut next spring in the space where Follett’s Intellectual Property bookstore once stood on the corner of 24th and Guadalupe streets. The space will host The Coffee...

Lawyer defends controversial former APD officer while pursuing doctorate at UT

Aziza Musa November 11, 2010

Deadlines have ruled attorney Robert Icenhauer-Ramirez’s life for the past 31 years. From completing doctoral assignments to writing briefs, the lawyer has become an expert in time management....

Misuse of surge protector causes fire in North Campus

Aziza Musa November 11, 2010

An electrical fault caused a fire in a North Campus apartment near Dean Keeton Street and Harris Park Avenue on Wednesday, displacing one woman and killing her cat. No one was inside the unit at...

Woman shot in North Austin by boyfriend dies in hospital

Aziza Musa November 10, 2010

A woman died Monday after a man shot her outside an East Austin establishment over the weekend. Eula Nutall, 37, and her boyfriend Johnny Barr, 37, had a confrontation at the Airport Bar and Grill,...

Former officer Quintana jailed for assault, trespassing charges

Aziza Musa November 10, 2010

Leander police charged and arrested former Austin Police Officer Leonardo Quintana on Tuesday for misdemeanors, said Wayne Vincent, Austin Police Association president. The Austin American-Statesman...