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

UT officers encourage safety on Halloween

Aziza Musa October 29, 2010

Officers from the UT and Austin police departments are encouraging students to engage in safe practices, including awareness of alcohol consumption and alternatives to drunken driving during this year’s...

Assault charges, violations lead to officer’s second firing

Aziza Musa October 28, 2010

Austin police officer Leonardo Quintana was fired Wednesday for the second time in five months for violating company policy, said Austin Police Department spokesman Cpl. Scott Perry. A dismissal...

Quintana scrutinized for assault allegations

Aziza Musa October 27, 2010

Less than a week after being reinstated to the Austin Police Department, Officer Leonardo Quintana is facing new scrutiny from the department after allegations of assault from his former girlfriend....

Latino rally draws Austin political figures

Allison Kroll October 27, 2010

In memory of Emma Barrientos, the wife of a retired state senator, the Travis County Democratic Party and the Austin Tejano Democrats sponsored an early voting rally Tuesday at Zaragosa Park in East...

Coalition pursues suicide prevention

Yvonne Marquez October 27, 2010

An open conversation about suicide is important so the act will not become stigmatized, said Amy Durall, a representative from Victim Services at the Travis County Sheriff’s Department. On...

Truck collides with motorcycle

Collin Eaton October 27, 2010

A white Frito-Lay truck crashed into a man riding a motorcycle early Tuesday near a parking lot on Guadalupe Street. The man was conscious and breathing when paramedics took him to University Medical...

National Trust asks residents to reflect on local identity, preservation of culture

Vidushi Shrimali October 26, 2010

When UT graduate Jason Clement asked Austinites to describe their city in one word, some of the most popular answers were eclectic, weird, confused and home. Clement and Julia Rocchi, online content...

Landmark artwork gains legal permit

Anna Fata October 26, 2010

After a seven-month battle, the Austin landmark known as the Cathedral of Junk received proper building permits to remain open to the public. The Cathedral of Junk is a 33-foot, fort-like structure...

Viva la Vida

Lauren Giudice October 25, 2010

Marigolds, art displays and hundreds of people in skeleton costumes celebrated Día de los Muertos at the Mexic-Arte Museum’s 27th annual Viva la Vida Fest, Austin’s largest and longest-running...

Students design low-cost housing

Nick Mehendale October 25, 2010

Student volunteers hoping to provide help to the homeless painted and continued construction on a one-room micro cottage for the homeless Saturday. The project is part of Community First!, an initiative...

Quintana reinstated to police force

Aziza Musa October 22, 2010

An arbitrator reinstated Austin police Officer Leonardo Quintana on Thursday after five months off the force following a drunken driving offense earlier this year. Quintana’s indefinite suspension...

Local economy wins big in football

Daniel Sanchez October 22, 2010

Longhorn fans may not be sitting where they thought they would be at the start of the season with a 4-2 record and a No. 19 ranking in the BCS, following a surprising 34-12 loss to underdog UCLA and...