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

Increase in early voting implies high interest level

Audrey White November 2, 2010

Republicans and Democrats are both certain that record-high early voting totals in Travis County indicate support for their respective party’s candidates, and both are fighting to get voters...

APD to update car camera system

Aziza Musa November 2, 2010

The Austin Police Department will be the first law enforcement agency in the nation to use door triggers to activate an updated dashboard camera system in patrol cars and motorcycles. Public...

Crowd calls for ‘sanity’ at Austin satellite rally

Lauren Giudice November 1, 2010

About 1,500 miles away from Austin, political satirists and Comedy Central show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Although the rally took place on...

KUT going strong with record funds

Amy Thornton October 29, 2010

Although the KUT studio might not be visible to many students on campus, KUT Radio has shown that it has a voice in the Austin community and that it is only getting stronger. The station’s...

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...