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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

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Governor Abbott announces 100% business capacity, end of mask mandate beginning March 10

Tori Duff and Samantha Greyson March 2, 2021

Sheryl Lawrence and Skye Seipp contributed to this report. Editor's note: This story has been updated as information has been made available. Update Thursday at 4:30 p.m.: Texas...

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Boil water notice lifted for UT-Austin main campus, West Campus, parts of North Campus

Skye Seipp, Sheryl Lawrence, and Lauren Abel February 22, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was updated as information became available.  The University’s main campus is no longer under a boil water notice, according to the emergency messages page....

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Students, advocates speak out about slow lighting improvements in West Campus

Tori Duff February 22, 2021

Local safety organizations and UT students are frustrated by the city’s lack of communication about when West Campus lighting improvements will occur to increase safety amid rising crime rates.  Austin...

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Austin City Council votes to conduct study to determine tobacco disparities within LGBTQ+ community

Sheryl Lawrence February 22, 2021

UT will conduct a community health needs assessment on tobacco use disparities among the LGBTQ+ population in Austin after the Austin City Council voted in favor of the study Feb. 4. The Gender, Sexuality...

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Here’s what Austin officials are saying about inclement weather

Sheryl Lawrence, Kevin Vu, Tori Duff, and Samantha Greyson February 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be up to date. The Daily Texan is tracking press briefings held by city...

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Here’s what you need to know about power, water and shelter at and around UT amid severe weather

Editor’s Note: This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be up to date. Students living off campus continue to face power and...

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Power outages due to severe winter weather continue, ‘too early to predict’ when power will be restored

Skye Seipp February 15, 2021

Power outages have been affecting some customers since early Monday morning after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas called for rotating outages to turn off power for two million homes in Texas.  The...

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UTPD develops crisis intervention team to respond to mental health calls

Lauren Abel February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. The UT Police Department launched the University Critical Incident Response Team on Jan. 11 with the hope...

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UT, city council expand PCT locations around Austin

Lauren Womack and Lauren Abel February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. The University’s Proactive Community Testing program is expanding to include mobile sites located...

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Austin City Council votes to separate forensics lab from APD jurisdiction

Tori Duff February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. The Austin City Council voted to separate its forensics lab from the Austin Police Department last Thursday,...

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Austin City Council approves purchase of new hotel to house people experiencing homelessness

Tori Duff February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. On Thursday, Austin City Council voted to purchase Candlewood Suites to house people experiencing homelessness...

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Some UT-Austin students say they were misled into signing petition to reinstate homeless camping ban

Skye Seipp January 27, 2021

Aswathi Thomas was at Zilker Metropolitan Park on Jan. 18 when a maskless man asked her and a friend to sign a petition he said would “help homeless people get off the streets.”  Thomas,...