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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-Austin students raise awareness about food insecurity through Hungry Horns Facebook page

Samantha Greyson October 23, 2020

Three UT students launched a Facebook page last week to provide students with information about food sources, including a document listing resources where students can access assistance.  The resource...

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UT-Austin service organizations hold virtual community service opportunities

Morgan-Taylor Thomas October 23, 2020

Student organizations are adapting to COVID-19 regulations by participating in virtual community service, which some students say is limiting possible connections. Amulya Cherian, the internal service...

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More than 9,000 ballots cast at UT-Austin polling locations during first week of early voting

Neha Madhira October 23, 2020

Around 9,000 people voted at UT’s two polling locations since early voting began Oct. 13, according to the Travis County Clerk website as of Monday evening. Overall, 234,016 people have voted...


Explainer: What are Proposition A and B and how do they affect students?

Lauren Goodman October 22, 2020

Students registered to vote in Austin will be able to vote for or against two transit plans proposed by the city’s officials in the Nov. 3 election. Here’s a look at what is in the plans. What...


Real estate professionals weigh in on when to sign apartment leases for next school year

Brooke Ontiveros October 20, 2020

As the pandemic obscures how classes will operate in the next school year, students may be conflicted on when the best time to sign apartment leases is, not knowing whether their classes will be primarily...


Texas 2020 General Election: What you need to know to vote early

Neha Madhira October 16, 2020

Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election begins Tuesday, which will include voting for the U.S. presidential election and the U.S. senate election.  Travis County residents can vote at polling...


Bars cannot safely reopen with current hospitalization trends, Austin Public Health officials say

Anna Canizales October 14, 2020

Bars in Austin cannot safely open to 50% capacity with the current COVID-19 infection and hospitalization trends in Travis County, Austin Public Health officials said at a Wednesday press conference. Last...


311 COVID-19 concern calls experience spikes in West Campus since beginning of fall semester

Brooke Ontiveros October 14, 2020

West Campus has experienced spikes in 311 COVID-19 concern calls since August, according to the Austin Code COVID-19 complaint cases dashboard. About 67% of these calls resulted in no violations found. Austin...


Austin Police Department responds to criminal mischief call at Texas Hillel

Brooke Ontiveros October 13, 2020

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include a statement from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The Austin Police Department responded to a criminal mischief call at...


Austin, Travis County launch emergency preparedness mobile app

Lauren Goodman October 13, 2020

The city of Austin and the University have launched mobile apps to help citizens prepare for emergencies.  The mobile app Ready Central Texas, launched Sept. 30, is designed to keep residents in...

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Austin local artists come together to release ‘Walk With Me Austin’ benefit song

Miranda Garza October 9, 2020

Over a montage of murals, photos and videos centered around the fight for racial justice, more than 40 local Austin artists performed the song ‘Walk with Me Austin’ on a YouTube livestream...


UT Design Institute for Health report finds senior care in Austin is inequitable

Nicole Gomez October 9, 2020

Researchers at the UT Design Institute for Health have been working on a project commissioned by the Austin City Council to make elderly care facilities more equitable. Last Tuesday, researchers with...