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


Gov. Abbott directs Texas DPS to ramp up West Campus patrols after robberies

Brooke Ontiveros October 8, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott directed the Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday to ramp up patrols in West Campus in response to five robberies reported this week in the area. Abbott said in the press release...


Austin Public Health says COVID-19 clusters could be associated with UTEP football game

Anna Canizales October 5, 2020

Austin Public Health has seen indications that some COVID-19 case clusters are associated with the football game against UT-El Paso on Sept. 12, said APH Chief Epidemiologist Janet Pichette. The University’s...


UT-Austin community can amplify COVID-19 transmission in Austin, UT report says

Amanda Figueroa-Nieves October 2, 2020

UT students returning to campus this fall could still amplify COVID-19 transmission in Austin, but there may be a delay in detecting the spread, according to a report by the UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium.  “Chains...


Texas counties can only have one mail-in ballot location, according to new Abbott proclamation

Neha Madhira October 1, 2020

All Texas counties can have only one location for dropping off mail-in ballots by hand starting Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said in a proclamation Thursday.  The parking garage at 700 Lavaca St. will...


Restaurants deal with financial uncertainty, fear closure due to COVID-19

Lauren Goodman October 1, 2020

Some Austin restaurants near the UT campus are facing financial difficulties and are at risk of shutting down because they were forced to adapt their operations during the pandemic. According to a survey...


UT-Austin researchers use poop to predict COVID-19 spikes

Lauren Womack September 30, 2020

UT researchers are testing wastewater to predict COVID-19 spikes in the community. UT's Canary Team is a research team commissioned by Austin Water to test wastewater from water treatment plants...


UT-Austin students make plans to vote in person safely

Anna Canizales September 30, 2020

As the presidential election approaches, students are making plans to vote in person while staying safe during the pandemic. Gov. Greg Abbott announced in July that early voting in person will begin...


COVID-19 vaccine to ‘likely’ be available by end of 2020, Fauci says at 2020 Texas Tribune Festival

Neha Madhira September 29, 2020

More uniform government responses to COVID-19 may have helped limit the pandemic’s reach in the United States, infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Tuesday afternoon during a live recording.  As...


Former presidential candidate Julián Castro discusses pandemic’s effects on middle class, experience in politics at 2020 Texas Tribune Festival

Lauren Goodman September 29, 2020

Julián Castro, former presidential candidate and United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, discussed how the country’s leadership should address inequality during the pandemic,...


Students living off campus worry about COVID-19 safety as residences host in-person events

Andrew Zhang September 25, 2020

Some UT students living off campus are concerned about their health as some residences host in-person events during the pandemic. The city of Austin has issued ordinances restricting gatherings to 10...


Experts say there is ‘little transmission’ of coronavirus between UT students, other Austin residents

Amanda Figueroa-Nieves September 23, 2020

While the UT community accounts for about 25% of COVID-19 cases in Travis County since Aug. 26, the first day of classes, Dell Medical School experts said there seems to be little transmission between...


COVID-19 changes homelessness relief efforts in Austin

Santino Camacho September 23, 2020

People experiencing homelessness in Austin are facing a lack of public resources and closed kitchens during the COVID-19 pandemic, making access to services more difficult. Local organizations and the...