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

UTPD opens new substation in West Campus following protests against location

UTPD opens new substation in West Campus following protests against location

Tori Duff, News Reporter September 8, 2021

The University of Texas Police Department opened a second substation last Tuesday in West Campus, despite protests from some students against the location. UTPD West is located on 25th Street and Guadalupe...

Austin sees increase in gun violence, homicides

Austin sees increase in gun violence, homicides

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter July 15, 2021

Content Warning: This article contains discussion of gun violence and death. Austin had not seen more than roughly 40 homicides in the decades preceding 2020, but since the beginning of 2020, there...

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13 people injured after mass shooting in downtown Austin, 1 deceased, 1 in critical condition, 2 arrested

Sheryl Lawrence, News Reporter June 12, 2021

Content warning: This article contains discussions of gun violence and death. Update as of 11:00am Tuesday: The Austin Police Department identified and charged a third suspect with the murder of...

Police responded to barricaded, armed subject at an apartment in Riverside, subject in custody

Police responded to barricaded, armed subject at an apartment in Riverside, subject in custody

Tori Duff May 4, 2021

TW:  Discussions of gun violence.  This is a developing situation, and The Daily Texan will update as more details come out.  The Austin Police Department responded to an armed subject who barricaded...

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UTPD files charges against former UT student for burglary of habitation and indecent assault

Sheryl Lawrence April 29, 2021

Trigger warning: This article discusses incident of sexual assault and harrasment. Support is available for anyone affected by sexual assault, interpersonal violence (including domestic and dating violence),...

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How Austin has addressed police reform since a national reckoning with police brutality

Tori Duff March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan. Trigger Warning: Contains mentions of  police brutality, violence and racism.   After nationwide Black...

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Austin Police officer charged with murder of Michael Ramos

Tori Duff March 11, 2021

A Travis County grand jury issued an arrest warrant with a murder charge on Wednesday for Christopher Taylor, the Austin police officer who shot and killed Michael Ramos in April 2020, according to 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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Fall 2020: Looking Forward

Campus UT will offer almost 60% of spring classes online with a similar number of courses having online, hybrid and in-person modality as in the fall semester. Students living in residence halls may...

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Fall 2020: Looking Back

University The UT System Board of Regents unanimously approved Jay Hartzell as permanent president of the University on Sept. 21 after he served as interim president since June 1.  Campus Due...

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13 people, including current, former UT-Austin students, charged with drug trafficking in West Campus

Skye Seipp December 4, 2020

Thirteen people, including current and former UT-Austin students, were arrested by federal, state and local officials Thursday and charged with trafficking fentanyl, LSD and methamphetamine, among other...

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Drug, alcohol violations down from last year, suspension no longer required for drug offenses

Brooke Ontiveros November 5, 2020

Drug violations recorded by the University have decreased by about 58% since last year, and alcohol violations have decreased by about 14%, according to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial...