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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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DWI rates increase in months following departure of Uber and Lyft

Catherine Marfin August 26, 2016

Driving while intoxicated incidents have steadily increased since the ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft left Austin in May.  On May 9, just days after a ballot measure in support of the ride-hailing...


UTPD launches Be Safe campaign, reaches out to students

Katie Keenan August 22, 2016

UTPD launched its Be Safe campaign Friday while awaiting the release of the Department of Public Safety’s security assessment that began months ago in the wake of freshman Haruka Weiser’s murder....


Update: Suspect arrested in connection to Sixth Street shooting

Lillian Michel and Estefania Espinosa July 31, 2016

Updated at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3: Authorities have arrested 24-year-old Endicott McCray in Atlanta, according to the Austin American-Statesman. McCray was apprehended by law enforcement officers...


Potential risks, dangers associated with Pokemon Go

Nahila Bonfiglio July 21, 2016

Pokemon Go has risen to nationwide popularity in record time, quickly outpacing other mobile games, such as Candy Crush and Angry Birds. However, there are potential dangers; players have gotten lost,...


APD to fully implement first wave of body cameras

Jasleen Shokar July 20, 2016

The Austin Police Department will be outfitting 500 police officers with body cameras over the next three months.Austin City Council approved a contract with Taser International, the company that will...

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Students create an app to help report crime on campus

Anusha Lalani July 19, 2016

Recent crimes on campus have prompted two UT students, four UT alumni and graduates from other universities, to create an app that helps students report crime on campus. CampusWatch was created two...

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APD warns against increased motor vehicle thefts

Catherine Marfin July 18, 2016

Vehicle thefts increased in areas surrounding campus following University commencement ceremonies, Austin Police reported. The Austin Police Department issued an advisory to Austin residents and UT...


Campus masturbator targets women throughout West Campus

Brianna Stone July 17, 2016

Austin Police Department received a report of a man driving around West Campus and asking for directions while masturbating on July 1. The incident occurred at 2700 E. 22nd St., was categorized as an...


Update: no plea entered in Criner case

Catherine Marfin and Estefania Espinosa July 8, 2016

Updated at 10:38 a.m. Friday: Judge David Wahlberg of the 167th Criminal District Court chose not to arraign Criner on Friday, despite he and his defense being prepared to plead not guilty. Criner’s...


‘Black Lives Matter’ graffiti appears on Confederate memorial on South Mall

Ellie Breed July 7, 2016

A Confederate soldier’s memorial was marked with the words “Black Lives Matter,” near the Littlefield Fountain on campus early Thursday morning. Cindy Posey, UTPD’s public information...


Mental health could play a role in conviction of UT murder suspect

Catherine Marfin July 6, 2016

As the July 8 pretrial motions hearing for Meechaiel Khalil Criner — the suspect in the death of UT dance freshman Haruka Weiser — approaches, experts are debating what role his mental health...

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UT alumna petitions for safer reporting system for sexual assault victims

Anusha Lalani June 23, 2016

UT alumna Tara DeMarco launched a petition on on June 8, calling on Chancellor William McRaven to implement an online reporting system for campus sexual assaults.   DeMarco, a sexual...

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