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



Police arrest suspect in rock-throwing cases

Catherine Marfin June 16, 2016

One week after the department announced the I-35 rock-throwing cases would be their top priority, the Austin Police Department made an arrest in the case. APD arrested Patrick Eugene Johnson, a 59-year-old...


Grand jury indicts suspect for capital murder in death of Haruka Weiser

Catherine Marfin June 10, 2016

A Travis County grand jury has indicted 17-year-old Meechaiel Khalil Criner on capital murder charges for the death of UT-Austin dance freshman Haruka Weiser in April. The two-page indictment accuses...


Recent campus events raise safety concerns among class of 2020 and parents

Anusha Lalani June 9, 2016

Swarms of people in orange Longhorn t-shirts filled the University on Monday as the freshman class of 2020 attended the first round of summer orientation. While anticipation and excitement could be felt...


Local partnerships and donations increase reward money for I-35 rock-throwing cases

Catherine Marfin June 6, 2016

The Austin Police Department and local partners are offering up to $25,000 in exchange for any information that results in an arrest or conviction as they investigate the mounting number of rock-throwing...


UTPD receives reports of an aggravated assault on Whitis Avenue

Catherine Marfin May 24, 2016

At approximately 1 p.m. Monday afternoon the UT Police Department received two reports — one of a disturbance and one about the location of an aggravated assault with a knife on the 2000 block of...


Unsealed search warrants provide information related to Haruka Weiser investigation

Estefania Espinosa May 20, 2016

Search warrants unsealed Thursday reveal details related to the investigation of UT theatre and dance freshman Haruka Weiser’s death. The documents discuss physical and forensic evidence that...


Suspect named in death of ‘Junior the Wendy’s Guy’

Wynne Davis May 12, 2016

Austin Police Department officers have named Nikolas Ray Eller, 38, as the suspect in the death of Ishmael Mohammed Jr., according to the Austin American-Statesman. APD officers are investigating Mohammed...


Federal officials say arson caused West explosion

Caleb Wong May 12, 2016

A “criminal act” caused the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, according to a report released by federal officials.    Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...


SURE Walk remains in high demand

Mikaela Cannizzo May 6, 2016

The number of SURE Walk users has remained high throughout the past month, following a 400 percent increase in requests for the service after the on-campus homicide. Krishan Sachdev, SURE Walk director...


Officer-involved shootings continue to increase in Austin, with fifth incident in 2016

Mikaela Cannizzo May 3, 2016

A 29-year-old man was shot and killed by an Austin police officer in a South Austin Randall’s parking lot on April 22. The incident marked 2016’s fifth officer-involved shooting in Austin,...


Reckless driving reports decrease on campus

Mikaela Cannizzo April 28, 2016

Reckless driving offenses in the campus area have decreased slightly since 2013 but remain relatively low when compared with other driving-related violations such as drunken driving, according to data...


UTPD and APD officers address safety concerns at on-campus coalition meeting

Mikaela Cannizzo April 26, 2016

The UT Police Department addressed safety concerns in collaboration with the Austin Police Department, Campus Safety & Security and other community agencies at a town hall meeting on campus Monday...

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