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



What questions do you have about the coronavirus at UT-Austin?

The Daily Texan Staff August 26, 2020

The Daily Texan is reporting on how UT-Austin and local officials are responding to the spread of COVID-19. We want to hear about how coronavirus is affecting you — especially if you are a UT student,...


West Campus security improvements delayed further, Walter Webb Hall substation to open soon

Brooke Ontiveros August 24, 2020

Security improvements in West Campus that were set to be near complete by the first day of the fall semester continue to be delayed due to the pandemic, UT Police Chief David Carter said. Last semester,...


Targeted online, phishing scams increase since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

Brooke Ontiveros April 9, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Online scams and phishing attacks...


UTPD clear Union safe for re-entry, find no source of loud noise

Brooke Ontiveros March 5, 2020

Following a report of a loud noise at the Texas Union at 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, the UT Police Department cleared the Union as safe for re-entry an hour later. The source of the reported loud noise and...


Police student loan assistance aims to recruit educated forces

Laura Morales February 21, 2020

UT Police Department officer Dustin Farahnak responds to 911 calls between attending Texas Law classes, interning with the Travis County District Attorney, studying for the bar exam in July and caring...


APD, UTPD are looking for more recruits, but budgets are limiting growth

Brooke Ontiveros February 7, 2020

The Austin and UT Police Departments both employ close to the authorized number of officers but are still looking to increase recruitments.  APD is budgeted for 1,959 officers and currently employs...


UTPD Chief David Carter plans to increase security around campus

Neha Madhira January 27, 2020

UT Police Department Chief David Carter said he plans to increase West Campus patrols and implement a new camera security system near campus at a press conference Monday. This conference came after...


UT announces increased safety measures following downtown Austin stabbings

Neha Madhira January 27, 2020

UT President Gregory Fenves sent a campuswide email Sunday regarding safety near campus following the stabbing of two UT students last week. “Incidents like this serve as a reminder that we must...


APD renews funding for stings of tobacco sales in Austin

Hannah Williford January 24, 2020

The Austin Police Department will continue to conduct sting operations monitoring the sale of tobacco and vape products to minors. Austin City Council approved $50,000 in funding from Texas State University...


Austin Police investigating report of kidnapping in West Campus

Emily Hernandez December 19, 2019

The Austin Police Department responded to a report of a kidnapping in West Campus at 24th and San Antonio streets, according to a campuswide email.  APD received a report that a man wearing a red...


Fall 2019: Looking back, looking forward

The Daily Texan Staff December 9, 2019

Looking Back Homelessness In October, the Austin City Council banned camping on sidewalks and within 15 feet of business doors and the governor sent the Texas Department of Transportation to clear...


After a semester, UTPD restructure increases community engagement, improves recruitment

Emily Hernandez December 6, 2019

A semester after the UT Police Department restructured their divisions to improve community engagement through policing practices, UTPD Chief David Carter said the changes are working well.  Carter...

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