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


DNA analyst in Haruka Weiser’s murder case resigns over inaccurate testimony

Emily Hernandez August 24, 2019

A forensic scientist who analyzed DNA in UT dance freshman Haruka Weiser’s case has resigned after an investigation by the Texas Forensics Science Commission found she gave incorrect testimony during...


University of Texas police investigating indecent exposure at Pickle Research Campus

Emily Hernandez May 3, 2019

The UT Police Department responded to a report of an indecent exposure at the West J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Northwest Austin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, according to a campus-wide email sent Friday morning. The...


Rape kit backlog forcing city to look outward, victims notified years later

Jackson Barton May 3, 2019

Austin Police Department’s thousands of backlogged rape kits have been tested, but still need to be reviewed and entered into the Combined DNA Index Systems, the FBI’s national DNA database....


UT Police Department arrests suspect in Guadalupe Street robbery

Emily Hernandez April 19, 2019

The UT Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at 2354 Guadalupe Street — the address of Shoe Palace, an athletic footwear and apparel retail chain — at 10:11 a.m. Friday,...

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Austin Police: West Campus burglaries down from last spring

Hayden Baggett April 10, 2019

The Austin Police Department has reported 15 fewer burglaries in West Campus this semester compared to the same period last spring, according to the APD Crime Viewer. APD has recorded 26 burglaries...


Family of cyclist killed in Capital Metro bus collision sues driver, driver’s employers

Emily Hernandez April 1, 2019

The family of the cyclist killed in January on San Jacinto Boulevard is suing the Capital Metro bus driver charged with the man’s death and her employers.  Cyclist Anthony John Diaz,...


Hey, Curious Campus: How can students stay safe on or near campus late at night?

Mackenzie Graham February 25, 2019

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said UTPD took 40 minutes to arrest the man who yelled threats in the Texas Union. It actually took 40 minutes for UTPD to notify students of the...


UTPD responds to disturbance at Texas Union Building

Emily Hernandez February 12, 2019

The UT Police Department arrested a man at the corner of 24th and Guadalupe streets after responding to a report of a man yelling threats in the Texas Union Building at 11:15 p.m. Monday night, according...


UTPD K9s compete in campus food drive

Hayden Baggett February 11, 2019

The UT Police Department’s K-9 unit is competing to attract donations in a breakfast-based food drive supporting the campus food pantry UT Outpost. UT Outpost coordinator Will Ross said there...


SafeHorns wins $20,000, plans to invest in safety

Emily Hernandez February 11, 2019

After winning $20,000 from Tiff’s Treats’ charity contest, safety advocacy non-profit SafeHorns plans to use the money to implement a safety patrol in West Campus. Tiff’s Treats,...


Introducing Curious Capitol: Do you have questions about the Texas Legislature? We’ll find answers

Megan Menchaca February 1, 2019

Is there something you’d like to learn about the Texas Legislature? An issue or lawmaker you’d like The Daily Texan to cover? Or even just a more in-depth look at a bill that was recently introduced? I’m...


Cyclist killed in collision with CapMetro near University of Texas’ Royal-Memorial Stadium

Emily Hernandez January 30, 2019

A man was pronounced dead on the scene after he collided with a Capital Metro bus near Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Monday night. The man was pronounced dead by Austin-Travis County Emergency...