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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


UTPD uses Mobile Field Force, de-escalation to prepare for civil disorder, public safety emergencies

Meghan Nguyen January 30, 2019

Last fall was marked by multiple student protests, including the Young Conservatives of Texas tabling on West Mall and Turning Point USA’s debate with Charlie Kirk.  In the case protests...


University of Texas police pronounce man dead on scene after being hit by CapMetro bus near DKR

Emily Hernandez January 29, 2019

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services pronounced a man dead on the scene after responding to a report of a person trapped under a Capitol Metro bus at the corner of San Jacinto Boulevard and...


Austin Police respond to report of an armed robbery at Dobie Target

Emily Hernandez January 25, 2019

Update 9:31 a.m.:  The suspect was arrested by UTPD in the University Christian Church and turned over to the custody of APD, Newton said. Original Story: The Austin Police Department responded...


Austin police investigating reported robbery in West Campus

Emily Hernandez January 16, 2019

Tuesday at 8:45 p.m., Austin Police Department responded to a non-UT affiliated person who reported a robbery in the 2300 block of Rio Grande Street, according to a campus-wide alert. The person reported...


Former law school official indicted for theft, money laundering

London Gibson December 22, 2018

Jason Shoumaker, a former facilities director at the UT law school, was indicted this week for theft, money laundering and abuse of official capacity. Shoumaker was indicted by a Travis County grand...


UT student reports sexual assault at Jester West Dormitory

Chase Karacostas December 17, 2018

A UT student reported a non-stranger sexual assault that occurred at 5 p.m. Sunday, according to a campus-wide safety alert email.  UTPD is actively investigating the incident, according to the...


Kendrex White found not guilty by reason of insanity for 2017 on-campus stabbing

Meghan Nguyen December 11, 2018

Editor's note: This story has been updated with statements from UT President Gregory Fenves and Lori Brown, Harrison Brown's mother. State District Judge Tamara Needles has found Kendrex...


Timeline: Here’s what we know so far in the upcoming Harrison Brown murder case

Meghan Nguyen December 10, 2018

The following timeline is the series of events leading up to the upcoming trial of Kendrex White, who was indicted after a May 2017 stabbing attack left freshman Harrison Brown dead and three other students...


As the semester comes to a close, here’s a look back at some of the top stories from this fall

Katie Balevic, Raga Justin, Meghan Nguyen, and Savana Dunning December 10, 2018

YCT Kavanaugh protest Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed after testifying against sexual assault allegations from former high school classmate Christine Blasey Ford, among others. UT’s...


Reports of robberies decrease in West Campus, Riverside

Megan Menchaca December 7, 2018

Robberies have decreased in West Campus and Riverside this fall semester compared to last fall, according to the Austin Police Department Crime Viewer. Since Aug. 29, there have been zero reported robberies...


Student arrested, charged with perjury in regard to alleged kidnapping

Meghan Nguyen November 28, 2018

Update (Friday 3:33 p.m.): A University of Texas student was arrested Thursday and charged with perjury and providing false information to a police officer.  Chemical engineering sophomore...


APD aims to reduce misdemeanor arrests with cite-and-release reform

Meghan Nguyen November 14, 2018

More people accused of misdemeanor-level crimes may be eligible for a citation rather than an arrest after the Austin Police Department made changes to its cite-and-release policy Nov. 1. Under the...