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

Education prioritized for next legislative session

Audrey White November 8, 2010

With cuts to higher education on the horizon and textbook costs rising, college affordability is on the minds of many students, Texas student government leads said at a conference to set lobbying...

University teams explore innovative technology for prizes

Shivam Purohit November 8, 2010

Eighteen university teams from nine different countries showcased their innovations in a technology competition in Austin on Saturday. The Clint W. Murchison Sr. Chair of Free Enterprise at...

Longhorns clean up Waller Creek

Lauren Giudice November 8, 2010

More than 100 students gave up sleeping in late on Saturday morning to pull aluminum cans, plastic bags and discarded clothes out of Waller Creek. The Environmental Health and Safety Office...

Remembering Fort Hood

Collin Eaton November 8, 2010

A young boy made faces and held tightly to his father’s army fatigues as they smiled for a photograph with the secretary of the Army. Maj. Steven Richter led the medical operation during...

Fraternity holds benefit to fund diabetes research

Anna Fata November 8, 2010

Flag football was more than just a Saturday morning exercise for the 40 teams who competed in the Sugar Free Bowl, which raised money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research. Delta Epsilon...

Top Texas cities up in arms

Aziza Musa November 7, 2010

Texas ranks fourth among all U.S. states in the number of guns sold that are eventually used in crimes. One of every 50 guns recovered by Texas law enforcement agencies during criminal investigations...

Tuition rates increased 134% in last decade, report shows

Collin Eaton November 5, 2010

UT increased tuition and fees by 134 percent since 1999, according to a new report from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Adjusted for inflation, the University raised tuition at the second-highest...

City of Austin covers costs for Quintana shooting case

Aziza Musa November 5, 2010

Although Austin Police Department officials fired former Officer Leonardo Quintana in late October, the city is still responsible for finding him legal representation. City Council members...

Panel discusses GOP agenda for budget, Perry’s ambitions

Yvonne Marquez November 5, 2010

After gaining 22 seats in the Texas House of Representatives, Republicans could cut up to $25 million from state social services, a panel of political journalists agreed on Thursday. Reporters...

UT-El Paso students shot, killed in violence-ridden Ciudad Juárez

Nolan Hicks November 5, 2010

Two University of Texas at El Paso students were shot and killed in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, as they were traveling through the violence-wracked city, where U.S. officials estimate that 2,300...

TX representative dies after 28 years of service

Nolan Hicks November 5, 2010

Texas Rep. Edmund Kuempel, a Republican from Seguin, died Thursday morning at University Medical Center Brackenridge following a heart attack. Earlier that morning, the 67-year-old legislator...

Speaker suggests union changes

Allie Kolechta November 5, 2010

Labor unions need to change their strategies before they can improve working conditions, said UT law professor Julius Getman on Thursday. Getman gave a talk in the UT Law School about his...