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 investigating into city’s 30th murder of the year

Aziza Musa November 1, 2010

Austin police are investigating the city’s 30th murder that occurred late Sunday night near Riverside Drive and Pleasant Valley Road. At about 10:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the crime...

Austin Police apprehend suspect in three-victim murder case

Aziza Musa November 1, 2010

Police arrested a man they believe is involved in a triple homicide in several Austin homes. The APD apprehended the suspect, Marco Antonio Garcia, 45, in a hostel near Riverside Drive on Friday....

Protesters speak out against death penalty

Anna Fata November 1, 2010

Sylvia Garza’s son Robert has spent the last seven years on death row in Texas. Garza walked Saturday in the 11th annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty. Leaders of anti-death penalty groups...

Crowd calls for ‘sanity’ at Austin satellite rally

Lauren Giudice November 1, 2010

About 1,500 miles away from Austin, political satirists and Comedy Central show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Although the rally took place on...

‘No Refusal’ weekend brings in 50 arrests

Aziza Musa November 1, 2010

Austin Police Department arrested 50 people during the Halloween “No Refusal” weekend. APD implemented the policy for Friday and Saturday nights, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., expecting large...

UT officers encourage safety on Halloween

Aziza Musa October 29, 2010

Officers from the UT and Austin police departments are encouraging students to engage in safe practices, including awareness of alcohol consumption and alternatives to drunken driving during this year’s...

Volunteers push students to vote

Yvonne Marquez October 29, 2010

About 25 volunteers chatted away their cell phone minutes Thursday evening as part of Hook the Vote’s early vote phone bank. With a list of 14,000 contacts, the volunteers called registered...

Speaker champions day of action

Allie Kolechta October 29, 2010

Social justice worker Rajasvini Bhansali, a 2003 alumna of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, said in a speech on Thursday in honor of National Young Women’s Day of Action that women in developing...

Lt. governor race favors Dewhurst, faces funding gap

Allison Kroll October 29, 2010

The biggest challenge for the next lieutenant governor, the second-highest ranking official in the state, could be how to plug the state’s ever-growing budget deficit. The latest estimates place...

Senate seeks to identify service learning classes

Audrey White October 29, 2010

The Senate of College Councils and the Office of Academic Service Learning are working together to help students find courses that will combine academics with community outreach. On Thursday night,...

Bicyclists pedal for Prop. 1

Shivam Purohit October 29, 2010

Forty bicyclists made the trip from the Austin City Hall Plaza on Cesar Chavez Street to an early voting site at the South Congress H-E-B on Thursday evening to support construction of more bike paths,...

False alarm disrupts campus; weapon proves to be fake rifle

Aziza Musa October 29, 2010

Texas A&M University resumed normal activity Thursday evening after campus police responded to a report of a possible campus gunman. A campus bus driver saw an individual carrying what he thought...