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

DeLay found guilty of campaign crime, awaits sentencing

Nolan Hicks November 28, 2010

He was one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington and redrew the shape of Texas politics. But now former U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay is a convicted felon who is awaiting sentencing and...

State budget may weaken Texas Youth Commission

Nolan Hicks November 28, 2010

The state budget deficit could force the Texas Youth Commission, the state juvenile corrections agency, to substantially lower the costs of providing services — which may force layoffs and facility closures. The...

Burrito company plans to expand with more stores

Mary Ellen Knewtson November 28, 2010

After the first Freebirds World Burrito opened in California in 1987, the burrito chain restaurant quickly found a formula for success: Target the throng of hungry students on the nation’s college...

DeLay convicted of money laundering and conspiracy charges

Nolan Hicks November 24, 2010

After three days of deliberations, a Travis County jury convicted former U.S. House Majority Tom DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy charges on Wednesday. The trial, which lasted for about a month,...

Environment report reveals fuel costs could cost struggling families millions

Allison Kroll November 24, 2010

Texans could save about $16 million in gas costs traveling this Thanksgiving holiday with more fuel-efficient cars, according to a Environment Texas report released Tuesday. Four environment experts...

DeLay awaits final jury decision

November 24, 2010

  The Travis County jurors deciding the fate of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told the trial judge on Tuesday that they were making progress but would need more time to arrive...

Federal rules endanger state health care

Yvonne Marquez November 24, 2010

Texas could be barred from administering some of its health care programs if it does not have an operating health insurance exchange for the unemployed and underinsured that passes a 2013 federal review,...

UT professor says profiling not effective against terror

Allison Kroll November 24, 2010

  Racial profiling is a “fundamentally flawed” method of catching terrorists, and is no more effective than random sampling techniques, according to a recent study by a UT computer...

Travis County Republican calls for recount of Texas House race

Nolan Hicks November 24, 2010

Republican Dan Neil announced Tuesday that he would request a recount of the ballots of the race against incumbent state Rep. Donna Howard, an Austin Democrat. The Neil campaign, which expects the recount...

Blood drive pits A&M against UT

Emily Sides November 24, 2010

As Thursday’s football game against the Aggies approaches, the rivalry between UT and Texas A&M University deepens as the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas gives a new meaning to the tradition. The...

Four Seasons offers charity sweet deal

November 24, 2010

  In an annual community event, the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin unveiled their gingerbread village and lit the lobby tree Tuesday evening. The ceremony at the hotel included the lighting...

Budget cuts push students to speak for departments

Audrey White November 23, 2010

Fewer than two weeks after the College of Liberal Arts recommended cuts to centers and institutions, more than 100 UT students, faculty and staff attended the second meeting of a new organization Monday...

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