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


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...

Hindu holiday of Diwali celebrates ‘triumph of righteousness over evil’

Allison Kroll November 5, 2010

Candles lit up the walkway and the steps leading to the Tower as a priest performed traditional prayers Thursday on the Main Mall, and students celebrated an occasion that represents the triumph...

City policies for recycling will not alter UT program

Audrey White November 5, 2010

A city recycling ordinance won’t require UT to change its recycling program, but University officials said they hope to keep the their program in line with the city’s goals. The...

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...

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...

Central Texas leads state in deportation cases

Aziza Musa November 4, 2010

A federal program, recently implemented in all Texas counties, that scans local jails for undocumented immigrants with criminal records has spurred controversy because it might lead to racial profiling...

Lifelong dream of flying inspires UT business major to take to the sky

Lindsey Cherner November 3, 2010

Max Tribolet walks around the plane, completing tasks on a tedious list that includes testing the lights and switches in the cockpit, checking the weather and making sure the air space is clear....

Republicans face battles over planned budget cuts

Nolan Hicks November 3, 2010

Texas Republicans — including Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus — ran and won on a platform that promised a balanced state budget without new taxes. State...

Tuition, financial aid rise at four-year public colleges

Lauren Giudice November 3, 2010

Four-year public universities nationwide have increased their tuition and fees by almost 8 percent this year. But students might not have felt the full effects of the increases because financial...

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