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


Moderates, two Democrats elected to education board

Allie Kolechta November 3, 2010

The influence of the State Board of Education’s conservative bloc, which has dominated the board’s politics for two years, may have taken a hit Tuesday night, after a group of six more...

Precinct turns away unaware voters

Ahsika Sanders November 3, 2010

More than half of the students who attempted to vote at the Flawn Academic Center were not aware that on Election Day, ballots can only be cast at the precinct in which voters live. Out of...

GOP expands control of Texas House of Representatives

Audrey White November 3, 2010

Republicans widened their majority in the Texas House of Representatives, taking 22 seats from Democrats Tuesday night. The 99 Republicans and 51 Democrats in the new state house must balance...

Austinites pass bond to improve transportation

Yvonne Marquez November 3, 2010

Austin residents passed a $90 million bond to improve roadways and construct bike lanes and sidewalks on Tuesday. Get Austin Moving, a political action committee in favor of the Strategic...

AP calls Texas District 17 for Bill Flores

Aziza Musa November 2, 2010

The Associated Press has called Texas Congressional District 17 for Republican challenger Bill Flores. Flores defeated 10-term Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Waco). MSNBC reports that with 32...

CNN Projects Perry as winner of governor’s race

Andrew Kreighbaum November 2, 2010

With 51 percent of precincts reporting, CNN projects incumbent Republican Rick Perry as winner of the Texas gubernatorial race over Democrat Bill White. Perry has received 1,385,194 or 57...

Find your polling location by address

Ryan Murphy November 2, 2010

Not sure where to go to vote on November 2? Search for your polling location here. Remember, you must be registered at your current address in order to vote in that precinct. For more information,...

Parties clash over accusations of bias at Travis County polling centers

Nolan Hicks November 2, 2010

With polls opening on Election Day at 7 a.m., Democrats and Republicans have spent the past several days dueling over allegations of voter intimidation in heavily minority precincts in Harris and...

UT System opens applications seeking sixth Student Regent

Collin Eaton November 2, 2010

The UT System is accepting applications for its sixth Student Regent, a non-voting member of the Board of Regents whose primary duty will be to act as a communicator between students and the board. Student...

Cut foreign language program revived

Audrey White and Collin Eaton November 2, 2010

Vietnamese language instruction will return to campus next summer as part of an intensive immersion language program that will also include Czech, Russian and Modern Greek. In an effort to...

Hometown hero physics professor awarded for work

Shivam Purohit November 2, 2010

Physics professor Eiichiro Komatsu remembers listening to stories as a child about the late Hideki Yukawa, Japan’s first Nobel Laureate in physics. He never thought he would one day be awarded...

Austinites split over Prop. 1 proposal

Vidushi Shrimali and Anna Fata November 2, 2010

Austin residents will decide Tuesday whether a $90 million bond proposal to fund road improvements and build sidewalks and bike lanes is an effective solution to the city’s transportation...

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