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


State attorney general race heats up

Aziza Musa October 28, 2010

If elected as state attorney general, Houston lawyer Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Democrat, promises to sue Wall Street firms. But Republican incumbent Greg Abbott is already involved in a suit against...

Early voters from Texas’ urban areas increasing

Nolan Hicks October 28, 2010

Election records from around Texas indicate that early voting for the 2010 midterm election is up sharply in several Rio Grande Valley counties as well as key urban areas throughout the state when compared...

Proposed SG reforms address low student input

Audrey White October 28, 2010

Student Government’s internal structure could receive some major changes with a recommendation from the SG Reform Task Force. The task force voted to approve an outline of its recommendations...

UT improves sustainability grade

Destinee Hodge October 28, 2010

A nonprofit organization that evaluates sustainability on college campuses gave UT a B+ for the 2011 school year. The Sustainable Endowments Institute provides a “Sustainability Report Card”...

Student summit at Capitol addresses school bullying

Mary Ellen Knewtson October 28, 2010

On Wednesday more than 400 eighth-grade students left the Capitol with new tools to combat the bullying and discrimination they may face in their middle schools. The No Place For Hate Youth Summit...

Assault charges, violations lead to officer’s second firing

Aziza Musa October 28, 2010

Austin police officer Leonardo Quintana was fired Wednesday for the second time in five months for violating company policy, said Austin Police Department spokesman Cpl. Scott Perry. A dismissal...

Stem cell research prompts call for funds, centralization

Ahsika Sanders October 28, 2010

The nonprofit organization Texans for Stem Cell Research rallied for more state funding in Austin earlier this month. The group followed up Wednesday with a symposium on the UT campus to show how research...

Student debate highlights issues, encourages voting

Destinee Hodge October 28, 2010

University Democrats and College Republicans squared off on political hot topics such as health care and immigration reform at the Hook the Vote debate on Wednesday. The event was an attempt by...

TX Railroad Commission race split on partisan lines

Collin Eaton October 27, 2010

The election of the next chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, the office charged with regulating the state oil and gas industry, will test whether more endorsements and experience can help one...

Muslims on campus, allies finish day’s fast for charity

Ahsika Sanders October 27, 2010

Students, faculty members and Austinites gathered around tables in the McCombs School of Business atrium on Tuesday, silently listening to the call to prayer, an operatic-style hymn that signified the...

Archivist tells history of Hershey

Yvonne Marquez October 27, 2010

As students listened to Pamela Whitenack, director of the Hershey Community Archives, they popped the famous tiny chocolate kisses into their mouths. The oral history archivist spoke at the School...

Jury for DeLay trial selected after eight hours

Nolan Hicks October 27, 2010

It was supposed to take at least two days, but after a marathon court hearing that lasted for more than eight hours Tuesday, a state district court seated a jury of six men and six women to hear the...

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