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


Activists promote clean energy

Anna Fata October 7, 2010

Harvey Hayek, the owner of a pecan orchard that has been in his family since 1898, has lost about two-thirds of his crop since the Fayette Power Plant moved into town in 1979. He said he had to...

Special court for veterans first of its kind in county

Joshua Barajas October 7, 2010

After his March 2003 deployment to Iraq, Lance Cpl. Domitilo Ponce III faced psychological injuries within the confines of his home despite being far from the dangers of combat. Suffering from post-traumatic...

Council questions provost on academic centers’ cuts

Collin Eaton October 7, 2010

Several members of the Faculty Council asked UT Provost Steven Leslie on Monday how the central administration would assist academic centers through the budget cuts and challenged him on the measurements...

FBI investigates case, shooter’s background

Collin Eaton September 29, 2010

At 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, a caller alerted the UT Police Department to the presence of a masked gunman on campus. Seven minutes later, the dispatcher sent a text message warning 53,000 people, and the University...

UT student kills self after firing AK-47 on 21st Street

Nolan Hicks September 29, 2010

The UT campus was on lockdown for nearly four hours Tuesday because of a shooting incident that ended when the gunman, armed with an AK-47 rifle, took his own life after unleashing a barrage of bullets...

Witnesses recount school lockdown

Aziza Musa September 29, 2010

Computer science freshman Ashley McCrory got off the Forty Acres shuttle bus near Dobie Center on what she thought would be a regular Tuesday morning. McCrory was debating whether she should return...

One suspected shooter dead at UT campus library, no one else injured

Aziza Musa and Nolan Hicks September 28, 2010

The University was put under lockdown just after 8 a.m., after at least six shots were fired on campus by an unknown gunman. The gunman, who officials said appeared to be a UT student, is now confirmed...

SG opposed eliminating free parking by campus

Daniel Sanchez September 22, 2010

Student Government passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing plans by the neighborhood association of West Campus to eliminate free parking in the area. John Brady, Student Government transportation...

UT expands sustainability efforts

August 26, 2010

In an attempt to expand sustainability efforts around campus, students will be charged a $5 “green fee” beginning in the fall of 2011, a measure approved by a University-wide vote in March...

Teach abroad; ease into ‘real world’

Addie Anderson August 12, 2010

As senior year begins for approximately 13,000 UT students, some may be feeling the stress of their upcoming graduation and inevitable transition into the “real world.” Many wonder, What...

Zach Anner flattens ‘Next Oprah’ competition

Gerald Rich June 16, 2010

It’s one thing to post a video online. It’s another thing when that video may lead to a show on Oprah Winfrey’s new network, OWN, with John Mayer already promising to write the opening...

Iranian celebration Nowruz welcomes new year to Austin

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert March 22, 2010

The lilting sounds of classical Middle Eastern instruments filled the covered patio of Central Market Cafe as visitors sheltered themselves from bitter winds to enjoy music for Nowruz, the Iranian New...

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