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The south end of the state Capitol on Congress Avenue, on March 23, 2023.

Texas GOP releases official party platform before upcoming 89th Legislative Session

Riley Walsh, General News Reporter July 1, 2024

The Republican Party of Texas unveiled its official party platform on June 7, which features proposals that would significantly impact students, providing a glimpse of possible legislation for the upcoming...

West Mall Post Office reopens, offering full suite of mail, copying, printing

West Mall Post Office reopens, offering full suite of mail, copying, printing

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter July 1, 2024

Document Solutions opened in the former U.S. Postal Service’s West Mall location on Tuesday, June 25, according to a University press release.  The reopening comes after the USPS West Mall post office...

Texas Medical Board introduces new abortion guidelines

Texas Medical Board introduces new abortion guidelines

Daniela Capistran, General News Reporter July 1, 2024

The Texas Medical Board adopted new guidelines for the state’s abortion ban at a panel on June 21, causing some confusion as some of the medical community considered the guidelines not specific enough. The...

The intersection of 26th Street and Nueces Street in West Campus on Sunday.

Democrats propose new zoning regulations that could change Texas cities

Tyler Pullum, General News Reporter July 1, 2024

The Texas Democratic Party convened at its annual meeting on June 8 to discuss a variety of issues, which ended with the development of the 2024 Texas Democratic Party Platform, including the party’s...

Austin Water outlines new water conservation initiatives in progress report

Austin Water outlines new water conservation initiatives in progress report

Erika Pernis, Senior News Reporter July 1, 2024

Austin Water outlined specific water conservation goals and timelines in its June progress report presentation to the Water and Wastewater Commission and the Resource Management Commission. The progress...

Avian flu found in Austin wastewater

Avian flu found in Austin wastewater

Daniela Capistran, General News Reporter June 28, 2024

Traces of the virus H5N1, also known as avian flu, were found in Austin’s wastewater this past month, according to Austin Public Health. However, no human cases of avian flu have been reported in...

Austin Pride commemorates 54th anniversary of Stonewall Rebellion at State Capitol steps

Austin Pride commemorates 54th anniversary of Stonewall Rebellion at State Capitol steps

Riley Walsh, General News Reporter June 28, 2024

LGBTQ+ Austinites and allies gathered on June 26 to honor the individuals who participated in the Stonewall Rebellion, a pivotal six-day protest by the LGBTQ+ community against police that sparked the...

People in the lobby of the Austin Convention Center during South by Southwest on March 15, 2024. March 15 was the final day of conferences for the festival.

SXSW cuts ties with US Army, weapons manufacturers

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter June 28, 2024

South by Southwest organizers announced Wednesday the festival ended its partnership with the U.S. Army and weapons manufacturers in the wake of pro-Palestine protests and subsequent artist drops. “After...

Supreme Court rules abortion pill will remain on the market in first abortion ruling since overturning Roe v. Wade

Supreme Court rules abortion pill will remain on the market in first abortion ruling since overturning Roe v. Wade

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter June 28, 2024

Mifepristone, a commonly used abortion-inducing medication, will continue to be available without additional restrictions after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge to its approval by...

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‘The community is scattered’: Texas federal judge blocks Title IX anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ students

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter June 28, 2024

A Texas federal judge blocked three-year-old guidelines from the Biden Administration aimed to extend federal anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ students.  In the June 11 ruling, Judge Reed...

City of Austin set to update Imagine Austin plan

City of Austin set to update Imagine Austin plan

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter June 27, 2024

The City of Austin is working to update its 30-year Imagine Austin plan, the city announced in a June 13 press release. The Imagine Austin plan maps out a vision of Austin as a sustainable, equitable...

Giant telescope enclosure set for construction as part of UT collaboration

Giant telescope enclosure set for construction as part of UT collaboration

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter June 27, 2024

The Giant Magellan Telescope’s enclosure, set to be one of the world’s largest astronomical facilities, was approved for construction in Chile, UT announced in a June 13 press release. The Giant...

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