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Austin Police implement summer-long ‘no refusal’ initiative to better enforce DWI laws

Austin Police implement summer-long ‘no refusal’ initiative to better enforce DWI laws

Erika Pernis, Senior News Reporter June 18, 2024

The Austin Police Department kicked off its Drive Sober Summer No Refusal Initiative on June 1 to give police officers the ability to better enforce driving while intoxicated laws. The initiative will...

The tower on July 7, 2023.

UT lays off communications employees amid protests, DEI changes

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter June 18, 2024

UT Austin dismissed 19 to 20 communications and marketing staff to prioritize “managing reputational issues and crises.” Their last day is Aug. 31. A vice president notified employees in the University...

Texas district judge dismisses Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Austin’s marijuana ordinance

Texas district judge dismisses Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against Austin’s marijuana ordinance

Erika Pernis, Senior News Reporter June 16, 2024

A Travis County judge dismissed Attorney General Ken Paxton's lawsuit on Wednesday that challenged an ordinance decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Austin and other Texas cities.  Austin...

Third-year psychology major Cooper Madison plays pickleball while using a wheelchair on Monday. The DCC, in partnership with Austin Adapted Sports, leads the sessions every Monday evening at Whitaker Fields.

UT Disability Cultural Center hosts summer adapted tennis sessions

Laura Rivera, General News Reporter June 16, 2024

The UT Disability Cultural Center held its first summer adapted tennis session on Monday at Charles Alan Wright Fields at the Berry M. Whitaker Sports Complex.  The annual sessions are hosted in partnership...

An employee stands outside Wheatsville Co-op on Guadalupe Street on Thursday.

Wheatsville Co-op closing Guadalupe Street location after 43 years

Erika Pernis and Ren Leija June 13, 2024

Wheatsville Food Co-Op, Austin’s cooperatively-owned grocery store and market, announced the closure of its Guadalupe Street location after four decades of service in a special edition newsletter. General...

Austin Light Rail begins Project Development phase

Austin Light Rail begins Project Development phase

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter June 13, 2024

The Austin Transit Partnership entered the Project Development phase for the Austin Light Rail Phase 1 Project, one of the beginning components of Project Connect, late last month after earning a federal...

Co-hosts of the AI for the Rest of Us podcast Marc Airhart, left, and Casey Boyle, right, pose for a portrait in the LAITS studio in Mezes Hall on Thursday.

UT releases new podcast ‘AI For the Rest of Us’

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter June 13, 2024

The College of Liberal Arts and the College of Natural Sciences collaborated on a new podcast called “AI for the Rest of Us,” intending to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence experts and...

The tower on July 7, 2023.

UT mandates staff for full-time on-site work beginning fall semester

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter June 12, 2024

Almost all staff members will be required to work on-site full-time beginning this fall, UT announced Wednesday morning. The policy aims to improve service delivery to students, faculty and other stakeholders...

Protesters stand as they are arrested during a protest on the University of Texas campus on April  24, 2024.

University begins investigations for students arrested during on-campus protests

Matthew Gomez, General News Reporter June 11, 2024

Several students arrested during April’s pro-Palestine protests received letters from the University stating they are under investigation for actions taken during the events. In a letter obtained...

The Austin State Hospital completed renovation on Monday.

New Austin State Hospital opens in partnership with Dell Medical School

Caroline McConnico, Senior News Reporter June 10, 2024

State leaders celebrated the opening of the new Austin State Hospital on May 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor the $305 million replacement facility.  The new 240-bed facility, built on the...

City’s Office of Sustainability prepares investment plan to fund Austin’s environmental goals

City’s Office of Sustainability prepares investment plan to fund Austin’s environmental goals

Erika Pernis, Senior News Reporter June 10, 2024

The Austin City Council received a memo on May 21 from the city’s Office of Sustainability outlining an investment plan for projects to help Austin meet its climate and sustainability goals. The sustainability...

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