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

UT alum James Talarico to run for state house seat in 2022 following redistricting

UT alum James Talarico to run for state house seat in 2022 following redistricting

Tori Duff, News reporter December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the November 5 flipbook.  State Rep. James Talarico, a Democrat from Round Rock, said he plans to run in 2022 for a state House seat in Austin because...

Luxury bus service comes to Austin, other Texas cities

Luxury bus service comes to Austin, other Texas cities

Leila Saidane, News reporter December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 26 flipbook. Students will now be able to enjoy 140º reclining seats with footrests, free on-board Wi-Fi and power outlets on commutes between...

Jack Brooks Foundation collaborates with Briscoe Center to provide online access to congressional papers

Jack Brooks Foundation collaborates with Briscoe Center to provide online access to congressional papers

Katy Nelson November 29, 2021

A public service organization focused on voting is collaborating with the Briscoe Center to digitize documents, images, audio and video files from Jack Brooks, UT alumnus and former U.S. representative...

Gov. Greg Abbott leads by 9 percentage points in gubernatorial hypothetical matchup poll by TT/UT

Gov. Greg Abbott leads by 9 percentage points in gubernatorial hypothetical matchup poll by TT/UT

Marisa Huerta November 21, 2021

Early hypothetical polling shows Gov. Greg Abbott is leading by 9 percentage points against Beto O’Rourke for next year’s governor election.  The Texas Politics Project, in collaboration with The...

UT law professor appointed into Texas Supreme Court

UT law professor appointed into Texas Supreme Court

Hope Unger, News Reporter November 17, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed a UT law professor to the Texas Supreme Court on Nov. 1 due to his experience in private practice and service to the public.   Evan Young became an adjunct professor at...

UT community hopes for speedy Supreme Court decision on Texas’ new abortion law

UT community hopes for speedy Supreme Court decision on Texas’ new abortion law

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter November 12, 2021
Following various protests and social movements across the country, the United States Department of Justice filed suit against the state of Texas in September, challenging the constitutionality of the law.
UT researchers found Texas’ abortion rates decreased by 50% following new law

UT researchers found Texas’ abortion rates decreased by 50% following new law

Tori Duff, News Reporter November 10, 2021

The number of abortions provided in Texas for the month of September decreased by 50% compared to the same period last year due to the implementation of the state’s restrictive new law, according to...

The number of drug related deaths in Travis County has increased since 2015 to 262 in 2020.

As fentanyl-related overdoses increase, UT provides support to students struggling with addiction

Leila Saidane, Tori Duff, News Reporters November 10, 2021
There were 262 drug-related deaths in Travis County in 2020, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, a 36% increase from the previous year.
Updated delta-8 rule causes confusion among some students

Updated delta-8 rule causes confusion among some students

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter November 3, 2021

On Oct. 15, Texas health officials updated their website to list the cannabis extract delta-8 as an illegal substance, causing confusion among some UT students.  Delta-8 is a minor cannabinoid found...

Texas Senate approves $112 million for UT renovations

Texas Senate approves $112 million for UT renovations

Katy Nelson, News Reporter November 1, 2021
Senate Bill 52, approved Oct. 15, provided the University with $56 million to renovate the Microelectronics Research Center at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus and $56 million to renovate the Physics, Math, and Astronomy building. 
Young people’s lives are on hold.” UT community members concerned for undocumented students after DACA ruling

“Young people’s lives are on hold.” UT community members concerned for undocumented students after DACA ruling

Marisa Huerta, Lauren Nelson October 26, 2021

Many undocumented students at UT say they are concerned about their future in America amid ongoing litigation surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA is a program created...

UT students say access to emergency contraception is important in wake of anti-abortion law

UT students say access to emergency contraception is important in wake of anti-abortion law

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8th flipbook.  When Lindsey Guajardo had to buy Plan B, she found herself in a 24-hour Walgreens only to realize they had run out....