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

Committee fights for UT in TX House, State Senate

Ahsika Sanders January 24, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series examining what student organizations are doing to lobby the 82nd Texas Legislature. The Legislature Working Group, a committee...

Rally for life

Melissa Ayala January 24, 2011

More than 1,000 pro-life supporters marched to the Capitol steps Saturday on the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in support of legislation that would require women to see an image of their unborn...

Texas textbooks may add critique of evolution

Anna Fata January 24, 2011

A creationist group expressed interest in including information about the religious belief in science textbooks that comply with the new Texas curriculum. The Richardson-based Foundation of...

UT, state agencies brace for further cuts

Nolan Hicks December 8, 2010

State leaders ordered in a letter to state agencies Tuesday to make another 2.5 percent reduction in spending for the current budget period as sales tax revenues continue to underperform initial budget...

Texas anti-bullying bills introduced

Nolan Hicks December 8, 2010

After a summer of well-publicized deaths of several gay teenagers across the nation, two Texas lawmakers have introduced legislation to crack down on bullying in Texas’ public schools. The...

Discussion will highlight education

Allie Kolechta December 6, 2010

Advocates will have to fight to keep issues such as poverty, health care and education funding on the forefront of Texas lawmakers’ minds during the 82nd legislative session, said representatives...

Texas judge to examine lawfulness of execution

Aziza Musa December 3, 2010

A district judge will decide if the Texas death penalty statute is constitutional for the first time in the state’s history in a hearing scheduled for Monday. Harris County Judge Kevin Fine...

State public education may face less funding

December 3, 2010

Texas spends more money on public and higher education than on any other part of the budget, with more than 40 percent of the spending going to classrooms. Because of the estimated $25 billion revenue...

Texas State pending concealed carry approval

Allison Kroll December 1, 2010

Students at Texas State University may become the first in the state to approve of legislative efforts to reverse Texas’ ban on concealed carry on state campuses pending approval from the student...

State may reduce programs lowering prison population

Nolan Hicks December 1, 2010

Programs responsible for reducing Texas’ prison population could be at risk in January as lawmakers struggle to deal with the estimated $25 billion shortfall in the state budget. State leaders...

UT filmmakers create documentary investigating flaws in Willingham arson case

Aziza Musa December 1, 2010

After facing closed doors, statewide traveling and long editing hours, a UT radio-television-film lecturer and UT alumnus are close to the completion of an independent documentary chronicling the aftermath...

A&M System rule spurs criticism from journalists

Matthew Stottlemyre December 1, 2010

A Texas A&M University System regulation may limit professors’ ability to teach about the Texas Public Information Act, according to several UT journalism professors. The regulation, which...