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

Holiday weekend’s sales percentages rise little from last year’s numbers despite earlier hours

Allison Kroll November 28, 2010

Although some retailers opened earlier than usual to accommodate shoppers on Black Friday, the extended hours did not translate into more sales, according to a shopping trend analysis firm. Nationally,...

DeLay found guilty of campaign crime, awaits sentencing

Nolan Hicks November 28, 2010

He was one of the most powerful Republicans in Washington and redrew the shape of Texas politics. But now former U.S. House majority leader Tom DeLay is a convicted felon who is awaiting sentencing and...

State budget may weaken Texas Youth Commission

Nolan Hicks November 28, 2010

The state budget deficit could force the Texas Youth Commission, the state juvenile corrections agency, to substantially lower the costs of providing services — which may force layoffs and facility closures. The...

Burrito company plans to expand with more stores

Mary Ellen Knewtson November 28, 2010

After the first Freebirds World Burrito opened in California in 1987, the burrito chain restaurant quickly found a formula for success: Target the throng of hungry students on the nation’s college...

Country musician Willie Nelson arrested for pot at checkpoint

The Associated Press November 28, 2010

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found on his tour bus. Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says...

DeLay convicted of money laundering and conspiracy charges

Nolan Hicks November 24, 2010

After three days of deliberations, a Travis County jury convicted former U.S. House Majority Tom DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy charges on Wednesday. The trial, which lasted for about a month,...

Environment report reveals fuel costs could cost struggling families millions

Allison Kroll November 24, 2010

Texans could save about $16 million in gas costs traveling this Thanksgiving holiday with more fuel-efficient cars, according to a Environment Texas report released Tuesday. Four environment experts...

DeLay awaits final jury decision

November 24, 2010

  The Travis County jurors deciding the fate of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told the trial judge on Tuesday that they were making progress but would need more time to arrive...

Federal rules endanger state health care

Yvonne Marquez November 24, 2010

Texas could be barred from administering some of its health care programs if it does not have an operating health insurance exchange for the unemployed and underinsured that passes a 2013 federal review,...

Travis County Republican calls for recount of Texas House race

Nolan Hicks November 24, 2010

Republican Dan Neil announced Tuesday that he would request a recount of the ballots of the race against incumbent state Rep. Donna Howard, an Austin Democrat. The Neil campaign, which expects the recount...

Texas Youth Commission report recommends various measures

Nolan Hicks November 21, 2010

The Texas Youth Commission should remain an independent agency for at least another six years after implementing many of the reforms mandated by the Legislature in 2007, according to a Texas Sunset Advisory...

State demands additional budget cuts

Nolan Hicks November 16, 2010

Texas needs to cut its spending an additional 2 to 3 percent for the current budget cycle as state revenues lag almost $4 billion below projections, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Texas House Speaker Joe...