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

Gov. Perry’s book tour ignites presidential speculation

Nolan Hicks November 14, 2010

After appearances on Fox News, The Today Show, The Daily Show and CNN’s Sunday morning program, Gov. Rick Perry returned to Texas from his whirlwind book tour last week. The tour has launched...

North Texas Republican joins state House Speaker race

Nolan Hicks November 14, 2010

The race for Texas House Speaker grew more complicated when Rep. Ken Paxton threw his hat into a ring already occupied by current Speaker Rep. Joe Straus and Rep. Warren Chisum. A conservative Republican...

UT System plans to push for more state funding

Collin Eaton November 12, 2010

The UT System’s chief governmental relations officer said Thursday that System leaders must continue to push for increased state funding during the next legislative session, even in the face of...

Bill seeks concealed carry for college campuses

Audrey White November 11, 2010

Concealed carry of handguns on college campuses has been a divisive issue in the Texas Legislature since 2007, and elected officials will go another round on the issue once the new session starts in...

Quintana out on bail, awaiting trial

Aziza Musa November 11, 2010

Former Austin Police Department Officer Leonardo Quintana was released from the Williamson County Jail on Tuesday night after posting his $8,000 bond. Police arrested Quintana on Tuesday for four...

Immigrants, allies rally for DREAM

Destinee Hodge November 11, 2010

Supporters of the DREAM Act sought to highlight the military service of undocumented immigrants outside the J.J. Pickle Federal Building on Wednesday. Organizers said they timed the event to fall...

Undocumented students support DREAM

Audrey White November 10, 2010

Six students repeated a simple message: “I am undocumented, and I am unafraid.” Their voices rose above the hurried shuffle of the West Mall on Tuesday morning as they shared their stories...

Musicians, celebrities attend final taping of Austin City Limits on campus

Allistair Pinsof November 9, 2010

It’s the end of an era for Austin City Limits. Music fans and country singer Lyle Lovett met for the final taping Monday at Studio 6A on campus, the home of the longest-running music show...

Texas legislature introduces variety of bills

Nolan Hicks November 9, 2010

Texas senators and representatives took full advantage of their first opportunity to file legislation for the upcoming 82nd Legislative session on Monday, introducing almost 400 bills and resolutions. The...

Austin Democrat secures seat with a 16-vote victory margin

Nolan Hicks November 9, 2010

State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, increased her lead over Republican challenger Dan Neil by one vote — to a lead of 16 votes — after Travis County officials finished counting about...

Anti-corporal punishment group demands alternative discipline

Anna Fata November 9, 2010

Being paddled in school may seem like an antiquated form of discipline, but corporal punishment is still legal in 20 states. In the 2005-06 school year, about 50,000 Texas school children...

Remembering Fort Hood

Collin Eaton November 8, 2010

A young boy made faces and held tightly to his father’s army fatigues as they smiled for a photograph with the secretary of the Army. Maj. Steven Richter led the medical operation during...