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

GOP reclaims House, fails to secure Senate

Aziza Musa November 3, 2010

As Republicans trounced Democrats nationwide on Tuesday night — reclaiming control of the U.S. House of Representatives — two Texas Democratic incumbents also lost their bids for re-election....

Moderates, two Democrats elected to education board

Allie Kolechta November 3, 2010

The influence of the State Board of Education’s conservative bloc, which has dominated the board’s politics for two years, may have taken a hit Tuesday night, after a group of six more...

AP calls Texas District 17 for Bill Flores

Aziza Musa November 2, 2010

The Associated Press has called Texas Congressional District 17 for Republican challenger Bill Flores. Flores defeated 10-term Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Waco). MSNBC reports that with 32...

CNN Projects Perry as winner of governor’s race

Andrew Kreighbaum November 2, 2010

With 51 percent of precincts reporting, CNN projects incumbent Republican Rick Perry as winner of the Texas gubernatorial race over Democrat Bill White. Perry has received 1,385,194 or 57...

Find your polling location by address

Ryan Murphy November 2, 2010

Not sure where to go to vote on November 2? Search for your polling location here. Remember, you must be registered at your current address in order to vote in that precinct. For more information,...

Parties clash over accusations of bias at Travis County polling centers

Nolan Hicks November 2, 2010

With polls opening on Election Day at 7 a.m., Democrats and Republicans have spent the past several days dueling over allegations of voter intimidation in heavily minority precincts in Harris and...

Gubernatorial candidates push for votes

Nolan Hicks November 1, 2010

Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White barnstormed around Texas on the last weekend before Election Day in a last push to get voters to the polls. Perry spent Friday in West Texas...

Police investigating into city’s 30th murder of the year

Aziza Musa November 1, 2010

Austin police are investigating the city’s 30th murder that occurred late Sunday night near Riverside Drive and Pleasant Valley Road. At about 10:11 p.m., officers were dispatched to the crime...

Austin Police apprehend suspect in three-victim murder case

Aziza Musa November 1, 2010

Police arrested a man they believe is involved in a triple homicide in several Austin homes. The APD apprehended the suspect, Marco Antonio Garcia, 45, in a hostel near Riverside Drive on Friday....

Protesters speak out against death penalty

Anna Fata November 1, 2010

Sylvia Garza’s son Robert has spent the last seven years on death row in Texas. Garza walked Saturday in the 11th annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty. Leaders of anti-death penalty groups...

‘No Refusal’ weekend brings in 50 arrests

Aziza Musa November 1, 2010

Austin Police Department arrested 50 people during the Halloween “No Refusal” weekend. APD implemented the policy for Friday and Saturday nights, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., expecting large...

2010 Texas gubernatorial election voter’s guide

Nolan Hicks November 1, 2010

Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Bill White will face off in the race for governor on Nov. 2. The Daily Texan has compiled a list of key campaign issues to help in case you haven’t made up your...