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

Bicyclists pedal for Prop. 1

Shivam Purohit October 29, 2010

Forty bicyclists made the trip from the Austin City Hall Plaza on Cesar Chavez Street to an early voting site at the South Congress H-E-B on Thursday evening to support construction of more bike paths,...

False alarm disrupts campus; weapon proves to be fake rifle

Aziza Musa October 29, 2010

Texas A&M University resumed normal activity Thursday evening after campus police responded to a report of a possible campus gunman. A campus bus driver saw an individual carrying what he thought...

Lt. governor race favors Dewhurst, faces funding gap

Allison Kroll October 29, 2010

The biggest challenge for the next lieutenant governor, the second-highest ranking official in the state, could be how to plug the state’s ever-growing budget deficit. The latest estimates place...

Texas A&M campus put on alert after report of armed subject

Aziza Musa October 28, 2010

Texas A&M University Police are responding to reports of a possible campus gunman. A campus bus driver saw an individual carrying what he thought was a rifle near Rudder Tower at about 4 p.m.,...

Giants take World Series lead at home

Alexandra Carreno October 28, 2010

The beer was flowing and the chips and queso were plentiful. Rangers faithful came out by the dozens Wednesday night to cheer for their team in game one of the World Series, which Texas lost 11-7 to...

State attorney general race heats up

Aziza Musa October 28, 2010

If elected as state attorney general, Houston lawyer Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Democrat, promises to sue Wall Street firms. But Republican incumbent Greg Abbott is already involved in a suit against...

Early voters from Texas’ urban areas increasing

Nolan Hicks October 28, 2010

Election records from around Texas indicate that early voting for the 2010 midterm election is up sharply in several Rio Grande Valley counties as well as key urban areas throughout the state when compared...

Student summit at Capitol addresses school bullying

Mary Ellen Knewtson October 28, 2010

On Wednesday more than 400 eighth-grade students left the Capitol with new tools to combat the bullying and discrimination they may face in their middle schools. The No Place For Hate Youth Summit...

Stem cell research prompts call for funds, centralization

Ahsika Sanders October 28, 2010

The nonprofit organization Texans for Stem Cell Research rallied for more state funding in Austin earlier this month. The group followed up Wednesday with a symposium on the UT campus to show how research...

Student debate highlights issues, encourages voting

Destinee Hodge October 28, 2010

University Democrats and College Republicans squared off on political hot topics such as health care and immigration reform at the Hook the Vote debate on Wednesday. The event was an attempt by...

TX Railroad Commission race split on partisan lines

Collin Eaton October 27, 2010

The election of the next chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, the office charged with regulating the state oil and gas industry, will test whether more endorsements and experience can help one...

Jury for DeLay trial selected after eight hours

Nolan Hicks October 27, 2010

It was supposed to take at least two days, but after a marathon court hearing that lasted for more than eight hours Tuesday, a state district court seated a jury of six men and six women to hear the...