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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

Latino rally draws Austin political figures

Allison Kroll October 27, 2010

In memory of Emma Barrientos, the wife of a retired state senator, the Travis County Democratic Party and the Austin Tejano Democrats sponsored an early voting rally Tuesday at Zaragosa Park in East...

Veteran’s story fights racial stigmas

Allie Kolechta October 27, 2010

Felix Longoria died 65 years ago as a decorated soldier in World War II but was denied a wake by the only funeral home in his hometown, Three Rivers, Texas. One of the only doctors in the Southwest,...

Civic collectives team up to provide accessible data

Nick Mehendale October 26, 2010

This month, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation will begin managing Project Vote Smart’s Key Votes program, a free online database that provides citizens with access to congressional...

Poll reveals Republican lead, White’s supportive voter base

Nolan Hicks October 26, 2010

A new UT and Texas Tribune poll released Monday showed Bill White trailing Gov. Rick Perry by 10 points, with Perry collecting 50 percent of the vote to White’s 40 percent. Third party candidates...

SBOE elections attract moderate candidates

Audrey White October 26, 2010

There are eight open seats on the State Board of Education, and the state’s largest teacher and school board associations, as well as candidates, said they hope to see the new board focus on educational...

Candidates argue over ‘sanctuary’ policy

Nolan Hicks October 26, 2010

With Election Day just a week away, Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign has revived previously disproved claims that Houston is a sanctuary city, arguing that immigration policies led to the death of a...

Students share funding, stances with Democrats

Nick Mehendale October 26, 2010

The Democrats are greatly outpacing Republicans in contributions from college students this election cycle, according to a recent report from a government watchdog group. The Democratic National...

Candidate rematch takes a nasty turn

Nolan Hicks October 25, 2010

When it comes to the race for Texas agricultural commissioner, a rematch of the candidates from 2006 may result in the same outcome in a much nastier campaign. The race for agricultural commissioner...

County sees spike in voter turnout

Collin Eaton October 21, 2010

This year’s early voting turnout in Travis County during the first three days nearly doubled the turnout during the same time of the 2006 midterm elections, but the University early voting booths...

Unaddressed issues in global warming tied to state funds

Matthew Stottlemyre October 21, 2010

The Texas Legislature has failed to address climate change issues because, among other reasons, the state’s economy is based on fossil fuels, a UT geology professor said Wednesday. Jay Banner...

White pushes for education reform on West Mall

Ahsika Sanders October 20, 2010

Two weeks before the Nov. 2 election, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White focused on affordable higher education and textbook curricula as he assured students on the West Mall on Tuesday that...

Researchers to create free educational game

Ahsika Sanders October 20, 2010

UT researchers are developing a computer programming game that will engage Central Texas middle and high school students in engineering and computer science by merging robotics and sports. Associate...