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

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SNAP offers replacements for products lost in storm

Samantha Greyson February 26, 2021

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients can now apply to receive replacement benefits for food lost or damaged in the winter storm, according to Gov. Greg Abbott’s Feb. 19...

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Some students eligible to apply for statewide rental relief funding

Ana Goodwin February 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the application launched on Feb. 15, not Feb. 14 and that the date of prioritizing giving funds to applicants at or below 50% of their Area...


Elected officials help Texans during, after winter storm crisis

Lauren Abel February 25, 2021

Elected officials were asked to help their constituents and provide resources to Texans after millions were left without power and water for days during last week’s severe winter storm.  While...


Texas bill to exclude undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition, could create barrier to higher education access

Samantha Greyson February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition.  Two Texas state representatives co-filed a bill in January to deny in-state tuition to undocumented...


Gov. Abbott continues opposing defunding police, threatens to withhold city funding

Tori Duff February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Gov. Greg Abbott is pushing for the Texas Legislature to create laws penalizing cities who reallocate...


Students get involved in Texas state government as new legislative session begins

Lauren Goodman January 29, 2021

UT students are working with state legislators in many forms this semester during Texas’ 87th Legislative Session. Over 1,800 bills have been introduced so far for the 87th Texas Legislature’s...


Texas legislators aim to revise marijuana policies, decriminalize low-level possession

Lauren Abel January 28, 2021

With more than 30 cannabis-related bills filed for the ongoing 87th Texas legislative session, legislators from both parties aim to change marijuana policy in Texas to reduce the consequences for low-level...


87th legislative session prompts redistricting in Texas

Lauren Abel January 26, 2021

The start of Texas’ 87th legislative session on Jan. 12 marked the beginning of legislators’ redistricting process, when legislative and congressional boundaries will be redrawn.  The...


Fall 2020: Looking Forward

Campus UT will offer almost 60% of spring classes online with a similar number of courses having online, hybrid and in-person modality as in the fall semester. Students living in residence halls may...


Fall 2020: Looking Back

University The UT System Board of Regents unanimously approved Jay Hartzell as permanent president of the University on Sept. 21 after he served as interim president since June 1.  Campus Due...


Austin Public Health officials advise students to avoid travel, wear masks over holidays

Sheryl Lawrence November 25, 2020

Some students canceled their travel plans as COVID-19 cases continue to rise before the holiday season, but others still plan to see family or friends while attempting to follow health guidelines. Dr....


Inaugural UT-Austin interdisciplinary student challenge winners find economic solutions for Texas town

Santino Camacho November 25, 2020

Winners of UT’s IC2 Institute’s George Kozmetsky Memorial Student Challenge were awarded $7,000 for their project, which proposed economic solutions for the small city of Childress, Texas. The...

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