Marigolds, art displays and hundreds of people in skeleton costumes celebrated Día de los Muertos at the Mexic-Arte Museum’s 27th annual Viva la Vida Fest, Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead festival.
Officers, sergeants, deputies and family members, decked in their Halloween best, performed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in the downtown Austin Police Department garage Wednesday to raise money for breast cancer research.
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 he is the change Texas needs.
Tuesday night, the five largest newspapers in Texas held their gubernatorial debate at KLRU-TV’s studios on the UT campus — Democrat Bill White, Libertarian Kathie Glass and Green Party candidate Deb Shafto all showed up. Republican Gov. Rick Perry did not.