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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Hannah Williford, Sports Editor

Hannah is a junior studying journalism. Currently the sports editor, she covered volleyball and politics and was previously the news editor at the Texan. When she’s not in the office, Hannah is usually searching for the best breakfast sandwich in Austin or on an “urban hike”.

All content by Hannah Williford
News department traitor says goodbye to Texan, now unsure of identity

News department traitor says goodbye to Texan, now unsure of identity

May 9, 2022

During my first semester as a reporter, then-news-editor and now-real world-reporter Megan Menchaca passed out Daily Texan stickers. I sealed mine to the bottom left corner of my laptop with pride. It...

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Texas men track and field wins national championship for first time in program history

March 13, 2022
One of the biggest pushes for the men’s championship came from the distance medley relay team of junior Cruz Gomez, senior Willington Wright, junior Crayton Carrozza and junior Yaseen Abdalla.
Texas football adds new recruit on Signing Day

Texas football adds new recruit on Signing Day

February 15, 2022

This article first appeared in the Feb. 11, 2022 flipbook. Texas football added a single player to its list of 28 new recruits on Feb. 2, the final signing day of the 2021-22 cycle. This decision leaves...

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Texas Track and Field takes on Red Raider Open

January 23, 2022
Junior Marilyn Nwora took home first in women’s shot put with a 16.07m throw, a personal record for the Houstonian.
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No. 1 Texas women’s tennis kicks off spring season, title defense at Miami Invitational

January 17, 2022

No. 1 women’s tennis started off its spring 2022 season strong this weekend at the Miami Invitational, with victories against ranked opponents in singles and doubles play. The Longhorns faced off...

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Games to watch in Week 13 of college football season

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 23 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 25 Mississippi State Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. CT, ESPN The presentation of the...

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Games to watch: Week 12

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 19 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 7 Michigan State at No. 4 Ohio State Nov. 20, 11 a.m. CT, ABC The destiny of Big Ten teams will...

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Games to watch in Week 11 of college football season

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 12 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 4 Oklahoma at No. 18 Baylor Nov. 13, 11 a.m. CT, FOX Despite being undefeated, the College Football...

2021 end-of-season Texas volleyball standout players

2021 end-of-season Texas volleyball standout players

December 17, 2021
As Texas volleyball’s season came to an end in a loss to Nebraska in the Elite Eight, a group of players emerged as game changers for the Longhorns. 
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Games to watch in Week 10 of college football season

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 5 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 12 Auburn at No. 13 Texas A&M Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m. CT, CBS The crowded competition in the SEC...

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Games to Watch: Week 9

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 29 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 6 Michigan at No. 8 Michigan State Oct. 30, 11 a.m. CT, FOX Regardless of Saturday’s outcome,...

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Games to watch in Week 7

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 15 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 11 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia Oct. 16, 2:30 p.m. CT, CBS SEC East powerhouse Georgia has worked...

Texas-OU: By the numbers

Texas-OU: By the numbers

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 8 Double Coverage flipbook. The Longhorns and the Sooners will hash it out for the 93rd time at the neutral location of the Cotton Bowl...

Texas chain crew: a sideline tradition

Texas chain crew: a sideline tradition

December 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 16 flipbook.  The Texas chain crew was running late on Saturday.  Their carpool to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium was...

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Games to watch in Week 5 of college football season

December 14, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 1 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 2 Georgia at No. 8 Arkansas Oct. 2, 11 a.m. CT, ESPN The Bulldogs and Razorbacks will face off...

No. 2 Texas falls short of redemption season in Elite Eight loss to No. 10 Nebraska, 3-1

No. 2 Texas falls short of redemption season in Elite Eight loss to No. 10 Nebraska, 3-1

December 12, 2021
Saturday night, the Longhorns fell 3-1 to No. 10 Nebraska in Gregory Gym. 
Texas starts NCAA tournament with sweep against Sacred Heart as Nalani Iosia shines

Texas starts NCAA tournament with sweep against Sacred Heart as Nalani Iosia shines

December 3, 2021

It was all business for Texas on Thursday, and that was exactly the way head coach Jerritt Elliott wanted it. In the first round of the NCAA tournament, Texas dominated Sacred Heart in a 3-0 sweep at...

The 3 keys to success for Texas volleyball’s NCAA redemption run

The 3 keys to success for Texas volleyball’s NCAA redemption run

November 29, 2021

Redemption was the theme of the season for Texas volleyball.  Last spring, the Longhorns made their way to the NCAA volleyball championship against Kentucky, one game away from taking home the trophy....

No. 2 Longhorns cause Texas Tech takedown, 3-1

No. 2 Longhorns cause Texas Tech takedown, 3-1

November 27, 2021

The Longhorns are almost there. Almost to a Big 12 Championship and almost to the tournament they’ve sought redemption for since their loss in the championship last season. No. 2 Texas took out...

Eggleston, Parra, Fields are key to Texas volleyball’s postseason success

Eggleston, Parra, Fields are key to Texas volleyball’s postseason success

November 18, 2021

Texas is coming to the end of their regular season with its last home games this Thursday and Friday. But while the team has cruised through the Big 12, the Longhorns will need top performances from their...

No. 2 Longhorns sweep rival Sooners in bounce-back win after first loss of season

No. 2 Longhorns sweep rival Sooners in bounce-back win after first loss of season

November 12, 2021

Longhorn fans welcomed the Texas volleyball team back to Gregory Gym on Thursday with a full house, constant chants and sea of “hook ‘em” signs after almost a month away from home and their loss...

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Head to head history: Texas vs. Texas Tech

October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 Double Coverage flipbook. If recent history has any say in the matter, Longhorn fans should brace themselves for the performance...

Texas volleyball finds groove, takes down Iowa State 3-1

Texas volleyball finds groove, takes down Iowa State 3-1

October 21, 2021

On Monday, head coach Jerritt Elliott called his junior middle blocker Molly Phillips a “silent assassin.” Iowa State would learn just how deadly she can be Thursday night.  The Cyclones kept some...

New players create an edge for Texas Volleyball

New players create an edge for Texas Volleyball

October 18, 2021

A new dynamic is emerging for Texas volleyball this season as the Longhorns incorporate rising players with stars of past seasons.  Almost all of Texas’ key players returned this season to chase...

Head-to-head history: Rice vs. Texas

Head-to-head history: Rice vs. Texas

October 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 17 Double Coverage flipbook. Few victories are guaranteed for Texas football these days. But Longhorns fans are given a brief respite...

Head-to-head history: Texas vs. Arkansas

Head-to-head history: Texas vs. Arkansas

October 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 Double Coverage flipbook. The Longhorns will experience a taste of the SEC when they face off against Arkansas on Saturday, but...

No. 1 Texas cruises to 3-0 victory against TCU

No. 1 Texas cruises to 3-0 victory against TCU

October 16, 2021

All was right for Texas volleyball Friday night.  The stands were packed with Longhorn fans. Logan Eggleston hit the ball with a hearty thwap for kill after kill. Melanie Parra served four service...

Kansas takes on Texas toe-to-toe

Kansas takes on Texas toe-to-toe

October 10, 2021

After Longhorn fans suffered through a fourth consecutive loss in the Red River Rivalry for Texas football, a win from the steady volleyball team seemed like the perfect antidote. But unranked Kansas had...

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Undefeated Texas volleyball begins Big 12 championship defense on Thursday

October 7, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 27 flipbook. While Texas volleyball enjoyed a break this weekend for their bye week, the rest of the Big 12 started their campaigns...

Texas volleyball opens Big 12 play with win over West Virginia

Texas volleyball opens Big 12 play with win over West Virginia

October 1, 2021
After coming from behind for a victory in the first set, Texas beat West Virginia  in a 3-0 win.
After exhausting start to the season, Texas pushes for one more week

After exhausting start to the season, Texas pushes for one more week

September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook.  The Texas volleyball team is tired.  Since the Longhorns began classes at the end of August, they have played,...

No. 1 Texas volleyball survives upset scare, beats Notre Dame 3-1 in dramatic fourth set

No. 1 Texas volleyball survives upset scare, beats Notre Dame 3-1 in dramatic fourth set

September 13, 2021

Unranked Notre Dame became one of the only three teams this season to win a set against No. 1 Texas. But Texas pulled out a 29-27 victory in the fourth set to win Sunday’s match in Gregory Gymnasium. For...

New man in charge brings new wave of coaching staff

New man in charge brings new wave of coaching staff

September 11, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 3 Double Coverage flipbook. In a new era of Texas football, head coach Steve Sarkisian came to Austin with a fresh coaching staff in...

Texas volleyball beats Texas State in fourth sweep of season

Texas volleyball beats Texas State in fourth sweep of season

September 8, 2021

Texas volleyball is busy. On Saturday, the team joined the rest of the Longhorn students to watch Texas football beat Louisiana and were recognized on the field for winning the Big 12 title last year....

Texas volleyball beats Stanford for first time since 2013 in Sunday sweep

Texas volleyball beats Stanford for first time since 2013 in Sunday sweep

September 5, 2021

Texas volleyball beat out Stanford in a sweep, marking the first time the Longhorns have won against the Cardinals since 2013. The energy in Gregory Gymnasium was palpable as the No. 1 Longhorns took...

No. 1 Texas volleyball grapples for 3-1 win over No. 10 Minnesota

No. 1 Texas volleyball grapples for 3-1 win over No. 10 Minnesota

September 1, 2021

Texas showed teeth this Wednesday in a battle against No. 10 Minnesota, but pulled out a win by the fourth set with the leadership of opposite hitter Skylar Fields and outside hitter Logan Eggleston at...

National championship loss to Kentucky looms large before season opener

National championship loss to Kentucky looms large before season opener

August 31, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 25 flipbook.  The Texas volleyball team says they’ve discussed their loss to Kentucky in the national championship last spring every...

No. 1 Texas Volleyball kicks season off with sweep of San Diego

No. 1 Texas Volleyball kicks season off with sweep of San Diego

August 27, 2021
The crowd, which turned out in record numbers, kept the players motivated with endless chants of “we are Texas” and celebrated each kill as if it was the national championship all over again.
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Welcome to 2021 Texas Volleyball: A guide to gameday

August 26, 2021

This Friday, students will be able to attend the Longhorns’ first volleyball game of the season in full force after a year of limited-capacity games. Here’s what to expect for those attending their...

Meet the 2021 Texas Volleyball team: Familiar faces, championship aspirations

Meet the 2021 Texas Volleyball team: Familiar faces, championship aspirations

August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 23 flipbook.  No. 1 Texas volleyball hosts its first official game of the season this Friday and the team is returning every one of...

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UT-Austin, city public transportation providers adapt to coronavirus health protocols to help students get to campus

August 27, 2020

Public transportation around UT’s campus has been adapted to fit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines with sanitizing standards for scooters and bikes and social distancing measures...

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UT Health Austin recruits coronavirus symptom screening volunteers

August 25, 2020

University students and community members are volunteering as COVID-19 symptom screeners for UT Health Austin in order to allow their typical clinic operations to continue. Volunteers ask each person...

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University announces fall COVID-19 testing plans for symptomatic, asymptomatic students, faculty, staff

August 4, 2020

UT announced plans for proactive and symptomatic COVID-19 testing for students, staff and faculty Tuesday morning, funded through its multimillion dollar commitment. Proactive testing, which will be...

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UT-Austin leads universities with most COVID-19 cases, New York Times survey finds

July 29, 2020

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the University’s response to the Times’ survey on Twitter. The University of Texas at Austin topped a list of hundreds of universities...

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Travis County experiences first election with COVID-19

July 26, 2020

The Travis County Clerk’s office and advocacy groups adapted based on COVID-19 safety measures for the county’s first election during the pandemic on Tuesday. The election experienced significantly...

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Bar exam changes lead to uncertainty for graduates

July 19, 2020

The Texas Supreme Court ruled to cancel the in-person July bar exam on July 3, forcing recent law graduates to adapt. Graduates must pass the bar exam to be licensed to practice in Texas, according to...

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Margaret Moore concedes in Travis County District Attorney race as José Garza leads with 68% of early vote

July 15, 2020

Candidate José Garza leads incumbent Margaret Moore with 68% of the early vote for the Travis County District Attorney runoff election Tuesday. Moore released a statement congratulating Garza on...

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Early voting for runoff elections begins amid coronavirus concerns

July 4, 2020

Early voting for the July 14 runoff elections in Texas began Monday after months of deliberation over voting safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters are currently eligible to apply for...

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African and African Diaspora Studies professor gives virtual lecture on queerness in the Black Lives Matter movement

July 4, 2020

Xavier Livermon, an associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, led a discussion on the influence of the LGBTQ+ community in the Black Lives Matter movement and its change over time Friday...

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Travis County district attorney race pivots to police officer accountability

June 26, 2020

Candidates for the Travis County district attorney race entered their final month of campaigning for the July 14 runoff elections and have shifted the focus of their campaigns to criminal justice reform...

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UT SG and Senate make $20,000 donation to Student Emergency Fund

June 25, 2020

Student Government and the Senate of College Councils announced Tuesday they made a $20,000 donation to the Student Emergency Fund.  The Student Emergency Fund provides relief to students in special...

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Student petitions call for change from administration regarding police presence, racist history

June 19, 2020

Students armed with petitions garnering thousands of signatures are calling on the University to take steps toward racial justice.  The petitions created by individual students and student groups,...

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UT organizations make statements, donations in support of Black Lives Matter movement

June 12, 2020

Student leaders are calling for change on the University campus following police killings of Black Americans such as George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. and Mike Ramos...

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Austin City Council presses APD chief on tactics used against protesters

June 5, 2020

After several days of protests over police brutality, Austin Police Department Chief Brian Manley said “less lethal” pellet bags, which left at least one Austin protester in critical condition...

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Nicky Cumberland’s parents sue Texas Cowboys for son’s death

May 21, 2020

The parents of Nicky Cumberland, the UT junior and Texas Cowboy who died in a 2018 car crash, are suing the Texas Cowboys spirit group for negligence and Nicky’s wrongful death, according to KXAN.   Nicky’s...

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Texans continue debate on mail-in ballots before summer runoff elections

May 6, 2020

Multiple lawsuits were filed this spring in Texas to expand mail-in ballots and increase access for those feeling unsafe going to the polls during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Democrats filed a...

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Businesses near UT-Austin decide whether to reopen under Abbott’s new order

May 4, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Restaurants, museums and libraries...

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UT researchers adapt their work despite closed laboratories

April 30, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. UT researchers have been adapting and...

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Gov. Abbott releases phased plan to reopen Texas economy

April 27, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here.During his press conference, Gov. Greg...

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Professors, services adapt amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 23, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here.Professors and faculty have adapted their...

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Gov. Abbott opens retail stores for limited services, loosens surgery restrictions

April 17, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott announced executive...

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UT researchers develop models for COVID-19 spread in Texas

April 15, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. UT researchers published their projections...

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Austin, Travis County extend stay at home orders through May 8, require face coverings

April 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt...

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Student campaign work continues amid coronavirus crisis

April 10, 2020

Students continue to work for political campaigns through phone banking and text message marketing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Groups such as the College Republicans at Texas and University Democrats...

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Austin provides surge plan, COVID-19 updates

April 8, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The city of Austin presented a plan...

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Counseling and Mental Health Center moves services online

April 8, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The Counseling and Mental Health Center...

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Elections face uncertainty amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 1, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The runoff primary election and the...

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Abbott issues executive order to limit personal interactions, closes public schools through May 4

March 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive...

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UT officials answer questions on tuition, campus resources via Zoom

March 27, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The University does not plan to give...

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Abbott issues executive order requiring daily reports from hospitals

March 24, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive...

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Gov. Abbott waives some regulations on hospitals to aid treatment of COVID-19

March 22, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott issued two executive...

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Abbott discusses closed schools, restaurants at virtual town hall

March 20, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott hosted a town hall...

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Mayor Adler orders Austin bars, restaurants to close

March 17, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Mayor Steve Adler ordered bars and...

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UT-Austin complies with Gov. Abbott’s work-study waiver

March 17, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Social distancing mandates and canceled...

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Large community gatherings prohibited in Austin to stop coronavirus spread

March 15, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gatherings of 250 or more people...

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UT president’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. President Gregory Fenves’...

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Q&A with UT spokesperson on spring break, Friday closure

March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. UT spokesperson J.B. Bird provided...

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US Democratic senatorial runoff candidates to face off in May

March 10, 2020

United States senatorial candidates Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar and Royce West entered a Democratic primary runoff following Super Tuesday, narrowing a field of 12 candidates to two. The runoff...

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UT student diagnosed with mumps by University Health Services

March 9, 2020

University Health Services diagnosed a UT student with mumps on March 2, after a visit to the clinic in late February, according to Terrance Hines, executive director and chief medical officer of University...

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Voter turnout in Travis County breaks primary election records

March 5, 2020

The primary elections brought record turnouts in Travis County as a majority of people voted on Super Tuesday rather than during the early voting period. Travis County totaled over 267,000 votes for...

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Which candidates won the 2020 Congressional primaries in Central Texas?

March 4, 2020

The United States Senate Democratic primary race is heading to a runoff election after inconclusive results came in Tuesday.  A runoff election will be held for the Democratic senatorial primary...

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Democratic presidential primary candidates put forth final effort in Texas

March 3, 2020

Democratic presidential primary candidates visited Texas to make their final case to voters ahead of Super Tuesday. Remaining candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, billionaire Michael Bloomberg,...

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Jalesha and Jerri campaign for affordable, accessible campus

February 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Student Government executive alliance candidate profiles before the election on March 2 and 3. Read the rest of the profiles and submitted columns from...

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Anagha and Winston say they have ‘What it takes’

February 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of Student Government executive alliance candidate profiles before the election on March 2 and 3. Read the rest of the profiles and submitted columns from...

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Counter Cafe opens new location in West Campus

February 25, 2020

Counter Cafe quietly opened its third location in Austin at the beginning of the year near Guadalupe Street, replacing Conan’s Pizza Central in West Campus. Located on West 29th Street near Cabo...

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Dell Medical School receives full accreditation

February 24, 2020

Dell Medical School earned its full accreditation Wednesday, Feb. 12, meeting the requirements to be considered a full medical school before its first class graduates in May.  Dell gained accreditation...

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Draper Startup House for entrepreneurs gets ready for spring 2020 opening on 6th Street

February 20, 2020

The Draper Startup House, a hostel which caters to new entrepreneurs and students, will open this March in Austin, marking its first location in the United States. The Draper Startup House will be located...

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US Senate Democratic candidates debate healthcare, marijuana in Texas

February 19, 2020

U.S. Senate Democratic candidates faced off at a debate Tuesday night on subjects including healthcare, marijuana and immigration.  At the debate, hosted by KVUE, The Texas Tribune and KUT, 11...

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Early voting kicks off in Travis County, voters begin choosing candidates

February 18, 2020

Early voting will kick off Tuesday, allowing Travis County voters to begin choosing their primary nominees and determining local elections. Those who registered 30 days before election day, March 3,...

UT-Austin Catholic community comments on last year’s offender database following ProPublica database release

February 13, 2020

Twenty-two clergy members from the Diocese of Austin were named in a ProPublica database of credibly accused Catholic clergy members in late January, after the original list was published last year. ProPublica‘s...

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UT-Austin names first cohort of Distinguished Service Academy

February 10, 2020

Five faculty members were chosen to be a part of the first cohort of UT’s new Distinguished Service Academy, according to a Feb. 4 press release from the College of Education. The academy recognizes...

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‘Kate the Chemist’ leads experiment for CBS ‘Mission Unstoppable’ show taping on campus

February 10, 2020

Associate chemistry professor Kate Biberdorf and over 60 students set off a chemical explosion on the UT Tower steps for the taping of the CBS morning TV show “Mission Unstoppable” on Saturday. The...

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Elizabeth Warren endorses Travis County DA candidate José Garza

February 7, 2020

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren endorsed a candidate for the Travis County district attorney race last week.  José Garza is challenging UT law adjunct professor Erin Martinson and...

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Human Rights Commission in Austin recommends cashless business ban

February 6, 2020

The Human Rights Commission of the city of Austin passed a recommendation Jan. 27 to ban businesses from going cashless. Human Rights Commissioner Garry Brown put forth a recommendation that said cashless...

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Dell Medical launches initiative to reduce preadolescent obesity among girls

February 3, 2020

Dell Medical School launched an initiative last week to prove short-term intervention can lead to healthier eating habits and prevent obesity-related illnesses in preadolescent girls.  The initiative...

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Trapping group helps reunite locals with pets, remove strays from street

January 31, 2020

A local pet rescue group helps residents recover lost pets and capture stray animals off the streets. A group of about 25 volunteers formed the nonprofit Trapping, Rescue and Pet Recovery Service in...

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Republican candidate wins special election for House District 28

January 29, 2020

Republican candidate Gary Gates won the 2020 special runoff election for Texas House District 28 on Tuesday.  The special election comes after Republican incumbent John Zerwas stepped down last...

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Capital Metro introduces electric buses to routes

January 28, 2020

Capital Metro introduced its first electric buses into its routes Sunday. The buses will be much quieter, better for the environment and cooler with the lack of exhaust than the existing models, said Melissa...

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Spring College Student Commission focuses on improving bus stops, adding food pantries

January 27, 2020

Austin City Council’s College Student Commission discussed possible recommendations to improve transportation and food accessiblity near Austin college campuses Friday. The commission brings together...

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APD renews funding for stings of tobacco sales in Austin

January 24, 2020

The Austin Police Department will continue to conduct sting operations monitoring the sale of tobacco and vape products to minors. Austin City Council approved $50,000 in funding from Texas State University...

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