The Daily Texan

All content by Harold Fisch

There’s still space

July 25, 2011

Last week marked the end of a chapter of American space exploration with the final mission of the shuttle Atlantis. The closing of the shuttle program is bittersweet for the nation and may be painful...

Texans shouldn’t ignore border issues

July 18, 2011

Growing up in South Texas, my friends and I would skip school to cross over to Mexico. We would drink cheap beer and eat tacos on the street, check out the shops and generally cause a ruckus. It was...

Don’t sell the city’s soul

June 30, 2011

The City Council voted Wednesday to endorse the Formula 1 racetrack. The vote will most likely bring the Grand Prix to Austin in 2012 — an event that has promised the city a lot while asking for...

An opportunity for UT graduates

June 20, 2011

A new trend is shaking up Texas and has the potential to bring wealth and employment to thousands of Texans and UT graduates. New hydrofracking projects in South Texas have already made millionaires out...

City opens BMX, skate park to general approval

June 17, 2011

Skaters and bikers took to the pavement at a new park Thursday, showing off tricks on ramps and rails clear of scuff marks. The city opened the Austin BMX and Skate Park to the public Thursday....

‘Keep Austin Beatiful’ hosts cleanup of Lady Bird Lake

June 13, 2011

Dozens of Austin residents joined the throngs of dogs and joggers at Lady Bird Lake on Saturday in an annual cleanup project hosted by Keep Austin Beautiful. The nonprofit group works in conjunction...

City Council takes steps to tap federal tax credits

June 13, 2011

The plan proposed by The Economic Growth and Redevelopement Services Office would allow the city to access the New Markets Tax Credit Program, which channels billions of dollars in federal tax credits...

Seven professors join Academy of Distinguished Teachers

June 8, 2011

Seven UT teachers received recognition for their contributions this week when they joined the ranks of University Distinguished Teaching Professors. The Office of the Provost announced seven professors...