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Rick Perry pleads not guilty to grand jury indictment

August 25, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry pled “not guilty” to felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant after being indicted by a grand jury Aug. 15. The charges are related...


Ballot released for first election under 10-ONE system

August 25, 2014

The final ballot list for the Nov. 4 local elections was released Aug. 18, revealing 78 candidates for 11 positions in Austin’s first geographically represented city council. This will be...


Gov. Perry booked on felony charges

August 19, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry was booked on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant at the Travis County Justice Complex on Tuesday. The charges are related to Perry’s...

University researchers advance cancer research

August 19, 2014

University researchers announced two significant advances in cancer detection and treatment in August, including a synthetic molecule that may cause cancer cells to self-destruct and an optical device...


Updated: Travis County grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry

August 16, 2014

Update (Aug. 16): Gov. Rick Perry addressed the grand jury's indictments at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol on Saturday, calling them a "farce." “I intend...


Former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young takes position with UT

August 14, 2014

Former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young has accepted a position with the University’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement beginning on Sept. 1. Young, who led the football program...


Austin City Council places urban rail bond proposal on November ballot

August 7, 2014

Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to place the bond proposal for a 9.5 mile urban rail line, running from East Riverside to ACC Highland, on the ballot in November. Subject...


McDonald Observatory works to keep ‘dark skies’

August 4, 2014

The University’s McDonald Observatory rests in a seven-county light ordinance zone, deep in the Davis Mountains of West Texas, protecting it from the light pollution that plagues most cities and...


Steps toward urban rail continue with possible bond proposal

July 21, 2014

With both Capital Metro and Austin City Council endorsing Project Connect’s recommended route for urban rail, the council is expected to discuss bond language in August for the $1.38 billion project...


Animal behavior expert remarks on pet-inspired Blanton exhibition

July 17, 2014

Amber Rowland, behavioral program manager for the Austin Animal Center, guided visitors Thursday through the art exhibition “In the Company of Cats and Dogs,” on display at the Blanton Museum...


APD launches campaign to address high summer car thefts

July 14, 2014

The Austin Police Department Auto Theft Interdiction Project launched the “Watch Your Car” campaign this July to bring awareness to the heightened risk of car thefts and burglaries in the month...


President Obama discusses economic progress in Austin speech

July 11, 2014

Before a packed audience at the Paramount Theater on Thursday, President Barack Obama said the economy has improved since the economic recession from 2008 to 2009 in an address on the economy that criticized...


Denied students say they were promised admission into computer science major

June 29, 2014

A handful of students claim they were promised transfer admission into the University’s increasingly popular computer science department as long as they maintained a 2.5 GPA and have taken to social...


Austin City Council unanimously approves urban rail plan

June 27, 2014

Austin City Council voted unanimously Thursday to support Project Connect’s recommended plan for urban rail, a 9.5-mile track that would connect East Riverside to ACC Highland. The vote comes...

Religious studies programs receives $1.5 million gift

June 13, 2014

The Foundation for Biblical Studies awarded a $1.5 million gift to support religious studies at UT, the University announced Wednesday. Funds are being directed to the Institute for the Study of Antiquity...

Education professor receives grant to study inequalties in STEM education

June 12, 2014

Catherine Riegle-Crumb, education and sociology associate professor, received a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation in June to study racial, ethnic and gender inequalities in science,...