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In testimony, President Powers estimates cost of Regent Hall’s records exceed $1 million

December 19, 2013

Following testimony from UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and President William Powers Jr. on Wednesday, state legislators said they would be ready to make a recommendation on Regent Wallace Hall’s...

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News editor reminisces on long nights in the basement

December 6, 2013

It’s a weird thing that goes on in this basement. Five nights a week. Under harsh florescent lighting. With a vocabulary of words like “pagint,” “RIM” and “maestro”....

Student veteran could be tried for life sentence

November 20, 2013

Prosecutors from the Travis County District Attorney’s office may be pursuing a life sentence against public affairs graduate student Gene Vela, who is being charged with aggravated assault against...

Judge declares portions of Texas abortion bill unconstitutional

October 28, 2013

A U.S. district judge determined parts of the state’s most recent abortion restriction bill unconstitutional Monday.  U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel partially granted a preliminary injunction...

University’s supplemental brief filed in Fisher case

October 28, 2013

On Friday, UT filed it’s most recent legal brief in the Fisher v. University of Texas case.  The case was filed in 2008 by Abigail Fisher, a denied UT applicant, who claimed that the University’s...

Construction SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT

October 24, 2013

Below are 13 locations of water bottle filler stations on campus. The installation project, which has taken existing water fountains and added on a section to accommodate water bottles, was initiated by...

More women study at UT’s Cockrell School of Engineering than ever before

October 4, 2013

A record number of women enrolled in the Cockrell School of Engineering for the fall 2013 semester. Women make up 29 percent of the school’s freshman class this semester, a first. Additionally,...

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Final results indicate no bleach in balloon attack

September 10, 2013

UTPD officials found no bleach in their investigation of the West Campus balloon attack that occurred on Aug. 22, according to a statement released by UTPD. The balloon allegedly thrown from a...

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West Campus balloon attacks continue

September 9, 2013

Eduardo Belalcazar, an international relations and global studies junior, is the latest victim to speak out against balloon attacks in West Campus.  On Saturday around midnight, Belalcazar, who...

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UT campus continues to mourn loss of former President William Livingston

August 28, 2013

With classes beginning Wednesday, the UT campus will continue to mourn the death of former University President William Livingston. Livingston died Aug. 15 at the age of 93. He began his career...

Backup QB Connor Brewer arrested for public intoxication

February 4, 2013

Backup quarterback Connor Brewer was arrested early Saturday morning for public intoxication. Sgt. Robert Weyand confirmed Sunday that UTPD arrested a Texas football player for public intoxication....

Longhorn swimmers hold their own against Olympians

December 3, 2012

Texas represented well against high-profile Olympians at the AT&T Winter National Championships at the Texas Swim Center this weekend. Hosting the event, the Longhorns claimed the Men's...

Longhorn swimmers hold their own against Olympians

December 3, 2012

Texas represented well against high-profile Olympians at the AT&T Winter National Championships at the Texas Swim Center this weekend. Hosting the event, the Longhorns claimed the Men's...

Longhorn swimmers hold their own against Olympians

December 3, 2012

Texas represented well against high-profile Olympians at the AT&T Winter National Championships at the Texas Swim Center this weekend. Hosting the event, the Longhorns claimed the Men's...

Olympic swimmers pack Austin as Texas hosts Winter National Championships

November 29, 2012

If you have never been to a high-profile swimming competition, today is your day as past medalists and Olympic hopefuls pack the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center for the 2012 USA AT&T Winter...

Texas divers return from Phil Hanson Invitational in Houston this weekend with four top-five finishes

November 19, 2012

On Saturday, the Texas men’s diving team wrapped up a successful competition in Houston at the Phill Hansel Invitational. Texas redshirt sophomore Will Chandler registered two consecutive top-five...

Divers head to Houston for three-day tourney

November 15, 2012

The UT men’s diving team will head to Houston on Thursday for the Phill Hansel Invitational. Events for this meet will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Thursday events will include men’s...

Horn’s first home meet a repeat of last year’s performance

October 29, 2012

The Longhorns went head to head against Indiana and Michigan at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center this weekend with mixed results. On Friday the Longhorns repeated their 2011 performance in the...

Texas prepares for first home meet

October 26, 2012

The Longhorns return to the Texas Swim Center this weekend to host their first seasonal meet at home. The men’s team returns from Mansfield, Texas, where they emerged triumphant from the four-team...

Longhorns take first at Mansfield Invitational

October 22, 2012

Texas put away their 50-point lead at the Mansfield Invitational this Saturday by taking five out of eight events, winning the swim meet with 857.5 points. “As a kickoff to what we hope will be...

Longhorns take first at Mansfield Invitational

October 22, 2012

Texas put away their 50-point lead at the Mansfield Invitational this Saturday by taking five out of eight events, winning the swim meet with 857.5 points. “As a kickoff to what we hope will be...

Longhorns open season at the Southwest Collegiate Plunge

October 19, 2012

This weekend the Longhorns launch their 2012-2013 season, charting a route toward the ultimate destination of an NCAA Championship. The annual Southwest Collegiate Plunge will open the regular season...

UT swimming and diving team displays talent at annual intrasquad meet

October 1, 2012

Texas hosted its annual intrasquad meet Friday afternoon pitting Orange against White at the Texas Swimming Center where the White team claimed a 156-127 victory. Although Orange took the lead at first...

Horns try to bounce back from loss to BYU

September 7, 2012

After yesterday’s loss to BYU, the Longhorns will meet Utah on the soccer field Saturday for the first time in the history of both programs. Saturday’s game will be Texas’ third away...

Bicyclist hit-and-run raises safety concerns

May 2, 2012

A recent hit-and-run accident near the UT campus has led to greater concern about cyclist safety in Austin. Evan Baird, 22, was traveling home by bike from work south on Guadalupe Street at 38th Street...

APD, UTPD investigates series of burglaries in West Campus

April 27, 2012

The Austin Police Department has enlisted the help of the UT Police Department to stop a string of West Campus burglaries hoping to gain crime tips from students who read Campus Watch announcements. APD...

University reacts to death of student killed by bus

April 27, 2012

Students and University officials have reacted to the recent death of a UT student by urging that students display greater alcohol safety. In the early morning hours of April 20, 22-year-old Andy Wang,...

Seton Healthcare Family plans for Austin medical school

April 23, 2012

The Seton Healthcare Family, which operates 15 hospitals and clinics in Texas including University Medical Center Brackenridge, plans to spend $250 million on a new hospital that will include Austin’s...

Student dies after falling under Capital Metro bus

April 23, 2012

A Capital Metro bus ran over and a student over the weekend near University Estates apartments. The accident happened at the 1300 block of Crossing Place at approximately 2 a.m. Friday, Austin Police...

APD receives backlash after officer shoots, kills dog

April 20, 2012

In response to community outcry, the officer involved in a fatal shooting of a dog in East Austin has been reassigned and an internal investigation has been opened, said Austin Police Department representative...

Several credit, debit card information thefts on campus call for reporting of similar incidents

April 17, 2012

Information stolen from some students’ credit and debit cards has been used at the same online stores, leading to privacy and safety concerns on campus. Law enforcement officials urge students to...

Woman mugged on campus, suspects not yet identified

April 16, 2012

A woman was mugged on campus early Saturday morning, according to UT Police Department officials and an incident alert emailed to students Saturday night. UTPD Detective Michael Riojas said the incident...

Court hearing regarding Kylie Doniak postponed

April 13, 2012

The court hearing for the man accused of injuring Kylie Doniak, communications senior and UT soccer player, was postponed for May 1 by Judge Clifford Brown on Wednesday. The hearing was postponed in order...

Seminar course brings donations for Austin human trafficking victims

April 12, 2012

While some students may take for granted everyday items like deodorant and food, freshmen in a seminar course are asking for donations today with hopes of providing basic necessities to human trafficking...

Court hearing for Kylie Doniak case draws near

April 11, 2012

A court hearing will be held on Thursday for the man operating the vehicle that collided with and injured Kylie Doniak, UT student and soccer player. Nicholas Colunga allegedly ran a red light, colliding...

March drug bust total biggest in APD history

April 11, 2012

Operational secrets have enabled the Austin Police Department to make massive narcotics seizures, including three over the past month that were among the largest in the department’s history, said...

More information revealed on NYE murder suspect’s suicide

April 6, 2012

A recent report from the Office of the Medical Examiner revealed more information about the suicide of James Loren Brown who is a suspect in several assaults as well as the Jan. 1 murder of Esme Barrera. Brown...

Boating accident claims the life of UT nursing senior

April 3, 2012

A UT nursing senior from Austin was killed last weekend in a boating accident. Quynh Pham, 21, was riding on a pontoon boat with members of her family, when she fell from the front at about 5:30 p.m....

Body found near Dobie Center leaves many questions unanswered

April 3, 2012

Austin Police Department officers responded to a 9-1-1 call Sunday reporting a deceased person in a parking garage near the Dobie Center. The call was placed at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday reporting a dead body...

Students enjoy Roundup weekend despite crime

March 30, 2012

The Austin Police Department recorded an increase in DWIs issued in the West Campus area during Roundup last weekend, and the overall number of police reports filed went down slightly. APD officers addressed...

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Four defendants still under federal custody, six released on bond

March 29, 2012

A development in the federal investigation that shut down eight Austin nightclubs will cause four defendants in the case to be kept in federal custody pending their trial. Hussein Ali “Mike”...

Yassine Enterprises facing drug, money laundering charges

March 27, 2012

A court hearing on Tuesday will determine whether 10 defendants connected with Yassine Enterprises and charged with various counts of money laundering and illegal drug distributiond will be kept in federal...

Attack affects Roundup safety

March 26, 2012

Austin Police Department and University administrators took extra precautions to ensure student safety at Roundup, the annual Greek philanthropy and social event. Despite such efforts, the event included...

Austin Police investigate burglary at nightclub managed by Yassine Enterprises

March 26, 2012

A man is under investigation for stealing approximately 100 credit and debit cards, bottles of alcohol, DJ audio equipment and cash from the downtown nightclub Pure Ultra Lounge, according to an arrest...

Owners’ illegal activity to shut down major Austin clubs

March 23, 2012

Ten Austin area residents connected with Yassine Enterprises, operator of several Austin night club venues, were arrested yesterday in a federal investigation related to drug and money laundering charges. The...

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Austin police use efficient measures to manage SXSW crimes

March 19, 2012

The growth of South by Southwest over the past few years has presented problems for law enforcement officers as the event has spread farther across the city, said Austin Police Department representative...

Former graduate student under investigation for possible theft of chemical materials

March 19, 2012

The FBI and the Travis County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the possible theft of chemical materials from a UT lab by former graduate student Karl Jasheway, 26, according to University officials. According...

Austin Police Department to install two security cameras on Fourth Street

March 7, 2012

The Austin Police Department plans to place two new security cameras downtown, increasing the number of cameras in the area to 29, said Lt. Patrick Cochran. The two cameras will be placed on Fourth...

Neighborhood gas leak forces residents to evacuate

March 5, 2012

A construction crew broke a gas line near 39th Street and Jefferson Street on Friday causing the Austin Fire Department to take precautionary measures by evacuating 12 residences, said fire department...

Cyclist in hospital after collision

March 2, 2012

A cyclist was hospitalized after colliding with a pedestrian on campus at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, said UT Police Department Sergeant Gary Peoples. The collision occurred on 21st Street between...