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Film honors career, life of civil rights era opera star from UT

February 9, 2011

In 1957, UT alumna Barbara Smith Conrad thought she secured a lead role in a University opera production. Conrad was one of the first black students to attend UT in 1956 and possessed a natural talent...

Globetrotters to show off ‘four-point shot’

January 27, 2011

The legendary Harlem Globetrotters will show off their new four-point shot in the “4 Times the Fun” showcase at the Frank Erwin Center on Friday. Harlem Globetrotter Aundre “Hot Shot” Branch said...

Mayor, City Council subject of county attorney inquiry

January 26, 2011

Travis County Attorney David Escamilla will lead an inquiry into whether Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and city council members violated the Texas Open Meetings Act by discussing how they plan to...

Blanton receives grant for school tours

January 26, 2011

Kindergarten students might be more concerned with finger painting than with paintings from the Italian Renaissance, but this year they will have more opportunities to explore the works at the Blanton...