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Austin City Council revises homelessness ordinances to limit public camping
October 17, 2019
The Austin City Council approved an ordinance Thursday evening that will reinstate some limits on where people who are homeless can camp.
Austin raises on-street parking meter rates to $2
October 10, 2019
City parking meter rates will rise to $2 per hour starting Oct. 14, Austin Transportation announced Monday.
Travis County records highest number of registered voters
October 7, 2019
Travis County broke its own record last week after recording the highest number of registered voters for the upcoming election cycle.
Austin Public Health announces several cases of lung injuries related to e-cigarettes in Travis County
October 3, 2019
Austin Public Health announced last week that it would be investigating several cases of lung injuries related to electronic cigarettes in Travis County.
Austin City Council approves hotel tax funding for live music
October 3, 2019
The Austin City Council approved a new ordinance last month that will give a financial boost to Austin’s live music industry.
Panelists discuss Latino voter mobilization, immigration at Texas Tribune Festival
September 28, 2019
The Latinx community is becoming more politically involved during Donald Trump’s presidency, said Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy.
Austin, San Antonio mayors discuss the politics of fighting homelessness
September 28, 2019
Considering citizen reactions to Austin City Council’s recent moves to amend policies on homeless camping, Austin Mayor Steve Adler said he has “never felt more encouraged” to end homelessness in Austin.
Austin City Council approves vacating Red River Street for new University arena
September 25, 2019
The Austin City Council approved an ordinance last Thursday to vacate a portion of Red River Street for its realignment and the construction of a new University arena.
Austin City Council delays vote on changes to homelessness ordinances
September 20, 2019
After three days of discussion and testimonies from dozens of citizen speakers, Austin City Council motioned Friday to delay voting on updates to the homelessness ordinances.
Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes
September 16, 2019
The Trump administration announced Sept. 11 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is readying to ban flavored electronic cigarettes from the market in light of cases of sickness and death related to the devices.
2020 Democratic presidential candidates debate health care, gun violence in Houston
September 13, 2019
Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage Thursday evening to discuss issues such as gun control, immigration and health care.
Former CIA director, US Special Operations commander host panel to discuss counterterrorism
September 10, 2019
The panel, hosted by the UT Intelligence Studies Project the day before the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City, featured former CIA director John Brennan, former U.S. Special Operations Commander Adm. William McRaven and other national security officials.
Austin Transportation launches new website to provide resources
September 9, 2019
The Austin Transportation Department launched a new website last week to help people easily access sustainable transportation resources.
Monthly energy bills for Austin Energy customers may increase
September 6, 2019
Austin Energy announced Aug. 29 that a proposed change would see customers’ monthly residential bills increase in November.
Texas cancer institute awards UT researchers roughly $5 million in funding
September 6, 2019
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded roughly $5 million in grants to several UT researchers to advance scientific understanding of cancer and aid in its prevention.
Austin Judicial Committee meets to discuss THC testing and enforcement
September 4, 2019
The Austin Judicial Committee met with public testifiers Tuesday to discuss improving THC testing after the Texas Legislature legalized hemp in June with House Bill 1325.
Mayor Adler hosts press conference to discuss new memo on homelessness
August 30, 2019
Mayor Steve Adler met with reporters at a press conference Friday afternoon to discuss a new memo addressing Austin City Council’s recent resolution on homelesness, which restricts camping times and locations for people who are homeless.
More than 800 new Texas laws will go into effect in September
August 29, 2019
Texas citizens will soon have to abide by 820 new laws, including some which will impact sexual misconduct, alcohol delivery and driver’s licenses.
Mayor Adler, APD Chief Manley discuss homelessness solutions with panelists
August 29, 2019
Mayor Steve Adler, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley and several experts and advocates met on-campus Thursday evening to discuss solutions for homelessness in Austin.
LBJ School of Public Affairs opens lab to solve urban challenges
August 26, 2019
The LBJ School of Public Affairs has established a “do-tank” lab to develop solutions for issues affecting urban communities in Texas and the rest of the world.
Higher education board commissioner steps down, talks challenges, achievements
August 22, 2019
Raymund Paredes, Texas' commissioner for higher education for 15 years, spoke with reporters during a conference call to discuss the challenges and achievements of Texas higher education before he steps down from the position Aug. 31.
UT-Austin alumnus Alan Stern talks about NASA Kuiper Belt mission
April 28, 2019
The Kuiper Belt lies at the edge of our solar system and contains celestial bodies such as comets, asteroids and ice rocks. Alan Stern, lead principal investigator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s mission to the Kuiper Belt, spoke at a seminar on Friday to discuss the results and challenges of the mission.
UT-Austin school of journalism remembers former director Lorraine Branham
April 21, 2019
Lorraine Branham, former director of UT’s School of Journalism, died April 2 at age 66, prompting current faculty to reflect on her achievements and work at UT.
Dell Medical School hosts health conference to improve local health
April 14, 2019
Dell Medical School hosted the “Global to Local” conference Saturday to discuss applying health care solutions from around the world to Travis County.
UT game development students express concern amidst industry working conditions
April 7, 2019
UT students studying in the Game Development and Design Program have expressed concern for working conditions in the video game industry.
UT’s Alternative Breaks presents immigration findings from McAllen trip
March 31, 2019
Alternative Breaks, a student organization dedicated to social issues, hosted a presentation Sunday to explain their findings regarding immigration after a student trip to McAllen, Texas.
Ron Stallworth, author behind 'BlacKkKlansman,' gives talk at UT
March 27, 2019
Hosted by the Texas Politics Project, the conversation was dedicated to Stallworth’s memoir “Black Klansman: Race, Hate and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime.”
Black Studies hosts conference as part of 50th anniversary
March 13, 2019
The conference celebrates the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Afro-American Studies and Research Center, founded five years after UT hired its first black faculty member.
Award-winning writer Lawrence Wright gives talk on the future of Texas and America
March 8, 2019
Lawrence Wright, a writer for The New Yorker and a Pulitzer Prize winning author, made a visit to UT on Thursday evening to talk about Texas, its culture and its role in the future of America.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama talks family, life in spotlight during Austin stop of 'Becoming' book tour
March 1, 2019
While growing up in the south side of Chicago, Michelle Obama said she didn’t realize her family was poor.
UT hosts screening of award-winning documentary, discussion with defense lawyer
February 14, 2019
UT treated attendees to popcorn, a special screening of award-winning film “War Don Don” and a discussion with a human rights lawyer on Wednesday.
UT, A&M sports clubs compete for most food donations, A&M leads ahead
December 6, 2018
Beyond the football field and the basketball court, UT is lagging behind Texas A&M University in at least one regard this holiday season: food donations.
‘You don’t have to be in this one little box’: Austin Drag queen reads picture books for children, students
November 28, 2018
To celebrate National Picture Book Month, Drag Queen Story Time was started over a year ago nationwide in bookstores and public libraries. The goal is to give children positive role models in queerness and gender fluidity.
Award-winning playwright shows off documentary, archive
November 11, 2018
Tony and Emmy Award-winning playwright and LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally visited UT Sunday to screen a documentary about his life and to display selections from his career archive. Some of McNally’s most award-winning works include the play “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and the musical “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
Conservative and liberal speakers discussion attempts to bridge political divide
October 31, 2018
Media personalities Guy Benson and Dylan Marron visited UT Tuesday to discuss bridging the divide in American politics and fostering civil engagement.