• Halloween Thriller

    The Austin School for Performing and Visual Arts attracted crowds downtown by giving a special Halloween performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Christian Nevarez seen in the red military jacket led his group’s performance which included an undead cheerleader and hospital patient. The students dressed in full costume and make up, staying in zombie-like character such as Aleta Neill and Alex Maurice who walked through the streets creeping out curious onlookers. The group paraded block to block starting from the state capitol and ending at the Frost Bank. Executive director of ASPVA Carol de Cardenas said that the students only had a month to prepare but that it was a great opportunity for them to get out and perform the way they did.




  • On the Lake

    A group of kayakers gather near Congress Avenue Bridge on Lady Bird Lake, Sunday night. Some kayak tour companies frequent the bridge for a different view of the Congress Avenue Bridge bats.

    Zachary Strain | Daily Texan Staff

  • Human Punching Bag

    A local boxer and a member of the United States Marine Corps boxing team spars at the Bruce's Boxing gym in North Austin on Tuesday night. The gym, started by Bruce Acuna 10 years ago, attracts amateur and professional fighters from all over Central Texas and often hosts the USMC Boxing team when they travel through the area.

  • 'Colors and Colors and...'

    Latoya Wade and Melanie, 2, and Elizabeth, 3, walk past a Cow Parade sculpture on Congress, Monday afternoon.

    Fanny Trang | Daily Texan Staff

    Lisa Miragliuolo, a tourist from D.C., peruses community altars made for Day of the Dead at the MexiArte Museum downtown on Monday afternoon. The altars were made by volunteers in Austin and will be exhibited until November 13.

    Jorge Corona | Daily Texan Staff

  • The pumpkin patch

    Four-year-old Avery Reynolds plays in the aisles of pumpkins Saturday afternoon at Terrytown United Methodist Church. A long-standing tradition, the pumpkin patch will be open until Halloween and is a fundraiser for Sunday school students’ summer mission trips. Last year it raised $18,000 to help students buy needed materials for their trip to the Rio Grande Valley and this coming summer the students will be headed to Harlem in New York City.

    Danielle Villasana | Daily Texan Staff

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