Senate Bill 204, which contained legislation that would close Austin’s State Supported Living Center, did not pass May 31 after months of anticipated approval because the committee could reach an agreement before its deadline.
May was the wettest month in Texas history, with 37.3 trillion gallons of water falling across the state. The worst of the deluge came Memorial Day weekend, and several local counties, faced with disastrous flooding, are now beginning an arduous rebuilding process.
The first of its kind of the Austin area, The Daily Texan's interactive crime map allows users to browse the various crimes the Austin Police Department has reported, separated by location and type of offense.
The 2014–2015 school year was marked by new faces — a new chancellor, president, governor and basketball coach. The year also featured stranger elements, including a brief Ebola scare, a new 50-foot canoe sculpture and a satirical Student Government campaign that ended in victory. Check out our year in review for more.
Space exploration and high seas adventures are common topics of conversation between UT alumni Patrick Creamer and Quinn Buckner. Once a week, they set up their microphones and record random stories for their podcast, Now You Know A Little Bit More About Us.