The Homelessness Outreach Street Team, an Austin Police Department program that helps the homeless population in the downtown and West Campus areas, was approved a one-year extension by City Council on Oct. 1 after a four-month pilot program.
Fulfill Texas, a student organization committed to alleviating food insecurity on campus, is spearheading the formation of a campus food pantry that would provide non-perishable food items to UT students.
Crime on campus is generally low; however, issues such as drug abuse and theft continue to persist, with theft being the most common campus crime at 261 incidents reported so far this year, according to the University of Texas Police Department.
Diwali is a popular Hindu festival celebrated in Autumn. It is more popularly known as the festival of lights. It is a five day celebration that signifies the triumph of light over darkness. Austin's Diwali was celebrated at the Hindu temple, Radha Madhav Dham.
Austin City Council will negotiate possibly awarding two 12-month company contracts with Concept, Development and Planning and Texas Zero Waste Strategies to promote recycling sustainability efforts Thursday night.