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Nov 03, 2023

Mexic-Arte Museum Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

AUSTIN, Texas — The 40th annual Viva La Vida festival on Oct. 28 at the Mexic-Arte Museum brought thousands of people together for a traditional celebration to remember the dead. The event celebrated Día De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and took place in downtown Austin at Fourth Street and Congress Avenue. Festival activities […]

Nov 03, 2023

More Than Pink Walk Unites Supportive Community

AUSTIN, Texas – Thousands of participants walked one-and-a-half miles to fundraise for breast cancer research. Barton Creek Square was a sea of pink on Oct. 28, as fighters, survivors and supporters attended Susan G. Komen’s 2023 Central Texas More Than Pink Walk. As of Saturday, donations topped $453,000 toward the foundation’s goal of $600,000 to […]

Nov 03, 2023

Luxury Pickleball Club Opens in East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – An entertainment developer hopes to capitalize on the nationwide pickleball craze with an exclusive new club. Matt Wolski owns Other Racquet Club on Manor Road. The facility opened in September and features three courts and cabanas, as well as amenities such as a cold plunge pool and food trucks. Other features such as […]

Nov 03, 2023

Westlake Volleyball Clinches Big Win Over Top-Ranked Lake Travis

AUSTIN, Texas – The Westlake High School volleyball team celebrated a big win on Oct. 24 against rival Lake Travis High School, which is nationally ranked. The Westlake Lady Chaparrals hosted the 6A district champions of region 26 for their senior night and district-closing game, which Westlake won in four sets: 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22. […]

Oct 28, 2023

Reporting Texas TV – Oct. 26, 2023

Journalism students at the University of Texas produced their second newscast of the Fall 2023 semester on Oct. 26. Student journalists reported this week on mold and sewage issues at an off-campus student housing complex, Free Speech Week, an arts festival that promoted water conservation, the university’s new esports arena, and a celebration of the […]

Oct 28, 2023

Rambler Apartment Complex Mold and Sewage Issues Force Some Students Out Again

AUSTIN, Texas – Dozens of students living in a West Campus apartment complex had to move out due to mold and sewage issues. The problems at the Rambler apartments affected about 75 students, but as of Nov. 16th representatives for the complex state all but two have moved back in. “Rambler has worked quickly and […]

Oct 27, 2023

Free Speech Week Contest Promotes Appreciation of First Amendment Rights

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas’ Moody College of Communication  celebrated its fourth annual Free Speech Week from Oct. 16-20 with a video contest and panels on free speech topics. The Free Speech Minute video contest gave students and faculty an opportunity to record a short video to explain why they believe free speech […]

Oct 26, 2023

UT Austin Launches Alienware Longhorn Esports Arena

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin officially opened its Alienware Longhorn Esports Arena in the Texas Union Underground this month. Built in association with Dell Technologies, the new facility provides a space for the Longhorn Gaming Teams to compete and allows students to play video games in their spare time. The esports […]

Oct 26, 2023

Georgetown Promotes Water Conservation with Artistic Rain Barrels

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The second annual South Main Arts Festival on Oct. 12 meshed art and water together to raise awareness on water conservation. The City of Georgetown’s Water Conservation Team asked local artists to submit proposals for participation in its Painted Rain Barrel Project. The city’s regulatory and conservation manager, Tiffany Diaz, said the […]

Oct 26, 2023

Moody College of Communication Receives High International Ranking

AUSTIN, Texas — The 2022 QS World University Rankings placed the Moody College of Communication second in the nation and fourth in the world for communication and media studies programs. More than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students currently work toward one of the many degrees the college offers. Interim dean Rachel Davis Mersey joined Moody […]

Oct 20, 2023

Reporting Texas TV – Oct. 19, 2023

Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas produced their first newscast of the fall semester on Oct. 19, 2023. Student journalists reported this week on Preservation Austin’s efforts to recognize and reward local legacy businesses, the Austin Animal Shelter’s activities for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, a showcase for vendors who produce […]

Oct 20, 2023

Texas Football Reshapes Its Focus During Bye Week

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas football team’s unbeaten season ended Oct. 7 when the Longhorns lost to rival University of Oklahoma, 34-30.  The loss complicates Texas’ race for both the Big 12 Conference Championship and the College Football Playoff National Championship. The Longhorns traded first place with OU in the conference standings following […]

Oct 20, 2023

Austin Animal Center Offers Cost-Free Adoptions for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Animal Center (AAC) partnered with Adopt A Pet to waive adoption fees for the month of October to boost dog adoptions.  AAC kicked off Adopt a Shelter Dog Month month with a partnership with the online platform Adopt a Pet. The initiative encourages the public to adopt large dogs and […]

Oct 20, 2023

Legacy Austin Businesses Shine in October Celebration

AUSTIN, Texas – Preservation Austin celebrated 13 longstanding Austin businesses during its first Legacy Business Month. The businesses range from skateparks to libraries, and include local staples Peter Pan Mini-Golf and the Green & White Grocery. All the establishments met the Preservation Austin criteria of being locally owned, open at least 20 years, and having […]

Oct 20, 2023

Students Share Art at the Cactus Café

AUSTIN, Texas – The UT Creative Arts and Theater Committee hosted its student art “Gala-ry” on Oct. 11 at the university’s Cactus Café. Students displayed their work and talked about art with visitors. The gallery featured more than thirty multimedia pieces from students of a variety majors. Some guests dressed in 1920s attire. Faculty, students […]

Oct 19, 2023

Sustainable Vendor Showcase Teaches UT Students Healthy Habits

AUSTIN, Texas – UT Housing and Dining hosted a sustainable vendor showcase on Oct. 12 at the Texas Union patio to educate students about sustainable food brands. Mr. Greens, Teatulia and Lonestar Farm’s Local Salad were among the 13 vendors that participated in the event. Students gained insight on eco-friendly practices by visiting the booths. […]

Oct 15, 2023

UT Surplus Store Repurposes Items While Diverting Waste From Landfills

AUSTIN, Texas – An off-campus warehouse filled with trinkets and treasures offers the Austin community the opportunity to buy University of Texas assets. The Surplus REuse Store is nestled in north Austin at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, and is open to the public on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.- 12 […]

Oct 15, 2023

COVID-19 Continues to Take a Toll on Food Industry

AUSTIN, Texas — A chef for several sororities in West Campus encountered a challenge shortly after beginning his job a few months ago. Chef Tyler Henderson had an issue with food stocking, recipes, and menus due to the lasting effects the pandemic had on the food industry. The pandemic affected the food production process from […]

Oct 15, 2023

Austin’s Second Annual Coffee Festival Provides Variety of Diverse Blends

AUSTIN, Texas – Coffee lovers attended Austin’s second annual coffee festival at Fair Market on East Fifth St. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Two dozen vendors participated, including Austin coffee shop staples Merit Coffee Co. and Medici Roasting. Local roasters source their beans from around the world, offering alternatives to corporate coffee brands. “We […]

Oct 14, 2023

Hailstorm Leaves Significant Damage in Williamson and Travis Counties

ROUND ROCK, Texas – A large hailstorm damaged many homes and vehicles in Georgetown, Round Rock and Austin on Sept. 24. The hailstorm began in northwestern Williamson County and increased in severity as it moved southeast through Georgetown and into Round Rock, where homeowners dealt with extensive property damage. Round Rock homeowner Onur, who asked […]