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Apr 02, 2020

Lit-up Lanterns Help Austinites Find Peace

AUSTIN – On Saturday March 7th, Mueller Lake Park experienced something new swimming in the water. Thousands of lanterns floated across the lake and each one represented something special. “It’s a place where people feel like they can grow and also come together,” said Chelsea Jensen, the Water Lantern Festival Event Coordinator. The Water Lantern […]

Feb 20, 2017

Explore data on people at UT Austin affected by the travel ban

Dec 04, 2016

Coaches: Pitch Limits in High School Baseball Are Both Fair and Foul

The governing body of high school sports in Texas has set a limit of 110 pitches per game, effective the 2017 season, to protect young arms from damage and reduce long-term injuries. But some baseball coaches wonder if the rule is too restrictive.

Oct 31, 2016

For Politicians, Personal Health Is Risky Territory

Admitting an illness can suggest a candidate is weak, and give ammunition to rivals.

Oct 23, 2016

Voter Registration Crush Renews Calls for Online Signup System

Texas counties spend a lot of time and money to register voters using paper forms. Some officials want the state to join the 31 others that allow voters to sign up online.

Oct 08, 2016

Texas A&M Researchers Working to Avert a Global Coffee Crisis

Climate change threatens one of the world’s most popular beverages and a crucial crop in some developing countries. The Texas researchers hope to create a coffee plant that can stand up to hotter temperatures.

Feb 23, 2016

Siri Gets Lost in Translation; Bats Invade the E.R.

Don’t bother trying to talk Texan to Siri; Kilgore hospital confronts some very unwanted admissions.

Feb 09, 2016

How Not to Get Hired; A Big-Cross Battle

A 30-year-old man applied for a job at a Taco Bueno in Kilgore. Then he allegedly stole a car in the parking lot after he left the restaurant, Fox News reported Feb. 4.

Jan 29, 2016

Eyes on Texas: Bat Fights and Brisket Lines in Austin

The Great Gray Lady has finally sunk her teeth into Franklin Barbecue. It took six years to break the story.

Oct 20, 2015

Learning Arabic Begins Early for Houston Magnet School Students

At Houston’s Arabic immersion school, 4- and 5-year-olds pick up one of the most difficult languages.

May 21, 2015

UT Law School Feeling the Squeeze of Falling Admissions

UT Law Class of 2017 has just 301 students — down 23 percent from 389 in 2010.

May 19, 2015

Austin’s Fragmented Music Industry Limits Local Labels’ Reach

The city, famous for its live music scene, lacks industry infrastructure.

May 19, 2015

Outgoing Coach Recalls Glory with Ford

On his last day at Texas, Rick Barnes remembers a 2001 game.

May 18, 2015

The Night UT Swimmers Lit the Tower Themselves

Head coach remembers a time when lighting the tower wasn’t a tradition.

May 17, 2015

One Guy on Your Head on Gas Prices and the Fickle Consumer

UT Professor Art Markman explains the quirks embedded in consumer behavior.

May 08, 2015

EoT: Conspiracy Theories and Cocaine Crunch

A military training exercise causes mayhem before it starts.

May 01, 2015

EoT: Nelson’s Pot and Party Politics

In his new biography, Willie Nelson tells about his rough start with marijuana.

Apr 24, 2015

EoT: Truancy and Turning the Other Cheek

More than 300 Texas students locked up in 2014.

Apr 17, 2015

EoT: Meet Rick Perry, the Medicare Candidate

Or dine with Ted Cruz — for $500K.

Apr 14, 2015

Nonprofit Group Unites around Food, Faith and Feral Hogs

Hogs for a Cause hunts hogs and gives away the meat to hungry people in Central Texas.