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Mar 17, 2024

UTPD is Moving This Semester

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) will relocate its headquarters to West Campus as part of its commitments to campus safety. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies since July 2007, UTPD boasts a comprehensive array of resources and services aimed at ensuring the safety and […]

Mar 17, 2024

Austinites Celebrate Black History Month by Educating Youth

AUSTIN, Texas – Children painted, danced, and created artwork during the final event of the George Washington Carver Museum’s Black History Month program.  The annual Black History Month Kids Day event took place Feb. 24 to educate young children on Black culture. More than 800 attendees including children, parents and grandparents celebrated Black history.  Faith […]

Mar 17, 2024

Ballet Austin Rehearses for World Premiere Performance of Poe / A Tale of Madness

AUSTIN, Texas – A new show reflecting the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe will premiere March 22. Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills choreographed “Poe / A Tale of Madness” to showcase the author’s troubled life of Poe.  “I think that dance is most effective when you can get to the metaphor of […]

Mar 17, 2024

UT Social Work Community Reacts to Planned Building Demolition

AUSTIN, Texas – The building currently home to the Steve Hicks School of Social Work will face a wrecking ball after this semester, as Texas Athletics plans construction of a new practice facility.  “I was surprised that they were taking down something that’s really important to the history of the university, but I was curious […]

Mar 17, 2024

Music America Strikes a Chord with Iconic Artifacts at LBJ Presidential Library

AUSTIN, Texas – The history of American music is now on display in the Live Music Capital of the World. The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music created “Music America,” a touring exhibit currently at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. Music America features iconic artifacts such as the boots Gene Autry’s widow […]

Mar 17, 2024

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Hosts Lunar New Year Celebration

AUSTIN, Texas — Lion dance performances, scrumptious treats, martial arts demonstrations and face painting attracted locals to Mozart’s Coffee Roasters on Feb. 24 for a Lunar New Year festival. Lunar New Year, a celebration across Asia, is a commemoration of the arrival of spring and the start of a new year based on the lunisolar […]

Mar 17, 2024

Cupid’s Undie Runners Drop Their Pants for Charity

AUSTIN, Texas — Around 150 people ran through the streets of Austin in February wearing nothing but their underwear to bring awareness to Neurofibromatosis. Cupid’s Undie Run benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF). Cupid’s Undie Run event director Meera Rajagopalan said the disease causes tumors […]

Mar 17, 2024

Central Texas Youth Breathe New Life Into State’s Nursing Industry

ROUND ROCK, Texas – Nearly 60 high school students were selected from across Central Texas to take part in the Nursing Academy at St. David’s School of Nursing last month, a program that aims to inspire prospective students to mitigate an ongoing crisis in the United States healthcare system. Coming from a family of medical […]

Dec 01, 2023

Reporting Texas TV – Nov. 30, 2023

Journalism students at the University of Texas produced their sixth and final newscast of the Fall 2023 semester on Nov. 30. Student journalists reported this week on the 15th UT Diwali festival, the 27th Empty Bowl Project, the 30th Austin Studio Tour, the 48th Junior League of Austin “A Christmas Affair” holiday market, and the […]

Dec 01, 2023

The Austin Studio Tour Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

AUSTIN, Texas – Hundreds of artists invited Austinites into their workshops and galleries to see their work during the annual Austin Studio Tour. Big Medium coordinates the tour and creates a virtual map of the city that shows participating artists. Organizers encourage residents to visit different galleries and workshops over three weekends in November. This […]

Dec 01, 2023

The Junior League of Austin Blasts Off the Holiday Season with A Christmas Affair 2023

AUSTIN, Texas – The 48th annual A Christmas Affair holiday market from Nov. 16-19 brought the spirit of giving to the Austin community. The four-day market is the Junior League of Austin’s (JLA) largest fundraiser benefiting three signature programs – Coats for Kids, Kids in Cool Shoes and Food in Tummies – and several nonprofit […]

Dec 01, 2023

Pottery Donations Keep Bowls from Going Empty this Holiday Season

AUSTIN, Texas – Local pottery studios donated more than 3,000 bowls to the Empty Bowl Project to help fight hunger in the community. The 27th year of the annual Empty Bowl Project took place Nov. 19 as a collaboration between the Central Texas Food Bank and Meals On Wheels to fund their kids programs. More […]

Dec 01, 2023

UT Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Lights

AUSTIN, Texas – Vibrant lights, Bollywood dancers, and melodic songs charged the atmosphere in front of the UT Tower on Nov. 15 for UT’s 15th annual Diwali event. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival that stems from a Hindu legend involving the hero Rama. The tradition is based on a major story in the Ramayana, […]

Nov 30, 2023

Texas Dominates Tech to Clinch a Trip to Big 12 Championship

AUSTIN, Texas – The Longhorns bid farewell to longtime rival Texas Tech with a 57-7 blowout during their last home game of the season. More than just a regular-season closer for Texas, this was a statement game as the Longhorns try to prove their case for a College Football Playoff spot.  The top four teams […]

Nov 20, 2023

Reporting Texas TV – Nov. 16, 2023

Journalism students at the University of Texas produced their fifth newscast of the Fall 2023 semester on Nov. 16. Student journalists reported this week on a Nov. 7 ballot proposition approved by voters to provide property tax emptions to daycares, annual Austin festivals celebrating books and queso, a showcase of Black student performers, and the […]

Nov 20, 2023

The End of Cedar Ridge’s Football Season means the End of a Father Son Duo

ROUND ROCK, Texas —The buzzer sounded at Kelly Reeves Stadium, marking the end of the game on Friday, Nov. 3, and tears began to flow for Cedar Ridge head coach Sam Robinson. The end of this game meant he coached his son for the final time. His son, Baran Robinson, had been on the two […]

Nov 17, 2023

Texas Voters Support Tax Exemption for Childcare Facilities

AUSTIN, Texas – Nearly two-thirds of Texans voted this month for Proposition 2, which exempts childcare facilities from paying property tax. Local governments must now decide if they will grant property tax relief. Proposition 2 states, “Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or […]

Nov 17, 2023

A Cheesy Competition Fights Food Insecurity

AUSTIN, Texas – The Central Texas Food Bank’s 12th annual Quesoff festival on Sunday at the Mohawk music hall featured unusual treats such as pink glitter queso and queso donuts. “It’s my two favorite Austin things, waiting in line and eating queso,” said Ryan Clark, a returning attendee. Twenty-eight chefs from across Austin competed to […]

Nov 17, 2023

Texas Book Festival Offers Diverse Literature and Panelists

AUSTIN, Texas – This year’s Texas Book Festival boasted hundreds of authors and sessions in its 28th year of operation. The festival took place Nov. 11-12 along Congress Ave. and attracted an estimated 50,000 attendees of all ages. “It’s always important to promote literacy and literature, it’s what [the festival] believes in wholeheartedly, connecting books […]

Nov 17, 2023

UT African American Culture Committee Highlights Black Talent

AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas African American Culture Committee (AACC) hosted its annual Culture Shock at Hogg Auditorium on Nov. 8. Performers took the stage in a Renaissance-themed talent show that centered on promoting Black culture. The show included five acts: two singers, a rapper, a poet and a Christian worship group. “I […]